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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.

Huawei's MediaPad 10 Tablet Shown at CTIA 2012

This tablet, which we first saw in February, still has a lot to like, but it's not shipping soon.

AT&T Enters Home Automation Fray

AT&T's new home automation system, due in trials this summer, will rely on smartphones, tablets, and AT&T for access.

CTIA 2012 Preview: New Phones, More Debate Over Spectrum

CTIA 2012, the big U.S. mobile phone and tablet show, kicks off Monday. Will a few very hot LTE phones make their debut?

Tablet Face-Off: Budget Models From Acer and Asus vs. Apple's iPad 2

The Apple iPad 2 and the Asus Transformer Pad TF300 are highly competitive, but the Acer Iconia Tab A200 falls behind.

TechHive: Reality Check: How E-Readers Can Fight to Stay Alive

The e-reader is one of those rare niche gadgets that can and should have a place in our tech lives.

Reality Check: How e-readers can fight to stay alive

As tablets continue their march to world domination, the venerable single-purpose e-reader is suddenly faced with redefining its niche as the premier reading gadget in a multipurpose world.

Is the future a toaster fridge or a toaster oven?

Dan Frakes and Melissa J. Perenson discuss the future of tablet/laptop convergence. We thought they were going to fight, but they actually sort of, kind of agree?

Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight Ships Early

Barnes & Noble gets a jump start on shipping its illuminated new e-reader to customers who pre-ordered the device, and warns of strong demand.

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight Review: An E-Reader That Truly Lets You Read Anywhere

The addition of an LED light source turns the Nook Simple Touch into the must-have e-reader for bookworms.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Review: A Low-Cost, Full-Featured Android Tablet

Android 4.0 and useful features such as a built-in infrared port highlight this 7-inch value-tablet standout.

Asus Transformer Pad TF300 Review: Value Tablet Delivers A Solid, But Mixed, Experience

This Android 4.0 tablet packs plenty of storage, but it makes a few sacrifices to achieve its value price.

Toshiba Excite 10 LE Review: Lightweight Tablet, Unfortunate Display

This is the lightest 10-inch-size tablet on the market so far, but its sluggish performance and disappointing display mar the experience.

Microsoft Windows RT: An Unfortunate Name for Windows on ARM

The new Windows running on ARM-based PCs and tablets will be dubbed Windows RT, a departure from x86 Windows 8 nomenclature that’s bound to create more consumer confusion, not less.

Barnes & Noble Unveils Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight

New model will be the only E Ink e-reader for sale with an LED-based light built-in.

Samsung Announces Lower-Cost Android 4.0 Tablets

Our first impressions of the new models, shipping soon, is that Samsung is on the right path, but there's still room for more evolution in tablets.