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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.

5 Features That Shouldn’t Die With the HP TouchPad and WebOS

Even the disappointing TouchPad tablet had a few positives, and some of them showcased the abilities of WebOS.

Fusion Garage Unveils Android-Compatible Grid10 Tablet

Analysis: A company rises from the ashes to take its second stab at a tablet, this time with its own Grid mobile operating system.

Acer Iconia Tab A100 Reinvents 7-Inch Tablets

Crammed with ports, this stylishly designed tablet is the first to ship with Android 3.2. We get a chance to play with it.


Are Seven-Inch Tablets the New Sweet Spot for Tablet Buyers?

Acer and HP are set to swell the ranks of 7-inch tablets with new offerings. Compact versions may be the next tablet battleground.

Tests Show HP TouchPad Update Falls Short

HP's first major firmware update does little to improve the overall performance and usability of the TouchPad.


Best E-Readers for Students

Why limit your reading to physical textbooks or a PC? Consider one of these e-readers for the upcoming school year.

Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Tablet Review: Rising Above the Android Tablet Fray

Lenovo’s first tablet has an appealing design and some unique and useful customizations to Android that distinguish it from the crowd.


The E-Readers of Summer: An Overview

You don't have to do all of your reading on a physical book or on a PC. Here's a look at the latest e-reader models.

Best E-Readers

Not all of your reading has to be done with a physical textbook or on a PC.

Borders Will Be Liquidated, Kobo To Continue Without Interruption

Borders, a minority investor in Kobo Books, will be shutting down all stores.


Sony's S1 and S2 Innovative Android Tablets: Detailed Look

Here is an up-close peek at Sony’s innovative S1 and S2 tablets for sale later this year.


Toshiba Thrive Review: A Tablet Edges Closer to the Ideal

The Thrive from Toshiba is the first tablet to fully harness the interoperable power of Android, but it falls short in some key design points.

Report: Amazon Tablet Set to Battle iPad in Fall

The contest between Apple's iPad and Amazon's entry should be the biggest gadget face-off of the year.


iRiver Story HD Review: First E-Reader Tied to Google's eBookstore Sometimes Frustrates

This e-reader offers a crisp, high-resolution display, but its chintzy design leaves much to be desired.