Looking for new laptops? This year's Consumer Electronics Show is filled with ultrabooks -- new laptops that are thin and light -- and a few models are getting positive press already.
Barnes & Noble says it had record sales on its Nook device but that the Nook Simple Touch sales numbers were less than projected.
Amazon has promised to issue a software update for its Kindle Fire tablet. Is this the fix that Kindle Fire owners have been waiting for?
If Mom and Dad want to use an an iPad, why shouldn't Junior get a tablet computer, too? Many parents appear to be following that line of reasoning, judging by the popularity of tablet-style toys and gadgets this holiday season. Not that everyone loves the idea. Many child-development experts say it's best for kids not to have too much "screen time" each day, for one thing. At the same time, there's a long tradition of kids using gadgets modeled on those used by adults. For shoppers weighing a purchase, here's a look at five options that have been reviewed by Consumer Reports or other reviewers.
Looking for a cookbook that delivers – in equal shares – rigor, wit, and great recipes? "The Food52 Cookbook" may become your new best friend.
The Dow fell 25 points to close at 12020 after soaring nearly 500 points on Wednesday.
Penguin Group – citing security problems – has put a hold on the distribution of new e-books to libraries.