Your high-definition TV is in your living room. Your videos, photos and music are on your computer, which is somewhere else in the house. What if you want to entertain a room full of people with photos from your vacation?

Your high-definition TV is in your living room. Your videos, photos and music are on your computer, which is somewhere else in the house. What if you want to entertain a room full of people with photos from your vacation?

(OK, maybe "entertain" isn't the right word.)

A WD TV Live Plus ($120 at Best Buy), barely the size of a paperback book, connects to your TV and your home network so all the videos, pictures and audio on your home network can be displayed in high-def beauty on your big screen.

And a USB drive - if that's where you store files - can plug right into this gadget. The WD TV also streams content from Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, Flickr, Mediafly and others.

The included remote controls whichever media source you choose to enjoy. And with the WD TV Live Plus, you'll have thousands more options every time you turn on the TV.

No cell left behind

If your cell phone is your lifeline, two gadgets make sure you can't leave home without your "significant other" firmly in your purse or pocket.

Bringrr ($35 at bringrr.com) plugs into your car's cigarette lighter or power port. Linked to your cell phone via Bluetooth, this gadget reassures you with a pleasant tone and a blue light that your cell phone is nearby as you start up your vehicle.

If your cell is MIA, an alarm will sound and the gadget will glow red. It's almost impossible to drive off without your phone.

ZOMM ($80 at Best Buy) acts as a leash for your phone in a different way. Also connected to your phone via Bluetooth, this device alerts you when you're more than 30 feet from your cell phone.

It doubles as a speaker phone no matter where your phone is parked or plugged in. And should you ever find yourself in a compromising situation, hold down the Z-button for nine seconds to sound an alarm and call 911.

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