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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.

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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.

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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.