Gadget Guide: Our Top Picks for Back to School
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 07/27/2009 - 09:00

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We know it’s hard to believe, but it’s already time to start planning for the new school year. For those students moving into the dorms for the first time, or for the college veterans who are ready to upgrade their gadgets, we’ve got you covered. The best of everything you’ll need to make your time studying more enjoyable is right here. Let the lessons begin!


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Gadget Guide: Zune HD Pushes Envelope of Portable Music & Movies
By Chris Hermosilla | 05/29/2009 - 11:45

Portable media players are a dime a dozen these days, but if you want a device that’s on the cutting edge of technology, then meet the Zune HD, the latest player in Microsoft’s Zune line of digital entertainment. Just announced this week, the Zune HD takes its name from its ability to pipe high-definition videos out to your HDTV when docked—along with a built-in HD Radio tuner, which gives you crystal-clear sound far beyond FM radio.


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Gadget Guide: The Nintendo DSi
By Chris Hermosilla | 04/09/2009 - 12:00

Who says you can’t do it all? Introducing the Nintendo DSi ($170), the brand-new version of the company’s multimillion-selling Nintendo DS handheld video game system. This small, sleek touch-screen tech toy does a lot more than just play games: It snaps pictures with its two built-in cameras (one points out, one points in, so you won’t miss a single shot), keeps your pics organized and lets you trick them out with color effects, stickers and written notes.


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Gadget Guide: The Flip Video MinoHD Makes Home Movies a Breeze
By Monica Herrera | 01/15/2009 - 09:10

These days, just about everyone is a moviemaker—or at least, a home-moviemaker. YouTube should be thanking us for its gazillion video clips! But there are still plenty of folks who have never used a video camera themselves. I was one of those people until three months ago, when I got my hands on a Flip Video MinoHD ($229.99, bestbuy.com).


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Gadget Guide: The New Blackberry Storm―Believe the Hype!
By Mariela Rosario | 11/19/2008 - 18:42

Do you drool over your friends' iPhone? Do you dream of sleek touch pads, speedy internet service and MP3 capability? Yeah, so do we. We just refused to accept the fact that we'd have to switch over to a more expensive, less customer-friendly cell service. So, we decided to wait it out, until our trusty Verizon Wireless gave us a phone that would let us hold our loyal heads high. And we waited and waited...and our prayers were finally answered in the form of the brand new Blackberry Storm!


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Gadget Guide: <i>Latina</i> Tries Out The New Wii Fit
By Mariela Rosario | 05/19/2008 - 14:06

It’s today’s big launch, and Latina tested it out just for you! It was no easy task; the Wii Fit turns your videogaming system into a lean, mean workout machine. It looks innocent enough when you open the surprisingly small box—a game disc that works with a standard Wii controller and a white Balance Board that you stand on to do your exercises—but boy do those little pieces pack a big punch. Just pop the game into the system, plug in the board and get ready to use your television to get in shape.


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