Jon PhillipsEditor-in-Chief, PCWorld

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Jon is the Editor-in-Chief of PCWorld, Macworld, Greenbot & TechHive. He's been covering all manner of consumer hardware since 1995.

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The wild, weird, and powerful PC hardware of CES 2017

No, CES isn't a "gadget" show. It's become one of the coolest PC enthusiast hardware shows on the calendar, and the 2017 event did not disappoint.

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The Ring Floodlight Cam uses Wi-Fi video recording and a 100dB siren to thwart crooks

For $249, the Ring Floodlight Cam may be Ring's most bad guy-unfriendly smart camera yet.

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The LG Levitating Portable Speaker plans to go airborne at CES

Now here's a product that does what it says it will do. It levitates. Apparently with aplomb.

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Hands on with the HTC Bolt, a 5.5-inch, Android 7.0 phone exclusive to Sprint

The Bolt comes with great-sounding earbuds, and uses carrier aggregation for faster data.

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LG V20 review: The Android phone for hardcore enthusiasts

It's not the best phone for photos or video, but the V20 is still a great all-around phone for Android fans who want a kitchen sink full of features.

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Google Home review: Google puts its A.I. on a nightstand for the win

There's no way to review Google Home in isolation. This hyper-aware voice-activated speaker is an Amazon Echo clone, but improves upon the original concept.

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Samsung Gear IconX review: Wireless earbuds with great sound—and lots of problems

You'll love the strong bass and 4GB of onboard storage, but these wire-free earbuds have scads of nagging drawbacks.

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Unboxing the Pixel phone: A 22-minute journey through first impressions

Jon Phillips (Android user), Blair Hanley Frank (iPhone user) and Gordon Mah Ung (curmudgeon) unbox the Google Pixel XL, and riff it out.

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Why I love Google's Pixel XL and think it's worth $769

It's fast. It's intelligent. And I've never used an Android phone quite so full of surprise and delight.

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Samsung officially halts Note7 sales, reiterates commitment to work with CPSC

As was the case with original Note7s, owners of replacement Note7s are encouraged to power down phones and request replacements or refunds.

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Samsung's ArtPC Pulse is a cylindrical desktop PC with 360-degree sound

Available for pre-order on Amazon, the ArtPC Pulse has either Core i5 or Core i7 power, and Harmon Kardon sound.

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Samsung 'adjusts' Note7 production following fresh spate of fire reports

With five cases of flaming Note7s in the U.S. alone, Samsung is apparently halting production of its ostensibly safe replacement phones.

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As replacement Note7s catch fire, we're nearing a permanent suspension of our Note7 recommendation

Four ostensibly safe Note7 phones have gone up in flames, begging the question, Is it time to ditch the Note7 entirely and wait for Note8?

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Hands on with Google Home: Your Google universe in a home-appliance wrapper

Beware, Amazon. You now have serious competition in the always-aware WiFi speaker game.

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Hands-on with Pixel, the most Googley Android phone ever

Has Google improved its build quality? Sure. But the headline stories for the Pixel phones are Google Assistant and a better camera experience.