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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.

RCA reinvents mobile TV for the tablet universe

New tablet is the first to integrate a tuner for receiving over-the-air digital broadcasts.

Panasonic's new Toughpads are ready to rumble

New, rugged 10.1-inch and 7-inch Windows and Android tablets are built for tough conditions and serious business.

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Panasonic's 4K Windows 8 tablet will make your jaw drop

Creative work on a tablet won't be the same after seeing Panasonic's beauty.

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An inside look at Samsung's approach to product design

At a gathering of designers from Samsung's Korea headquarters, the company made it clear that it will continue to push toward being a lifestyle brand, and one that emphasizes connecting consumers with their personal electronics.

CES first look: Android tablets tuned for kids

Fuhu adds to its Nabi product line of Android tablets for kids, with cool cameras, NFC fields, and of course, bright colors.

Asus crams Windows 8 and Android 4.1 into one gargantuan tablet (video hands-on)

Asus's 2013 lineup includes some products we've seen before, but now have release dates. Foremost among them: An all-in-one desktop/tablet combination that attempts to merge the best of two worlds.

Nvidia boosts graphics, Web performance on its new Tegra 4 mobile platform

Nvidia's new system-on-a-chip is set to lead tablet performance to new heights in 2013.

Seagate launches Wireless Plus and Central networked drives

Seagate launches Wireless Plus and Central networked drives.

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Future Tech 2013: Tablets

We expect tablets to continue evolving at a lightning-fast pace.

Look back at 2012: The year in tablets

Here's how the past year played out in tablets. (Hint: It wasn't only about the Apple iPad this time.)

The best e-reader for you

Trying to decide which e-reader fits your needs? Check this handy guide to the latest e-readers.

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.

Review: Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ is the best value in a large tablet, if you can live within its limits

Together with an attractive price and expandable storage, the Nook HD+ makes a compelling tablet choice, especially for those who plan to use it primarily for reading and Web surfing, and less for finding the latest hot app.

How to buy a tablet

We walk you through the important things to consider before you buy.

Review: Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 4G LTE Wireless

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 brings the solid, controlled tablet experience of its smaller sibling to a bigger screen—and has an affordable connected option, too.