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

D-Link Connected Home Platform

D-Link Connected Home Platform review: This is no way to build a smart home

This smart-home system is built on a shaky foundation.

D-Link DCS-933L Wi-Fi camera

D-Link Day/Night Network Camera review: Delivers the basics for cheap

This IP camera is inexpensive enough, but you’ll need a D-Link router to take full advantage.

D-Link DCS-S150 motion detector

D-Link Wi-Fi Motion Sensor review: Wi-Fi wasn't made for this

Reliance on power-hungry Wi-Fi restricts where you can locate this sensor.

D-Dlink DSP-W215 smart plug

D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug review: Exceedingly basic home control

This controller will turn lights and other devices on and off—and that’s about it.

Belkin Thunderbolt 2 dock

Belkin’s pricey Thunderbolt 2 dock embodies PC users’ apathy toward Thunderbolt

Apart from breathtaking speed, this $300 docking station doesn’t deliver anything that docks costing half as much do.

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HP thinks its $200 Stream notebook is the future of Windows computing

The 7-inch Stream tablet will be even cheaper: Just $100.

Samsung SD590c curved display

Samsung to offer PC gamers a 27-inch curved display

The 1080p monitor will sell for $430 when it goes on sale October 1.

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Insteon’s new Windows Phone home-control app adds voice commands via Cortana

The latest chapter in the story of two products struggling for relevance in an increasingly crowded market.

Wink Relay

Wink Relay could be the smart-home breakthrough we’ve been waiting for

A DIY in-wall controller for the price of a cell phone? What’s the catch?

Toshiba Tecra C50

Toshiba’s Tecra C50 series laptops signal new push into SMB market

The PC builder uses its enterprise-hardware smarts to broaden its business base, building lower-cost laptops that are still durable, secure, and ready for a fast-paced workday.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980

Nvidia unveils its all-new GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics processors

The new GPUs are faster, consume less power, and promise to make games more realistic.

Netgear Nighthawk X4

Netgear Nighthawk X4 review: This 802.11ac Wi-Fi router is a disappointing ‘Wave 2’ effort

The second router based on Quantenna’s 4x4 chipset is much slower than the Asus model that beat it to market.

hp stream front

HP finally unveils its $300 AMD-powered Stream laptop

This budget-priced laptop's price tag is higher than expected.

Sound Blaster X7

Sound Blaster X7 preview: Creative Labs aims to make PC audio interesting again

The sound card pioneer launches a whole new family of USB audio devices and headphone amps at IFA.

HP Envy x2

HP set to expand its consumer 2-in-1 laptop lineup with new Envy x2, Pavilion x2 models

HP's first Intel Core M-powered laptops to ship later this fall.