The 100 Best Products of 2008

45. Washington Post (news site, free) The Post has made the most of its consistently fine coverage of government, policy, and politics by posting it on an easily navigable Web site--and through narrated slide shows and video. Site

46. (online social reviews, free) At Yelp, customers write critical appraisals of everything from theaters to public restrooms. It's the "wisdom of the crowd" in action. Bravo. Site

47. Nikon D60 (digital SLR camera, $750) This small, easy-to-use model supports 10.2 megapixels of detail and offers convenient extras such as in-camera editing and stop-motion animation. Review | Check prices

48. The Consumerist (blog, free) Part news, part activism, and part how-to, this site supplies you with the tools you need to be an informed--and in all likelihood outraged--consumer. Tagline: "Shoppers Bite Back." Site

49. AdventNet Zoho (office suite app, free) Zoho's seemingly endless array of free online office applications has brought sharing and collaboration to business software. Review

50. OpenDNS PhishTank (security site, free) PhishTank is an information clearinghouse where you can report or find data on phishers, spammers, and anybody else who's trying to rip off nice people on the Internet. Site

The 100 Best Products, Numbers 51 through 60

51. Western Digital VelociRaptor (internal hard drive, $300) Spinning at 10,000 revolutions per minute, this swift and capacious (300GB) hard drive blew away the competition in our PC World Test Center evaluations. Review | Check prices

52. (news site, free) The Gray Lady of print journalism has crafted a strong, user-friendly online presence spiced with engaging interactive graphics and first-rate news video. Site

53. Motorola MotoRokr T505 (car speakerphone, $140) This Bluetooth gadget not only permits you to dial by voice and to chat hands-free while driving, it also streams music from your music phone to your car's stereo system via its FM transmitter. Nice. Review | Check prices

54. SanDisk Cruzer Titanium Plus (thumb drive, $60; online backup, $30/year) When you move your files onto the rugged Cruzer thumb drive via a USB slot, the files automatically upload, for backup, to a BeInSync server on the Web. Site | Check prices

55. Dash Navigation Dash Express (GPS navigation system, $400; service, $10-$13/month) Offering seamless Internet access via its built-in cellular (GPRS) or Wi-Fi connectivity, the Dash Express can provide real-time traffic data; on top of that, it finds area businesses through Yahoo Local search. Review | Check prices

56. Panasonic TH-42PZ700U (42-inch plasma HDTV, $1400) The first 1080p 42-inch plasma TV, this Panasonic model boasts rich colors, deep blacks, and superb picture detail. Review | Check prices

57. Netgear ReadyNAS Duo (network-attached storage, $400) In our tests, the ReadyNAS Duo outperformed even its sibling, the top-of-the line ReadyNAS NV+. Review | Check prices

58. Symantec Norton Internet Security 2008 (security suite, $60) Symantec's suite offers solid security protection. Features include strong behavior-based defense against unknown threats. Review | Check prices

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