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Latest gadgets ease the cruelty of travel

By Keith Shaw | 16 April, 2014 03:14

Luckily, gadget-makers understand the cruelty of travel, and are always creating new devices that help the mobile worker/road warrior ease the pain of a hotel room with few outlets, or expensive in-room Wi-Fi. Here are three gadgets I've recently tested that can help you on your next trip:

7 games that will eat up your free time

By Keith Shaw | 25 March, 2014 12:25

Last week, our company hosted an expert on digital efficiency, who gave attendees a great presentation on how to get more out of the workday with a whole range of tips, tricks and tools.

Seagate's latest: Drive fast, App slow

By Keith Shaw | 12 March, 2014 22:15

The data transfer speed improvements that Seagate has made to their drives is remarkably impressive.

Reviews: HP's EliteBook 840 and Logitech's ConferenceCam CC3000e

By Keith Shaw | 05 March, 2014 23:13

The notebook features a lightweight yet tough finish, and the latest tech specs; up to 16GB of memory; storage options up to 1TB hard drive or 256GB SSD; 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

Two Cool Tools to entertain the kids during winter, spring or summer vacation

By Keith Shaw | 28 February, 2014 17:37

Over the past few weeks we've been snowbound several times, which also included a school vacation week. With my kids asking me for the one-millionth time "What can we do, Dad?", fortunately I had two technology-related items for the column to test out, and they would also appeal to the youngsters as well as adults.

Boost the soft sounds around you; keychain-sized phone charging cable

By Keith Shaw | 28 January, 2014 19:02

The scoop: BEAN Quiet Sound Amplifier, by Etymotic Research, about $480 (for one; $860 for two)

Review: Plantronics Voyager Legend CS Bluetooth Headset System and Logitech Mobile Speakerphone P710e

By Keith Shaw | 25 November, 2013 10:43

Here are two new devices that can help improve audio quality for voice calls, whether you're in the office or out on the road.

Review: Yoga 2Pro flexes its multimode Windows 8 options

By Keith Shaw | 21 November, 2013 20:37

If you're going to be stuck with a Windows 8 (or 8.1) notebook, you might as well make it as interesting as possible, to help lessen the pain of having to deal with Windows as your operating system.

In Pictures: 20 hottest tech toys for the holidays

By Keith Shaw | 21 November, 2013 09:02

Cool Yule Tools 2013: Our Tester Elf-approved picks for awesome gadgety goodness

In Pictures: Wacky or unique tech gift ideas Holiday 2013

By Keith Shaw | 21 November, 2013 08:57

Here are some unique gift ideas that have some cool technology behind them.

In Pictures: Top photo and video gift ideas for Holiday 2013

By Keith Shaw | 21 November, 2013 08:52

Check out these devices and gift ideas.

In Pictures: Top phones and tablets for holiday 2013

By Keith Shaw | 20 November, 2013 08:37

Here are our picks for the coolest ones for your list

Gift Guide 2013: Kid stuff and geek stuff

By Keith Shaw | 18 November, 2013 12:28

As a dad of three youngsters, one of my favorite categories in the holiday gift guide is seeing what technology-related fun we can dig up and play with. Here our a bunch of our favorite toys and silly geeky things that will keep your kids (or the kid in you) entertained for weeks, months or even years.

Gift Guide 2013: Extras and Accessories

By Keith Shaw | 18 November, 2013 12:28

Our annual holiday gift guide always ends up with devices and gadgets that we just can't fit into the other buckets. But rather than not consider them, we create a "miscellaneous" bucket. If you're an artist, creative type or are just looking for something to keep track of your keys, check out some of these gift ideas / suggestions:

Gift Guide 2013: Audio gadgets

By Keith Shaw | 18 November, 2013 12:28

Music drives a lot of what we get out of our technology devices - if you can't hear the music from your device, or share it with others, it's just a bunch of ones and zeros sitting on a magnetic hard drive.

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