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Jason has written professionally about technology and video games for almost 20 years. His goal in life is to figure out how complicated technology works and explain it in a way anyone can understand.

Samsung N230 Netbook Promises 13.5 Hours of Battery Life

Thanks to an extended battery and some power optimizations, Samsung claims one of the longest-life netbooks yet.

HP Envy 14 Now Available for Order

HP's order page for its slickest laptop is finally up, but it'll cost you.

Does the iPhone 4 Really Have a "Retina Display"? (Updated)

A display expert chimes in on Apple's claims and finds that, though the display is undoubtedly excellent, its claims might be a little exaggerated.

Laptop vs. Netbook vs. Smartphone

Work, school, and play: Which portable computer is the do-everything device for you?

The Netbook You Need

Want a great netbook for video, music, and light gaming? Or a machine with all-day battery life? Or maybe just a cool companion PC on the cheap? Look no further: We’ve uncovered suitable netbooks for all sorts of users.

Why I Switched from iPhone to Android

I have loved using an Apple iPhone for the last three years, but last week I kicked it to the curb. Here’s why.

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Intel Launches Ultra-Low Voltage Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs

Intel promises better performance and battery life for ultra-thin laptops.

Best Places to Buy Tech

We shopped our way across the country--online and off--to see which retailer has the best selection, service, and prices for six types of tech gear.

Lenovo Introduces Media-Savvy IdeaPad Y560

A Lenovo laptop for consumers and, dare we say it, gamers?

iPad vs. Netbook: It's a Close Call

A netbook seems more capable than an iPad, but our hands-on testing shows that, in many situations, Apple’s tablet is the better choice.

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Alienware's M11x Gaming Laptop Is Easy to Take With You

In the M11x, gamers finally have a fully capable notebook that's easily portable and offers great battery life.

HP Mini 210: Inexpensive but Thoroughly Average in Every Way

Nothing particularly impressive nor disappointing distinguishes the HP Mini 210, but the price is right.

TiVo Premiere: Still the Best Way to Watch TV

The first major interface overhaul in over a decade cements TiVo’s reputation as the best DVR out there, but the up-front cost may be hard to swallow.Ja

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HP Mini 5102: A Good, but Expensive, Netbook for Business

The design of the HP Mini 5102 is great for business users, but the high price doesn't buy you extra performance.

Sony VAIO EB12FX/T: High Style Without the High Price

Sony's VAIO EB12FX/T gives you high style without the high price tag, but you give up some performance and battery life.