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Cheaper iPads and other things you may have missed this week

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple event as he introduces the new iPad as an image the device is projected on screen in San Francisco, California March 7, 2012.

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iPad for less

If the $499 price tag of an iPad 3 makes you cringe, why not try a refurbished model? The savings can be substantial and they come with a quality guarantee and warranty.

Dinner wars

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Is it possible to take the kids to a restaurant and not have it result in flying food, tear-stained faces and angry glares from other diners? Yes, just follow these 12 tips .

Plea for help

Considering a viral video by activist group Invisible Children was viewed more than 100 million times, the name Joseph Kony and his actions in Uganda are probably familiar to you. But the real "invisible children," according to many Ugandans, are those suffering from "nodding disease," an often fatal ailment with no cure. They're hoping there's room in the spotlight for this long-neglected problem.

Love for Anonymous

Think the Anonymous movement is nothing but a bunch of cyber terrorists? Think again, Jon Blanchard argues. Here he explains how he learned to admire the hacktivists.

Make way for Madonna

Commercial, for-profit activities have long been banned from the Plains of Abraham – unless your name is Madonna. The Material Girl has been granted an exception, and so the site of the epic 1759 clash between generals Montcalm and Wolfe will transform into a "giant dance floor." How much will Madonna pay for such a privilege? Nada. Too bad the fans don't get such a deal.

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