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Tech Lab

In time for the holidays, the year’s best gadgets


It’s been a great year for tablets, and not just for iPads. Yes, Apple Inc. continues to dominate. The newest full-sized iPad came with better cameras, a sharper screen, and a faster processor, with the same starting price of $499. Its follow-up, the downsized iPad mini is an even better value for money. It runs all the same apps, but is lighter, easier to handle, and starts at $329.

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