TEST DRIVE

TIME's Technology editors get an early look at dozens of new high-tech gadgets each month. In this occasional column we'll offer short reviews and information about some of the best.

A HANDFUL OF BITS US Robotics' Pilot is the first fully practical palmtop organizer

Surely one of technology's most understandable seductions is miniaturization: microprocessors that fit on the head of a pin; TV sets that fit inside a pair of spectacles; even, goodness, computers that nestle in our open hands.

Well, not so fast. For most of this decade the shrinking game has petered out when it hit our palms. Trying...

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