Technology: How to Frame Your Digital Pix

Giving someone a shiny silver frame used to be a good way to avoid hunting down a real present. Not anymore. Thanks to the falling price of liquid-crystal display (LCD) screens and the fact that everybody has a digital camera, electronic-photo frames are popular gifts this year, ones that could earn you points with loved ones.

Don't just run to the store and buy the first one you see, however. Digital frames still cost plenty, and they're not all created equal. I checked out four from Philips, Digital Foci, Westinghouse and PanDigital, ranging in price from $180 to $250.

Each frame has...

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