Barbara Krasnoff

Sr. Reviews Editor

Barbara Krasnoff is Senior Reviews Editor at Computerworld, covering hardware, software, gadgets, apps and other tech-related products.

Hands on: Trying out the new Moto X -- is bigger necessarily better?

7 Bluetooth speakers:  Still portable, now with better sound

7 Bluetooth speakers: Still portable, now with better sound

Small Bluetooth speakers are ideal to carry along to a hotel room, a picnic or just to save room at work. We look at 7 speakers that offer a range of price and audio quality.

Samsung walks the edge: Introducing the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge

Samsung walks the edge: Introducing the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge

Samsung has introduced three new devices, including a new version of its Galaxy Note 4 phablet and the Gear VR virtual reality headset. But it's the new Galaxy Note Edge that may be the winner here.

Barnes & Noble partners with Samsung to produce a reborn Nook

Tablets have become an accepted part of our households; they are the way we check email, surf the Web, watch videos and check in with our friends. However, unlike smartphones, which sometimes seem to go out of date only months...

One phone, two flavors: Android or Windows Phone. The start of a new trend?

At today's announcement of the HTC One (M8) for Windows, it was pointed out that this was the first time that a phone was available for two completely different operating systems. Which is, indeed, an interesting development. The...

Amazon's new Fire Phone -- and razor blades

Remember the razor/razor-blade model of sales? The idea is that in order to make real money, you don't sell an expensive razor -- you sell the razor cheap or even give it away, and then make your money on the razor blades that the...

Longing for a landline

This morning, as I was getting ready for work, I was listening to my local NPR station and heard a review of a book called Landline, about a woman who uses a landline phone to communicate with her husband in the past. I don't know...

Short takes: Native Union's Jump Drive provides lightweight portable power

There are a large number of carry-along power devices available these days -- especially because less and less smartphones allow you to exchange batteries when you hit the dreaded 5% warning. If you want something that will give...

Gadgets galore: 7 digital products from CE Week

Gadgets galore: 7 digital products from CE Week

CE Week, a New York City-based exhibition from the same folks who bring you the huge CES show in Las Vegas, attracts vendors who are showing new, innovative or just-plain-weird products. Here is a sampling of what we saw.

First look: Samsung's new Galaxy Tab S tablet takes displays to a higher level

Samsung is  trying its best to become, if not the sole purveyor of Android devices, certainly the top source. With all the usual sound and fury (this time, introduction was at NYC’s Madison Square Garden), the company has announced...

Another one bites the dust: Springpad says farewell

Every once in a while, I find myself writing an obituary for yet another product -- usually cloud-based -- that is readying itself to disappear. Back in 2010, I wrote an enthusiastic review of a cloud storage service called...

LG G3: An Android smartphone for the grownups?

It's always interesting to follow how various higher-end tech products are marketed. For the most part, at least from what I've observed, most of the marketing seems to center on persuading a well-heeled 20-something crowd that if...

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