Stories by PCWorld staff

  • MakeVR puts you in control of designing 3D objects

    By PCWorld staff | 25 September, 2013 08:39

    Take the familiarity of a joystick control and blend it with a a pro-caliber CAD engine: You'll wind up with MakeVR, which helps non-designers build complex models.

  • Microsoft's new Surface family grasps at relevance

    By PCWorld staff | 25 September, 2013 08:29

    Don't look now, but the new docking station is half-way intriguing.

  • Where 3D printing is headed

    By PCWorld staff | 24 September, 2013 09:52

    What does the future hold for 3D printing? At the Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo, we saw a 3D printed guitar, 3D printing with sugar, and a full color 3D printer that uses paper.

  • Steve Ballmer's retirement letter to Microsoft employees

    By PCWorld staff | 23 August, 2013 20:04

    Microsoft has announced that Ballmer will retire within the next 12 months. Here's a copy of the email entitled "Moving Forward" that the Microsoft CEO sent to his employees announcing the decision.

  • Acer: Expect more Android and Chromebooks, less Windows

    By PCWorld staff | 08 August, 2013 20:12

    Acer has shied away from venting its frustrations with Windows 8. The company is taking things a step further by vowing to sell more Android devices and Chromebooks.

  • CES Live: Streaming video from International CES

    By PCWorld staff | 07 January, 2013 18:25

    Not everyone can make it out to Las Vegas for International CES. But if you want to see and hear the sights and sounds of the world's largest technology trade show, you don't have to wander any farther than your browser to watch the latest news coming out of CES.

  • Future Tech 2013: The PCs, tablets and cutting-edge hardware of tomorrow

    By PCWorld staff | 04 January, 2013 16:58

    The forward march of technology moves at a dizzying pace. Yesterday's gadgets look like quaint antiques. Today's gadgets are already tainted by the mark of familiarity. And tomorrow's gadgets appear to be magical, enchanting, engineering wonders.

  • Lenovo ThinkPad Twist review: A great business tool

    By PCWorld staff | 10 December, 2012 15:34

    Lenovo’s ThinkPad Twist is the latest in a string of Windows 8-running tablet-laptop hybrids, and it’s a little different from the competition. Mainly, it’s a business-oriented tablet-laptop (excuse me, tablet-Ultrabook) hybrid that stays true (sort of) to the ThinkPad line’s traditional, if somewhat boring, aesthetic.

  • Best products of 2012: Business and productivity

    By PCWorld staff | 30 November, 2012 15:54

    We wrap up our week-long coverage of the best products of 2012 with a look at the business and productivity category. And there's plenty to chew on, starting with Microsoft's entrely new operating system and ending with—interestingly enough—software that enables musicians to use ethernet networks in a completely new way.

  • Best Products of 2012: Home technology

    By PCWorld staff | 04 December, 2012 15:18

    One of the biggest trends that jumped out at us from this year's Top 100 list was the number of new tech products designed specifically for the home. If you thought the cocooning trend was over, think again. Tech enthusiasts are clamoring for new products for the home, and the industry is responding in a big way.

  • Best products of 2012: Photography and video

    By PCWorld staff | 29 November, 2012 15:25

    Technological advancements have wrought awesome and unprecedented change in the video and photography markets. Almost any camcorder can record at 1080 resolution. Heck, even newer Internet Protocol security cameras are capable of producing high-resolution video. Digital still cameras, meanwhile, snap pictures with even higher resolution. The software for editing all those photographs and video has kept pace, too

  • Best products of 2012: Cool PC accessories

    By PCWorld staff | 29 November, 2012 15:17

    This is where we give key peripherals, components, and networking products their due. The competition was particularly fierce in the router market this year, as companies jockeyed for position in both the nascent 802.11ac space and the more established 802.11n segment.

  • Best products of 2012: Entertainment

    By PCWorld staff | 28 November, 2012 15:40

    We saw a bevy of digital entertainment technology in 2012, but quantity rarely signifies quality. For every fabulous video game, HDTV, and pair of headphones that we evaluated this year, there were probably ten products that weren't worth the impossible-to-open, sealed-plastic clamshell enclosure they were shipped in.

  • 4G iPhone 5 will be immediate hit: Study

    By PCWorld staff | 10 May, 2012 22:31

    If the results of a new PCWorld/Macworld survey are any guide, the forthcoming iPhone 5 with LTE is going to be a big hit.

  • The greatest PC mysteries - solved!

    By PCWorld staff | 30 April, 2012 23:40

    PC owners know that every computer has a unique assortment of components, applications and peripherals. Nevertheless, certain things - including a host of common PC problems and mysteries - are part of the shared experience of computer ownership.


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