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Melissa lives the tech-driven life she writes about. She's always on the hunt for the next gadget that will wow us with its design.

Eye-Fi Pro X2 increases capacity and speed

Eye-Fi has announced a re-engineering of its Eye-Fi card wireless SD Card that should make these niche cards more appealing.

Barnes and Noble Nook

Poky performance issues prevent us from making an unqualified recommendation of this e-book reader.

Amazon Kindle DX

Though the Kindle DX is an impressive e-book reader, its high price will likely turn off some prospective buyers.

Amazon Kindle (second generation)

While Amazon has made some successful enhancements to its e-book reader, other tweaks fall flat or miss the mark entirely.

Best Black Friday storage deals

Among this year's Black Friday bargains, PC World has found 1TB external models for $80, and a wave of 500GB portable drives for between $60 and $80.

Buffalo ships USB 3.0 hard drive

In spite of rumors that the first USB 3.0 products wouldn't surface until the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Buffalo Technology has now shipped an external hard drive with USB 3.0 support.

California Energy Commission rule to impact HDTV industry

For the California Energy Commission, the voluntary guidelines of the Federal Energy Star program aren't enough to curb energy guzzling by HDTVs.

SanDisk launches speedy Extreme Pro CompactFlash Card

The new line of CompactFlash cards offers write speed up to 90MB per second, doubling the maximum throughput on the previous generation of Extreme IV cards.

LG introduces ultra-slim LCD TVs

LG has introduced two new slim HDTV lines, the SL80 and SL90, to become available later this year.

T-Mobile myTouch 3G

PC World's Melissa J. Perenson looks at the T-Mobile myTouch 3G, the second T-Mobile smartphone to run Google's Android operating system. And while this iPhone competitor has a lot going for it, it's not without its flaws.

Barnes & Noble makes a big splash into e-books

Barnes & Noble made a two-pronged announcement Monday: unveiling an e-bookstore along with plans for an e-book reader.

Toshiba to produce and sell Blu-ray player this year

Japanese consumer electronics company Toshiba confirmed its plans to produce its own Blu-ray Disc player.

Sony adds Netflix streaming video

Sony is teaming up with Netflix to offer streaming content via Bravia Internet Video-capable HDTVs.

Kindle 2 price plunge signals e-book reader competition

Could Amazon's $60 price reduction on the Kindle 2 signal trouble in digital reading paradise?

Nikon D5000

The Nikon D5000 is well positioned to stand up to competing entry-level SLRs and crossover cameras.