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Kinect for Xbox 360 Banishes the Controller at Expense of Precision

Microsoft's vaunted Xbox 360 motion-sensor gives you body and voice command over the console, but has Kinect lost something important in translation?

HP's Envy 14 Laptop Gets Our Highest Recommendation

A question Senior Editor Jason Cross is frequently asked is "Which laptop would you buy?" Well, as he explains in this video, he'd pick HP's Envy 14, Beats edition.


Android Tablet Roundup

With the recent explosion in the popularity of Android tablets, we thought it was about time to take a look at four recent additions to the marketplace.


Windows Phone 7 Impresses on the Samsung Focus and HTC Surround

We've an the opportunity to take a look at the first two handsets running Windows Phone 7 OS, the Samsung Focus and HTC Surround, and found a lot to like.


Sony Cyber-shot WX5 Digicam Is Packed With Fun Modes (and 3D Capability)

The $300 Cyber-shot WX5 digital camera is small and light enough to fit in a shirt pocket, but its variety of shooting modes, including 3D, provide big-time entertainment.

Toshiba's No-glasses 3D TV: How It Looks

It hasn't even been a year since 3D televisions and their accompanying 3D glasses began hitting store shelves, but a development by Toshiba is already...

Sony Dash: Beyond an Alarm Clock

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.

Glass: A New Spin on Sharing

A new browser add-on lets you comment on Web pages and share them with your friends.


A Look Inside Android 2.2 "Froyo"

While Flash Player is clearly the biggest update in Froyo, or Android 2.2, there are definitely a few other gems in the update.


Panasonic's Lumix DMC-LX5 is a Serious Point-and-Shoot

Positioned as a point-and-shoot camera for serious photographers, the Lumix DMC-LX5 tacks on significant enhancements to the performance-oriented LX3.


Which Android Smartphone is Right for You?

There's a huge number of Android phones on the market, but how can you know which one is right for you? Smartphone expert Ginny Mies takes a look at five of the most popular models.


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?