Melissa AparicioMultimedia Correspondent, PCWorld

Melissa Aparicio is multimedia correspondent for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

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Intel wants its new mobile chips in your phone, tablet, toaster and more

The company might finally have a decent mobile chip with its 64-bit Merrifield and Moorefield designs, but its competitors have a huge head start.

Filling the cybersecurity job gap

Security experts weigh in on the shortage of cybersecurity workers and what can be done to close the skills gap.

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Hands on: New Gear wearables take your pulse but still miss a beat on design

The heart rate monitors in Samsung's new-gen wearables make them extremely personal, but the devices' chunky designs may not inspire true love.

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Snubbed in U.S., Microsoft pins Windows Phone’s future on emerging markets

"We will grow where we can," said Joe Belfiore, aiming to build market share through cheaper products. Was that a Normandy phone in his hand? He wouldn’t say.

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Windows 8.1 update due in spring with concessions to mouse and keyboard users

Changes to the user interface will make it easier to hold onto your input devices. Microsoft will also loosen the hardware spec to allow for lower-cost gear.

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Video report: Meet Google’s 'Project Tango'

Google has been working over the past year on developing 3D technology for smartphones, but it has the potential to go beyond those devices.

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Toshiba CB35-A3120 Chromebook review: It hits a sweet spot

It's not too small, it's not too pricey, and it lasts a good, long time. This is a Chromebook a lot of people could like.

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Asus Chromebox pushes deeper into PC territory

It's small, it's extremely well-connected, and it's ready to take on PC-like tasks in your home theater or home office.

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HP Color LaserJet Pro M177fw review: Great output, but little else

Unless you don't print much, the expensive toner and dumbed-down features on this color laser MFP are going to frustrate you.

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A car’s a car, but the car's apps make the difference at CES

Car apps represent a sea change in how people use their cars—not just for simple mobility, but for getting things done while mobile—and they were the biggest car-tech news out of CES 2014.

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High-tech hope for older cars: Pioneer NEX's touchscreen and app integration

The new NEX infotainment systems play better with smartphones by offering touchscreen interfaces and an app store that's pretty big by current standards.

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The little shuttle that can: Induct Navia is first self-driving vehicle

You heard right: It can drive itself on a programmed route, stop for crossing pedestrians, and come when you call it from a smartphone app. Check out our video, it’s pretty adorable.

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The BMW i3 electric car mixes virtue and fun

Most electric vehicles are sedate econoboxes. Would the i3 be like them, or could it aspire to Tesla-level celebrity? We floored it to find out.

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2015 Hyundai Genesis gets Google Glass app, destination search

New additions let owners connect to vehicle features remotely through Blue Link platform.

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Three wheels, two seats, one unique ride: Toyota’s iRoad tests simple transport

The iRoad’s distinctive design includes front wheels that tilt instead of turning, making it super-fun on a slalom course. We drove one ‘round and ‘round and ‘round during CES 2014.

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