My Best Tech Gift Ever: Beatles catalog on a USB key

This USB key brimming with Beatles songs made CNET editor Dan Ackerman very happy.

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Every day this week, a different CNET writer or editor will recall a tech or geek-centric present that left a mark. Read past stories by Eric Mack, Jeff Sparkman, and Jay Greene, and look for another installment tomorrow at midnight PT.

Maybe it’s because I’m surrounded by this stuff every day, but traditional technology gifts tend to leave me cold. Even the memories of unwrapping game consoles or that first yellow Sports model Sony Walkman don’t stand out in a best-gift-ever sort of way.

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Instead, I turn to a more recent holiday gift, one that combines technology and art, importantly using the former in service of the latter.

In 2009, right on the heels of a pair of remastered CD box sets, the entire Beatles catalog was officially … [Read more]

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