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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.

Alex eReader available for pre-order

If you've been anxious to get your hands on the Alex eReader from Spring Design, you won't have to wait much longer. The e-reader, which sports an unusual, double-display design, is now available for pre-order and will be shipping on April 14.

Canon EOS Rebel T2i invites upgrade from point-and-shoot

The new digital SLR boosts both still and video capabilities, closing the gap with more advanced models.

Six digital SLR cameras for under $1000

DSLRs continue to drop in price, and now offer video, swivel screens, and other extra features

CES: 3D comes home

It's important to underscore that the 3D being shown at CES is not akin to the 3D you'd get with anaglyphic red-and-green glasses folded up into a Cracker Jack box.

Nikon D3000

The feature-packed D3000 SLR camera offers a solid design, good image quality, and help for photography novices.

Sony debuts new design and 3D HDTVs for 2010

Sony today introduced 12 new series of HDTVs for the coming year. The new models will start rolling out in spring and continue in summer.

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.