Don't-Miss Gadget Stories

Recharging Laptops, Netbooks, Gadgets Abroad

Here's what you need to know if you're traveling with a laptop, netbook, GPS device, or other portable gadget.

You Can't Trust GPS

An 11-year-old boy is dead, and too much dependence on GPS may be partly to blame

How to Boost Your Gadget's Battery Life

Sick of running out of juice at the worst possible moment? Here's how to squeeze every last drop out of your gadgets' batteries and charge them up quickly and conveniently.


Ditch Cable and Satellite for Free Internet TV

Between the Internet and over-the-air broadcasts, you can save big bucks on TV entertainment.


Help Lost Gadgets Find Their Way Home, Part 2

New service BlueRetriever takes a wallpaper approach to recovering lost smartphones.

Hardware Tips: Find Lost Gear, Reduce Clutter, and More

SendMeHome helps reunite you with lost gear, a flush-mount USB hub cuts down on cable clutter, and VeryPC turns off your monitor for you.

How We Test Cell Phones

We evaluate battery life, keyboards, software and more to determine which handsets are the best.


How to Fix (and Find) Your Photos

Make digital photography a lot more fun--and a lot more productive--without taking shots at your wallet.


Netbooks, Kindles, GPS: Avoiding Instant Buyer's Remorse

It's easy to feel burned after you buy a new laptop, netbook, GPS, or other mobile device--here's why.


Disaster! How to Salvage a Wet Gadget

Try these simple steps to resuscitate soaked devices.


The List: 57 Amazing Things You Didn't Know Your Tech Could Do!

Here are all 57 of the tips and tricks we've pulled together for PCs, laptops, smartphones, cameras, the Web and more.

Become a Mobile Money-Making Machine

When you combine a netbook with hosted applications, you can take your business everywhere you go.

Kidproof Your Home Office (and Officeproof Your Kid)

Working at home may seem like a dream come true, but it can turn nightmarish once you add kids to the equation. Here's how to make your telecommute a little more child-friendly.