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Contributing Editor 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.

Jetpacks, Androids, and the Future That Never Came

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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9 Ways to Spice Up Office 2010 Documents

Business doesn't have to be boring. These simple tricks can turn plain-vanilla content into alluring, evocative communication.

WD TV Live Plus: A Versatile HD Media Streamer with Netflix

External box bridges gap between network-connected devices and hard drives.

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Jabra Cruiser: Hands-Free Calls With Extras

The Jabra Cruiser delivers hands-free calls and music over your car's stereo with minimal hassle.

Web Tools for Health-Care Data Arrive

Several free Web services allow you to compile and manage your medical records, but it will be a while before they catch on in doctor’s offices.

Office 2010 Review: Inside Microsoft's Newest Suite

Web-based apps and robust collaboration tools in Microsoft's new Office suite give users good reasons to upgrade.

International Tech Travel Tips: Stay Charged and Connected on the Go

When you're on the road, the last thing you want is to be offline and out of juice. Here's how to keep your laptop and smartphone charged and connected from wherever you are.

AT&T 3G MicroCell Resurrects Dead Zones--Most of the Time

AT&T's new femtocell uses your broadband service to turn cell phone calls into VoIP calls. However, it wasn't quite as reliable as we had hoped.

Corel WordPerfect Office X5

New office suite bolsters features, but offers little incentive for users of competing suites to switch.

Tech Equipment Tax Deduction Tips

Knowing how, when, and when not to deduct your technology expenses is key to minimizing your taxes while avoiding inquisitive IRS auditors.

Your Next E-Book Reader: Color and Video--and Nearly Unbreakable

Next-generation e-book readers will be able to handle types of content that today’s models just can’t. Look for the first ones later this year.

Tax-Prep Sites: The Big Three Fight for Your 2009 Return

Intuit TurboTax, H&R Block at Home (formerly TaxCut), and Second Story Software's TaxAct all offer solid Web-based tax-prep services, with the pricing and the hand-holding options being the main differentiators.

Nero SecurDisc 2.0: Improved Security For Optical Storage Media

Nero says the improved data-protection technology should increase the chances of recovering content from damaged CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs.

Netgear Announces Superfast Powerline Network Products

The announcements made at CeBIT include next-generation powerline and advanced multimedia-optimized Wi-Fi products.

Asus Debuts Slimmer, Trimmer Netbooks

Three new netbooks are on display this week at CeBIT, with features like metallic cases, USB 3.0 support, and long battery life.