Consumer Technology

Photography

Gadgets for Better Cell-Phone Photos

Cell-phone cameras can take good photos, but a few accessories can help you take great ones. Choosing which gadgets to…

Televisions

How to Improve Your HDTV Picture

Millions of HDTV owners aren't getting the high-quality TV picture that they paid for. HDTVs often are set improperly, and…

Photography

Your Family Photo Albums Might Be Ruining the Photos

Keep your irreplaceable family photos from deteriorating by storing them in the right kind of archival albums.

Photography

Street Photography 101: How to Photograph Strangers

You can open up a new world of photography by photographing strangers, and you can do it almost anywhere. Here are the tricks of the trade.

Consumer Technology

Wake Up! Alarm Clocks That Will Really Get You Out of Bed

These clever alarm clocks get you out of bed more reliably and/or pleasantly—some will even improve your sleep.

Phones

The Best Cellular Plans When You Travel Abroad

Here are the best international cell-phone roaming plans from several providers to save you money on a foreign trip.

Photography

How to Shoot Perfect Silhouette Photos

Taking bold silhouette photos, in which the subject is cast in black or dark colors, are surprisingly easy, even on a smartphone. Here's how.

Web & Social Media

New Selfie Danger: “Snapchat Dysmorphia”

Selfies are all the rage. But there could be a downside to this seemingly harmless practice, according to a new report. Read on…

Consumer Technology

The Best Wireless Speakers in 2018

To enjoy your smartphone’s or tablet’s music, podcasts, audiobooks and more in your home, you need better speakers. Here are some of the best.

Computers

Avoid Neck Pain Without Giving Up Your iPad

We all love our tablet computers and e-readers, but the neck pain we get while using them can be brutal. Here are the secrets to staying pain free…

Photography

The Best Online Photography Courses

A great way to improve your photography skill at your own pace is through an online class. Here are some of the best.

Web & Social Media

How a Social-Media Professor Protects His Privacy Online…and You Can, Too

Here’s how to make sure you’re not giving up too much personal information on social media or anywhere else online.

Photography

The Best Waterproof and Weather-Resistant Cameras

You don’t have to spend a lot to get a great camera you won’t be afraid to take outside.

Phones

How to Free Up Storage on Your Smartphone

Smartphone storage fills up fast. Here are some easy and inexpensive ways to free up storage space.

Consumer Technology

Top Picks from the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show

A veteran consumer electronics journalist pinpoints some of the great new products that people might actually want to buy.