CNET Scan & Shop app Video
This holiday shopping season, you may start to notice more and more retail stores that feature Google Wallet readers and other high-tech scanning devices at the cash registers. It's a new way to pay for your purchases using your smartphone, eliminating the need to whip out your wallet. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports.
This week on the CNET Tech Review, Gateway and Logitech earn Editors' Choice Awards; Frash puts Flash on your iPad; Prizmo scans text into your iPhone; and don't bother learning how to pronounce Eton Soulra.
CNET TechTracker is a free application from CNET that helps keep the software on your computer up-to-date and secure. TechTracker works by scanning the software installed on your computer and alerting you when updates are available. Keeping software up-to-date is important because updates often contain patches that make your computer more secure and new features that make your software better.
A bargain-hunter's dream, Shop Savvy Barcode Scanner lets you scan any barcode and find the lowest prices for a product both online and from nearby retailers. And it offers up shipping promos, coupon codes, rebates, and weekend sales for even more savings.
Learn about the benefits of progressive scan and the quality of your HDTV picture from Editor at Large Brian Cooley.
The AVADirect shopping experience can be daunting, but for the tech-savvy buyer willing to navigate the many options available for this system, you'll find that AVADirect's Custom Gaming PC is competently built, with options for blazing fast overclocking, all at an attractive price.
If you're shopping for a very basic cell phone, you'll find the Samsung Contour comfortable and user-friendly.
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CNET Labs Editor Joseph Kaminksi is filling in for Jeff today, who's on staycation all week in New Jersey. As usual, Joseph aka OZONE brings us a handful of stories from the tech world to discuss, including a study showing Internet Explorer users have a lower IQ, a CPR site that lets you touch chests with no legal repercussions, and a Web app that calculates exactly how much time you'll spend in jail for your crime!