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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.

Amazon Kindle Fire Misfires

The Kindle Fire will appeal to those who buy books, videos, and music at Amazon, but it will frustrate those looking for a more versatile slate.


T-Mobile SpringBoard Review: Tablet Stands Apart With a Crisp Display, Light Weight

The stylish SpringBoard looks beautiful, but it has weak audio and a complex price scheme.


T-Mobile Launches SpringBoard, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Tablets

Two new tablets join T-Mobile's 4G tablet lineup, with pricing that utilizes the company's “down-payment” pricing plan.


First Impressions: Nook Tablet Is the Value Tablet to Beat

B&N's Nook Tablet is fast, has a dynamite display, and will give Kindle Fire and other value tablets a run for their money.


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.

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.