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  1. Harry Potter and the unlikely sequel

    When Erica Villani, of Hammonton, finished reading “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” in 2007, she cried.
  2. Local 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' release parties

    "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" is the newest book to be released in the Harry Potter world, coming out to the world on Saturday. 
  3. Linwood recording studio marrying music, art

    A Linwood home to musicians has opened its doors — and its walls — to artists of a different kind.

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Top games: 'Call of Duty: Black Ops' continues reign atop chart

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Tech Review: Nifty scanner eases farewell to paper

NEW YORK - Here's where the iPad has gotten me: I'm sitting with an old book in one hand and a utility knife in the other. My plan is to make the two meet, by cutting up the book and feeding the pages through a scanner.

Game Review: New 'Assassin's Creed' a worthy sequel

Following a widely popular title such as "Assassin's Creed II" in a year's time inevitably leads to murmured worries about whether a company is trying to rush out a sequel or repackage what should be add-on content as a new game.

'Epic Mickey' channels Disney history

GLENDALE, Calif. - When veteran video game designer Warren Spector spots a pamphlet for a never-erected extension of Disneyland's Main Street U.S.A. inside the Walt Disney Co.'s archive vault, his eyes seem as if they want to burst out of their sockets through his oval-shaped glasses. The expression is not unlike the cartoons that power his geeky enthusiasm.

Top games: 'Call of Duty: Black Ops' the top-renting title at U.S. Blockbuster stores

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Tech Review: Samsung's Galaxy Tab a glorified smart phone, minus the phone

Hold on to your touch screens. The first serious competitor to Apple's iPad has arrived.

Game Review: Cold War gets reheated in 'Call of Duty: Black Ops'

Activision's "Call of Duty" series has become such a global phenomenon the controversies surrounding each release are more interesting than the games themselves. The latest edition has even drawn the wrath of the Cuban government, thanks to a mission based on an attempt to assassinate a young Fidel Castro.

Top games: 'Call of Duty: Black Ops' dominates

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Web browser pioneer Marc Andreesen backs new way to surf Internet

SAN FRANCISCO - The Web has changed a lot since Marc Andreessen revolutionized the Internet with the introduction of his Netscape browser in the mid-1990s. That's why he's betting people are ready to try a different Web-surfing technique on a new browser called RockMelt.

Ambitious, gonzo Web series 'Backwash' mixes mania, celeb cameos

NEW YORK - Like a lot of Web series fighting for eyeballs in the diffuse world of online entertainment, Crackle's new "Backwash" hopes to entice viewers with big names usually beamed out on bigger screens.

Kinect: Microsoft promises tech that learns you

"Technology," says Microsoft's Alex Kipman, "is making us less human."

Gaming Review: Kinect motion-sensing system impresses

There are a lot of futuristic things we're still waiting on: jet packs for the entire family, self-driving cars and time-travel, to name a few. But one new, pretty darn amazing bit of technology has finally come to fruition, thanks to the folks at Microsoft.

Top games: 'The Force Unleased II' powers to top of rental chart

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Game Review: Epic adventure, acidic wit on display in 'Fable III'

Peter Molyneux has long been one of the more ambitious developers in the video-game industry. His first big hit, 1989's "Populous," let you play God - and in the years since, his games have gotten only slightly less grandiose.

'Call of Duty: Black Ops' expands protagonist's role

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - You awaken in a tiled room, strapped to a chair, hooked up to an intravenous drip and surrounded by TV monitors broadcasting images of numbers and your grizzled face. You're being interrogated by a shadowy figure from behind a glass wall who issues a stinging charge of electricity each time you brazenly dismiss his questions.

Tech Review: New MacBook Airs remain skinny on power

NEW YORK - The first MacBook Air laptop hit the catwalk in 2008 as an elegant but somewhat impractical statement about how far Apple would go to make the thinnest laptop ever. It wasn't very powerful, had a short battery life and started with a nosebleed price tag of $1,800.

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A Walkman obit: Remembering the portable player

NEW YORK - The Walkman, the Sony cassette device that forever changed music listening before becoming outdated by digital MP3 players and iPods, has died. It was 31 years old.

Game Reviews: 'Rock Band 3,' 'DJ Hero 2' hit right notes; 'Warriors of Rock' stumbles

I've spent so much time playing "Rock Band" and "Guitar Hero" during the past five years that, by now, I ought to be able to give Eric Clapton a run for his money.

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