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Michael manages PCWorld's hardware product reviews and contributes to TechHive's coverage of home-control systems and sound bars.

Intel Haswell-E CPU

Intel turns its attention to desktop performance, unveils 8-core Haswell-E processor

Aimed at gamers, content creators, and PC enthusiasts, new chip boasts 2.6 billion transistors; supports DDR4 memory.

Asus RT-AC87U

Asus RT-AC87U Wi-Fi router review: Yes, it’s fast

This router blows the doors off the competition (but that doesn’t mean it’s right for everyone).

Lenovo ThinkCentre M53

Lenovo targets small businesses with three new budget-priced desktop PCs

Emphasis on budget: All three systems are priced well below $500

SanDisk Ultra II

SanDisk announces the Ultra II series of SSDs, targets mainstream upgraders

Available in capacities ranging from 120- to 960GB, with the 240GB model selling for $115.

Netgear Nighthawk X6 802.11ac Wi-Fi router

Netgear Nighthawk X6 Wi-Fi router review: The best router for a crowded house

It’s not the fastest, but it can do tricks the competition can’t.

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WD My Cloud Mirror review: Your private cloud, now with built-in redundancy

This NAS device uses RAID 1 to provide more secure storage.

D-Link DIR-880L

D-Link DIR-880L review: A good, basic 802.11ac Wi-Fi router

It’s far from being the fastest router on the market, but D-Link’s latest is very easy to manage.

Seagate NAS

Seagate aims to make a splash in small-business NAS by announcing 5 new products

Hard-drive manufacturer introduces 2-, 4-, and 6-bay NAS boxes with up to 30TB of storage.

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Samsung ATIV Book 9 (2014 Edition) review: This laptop sounds as gorgeous as it looks

The audiophile features are no gimmick, but do they justify the price tag?

Netgear Nighthawk X6

Netgear's Nighthawk X6 router packs 6 antennas, 3 Wi-Fi radios, and 802.11ac

Asus was first to announce, but it looks like Netgear will be first to market.

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How to blanket your home or small office with Wi-Fi

10 tips for improving the range of your wireless network

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Lenovo Yoga clones: 5 copycats from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP and Toshiba

Lenovo started it, but they're everywhere now: Laptops that flip, fold, and pitch like a tent.

D-Link DIR-880L

D-Link expands its DIY connected-home portfolio

Belkin has a head start with its WeMo product line, but D-Link is coming on strong.

Dish Network Wireless Joey

Dish Network ships its Wireless Joey video distribution system

One access point can stream to up to three clients using the 802.11ac protocol.

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Portable hard drives

The best portable hard drives: Our top picks are fast, light and spacious

Cloud storage is great, until you don't have Internet access. A portable hard drive lets you access your data anywhere.