Peter Suciu

The Good Life

Technology: Project A Little BetterBy Peter SuciuRobert Fowkes owns more movies than your local video store. His collection tops 6,000 titles-- from "Pleasantville" to "Moulin Rouge." Of course, he needed a really-big-screen TV.

Technology: Hdtv Is Getting Clearer

High-definition television, a.k.a. HDTV, has long been one of those technologies that's "just around the corner." This holiday season might finally be the right time to take the plunge, thanks to falling prices and a range of competing technologies.

LAPTOPS: COMPUTERS YOU DON'T CODDLE

Designed for mobility, laptop computers have never been up to the rigors of the great outdoors. But manufacturers are now turning out what they call "toughbooks," portables that can take a punch.

TIP SHEET

Technology: Armed For The RoadBy Peter SuciuYour house is loaded up with gadgets, but how about your briefcase? These days, more tech companies are trying to sell business travelers on portable printers, scanners and more.

TECHNOLOGY: A HANDFUL OF GADGETS

Techies and their many enablers descended upon Las Vegas last week for the annual Consumer Electronics Show. So what caught TIP SHEET's eye? Kodak's four-megapixel Easyshare One digital camera ($600; available in June) has built-in Wi-Fi, allowing users within range of a wireless hotspot to e-mail their snaps to faraway family members and upload them to photo-storage sites.

A Pc Just For Games

Liquids and computers typically don't go together--any parent of a toddler can tell you that. But a new, literally cool PC for high-end gaming may change things.

GAMES: INSIDE THE MANSION

For 50 years it's been the magazine that everyone reads for the articles. Thanks to a new videogame, you'll get to try your hand at running Playboy magazine and living the life of founder Hugh Hefner.

U.S. MILITARY

U.S. MILITARY Mounting Costs of War Publicly, the Pentagon insists it's getting the manpower and money it needs for Iraq and Afghanistan. But as those conflicts drag on, U.S. Army planners are privately growing more worried about a looming crisis.

Technology: Letter Perfect

Today's flatbed scanners can replicate almost any document or image with stunning clarity, but even the smallest desktop device needs to remain, well, on your desk.

Tip Sheet

TRAVEL Splendor In The TreesRacing through fresh powder at Colorado's Steamboat resort, snowboarder Julie Paller weaved through the forest, dodging trees left and right.

Next Season's Hot Games

Recently the videogame industry showed off its latest wares at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. Microsoft revealed add-ons that will transform your Xbox into a DJ mixer and a karaoke machine.

Next Season's Hot Games

Two weeks ago the videogame industry showed off its latest wares at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. Microsoft revealed add-ons that will transform your Xbox into a DJ mixer and a karaoke machine.

Games: Going On A Fantastic Voyage

Does your significant other disappear between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m.? Have the words "orc" and "necromancer" suddenly entered her vocabulary? Then it's official.

Games: Hooked On Saving The World

Does your significant other disappear between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m.? Have the words "orc" and "necromancer" suddenly entered her vocabulary? Then it's official.