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

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.

Mass Fidelity

Mass Fidelity says it can do better than stereo with its new wireless speaker, 'The Core'

Compact wireless speaker system uses wave field synthesis audio-rendering technology to produce the sonic equivalent of a hologram.

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Toshiba Encore Mini

Toshiba's 7-inch Encore Mini could be the first $99 Windows tablet

The ultra-cheap Encore Mini is a collaborative effort between Toshiba and Microsoft.

Toshiba Chromebook 2

Toshiba updates its Chromebook line with two new models at IFA 2014

Chromebook 2 to be available in entry-level and upscale versions

Lenovo Y70 Touch

Lenovo debuts new gaming rigs at IFA: The $1299 Y70 Touch laptop and the $599 Erazer X315 desktop

Both machines feature discrete graphics; Y70 Touch boasts 17-inch touchscreen.

netgear nighthawk x4

Netgear announces its first supercharged 'wave-2' router: The $280 Nighthawk X4

New 4x4 device based on processors from Quantenna and Qualcomm.

AMD FX

AMD launches new 8-core FX-series processors, drops prices on high-end chips

AMD's new FX-series processors aim to compete with Intel’s Core i5/i3 series processors.

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.