Melissa RiofrioExecutive Editor, TechHive

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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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First look: The Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive tries hard to be normal

Powered by Tesla and designed by Mercedes-Benz, the B-Class Electric Drive aims for more mainstream drivers with its low-key look and feel.

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Watch Apple's CarPlay in action, as Mercedes-Benz takes us for a spin

Apple's CarPlay is bobbing up everywhere, it seems, though it's not quite final yet. Watch this video of a prototype, demonstrated at the Mercedes-Benz R&D facility in Sunnyvale.

Electric vehicle drivers are younger and richer than the rest of us

Even though they recently dropped a wad on an expensive EV, a survey by Experian Automotive indicates electric car owners still have plenty of money to burn—just not on gas. No, they'll party hearty instead, because they're younger, too.

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Big hybrid, big battery: BMW’s Concept X5 eDrive crosses power with efficiency

It can drive all-electric for up to 19 miles at speeds up to 75 mph, and its hybrid mileage is 60 mpg. Come with us on a quick ride with BMW's concept car at the New York Auto Show.

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Harman Clari-Fi technology gives your MP3s a makeover in the Lexus NX

Your MP3 files may sound fine to you, but Harman's new Clari-Fi technology makes them sound better by restoring what's lost in the compression process. You can hear this innovation first in the newly announced Lexus NX.

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CarPlay keeps coming: Pioneer's NEX systems will get it via upgrade

Grab your iPhone and your older car! Pioneer joins Alpine in announcing CarPlay for its installable systems, which, unlike Alpine's, are already shipping (but the upgrade is pending).

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Windows XP survival guide: How to upgrade (or not)

Whether you’re fleeing to a new OS or battening down the XP hatches, read this to survive unscathed.

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Build 2014, Day 1: The highlights, the surprises

Microsoft made a splash on the very first day with impressive upgrades coming for Windows, Windows Phone and more.

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Dell Chromebook 11 review: Basic browser machine keeps up with the times, barely

Dell needed a Chromebook for the education market, and this 11-inch model works fine. Now let's see something bigger for the rest of us!

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GM rolls out 4G LTE to most Buicks, bringing car connectivity to the 'burbs

The suburban hauler will become a suburban Wi-Fi hotspot for all your kids’ devices. Apps will stream through the car’s infotainment system. And your car will have a data plan.

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It can lick any color laser in the house: New HP Officejets tackle corporate workloads

Whatever you thought about inkjets, these are different. The new HP Officejet Enterprise Color MFP X585 and HP Officejet Enterprise Color X555 are faster and cheaper to operate than their color-laser competition.

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A thin lifeline for XP users: New Malwarebytes suite will support the older OS

The new Anti-Malware Premium suite unites five technologies under a new interface, including a behavior-based detection engine and a brute-force startup-and-scan tool.

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Remembering Pat McGovern, the technology media tycoon you never knew

PCWorld is here today because Pat shared our founders' passion for technology and educating people about it. Longtime PCWorlders remember his vision and his boundless energy.

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It's not you, it's Google: Hangouts and Talk are down, Sheets recovering

Happy Monday! Three major Google services go down, and as of this writing, only one is limping back to life.

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Mobile World Congress wrap-up: 3 big trends from this year's show

Our intrepid team of reporters spent the week in Barcelona at the world's biggest mobile trade show, looking at a slew of mobile devices and services. But what topics were on everyone's mind at Mobile World Congress 2014?

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