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  • Underwater love: 5 cool gadgets for the wet set

    Posted July 15, 2010 - 8:00 am

    The iPhone 4 may be quite cool, but can you take it for a swim? Here is a gallery of awesome tech that stays cool when wet.
  • 6 Real Sci-Fi Gadgets: The Future... Today!

    Posted June 28, 2010 - 8:30 am

    Science Fiction sometimes comes up with remarkable ideas for devices which would make our lives easier. Or, at the very least, much cooler. Until we get a faster than light drive or a light saber, the following will have to do. Read on, and enjoy the future of fantasy today.
  • 40 days of summer (gadgets)

    Posted June 15, 2010 - 9:00 am

    Our picks for summer gadgety goodness
  • An Easy Fix for Broken Ethernet Plugs

    Posted June 10, 2010 - 1:27 pm

    Have you ever broken the connector on an Ethernet cable, but didn't want to go out and buy a replacement? If you only have one or two broken cable heads, it's probably not worth it to find a crimper and new RJ45 connectors. This quick, clever, and inexpensive hack from Instructables makes quick work of repairing a snapped Ethernet connector with a razor, cutting pliers, and two cable ties.
  • Wacky and Wonderful Pet Tech

    Posted June 3, 2010 - 8:00 am

    These 18 gizmos and gadgets are ideal for pampered pets and their adoring caretakers.
  • Gear You Can't Get Here: 10 Great Digital Cameras, Smartphones, and Tablets

    Posted May 20, 2010 - 9:00 am

    Some cool and crazy gadgets never make it to our shores. Here are a few sexy smartphones, tablets, cameras, and watches that you can't buy in the United States--so far.
  • Review

    Alex: New e-reader and Android Web device

    Posted May 19, 2010 - 3:29 pm

    Another entry in the e-book reader sweepstakes, Spring Design's Alex e-reader will probably be compared most often to Barnes and Noble's Nook.
  • Sell Your PC (and Other Gadgets)

    Posted May 7, 2010 - 7:16 am

    It's not your fault they keep making faster processors, slicker smartphones, and bigger TVs. You didn't ask them to invent an HD camcorder that fits in your pocket. The important part is, they made 'em, and you want 'em.
  • Vintage tech ads: The 15 funniest videos

    Posted May 3, 2010 - 9:06 am

    Long before John Hodgman and Justin Long, we had William Shatner and a guy dressed as Mario. Just wait till you see what else we found in our hunt for the most entertaining old tech commercials.
  • International Tech Travel: Stay Charged, Connected on the Go

    Posted April 23, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    Good news for tech-toting travelers: The world is better prepared than ever to help you get online and keep your laptop, cell phone, and other devices fully charged. Bad news: It is still very far from having universal standards in place. Still, with a little research and a few gadgets, you can keep your costs and headaches to a minimum.
  • Green Tech and Gadgets for Earth Day

    Posted April 22, 2010 - 10:43 am

    Here are 15 of the coolest, weirdest, and most practical ecofriendly gizmos.
  • Tech Euphemisms: What Those Error Messages Really Mean

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 11:24 am

    Even when we make the stupidest errors while using our computers, phones, or whatever, the canned message that informs us of our blunder typically adopts a tone that ranges from completely matter-of-fact to sweetly understanding.
  • The oddest places to find Linux

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 10:00 am

    The operating system, or its logo, are suddenly everywhere.
  • Office technology: Productivity boost or time sink?

    Posted March 30, 2010 - 6:03 pm

    That mini-tower by your desk, that tablet by your bedside, the netbook you use on the commuter train, the 3G smartphone that's always within reach -- they're powerful, essential tools of the office, right? They do for white-collar productivity what the assembly line did for factory productivity -- isn't that obvious?
  • Find the Best Deals on Hardware

    Posted March 30, 2010 - 7:42 am

    Keep an eye on great deals and save money on all kinds of gear.
  • What to Do When You Lose Your Tech Gear

    Posted March 29, 2010 - 1:57 pm

    You don't know what you've got until it's gone, they say--and they might very well have been talking about my cell phone. A couple of months ago, while walking through the departures terminal at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, I reached into my coat pocket to grab my Motorola Droid--and panicked. Where I had expected to feel the cool metal case of my most trusted travel companion, my fingers reported only pocket lint and a couple of crumpled business cards. My phone had gone missing, and with it the security of my contacts, my banking information, my entire e-mail history, and my Facebook and Twitter logins--and I didn't even have a passcode on the phone.
  • Glam Gadgets: The Priciest Personal Tech in the World

    Posted March 26, 2010 - 11:35 am

    Over-the-top luxury meets geeky gadgetry with glittery iPads, iPhones, iPods, laptops and more — all with eye-popping price tags.
  • 10 geeky items you're embarrassed to admit you want

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 1:50 pm

    A celebration of the gadget geek in us all.
  • The iPad paradox: Less is more

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 4:14 pm

    The introduction of Apple's iPad predictably divided gadget fans into "love it" and "hate it" camps.
  • Image gallery: Open-source hardware gadgets

    Posted March 12, 2010 - 11:20 am

    The success of open-source software raises a tantalizing question: Could the same design philosophy work for tech gadgets?
  • Cyborg dogs to remind you of their needs, electronically

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 6:31 pm

    The Dog-E-Minder hooks onto your dog's collar and reminds you of your basic responsibilities as a pet owner.
  • Five new technologies for your home

    Posted March 6, 2010 - 1:12 am

    Every day new ideas spring forth from manufacturers that allow you to improve your home entertainment...and get your geek on! Here are 5 favorites.
  • This Week in Geek: Chips, 3D, Wii Hacks, Human Touchscreens

    Posted March 5, 2010 - 10:16 pm

    I'm sorry to report that there were no lolcats in the news this week. But that doesn't mean there wasn't anything to report. This past week saw various chip announcements, more news on 3D displays, and a novel prototype that can effectively turn your skin into a touchscreen. Let's take a look.
  • 19 Weird but Real Gadgets and Gizmos

    Posted March 4, 2010 - 12:51 pm

    Take a walk on tech's wild side with some of the strangest, most original, and most bizarre gadgets you've ever seen. We've got vacuums for your lawn, swimwear that can charge your iPod, and grenades that don't explode but still go boom.
  • Open-source hardware takes steps toward gadget mainstream

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 4:59 pm

    Open-source software is one of the great success stories of the past few decades. The Apache HTTP Server is the world's most popular Web server, Linux has more than held its own against Unix and other proprietary operating systems, and Mozilla's Firefox browser has given Microsoft's Internet Explorer strong competition over the years.
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