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Tips on Reusing Old Electronics for DIY Projects

A new book, "62 Projects to Make With a Dead Computer," includes a variety of DIY tips to help you find new uses for dead tech.


15 Best Holiday Video Game Buys of 2009

We've made our list of the season's top hardware and software products for gamers. So check it twice, pick your favorite, and put a bow on it.

JooJoo Tablet Hands-On

Attractive and interesting, but not without its flaws--check out our hands-on impression of Fusion Garage's highly anticipated JooJoo tablet.


A Guide to PC World Ratings

Our ratings give readers a quick assessment of a product's overall quality, performance, features, and design.

Motorola Droid Gets a Cautious Thumbs Up

Motorola's Droid features a 5-megapixel camera, a full-QWERTY keyboard, a high-res screen, and Google Navigation


16 Apple Products We Can Only Dream About

Nowadays, everybody seems eager to make an Apple product. These prototypes from independent designers may never appear on shelves at the Apple Store, but they include lots of innovative ideas.

Hands On with Facebook and Twitter for Xbox LIVE

How's Microsoft's next Xbox 360 LIVE social networking update handle? We take the preview version for a spin to find out.

Sony PSP Go Unboxed and Exposed

Sony's palm-sized PSP Go debuts in less than two days, but you can have a look at our review unit now courtesy these "unboxing" snaps.


Windows 7: A Guided Tour of Its Security Improvements

PC World's "Uncle" Robert is a funny guy, but he takes a serious look at some of Window's 7's new system management and security tools.


A Sneak Peak at Microsoft's Xbox 360 Live's Upcoming Update

Microsoft games-on-demand and Netflix UI tweaks for the Xbox 360 are ready and will be launched on August 11.

Hands On: Microsoft's Next Big Xbox LIVE Update

August 11th Xbox 360 dashboard update includes party updates, new avatar clothes, and dozens of subtle tweaks, but it's not entirely glitch-free.

Turbo.264 HD

Today's Macs are miracles of speed and efficiency, but there are particular tasks that can take seemingly forever. One of those tasks is encoding and converting...

Firefox 3.5 is a Solid Upgrade

Firefox 3.5 includes some great new features and improvements, including private browsing and geo-location.

iPhone 3.0: The View from Britain

Wondering what an iPhone is like with tethering and MMS, the new iPhone 3.0 capabilities AT&T doesn’t yet support? Our colleagues at PC Advisor in England report in.

The PC World Challenge: 72 Hours of Windows 7!

We challenged one blogger to make the switch: a full conversion from Windows Vista to Windows 7 for three days. From gaming, to business, to screwing around on the Internet: Did our intrepid upstart make it through until the bitter end? And what's up with that buffalo?