Intel is leading the push toward 5G networking because as more devices connect, we're all going to need more bandwidth. At Mobile World Congress, it showed use cases from smart homes to VR to self-driving cars.
Stories by Melissa Riofrio
HP's Sprout Pro is an upgrade of the company's pioneering 3D-imaging PC. But what was a niche talent two years ago may now be an in-demand skill for the rise of augmented and virtual reality.
Here's why it's important to know that HTC's flagship One (M8) smartphone will be compatible with MirrorLink, even if you don't know what MirrorLink is.
Yes, you read that right. Harley-Davidson has unveiled Project LiveWire, a nationwide tour to introduce company's first all-electric motorcycle.
Dell's no dummy. It may have built its business on PCs, but its new Chromebook 11 is designed to maintain its presence the education market, where Chromebooks are enjoying some growth. Compared to managing a fleet of Windows-based boxes, tending to a herd of browser-based Chromebooks is far simpler and cheaper (Google even provides a Chrome Management Console for all the tasks that make IT people happy).
I only had 30 minutes with Lenovo's Yoga Tablet 10 HD+, announced just before the start of this week's Mobile World Congress. It was enough to make this longtime Windows user think Android thoughts.
The Windows Phone market share in the US is so bad, it had to pick on poor BlackBerry to make itself feel better. At least, that's what happened at a Sunday event before Mobile World Congress. In a darkened event space at a swanky hotel, Microsoft video boasted, "We've overtaken BlackBerry." The packed crowd of journalists roared, and even Microsoft exec, Joe Belfiore, couldn't help but smile with slight embarrassment.
Car apps: In a few years, we'll wonder how we did without them, just as we have with smartphones and apps since Apple introduced the iPhone seven years ago (January 9, 2007, in fact). These apps can be used either to control basic car functions or do something while in the car, such as finding a pizza place wherever you are, or ordering the pizza.
Epson's WorkForce 600 color inkjet multifunction printer has one amazing talent: blazing speed (for an inkjet). Unfortunately, everything else about this machine is just average--and the ink is expensive. The WorkForce 600 is very fast compared with the competition. In our tests, it set a record of 18.2 pages per minute (ppm) printing text (Epson's spec: 27 ppm). The next-fastest machine is in the 11-ppm range. Its graphics-printing pace of 5 ppm (Epson's spec: 19 ppm) is also one of the faster times we've seen to date. With USB, ethernet, and Wi-Fi connectivity--plus slots for CF, MS, SD, xD, and PictBridge-compatible media--this machine seems ready for anything.
Canon's Pixma MP620 <a href=" http://www.pcworld.com/article/123861/top_10_inkjet_multifunction_printers.html">color inkjet multifunction printer</a> offers connectivity and capacity galore. While its design has a few shortcomings, overall the Pixma MP620 offers a good deal, especially for a busy home or school setting.
Epson's Artisan 800 <a href=" http://www.pcworld.com/article/123861/top_10_inkjet_multifunction_printers.html">color inkjet multifunction printer</a> has many tempting photo features. It's expensive--and not quite perfect--but it's still worth considering, especially for serious shutterbugs.
Lexmark's US$130 X4650 <a href=" http://www.pcworld.com/article/123861/top_10_inkjet_multifunction_printers.html">color inkjet multifunction printer</a> occupies a crowded area of the market, where competitors strive to stuff more features into a smaller, less costly package. Though the X4650 has its good points, it falls short in features and especially cost per page.
Brother's US$180 MFC-790CW <a href=" http://www.pcworld.com/article/123861/top_10_inkjet_multifunction_printers.html">color inkjet multifunction printer</a> has a tempting array of goodies, but offers lackluster performance. Despite its aspirations, the MFC-790CW can't compete with other machines in its price range, such as the <a href=" http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/product/31986/review/hp_officejet_j4680.html">HP OfficeJet J4680</a>.
Canon's bucket-shaped Selphy CP770 looks like something you'd fill with sand--but don't! This self-contained <a href=" http://www.pcworld.com/article/128088/top_5_snapshot_printers.html">snapshot printer</a> is cute and easy to tote, which makes up somewhat for other shortcomings.
Sony's Picture Station Digital Photo Printer DPP-FP95 is a <a href=" http://www.pcworld.com/article/128088/top_5_snapshot_printers.html">snapshot photo printer</a> with better features than results. Considering its high price, you shouldn't have to accept so many compromises.
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