High-Tech Gadgets

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Will all mobile devices be waterproof in the near future?

Cell phones can do just about anything –- except survive in water. A few drops of liquid can destroy a mobile device. Will that always be the case?

Can a TV be transparent?

TVs seem to be getting thinner and thinner and their pictures clearer and clearer. But now they're see-through, too? How's that possible?

How Digital Wallets Work

If you've ever lamented how overstuffed your wallet is or how it's putting a crick in your back, fear not: its digital doppelganger is here to save the day. Well, maybe. We weigh the pros and cons of e-wallets in this article.

How Intelligent Reactive Environments Work

Can you imagine coming home to a house or office that adjusts the lighting, music and temperature to your liking -- and you don't have to touch a single knob? Not only is it possible, it's here now.

10 Great Gadget Gifts for Men

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.

5 Technology Gadgets That Make Great Gifts

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?

10 Fun Office Toys and Gadgets

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.

5 Bluetooth Devices Everybody Wants

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.

10 Things to Look for When Buying a Laptop

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.

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Tablet

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

5 Things to Look for When Buying an AV Receiver

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.

5 Tips for Choosing the Right E-reader

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

5 High-tech Stocking Stuffers

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.

5 Tips for Picking the Right Smartphone

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.

5 Toys You Control With an iPhone

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?

5 Tech Gadgets for Women

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.

Should you buy a tablet or an e-reader?

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?

3-D TV Buying Guide

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.

Video Projector Buying Guide

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.

Telescope Buying Guide

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.

Binoculars Buying Guide

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.

Camcorder Buying Guide

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

MP3 Player Buying Guide

Not sure which MP3 player is right for you? Read our guide for some help with figuring out where to store your digital music collection.

Streaming Media Player Buying Guide

Want to watch video on the go and don't know which gadget you should get? We've got a guide to all your streaming needs.

10 Sci-fi Gadgets We Wish Actually Existed

Science fiction writers have come up with some really clever gadgets, gizmos and vehicles. Here are 10 that we wish we could get our hands on.