The Best Hardware Right Now

We asked our in-house hardware experts a simple question: What laptop, phone, HDTV, or other device would you recommend today? Here’s what they picked.


3G and 4G Wireless Service in 13 U.S. Cities

How did the four major carriers perform in our testing of 3G and 4G wireless service in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.? Check out our city-by-city performance charts.

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows 8 supports a slew of keyboard combinations for easier navigation.

15 Cool New Pieces of Gear for Your Smartphone or Tablet

These enhancements include exotic skins, clever devices for transferring files, great ways to game with your phone or tablet, and more.


Android Tablet Productivity Pack

Check out these 28 great apps for getting the most out of your Android tablet.


CES Preview: Mobile Technology Will Dominate Everything

Lots of tablets and apps will be on display at the gigantic CES show in Las Vegas next week. But we'll also see older technologies that are trying to behave more like mobile devices.

Tech to Watch in 2012

Here's a brief look at five products and technologies we look forward to spending some quality time with in the coming year.


5 Ways Facebook Can Fight Back Against Google+

Cut down notifications? Join forces with the enemy? We look at what Facebook can do to counter Google+ in the war for social network dominance.

Must-Have Downloads for School

At college, you'll spend a lot of time with your PC. We've collected some free and low-budget favorites to make it easy to get to work (and play).

50 Geeky Things to Do Before You Kick the Bucket

Some people set their sights on climbing mountains before they die, but the nerds here yearn to delve deep into open-source operating systems, mobile apps, and games. What's on your list?


The Best of CES 2011

Great looking tablets, superfast phones and the return of the boom box. Here's what we loved at this year's show.


HDTVs and Home Theater: Best of 2010

The Samsung UN55C8000 HDTV and the Apple TV streaming-media box rise to the top in the home-entertainment category this year.


Productivity Software: Best of 2010

Put more productivity into your day with superb software such as the Google Chrome browser, and protect your PCs with Microsoft Security Essentials or Norton Antivirus 2011, among other top choices.

Best Tech Products 2010: Full List, 1-100

PCWorld scanned the entire universe of technology this year--HDTVs, phones, tablets, PCs, e-book readers, storage, software, services, apps, digital cameras, camcorders, printers, and more--and picked the 100 best. Here's how we ranked them.