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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SanDisk's Extreme 510 Portable SSD is small, fast and tough

This $249 portable SSD is built to withstand hard drops and raindrops alike.

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Intel’s Brian Krzanich says 5G networking will let millions of drones roam the earth

We're not talking "Terminator" (we hope), but we are talking connected everything from toasters to trains, all enabled by the big push for faster, stronger 5G wireless networks.

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The $499 Lenovo Yoga 710 brings 360-degree versatility to budget users

The Yoga 710 is portable and productive, and it can rotate 360 degrees on its hinge. Not bad for an affordable small laptop.

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Lenovo's Tab3 7 and Tab3 8: Cheap Android tablets that are safer for kids

Android Marshmallow's support for multiple user accounts lets Lenovo set up a kids mode with parental controls. You can monitor what children do and where they go on a tablet, and for how long.

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Lenovo's Tab3 10 for Business brings out the serious side of Android

Starting at $199, this tablet shows that Android has arrived in the corporate world. The Tab3 10 for Business is built to take a full day at the office, with sturdy construction and the enhanced security and manageability of Android for Work.

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With the Flex 4, Lenovo unites Intel core i7 and AMD graphics in a 360-degree laptop

The Lenovo Flex 4's 14-inch and 15-inch versions will both offer high-end options on everything from processors to connectivity. Battery life promises to be good, too,

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Lenovo's ideapad Miix 310 is a "Surface lite" that's much more affordable

It's a basic Windows tablet, but the detachable keyboard lets you be productive at will.

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HP’s Elite x3 is a flagship sailing into a dangerous Windows phone wasteland

HP thinks its Elite x3 Windows phone can escape doom by focusing on corporate customers. It's a reasonable plan facing incredible odds.

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The Surface Pro shares the Denver Broncos' moment of triumph at Super Bowl 50

Denver Bronco cornerback Aqib Talib used the Surface Pro's handwriting tools to help celebrate his team's victory, a nice comeback for the Surfacegate-plagued device.

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How Ford's autonomous test vehicles make 3D LiDAR maps of the world around them

As Ford triples its autonomous research fleet, it's also getting new toys, including a LiDAR small enough to build into a sideview mirror. That moves LiDAR from geeky experiment to something any car could use.

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Best frenemies: How Ford SYNC 3 works with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Google and Apple's products are rivals to SYNC 3, but Ford still went to the effort to make it seamless to use them with other SYNC features.

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2017 Chevy Bolt drive: This 200-mile EV could cure my range anxiety

For everyone who can't afford a Tesla Model S, the Chevy Bolt offers nearly as much range for about $30,000, plus other future-y features that anyone could like.

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How VW is charging forward with its e-Golf Touch and BUDD-e electric cars

The two EVs, one a near-final prototype and the other a near-utopian concept, show Volkswagen's focusing at least some of its attention on the future.

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Arcimoto's three-wheeled SRK is an errand-running EV with a bit of motorcycle fun

There's something about the Arcimoto SRK's handlebar throttle that makes me smile even if this EV has no "vroom."

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The Faraday Future FFZero1 is an EV born of dreams, piles of cash, and poached Tesla talent

But if Faraday Future does succeed in jump-starting EV innovation, that's probably okay with Elon Musk.