'Tis the season for consumer electronics. So what gadgets should you buy for your loved ones -- or yourself -- this year? As the selection of tech gifts grows, picking the right present can be overwhelming. Smartphone or tablet? Apple or Amazon? Netflix or iTunes gift card? Here's a rundown of the range of choices and a guide to what to look for.
Holiday shoppers aren’t the only ones who sometimes wait until the last minute. Whether by design or delay, some gadgets don’t show up until fairly late in the season. So, in addition to all the suggestions in our annual holiday gift guide, here are last-minute looks at new offerings from Amazon, Samsung and Nintendo.
The launch of a new iPhone long ago passed from mere product introduction into the realm of cultural phenomena. Still, underneath all the hype, the iPhone 5 really is just a new smartphone. A terrific new smartphone.
Apple Inc.’s iPhone 5 drew accolades from technology-gadget critics, who praised the smartphone’s lightweight body design, bigger screen and swifter data-download speeds even as some faulted its mapping tools.