Matt Safford

Matt Safford

Matt Safford began accumulating electronics experience as a child with his Mattel Aquarius and Tandy TRS-80 (Model 4) computers. He built his first PC in 1996, and has spent the last several years covering consumer technology and geek culture for Computer Shopper, PC Magazine, Wired, and Popular Science. His other interests include politics, human evolution, comedy podcasts, and abrasive electronic music. Matt's Android device reports that he has trekked more than 5,000 miles through the streets in and around New York City. He hasn't yet grown sick of the urban scenery, but he would like to log a few hundred more miles in the Scottish Highlands. You can follow him on Twitter @mattsafford.
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Maingear Vybe Z97 (2014) Review

Maingear Vybe Z97 (2014) review.
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Lenovo A10 Review

Lenovo A10 review.
Product Review

Digital Storm Vanquish II Review

Digital Storm Vanquish II review.
Product Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 review.
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Review

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active review.
Computing

DIY Dream: Build a speedy budget PC for just $350

You don't need a four-digit budget to build a PC that handles basic tasks. Here, we'll take you through the parts you'll need to put together a system that will let you do the bare essentials.
Computing

Computex’s overly complex convertibles show that PC makers still don’t get it

Multiple new convertibles got unveiled during Computex 2014, but they're a far cry from what most consumers need from a PC.
Computing

What do Intel Z97-based motherboards mean for PCs now, and in the future?

Here, we explain what Intel's new Z97 motherboard chipset means for the PC world now, and down the line as well. You can learn more here.
Product Review

Acer Iconia One 7 Review

Acer Iconia One 7 review.
Computing

Building a PC? Save yourself big bucks by sticking to our PC parts buying guide

With this guide, you can save yourself a boatload of cash on parts for your new PC. We've dipped into our vast pool of DIY experience to bring you a slew of tips that will let you hold onto more of your hard-earned green.
Product Review

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Review

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 review.
Computing

Building a new PC? You may be able to strip your old one for some parts

Recycling can be a big money saver, especially when it comes to building a new PC. Here are some guidelines you should follow if you're interested in stripping out some old parts from a past rig to stuff into a new one.