Melissa AndersenPCWorld

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HP Chromebook 13 review: Google's Pixel has a rival for best Chromebook ever

HP's Chromebook 13 satisfies the corporate user's demand for beauty and power, and it does so for less money than Google's flagship. Battery life is the only question mark.

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Windows 10's free upgrade deadline will stretch into July 30, thanks to time zones

Thanks to time zones, Windows 10's free upgrade deadline will extend into July 30 for most of the world. Procrastinators in New Zealand will get tons of extra time, while those in Hawaii get a raw deal.

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You have a deadline: Windows 10's free upgrade ends July 29

Windows 10's free upgrade ends July 29. Are you ready? Here's what to expect and how to get ready for it.

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Acer Chromebook 14 review: You can brag a little about this laptop's luxury details

Acer's Chromebook 14 has a few things to brag about: Its brushed-aluminum chassis and high-resolution display make it stand out among other affordable models, even if other features remain pretty basic.

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The best laptops of 2016: Budget PCs, 2-in-1s, Ultrabooks and more

Our top picks show off the best tech advances in portable PCs, from new CPUs and GPUs to new materials.

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Windows 10 reinstallation tip: How to reset your PC and keep your files

Sometimes Windows needs a fresh start—maybe a program’s gone awry or a file’s been corrupted. Luckily, Windows 10 has an option where you can reinstall Windows and wipe your programs, but it keeps your files intact.

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Leaked: Windows 10 Anniversary Update is coming August 2

A Microsoft press release, posted and then pulled, revealed the Windows 10 Anniversary Update's August 2 debut, which will be four days after Windows 10's free upgrade period ends July 29.

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Windows 10 reinstallation tip: How to reset your PC and remove everything

There are several reasons why you might want to reset Windows 10 and remove everything. Fortunately, Windows 10 lets you start over with a few clicks.

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Toshiba Z20t-C2112 review: 14 hours of battery life highlights this business-class hybrid

Toshiba's Z20t is one of the best tablet-laptop hybrids we've seen, with a whopping 14 hours of battery life and design flourishes that include a matte-finish touchscreen. But it is pricey.

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Android Auto anywhere: Google's app will work in any car, plus it adds Waze support

Once confined to dashboards, Google's in-car experience will soon work directly on your phone. There's also new support for the Waze navigation app, and an SDK for car companies to customize Android Auto to their liking.

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HP Chromebook 11 G4 review: This low-cost laptop stands out for its speed and solid construction

HP's Chromebook 11 G4 stands out among affordable Chromebooks. You can't expect all the components to be top-of-the-line, but it offers impressive performance and quality for the price.

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Dell Chromebook 13 review: Carbon fiber and extra-long battery life make it a class act

Dell’s Chromebook 13 proves an important point: You can make a classy Chromebook that's reasonably affordable. Dell gives its Chromebook 13 a slender yet sturdy chassis, good performance, and long battery life.

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The specs and story behind the autonomous Robocar and its Nvidia Drive PX 2 brains

You'll find no driver and no cockpit, but plenty of processing power in Roborace's autonomous racecar, thanks to Nvidia's lunchbox-sized Drive PX 2 supercomputer.

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Tesla’s $35,000 Model 3 won’t ship until late 2017, yet it still makes other EVs nervous

Folks lined up the night before to preorder the Model 3 for its 215 miles of EV range and sterling pedigree. But they won't get their car until late 2017. Probably.

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2016 Chevy Volt review: The cult hero of plug-in hybrids reaches for mainstream fame

The Volt's category-leading 53 miles of EV range automatically sells the car to green-car nerds, but Chevrolet wants more. We drive it seven days and 700 miles to see how it plays out.