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With motors, batteries, and Glass, women make stuff at Google I/O

A floating Lego raft. A spinning ping-pong ball. Give six women a littleBits kit, and stand back. Inventions from the Women TechMakers events at Google I/O.

HP's latest hybrids sport Nvidia Tegra 4 and 3rd-gen Intel Core CPUs

The new Split x2 and SlateBook x2 could be the faster, more capable hybrids we'd love to see.

New McAfee LiveSafe utility protects computers, tablets, and smartphones

This new security software aims to make it easier to protect a multi-device household with everything from antivirus to antitheft features.

Hacking back: Digital revenge is sweet but risky

As cyberattacks increase, victims are fighting back. But retaliation has its own consequences—and may create more damage.

New Sony Fit laptops all offer touchscreens

Touch displays will be optional or standard on all modes. Graphics, storage, and even case-color options round out the wide array of available features.

It’s privacy versus cybersecurity as CISPA bill arrives in Senate

What's more important, your online privacy or law enforcement's endless thirst for data? Congress must decide.

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a new calendar for Outlook.com starting today, sporting the new Metro look and a raft of improvements to the seriously outdated prior version.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