Yardena ArarFreelance contributor, PCWorld

Yardena (Denny) Arar is a San Francisco-based freelance writer, avid online shopper, media junkie, consummate foodie, and proud possessor of a private pilot's license.

Intuit Debuts New Card Swiper, Takes Its Mobile Payment Service to Canada

Intuit announced plans to launch the GoPayment service in Canada "soon," with other global rollouts to follow as well as a newly designed card swiper.

Native Union Debuts a Refrigerator Post-It for the Digital Age

Play, a battery-powered video recorder and playback device, is roughly an inch thick and has a magnetized back to attach to a refrigerator.

DigiSafe DiskCrypt Does Ultra-secure Notebook Disk Encryption--At a Price

The DigiSafe DiskCrypt is a 1.8-inch hard disk enclosure that provides strong, pre-boot encryption for anything on the disk--but it could cost more than the disk itself.

Ion Docs 2 Go Lets You Scan Docs and Photos Directly to iPhone, iPad

Got a shoebox of old photos that you want to view on your iPad or iPhone? These two new gadgets from Ion might make your life a little easier.

Home Networks Reach for the Cloud

The latest home networking gear includes features that give you access to and control over your network from mobile devices.

New Iomega Network Storage Gear Starts at 1TB, $220

Iomega adds two products to the growing army of network devices designed to make storing and serving up date easy and affordable.

One Laptop Per Child Shows Prototype Tablet

OLPC, the acronym for One Laptop Per Child, might have to become OTPC if its latest reference design takes off.

Possibly the World’s Thinnest Power Strip

The thin-and-light trend moves to power strips with this svelte offering from Powertech Industrial.

GoPano Micro Is a Panoramic Camera for the iPhone

GoPano Micro lets you shoot 360-Degree Video Panoramas With Your iPhone 4 or 4S.

The First Next-Gen Wi-Fi Chips Arrive

Broadcom announced its first chip family based on the coming 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, which promises significant improvements over today’s fastest 802.11n gear.