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

Skydog review: Tomorrow’s network-management features; yesterday’s hardware

This router's awesome cloud-based management features are undercut by its ultraconservative hardware, which is based on the old 802.11n standard.

PCWorld favorite PC components of 2013

Our favorite PC components of 2013

It's what's inside that counts: Fast CPUs, raging GPUs, super storage and other fine computer fittings.

HP Revolve

Hands-on with HP’s new Elite portfolio of business PCs

New products include a new Ultrabook, SFF desktops, and a 23-inch touchscreen.

tripplite usb rev gallery

You don’t have to wait to buy USB cables that fit both ways

Tripp Lite already manufacturers reversible USB cables, but they're not inexpensive and they're available only as USB 2.0.

Tripp-Lite TLP606DMUSB

Tripp-Lite TLP606DMUSB review: This surge suppressor clamps to your desk

Tired of crawling on the floor every time you need to plug or unplug a device? Tripp-Lite has a better idea.

Ooma Office review: This VoIP-based phone system makes small businesses seem big

It's a double win: Help your business project professionalism and competence while shrinking your monthly phone bill.

WD My Cloud EX4 review: Four-bay NAS wins on features, not speed

The design brings the security of RAID plus features that are good enough for business, at a price that's low enough for consumers.

Transporter Sync with hard drive

Transporter network storage device cuts cost with bring-your-own-drive option

The new Transporter Sync provides all the features of the original, but you bring your own hard drive.

Linksys to resume building network hardware for small- to medium-size businesses

Cisco reduced the Linksys brand to a home-network player, but Belkin plans to resurrect the brand's status in the SMB market.

Samsung taking preorders on Core i7 Ativ Book 9 Plus

The new 13.3-inch Ultrabook features a 3200-by-1800-pixel display; it ships in November.

Acer joins the 8-inch Windows tablet fray with the Atom-powered Iconia W4

Acer has produced 8-inch tablets before, but this is the first to run the Windows 8.1 operating system.

Lenovo shows off an 8-inch Bay Trail-T tablet: the Miix2

The smaller sibling to Lenovo's 10-inch Miix tablet will ship with Windows 8.1 and Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013.

Targus Universal USB 3.0 DV Docking Station review: Turn any laptop or Win 8 tablet into a desktop replacement

Add SIX USB ports, drive two additional displays, gain gigabit ethernet, and more.

Toshiba unveils new business notebooks under its Portege and Tecra brands

From Ultrabook to mobile workstation, all 5 PCs can use the same docking station.

WD My Cloud review: A better, more secure alternative to cloud storage

Who needs Dropbox when you can get 2TB of web-accessible storage this cheap?