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Features we initially mocked, but then came to love

Features we initially mocked, but then came to love

Many tech products are introduced with great fanfare and excitement. Customers flock to buy them, even sometimes standing in line for hours. But some products, and in particular, features, just don't inspire the same kind of buzz. In this gallery, we'll look at a bunch of features that inspired more "why" than "wow," but proved to be beloved by ZDNet's contributors and editors.

March 1, 2019 by

Best of MWC 2019: Cool tech you can buy or pre-order this year

Best of MWC 2019: Cool tech you can buy or pre-order this year

Between all the 5G devices and foldable phones, it might seem like nearly everything announced at MWC 2019 is too futuristic to purchase soon. In reality, many of these new gadgets are already available to pre-order or will launch later this year. Here's the best tech we've spotted on the show floor that's releasing in 2019.

February 26, 2019 by

Tech that stole our heart or broke it

Tech that stole our heart or broke it

With Valentine's Day around the corner, ZDNet's contributors and editors were reminded of all the technology they were infatuated with, either in their past or present, as well as anything that might've left them bitter and broken-hearted.

February 12, 2019 by

Crowdfunding projects that left backers jilted at the altar

Crowdfunding projects that left backers jilted at the altar

Crowdfunding offers products such as smartwatches, smartphone accessories, and smart printers. Backing them, however, may not always be a smart move. Whether it be to malice, or incompetence on the part of creators, gadget lust is simply sometimes unrequited.

February 7, 2019 by

Lenovo M57e

Lenovo M57e

The Lenovo M57 eco is a small form-factor desktop that is promoted by the company as energy efficient. We found it to be a capable and powerful office performer for its size, but with limited upgrade options.

May 27, 2008 by

Western Digital WD RE2-GP & WD Caviar GP

Western Digital WD RE2-GP & WD Caviar GP

Western digital has released a range of hard drives purporting to save up to 40 percent in power consumption over comparable drives. We found the drives not only lived up to promised efficiency, but also were competitively priced.

May 13, 2008 by

Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred 9

Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred 9

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9 is the best tool available for dictating text and commanding a Web browser by voice, despite the gradual adjustments needed to conform to your personal manner of speaking.

August 28, 2006 by

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