Stories by Melissa J. Perenson

Microsoft Surface Tablet: Initial Impressions

Microsoft's introduction of its Surface tablet engendered buzz like no other we've seen from Microsoft. The big question is, does it stand up to the hype? The answer, succinctly, is yes.

Wireless projectors step up

New wireless technology is making it easier to cut the tether between notebook computer and projector for use in presentations.

Ink jet labeling--Not perfect, not bad

SAN FRANCISCO (03/26/2004) - Let's face it: Creating labels is a chore. Getting the alignment right, designing the label, entering the data ... it's yet another thing you have to do if you want your discs to wear something more specific and visually appealing than a hastily scrawled "Vacation Photos 2003."

One box, all DVD formats

You don't have to agonize over DVD burner formats any longer. LG Electronics 's Super-Multi DVD Drive GSA-4040B supports all five rewritable and write-once DVD formats, at a very low price of US$200. Competing dual-format +RW and -RW models cost about $50 more.

HP's video conversion tool

SAN FRANCISCO (09/22/2003) - When you're ready to convert your stacks of cherished (but now only rarely watched) videotapes to DVD, consider Hewlett-Packard Co.'s clever new DVD Movie Writer Dc3000.

MIA: Top-speed DVD media

SAN FRANCISCO (09/22/2003) - Whether you just got a new PC with a DVD burner or you bought a drive to add to your system, chances are you've run into the same roadblock that buyers everywhere have: Either there's no DVD media in stores, or if it is available, it doesn't match the speed rating on your new drive.