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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Product Review

HTC One M8 Harman Kardon Edition Review

HTC One M8 Harman Kardon Edition review.
Computing

Asus outs new Chromebooks armed with big touchpads, Bay Trail CPUs

Asus' new C200 and C300 Chromebooks are expected launch by the end of next month. They'll feature bigger touchpads, Intel Bay Trail chips, and will start at $249. You can learn more about these new Chromebooks here.
Computing

LG’s Chromebase Google all-in-one desktop gets a release date and price

LG's Google-powered $350 Chromebase all-in-one desktop is set to hit stores on May 26. You can learn more about the company's AIO here, which we first learned of around CES 2014.
Product Review

Samsung Gear 2 Review

Samsung Gear 2 review.
Computing

Hard drives, SSDs, and disks in between: What’s the best fit for you?

Here, we take a look at some of the primary pros and cons of the consumer-oriented storage options that are on the market today.
Product Review

Phosphor Touch Time Review

Phosphor Touch Time review.
Computing

Changing your passwords isn’t enough to protect yourself from Heartbleed

Changing your passwords is one way to combat the Heartbleed bug, but that's not the only measure you should take.
Computing

No, really: Windows XP refugees should take a second look at Windows 8

Windows 8.1 is far from perfect, but I think the OS is finally ready to be embraced by non-touchscreen users.
Computing

Why Nvidia’s $3,000 Titan Z graphics card is and isn’t crazy

The Titan Z's specs and $3,000 price tag make it easy to peg as just plain crazy, but for a select few buyers, it also makes a crazy kind of sense.
Product Review

Acer Iconia A1-830 Review

Acer Iconia A1-830 review.
Computing

Dual-boot death knell: why dual-OS devices would have died on their own anyway

It looks like Google and Microsoft have killed off the possibility of dual-OS Windows and Android PCs seeing the light of day anytime soon, but they're just expediting a process that would've occurred naturally anyway.
Product Review

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Review

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Review.