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 News: Tech Minute: Tips to conserve your laptop's battery | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 61

There are simple steps you can take to extend your laptop's battery life, such as lowering your screen brightness and turning off the backlit keyboard. CNET's Kara Tsuboi has more battery saving tips in this Tech Minute.

 News: How two apps are keeping people connected | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 171

More sites are figuring out ways to reach out to communities. The Neighborhood Watch is not only your local gathering for neighbors, but now is an app, and Nextdoor helps communities get to know each other better. Find out more about how these two apps help people come together using technology.

 News: Avegant Virtual Retinal Display: Prototype hands-on | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 328

Move over, Oculus Rift: Avegant's next-gen "virtual retinal display" projects images directly into your eyeballs. CNET's Tim Stevens checks out the prototype, and gets all the details from Avegant CEO Ed Tang.

 News: Can a Nest smoke detector be as exciting as the iPod? | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 312

Nest Labs, founded by the man dubbed the "father of the iPod," has found a way to get into your home in addition to its thermostat: a $129 smoke and carbon monoxide detector called Nest Protect. CNET's Paul Sloan sat down with Nest CEO Tony Fadell to find out how the two devices work together, what he learned at Apple, and his vision for the connected home.

 News: First FDA-approved bionic eye ready for commercial launch in US | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 148

After more than 20 years in the making, the world's first FDA-approved bionic eye will soon be launching commercially in the United States. The device could help the tens of thousands of people who suffer from a rare, degenerative eye disease. CNET's Sumi Das explains how the Argus II device works to bring light into the darkness.

 News: Tech Minute: Best Consumer Breathalyzers | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 61

An estimated 10,000 people die every year in the US due to drunken driving related accidents. If you've enjoyed a few alcoholic beverages and want to know where your blood alcohol level stands, turn to technology. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on some of the best consumer breathalyzers on the market.

 News: It is now safe to turn on and leave on your electronic devices | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 130

Buckle your seatbelt, make sure your seats are upright, and power off all electronics. That last part could soon be changing. The FAA is on the verge of easing its restrictions on when passengers can use their tablets, e-readers, iPods and smart phones. CNET's Sumi Das explains how planes and technology have change, alleviating safety concerns and putting pressure on the FAA to update its ban.

 News: Tech Minute: Tips to conserve your smartphone battery life | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 63

You don't want to get stuck with a low smartphone battery. Whether you're on vacation, in the boardroom, or just at your kid's swim meet, a dead battery does you and your phone no good. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on some handy tips to conserve battery life if you don't have access to a charger.

 News: MLB tests Apple's iBeacon at Citi Field | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 97

Next year, Bluetooth beacons will be installed in baseball stadiums to send messages to iPhone owners using the "At the Ballpark" app. CNET's Bridget Carey gets a demo of the new technology at Citi Field in New York.

 News: Fitwall uses tech to create a complete workout | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 100

Could the next fitness craze involve climbing what looks like a heavy-duty magazine rack? A new exercise regimen incorporates technology to help coaches find your fitness sweet spot.

 News: Interview: Panos Panay | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 368

CNET's Tim Stevens interviews Microsoft's Panos Panay to discover the design philosophy behind the new and improved Surface 2 tablets.

 News: Light 'em up! Behind-the-scenes with fireworks pros | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 138

Fireworks shows are getting more elaborate with intricate designs and meticulously timed explosions. At the Oakland A's "Star Wars"-themed fireworks show by California-based Pyro Spectacular, CNET's Daniel Terdiman embraces his inner pyro for a behind-the-scenes look at the setup for these awesome displays.

 News: Tech Minute: How to create an Amazon Universal Wish List | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 64

Whether for a birthday, the holidays, a wedding or baby shower, it's convenient to create a gift wish-list so friends and family know exactly what to give you. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi provides some simple tips for how to create a wish list across multiple websites thanks to a few tricks on Amazon.

 News: Why, oh, why wait in line for a new iPhone? | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 115

They could have ordered it online. They could have stayed home. They could have slept in the comfort of their own beds. But instead, hundreds of people lined up outside Apple stores around the world to get the new iPhone 5C and 5S. Meet the people who were first in line in Sydney, London, and San Francisco.

 News: What it took to get a gold iPhone 5S on the first day | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 80

Hundreds of people lined up outside the San Francisco Apple store to be among the first to get their hands on the iPhone 5S, but only a lucky few were able to get the coveted gold iPhone. Apple handed out cards to buyers waiting in line that designated which iPhone they wanted, but workers ran out of the gold cards within the first hundred people.

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