Matt Smith

Matt Smith

Matt Smith is a writer, computing guru, gamer and geek hailing from Portland, Oregon. He is editor of the @DigitalTrends computing section.
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Computing

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 vs iPad Pro: Spec Showdown 4:27

Apple's iPad Pro was impressive, but Microsoft has responded with its new Surface Pro 4, which is thinner, lighter and quicker than ever before. Does it hold the new iPad at bay, or is Apple's tablet a credible challenger?
Computing

Spec Comparison: Google Pixel C vs. Microsoft Surface 3

The Surface 3 is one of the best portable 2-in-1s on the market, but the new Google Pixel C looks set to give it a fight. Which one is worth your money?
Computing

Dell leaks more specs for upcoming XPS 12 2-in-1

The much-needed, long-awaited update to Dell's XPS 12 is just around the corner, and the company's Malaysian website has leaked detailed information about the hardware it will be packing.
Computing

Intel needs to kill the Atom before cheap PCs sour users on all PCs

The Atom processor, and it cousins, have made it possible for PCs to hit prices below $200. But doing so results in a frustrating experience that ultimately damages the reputation of every computer.
Computing

Google reveals the Pixel C, an Android tablet that wishes it was a laptop 1:55

Google has joined the ranks of Microsoft Surface clones with the Pixel C, and Android-based device with a magnetic keyboard. It will offer a 2,560 x 1,800 display and be powered by Nvidia hardware.
Computing

Remember! OS X 10.11 El Capitan is coming tomorrow

September 30 is the release date for the latest version of OS X, 10.11, also known as El Capitan. The update will work on most Macs that are six years old or newer, and we have the list of those that are compatible.
Computing

With El Capitan, Apple brings even older Macs Into the Future

Apple’s latest update to OS X, El Capitan, makes your Mac easier to use and boosts performance. But does it offer enough to steal momentum from Microsoft’s recently released Windows 10?
Product Review

LG gram 14Z950 ultrabook Review

Less bezel means more screen in LG's Ultra PC, the lightest 14 incher ever.
Computing

By showcasing Samsung’s Gear VR, Oculus reminds us VR is bigger than the Rift

Oculus Connect 2 may not have Samsung in its name, but the company's biggest announcements were related to Gear VR, a mobile headset for Galaxy and Note smartphones. That represents Oculus' move to position itself as virtual reality's…
Computing

‘We still have a lot to learn.’ Oculus’ mobile chief explains the future of VR

Oculus Connect 2 leaned heavily on mobile VR. We spoke with Max Cohen, the Head of Mobile at Oculus, to find out more about the company's strategy and how VR might influence smartphones in the future.
Product Review

Toshiba Satellite Radius 14 Review

Toshiba solves the 2-in-1 price problem with its affordable Radius 14
Computing

Oculus Connect 2 talks the challenge of VR hardware, and finding unique solutions

A session at Oculus Connect 2 took a deep-dive into the headset's hardware development, exploring the company's unusual structure and how it led to unique solutions.