SAN FRANCISCO - Imagine being able to control your computer and manipulate on-screen objects not with a mouse, keyboard or even your voice, but with a wave of your hand.
It's hard for a company that's improved a pilloried product to announce to the world, "Hey, we stink less than we used to." So, Apple, AT&T and Microsoft, I'm here to do it for you.
Microsoft's long-anticipated Office Mobile app for Apple's iOS operating system turns out to be a total nonevent.
Once on the cutting edge of consumer electronics, Sony lost its mojo years ago. But every so often, it still comes up with something that reminds you of what it was, and maybe could be again.
Along with Christmas and back-to-school, the Father's Day/commencement season is prime time for gadget shopping. Here are a few suggestions that may appeal to the dad or grad on your list:
The main drawback to Fitbit's wearable activity monitors may be how unobtrusive they are. To hear users tell it, their trackers have taken more unplanned trips through the washing machine than a crumpled dollar bill.
Makers of portable Global Positioning System devices are caught in a squeeze.
The first Lark wristband aimed to measure and improve the quality of your sleep. Now the company has introduced a new fitness-tracking band, called Larklife, that aims to do the same for your waking hours, too.
"Never mistake a clear view for a short distance" is my favorite line about technology. It's especially true at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the annual techapalooza where the world's manufacturers gather to pitch their newest wares.
Is Microsoft's new Surface your next iPad, or is it your next personal computer?
The launch of a new iPhone long ago passed from mere product introduction into the realm of cultural phenomena. Still, underneath all the hype, the iPhone 5 really is just a new smartphone. A terrific new smartphone.
I wasn't a big fan of the original Kindle Fire, the bargain-priced 7-inch color tablet Amazon.com introduced late last year. It was sluggish and cumbersome, redeemed mostly by its easy access to the world of Amazon content.
Here are three things you can do with an old iPad: pass it along to a family member, sell it on eBay or convert it into a great-sounding portable entertainment system - by spending more than it may have originally cost.
The most noteworthy thing about Parrot's new Zik over-the-ear stereo headphones isn't the sound. It's that these babies are stuffed with more technology than an F-15.
Maybe I just need better friends, but I can't shake the feeling that "social search" isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Success breeds competition, a lesson Apple knows well from its iPhones and iPads. Now Amazon.com is learning it from two new devices that take dead aim at its Kindle tablet-and-e-reader business.
For most of us, the paperless life remains just a dream. We're awash in memos, documents, photos.
In technology, there's a fine line between innovation and eccentricity. Sony's new Tablet P boldly approaches the line, and then stomps all over it.
All but lost amid the hoopla of its latest iPad, Apple also released a new version of Apple TV, the $99 streaming-video set-top box that the late Steve Jobs used to call "a hobby."
It's the photographer's nightmare. You've taken the perfect photo of your daughter holding a ball. But you focused on the wrong thing. The ball is sharp, the girl blurry.
It's a few weeks since Christmas, and the novelty of that new
iPad or Android tablet may be wearing off. You've already watched a
Netflix movie, played "Angry Birds" and maybe even downloaded an
e-book or two from Amazon.com or Apple's iBooks. What next?
You've never seen a personal computer quite like this one.
If I could, I'd completely banish buttons from wireless
headsets. Nothing makes me feel clumsier than trying to answer or
redial a call on a 2-inch piece of plastic with my fat fingers.