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 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.

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Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Surface clone can add camera, projector or battery modules

The ThinkPad X1 tablet could have copied the Surface Pro 4 and called it a day, but instead it built in more versatility.

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12 technologies that died in 2015

Some tech died quickly. Some faded away. For better or worse, we look back at what we lost in 2015.

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OnePlus offers a refund for its potentially damaging USB-C cable and adapter

The company tries to make good with is customers, while trying to shift some of the blame to "cheaply made" third-party chargers.

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The one thing you must do before upgrading to Build 10586 of Windows 10 Mobile

"This is a really great build," says Microsoft's Gabe Aul, but users who already have Build 10581 must proceed with extreme caution.

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Meet the first Toyota Mirai and the big, expensive plan to keep this hydrogen car alive

The first Mirai can't go far from the sole fueling station available to it. The race is on to build more stations so Toyota can sell more cars.

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The 2016 Chevy Volt has it all: 53 EV miles for green cred, a sleek redesign for street cred

No other plug-in hybrid can touch the Volt's EV range. The next step is to look and feel normal enough to attract more buyers beyond the green-car nerds.

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14 strange but true facts from the history of high tech

The first mouse. The first university-degreed computer scientist. And possibly, the first stupid password. Technology has its twists and turns—read on for the most fascinating ones we found.