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.

The whiteboards of tomorrow: 3 interactive displays

The whiteboards of tomorrow: 3 interactive displays

Meetings are made more productive by digital 'whiteboards' that you can write on and interact with. We review three new displays by InFocus, Sharp and Smart Kapp.

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: 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.

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.

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

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...

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.

11 High-Class and High-Price Devices

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...'

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.

2 Windows 8 Touchscreen Laptops for Tight Budgets

Windows 8 is workable with a normal display, but better with a touchscreen. If you don't want to spend much on a new laptop, try one of these low-cost systems.

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