Ben PattersonSenior Writer, PCWorld

Ben has been writing about technology and consumer electronics for more than 20 years. A PCWorld contributor since 2014, Ben joined TechHive in 2019, where he covers smart speakers, soundbars, and other smart and home-theater devices.

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Acer Swift 1 review: A cheap, lightweight ultra-portable that skimps on performance

While the Acer Swift 1 delivers a lot for less than $350—a slim and light chassis, plenty of battery life, an SSD and even a fingerprint reader—it makes painful speed and storage compromises to get there.

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Logitech Keys-To-Go review: A super-slim keyboard that'll click with mobile typists

If you need to write a report or compose lengthy email while you're on the road, the sturdy and comfy Logitech Keys-To-Go keyboard will make typing on your Android or iOS device a lot easier.

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Asus VivoBook S510 review: Weak battery life hobbles this capable ultralight

The Asus VivoBook S510 impresses with its looks, feel, and agility with day-to-day office tasks, but it falls painfully short in a key area: battery life.

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The best mobile payment apps: We test PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash and more

A new class of money-sending apps makes it easy to send or request cash from your friends. Read on for our top picks.

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Venmo review: An app that makes it easy—and social—to split the check

With its huge user base, sleek interface, flexible payment options and agility at splitting bills, Venmo is the peer-to-peer payment app to beat.

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Facebook Messenger for payments review: A no-frills way to send cash to Facebook friends

If you're a Facebook user and you enjoy chatting with friends using Facebook Messenger, you're just taps away from exchanging cash with your Facebook buddies.

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Snapcash review: Send cash to Snapchatters in a snap, or with a swipe

Snapcash offers the easiest way to send money to fellow Snapchatters, but we're talking bare-bones features here.

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Zelle review: Instant cash, as long as you've using the right bank

This P2P payment app has an ace up its sleeve: instant and free cash transfers, so long as both the sender and the recipient are customers of participating Zelle banks.

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Google Wallet review: Easy money sending and bill splitting, if you're on iOS

If not for its limitations on Android, Google Wallet would be a strong contender for "Best Mobile Payment App that Isn't Venmo."

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Square Cash review: A simple, versatile mobile payment app

It may not be as hip as Venmo, but Square Cash is a solid option for users who want to send and receive cash from virtually anyone.

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PayPal review: A safe but costly mobile payment app

PayPal's mobile app makes for one of the more secure ways to send and receive cash from friends or even strangers, but you're on your own when it comes to splitting the bill.

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Microsoft Modern Keyboard review: The sleek design and fingerprint scanner will cost you

Microsoft’s Modern Keyboard looks as good as its feels, with pleasingly clickable keys, a bevy of dedicated Windows keys, and an ace up its sleeve: a built-in fingerprint reader.

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Logitech MK850 Performance review: A quiet, comfy keyboard that needs more snap

Whisper-quiet and easy on the wrists thanks to its padded palmrest, the MK850 can switch between your PC, your phone, and your tablet in a flash. One drawback, though, might be a deal breaker.

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Acer Aspire E 15 (E5-575-33BM) review: This low-cost laptop provides incredible value

For just $350, the Acer Aspire E 15 amply covers basic computing needs and then some.

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4 ways to save a web page on an iPhone or Android phone

Instead of bookmarking a URL that might disappear tomorrow, try saving a web page—permanently—to your Android or iOS handset.