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Melanie Pinola is a freelance writer covering all things tech-related. A former IT admin and occasional web developer, she is also the author of LinkedIn in 30 Minutes, a Lifehacker writer, and the Mobile Office Technology expert at

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Google Chromebook and Chromebox Buyers to Get 100GB of Free Google Drive Storage?

It's not clear if existing Chromebook or Chromebox owners would get this supposed promotion.

Purported Chinese Assembly Line Video Pops Up on New HP Laptop

A Swedish YouTube user posts the video he says was pre-loaded in his “My Documents” folder on his brand-new HP laptop.

Easy Ways to Clear Space on Your Laptop's Hard Drive

Do you live with a thin-and-light laptop that has a small drive? Or just have a large drive that's filled to overflowing? Here's how to get some breathing room back.

Windows 8 Ultrabooks and Tablets to Feature New Sensors

Ultrabooks and convertible tablets will soon have everything from compasses and gyroscopes to GPS and accelerometers.

Google's Lightning-fast Fiber Network Now Live in Kansas City

Google's ultra-fast 1Gb per second Internet and Fiber TV service is coming to lucky Kansas City residents today.

USB Group Approves New One-Size-Fits-All Charging Method

We may soon be able to say goodbye to the clunky laptop power brick and mishmash of proprietary device chargers, thanks to USB Power Delivery.

Amazon Readying Mulitple New Kindle Tablets, According to Staples

A handful of new Amazon Kindle Fire tablets in different sizes are on the way, according to a Staples executive.

Intel: More Than 40 Touchscreen Windows 8 Ultrabooks Coming

Additionally, Ultrabook laptops sales are doing well, Intel's CEO says.

LG Optimus Vu Phone-Tablet Coming to Verizon

The Optimus Vu will run on Verizon's 4G LTE network.

Windows Surface Tablets Appear on Amazon, Including Cheaper Pro Version

The Windows Surface tablets show on don't have pricing but there is one surprise: An unannounced version of the Surface Pro.

Next Up for Ultrabook Laptops: 3D Displays, Sensors, and HD Screens

The next wave of super-thin laptops--perhaps packed with these sexy features--is expected to arrive in the second half of 2013.

New Windows 8-Ready Hybrid Tablet, Convertible Laptop from Fujitsu

Fujitsu announces the business-friendly Stylistic Q702 slate tablet--which has an optional keyboard dock--and the 13.3-inch Lifebook T902 convertible laptop.

The Best Time to Buy a Laptop May Be Now: Prices at Record Lows

Price-predicting service says right now is one of the best times to buy a new laptop.

Archos Launches Inexpensive Android Tablet Running Ice Cream Sandwich

The Archos 97 Carbon will debut later this month for $250.

Smartphones and Laptops: New Ways to Pair Them

Soon, your mobile devices will work in harmony. Here's a look at the burgeoning simpatico relationship between smartphones and laptops.