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

3D scanning is now easier and more affordable – if you own HP’s Sprout

Competition in the 3D scanner space is heating up with HP's announcement of the 3D Capture Stage, a $299 accessory that works with all existing Sprout systems.
Computing

The next version of OS X is called El Capitan, focuses on refining Yosemite

Apple has revealed OS X 10.11 El Capitan. As expected, it focuses heavily on performance usability enhancements, including a new window snap option and improvements to the spotlight window.
Computing

NRAM could bring infinite durability to a hard drive near you

NRAM memory, which is built from carbon nanotubes, promises nearly unlimited read-write durability as well as resistance to temperature, magnetic fields and radiation. Will it be in your next hard drive?
Computing

Guess the name of OS X 10.11 for a chance to win an Apple TV!

No one knows the name of OS X 10.11, the next version of Apple's Mac operating system. Correctly read the mind of Cupertino's brand managers, and you'll win an Apple TV!
Product Review

Acer S277HK 4K monitor Review

Acer makes a 4K monitor with a futuristic design to match its razor-sharp screen.
Computing

First Radeon with High Bandwidth Memory will launch at E3 on June 16th

AMD has revealed details about High Bandwidth Memory, a new vertically stacked video memory solution that promises a three-fold improvement in performance per watt. Could this give AMD a much needed win against Nvidia?
Computing

Thunderbolt 3 and USB Type-C might be a match made in heaven

Intel has announced Thunderbolt 3. In addition to a blister 40 gigabytes per second of bandwidth it offers compatibility with the USB 3.1 standard and USB Type-C connector. Will it become the only cord to rule them all?
Computing

Intel’s new ‘Skylake’ processors are coming sooner than you think

Intel has re-affirmed that Skylake, the Core architecture, will release at some point in 2015. It also showed off two reference designs based on the architecture. Each boasted razor-thin design.
Computing

Intel launches new desktop, mobile 5th-generation quad-core chips at Computex

Intel has finally revealed 5th-generation Intel Core chips for the desktop in the form of five new quad-core processors. The company also unveiled a line of Xeon processors with integrated graphics and several new 5th-gen quad-cores for…
Computing

Dual core? That’s so 2005! Your next laptop should have a quad

Most people in the laptop market buy a cheap system with a dual-core chip believing they'll love the savings and enjoy better portability, but a quad-core notebook's superior performance is often the better choice.
Product Review

Logitech MX Master wireless mouse Review

Logitech masters the mouse, but at a mammoth price.
Computing

Microsoft still on track for July release of Windows 10

A leak from AMD's CEO in April suggested Microsoft will launch Windows 10 in July. The Verge claims its sources have confirmed that rumor, and that the new operating system will release to manufacturers soon.