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Android Honeycomb-Powered Tablet Coming to T-Mobile

T-Mobile and LG announce the G-Slate, a 4G slate due later this year.


DIY Geek Haven Needs Your Help

San Francisco-based DIY group Noisebridge could end up closing early next year without some financial help.


Lego Pinhole Camera Comes Fully Automated

Lego? DIY? Programming? This automated pinhole camera hits the geek trifecta and takes cool photos to boot.


iPod Nano Hack Lets You Remove Apps; World Eagerly Awaits Jailbreak

One brave soul figured out how to remove apps from the touchscreen iPod nano's homescreen.. But don't call it a jailbreak yet...


The Top 8 Future-Tech Stories of 2010

What will the future bring? We got a taste of what's to come in 2010. Join PCWorld's GeekTech blog as we take a look back at some of the hottest new tech of the past year.

Interactive Cake and Tech Nostalgia On PCWorld Podcast #102

The team from PCWorld's GeekTech blog invades the Podcast! Listen in as we chat about interactive foodstuffs (what?), Minecraft, and our first computers.

Yo, GeekTech Podcasts!

The GeekTech crew invades the PCWorld Podcast! Listen in for the first GeekTech Edition of the PCWorld Podcast.


Wanted: Your Best Holiday Tech Hacks

Got a holiday-themed hack? Send it our way--it could be featured in a future GeekTech story!


Avira AntiVir Personal: Great Malware Protection

Avira AntiVir Personal does an great job at blocking and detecting malware, but its interface needs a makeover.

G-Data AntiVirus 2011

G-Data AntiVirus 2011 is a solid package, with strong malware detection, blocking, and removal capabilities.

Comodo Internet Security Premium

Comodo Internet Security Premium did a good job at blocking brand-new malware and has a firewall, but its inconsistent overall detection performance makes it tough to recommend.

Free vs. Fee: Free and Paid Antivirus Programs Compared

Can free antivirus software protect you? Or is it worth paying for a full-blown A/V app? We look at the benefits--and pitfalls--of free and paid antivirus products.

Avast Free Antivirus 5: A Solid All-Around Contender

Avast Free Antivirus is a well-rounded free antivirus package: It does a solid job at blocking malware, has a pleasant interface, and scans files quickly.

Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.0

Panda Cloud Antivirus is easy to use, but its scanning speeds are slower than average. Look for the Cloud Antivirus 1.3 update, which the company says should improve its ability to block brand-new malware.

Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2011

Symantec's Norton AntiVirus 2011 is a great choice thanks to its strong malware detection and smooth interface.