Gmail Goes Offline

Google says you’ll be able to read, label and compose mail in your browser even when you’re not connected to the Web.

Beta Watch: Zentact, Slacker for Phones, ScreenToaster

This month we look at a way to keep in touch with friends, an Internet radio service for cell phones, and a screen- and video-capture tool.

CES Audio Innovations Sound Sweet

From fixing the damage caused by compressing your music to creating true surround sound without wires or in headphones, audio companies showed off some rocking ideas for improving the sound quality of music and movies.


A Race Car Simulator That Costs Almost as Much as a Race Car

The Simcraft simulator costs $40,000, but it's about as close to racing as you can get without risking death or massive trauma.

Boxee: Open Source Connected TV

Free software puts content from Hulu, Netflix, Flickr, and other sources on your television.


Access Any USB Hard Drive from the Web with Pogoplug

Plug your hard drive or memory stick into the Pogoplug, register it, and you can access the content from anywhere.

TiVo’s Cool New Video Search

New system makes it easier to find content from different sources and to search in new ways.


Can Gunnar Glasses Keep Your Eyes from Stinging After Hours at the Computer?

Specially tinted, wrap around glasses are supposed to cure much of what ails eyes after staring at a computer screen.

SanDisk slotRadio Misses the Beat

The company's new MP3 player comes with tunes -- and lots of restrictions.


Beta Watch: Freckle, Qitera, Clerk Dogs

This month we look at an online billable-hours tracker, a visual bookmarking service, and a movie-recommendation service.

Mindjet MindManager 8

Solid mind-mapping application, but some new features are glitchy.

Technology for the Obscenely Wealthy

Planning on hitting the jackpot soon? From a gargantuan HDTV to your own flying car, here are nine new tech toys you'll want to decorate your life.


Beta Watch: Juice, EveryScape, Shoeboxed

This month we look at a Firefox 3 add-on that enhances searches, a Web service that takes you inside buildings, and an online manager for receipts and business cards.

Beta Watch

The beta sites this month include an online alternative to PowerPoint, a guide to Web video, and a birdwatcher's haven.

Sonos Zone Player 120

If you already have a multiroom digital music-streaming system, you don't have to replace it, but the Zone Player 120 is a nice choice for new buyers.