Michael BrownSenior Editor, PCWorld Follow me on Google+

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

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Nvidia raises the curtain on its latest mobile GPUs: the GeForce GTX 970M and the GeForce GTX 980M

This mobile architecture boasts all the same features as the desktop version of “Big Maxwell,” but in a smaller package that sips even less juice.

Sound Blaster E5

Sound Blaster E5 review: This portable DAC and headphone amp is an audio powerhouse

The sound card is becoming a distant memory, but quality audio never goes out of style.

Dell XPS 18

Dell XPS 18 review: A near-perfect hybrid of Windows tablet and all-in-one desktop

This tabletop tablet has a couple of shortcomings, but it remains the best of its breed.

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-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.

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.

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.