TV viewers ride a wave of devices into a new era of self-programming.
Microsoft Slate: A Microsoft slate to counter Apple's popular iPad tablet computer will be seen by the Christmas holiday.
Some countries have taken steps to block cellphone use during unrest, eliminating a key tool for African activists and organizers.
BlackBerry PlayBook, the new tablet computer from RIM, should hit the market in early 2011.
Internet privacy advocates have already condemned the push to make it easier for the government to tap into internet and e-mail communications.
Satellite phone: AT&T's new phone, the TerreStar Genus, could be an important tool for boaters, fishermen, forest rangers, emergency crews and others who go outside regular cellular coverage.