Your Technology Jul. 27, 1998

SONY MISSES THE MARK

Sony consistently churns out artfully designed high-tech gear. But sometimes even the king of the audio-video world messes up. Take its new Watchman Color TV ($109, due out next month). It's lightweight, looks great, and comes with a clever neckstrap that doubles as an antenna. But painfully poor reception and a tiny 2.2-in. screen make it a better paperweight than TV.

SAND, SEA AND CELL PHONE?

Some people just don't know how to relax. A study by the Duracell battery company finds that vacationers are packing much more than suntan lotion and the latest Tom Clancy novel....

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