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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.

Liveblog: Windows Phone Developer Summit

Microsoft's conference is for phone developers, not consumers, but it promises to give us the first look at Windows Phone 8, code-named Apollo. We'll be live at the keynote.

Microsoft Surface Tablet: Initial Impressions

Redmond has spared no detail in reconsidering what a tablet can, and should, be.

Live! From Hollywood! It's Microsoft.

Melissa Perenson will be reporting for us live from Microsoft's event on Monday afternoon.

Microsoft's Mystery Tablet Event: Dawn of a New Microsoft?

If Microsoft announces a Windows 8 RT tablet today, the software giant may actually be trying to reposition itself in a whole new way for the post-PC era.

Microsoft Tablets: 5 Things We Want to See

Here are five concepts that Microsoft needs to apply to its tablets for the hardware to be competitive.

Live Update: Microsoft LA Event

The topic is still a mystery, but join us here at 3:30 p.m. PDT Monday, June 18 to add your speculation and hear the play-by-play report.

Why Microsoft Is Smart to Produce Its Own Tablet

Analysis: The software leader has produced its own hardware before, but never competing with the platforms that run Windows. It's time for that to change.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Nears, Now Up For Pre-order

The pen-capable tablet version of Samsung's phone/tablet surfaced on Amazon.

Acer Takes on Apple With Its High-Res Iconia Tab A700 Android Tablet

Jam-packed 10.1-inch model has more memory, and a lower price, than Apple's third-generation iPad.

Hands On With the Toshiba Excite 13

This jumbo tablet provides a unique handheld experience that's especially well suited to gaming and productivity.

Hands On With the Toshiba Excite 7.7 Android 4.0 Tablet

This lightweight tablet offers great design and a gorgeous AMOLED display.

What We Still Don't Know About Nvidia's Kai Tablet Platform

Nvidia reveals another morsel, but much remains unclear.

Acer Shows Off Windows 8 Tablets At Computex

The Iconia W510 offers a detachable clamshell keyboard dock, while the Iconia W700 is billed as a workhorse with eight hours of battery life.

Nvidia Kai Reference Design Aims to Make $199 Tablets Viable

In a year of disappointing releases, Nvidia hopes its reference design for an inexpensive tablet will be more capable than Amazon's Kindle Fire.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 10.1: What's Different

The latest Tab is now shipping, and here's a preview of how its stacks up in performance compared to its predecessor and rivals.