Melissa RiofrioExecutive Editor, PCWorld

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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, and car tech.

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Intel shows how smart cities are constantly communicating

A kiosk, a drone, and even a lamppost all have something to say in Intel's demonstrations of smart-city technology at Mobile World Congress.

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The Amazon Echo's always-listening feature entangles it in a murder case

Police investigating a Bentonville, AK murder want the data recorded by an Amazon Echo found in the home where the murder took place. The Echo records only your commands, though, making it unlikely that it caught any cries for help.

Why LeEco thinks you should buy its smartphones, TVs, streaming content and more

The world already feels saturated with gadgets, but Chinese company LeEco now lands in the U.S. with ambitious plans to sell you phones, TVs, and content tuned to work seamlessly.

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Panasonic's Nubo is a security camera you can take pretty much anywhere

The highly-portable Nubo lets you stake out remote corners of your backyard, or monitor your campsite—and its surveillance and convenience features help it stand out from other security cameras.

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Elliptic Labs' ultrasound tech lets you control your devices with a friendly wave

The company can use a device's existing microphone and speaker to respond to your gesture.

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Intel’s Brian Krzanich says 5G networking will let millions of drones roam the earth

We're not talking "Terminator" (we hope), but we are talking connected everything from toasters to trains, all enabled by the big push for faster, stronger 5G wireless networks.

When Netflix goes down: streaming video alternatives

Netflix’s streaming service went down Christmas Eve, depriving thousands of their Christmas (or anything-but) video fix for about 20 hours. Our gift to you: video-streaming tips, tricks, and alternatives, so you’ll be ready next time.