Here it is, June again: Father's Day festivities on the third Sunday and graduations all month as kids move from grade to middle to high school to college and beyond. Skip the tie (y-a-w-n). Resist the same-old gift card. We live in amazing times, so why not give a gift that reflects that? Tablet computers are changing the way people communicate, work and play. Searching for a too-elusive Wi-Fi signal is a thing of the past. Even on a budget that's closer to pen than Porsche, you have plenty of options.
By Dan Tynan and Christina Tynan Wood
Once upon a time it was customary to give a college grad a fancy briefcase or leather day timer. In 2011, the way to go is a 7-inch Android tablet. Instantly on, always handy, it keeps a schedule and all e-communications handy, web-surfs like a dream and even can handle conference calls using the Galaxy's front-facing camera. It can do pretty much anything—except land that all-important first job.