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Melissa lives the tech-driven life she writes about. She's always on the hunt for the next gadget that will wow us with its design.

HP Slate 2: A Light Refresh For Biz-centric Windows 7 Tablet

With its sights set on business users, HP updates last year’s Slate 500 to the HP Slate 2.

Highlights from Japan and the CEATEC Show

Here’s a handful of the eye-catching products and technologies on display at the CEATEC consumer electronics show in Tokyo and in shops in Akihabara, Tokyo’s technology center.

How Steve Jobs Changed Mobility

Analysis: The Apple leader's influence on technology is clear; but he also altered forever our expectations about when and where we use our gadgets.


Amazon Kindle Fire First Impressions: Solid but Limited

Following extended eyes-on time, here are a few thoughts on where Amazon's new Kindle Fire fits into the tablet landscape.

Visual Tour: Toshiba's New Thrive 7” Tablet

The Thrive 7", the newest member of the Toshiba tablet family, will be out in December. Let's examine some of its features.


Hands On With the 7-Inch Toshiba Thrive

The compact and light Toshiba Thrive 7" offers a bright display and a good set of connections.

Asus Eee Pad Slider SL101 Review: A Tablet With a Keyboard Inside

This tablet stands out in a crowded field, thanks to its innovative slide-out keyboard.


Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Tablet Available for Pre-Order; Ships Oct. 2

With an 8.9-inch display, the latest offering in Samsung’s Android-based tablet family features a svelte profile and uses the company’s custom TouchWiz UX software.


The One Thing Amazon Must Get Right With Its Kindle Tablet

Amazon's Kindle tablet will rival the iPad and the rest of the industry if it gets one big thing right.


Vizio Tablet VTAB1008 Review: A Pleasant Surprise at a Value Price

A fresh Android 2.3 interface and built-in remote control features highlight this $330 tablet.


Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet Review: A Tablet That Means Business

Ports and software distinguish this tablet, which holds appeal for nonbusiness users, too.

Why Windows 8 on ARM Matters

How system-on-chip designs may change mobile computing.


Windows 8 on ARM Processors: Three Working Tablet Demos

Nvidia, Qualcomm, and Texas Instruments all showed working tablet prototypes at the BUILD Windows 8 conference. When do consumers get to vote?

Windows 8 Will Natively Support USB 3.0 and Mobile Broadband Modems

In addition to adding new drivers, the new OS changes the way they look and behave.

Windows 8 Tablet: Hands On

The first Windows 8 tablet, the Samsung 700T, arrives--at least for developers. What can we learn from it?