Melissa AparicioMultimedia Correspondent, PCWorld

Melissa Aparicio is multimedia correspondent for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

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BuQu Tech unveils Magnetyze conductive phone charger (video)

The Magnetyze wireless conductive charging system for smartphones offers an alternative to inductive charging devices, although it supports a limited selection of gadgets initially.

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E Ink's future foretold at CES: Next-gen will be high-res, support color (video)

Electrophoretic display maker shows prototype displays and dishes on what we can expect for your next e-reader display in the coming year.

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Tablets rule: Every shape, size, and OS emerges at CES

Surprise: Windows 8 tablets make a splash! Meanwhile, Android Jelly Bean expands its reach, while kids and creative pros get their own models.

Archos targets specific interests with a diversified tablet lineup (video)

Four forthcoming models reflect many of the ongoing trends in tablets for 2013.

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RCA reinvents mobile TV for the tablet universe

New tablet is the first to integrate a tuner for receiving over-the-air digital broadcasts.

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Panasonic's new Toughpads are ready to rumble

New, rugged 10.1-inch and 7-inch Windows and Android tablets are built for tough conditions and serious business.

Panasonic's 4K Windows 8 tablet will make your jaw drop

Creative work on a tablet won't be the same after seeing Panasonic's beauty.

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An inside look at Samsung's approach to product design

At a gathering of designers from Samsung's Korea headquarters, the company made it clear that it will continue to push toward being a lifestyle brand, and one that emphasizes connecting consumers with their personal electronics.

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CES first look: Android tablets tuned for kids

Fuhu adds to its Nabi product line of Android tablets for kids, with cool cameras, NFC fields, and of course, bright colors.

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Asus crams Windows 8 and Android 4.1 into one gargantuan tablet (video hands-on)

Asus's 2013 lineup includes some products we've seen before, but now have release dates. Foremost among them: An all-in-one desktop/tablet combination that attempts to merge the best of two worlds.

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Nvidia boosts graphics, Web performance on its new Tegra 4 mobile platform

Nvidia's new system-on-a-chip is set to lead tablet performance to new heights in 2013.

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Seagate launches Wireless Plus and Central networked drives

Seagate launches Wireless Plus and Central networked drives.

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When Netflix goes down: streaming video alternatives

Netflix’s streaming service went down Christmas Eve, depriving thousands of their Christmas (or anything-but) video fix for about 20 hours. Our gift to you: video-streaming tips, tricks, and alternatives, so you’ll be ready next time.

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Review: Epson WorkForce WF-2540 All-in-One Printer

The WorkForce WF-2540 color inkjet multifunction has some nice features and good output quality, but ink costs are high, and it slows considerably when scanning, or when printing at higher-quality settings.

The best MFPs you can buy today

Multifunction printers come in every shape, size, and price point for home or student users to busy workgroups. Check out the best models reviewed this year.