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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HP’s Pro x2 convertible takes on the iPad with vertical accessories

HP’s Pro x2 convertible is boldy taking on the iPad in the world of retail and other verticals. Good luck with that.

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HP’s Elite x3 Windows phone gets a job with Mobile Retail and Mobile Scanning Solutions

HP hopes its Elite x3 Windows phone will become essential equipment if it learns how to read barcodes in retail, medical and other vertical industries.

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PCWorld Show Episode 40: Android on Chrome OS, EVGA goes overboard, and Intel Coffee Lake

Jon, Gordon, and Melissa talk Android apps on Chrome OS, Pokemon Go, Intel Coffee Lake and EVGA's new thermal system.

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Hands-on: Running Android apps on a Chromebook could be the best of both worlds

Running Android apps on a Chromebook once seemed crazy, but it's happening. We take the concept for a spin on Samsung's new Chromebook Pro.

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The best laptops of 2017: Ultrabooks, budget PCs, 2-in-1s, and more

Our top picks feature the best tech advances in portable PCs, from new CPUs and GPUs to new materials.

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Hyundai's wearable robots could make you superhuman

Hyundai's experimental wearable robots show three ways machines could help humans, such as lifting heavier loads or running farther without getting tired.

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Taking a ride in Hyundai's Ioniq autonomous car

It was only a couple of years ago that auto makers started appearing at CES touting self-driving car systems. Now those vehicles are taking to the roads in various trials around the world, including an autonomous version of Hyundai's Ioniq four-door sedan.

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Dell's Canvas can make any Windows 10 PC a hands-on creativity tool

Dell's Canvas is a 27-inch display that's designed to be a hands-on work surface. It joins Microsoft's Surface Studio and HP's Sprout Pro in the intriguing trend toward creativity-oriented PCs.

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Samsung’s Notebook Odyssey laptops finally get the company into gaming

Samsung is taking its first step into gaming PCs with its Odyssey line of laptops. An affordable 15-inch model comes first, with a 17-incher coming in a few months.

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Hands on: Acer's Predator 21 X packs desktop-grade gaming into a very chunky laptop

Acer's Predator 21 X is a gaming laptop designed to stare down gaming desktops by packing powerful components into its 8.8-pound bulk. It's also the only laptop with a curved display.

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Faraday Future’s FF 91 is an SUV-shaped supercar with a lot of promises to keep

Faraday Future's FF 91 can park and drive itself. It’ll get to know you and your preferences. What’s unknown is whether it’ll make it to mass production.

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HP's Sprout Pro may finally find its home in augmented and virtual reality

HP's Sprout Pro is an upgrade of the company's pioneering 3D-imaging PC. But what was a niche talent two years ago may now be an in-demand skill for the rise of augmented and virtual reality.

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Ford reveals its next self-driving car ahead of an expected flood of competitors

Ford's pushing ahead aggressively on self-driving cars. Thanks to technological advances, the latest generation needs fewer sensors to gather the same amount of data.

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The Amazon Echo's always-listening feature entangles it in a murder case

Police investigating a Bentonville, AK murder want the data recorded by an Amazon Echo found in the home where the murder took place. The Echo records only your commands, though, making it unlikely that it caught any cries for help.

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Windows 10 Creators Update will have a Game Mode that shifts resources to gameplay

Game Mode, hidden within the upcoming Build 14997 of Windows 10, looks like it will prioritize resources to enhance gameplay—a welcome turnaround after years of neglecting PC gaming.