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Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite review: It's like a laptop for your Galaxy phone

Unless you intend to take full advantage of Samsung's SideSync technology, you'll find far better notebooks on the market.

Asus G750JH review: A swift, silent superhero of a gaming laptop

From Dirt Showdown to Bioshock Infinite, this notebook’s 10 pounds of raw power delivers top-notch graphics performance, and yet it's surprisingly quiet.

McAfee LiveSafe review: Blanket security protects PCs, Macs, mobile devices, and the cloud

LiveSafe’s biometric protections make it worthwhile, even if the antivirus is nothing special.

The nanny car of the future focuses its attention on the driver's every move

Driver monitoring systems. 360-degree short-range radar. Infotainment that can personalize audio and video. Future cars are as alert and attentive as nannies—all in the interests of safety as well as happiness.

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Acer Aspire V3 review: "Budget desktop replacement” needn’t be an oxymoron

Yes, you can buy a 17.3-inch Haswell-powered notebook with a discrete GPU for $1100. Just be prepared to make some compromises in features.

GM promises a $30K, 200-mile electric vehicle…someday

The world is waiting for a cheaper, long-range electric car to rival Tesla’s pricey Model S—but GM’s version could be several years out.

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Speech recognition, the new PC power tool

Move over, Siri: Nuance's speech-activated Dragon Assistant is coming to selected new Ultrabooks. Speech recognition isn't just for challenged typists anymore. Learn how the Dragon software family can make you more productive every day.

Pass auf! Mercedes-Benz tests its own self-driving car

Now that a slightly modified S500 luxury sedan has driven itself 62 miles from Mannheim to Pforzheim, in Germany, Mercedes joins a very small and exclusive club of companies testing self-driving cars.

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Free vs. paid: when should your small business shell out for a hosted service?

From cloud storage to conference calls, many small business services can be had for free, but sometimes a paid plan makes more sense.

Toshiba PX35t review: This budget all-in-one is quick, stylish and a great choice for the student

The Toshiba PX35t is a relatively quick performer for its price range and looks great doing it. Despite a dull screen and uncomfortable mouse, this is the best choice for the college student.

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Lenovo C540 Touch review: An excellent budget all-in-one that delivers on performance

The Lenovo C540 Touch may not look like much, but under the hood it delivers some decent performance with an abundance of memory that won't leave you scrounging for more.

PCWorld HP Pavilion Touchsmart review

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 23-f260xt review: This clunky-looking budget all-in-one will save you money and space

The HP Pavilion TouchSmart 23-f260xt may look outdated and clunky, but that's just to maximize the space it's saving you.

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Dell Inspiron One 20 Touch review: An attractive budget all-in-one with unsatisfying peripherals and sound

The Dell Inspiron One 20 Touch sports some nice design features that unfortunately don't carry over to the peripherals or media features.

Acer Aspire Z3-605-UR22 review: An all-in-one with a sleek look and slow performance

The Acer Aspire Z3-605-UR22 may look sleek, slim and streamlined, but it's only skin deep—it lagged far behind in our benchmarks.

PCWorld all-in-one PC roundup

5 budget all-in-one PCs for college students: We name the best values

All-in-ones deliver more bang for the buck than notebooks. They’re great for schoolwork and entertainment, and much less susceptible to theft.