Melissa AparicioMultimedia Correspondent, TechHive

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

Today's best-performing tablets

We've seen about two dozen tablets in our labs over the past few months. Here are the best of the best on our benchmarks.

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How to print anything from anywhere: Your ultimate guide to mobile printing

Sometimes you need dead trees in hand to get the job done. A growing number of options are available to let you print away from the office. Here's what you need for printing on the go from your smartphone, tablet, or PC.

Six key messages Microsoft is sending to Windows 8 developers

Microsoft made its pitch to Windows 8 developers -- and by extension, consumers -- during the opening session of its Build conference Tuesday. Sitting in the audience, Melissa Perenson spotted five trends surrounding the company's efforts to promote its new operating system.

Review: Barnes & Noble Nook HD wows with stellar display

Barnes & Noble's latest 7-inch tablet, the Nook HD, packs a high-resolution display—and the results are a visual delight.

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How Microsoft blew its Windows 8 launch keynote

One day before Microsoft's new operating system goes on sale, the company hosted an event to launch its newest OS in style, but said little about it that we didn't already know.

Review: Asus VivoTab RT has thoughtful design, but brings a mixed tablet experience

Asus' latest tablet is stylish and benefits from Microsoft Windows RT's strengths, but also trips up on some tablet basics.

How Microsoft Surface stacks up against competing tablets

We now know most of the specs of Microsoft's Surface with Windows RT. So how does Microsoft's flagship tablet stand up against its iPad and Android competition?

Kodak printers are gone, but the ink sells on

Kodak printers may be history, but the ink will be available for at least several more years. That's nice consolation for existing users--and a much-needed revenue stream for a company working hard to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Review: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite really shines

The new Kindle Paperwhite is a dramatic update inside and out, one with fully redesigned software and an appealing built-in light that makes the Kindle more usable in any environment.

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Are printer companies gouging us on laser toner pricing?

We studied changes in monochrome laser toner pricing over the past three years and found hikes well beyond the rate of inflation for various Brother, Samsung and Xerox printers. Why are prices increasing—and why now?

HTC's Windows Phone 8X and Phone 8S: Hands-on

HTC's pair of Windows Phone 8 devices have a refined design that makes them worthy of being a hero device for Microsoft's upcoming launch of the new OS.

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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.

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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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Lexmark: Inkjet Printers Are Dead, Long Live Laser Printers

We talk with Marty Canning, Lexmark's printer czar, about how Lexmark will continue to support inkjet users--and how Lexmark's laser business is doing just fine, thank you.

Lexmark Exits the Inkjet Market: Are Printers Doomed?

When a major maker of inkjet printers says it's going to stop selling them, what does this mean for the future of the category, and for you?