Stories by Susie Ochs

Apple Watch review: Beautiful form, frustrating function

I'm all-in on Apple products. At my house, I've got two Macs, an Apple TV, an iPad, two iPhones, and an Apple router. I've never owned an MP3 player that wasn't an iPod, or a tablet that wasn't an iPad. And now I've got an Apple Watch to converge my Apple universe right on my wrist.

Hands on: The new 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display shows stunning detail

We live in a high-resolution world--our phones have been shooting HD video for years, and 4K-capable cameras are finally within reach of regular consumers. And now Apple's new iMac with Retina 5K display will let you push those pixels with maximum efficiency. With a native resolution of 5120x2880 pixels, this iMac shows a ridiculous amount of detail in everything you look at.

Amazon Fire Phone review: Give this Fire time to grow

Amazon's Fire Phone is really solid, maybe even great. But unless it's your first smartphone, it might be hard to switch from a more mature platform like Android or iOS. You'd have to be really committed to the Amazon ecosystem--the type who already has a Kindle Fire tablet and probably also a Fire TV and a plain Kindle e-reader--to want to make this device your everyday phone, at least in this first generation.

In Pictures: The wearables of Mobile World Congress.

MWC stands for 'more wearables coming'.Wearable tech was big at CES, and now the mania continues at Mobile World Congress. This week’s line-up in Barcelona has included plenty of weird-looking things to put on your head - but we ignored all the headgear to focus on stuff normal people might want to actually wear.

Tech For Life: More apps and gear for air travelers

We're still at the airport, and as pleasant as the confines of Mineta San Jose International Airport may be, it's no fun waiting around for a delayed flight. In this episode of Tech For Life, we'll look at even more apps and gear aimed at air travelers, with an eye toward staying on top of those inevitable flight delays.

Lenovo's IdeaTab A1000 is craptastically cheap

If someone can make a $US100 tablet that is awesome, it will sell like hotcakes sprinkled with fairy dust and deep-fried in freedom. But this is not that tablet. The IdeaTab A1000 is Lenovo's bargain-basement 7-inch Android offering, and its cheapness is glaring from the moment you pick it up.