Brian Cooley: Best Holiday Tech Gifts For Under $50Cool tech gifts need not be pricey. Here are my three top picks this year that will delight almost anyone on your list who is even remotely interested in what these products do.
Brian Cooley: Are Extended Warranties On Tech Gifts Worth It?If you buy a big ticket tech item this holiday season, you may be tempted to get some sort of extended warranty on it.
Brian Cooley: The Twelve Tech Buys Of ChristmasFor this holiday shopping list, I'm skippping smartphones, computers, cameras and a host of other technologies that have either become utterly routine or obsolete. Instead, let's get a quick look of what I would think of this year when I think great tech that will delight as well as surprise.
Brian Cooley: Is It Time For A Curved HDTV?fter years of being "on the way", curved screen HDTVs are here. Samsung and LG have both announced the availability of 55" models in stores this week. Now sit down: They are each going for around $15,000. These are clearly halo products, but they may point the way to a real future, unlike 3D TV.
Brian Cooley: Life-Saving Car Tech Not Yet MandatoryTwo major new federal regulations are in the offing that could ask technology to erase thousands of auto injuries and deaths -- but will they work and at what cost?
Brian Cooley: Apple Fights Perceptions With iOS 7 ReleaseApple has been hearing the drumbeat of murmurs that it is yesterday's (albeit very profitable and popular) news for at least a year now. That said, Apple had some tasty innovations at its developer's conference Monday.
Brian Cooley: No Windows Needed For Newest ComputersAs the PC industry sunsets into niche status over the next few years, we are getting a look at what's next: Computers, yes, but ones that feel more like mobile devices.
Tech Watch: 3D-Printed Gun Technology Unlikely To Open Weapon FloodgatesThe first 3D-printed gun to function in public is raising concerns, but its design and the freedom of the data that allows anyone to make one is the real tech story behind the headlines.
Tech Watch: Emergency Resources To Follow During A DisasterWhen the Boston Marathon bombing happened we all craved the latest, unfiltered information. The web is a solid way to get that, as long as you remember much of it is unfiltered and unchecked. Here are some places to start.
Court Rules Using Cell Phone For GPS Violates Hands-Free Driving LawsA fresh court ruling in California states that using a phone solely for navigation is a violation of hands-free laws.
Tech Watch: Could 'Facebook Phone' Be Ready For Unveiling?The long rumored "Facebook phone" might be coming at a Thursday morning event at the company's offices in Menlo Park. Or it might not be coming at all. It all depends on your definition of a "Facebook phone."
Tech Watch: T-Mobile Revamps The 2-Year PlanT-Mobile is doing away with the traditional and onerous 2-year contract to get a low price on a new phone. But, of course, it isn't that simple: In many ways they are simply re-casting the old subsidy/tying system.