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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.

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.

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.

Barnes & Noble Reveals New Nook E-Reader

E-Ink-only screen and competitive price highlight this new reader.

Kobo Unveils Touch Screen E-reader for $130, Drops Price of Wireless Model to $100

An E-Ink e-reader with a touch screen display finally becomes comparatively affordable.

Seagate GoFlex Satellite: A Wireless Hard-Drive Tablet Companion

This first-of-its-kind portable hard drive is designed to interact with mobile devices, but using the associated iOS app is unsatisfying.

Intel Ups the Warranty On Its Latest 320 SSD Series

Company increases its warranty on SSDs to five years, under certain usage circumstances.

Hands-On With Google's Android 3.1 Update

Image rendering gets fixed, and widgets can be resized. But there's still room for improvement.

HTC Flyer: First Impressions

The HTC Flyer comes to U.S. shores next week-and it makes a strong case for the 7-inch tablet, just not at its price.

Android 3.1 Update Coming in June to Acer, Asus, and T-Mobile Tablets

The operating system update announced at Google I/O gets a timeline for other Honeycomb tablets.

Microsoft Buys Skype, New Android Versions, and the Scoop From Google I/O on PCWorld Podcast #113

Learn about Android Ice Cream Sandwich, as well what it's like to use Google Music Beta, and what we think of Android @Home. And what will Microsoft do with Skype?

Hands On With the Samsung Chromebook Series 5

Google took the wraps off its plans for Chromebook laptops at its keynote--and Samsung showed off its Chromebook in an equally grand unveiling. Here’s a little more on what to expect from the first Chrome OS laptop.