Despite the government being shut down, this week brought us a bevy of new gizmos to play with. I'll leave it up to you to determine whether that's some kind of evidence that the mere existence of government hinders the rollout of electronic devices — for now, we talk about gadgets!
Kindle Paperwhite: We loved the Paperwhite in 2012, and the 2013 model gave us even more to swoon over. The screen is brighter, the lines are finer and the reactions are faster. While we're not huge fans of the "special offers" that hang on the lock screen, or the $30 upgrade that frees you from them, that's one small criticism of an otherwise lovely e-reader. [From $120]