Brian Nadel

Contributing Writer

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

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.

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...

Put your NFC-enabled smartphone to work

Put your NFC-enabled smartphone to work

As NFC proliferates on new smartphones, we're entering the era of touch-and-go business.

Boost that battery: Tips and tricks for laptops

All laptops run on batteries and all batteries eventually run out -- especially when you use your device throughout the day. Here are some tips to help keep it going.

Top-hat tech: 11 high-class and high-price devices

Top-hat tech: 11 high-class and high-price devices

Curious how the 1% live? These 11 luxurious tech products come under the heading of "If you have to ask how much it costs..."

USB Type-C: Simpler, faster and more powerful

The next generation of USB cables will be easier to use and able to push more data faster.

Asus Chromebox review: A simple, inexpensive and unobtrusive desktop

This is the second desktop system to use Google's Chrome OS, and it's a good alternative for a low-cost home or office computer.

3 convertible Windows laptops try to be all devices to all people

We look at three Windows 8.1 convertibles that can transform into laptops, tablets or presentation devices, and try to discover how useful they really are.

14 steps to a better, faster Windows laptop

14 steps to a better, faster Windows laptop

After a couple of years, most laptops fall seriously behind the times. Here are several ways to upgrade your legacy laptop to meet today's standards.

20 steps to a lean, clean machine

20 steps to a lean, clean machine

If your legacy laptop is showing signs of age, it could simply need some basic maintenance. Here's a step-by-step guide to how to clean out your system.

2 Windows 8 touch-screen laptops for tight budgets

If you don't want to spend much on a new laptop, but need a touch screen, try one of these under-$600 systems.

10 small devices. No, we mean really small.

10 small devices. No, we mean really small.

From the world's tiniest semiconductor laser to a bee-sized flying robot, these minuscule devices -- many of which cannot be seen by a human eye -- are changing our world.

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