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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.

Google Spills the Details on Tablet OS, Honeycomb

Completely redesigned interface, new developer controls highlight a more user-friendly Android that’s optimized for tablets.


Dell Streak 7: Solid Design, Mediocre Display

This Android-based tablet sports an elegant design, but it disappoints in many other areas.


Dell Streak 7 Gets Aggressive Pricing, Imminent Release

T-Mobile reveals its plans for its first HSPA+-capable Android tablet.


Amazon Kindle Book Sales Soar

Online retailer reports sales of its digital e-books has outstripped those of traditional paperbacks.


Today's Best GPS Devices

GPS navigation devices can make trips easier, but shopping for one can be a headache. We offer some pointers on what to look for.

Swiftpoint Mouse Offers Easy Scrolling

The Swiftpoint Mouse boasts an innovative design and one of the most versatile scrolling mechanisms we've seen, but the required finger position--similar to the grip of a pen--may be uncomfortable for long-term use.

Tablet Revolution Reality Check

Analysis: We've seen a lot of tablets introduced recently, but let's step back a moment and ponder what's really happening here as tablets move into the mainstream.


Fujitsu Shows Windows 7-based Tablet

The company is planning to expand tablet offerings in 2011, starting with a slate that runs Windows 7 Professional.

CES Tablets: A Revolution in Computing

You'll probably be using a tablet soon. Check out some we saw at CES that caught our attention.

Hands On With the StreamTV Elocity A10

Though still a pre-production model, the Elocity A10 tablet certainly caught our attention.


Hands On With RIM’s PlayBook

Balanced weight and easy navigation make this device stand out, but it’s clearly made for the BlackBerry universe.

Kno Shows Off Slate Aimed at Students

Tablet newcomer Kno showcased its slate technology, and its direction, at CES 2011.


Speedy USB 3.0 Spec Quickly Becomes a Consumer Reality

Expect parity in pricing with USB 2.0 and for USB 3.0 everywhere in 2011.

Blu-ray Continues To Thrive, In Spite Of Streaming Threat

New information from the Blu-ray Disc Association, Digital Entertainment Group, indicates healthy growth for disc format.


Galaxy Tab Gets 4G

Samsung's flagship Android tablet will soon get Verizon's speedy 4G LTE wireless broadband service.