Melanie Pinola

Melanie Pinola

Melanie Pinola is a writer and editor specializing in technology, personal finance, and lifestyle topics.

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PCWorld

10 Big-Rig Laptops for Serious Gamers

Not everyone wants a sleek, svelte laptop--some of us want power. Here are some options.

PCWorld

18 Cool and Creative Laptop Mods

Whether your taste runs to Soviet propaganda, Hello Kitty, scary skulls, camouflage, or another unusual theme, there's a laptop mod for you.

PCWorld

48 NASA Laptops Stolen in Two Years: A Case for Better Encryption Practices

It's not only businesses that need to worry about laptop security....

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Popular Mechanics

9 Top Tech Myths Debunked

Does more bars really mean better mobile service? Are ones really gone forever once you empty the trash? PopMech tackles some of the most frustrating falsehoods of the digital age...

Lifehacker

A Cautionary Tale for College Students: The Five Dumbest Money ...

When you're just starting out managing your own finances, little things like paying your own bills, going to the bank, and even grocery shopping "like an adult" can feel empowering.

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PCWorld

Acer's Aspire Ethos Laptops Feature Detachable Touchpads

The touchpads double as media remotes so you can control your laptop from afar, and the laptops include HD displays, Blu-ray writers, 5.1 channel surround sound, and backlit keyboards....

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PCWorld

Acer Says It Will Continue Making Netbooks

The netbook market may be dwindling, but it's not dead yet....

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ITworld

Amazon is giving away $100 worth of Android apps for free

Some really great deals here for Android users...

Lifehacker

A Non-Designer's Guide to Creating Awesome Diagrams for Slides

By following just a few simple rules, anyone can create diagrams and illustrate information more clearly in slide presentations. Enrique Garcia Cota shared some essential guidelines for things...

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PCWorld

Ballmer quotes Microsoft Surface pricing: $300 to $800

Microsoft's top dog alludes to grossly broad price range, and the mythical $199 isn't included....

Lifehacker

Basic Self-Defense Moves Anyone Can Do (and Everyone Should ...

Would you be able to defend yourself and your loved ones if someone were to physically attack you? It's a question most of us don't want to consider, but violence is, unfortunately, a fact of life.

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ITworld

Beautify your desktop with Bing homepage backgrounds

Find the perfect desktop wallpapers in this fitler-able gallery...

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ITworld

Can the NSA force password management app developers (e.g., LastPass) to give up your data?

With all the PRISM and, now, decryption controversy, it's not paranoia to wonder this...

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PCWorld

Can the NSA force password management app developers (e.g., LastPass) to give up your data?

With all the PRISM and, now, decryption controversy, it's not paranoia to wonder this...