Brian Nadel

Contributing Writer

Brian Nadel is a contributing writer for TechHive and Computerworld and is the former editor-in-chief of Mobile Computing & Communications magazine.

Review: 2 low-cost Windows 10 laptops challenge the Chromebooks

Review: 2 low-cost Windows 10 laptops challenge the Chromebooks

Two $200 systems from Lenovo and HP offer travelers a lightweight and low-cost way to work with Windows apps on the road.

Review: 5 prepaid mobile hotspots fire up business travel

Review: 5 prepaid mobile hotspots fire up business travel

Fed up with mediocre Wi-Fi on the road? For not-so-frequent travelers, a pay-as-you-go personal hotspot might be the answer. We put five to the test.

Review: Epson EcoTank -- an inkjet printer without cartridges

Review: Epson EcoTank -- an inkjet printer without cartridges

Epson's new EcoTank printers use refillable ink tanks instead of cartridges. Are these the inkjet printers of the future? We review the WorkForce ET-4550 to find out.

Review: 4 powerline kits step in when Wi-Fi fails

Review: 4 powerline kits step in when Wi-Fi fails

Powerline devices route data through your electric cables, offering an alternative when Wi-Fi fails. We review 4 of the latest kits to see how well they work.

Review: 4 low-cost videoconferencing devices keep you connected (video)

Review: 4 low-cost videoconferencing devices keep you connected (video)

If you need to conduct meetings with remote colleagues or clients, these relatively low-cost videoconferencing devices can enhance the experience.

Review: 3 curved displays provide a new view

Review: 3 curved displays provide a new view

Juggling two or more monitors on your desktop? A curved screen can give you a wider view while taking up less room. We review three of the latest designs.

Review: The Intel Compute Stick -- the ultimate mobile PC

Review: The Intel Compute Stick -- the ultimate mobile PC

Stick PCs can turn any display into a fully operational computer. Intel's new Compute Stick does with Windows 8.1 for only $150.

Review: The Intel Compute Stick -- the ultimate mobile PC

Review: The Intel Compute Stick -- the ultimate mobile PC

Stick PCs can turn any display into a fully operational computer. Intel's new Compute Stick does with Windows 8.1 for only $150.

Asus ZenBook UX305 vs. Dell XPS 13: Thin, light and powerful

Asus ZenBook UX305 vs. Dell XPS 13: Thin, light and powerful

The Asus ZenBook UX305 and the Dell XPS 13 and two new thin and light Windows laptops that offer a lot of power for a reasonable price. We test both to see which is the better buy

Asus ZenBook UX305 vs. Dell XPS 13: Thin, light and powerful

Asus ZenBook UX305 vs. Dell XPS 13: Thin, light and powerful

The Asus ZenBook UX305 and the Dell XPS 13 and two new thin and light Windows laptops that offer a lot of power for a reasonable price. We test both to see which is the better buy

Break me if you can: 4 rugged tablets put to the test

Break me if you can: 4 rugged tablets put to the test

Tablets are useful, but can be fragile. These four tablets -- three Windows and one Android -- will take a licking and keep on ticking.

Break me if you can: 4 rugged tablets put to the test

Break me if you can: 4 rugged tablets put to the test

Tablets are useful, but can be fragile. These four tablets -- three Windows and one Android -- will take a licking and keep on ticking.

Pixel perfect: 12 innovative displays

Pixel perfect: 12 innovative displays

If an ordinary computer monitor isn't enough, see if one of these interesting (and possibly useful) displays will do the job.

Pixel perfect: 12 innovative displays

Pixel perfect: 12 innovative displays

If an ordinary computer monitor isn't enough, see if one of these interesting (and possibly useful) displays will do the job.

Yoga 3 Pro review: Intel's Core M processor delivers for this hybrid laptop

Yoga 3 Pro review: Intel's Core M processor delivers for this hybrid laptop

Lenovo's versatile Yoga 3 Pro Windows tablet/laptop convertible offers a new low-power processor, many hours of battery life and a great display.

Yoga 3 Pro review: Intel's Core M processor delivers for this hybrid laptop

Yoga 3 Pro review: Intel's Core M processor delivers for this hybrid laptop

Lenovo's versatile Yoga 3 Pro Windows tablet/laptop convertible offers a new low-power processor, many hours of battery life and a great display.

3 power-sipping monitors lower energy bills

3 power-sipping monitors lower energy bills

Today's displays must be bright, fast -- and able to use electricity intelligently. We test three 27-in. power-saving monitors to find out how they perform.

10 mirroring devices let you present without wires
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10 mirroring devices let you present without wires

Wirelessly sending a presentation from your laptop or tablet to a large screen is a breeze with one of these mirroring devices

10 mirroring devices let you present without wires
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10 mirroring devices let you present without wires

Mirror, mirrorImage by ShutterstockWhether you're leading a routine sales call, a training session or that hoped-for breakthrough presentation to the higher-ups, why not wow them by wirelessly connecting your laptop, tablet or phone...

4 Windows tablet/keyboard combos take on the Surface Pro

4 Windows tablet/keyboard combos take on the Surface Pro

Microsoft's Surface Pro can be used as both a tablet and a laptop. We test four devices from Acer, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba that make the same claim.

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