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CES 2012 Preview: Fast, Connected, and Ultra-Thin

The motto of this year's Consumer Electronics Show: You can't be too fast, too skinny or too connected. Beginning Tuesday, anorexic HDTVs and super-skinny laptops will vie for attention with accelerated WiFi devices and TVs that smartly connect to multiple devices simultaneously.

The Financial Upside to Buying Your Kid an iPad

How does this savvy business journalist justify buying a new iPad for an 11-year-old? Three ways that are educational, one way that's parental, and one -- believe it or not -- that's essentially financial.

Samsung Goes Thin in Its Laptop War With Apple

Samsung is out to boost its laptop sales by 80% this year, and key to that effort will be its supersvelte 9 Series notebook. Aimed directly at Apple's MacBook Air, the notebook is a move to refocus on high-end gear -- with a high-end price to match.

Apple's iPad 2 Will Be Faster, Smarter and Even Thinner

Apple is raising its game across the board with the iPad 2, offering faster processing speeds, more memory and a stronger graphics chip than the original iPad, The Wall Street Journal reports. The new iPad version is also expected to be lighter, thinner, and come with dual cameras.

Hitachi Plans IPO For Struggling Hard Drive Unit

Hitachi is preparing an IPO for its Global Storage Technologies unit, looking to finally rid itself of an unprofitable hard drive business that has been an albatross around its neck for years. In its announcement Tuesday, Hitachi said it will list the shares on either the NYSE or Nasdaq.

Apple Unveils New 2.3 Pound MacBook Air

Apple took a page from its iPad design book and dished up a new MacBook Air Wednesday, coming away with a super thin, lightweight notebook that has no hard drive.