Apple has sent out invitations to a March 7 event, which many tech enthusiasts suspect will be the announcement of the iPad 3 tablet computer . The invite taunts that its announcement next week will be “something…to see” as well as “touch,” leading much speculation of an unveiling of the successor to Apple’s iPad 2 —a Recommended model in Consumer Reports’ Ratings of tablets > But, could there be something more, such as a new Apple TV?

The snow hasn’t been piling up like it did last season, but there have been several weather events that have caused power outages and other problems across the country. Witness this morning’s tornadoes that tore through parts of the Midwest. When such things happen, it’s good to have a generator at the ready

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For years, e-reading enthusiasts have awaited the first commercially available color e-book reader that promises to run for days or even weeks on a charge, just as black-and-white e-readers do. Now the Ectaco JetBook, priced at a whopping $500, has arrived. Our testers checked out its screen, and alas, the long wait hasn’t been rewarded by a fine performer

For the 12th year in a row, identity theft topped the annual tally of consumer complaints received by the Federal Trade Commission, according to the agency’s Sentinel report for 2011.

Telecom giant AT&T is considering a plan to shift the cost of data usage from app users to app developers, according to the Wall Street Journal. The proposed plan would ostensibly free subscribers from worrying about hitting the monthly limit on their data plans when using apps that require heavy data usage, such as streaming audio or video. But the proposed plan has some consumer advocates concerned, as it may also have the effect of stifling innovation on the part of developers.

MWC 2012: Three new Samsung tablets on the way

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Samsung announced three new tablets during the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona: The Galaxy Tab 2 will be available in two sizes, 7 inches and 10.1 inches, and the Galaxy Note 10.1 is a jumbo version of the (already large) Galaxy Note smart phone . The launch of the new Galaxy Tab models comes not long after the company launched the Galaxy Tab Plus .

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People want to control how and what they share on social network sites, and the number of users pruning information from our profiles has increased, a new study by the Pew Research Center shows. Some two-thirds of U.S.