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Annual Tech Buying Guide
Laptops fit on palms. Handhelds play games. Game consoles make phone calls. Phones take pictures. TVs and stereos network with PCs. Just what the heck is going on? Join our writers and CNET's reviewers for our annual tour of the hot new stuff coming out of the bit-by-bit coupling of computing and consumer electronics.
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TECH BUYING GUIDE -- ON THE ROAD
It's Easy To Tell--And Show--On Today's Cell Phones
Many top-of-the-line models come with a built-in digital camera -- and are a snap to use.

Whose Service Suits You?
How to sort through the variables to find a match

Handhelds That You'll Always Want To Hold
The new PDAs may have a camera, GPS, Web browser, full keyboard, and more

Get On The Web No Matter Where
Wi-Fi or cellular? For the most complete coverage, be ready to use both


TECH BUYING GUIDE -- IN THE OFFICE
Move Over, Desktops. Make Way For Laptops
Now even slim notebooks can do the work of a traditional PC. And buyers are snapping them up.

PCs: Looking Beyond The Big Brands
Plenty of smaller boutiques offer models that could be just what you want

Monitors With An Edge
Flat-panel screens are offerings lots more goodies--at better prices

Weaving An Untangled Wi-Fi Web
Setup can be torture and security weak, but the joys of going wireless are many


TECH BUYING GUIDE -- AROUND THE HOUSE
No More Waiting For...Music Magic
With a few bits of technical plumbing, you can listen to any song you want -- wherever you want it.

Online Music: An Ensemble Of Options

Must-See TV -- On Your Time
New digital media servers and video players give couch potatoes wanderlust

Online Movies: Not Ready For Prime Time

You Don't Own A Digital Camera Yet?
With high-quality models as low as $150, there's no need to hold out




Cell Phones

Handhelds

Networking

Desktops

Laptops

Displays

Printers

Electronics

MP3 Players

Digital Cameras



TECHNOLOGY & YOU
The Road To The PC-TV Runs Through Windows
Microsoft's rivals are unwitting allies as it elbows into living rooms

FLASH PRODUCT REVIEW
Adding TV to PC, PDQ
There are lots of affordable choices for watching -- even burning -- shows on your desktop computer, minus the hassles of Media Center

TECHNOLOGY & YOU
This Smart Phone Is Actually Easy to Use
Surprise! You can actually operate the Treo 600 with just one hand as you would a phone

FLASH PRODUCT REVIEW
A PDA-Phone with Too Many Hangups
Hitachi's new G1000 tries but fails to match the features and usability of rival Handspring's Treo 600

TECHNOLOGY & YOU
Let Your Fingers Do the Log-In
Fingerprint scanners are now affordable. But they're not yet glitch-free

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