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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

9 devices with e-ink displays

9 devices with e-ink displays

The monochrome, sunlight-readable displays remain largely synonymous with e-readers, but they're moving into other devices large and small.

December 3, 2018 by

How sensors enable safety

Tonya Hall asks Clara Vu, co-founder and vice president of engineering at Veo Robotics, about how sensors and computing power can enable safety between humans and robots.

May 30, 2019 by

Warehouse robots for the rest of us

Karen Leavitt, chief marketing officer at Locus Robotics, talks with Tonya Hall about how e-commerce companies other than Amazon incorporate warehouse robots into their facilities and how they work alongside their human counterparts.

April 8, 2019 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

First Take: Toshiba Satellite Pro P100

First Take: Toshiba Satellite Pro P100

Toshiba's Satellite Pro P100 is a competent multimedia workhorse that could easily replace most regular desktop PCs. It boasts powerful graphics and storage subsystems, while the Harmon/Kardon integrated speaker set beats most competing offerings hands-down.

January 22, 2006 by

First Take: Sony Vaio VGN-TX17

First Take: Sony Vaio VGN-TX17

Ultraportables don't get much lighter than Sony's 1.2kg TX17. Although diminutive in size, the 11-inch Vaio has a built-in DVD burner, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

October 9, 2005 by

O2 Xphone IIm

O2 Xphone IIm

O2's Xphone IIm should appeal to those who want a smarter than average phone, but against serious smartphone opposition it comes a very distinct second.

June 20, 2005 by

Nokia 3230

Nokia 3230

The 3230 continues Nokia's run of style-plus-substance phones, offering a 1.2-megapixel camera, video editing and a positively lush-looking screen.

May 2, 2005 by

HP iPAQ h6365

HP iPAQ h6365

If you need a smart phone as a business tool, the h6365 is a solid choice. On the other hand, if you're seeking a stylish gadget, you'd do better to look elsewhere.

January 16, 2005 by

O2 Xphone II

O2 Xphone II

O2's latest smart phone, the Xphone II, sheds the bulk of its predecessor and gets decked out in a stylish case.

November 7, 2004 by

Motorola MPx200

Motorola MPx200

Heavyweights Motorola and Microsoft unite to produce the MPx200; a sleek, all-black clamshell smart phone. Read our Australian review.

March 15, 2004 by

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