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Technophiles got a double dose of high-tech wizardry at two of the year's biggest trade shows

From a cell phone with a built-in TV to a classic bit of trade-showmanship by Apple's Steve Jobs, tech buffs had plenty to buzz about last week. At Macworld Expo in San Francisco, a long-overdue Mac operating system drew only polite applause and new PowerBooks rumored to be ready never debuted, but Jobs brought loyalists to their feet with an offhand remark that he will drop "interim" from his title and be the permanent iCEO (i for Internet). Meanwhile, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the throngs seemed almost as mesmerized by the cafeteria's curly fries as they were...

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