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  • Opinion: IRIS 9000 Lets You Use Siri From Across the Room

    Siri might be the closest we've come to HAL 9000 or the Enterprise's computer in Star Trek, but ultimately, you're still just talking to a phone. Fortunately, ThinkGeek lets you better simulate the effect of talking to a futuristic intellifent agent wit the IRIS 9000.

  • Opinion: iPhone 4S inconsistent camera auto-focus

    Reader Paul Boyce finds that the iPhone 4S's camera is inconsistent when it comes to autofocus. He writes:

  • Opinion: 3D Body Scanner Takes the Perfect Measurements

    Online shopping can be great; you don't have leave the comfort of your home, you can shop whenever you please, and you avoid crowds that most people crazy. While online shopping is great for most products, buying clothes online presents a challenge; you can't try anything on. You could always go out to a store, try on the clothes you want, and then order them online, but that pretty much defeats the point of online shopping.

  • Opinion: Nokia Mango Phone Lineup Takes Shape

    As Nokia World approaches on Wednesday, details about the Finnish firm's Windows Phone 7.5 -- that's Mango -- lineup are beginning to emerge.

  • Opinion: Photo Cropping, Camera Resolution, Depth of Field, and More Q&A

    Have a question about digital photography? Send it to me. I reply to as many as I can--though given the quantity of e-mails that I get, I can’t promise a personal reply to each one. I round up the most interesting questions about once a month here in Digital Focus.

  • Opinion: Why Steve Jobs Is Right about Android

    Over the weekend I wrote an article titled "What If Steve Jobs Is Right?" As the title implies, the post was a hypothetical look at the possibility that Steve Jobs' assertion that Android is a "stolen product" is true.

  • Opinion: Five years of iPod

    Since its first release five years ago on October 23, 2001, the iPod has become one of the most recognizable products in the world. It has transformed Apple’s business and its public image, and is probably responsible for a “halo effect” that has improved the Mac’s image and fortunes as well. Whether you’re a rabid iPod lover or someone who just doesn’t see why the iPod’s such a big deal, it’s hard to dispute the gigantic impact the iPod has had on our technological world.

  • Opinion: The HDTV Has HDMI, but the PC Does Not

    Mikeybud wants to connect an inexpensive PC to his HDTV, but the PC lacks an HDMI port. He asked the Desktops forum for advice.

  • Opinion: What If Steve Jobs Is Right?

    Apple has been engaged in heated legal battles around the world claiming that Android smartphones and tablets infringe on its patents. Android loyalists see the legal attacks as a desperate, oppressive move by Apple to stifle competition, but perhaps the success of Android is a function of the ways it "borrows" Apple intellectual property.

  • Opinion: Apple's iPod Turns 10

    Apple's iPod, which transformed the way music is sold and distributed and revolutionized the consumer electronics industry, turned 10 on Sunday.

  • Opinion: PlayStation Suite will Move to More Android Devices, Sony Exec Says

    Sony's second in command, Kazuo Hirai, confirmed this week that his company is working on bringing its PlayStation Suite of games to more Android devices in the future.

  • Opinion: Apple's iPad Dominance Fades? I Don't Think So

    What? Android tablet market share has skyrocketed almost 700 percent since a year ago, and the Apple iPad has plummeted to a meager 67 percent of the market? Why is it then, that iPads are everywhere, and the only place I see any other tablets is on the display table at Best Buy?

  • Opinion: Hacker Creates New Way to Communicate Road Rage

    A gadget has been created to help motorists communicate their angst toward other drivers without using the ubiquitous hand gesture. But you might want to watch what you say because you never know who is in the other car.

  • Opinion: What's in Your Bag? Claire Chambers, CEO, Journelle

    PCWorld Business Center's "In Your Bag" series takes an intimate look at the essential tech gear that small-business leaders carry with them.

  • Opinion: ITC Deals HTC Setback in Apple Patent War

    While Apple continues business as usual with the launch of iOS 5, iCloud, and the iPhone 4S, and Android marches on with the unveiling of Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich", a war between iOS and Android is being waged in courtrooms around the world. In one of those battles--between Apple and HTC--it seems that Apple has the upper hand following a decision from the US International Trade Commission (ITC).

  • Opinion: How to Sync Your Android Phone or Tablet with iTunes

    It's not uncommon to have iOS and Android users living under the same roof. Indeed, perhaps you've been an iPod owner for many users, but recently decided to pick up an Android-powered smartphone or tablet. Now the question becomes, how do you sync your iTunes music and playlists with your Android device?

  • Opinion: Doctor Who? Could Be You

    If you practice saying "Come along, Pond" in the mirror a lot, then let ThinkGeek scratch your itch with a spot-on replica of the jacket worn by Matt Smith on the BBC's Doctor Who. As the "11th Doctor" on the long-running series, Smith sports a smart (if nerdy) tweed jacket as he romps around through time and space conquering evil.

  • Opinion: What Google's Rubin Doesn't Understand about Siri

    The head of Google's Android mobile OS, Andy Rubin, doesn't think your smartphone should be your personal assistant. In comments made during an interview at the AsiaD conference this week, Rubin downplayed the impact of Siri--the voice interactive personal assistant included with the iPhone 4S.

  • Opinion: Lego Kits Get Crowdsourced With Cuusco; Your Inner 12-Year-Old Squeals With Glee

    If you're like me and Lego creations you see on Flickr or the web at large make your jaw drop, you might appreciate Lego's new crowdsource project known as Cuusoo.

  • Opinion: Microsoft Debuts AT&T's Mango-Powered Windows Phone 7 Handsets

    Microsoft showed off three Mango-powered Windows Phone 7 handsets that AT&T will be selling during the upcoming holiday season.



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