Melissa Riofrio

Executive Editor

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.

The Pixelbook comes home, jumping headlong into Google's ecosystem

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

Lenovo's Flex 11 joins the ranks of Android app-loving Chromebooks

Lenovo's Flex 11 joins the ranks of Android app-loving Chromebooks

Lenovo's Flex 11 Chromebook joins the new generation of Android-app-loving Chromebooks. It also boasts a 360-degree hinge and extra-sturdy construction.

Hands-on: Running Android apps on a Chromebook could be the best of both worlds
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Hands-on: Running Android apps on a Chromebook could be the best of both worlds

Running Android apps on a Chromebook once seemed crazy, but it's happening. We take the concept for a spin on Samsung's new Chromebook Pro.

Why LeEco thinks you should buy its smartphones, TVs, streaming content and more

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.

Android Auto anywhere: Google's app will work in any car, plus it adds Waze support

Android Auto anywhere: Google's app will work in any car, plus it adds Waze support

Once confined to dashboards, Google's in-car experience will soon work directly on your phone. There's also new support for the Waze navigation app, and an SDK for car companies to customize Android Auto to their liking.

Lenovo's Tab3 10 for Business brings out the serious side of Android

Lenovo's Tab3 10 for Business brings out the serious side of Android

Starting at $199, this tablet shows that Android has arrived in the corporate world. The Tab3 10 for Business is built to take a full day at the office, with sturdy construction and the enhanced security and manageability of Android...

Lenovo's Tab3 7 and Tab3 8: Cheap Android tablets that are safer for kids

Lenovo's Tab3 7 and Tab3 8: Cheap Android tablets that are safer for kids

Android Marshmallow's support for multiple user accounts lets Lenovo set up a kids mode with parental controls. You can monitor what children do and where they go on a tablet, and for how long.

OnePlus offers a refund for its potentially damaging USB-C cable and adapter

OnePlus offers a refund for its potentially damaging USB-C cable and adapter

The company tries to make good with is customers, while trying to shift some of the blame to "cheaply made" third-party chargers.

Google’s $499 Pixel C will be a premium tablet rocking Android Marshmallow

Google’s $499 Pixel C will be a premium tablet rocking Android Marshmallow

The high-end Pixel C Android tablet, with an optional keyboard, will be available "by holiday time," Google promises.

The latest Chromebooks for schoolkids are designed for playground abuse

The latest Chromebooks for schoolkids are designed for playground abuse

Today's Chromebooks are ready to be pulled, pummeled, and even doused with water. Take a look at what Lenovo, Dell and Haier have engineered for their youngest users.

Android M will extend battery life with Doze management tools and fast-charging USB-C port

Android M will extend battery life with Doze management tools and fast-charging USB-C port

The Doze tool will preserve battery life when your device is inactive, while the USB-C port and its flippable cable will enable faster, easier charging.

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