This week on Coolness Roundup, Gizmodo's Charlie White and Sci Fi Tech's Stephen Schleicher talk about when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em—offering advice about when you should buy new gadgets and when you might want to fix up those you already have. Get these tips, along with the Rapid-Fire Roundup of Cool Products and more, all on Coolness Roundup, a free netcast on iTunes, or you can download it directly from the show's official website. [Coolness Roundup]
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