Melissa RiofrioExecutive Editor, TechHive

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Melissa Riofrio spent her formative journalistic years reviewing some of the biggest iron at PCWorld--desktops, laptops, storage, printers--and she continued to focus on hardware testing during stints at Computer Currents and CNET. Currently, in addition to leading PCWorld’s content direction, she covers productivity laptops and Chromebooks.

How to delete, disable, or limit your Facebook account

If the news of Facebook's data handling has got you spooked, here's how you can limit third-party access to your account.


Windows 10: Everything you need to know

The next Microsoft Windows 10 update is always around the corner. Check here for the latest news, reviews, video, and more.


The best laptops: Ultrabooks, budget PCs, 2-in-1s, and more

Our top picks feature the best tech advances in portable PCs, from new CPUs and GPUs to new materials, and include laptops from HP, Dell, and Apple.

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Where and How to Buy Cheap Ink

Buying cheap ink is a choice you should make with your eyes wide open. It can be difficult to tell what's good. We can't give you any promises, but we can tell you how to shop smarter for cheap ink. 

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Surface Laptop: Everything you need to know

Microsoft's thin, light, beautiful Surface Laptop is the halo PC for Windows 10 S. Read all about it here, as well as the Commercial Surface Laptop -- for those who prefer Windows 10 Pro instead.

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Alienware's powerful, triangular Area 51 gets hardware tweaks and a new Command Center

Alienware refreshes its Area 51 flagship with some hardware tweaks and a major upgrade for its Command Center software.

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Lenovo's Miix 630 lasts 20 hours on battery using a Qualcomm chip

Lenovo's Miix 630 is a tablet with detachable keyboard and something new inside: Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chip, giving it hours and hours of battery life.

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Lenovo Smart Display makes Google Assistant a smart home sidekick

Lenovo's Smart Display line puts Google Assistant on 8- and 10-inch touchscreen. The result is a smart home sidekick with AI features tied to all the major Google services.

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Acer's Predator Orion 9000 gaming rig rolls into CES with nifty integrated wheels

Acer’s Predator Orion 9000 is a gaming desktop with an impressive list of hardware and some nifty lighting, but it’s the integrated wheels on the bottom of the case that make it a little special.

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Acer's Chromebook 11 brings USB-C charging to entry-level laptops

Acer's Chromebook 11 takes a big step forward in connectivity, adding two USB-C ports. That's a notable turn of the tide for an entry-level product.

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The Acer Nitro 5 embraces AMD Ryzen mobile APUs, making casual gaming a little serious

Acer's Nitro 5 gaming laptop may be mainstream, but the latest Ryzen mobile APUs give them some luster.

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Star Wars gift guide: Top picks for fans who are tech geeks

PCWorld's Star Wars gift guide, is for people who are (or are shopping for) Star Wars fans who are also tech geeks. Our top picks range from droids to drones, from LEGOs to ugly sweaters, and even snow globes.

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Samsung's Notebook 9 Pen is ready for your scribbles, drawings and more

Samsung's Notebook 9 Pen is a slender 360-degree laptop that's tuned for pen input. Of course there's a keyboard, but it's designed to make it easy for you to scribble, tap, and create with your hand.

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Acer Chromebook 14 review: You can brag a little about this laptop's luxury details

Acer's Chromebook 14 has a few things to brag about: Its brushed-aluminum chassis and high-resolution display make it stand out among other affordable models, even if other features remain pretty basic.

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Hands on: Lenovo's Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is fun, easy, affordable augmented reality

Lenovo's Star Wars: Jedi Challenges makes augmented-reality gameplay affordable and easy with its single positioning beacon, authentic-looking lightsaber, and a headset you pair with your phone.