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Tue, 12 Mar 2013 14:59:30 EDTWalter S. Mossberg reviews the Roku 3, a new $100 streaming set-top box from Roku.
Tue, 05 Mar 2013 19:43:24 ESTThe Sonos Playbar is a one-piece speaker system that aims to bring high-quality sound to a TV without a complicated setup, says Katherine Boehret.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:41:34 ESTWalt Mossberg tests an Android smartphone from a carrier that charges just $19 a month for unlimited data, voice and texts—with no contract.
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 09:22:41 ESTWalt Mossberg looks at three PCs that attempt to function as both tablets and traditional laptops.
Thu, 20 Sep 2012 15:19:14 EDTThe world's most popular smartphone becomes significantly faster, thinner and lighter this week, while gaining a larger, 4-inch screen, writes Walter S. Mossberg.
Sun, 23 Sep 2012 18:37:01 EDTThe good news for current iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users is that they'll get many of the 200 new features in Apple's update for mobile software, iOS 6.
Thu, 19 Apr 2012 10:46:46 EDTThe best advice for buying a laptop is to wait until summer or fall, as there are changes ahead in Mac and PC laptops.
Wed, 01 Dec 2010 14:27:42 ESTKatherine Boehret takes a look at some online services that could help you—or those shopping for you— find the right gifts this holiday season.
Tue, 14 Jul 2009 10:46:53 EDTThe new iPhone OS may be enough to keep many users from buying the latest 3G S phone, Walt Mossberg writes.
Wed, 24 Dec 2008 16:33:42 ESTWhile it gets a bit saccharine at times, Nintendo's Wii Music game is a fun, unintimidating way to get people thinking about music and their own music styles.
Thu, 18 Dec 2008 22:38:21 ESTCameo, T-Mobile's digital-photo frame, excels in its simplicity, but comes with a number of annoying drawbacks and a pricing model that will limit its appeal.
Thu, 11 Dec 2008 15:45:46 ESTNick Wingfield tests two of the first pico-based digital projectors on the market, which make projectors truly portable, instead of merely luggable.
Wed, 03 Dec 2008 23:20:26 ESTA look at an array of devices that make the Netflix service that delivers movies digitally over the Internet available on TV sets.
Thu, 18 Dec 2008 22:37:43 ESTA guide to the social-networking service Twitter that explains how to use it, the lingo, privacy options and problems that it has.
Tue, 25 Nov 2008 22:47:18 ESTKodak Theatre HD Player pulls photos and videos from computers around the house and displays them on an HDTV. The player is a lot of fun to use, but isn't all smiles.
Thu, 20 Nov 2008 12:46:15 ESTThe Storm is a very capable hand-held computer that will appeal to BlackBerry users who have been pining for a touch-controlled device with a larger screen.
Wed, 19 Nov 2008 09:58:47 ESTVideoSurf.com uses smart technology that can save people the aggravation of watching videos that aren't what they appear to be, but it has some rough edges.
Tue, 04 Nov 2008 00:29:00 ESTWalt Mossberg's annual fall PC buyer's guide focuses on how folks whose budgets have shrunk can still get something adequate for light use.
Thu, 18 Sep 2008 00:31:00 EDTAmazon Video on Demand is a good service for people who prefer paying for ad-free TV shows and films.
Wed, 03 Sep 2008 23:35:00 EDTIt's exciting to think about iPhone competitors giving better software a real try. But HTC's Touch Diamond doesn't hide the outdated Windows Mobile well enough or often enough for a user to want to buy a whole new device.
Wed, 03 Sep 2008 23:18:00 EDTWalt answers questions about using a stylus that works with the iPhone and caring for an external hard drive.
Wed, 10 Sep 2008 16:14:00 EDTGoogle's new Chrome Web browser will make using the Internet faster and less frustrating, but this first version is rough around the edges and lacks some features, says Walt Mossberg in the first hands-on review.
Wed, 27 Aug 2008 22:34:00 EDTWith an iPhone or iPod Touch, Apple's new program Remote can convert an MP3 player into a sophisticated remote control for digital-music collections.
Wed, 27 Aug 2008 13:18:00 EDTKinoma Play is one application that is desperately needed by Windows Mobile users, and it just might remind them that there's a better way to navigate media and media-related Web services without needing to buy a new mobile device.
Tue, 09 Sep 2008 19:56:00 EDTMicrosoft Live Labs' Photosynth turns multiple photos of a site into a 3-D scene you can virtually "walk" through on the Web. The service is a dramatic new way to use your photos and to share them with others, writes Walter S. Mossberg.
Wed, 20 Aug 2008 20:17:00 EDTWalt Mossberg answers readers' questions about the differences between TVs rated at "720p" and "1080p," good powerline adapters, and solutions to blocked outgoing email servers when using Wi-Fi.
Tue, 19 Aug 2008 21:06:00 EDTThe Eye-Fi Explore Card, a wireless memory card with a geotagging feature that geographically prelabels photos, was unreliable in one scenario, but we found it to be a great way to automatically organize and label photos.
Wed, 13 Aug 2008 22:49:00 EDTTwo set-top boxes have been launched to try to marry the Internet and the TV. Both adapters, from Sony and Roku, worked well in tests, but each has limitations.
Wed, 13 Aug 2008 19:59:00 EDTWalt Mossberg answers readers' questions about how to get a new Windows computer with the XP operating system, small portable radios, and the functions of MailBug.
Tue, 12 Aug 2008 22:15:00 EDTDigital electronics will eventually break or get replaced. It's hard to know what to do with the gadgets that get left behind. But there are Web sites that make it easy to get rid of old electronics -- and some offer cash for them, too.
Thu, 07 Aug 2008 23:47:00 EDTFlock, a little-known Web browser, attempts to take the pain out of online multitasking by keeping your social networks, photo sites or news feeds visible at all times. The browser works well, but it isn't for everyone.
Wed, 06 Aug 2008 23:06:00 EDTWalt Mossberg answers readers' questions about accessing email without using the Internet, finding a company to digitize old photographs, and using Xobni on various email platforms.
Wed, 06 Aug 2008 10:31:00 EDTWe tested Meebo, Adium and Digsby, free instant-messaging programs that work by being a one-stop shop for online communication. All three are straightforward and work without much effort or instruction.
Thu, 31 Jul 2008 00:05:00 EDTXobni is a new, free plug-in module for Outlook that has some flaws, but Walt Mossberg finds that it turns the email experience from one that was organized by messages and dates into one that is organized by people and relationships.
Wed, 30 Jul 2008 19:58:00 EDTWalt Mossberg answers readers' questions about sending video files without YouTube, buying a MacBook for an art/graphic-design student, and choosing a reliable antispyware program.
Tue, 29 Jul 2008 21:58:00 EDTShutterfly has integrated simple photo sharing into personalized Web sites. Overall, this site-creating program does a nice job with minimal work on the user's behalf, though it lacks a few useful features.
Thu, 24 Jul 2008 00:02:00 EDTAfter a week of intense testing of Apple's new synchronization service MobileMe, Walt Mossberg says he currently can't recommend it. It's a great idea, but, as of now, it has too many systemic flaws to keep its promises.
Wed, 23 Jul 2008 23:53:00 EDTWalt Mossberg answers readers' questions about transferring data from Palm devices to new BlackBerrys, setting parental controls on the new iPhone and more.
Thu, 21 Aug 2008 13:43:00 EDTThe best feature in Apple's second-generation iPhone 3G is the "App Store," a distribution mechanism for third-party programs. In general, the process of choosing and downloading apps is easy and quick, and most of the programs are useful or entertaining. Here's a guide to choosing the apps for your iPhone.
Thu, 21 Aug 2008 13:43:00 EDTWalt Mossberg answers questions about managing battery life on the iPhone 3G, replacing its battery if necessary, and upgrading an iPod Touch.