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  • /*Verizon*/ communication's broadband subscribers may soon get free Internet access outside their homes. Verizon is reportedly planning to offer its home broadband customers free Wi-Fi access at hotspots all over the country.

    The phone giant will partner with Boingo a company with a network of more than 100,000 Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide. Details are still being worked out, such as whether the free access will be regional or nationwide. The service may launch as soon as this summer.

  • /*Energizer*/ has announced a new charger for the /*Nintendo Wii*/'s remote controls. The "Wii-mote induction charging system" looks a bit like a portable phone charger. The best part about it is that you don't have to take the silicone skins off the remotes to power them up. It goes on sale this month for about $50.

  • /*Sony*/ is releasing a new line of LCD TVs this summer with innovative Technology to help cut your energy bill. The Bravia series will include a feature called "presence sensor" that automatically turns the TV off when no one is in the room after a pre-set amount of time. When the sensor detects you've returned, the TV turns itself back on. This technology will be available on three models: 52, 46 and 40 inches.

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