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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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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.

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.