Klipsch has released its new Image S4i Rugged in-ear headphones, available in yellow, orange, blue or red for $99.99. Made for outdoor use, these all-weather Image S4i Rugged headphones feature tough, ruggedized rubber moldings that resist moisture, and they have…

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 HTC Evo 4G LTE (from Sprint) and HTC One X (from AT&T), each $200 with two-year contracts, have all the key ingredients of today’s marquis smart phones: 4.7-inch, high-definition (720p) displays; high-speed, dual-core processors; and the ability to run on their carriers’ 4G LTE networks. And both are currently our highest-rated phones for their respective carriers, though our image engineers weren’t impressed with some aspects of the cameras’ performance

Ten new smart phones, many with intriguing features, have just gone through Consumer Reports’ grueling battery of tests. Included are two HTC models with serious camera features: the Titan II ($200 on AT&T) and One S ($200 on T-Mobile). Surprisingly, though, they didn’t outscore other models in image quality in our tests

The Lytro is a very new kind of camera: It lets you adjust a photo’s focus after you’ve shot it. For example, you took a wedding photo of the happy couple cutting the cake, but you accidentally focused on Uncle Mike in the background

I’ve been quiet lately because I’ve been too busy … hope to break free of that by mid-May and get back to some projects. I’ve made time to do a little server work; I’m trying to build a more consistent set and get my servers all up to current OS versions. I have three nice rackmount server cases, and while scrounging ATX motherboards to put into them, I ran across this.

If cloud-based services , which store digital content such as music and movies on Web-based servers to allow consumers nearly ubiquitous access, are all the rage, Walmart’s new disc-to-digital program adds an interesting wrinkle. Earlier this week, I had a chance to preview Walmart’s new disc-to-digital in-store program, which officially kicks off next Monday, April 16th

Five consumer questions about Instagram


As the business press covers Facebook’s $1 billion purchase of Instagram, and tech sites discuss the app’s recent launch on the Android mobile platform, we thought we could answer some basic questions you may have about this very popular app. 1.

Apps add electronic twist to familiar toys


Visiting the annual American International Toy fair in New York last month I found myself wondering: Was this a toy fair or an electronics expo? There was no shortage of technology here! We saw the Hasbro Lazer Tag blasters (pictured here) which allow you to download a free Lazer Tag app to your iPhone or iPod Touch then insert your device into your blaster. You can play against a virtual enemy and use it to keep track of all your progress.

For years, e-reading enthusiasts have awaited the first commercially available color e-book reader that promises to run for days or even weeks on a charge, just as black-and-white e-readers do. Now the Ectaco JetBook, priced at a whopping $500, has arrived. Our testers checked out its screen, and alas, the long wait hasn’t been rewarded by a fine performer