Dedicated to the leagues of mainstream geeks who integrate technology into every facet of their lives, Leo Laporte's 2005 Gadget Guide is the definitive source for your gadget-buying needs in 2004-05. Leo boils down the reams and reams of product specs, slices through the marketing hype and delivers his best-of-breed picks for everything from digital cameras to MP3 players, GPS units to cell phones, and from home theater equipment to computer gadgetry. Leo will help you ensure that your hard-earned bucks are put to good use. Divided into seven easy-to-follow sections, you will find general buying advice, tips on what to avoid and Leo's top picks for each device type. Get the most out of your toy money with Leo Laporte's 2005 Gadget Guide.
Leo Laporte hosts two shows on TechTV (formerly ZDTV), a 24-hour cable channel dedicated to computers and the Internet. The Screen Savers airs live weekdays from 7-8p Eastern time. Call for Help is live weekdays from 3-4p Eastern. He appears regularly on other television and radio programs including ABC's World News Now and Live with Regis and Kelly. He is the author of Leo Laporte's 2003 Computer Almanac, published by Que and named Pearson Technology Group's Book of the Year in 2002. Michael Miller is a top eBay seller and a successful and prolific author. He has a reputation for practical, real-world advice and an unerring empathy for the needs of his readers. He has written more than 50 how-to and reference books in the past 15 years for Que and other major publishers. His books for Que include Absolute Beginner's Guide to eBay, Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics and Absolute Beginner's Guide to Upgrading and Fixing Your PC. He is known for his casual, easy-to-read writing style and his ability to explain a wide variety of complex topics to an everyday audience.