Brian Nadel

Contributing writer

Brian Nadel is a frequent contributor to Computerworld and the former editor in chief of Mobile Computing & Communications magazine.

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

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.

4 low-cost videoconferencing devices keep you connected

4 low-cost videoconferencing devices keep you connected

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.

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.

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.

10 mirroring devices let you present without wires

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

Beach tech: 11 gadgets for fun in the sun

Beach tech: 11 gadgets for fun in the sun

Spending a week at the beach? Or the summer sitting by your backyard pool? Here are some devices that can make your summer safer and more enjoyable.

15 Chrome OS productivity apps that work offline

15 Chrome OS productivity apps that work offline

Chromebooks are lightweight, inexpensive and efficient -- in other words, great for business travel. But can these cloud-based laptops operate when you're off Wi-Fi? Sure they can -- here are 15 productivity apps that can work with...

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