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PCWorld's review of Windows 10 highlights the great features that make Microsoft Windows 10 shine: Cortana, a new Start menu, Task View and apps like Photos and even Solitaire.
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Cur takes time-tested TENS technology, and puts it on a simple patch to block pain signals at their source.
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The Swiss watchmaker promises a “revolutionary” battery that lasts six months on a charge. Can it actually deliver?
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Google's latest Android Wear update adds four compelling user experience enhancements. iPhone support is still a no-show, but a source tells Greenbot it's very much on the table.
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Consider this a plea from a TAG Heuer fanboy: Don't ditch moving parts. Instead, integrate a leaner, meaner Android Wear for the best of both worlds.
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Stepping beyond simple activity and sleep tracking, Voyce records heart and breathing rates to build a comprehensive view of your dog's health over time.
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With awesome manual camera settings and a removable battery, the LG G4 is one of the best phones of the year. It's packed with great features, but has LG done quite enough to match Samsung's best?
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What began as a minor annoyance how now turned into a full-blown pandemic.
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Using optical recognition and weight sensors, the Fitly SmartPlate promises to tell you exactly how much protein, carbs and fat you're eating in every meal. But will it really work?
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As expected, Microsoft has launched a slightly smaller, significantly cheaper Surface 3 that ditches Windows RT.
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Editor-in-Chief of PCWorld.com and Greenbot.com, and lead wearables reporter for TechHive.com.
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  • IDG
    Editor, PCWorld.com, present
  • Wired.com
    Gadget Lab Editor, 2011 - 2013
  • Future US
    Editorial Director, Tech, 2003 - 2011
  • Future US
    Editor-in-Chief, Maximum PC, 1999 - 2003
  • Future US
    Executive Editor, boot, 1997 - 1999
  • Future US
    Executive Editor, The Net, 1997 - 1997
  • Future US
    Features Editor, The Net, 1995 - 1997
  • Blast Publishing
    Editor-in-Chief, BLAST, 1994 - 1995
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Work: writer, editor, tech enthusiast. Play: driving sports cars on race tracks, cooking Italian street food in the comfort of my own home, and helping my dog become a better human being.
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Windows 10 review: It's familiar, it's powerful, but the Edge browser fa...
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PCWorld's review of Windows 10 highlights the great features that make Microsoft Windows 10 shine: Cortana, a new Start menu, Task View and

PicoBrew Zymatic review: Making great craft beer in a cloud-connected ap...
www.techhive.com

It doesn't make beer on demand, but the Zymatic does remove friction from home brewing by grabbing recipes online, and automating complex st

Review: Voyce is the wellness monitor for dogs that makes wearables vivi...
www.pcworld.com

Stepping beyond simple activity and sleep tracking, Voyce records heart and breathing rates to build a comprehensive view of your dog's heal

The Ford GT is absolutely sick with high-tech innovation and you need to...
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Forget about Teslas, Google cars and Apple cars. The 2017 Ford GT is a high-tech tour-de-force, and Ford does it all with a gasoline engine,

The $300 Cur wearable may literally be the answer to all your pain and s...
www.pcworld.com

Cur takes time-tested TENS technology, and puts it on a simple patch to block pain signals at their source.

LG G4 review: Killer camera, killer display, but not a revolutionary sma...
www.greenbot.com

With awesome manual camera settings and a removable battery, the LG G4 is one of the best phones of the year. It's packed with great feature

Deep inside the smart Swiss watches that challenge Apple Watch with anal...
www.pcworld.com

Hands on with activity-tracking luxury watches from Frederique Constant and Alpina. They'll record step and sleep data, and last more than t

It holds your tech, it takes a bullet: We shoot at the Kevlar-lined Mult...
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Watch us try to destroy this bulletproof-shield-slash-bag with a .38 Special, a 9mm pistol, a 44 Magnum, and a 12-gauge shotgun.

Dear carriers: Please stop putting bloatware on my Android phone | Greenbot
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What began as a minor annoyance how now turned into a full-blown pandemic.

Every built-in Apple Watch app, ranked best to worst
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Some feel a little more 1.0 than others, but you're stuck with all 20 whether you like 'em or not.

The Fitly SmartPlate may not be quite as dumb as other smart tableware
www.pcworld.com

Using optical recognition and weight sensors, the Fitly SmartPlate promises to tell you exactly how much protein, carbs and fat you're eatin

Android Wear adds Wi-Fi, emoji and always-on support as iPhone app chatt...
www.pcworld.com

Google's latest Android Wear update adds four compelling user experience enhancements. iPhone support is still a no-show, but a source tells

Microsoft Surface 3 promises great battery life, costs just $499 and run...
www.pcworld.com

As expected, Microsoft has launched a slightly smaller, significantly cheaper Surface 3 that ditches Windows RT.

Alfa Romeo 4C review: A snarling high-tech response to boring Silicon Va...
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The Alfa Romeo 4C is a straight-up diss of high-tech car trends, but it's exactly what the automotive industry needs if enthusiast-focused p

How a TAG Heuer smartwatch could deliver the best Android Wear experienc...
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Consider this a plea from a TAG Heuer fanboy: Don't ditch moving parts. Instead, integrate a leaner, meaner Android Wear for the best of bot

TAG Heuer has a smartwatch plan and its full of dials, designs and ideas
www.pcworld.com

One of Switzerland's most revered luxury brands is joining the smartwatch party—just one year after its CEO told us, "I don’t see us taking

The Apple Watch is flirting with feature-bloat, putting sublime simplici...
www.macworld.com

Can a never-ending list of features thrive on a 390-pixel display? Not when so many of those features have been borrowed from stumbling smar

Hands-on: HTC's Vive headset made this virtual reality noob a virtual re...
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HTC gave me 20 minutes in a room with its new Vive VR headset. It was the most fun I've had in a while—and I didn't even play any games!

5 TV antenna tricks for the modern-day cord cutter
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From DVR capabilities to whole-home streaming, a simple set of rabbit ears can be more powerful than you ever imagined.

Hands on: LG hopes for a spot on your wrist with the Urbane and Urbane LTE
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LG's shows a lot of design prowess when it comes to smartwatches—and the features aren't half bad either.