Don't-Miss Gadget Stories

Canon's PowerShot S90 and SD4000 IS Point-and-Shoot Cameras Raise the Bar

Canon's PowerShot S90 is the best shirt-pocket compact we've ever used. The less expensive PowerShot SD4000 IS is an everyday point-and-shoot camera with great picture quality.


IPad Copter Fun to Fly, Steep Learning Curve

The AR.Drone from France-based Parrot is an exciting, fun-to-fly, four-rotor helicopter that can be piloted over Wi-Fi by an iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone. But...

Motorola's Droid 2 Needs a Better User Interface and Camera

While the Motorola Droid 2 ships with latest version of Android and has an improved design, the phone's proprietary Motoblur interface gets in the way of a few native Android apps. Also, the camera is mediocre.


BlackBerry Torch Will Please RIM Fans, But Few Others

The BlackBerry Torch 9800, running the new BlackBerry 6 OS, may have a revamped user interface, but is it good enough in a competitive smartphone market?


The Anybots Robot Can Attend Meetings For You

The Anybots robot functions as a seeing and hearing personal avatar that can roll around the office as you operate it through a Web browser from your home.

Garminfone Skillfully Integrates Navigation Into an Android Phone

Garmin's GPS-equipped handset does a great job of combining navigation and phone features.


Kids Review Kids' Tech

We turned kids loose on the children's version of e-readers, laptops, digital cameras, cell phones, and gaming handhelds. Here's what they really thought of them. (Hint: 'I wish it had a touchscreen!')


A Closer Look at Smartphone "Death Grips"

We decided to test Apple's claims about "death grips" by taking a handful of smartphones to a location with poor service and seeing if we could duplicate their claims about the problem being industry-wide.


Google Goggles

This ambitious Augmented Reality search app can be very useful when used within its limitations.

Samsung's New Android Phones: The Vibrant and The Captivate

Samsung releases two sparkling Android smartphones that are almost identical: The Vibrant on T-Mobile and the Captivate on AT&T.


Wapedia: Mobile Wikis

If you have an Android phone and need a Wikipedia browsing app, then Wapedia by Taptu may be the right choice.


ReQall advertises itself as a voice-enabled, location-aware To-do app on steroids; however it disappoints with an awkward, complex user interface that lacks key functionality.

Stars of SkyMall, Part Two

We take some of the most bewildering gadgets from the popular airline catalog and put them to the test.