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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.


Blu-ray looks ahead to 4K

Seven years after the Blu-ray Disc Association announced the spec for the format, budget players are available and disc sales are strong. The introduction of HDTVs that support a 4K resolution presents Blu-ray fans and promoters with their next challenge.


BuQu Tech unveils Magnetyze conductive phone charger (video)

The Magnetyze wireless conductive charging system for smartphones offers an alternative to inductive charging devices, although it supports a limited selection of gadgets initially.

iPad mini vs. Nexus 7: The debate

They both have 7-inch screens, they're both built by two of the biggest names in personal technology, and they both have their fans and their detractors. Which is better, the iPad mini or the Nexus 7? Chris Breen and Melissa Perenson duke it out.

How Apple's iPad mini compares with Android tablets

What you gain, and what you sacrifice, by choosing an iPad mini over an Android tablet.

How Steve Jobs Changed Mobility

Analysis: The Apple leader's influence on technology is clear; but he also altered forever our expectations about when and where we use our gadgets.

Steve Jobs Resigns From Apple, HP TouchPad Fire Sale, and New Cameras, Too

The PCWorld editors discuss the short and long-term implications of Apple CEO Steve Jobs' resignation. Plus, we discuss the fire sale craze that followed when HP discounted its discontinued TouchPad to $99, and more than a dozen new cameras coming this fall from Canon, Nikon, and Sony.

Star Wars Episode I to Go 3D in 2012

Attention Jar-Jar Binks fans! Lucasfilm will be releasing Star Wars Episode I in 3D next year.

Blu-ray Continues To Thrive, In Spite Of Streaming Threat

New information from the Blu-ray Disc Association, Digital Entertainment Group, indicates healthy growth for disc format.