The Gear 2 is a strong step up from its hurried and much-maligned predecessor and the functionality, though limited, works like it’s supposed to. For those pairing it up with an unwieldy phablet, this will be a relief. But the lack of apps and likelihood of waning interest in all features except the notifications, weather, alarm and clock means the Gear 2 might begin to outweigh the trouble it takes to charge it.
The endless line of slabs stepping up to the frontlines of the smartphone spec wars has settled...
Sony has built a handsome, if somewhat smudge-prone, smartphone in the Xperia Z1S. ...
You don't get a lot of frills with Google's new Nexus 5 phone. There's no fingerprint reader, no waterproof covering, no sensor to detect eye movement or hand gestures. What you get is an Android phone that's very good at the basics — for an excellent price.
The fact that I was able to freak out my with with the Oplink TripleShield is a testament to just how far consumer wireless technologies have come. A complete home security system in a box,TripleShield takes about 15 minutes to set up and I found that it pretty much does what it says it will do.
On the heels of Apple's new, lighter iPad, Amazon has come out with a full-size tablet that weighs even less yet sports a sharper display and a lower price tag. Although Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 hasn't received as much attention as the iPad Air, it is emerging as the strongest challenger yet to Apple's device.
LG's flagship mobile gadgets — the G2 smartphone and the G Pad 8.3 tablet — are great mobile devices that have fantastic screens, top-end cameras and ample processing power. But making an impressive Android device is not enough to stand apart from the crowd in the ultra...
In terms of external hardware, there isn’t a whole lot a tablet needs to be a success. The iPad restarted the whole tablet market and brought along for the ride only a headphone jack, microphone, volume rocker and connector port. That sparse packaging—still pretty much the formula for all tablets—has led to a svelte form factor standard almost across the board.
The Discover by itself won’t reinvent Pantech overnight and there are still flaws like an outdated OS—though the company told PC Mag Jelly Bean is coming—that will prevent it from really having a wide impact. But it’s a terrific entry-level phone that looks and feels like a flagship more often, showing off impressive muscle and thoughtful construction.
Once you get your hands on the new HTC Droid DNA, Verizon’s new flagship Android phone, you’ll fall in love with this sleek beast’s flat-out gorgeous five-inch, 1080p display and the breathtaking 1.5 GHz quad-core processor it has rumbling under the hood. You’ll spend more time than you thought possible polishing the screen.
Flat, hard packages will be welcome this year. Tablet computers are extremely popular, and electronic reading devices such as the Kindle have matured and come down in price.
Even if you love to shop, it can be a pain this time of year. Stores are crowded, gift options seem endless and it's hard to determine if you're getting the best prices.
In recent weeks, Apple, Google and Amazon.com have each launched the missing puzzle piece in their wireless mobile music systems.
The Kindle was always an odd product name. Amazon used a verb to name a thing, raising the question: Kindle what? Now we have the answer: Kindle Fire.
Now, many years later, the company is trying to recapture some of that magic by ushering the Razr into the smartphone age.
Syncing music from your iPhone or iPad across computers has got to be one of the least enjoyable experiences in Apple's computing ecosystem.
With two new products, Skype has made it easier to make Internet calls from home phones, for savings on international calls and potentially also domestic ones.
Viewsonic's new tablet has a unique solution for consumers who are still clinging to Microsoft's Windows, even as Google's Android operating system gains traction: It offers both.
Games, productivity tools and anything else you might need are handled by distant computers connected to the Internet.
When Amazon.com's ground-breaking Kindle e-book reader came out in 2007, it cost $399. Now, some e-readers can be had for just north of $100.
A new tablet computer that takes aim at one of the deficiencies of the iPad: that it's difficult to write on it with a stylus or pen.
With scores of smartphones available, one obvious way for them to stand out is with size. Two new phones take that to extremes...
Here's a few tasty morsels from the world of apps to get your weekend started right...
I suggest that Research In Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook is not a media tablet, or at least it's not just a media tablet. Neither is it an iPad competitor.
From emailing to Web surfing to taking photos, a smartphone can be a multitasker's best friend — unless all the tasks are making the screen feel too small.
Jawbone’s Bluetooth Speaker, the Jambox, offers relatively impressive sound for a device about the size of small alarm clock.
You need three things to compete with Apple's iPad tablet computer: A gorgeous, easy-to-use device that people will love, a bustling app store and an attractive price tag.
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