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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Intel shows how smart cities are constantly communicating

A kiosk, a drone, and even a lamppost all have something to say in Intel's demonstrations of smart-city technology at Mobile World Congress.

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The next HP Elite x3 preens behind a glass case at Mobile World Congress

HP seems to be working on its next Elite x3 Windows phone, if any hints can be gleaned from the slightly different-looking phone in a glass case at HP's booth at Mobile World Congress.

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Intel showed how 5G networking will power VR and self-driving cars

Intel is leading the push toward 5G networking because as more devices connect, we're all going to need more bandwidth. At Mobile World Congress, it showed use cases from smart homes to VR to self-driving cars.

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The Porsche Design Book One laptop is selling beauty and power

Porsche Design's Book One outclasses even Microsoft's Surface Book on aesthetics, but the specs show it chose beauty over power.

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DJI's rugged Matrice 200 series drones go where no drone has gone before

DJI's M200 series drones are built to handle tougher conditions than most drones can. Here's how they survive.

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Lenovo's Yoga 720 brings a bit of game with discrete GTX 1050 graphics

It's the mobile part, but it's better than integrated and enough for most gaming.

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Lenovo's $199 Miix 320 laptop may challenge cheap Chromebooks

Lenovo's Miix 320 costs the same as a low-end Chromebook but offers some nicer features and, of course, full-fledged Windows.

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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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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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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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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.