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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Remembering Pat McGovern, the technology media tycoon you never knew

PCWorld is here today because Pat shared our founders' passion for technology and educating people about it. Longtime PCWorlders remember his vision and his boundless energy.


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HP Color LaserJet Pro M177fw review: Great output, but little else

Unless you don't print much, the expensive toner and dumbed-down features on this color laser MFP are going to frustrate you.

Printer buying guide: How to find the best model for your home or office

The best printers today have mobile apps and wireless connectivity, and inkjets are looking as good as lasers. Learn what to look for here.

Epson Expression Premium XP-810 Small-in-One review: Do-it-all printer offers best photo quality for the price

The ink costs more than it should be for a higher-end printer, but we have no complaints about the output.

Review: Brother MFC-J870DW boasts NFC and many more features, but performance is just average

The Brother MFC-J870DW is affordably priced, and it comes with a long list of features. Its performance is just average, however, so it’s a buy for quantity rather than quality.

Review: Brother's HL-3170CDW color laser-class printer is inexpensive, but graphics are mediocre

The Brother HL-3170CDW color laser-class (LED) printer offers good speed and adequate print quality for an inexpensive purchase price, plus, its toner costs are reasonable. However, users seeking better output quality should look at a business inkjet.

Look! Garmin HUD displays data on your car's windshield

Garmin announced the HUD, a head-up or heads-up display that works with a Bluetooth-connected smartphone and compatible app to project traffic and navigation guidance.


Review: Dell C1760nw color printer has great output quality but pricey toner

The C1760nw’s impressive graphics quality makes it a stronger choice than other low-cost color lasers.

Review: HP LaserJet Pro 200 color Printer M251nw

Handsome, easy to use, and with nice output, the LaserJet Pro M251nw is a good deal for light-usage scenarios. The pricey toner and lack of automatic duplexing are drawbacks.

Review: Dell C1660w color printer

The Dell C1660w's low purchase price makes color-laser-class (LED) printing available to budget-minded small offices. Because the toner is expensive and there's no automatic duplexer, it’s best for light use only.

Review: Supercharged HP Officejet Pro X576dw skewers inkjet stereotypes

The Officejet Pro X576dw is big, fast, and capable. But can it convert corporate laser lovers?

Inside the shadowy underground of 'anything, anywhere' cloud-based printing

Cloud-connected printers are everywhere, but how hard is it to collect your paperwork? We went to a private school and Twitter's corporate office to find out.

Review: Epson Expression Photo XP-850 Small-in-One Printer

The Epson Expression Photo XP-850 lives up to its name with super-nice photos that print speedily. It also has well-priced inks and enough efficiency features to make it useful in a home office.

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.


Review: Epson WorkForce WF-2540 All-in-One Printer

The WorkForce WF-2540 color inkjet multifunction has some nice features and good output quality, but ink costs are high, and it slows considerably when scanning, or when printing at higher-quality settings.