At the Google I/O developer conference today, the search company confirmed recently ubiquitous rumors by announcing its very own Nexus 7 tablet, which will run on a brand new version of its Android mobile operating system: Android 4.1, nicknamed Jelly Bean. Specs for the tablet , which will be manufactured by Asus, include a 1,280 x 800 HD display, a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, a 12-core GPU, and 1GB of RAM.

Samsung has launched the Galaxy Player 4.2, a successor to its Galaxy Player 4.0 media player. After using a press sample on a range of tasks, I think this new Galaxy has made an already-fine player an even-better alternative to Apple’s iPod Touch

Is it worth spending $400 more for a retina display on the latest Apple MacBook Pro? To find out, we compared the company’s new 15-inch laptops. The MacBook Pro with Retina display ($2,200) has a 2880 x 1800 display, while the MacBook Pro ($1,800) has a 1440 x 900 screen

The portable GPS navigation market was dealt a harsh blow this week when Apple announced it would offer its own mobile navigation solution with car integration at a developer’s conference. Called simply “Maps,” this reinvented app combines turn-by-turn navigation with the voice control of Siri, Apple’s digital assistant.

If you liked D-Link’s easy-to-use MovieMate streaming-media player but were hankering for a bit more content, the company will soon be launching a beefed-up version called MovieNite Plus. Though at $80 it costs a bit more than the current MovieMate—which sells for $49 at Walmart—the Plus version has access to a lot more apps and channels, and is still considerably less expensive than D-Link’s flagship streaming player, the $170 Boxee Box.

Just five more shopping days till Father’s Day, this Sunday June 17—and you’re still figuring out what to get him?

Smart phones are getting more laptop-like, with larger screens, powerful muti-core processors, and snazzy operating software such as Apple iOS and Google Android. But ClamCase is making the case—or at least the peripheral—that could give full-size laptops or ultrabooks a run for their money. The company is working on the ClamBook, an Apple Macbook-like device that will physically connect to any smart phone and offer users a mobile computer -like functionality

Apple today previewed its newest mobile operating system, iOS 6, at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. The company also announced the debut of the Siri voice-activated assistant on iPad and unveiled the first Apple Maps app

Apple today introduced its newest line of MacBook Pro laptops, including a 15-inch model that measures just 0.71 inches—a quarter inch thinner than the current model—weighs just under 4.5 pounds, and includes a Retina display with a resolution of 2880×1800.

Later this month, you’ll finally have the option to buy Apple iPhones from two so-called prepaid carriers—including Virgin Mobile, which received high scores in our Ratings of cell-phone carriers. But the new options for no-contract iPhones, while offering lower monthly costs, will require paying a higher upfront cost for the phone itself