The Bravia 52NX800 delivers respectable audio/video quality, integrated Wi-Fi and a ton of Internet features, but suffers from annoying design issues.
We like the keyboard-equipped remote, the desktop-caliber browser, and the cool videoconferencing--but this pricey set-top box is slow, and its searches can be confusing.
The Samsung LN46C650 is a dream come true for budget minded buyers who seek solid image quality in a connected HDTV with advanced features.
The 2011 editions of Intuit's popular personal finance program sport many improvements inspired by Quicken's online sibling, Mint.com. But perhaps the biggest selling point is a huge increase in the number of financial institutions that let you download transaction data.
These online payment services have their own pros and cons, but they give users frustrated with PayPal new options for making personal and business transactions.
The latest version of Intuit's small-business accounting software includes a simplified setup process as well as useful but costly smartphone and online access.
The Sony Dash reinvents the tabletop gadget, delivering lots of Internet content as well as traditional radio alarm-clock features, but its price and its lack of a full browser might put off potential buyers.
The Wilson Electronics Sleek provides an affordable means of improving cell signal reception for people who make lots of calls while driving.
Seagate delivers a full-featured media streamer at an affordable price, but it's not quite as polished as the WD TV Live Plus.
While these creative visions of future technology may have missed the mark, they've become an art form of their own.
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