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, and car tech.

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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.

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Windows 10 Creators Update will have a Game Mode that shifts resources to gameplay

Game Mode, hidden within the upcoming Build 14997 of Windows 10, looks like it will prioritize resources to enhance gameplay—a welcome turnaround after years of neglecting PC gaming.

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2017 Fiat 124 vs. 2016 Mazda MX-5: What two Miata faithfuls think of the Italian job

Mazda Miata drivers are understandably curious and skeptical about the Fiat 124 that's based on their much-loved roadster. So we put two Miata lovers into both current cars. Would they be convertible to the Italian take on their favorite drive? Let's find out.

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The 7 all-seeing cameras of the 2016 Cadillac CT6

The 2016 Cadillac CT6's subtle array of cameras helps the driver see 360 degrees around the vehicle.

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PCWorld founder David Bunnell remembered: The mutiny, the magazines, the Mao suit

He was a pioneer and a bit of a prankster, as longtime colleagues recall.

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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Lenovo Yoga Book review: Unique touch features let you be hands-on creative

Lenovo’s Yoga Book is for the scribblers of the world. Its huge touch surface and special pen help users create written content digitally, taking fuller advantage of the stylus- and touch-friendly Windows 10 than any other device has.

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Meet the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime in its West Coast debut

The eagerly awaited Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid appeared at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco.

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Meet Omen X, a gaming PC that lives on the edge

With four-sided cooling, slide-out drive bays, and ports galore, the Omen X is a PC made for upgrading.

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HP's Pavilion Wave PC is made to be pretty and powerful

HP's Pavilion Wave is like no other computer you've seen. Clad in tasteful fabric, this PC of the near future wants to blend into your home and be the hub of your digital lifestyle.

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Lenovo's Yoga Book makes it easy to be creative on the go

Lenovo's Yoga Book breaks away from traditional laptops with its versatile touch surface, which makes it easy to type, write, or draw digitally. It's also very lightweight and has a 360-degree hinge.

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Acer's Predator 21 X is the first laptop with a curved screen

Acer's Predator 21 X is stuffed with cutting-edge tech: a curved screen, a Kaby Lake CPU, and even Tobii eye-tracking. Dual GTX 1080 GPUs in SLI mean it's ready for the most intensive gameplay.

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Acer's Swift 7 is the leanest laptop ever

Acer's Swift 7 narrowly wins at just 9.98 mm compared to the 10.4-mm HP Spectre 13.3. A Kaby Lake CPU and SSD squeeze into its slender shell.

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Hardcore Hardware: The CyberPower Pro Streaming I300 is made for Twitch stardom

When you're ready to stream your gameplay to the world, one PC will not do. You need two, and that's what the CyberPower Pro Streaming I300 brings to the game.

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Roborace's DevBot is the autonomous racecar only a few lucky developers will drive

DevBot is the test car for Roborace's Robocar, the autonomous, electric racecar being developed to run in the Formula E championship. Developers will be able to ride or drive DevBot as they test their software.