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Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008

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Growth in digital music sales slows
Sales of digital music are continuing to rise. But the rate of increase is slowing. MP3 players and gift cards remain popular presents. However, the music industry is nervous. It expects modest sales growth.

Are LPs making a resurgence?
LP sales are rising, bucking the music industry’s decline. Fans claim vinyl offers a richer sound. Do you miss vinyl? Do you still listen to your old LPs? Sound off on my Message Board.

HDTV prices on a downward spiral
Every year, the prices of high-definition televisions drop. This year is no different. In fact, TV prices are at their lowest ever. Large screen sets are well below $1,000. And prices could go even lower.

MySpace launches mobile video
MySpace is making videos available for viewing on phones. Members can watch their videos or those of friends. The videos can’t be downloaded yet. That means they won’t play on the iPhone.

Researchers devise body-swap illusion
Researchers have devised a way to create a body-swap illusion. Volunteers were tricked into believing a mannequin’s body was theirs. Cameras and head-mounted displays were used.

Xbox 360 beat PS3 on Black Friday
Sales of the Xbox 360 jumped 25 percent on Black Friday. It outpaced Sony’s PlayStation 3 three to one. Why? Hot new games, Microsoft says. Is the Xbox 360 right for you? My guide will help you decide!

Apple: Antivirus not necessary
Apple has backtracked on its recommendation that Mac users install antivirus software. It says its computers are safe out of the box. But Apple says antivirus software will provide additional protection.

Many charged over online comments
A man faces criminal libel charges over comments posted on Craigslist. J.P. Weichel posted disparaging remarks about a former lover. Such criminal charges are unusual; libel is generally a civil charge.

Give Some Credit to the Holiday Meal Director This Year!

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Video of the Day: Christmas has the best decorations. But as always, someone has to take it a step further. And the results are awesome.

Digital Minute, on your radio: Who doesn't love cute, fluffy puppies? One new Web site should be thanking it's lucky stars for puppies!

Free Download of the Day: The Start menu is a great tool. But for many people, it could be improved. This program does just that.

Tip on the site: Many programs can edit photos. However, removing the background completely is another matter. Don't worry! I can help.

There's more below, but first a word from us...

A Holiday Bottle Stopper That Will Lift Up Your Spirits!

• A great Christmas gifts for any wine lover
• Quality design with a ridged rubber seal
• Includes a gift box

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Using Vista’s handwriting recognition tool
Do your hands hurt after a long day of typing? Then you should consider an alternate means of entering data. Vista has you covered! My handy tip will help you set up Vista’s handwriting recognition tool.

Sites help you get your finances in order
Times are tough, and the holiday season is upon us. So, now is the perfect time to take a look at your finances. Check my money-saving column for help getting your finances in order!

See you tomorrow !
Kim :)

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