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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.

Hands-On With Qualcomm's Snappy Snapdragon S4 Pro Tablet

We go beyond benchmarks to see just how Qualcomm's highly anticipated quad-core chip may change your tablet experience.

Five Thunderbolt Devices for Lightning-Fast Data Transfers

Looking to add some speed to your rig's storage gear? Thunderbolt is ready to take you to new heights.

Scouting Report: Google Nexus 7

Google’s Nexus 7 tablet is here, but the question is: Is this bargain 7-inch tablet the tablet you’ve been waiting for? Let’s dig into what it offers and find out.

Live Coverage: Microsoft Office 2013

Microsoft's Steve Ballmer will very likely announce a pivotal new version of his company's Office suite at an event in San Francisco Monday. Tune in right here for our live coverage at noon Pacific Time.

TechHive: NBC Goes for the Gold With Live Streaming Olympics App

NBC Sports rolls out two free mobile apps aimed at helping you enjoy the Olympic Games, either independently or on a second screen.

NBC goes for the gold with live streaming Olympics app

The broadcaster rolled out news apps for iOS and Android that will provide streaming access to every sport and will supplement broadcasts with highlights, schedules, and results. Melissa J. Perenson has a preview of what to expect.

Google Nexus 7 Tablet Review: Solid, but Not Revolutionary

The Nexus 7 does well in many areas, but its lack of expandability limits its scope.

Google Nexus 7 Could Heavily Impact Tablet Wars

Android still has a long way to go to best Apple's iPad. But the arrival of the Nexus 7--with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as its operating system--may shake up the tablet market.

Hands On With Google Nexus 7 Tablet

We found both plusses and minuses in our initial test drive of Google's lightweight, inexpensive tablet.

Liveblog: Google I/O Keynote Day 1

Will Google announce its own tablet this year? What surprises will the next version of Android bring? We'll deliver all the news from the Google I/O keynote presentation live.

Google I/O 2012: What to expect

Google's developer conference is happening this week in San Francisco and we'll be there to bring you the latest breaking news.

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 Review: Stylish, High-Performance Android Tablet

With its latest update, Asus raises the bar for Android tablet performance and design.

Windows Phone 8, Windows 8 Metro App Ecosystem Set to Grow

Analysis: If Microsoft truly fulfills its potential to unify platforms, that will give its operating systems a distinct edge and grant users a clear benefit.

Analysis: Surface signals tablet makers to step up their game

Melissa J. Perenson thinks the unveiling of Microsoft's Surface tablet this week should light a fire under other tablet makers to come out with more innovative designs for their products. And that's great for consumers.

How Microsoft Surface Tablets Compare in a Crowded Market

Analysis: The ARM-based Surface for Windows RT may compete with other tablets, but the Surface for Windows Pro will more likely go up against Ultrabooks.