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

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 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

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.

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.

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.

wdmycloud primary

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.

samsungativbook9 primary

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?