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.

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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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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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Google Home gets hands-free calling and 6 other cool new features

Google's A.I. speaker gets hands-free calling, proactive assistance, and HBONow support, among other interesting tricks.

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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.