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Do you like technology, but always feel lost or bored when tech blogs start talking about processor speeds and screen resolutions? Do you just want to know which one to buy and how to use it? This was why we created gdgt Central, a tech blog that wasn't like o... READ THE FULL STORY

Is it time for an Apple game console?

With all of the Apple buzz lately, you may be wondering if the company has anything else up its collective sleeves. It seems pretty likely. After all, what's next, once a company already has a strong presence in categories like desktops, laptops, tablets, phon... READ THE FULL STORY

Does GameStop have a future?

As the next generation of consoles nears their respective release dates, the push toward digital distribution of video games becomes more obvious. As Sony and Microsoft struggle to match Steam's wildly popular platform, the traditional notion of a video game s... READ THE FULL STORY

Your fingers will most likely be safe with Touch ID

With the iPhone 5s coming out this Friday some skeptics have wondered if the new fingerprint sensor will lead to a rise in gruesome crimes -- fingers getting chopped off by thieves so they can steal your phone and unlock it, too. While it's hard to imagine tha... READ THE FULL STORY

Double your monitors for double the fun

If you've ever walked into someone's office where they had more than one monitor set up for their computer, you may have asked, "Why?" Extra monitors can come across as geeky and a bit extravagant. But, if used properly, they can be a huge benefit.... READ THE FULL STORY

Your Android phone may be less secure than an iPhone

An internal memo put out by the Department of Homeland Security claims that Android phones are far more susceptible to malware attacks when compared to other smartphones. By stark contrast, iOS only accounted for a fraction of a percent of malware attacks. ... READ THE FULL STORY

Why can't your 12-year-old have a Facebook account?

Anyone who's ever watched any news report or crime show has probably been told about how dangerous the Internet can be for children. So what should you do when your child wants a Facebook account? There's more options than you think...including a simple, legal... READ THE FULL STORY

Do gaming handhelds have a future?

Chances are, if you own a phone, even if it's not a smartphone, you've probably played the games on it. Maybe out of curiosity or boredom, but you've tapped away on a keypad or a touchscreen, passing the time with them because you find them fun, or at least i... READ THE FULL STORY

Death keeps the typewriter alive

Even though computers have long since supplanted them as the typing tool of choice, and even though some claim that print is a dying medium, typewriters are still around -- just not where you'd expect. ... READ THE FULL STORY

Getting to know your headphones

On-ear, over-ear, noise-canceling, and in-ear monitors are terms you may have seen thrown around when reading about headphones. They may not make a lot of sense at first, but they are actually pretty easy to understand, each offers its own benefits. We're he... READ THE FULL STORY