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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.

Five things missing from the iPhone 3GS

Apple's latest iPhone may be getting rave reviews. But PC World's Melissa J. Perenson sees a few things that should be added to future versions of Apple's smartphone.

Preview: HTC Magic, the Google Android smartphone

PC World's Melissa J. Perenson looks at a pre-release version of the HTC Magic, the next phone to ship with Google's Android OS.

Hands on with the Kindle DX

Amazon's e-reader gets bigger and better with the debut of the Kindle DX. We like its lean and elegant style, but we still found plenty of DX features to criticize.

Why Kindle DX won't save newspapers

PC World's Melissa J. Perenson doesn't think the newly released Kindle DX will help reinvent newspapers for a modern age.

HP Launches MediaSmart Server LX195

Hewlett-Packard Wednesday unveiled its latest Windows Home Server device, the MediaSmart LX195.

Five iPhone accessories I want to see now

Apple says that the iPhone 3.0 update will feature support for accessories that attach to the iPhone’s dock connector. Melissa J. Perenson has a wishlist of accessories that she hopes will appear.

What the iPhone OS 3.0 update might really mean

PC World’s Melissa J. Perenson looks for deeper meaning in the timing of next week’s iPhone 3.0 event being held by Apple.

Blu-ray Disc licensing gets cheaper and easier

From a manufacturing standpoint, one of the banes of Blu-ray Disc's existence has long been the muddled licensing process.

Amazon Kindle versus Kindle 2

We break down the key differences between the Amazon Kindle 2 and the company’s original e-book reader.

Hands-on with the Amazon Kindle 2

PC World’s Melissa J. Perenson spent some quality time with the Kindle 2, and found lots to like—and some things that still need improvement.

Five ways Amazon could improve Kindle

Amazon is expected to unveil the second version of its Kindle ebook reader Monday. PC World’s Melissa J. Perenson has a wishlist of features and improvements she’d like to see in Kindle 2.

Circuit City to liquidate remaining stores

Circuit City, the second-largest retailer of consumer electronics, has announced it will close all of its remaining U.S. stores.

CES: Eleven HDTV trends

Faster refresh rates, built-in Blu-ray, and lower prices are some of trends around HDTVs PC World's Melissa J. Perenson saw at CES.

CES: Sony unwraps two new media players

The Walkman X and W Series make up latest attempt to take on Apple’s popular iPod.

CES: Verbatim’s ExpressCard SSD and new hard disk drives

Verbatim announced the ExpressCard SSD, available in capacities ranging from 16 to 64GB.