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Weed tech: Vapes, pipes, apps, and more marijuana gadgets and accessories

Weed tech: Vapes, pipes, apps, and more marijuana gadgets and accessories

Looking to buy a premium vape? Want to find more information about a particular strain? Interested in automating your grow operation? You've come to the right place. We've rounded up the best of the best -- devices that help you consume marijuana and even systems that help you grow it. There's something here for everyone, from weed enthusiasts to dispensary shop owners.

April 20, 2019 by

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

New robot designs are challenging, says MIT

Tonya Hall talks to Dr. Julie A Shah, associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics and leader of the interactive robotics group of the computer science and AI Laboratory at MIT, to learn more about what challenges robot designers are facing when coming up with new robotic designs.

November 26, 2020 by

The Moore’s Law of drones emerges

Tiernan Ray explains just as chips got cheaper and cheaper over time, drones are gaining incredible powers in tiny sizes. DJI’s latest beginning drone, the Mini 2, can fly more than twice as far as its previous incarnation, up to six miles, but it’s small and light enough to fit in a pocket and quiet enough you may not hear it flying around. Read more: https://zd.net/3m19eLf

November 25, 2020 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

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