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With 170 Android devices now on the market, smartphone makers are looking to stand out. The latest trend? Quirky features that go after very specific niches.

LG Optimus 3D

Gimmick: 3D

The LG Optimus 3D is the first 3D smartphone, and, as if it needed one, it comes with a kicker: you don't need glasses to see the 3D effect. The Optimus 3D also allows you to take 3D photos and videos.

Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn says shoppers are still lining up to buy hot products like the iPad and new video games.

It passed Dell: Now what?

After winning a bloody war with Dell for dominance over PCs, Hewlett-Packard hasn't enjoyed much of a peace dividend.

The battleground is already shifting. Consumer hardware sales are slowing. The real money is in long-term contracts to help corporations set up and manage computer networks.

Paul Sherman, general manger of Peoria, Ill.-based Sherman's, was thinking one day how boring a baseball game would be if only the umpires and coaches were allowed to keep score, while the fans in the seats were left in the dark.

You know you're onto something when you outline your vision for a whole new retailing experience and 20 minutes later the country's chief technology officer tells a crowd he wants to use portions of it to improve government services.

The alleged plot by a group of six terrorists to murder soldiers at Fort Dix in New Jersey was broken up due in part to the efforts of a quick-thinking employee at a Circuit City store in southern New Jersey. The employee noticed suspicious activity on a videotape submitted by the terrorists for DVD conversion, and subsequently alerted authorities, according the government’s complaint. According to the government’s official complaint (United States of America v. Dritan Duka) the members of the cell had videotaped their practice sessions, which consisted of the defendants shooting assault weapons, while making verbal references to jihad. In late January

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