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.

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.

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Picture this: Cars with cameras, projectors, and 3D safety tech

This isn’t your SUV’s rear backup camera. At the Detroit Auto Show, we’ve seen everything from traffic-monitoring systems to cars that double as displays.

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Volvo cars watch the road with camera, radar, laser

Who needs a backseat driver when this triad of detection equipment, built into the windshield of some new Volvo models, watches for pedestrians, blind spots, traffic jams, and more?

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Tablet envy in a car: Tesla Model S boasts 17-inch touchscreen control panel

The huge touchscreen control panel in Tesla's Model S is even more eye-catching than the car itself. Melissa Riofrio takes a look at the panel (and the car) at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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When Netflix goes down: streaming video alternatives

Netflix’s streaming service went down Christmas Eve, depriving thousands of their Christmas (or anything-but) video fix for about 20 hours. Our gift to you: video-streaming tips, tricks, and alternatives, so you’ll be ready next time.

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Review: Epson WorkForce WF-2540 All-in-One Printer

The WorkForce WF-2540 color inkjet multifunction has some nice features and good output quality, but ink costs are high, and it slows considerably when scanning, or when printing at higher-quality settings.

The best MFPs you can buy today

Multifunction printers come in every shape, size, and price point for home or student users to busy workgroups. Check out the best models reviewed this year.

The best photo printers you can buy today

Print vivid images on photo-friendly models for home, office, or enthusiast users.

Review: Samsung CLX-6260FW color laser multifunction printer

Impressive print quality is the highlight of this small workgroup unit. Speed and features are competent. Toner costs range from average to a little pricey.