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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.

Testing Tablet Displays and The Future of Digital Photography On PCWorld Podcast #118

We talk the dark side of tablet displays and the potential for Lytro's "light field" digital camera technology to revolutionize digital photography in this week's episode of the PCWorld Podcast.


Apple iPad 2 Display Ranks the Best in Face-Off Against Android Hordes

Testing shows that the Apple iPad 2 surpasses other contenders in display quality, but it still has room for improvement.

G-Tech G-Connect Provides Wireless Portable Storage and Network Access Point

New hard drive uses Wi-Fi to connect to tablets, smartphones, and laptops.

What to Look Forward to in the Toshiba Thrive Android Tablet

We go hands-on with Toshiba’s soon-to-ship tablet to tell you why it’s worth your attention.


Panasonic Reveals Ruggedized Android Tablet

Company bolsters its Toughbook line with the latest Android tablet announced for this year.


Kobo eReader Touch Edition: Inexpensive Touchscreen E-Reader Makes Few Concessions

This lightweight e-reader is Kobo's most competitive offering to date.


The Tablet Specs That Matter

You want a tablet that's responsive and looks great. Here's how to find one.


The Storage Specs That Matter

Don't know what "no-touch ramp load technology" is? Don't worry. There are only a few things that are really important when you're choosing a hard drive or NAS device and they're pretty easy to understand.

HP TouchPad Release Date Revealed on Amazon, Later Than Expected

Speculation mounts as we head into the summer of HP's expected TouchPad debut, with snippets on Amazon and OfficeMax indicating a mid-July launch.


Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi: A Worthy Rival to the iPad 2

Samsung's new flagship tablet distinguishes itself with a svelte design and a bright, albeit oversaturated display.


With iOS 5, Apple Mostly Plays Catch-Up

Few of the new features in Apple’s upcoming mobile OS upgrade are revolutionary and many are similar to components of Android.


Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Adds Touchscreen, Improves Interface

The latest-generation Nook offers a dramatically improved design, interface, and reading experience on a monochrome E-Ink screen.


Mobile Accessories for Your Tablet

Pick one of these gadgets to accompany your shiny new tablet and your on-the-go lifestyle.


Amazon Faces New Challenges, Introduces Lower-Cost 3G Kindle

Company stealthily releases 3G Kindle With Special Offers, at a time when it faces mounting pressure from competing e-readers.


Hands-On With New Barnes & Noble Nook

New Nook challenges Amazon's Kindle with its simplicity, light weight and snappy, monochrome display.