Electronic Gadgets

"Gadget" is a catch-all word these days for nifty devices. We've covered the basics, such as clocks & watches, plus delved into the world of present-day and future high-tech gadgets, such as digital jewelry and restaurant pagers.

In all likelihood, there is at least one small box in the back of the closet full of cassette tapes that you just haven't gotten rid of. Learn more about these 8 great projects to resuse old cassette tapes.

Want to put that brain to work with some DIY that will actually help you in your day-to-day grind? From cooking with the sun to protecting the screen on your smartphone, these projects will satisfy your crafty techie side.

If you have a lantern flashlight, you probably know about the enormous batteries they require. An you probably also know...they aren't rechargeable. Learn more about hacking your lantern flashlight to keep going and going.

When VHS was big, I collected movies. I had a giant collection spanning several shelves, then a new device came out called a DVD player. Learn more about how to recyclem reuse and rid yourself of VHS tapes.

Recycle old earbuds into DIY speakers. Learn how to recycle your old earbuds and turn them into DIY speakers.

My laptop is a great little workhorse, but it overheats like nobody's business. Learn more about the 5 cheapest & easiest DIY laptop stands.

You can easily install many of these gadgets, no matter what your skill level, which enable you to monitor your vehicle's (and your own) performance and ensure you're getting the maximum efficiency out of every mile. Learn more about the top 5 green automotive gadgets to help you save gas and money.

Technology waits for no one. But that's a good thing if you need to find this year's must-have gadget for the man (or men) on your shopping list. See what we chose as our top picks.

Tech fanatics are notoriously hard to find the perfect gift for. It seems like there's always some new gizmo that captures their attention. What are some ideas for the gadget fanatic on your list?

Go ahead and trash those stress balls and return your company-issued swag back to the PR department from which it came. It's time you injected a little high-tech fun into your work life, and this list should get you off to the right start.

Whether you're doing some serious holiday gift shopping or if you're just a little Bluetooth-curious, you'll find this list of devices includes something for everyone.

Even though prices are lower than ever before, a laptop is still a significant investment. If you use the right criteria when shopping, you can feel confident that you're getting the best value for your money and the best machine for your needs.

So many tablets, so little time. We'll give you the tips to choose the one that's right for you.

A high-def TV and big, booming speakers are nice, but to get the most out of your home entertainment system, you need a quality AV receiver to handle all your gear. Here's what to look for when choosing one.

E-readers come in all shapes and sizes. So which one's right for you?

Filling the family gadget-geek's stocking with small gifts can require a team of savvy elves. We have five suggestionsthat won'ttake too much out of Santa's wallet.

Lots of people feel completely lost when choosing a smartphone. But with a little time and a little research, it's easy to figure exactly what you need, what you want and what you can do without.

With your iPhone in hand, you can control all manner of toys, gadgets and games. What are five app-controlled toys that'll grace the "must-have" lists of gadget geeks?

Gone are the days when you can attract the female market just by making a product pink. These days, women seek out gadgets that are well-designed, durable and straightforward to use. Here are five that fit the bill.

Way back in the dark ages, circa 2006, if you wanted to read e-books and surf the Web, you had to buy two devices. These days, however, the latest tablets and e-readers allow you to do both. Only, which device is best?

If you love 3-D movies and catch one at the theater every chance you get, you're probably quite intrigued by the recent development of 3-D TVs. Before you charge off to the store to snag your very own model, here are a few tips to keep in mind.

You want to upgrade your media setup to include a video projector, but how do you start your search? There are so many models on the market, it's easy to feel overwhelmed, but you can relax -- we'll walk you through the shopping process.

So you want to buy a telescope. With scopes ranging from $50 for a department store offering to around $1 billion for the world's most expensive telescope, we'll forgive you for not knowing where to start, and we're here to help.

You're dying to see more of the world, and binoculars may help you do it. Find out which pair is perfect for spying on your neighbors and which ones will help you spot cosmic craziness in the sky.

Do you want more video capability than the kind on your smartphone? Look into a camcorder.