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10 Reasons Why Consumers Should Buy Business Laptops

Laptop makers take great pains to differentiate between their consumer- and professional-oriented product lines. But in many cases, home users would be better off if they ignored the marketing spin an...

10 Gadgets You'd Be a Fool to Buy Right Now

In the '80s, you had a shiny new Betamax player, a couple of years after VHS came out. In the '90s, you spent top dollar for a Sega Dreamcast, only to watch the platform crumble. More recently, you we...

5 Reasons Surface Pro 3 Shouldn't Replace Your Laptop

Microsoft doesn't want you to think of the new Surface Pro 3 as just a work-friendly tablet, or even a hybrid. The latter has more of a negative connotation, as if you're giving something up. Instead,...

Help Me, LAPTOP: Lenovo Thinkpad Edge, IdeaPad or HP Pavilion?

A reader seeking a reliable combination of performance and battery life recently asked us to help choose between the $649 Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E430, $648 Lenovo IdeaPad U310 and $699 HP Pavilion M6, ...

Apple and Gazelle Compete for iPhone 5 Trade-Ins

As recently as a week ago, the popular gadget trade-in service Gazelle reported that iPhone owners were selling their old phones as frequently as once per second, presumably in advance of the upcomi...

Help Me, LAPTOP! What's the Best Tablet for Me?

When it comes to tablets, can you ever have it all? That seems to be the problem for our reader Karla who is searching for a tablet that can run popular apps such as Facebook and Netflix but also play...

10 Worst Tech Rip-Offs and How to Avoid Them

Whether it’s a phone carrier charging you for services you don’t need or a cashier pushing pricey protection plans for your tablet, the tech-world is filled with Mobile Madoffs trying to con you o...

How to Buy a Laptop This Holiday Season

With the arrival of the touch-friendly Windows 8 operating system, PC-makers are experimenting like never before when it comes to notebook design. Tablets with docks, screens that slide up to reveal k...

10 Ways to Save Big on Gadgets

You’ve grown tired of your outdated smartphone, slow notebook or subpar tablet, but you haven’t done anything about it. Why? Because you don’t want to pay through the nose to upgrade your tech. ...

Facebook Gifts Delivers to Friends' Doors, No Address Required

Facebook has announced Gifts, which allows users to send physical gifts to their friends with the push of a button. Gifts can be purchased from the birthday reminder on the News Feed or directly on a...