Stories by Valerie Potter

Powermat slims down wireless charging for iPhone 4

When wireless charging systems for smartphones and other gadgets first came on the scene a couple of years ago, they were cool in concept but rather clumsy in practice. The idea was that instead of plugging your phone into a charger, you could simply toss the phone onto a mat from the likes of Powermat or Pure Energy Solutions to charge it.

Help for seasick gamers?

I'm not a frequent gamer. Sure, I love to take a turn at Rock Band or Dance Dance Revolution every now and then, but many typical video games -- especially first-person shooters -- leave me cold.

Browser smackdown

People may be passionate about their favorite sports team, but if you really want to get them fired up, ask what Web browser they use.