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(Reviews) The super handy Gorillapod goes anywhere, and the iMainGo speaker case lets you blast your tunes in any location. Plus, the latest in weird bicycles
(News) Online video good enough to make you give up cable. A featherlight, full-featured laptop. Innovative phones, desktops, cameras, and more. This year's tech gems--as picked by PC World editors and readers--will leave you more productive, connected, and entertained.
(Reviews) Whoa--600 Bucks!
(Reviews) You may have never been trained as a painter or musician, but today's tech tools make faking it easy. Here's our favorite gear for the creatively minded.
(News) Start Saving for Air Fare
(News) Often, even great new technology needs a partner to really change the world. Here are 10 marriages of technologies that have shaken the digital world over the last 25 years.
(Reviews) Want to save the Earth while watching the boob tube, storing files, or listening to tunes? Check out our list of green gear.
(News) Think the iPhone is pricey? The cool cell phone of 1988 cost $4382 in today's dollars. A 150MB hard drive? $8755. Take a trip with us down memory lane, and you'll never whine about the price of a gadget again.
(Reviews) A clip-on video camera, a convenient clipper, and a photo watch, plus an adorable polar bear cub.
(News) Polymer Vision plans to launch Readius, an e-reader with a flexible screen weighing little more than a cell phone, in the middle of this year, it said Tuesday.
(Reviews) This pricey remote is innovative, but it's not without flaws.
(Reviews) Device for off-grid charging is pricey but powers lots of gadgets.
(News) Digital photo frames are expanding beyond standalone frames into home appliances like cordless phones and refrigerators.
(News) Philippe Starck, the French designer who champions simplicity over form, has proclaimed Amazon's Kindle e-book reader "almost modern" but "a bit sad."
(News) What the Silicon Valley elite wants for the holidays, including, gasp, items from brick and mortar stores.
(News) Sony's paperback-sized Reader, available this month, can hold up to 160 books.
(News) As in previous years, the IFA international consumer electronics show in Berlin has been a platform for manufacturers to launch innovative gadgets aimed at tech-savvy consumers. This year's event, which runs through Wednesday, is no exception.
(News) Taiwan's BenQ Corp. launched as a new corporate entity on Sept. 1, with plans to focus on digital projectors, computer monitors and other electronics, while its former main business, mobile phones, takes a back seat.
(Reviews) Kodak EasyShare EX811 vs. Pandigital PAN-150
(News) Good-bye, plasma; hello, LCD: The HDTV tide is turning, and LCD is rising to the top.
(News) Heavy users of mobile phones, iPods and other portable devices may want to try on a new coat lined with solar modules and a battery to charge their gadgets on the fly.
(Reviews) Get better radio reception, transfer VHS content to DVD, and share your USB devices with ease.
(News) A Taiwanese research institute has produced a new global memory card standard, the miCard (Multiple Interface card) designed to work in smaller consumer gadgets such as digital cameras, mobile phones as well as any device with a USB (Universal Serial Bus) plug, which are common on PCs.
(News) Gadgets to gauge blood-alcohol level, control stress by regulating breathing, wake you up, and play iPod music.
(News) Why does Asia get all the cool toys? New this month: a Sharp HDTV recorder and a tiny Sony VAIO laptop with a flash-based drive.
(News) Steve Jobs' US$1 salary was dwarfed by $646 million in stock compensation for 2006, Forbes magazine said Friday, ranking the Apple Inc. CEO as the highest-paid executive in the U.S.
(News) Plus: a (much) nicer Linux interface and second-gen UMPCs.
(News) Drool over what Asia is getting that we'll never see.
(Reviews) Cowon's touch-screen-based player works best for audio, while Archos's offering makes strides toward being a true mobile DVR.
(Reviews) Label printer and scale bundle for e-postage makes mailings a snap.
(Reviews) What readers think are the Best Tech Products that missed our list.
(Reviews) We test five kinds of video-capture devices to find out which ones are best for posting online.
(News) License-plate frames go digital, high-def devices cut their cables, and audiophiles get new earphone options.
(News) Spring put on its best face this year for the start of the annual Cebit exhibition. Too bad it didn't last.
(News) PC-based 'studio in a box' will debut at broadcasters' conference.
(Reviews) The Digital Foci Picture Porter Elite and the Espon P-5000 are the latest in mobile photo viewers.
(Reviews) Plus: Strange Bluetooth headphones and in-car Wi-Fi access.
(Reviews) Test-driving iRobot's almost perfect vacuum cleaner, plus some entertaining videos.
(Reviews) These are the top flash-based MP3 players today, but ratings and rankings can change quickly due to pricing and technology changes, so check back frequently for the latest info.
(News) TV and data services for mobile phones are picking up steam.
(News) All-in-one travel companion lacks details, but includes a media player and Bluetooth for hands-free calling.
(Reviews) A few Geek-tested gadgets for the techies in your life.
(Reviews) Always intriguing, often useful, and sometimes surprising, these 20 products showcase some of the best in tech this year.
(reviews) First Look: CarMD Takes Your Vehicle's Pulse
(news) Digital Gear: Back Up, Digitally
(reviews) First Look: CarMD Takes Your Vehicle's Pulse
(news) In Brief
(news) Brand Name Influence for Consumer Electronics Losing Luster
(reviews) Digital Gear: New Versions of Old Favorites
(news) Tiny Sony Ultraportable, HD-DVD Laptops, and Here Comes E-Paper
(news) Dell Opens Shop
(reviews) Boston Acoustics HD Radio Has Sweet Sound
(howto) Cars That Are Smarter Than You Are
(tech_tuesday) Robot Competitions
(tech_tuesday) Built to Hack
(tech_tuesday) Robots Are in the House
(news) Snap It and Get Fit
(news) Broadband Video: Standards Set for National Compatibility
(howto) Digital Media: Quality Isn't Job One
(howto) Rise of the Entertainment PCs
(news) High-Tech News
(news) Asia's Focus Turns to Multimedia
(tech_tuesday) Your Car in Five Years
(tech_tuesday) High Tech Hits the Road
(howto) Cheapskates Unite
(tech_tuesday) What About CES?
(news) CES Winners and Losers
(news) Gadgets to Go: The Latest in Tech Travel Toys
(news) Video Disc Players, Big TVs, and Fast Phones
(news) Books and CDs Are So 2005
(news) CES 2006: Picks and Pans
(news) CES 2006: Photos From Day Four
(news) Ask Our Experts, Tech Trend, Gotcha
(howto) Gadget Freak: Tracking the Wild Teenager--Spy Tools for the Whole Family
(news) CES 2006: Show-Stopping Photos From Day 3
(news) CES Photo Gallery: Hottest Products From Day 2
(news) New HP Products Aim for Easy Multimedia Sharing
(news) PC World's CES Photo Gallery: The First 24 Hours
(news) Twenty-five groundbreaking products, five categories. See what our editors picked.
(news) Twenty-five groundbreaking products, five categories. See what our editors picked.
(news) The 50 Greatest Gadgets of the Past 50 Years
(news) Surround-Sound Audio Albums
(news) Gadgets for Kids
(news) Watch for Year-End Bargains
(news) Coming Soon: Innovative Tech Products
(news) Multimedia Gadgets Lead Digital Sales
(reviews) Gadget Freak: Holiday Tech Grab Bag--Gadgets to Love or to Lose
(news) High Def, Low Cost: HDTV Prices Plunge
(reviews) Head Gear
(news) Newest Gadgets Cut the Cord
(howto) The Podcasts Are Coming
(news) Holiday Gadget Steam Picks Up
(news) First Look: Wireless Internet Media Player--Too Little, Too Late
(news) A Robot Mop Under the Christmas Tree?
(news) Digital Gadgets Highlight Consumer Show
(news) First Look: Insteon's Easier Home Automation
(news) Appearances Can Be Deceiving
(news) The Blank Keyboard, Wi-Fi Stretchers, and More
(news) Who Controls Your Digital Music?
(reviews) Networked DVD Player Improves Slightly
(reviews) PalmOne's Lively LifeDrive
(reviews) First Look: Take Your TV With You
(news) Sony Plans for Fewer, But Better Products
(news) Household-Friendly Electronics
(news) HD Camcorders, Tiny Music Players, and Nine-Ink Printers
(howto) Untangle Your Living Room: Four Ways to Go Wireless
(reviews) Hardware Torture Tests
(digitalworld) Tech on the Run
(reviews) Archos Pocket Video Recorder AV420
(resource) How We Test
(digitalworld) Game On!
(howto) More CES Winners and Losers
(news) The Big Picture on Small-Screen Players
(news) Too Many Choices May Slow Consumer Electronics Spending
(news) Bass's Report From CES
(digitalworld) Music Madness
(news) Brave New Wardrobe
(news) Mobile Media and More
(howto) Recycle Your Stereo for Surround Sound
(reviews) Fossil's Smarter Smart Watch
(reviews) These six radios and accessories bring satellite radio to your car, your home, or the beach.
(digitalworld) Innovative Technology
(news) HP, Nokia Mobilize the Digital Pen
(news) Preview: Stylish Gadgets on the Go
(news) Find the Best Deals on Tech and Electronics Gear
(news) New Tech for TVs
(news) Going Mobile
(news) CES 2005: Picks and Pans
(news) Best of CES 2005 in Photos
(news) CES 2005: Photos From Day Four
(news) CES 2005: Show Stopping Photos
(reviews) One of the easiest-to-use advanced cameras, with unique low-light modes.
(howto) A Technology Gift Basket
(howto) Gadget Gifts
(news) CES 2005: Photos From the Second 24 Hours
(news) Going Mobile
(news) Cool Products Seen Tuesday at CES
(news) PC World's Holiday Wish List
(news) More Mobile Music
(tech_tuesday) Make a List, Check It Twice
(reviews) Microsoft's MSN TV 2 Internet & Media Player; Cobra Electronics' Nav One 3000 portable auto GPS.
(reviews) This Month's Hottest Reviews: Cameras, Laptops, Burners, and More
(digitalworld) Entertainment Pack Rat
(news) Autumn Brings Gamers' Delights
(news) Hot Gadget Previews at CES 2005 Awards
(news) Slimming Down Systems and Users
(digitalworld) Radio Head
(howto) Here's the big picture on small video players.
(digitalworld) Everything you need to know about high-definition television--which sets to buy, how to record programs, and less-expensive alternatives.
(digitalworld) First Look: Roku's Sleek Audio Streamer
(news) Products coming this holiday season also include new photo printers.
(news) PC and home theater make sleek package, while new portable music devices abound.
(reviews) Updated Internet appliance adds home networking features.
(news) Digicams you can ditch, a tiny TV, and other gadgets for when you're on the go.
(howto) Cell phone accessories, camera add-ons, dopey holiday cards.
(news) Here's what was good-looking, butt-ugly, and just plain annoying at the recent consumer electronics and home theater show.
(news) A high-capacity cigar, keys to the Internet, disc repair tools, Bluetooth add-on kit, and more.
(news) Hard-drive video recorders support HDTV, while Blu-ray and HD-DVD wait in the wings. Plus: pricey headphones and cheap megapixels.
(news) The wired traveler has some great options, from a high-capacity key chain drive to a backpack you can plug in to.
(reviews) When a power surge or blackout strikes, an uninterruptible power supply can give you enough time to save your data.
(news) Blu-Ray technology, huge LCD TVs, plus a next-gen Sony Walkman.
(news) New 3D and wireless LCDs, cheap digicams, and business tools.
(howto) This year, the best tech comes in tiny packages.
(reviews) We looked at seven ultraportable projectors that vary in size, shape, and design. Most of them will serve you well on the road.
(reviews) New gadgets for cars offer everything from driving directions to cutting-edge entertainment. Our author takes the latest toys for a test spin.
(news) Summer gadgets include a high-capacity media player and photo storage unit, plus cell phones to sing along with.
(news) From mice to multimedia, check out some new products for home, work, and on the road.
(reviews) Plextor's ConvertX transfers analog video into superb digital copies.
(news) Forward-looking optical discs, Sun and Microsoft make nice, Utah passes anti-spyware law, a Swiss Army knife with memory, new PalmOne Zire handhelds debut, add a digital image to your postage.
(news) Snazzy phones, tiny music players, a wrist TV, and high-capacity drives highlight Japanese product launches.
(news) Smart (and big) displays, a clever DVD player, a megacombo set-top box, and other digital gizmos catch the imagination.
(reviews) If you need more storage and a safe place to put your backups, consider an external hard drive.
(reviews) 'Smart' watches may not be as smart as they think they are.
(reviews) Want to take your transparencies digital? We look at five scanners--three flatbeds with adapters and two slide-and-film units--to make Editor's Picks.
(reviews) Two high-end audio formats wage a battle for your ears.
(howto) We tackle the wireless mess and discuss devices, service plans, and more.
(howto) Gadgets and services that let you watch movies, TV, and more.
(howto) Bass dishes on gadgets: the good, the goofy, the useless.
(reviews) The right combination of speakers and sound card can yield amazing PC audio. We tested five speaker sets and four cards.
(news) Topflight design, tiny size, and long battery life all surface first in gear marketed in Japan. Why don't we see this great stuff here?
(reviews) We give awards to 17 hardware products setting the standard for ingenuity with unique qualities that distinguish them from the ho-hum.
(news) The Consumer Electronics Show wasn't all about plasma TVs--here are a few nifty PC hardware possibilities.
(howto) Audio cards, speakers, tips, tricks, and more motorcycles.
(news) From DVD players that do everything to Internet-connected ovens, here's what was good, bad, and just plain weird.
(news) Light-sensitive LCDs, keychain camcorder, and home theater highlight CES announcements.
(news) Music, gadgets, home entertainment, and PC enhancements highlight annual CES this week.
(reviews) Serious Cameras for Serious Photos
(howto) Get a load of these six geek-tested gizmos that make my PC work a breeze.
(news) More video recorders, prototype fuel cells, slim and trim notebooks debut.
(news) From Canon's Digital Rebel to an IRiver audio player, here's what's on our list this year.
(howto) From smart phones to fancy MP3 players, and from satellite radio to combo DVD/DVR players (and more), here's what you need to keep an eye on in the coming months.
(howto) Fast battery rechargers, TV phones, and a shameless plug for my book.
(reviews) Cruising to the tune of Audiovox's Satellite Radio Shuttle for Sirius.
(reviews) Twelve innovative products that keep you entertained and connected--on the couch and on the road.
(news) Great gifts and gadgets for $200 and up.
(news) Tech treats on a budget.
(news) Best buys for any techno-gadget lover on your list: from music players to PDAs to digital cameras. Ho-ho-ho.
(news) High-tech TVs and digicams, new DVD burners and storage tools debut.
(reviews) Get into gear and check out our selection of the latest and greatest smartphones, MP3 players, handheld organizers, digital cameras, and digital camcorders.
(reviews) Minolta's DiMage Xt digital camera and Creative's Nomad Jukebox Zen MP3 player arrive.
(news) Tech giant's 158 new devices emphasize photography, from cameras to printers and paper, plus a peek at what's next.
(news) PDAs and cell phone cameras join wine charity fund-raisers.
(reviews) Brief looks at other new software, hardware, and accessories.
(news) Pacific Digital's DrumXtreme mutes practice sessions--with applause.
(news) Device helps parents track, manage children's use of electronic devices.
(howto) Clothing for gadget heads, great shavers, a great MP3 player.
(news) Broadband, multimedia, and multiuser capabilities feed the next generation of consumer wares.
(howto) Gifts, gadgets, and geegaws; make the most of road rage.
(news) LCD TVs, wireless hubs and keyboards, cameras, and a combo card reader/DVD player sparkle at Comdex.
(news) A do-it-all phone, a fashion-minded MP3 player, and an adjustable flat panel share the spotlight at Comdex.
(news) A new tape format allows Sony to reduce the size of its latest camcorder.
(howto) Tips on how and where to buy refurbished machines, plus reviews and news.
(howto) From a cyber glove to the eye of HAL, new technologies challenge the keyboard, mouse, joystick--and our relationship to PCs.
(howto) Can we wear computers without becoming cyborgs?
(howto) High-speed wireless networking is key to future handheld devices.
(news) Consumer electronics novelties range from multifunction entertainment to fingerprint security.
(news) Glitzy, glamorous gadgets, and even some useful stuff, made this year's show a winner.
(news) CES vendors vie for their product to be named the 'Last Gadget Standing.'
(news) Vegas trade show bristles with the latest in video, audio, networking, and general entertainment.
(news) Multimedia, mobility, and novelty--here's what we want in our stockings this year.
(howto) Proper attire, cable uncluttering, slick storage.
(reviews) Can your PC replace the latest consumer electronics gadgets? To find out, we pit computers against TiVo, MP3 stereo components, and other video and audio gear.
(news) From Net-savvy Camcorders and Walkmans with MiniDiscs to mini-printers, Sony's got gear.
(reviews) This tiny device helps you import phone numbers to your PC--and turns your computer into the operator.
(news) InfoComm Event highlights touch-screen plasma monitor and sleeker, simpler presentation tools.
(news) High-powered portable video game player rolling into U.S. stores over the next two days.
(news) Stinger in beta; thinner Visor; Kyocera's Finecam S3; video rental over broadband; and more.
(reviews) WebLink Wireless's 2-Way Messaging combines with Motorola's Talkabout T900 for wireless text messaging.
(reviews) AOL Mobile Communicator; Motient ELink Fortified With Yahoo mobile IM services
(reviews) The ultimate in gadgetry: Olympus's $850 wearable personal home theater.
(news) Take surfing to a new level in a chair with WebTV, high-speed links, and a laptop tray (and drink holder).
(news) At CES, Gates unveiled Microsoft's game console and previewed the Windows and Pocket PC of the digital media future.
(news) Amid the Vegas glitz, find a broad convergence of communications and computing at home, on the road, in your pocket.
(news) The Micro Scout miniprocessor puts these seven build-it-yourself droids into high gear.
(news) You'll be sitting in style (and incredible comfort) in this ergonomic wonder. You and your derriere deserve only the best.
(news) Ceiva's frame now displays custom Web content in addition to your personal photos.
(news) Analysis: Beyond the pavilions and by the hot-dog stands are high-tech wannabes with dreams displayed on folding tables.
(news) Eager buyers queue up at stores and bid online amid limited supply of the much-anticipated gaming console.
(news) Vision Command adds new dimension to Lego Mindstorms Robotics Invention System.
(news) AmigoBot follows controls via the Web, providing remote eyes and entertainment (for a price).