Melissa RiofrioExecutive Editor, PCWorld Follow me on Google+

The daughter of a mechanical engineer, Melissa grew up playing with machine parts and still loves getting into the nuts and bolts of how things work. She is never happier than when she is on a factory tour.

Windows 8 Laptop

The best Windows 8 machines you can buy today

Our top tablet, laptop, and desktop picks from the first generation of Windows 8 hardware are touch-friendly and ready to change your expectations of what a computer should be.

Shopping the Chrome Web Store: name brands, knock-offs and no-shows

The Chrome OS app store has its holes and hazards, and its best hope for the future might hinge on more native-like apps.

The 5 biggest online privacy threats of 2013

Your Web-based life is under intense scrutiny, as businesses, law enforcement officials, and privacy advocates battle over how to protect—or expose—more of your online data.

Microsoft updates Outlook.com calendar with Metro look, greater connectivity

Microsoft is rolling out a new calendar for Outlook.com starting today, sporting the new Metro look and a raft of improvements to the seriously outdated prior version.

Review: Dell C1760nw color printer has great output quality but pricey toner

The C1760nw’s impressive graphics quality makes it a stronger choice than other low-cost color lasers.

HP quashes investor unrest, looks to servers for salvation

HP's annual shareholder meeting emphasized opportunities in IT and servers for the big-data economy, while the company remained completely silent about its faltering businesses in PC, workstations, and printers.

Review: HP LaserJet Pro 200 color Printer M251nw

Handsome, easy to use, and with nice output, the LaserJet Pro M251nw is a good deal for light-usage scenarios. The pricey toner and lack of automatic duplexing are drawbacks.

Review: Dell XPS 10 Tablet (32GB, keyboard bundle)

Dell's clever Windows 8 RT convertible tablet delivers sensational run time from its dual batteries, but performance feels sluggish.

How I survived 7 days in Chromebook exile

Save your anti-Chromebook insults. Real-world experience proves Chromebooks can make better sense that Windows PCs.

Why IT security pros can be scarier than the 'bad guys'

Forget about hackers and phishers. Big business wants your personal data, and your privacy is just a hurdle to be surmounted.

Review: Dell C1660w color printer

The Dell C1660w's low purchase price makes color-laser-class (LED) printing available to budget-minded small offices. Because the toner is expensive and there's no automatic duplexer, it’s best for light use only.

Review: Supercharged HP Officejet Pro X576dw skewers inkjet stereotypes

The Officejet Pro X576dw is big, fast, and capable. But can it convert corporate laser lovers?

Inside the shadowy underground of 'anything, anywhere' cloud-based printing

Cloud-connected printers are everywhere, but how hard is it to collect your paperwork? We went to a private school and Twitter's corporate office to find out.

Review: Epson Expression Photo XP-850 Small-in-One Printer

The Epson Expression Photo XP-850 lives up to its name with super-nice photos that print speedily. It also has well-priced inks and enough efficiency features to make it useful in a home office.

Next-gen in-car infotainment: iPads and Wi-Fi on wheels

Is it a car or a rolling entertainment center? The latest rides are loaded with huge touchscreens and futuristic ways to keep the kids quiet.

on techhive.com