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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.

Kindle Fire HD review: A big improvement from Amazon

Amazon's latest simplifies some aspects of using a tablet, but it falls short of the company's promise of being the best tablet at any price.

How to buy a tablet

Basic pointers for what to look for in a tablet.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD: Hands on

Amazon's second-generation Kindle Fire HD introduces the right mix of features, performance, and service integration to keep Amazon squarely in contention against Apple and full-bore Google Android tablets.

Hands on with Amazon's new Kindle e-readers

Amazon launched the Kindle Paperwhite and a lower-cost, spruced up $69 Kindle—and with these two models, the company redefines the e-reader market.

Live blog: Amazon's Kindle press event

We're on the scene at Amazon's big press event in Santa Monica, California, and live blogging now. Join us.

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Live Blog: Amazon press event

Will we see a new and improved Kindle Fire? Will Amazon find a way to reduce the price even further? Will traditional e-ink Kindles get a new an improved model? We'll have all the details live from Santa Monica.

Wireless power gears up, but it needs a single standard to succeed

Several wireless power initiatives are jockeying for position, and standards need to be sorted out before wire-free charging becomes the norm. Intel's new initiative could provide the jolt the market needs.

Samsung's pricing sets the stage for other Windows 8 tablets

Samsung became the first tablet maker to put a price tag on Windows 8 tablet with its Series 5 Slate and Series 7 Slate offerings. Samsung’s new tablets could offer a lot for your dollar, but they won't be priced to match the baseline iPad and Android tablets.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Review: The Pen Sets This Android Tablet Apart

With pen input and a highly customized version of Android 4.0, the Note 10.1 distinguishes itself in a crowded market.

The Best-Performing Android Tablets Today

Led by slates carrying Nvidia's Tegra 3 processor, Android tablets are highly competitive against Apple's iPad.

Live-Streaming the Olympics

We've logged the hours to find out the ups and downs of streaming the London Olympic Games.

How Microsoft Surface Stacks Up Against Its Tablet Competition

How do the specs for the upcoming Microsoft Surface for Windows RT and Surface for Windows Pro compare with the Apple iPad? Here's what we know.

Microsoft Surface RT vs. Surface Pro: Which Tablet Will You Want?

Will big-ticket apps be ready for the two different Surface models when they launch? Which version looks to be the better deal? And will Microsoft's radical gambit in producing its own tablet hardware succeed?

Microsoft Surface Tablet: Your Next Windows PC?

Redmond's upcoming Surface hardware feels stylish, fresh, and exciting. Apple's iPad finally gets some real competition.

Recording the Olympics in HD

You can capture the action from London 2012 to enjoy whenever you want, without having to live with the constraints of a DVR. Melissa J. Perenson walks you through what you'll need.