How to Buy a Digital Camera

Shopping tips on megapixels, memory cards, exposure controls, and more.


Holiday Gift Guide: Three Useful Laptop Accessories Under $100

Your laptop lover might like a classy stand for a Mac laptop, a protective sleeve that allows a hot notebook to cool down, or a backback to carry a laptop that's made of recycled materials. All are priced at under $90.


Holiday Gift Guide: Three Terrific Gizmos and Gadgets

We like the clever Gorillatorch flashlight, the well-priced iKeySlim keyboard and Logitech's useful Harmony 700 universal remote.

Memorex MyVideo HDPocket Camcorder: A Solid Budget Buy

The Memorex MyVideo HD pocket camcorder won't bowl you over, but its feature set represents good value for the price.


How to Replace Your CPU

A processor upgrade can breathe new life into an old PC.

Gateway EC1430u Ultraportable Laptop With Full-Sized Keyboard

Gateway's EC1430u laptop is a good choice for someone on the go who is looking for a Windows 7 machine with a large keyboard.

Palm Pixi: An Inexpensive Entry-Level Smartphone

The Pixi, the second smartphone to run Palm's Web OS, could be considered the Palm Pre lite.

Snapshot Photo Printers For the Holiday Season

Both Epson's PictureMate Charm PM 225 Compact Photo Printer and HP's Photosmart A646 Compact Photo Printer cost roughly the same. Which would better suit your needs?


How to Buy a GPS Device

Navigating the GPS market can be tough but consumer advocate Amber Bouman can help you find your way to the perfect GPS device.


Augmented Reality: Coming to a Device Near You

We've all seen augmented reality in the movies: A character puts on a pair of glasses and suddenly data about their surroundings appears within their field of vision. Now this technology is available on a device near you.

Classy Dell Latitude Z600 Laptop Charges Wirelessly

The Latitude Z600 ultraslim laptop opens a window on the future of notebook computing.

HP Printer Connects Directly to the Web

HP's Photosmart Premium TouchSmart Web All-in-One Printer can print news stories and directions directly from Web sites, but the execution could use more polish.

Motorola Droid Gets a Cautious Thumbs Up

Motorola's Droid features a 5-megapixel camera, a full-QWERTY keyboard, a high-res screen, and Google Navigation


Lexmark's Platinum Pro905 Printer is Suitable for a Small Office

This color inkjet multifunction printer is a competent small-office device that can can access and view Web-based applications on its LCD.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1: A Great DSLR Alternative

The slimmest Micro Four-Thirds System camera yet, the industrial-looking Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 is the most enticing non-DSLR we've seen to date.