Brian Nadel

Contributing Writer

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

Review: 2 ultraportables from Acer and Dell add speed, efficiency

8 digital turntables give old records a modern spin

8 digital turntables give old records a modern spin

If you’ve got a pile of vinyl in your basement, these eight digital turntables can make the music live again.

Better safe than sorry: 5 apps for encrypting and shredding files

Better safe than sorry: 5 apps for encrypting and shredding files

If you want to protect sensitive data -- especially if you’re sending it via email or via an online service -- one of these five encryption programs can help.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga: The shape of convertibles to come

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga: The shape of convertibles to come

ThinkPad X1 Yoga, Lenovo’s latest Windows convertible, offers an excellent 14-in. display, a pressure-sensitive stylus and the ability to take on a variety of forms.

How we test Windows system performance

How we test Windows system performance

A quick rundown of how we assess the performance of Windows computers.

7 finger-friendly keyboards for tablets and phones

7 finger-friendly keyboards for tablets and phones

You don’t have to carry a laptop to be productive. These seven portable keyboards let you get work done with your tablet or phone.

Review: 4 mini-PCs give you full power in a very small package

Review: 4 mini-PCs give you full power in a very small package

We review four mini-PCs that give you complete Windows computing power in extremely small form factors.

Review: HP EliteBook Folio G1 offers lightweight business computing

Review: HP EliteBook Folio G1 offers lightweight business computing

HP's latest Windows 10 laptop, the EliteBook Folio G1, comes in touch and non-touch versions; it offers a bright display, great keyboard and a variety of options.

Review: 4 mid-priced laptops that mean business

Review: 4 mid-priced laptops that mean business

You don't need the most expensive laptop available to get in a solid day's work. We evaluate four Windows laptops that cost about $600 or less.

Got a new USB-C device? 19 accessories that will help

Got a new USB-C device? 19 accessories that will help

If you've got a drawer full of micro-USB devices and a new USB Type-C laptop, tablet or phone, here are some accessories to help keep you connected.

Review: 3 Bluetooth headphones for travel, work and play

Review: 3 Bluetooth headphones for travel, work and play

Three lightweight Bluetooth headphones from Audio-Technica, Bose and Plantronics offer private listening and calling for a reasonable price.

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.

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