Melissa RiofrioExecutive Editor, PCWorld

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The daughter of a mechanical engineer, Melissa grew up playing with machine parts and still loves getting into the nuts and bolts of how things work. She is never happier than when she is on a factory tour.

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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.

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Lenovo's $199 Chromebox Tiny is an affordable addition to its line of ThinkCentre Tiny PCs

Chromeboxes are aimed at education and business, so they're a natural fit for Lenovo's school- and corporate-oriented ThinkCentre Tiny line of modular All-in-One PCs.

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 Technical Preview build 10061 to Fast ring users

The latest build adds improvements to the Start menu, the Taskbar, and the Action Center.

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Review: Google’s Chromebook Pixel excels both as a machine and as an idea

Being the best Chromebook is easy. Being a great flagship is harder, but the Pixel's advanced features make it just as premium and desirable as any other.

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Hands on: The $149 Hisense Chromebook succeeds at being incredibly affordable

It would be easy to ding this device for what it doesn't have, but this Chromebook isn't about flashy features. It's about making a PC pretty much anyone could own.