Melissa RiofrioExecutive Editor, PCWorld

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Melissa Riofrio spent her formative journalistic years reviewing some of the biggest iron at PCWorld--desktops, laptops, storage, printers--and she continued to focus on hardware testing during stints at Computer Currents and CNET. Currently, in addition to leading PCWorld’s content direction, she covers productivity laptops and Chromebooks, and car tech.

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The latest Chromebooks for schoolkids are designed for playground abuse

Today's Chromebooks are ready to be pulled, pummeled, and even doused with water. Take a look at what Lenovo, Dell and Haier have engineered for their youngest users.

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Dell's Chromebook 13 is the first built for business, starting at $399

Clad in carbon fiber, aluminum and magnesium, and priced up to $899, the Chromebook 13 is offering quality and choices we haven't seen before in the Chromebook space.

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Nvidia turbocharges the 2016 Audi TT's virtual cockpit with gaming-speed 60fps graphics

A Tegra 3 quad-core processor makes everything from speed and engine revs to 3D Google Earth map views show up in real time.

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9 views of the all-digital 'virtual cockpit' in the 2016 Audi TT

A fast car needs fast digital readouts, and that's what you'll get with this superpowered, 60fps display that replaces the traditional instrument cluster on the Audi TT. Check out the views, from from speed and revs to maps and weather.

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Google, Delphi change story, saying their self-driving cars never got close

The companies dispute a Reuters story that described a coincidental encounter as a “near miss,” saying both cars were “doing what they were supposed to do.”

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Google's self-driving car is now driving itself around the city of Mountain View

Keep an eye out for the adorable little clown car, tooling along at 25 mph on the suburban streets of Google's hometown.

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Hands-on: How to digitize a dinosaur with HP 3D Capture

3D imaging used to happen on powerful workstations. Watch it happen here on a comparatively simple Sprout PC and the new 3D Capture Stage, turning a simple toy into a 3D image for printing, animation or other projects.

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HP pushes 3D imaging with the $299 3D Capture Stage turntable for its Sprout PC

Designed to be used with the company's Sprout imaging computer, the turntable and software knit together a 3D digital image from multiple shots.

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11 geek-thrilling glimpses of vintage tech in American Genius: Jobs vs. Gates

The acting may be bad, but the hardware shows that someone did their homework. Click here for action shots of Apples, IBMs, the Altair 8800 and more.

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For the lulz: The 9 best moments in American Genius: Jobs vs. Gates

Break out the popcorn and maybe the shot glasses. It's worth it to see our favorite tech titans played by unknown actors, as the soundtrack pounds and the narrator intones.

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Android M will extend battery life with Doze management tools and fast-charging USB-C port

The Doze tool will preserve battery life when your device is inactive, while the USB-C port and its flippable cable will enable faster, easier charging.

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Apple CarPlay's coming to these 14 Chevrolet cars in the 2016 model year

You'll be able to plug your iPhone into a range of vehicles from the tiny Spark to the hulking Suburban, and even the new Volt.

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These are the 14 Chevrolet cars from the 2016 model year that will have Android Auto

The models range from the entry-level Spark to the hulking Suburban and even the Corvette, but some cars will get it before others. Here are the details.

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5 Google product lines that need update announcements at Google I/O

Enough with the Wi-Fi balloons and self-driving cars. Five real-world Google products and services need fixing, especially with Microsoft stepping up its game.

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Google's self-driving car: How many Googlers are driving this thing?

Test drivers, test bicyclists, test pedestrians...Google's video shows how many people it takes to help a car drive itself.