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

Hands on: This fantastic Toshiba laptop may cost you dearly

The new Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 leads the resolution race with its 4K display, and backs it up with excellent build quality. But vague pricing suggests you’ll have to pay dearly for the privilege of owning it.
Computing

Want an external hard drive cased in wood, leather or carbon fiber? Brinell can do that

External hard drives and USB flash drives are everywhere, and most are built to serve their purpose as cheaply as possible. Brinell, however, is turning these common devices into a fashion accessory.
Computing

Asus’ new gaming laptop has an alien parasite attached

The latest concept computer from Asus packs liquid cooling into its slim and powerful G752 chassis, but it requires sacrifices most gamers won’t be willing to make.
Gaming

Asus’ all-new Republic of Gamers G752 laptop is a portable gaming powerhouse

Asus has taken its Republic of Gamers line in a new direction with the G752, which ditches the company’s traditional black-and-red colors for a more unique approach. Will it prove a worthy addition to this popular line of gaming hardware?
Computing

Intel’s massive 6th-gen Core line-up debuts at IFA 2015

Hot on the heels of the Core i7-6700K and i5-6600K, Intel has announced a massive lineup of 6th-gen "Skylake" processors at IFA 2015. They span mobile and desktop, from extremely powerful quad-cores to power-sipping Core M chips.
Computing

Alienware refreshes X51 and notebook lineup with overclocking, USB 3.1

Alienware has announced a refreshed line of notebooks, along with an X51 desktop, that feature 6th-generation Intel Core processor, overclocking, and USB 3.1.
Computing

How to restore your Windows computer to its factory settings

With this guide, you'll be able to restore your Windows PC to the settings that it had when you first bought it. We cover every version of Windows since Vista.
Computing

McAfee has an interesting theory about the Ashley Madison hack

John McAfee, the famous security entrepreneur, has a theory about the Ashley Madison hack. He thinks it was an inside job by a rogue female employee, but his reasoning isn't entirely sound.
Product Review

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 Review

Play any game at 1080p with GeForce's budget bulldozer, the GTX 950
Computing

How much RAM does your gaming PC need? Maybe just 4GB, according to new test

New testing by PC enthusiast site TechSpot has discovered that many apps still don't see substantial benefit from more than 4GB of memory. Games, in particular, have no issue with limited RAM.
Computing

3 reasons you shouldn’t buy an all-in-one

All-in-one computers have become a popular desktop alternative over the last half-decade. They promise a sleeker, more intuitive experience, but their initial attractiveness can quickly wear off.
Computing

Intel announces Optane hard drives powered by 3D XPoint technology

3D XPoint will be coming to a drive near you in 2016, according to Intel's IDF San Francisco keynote. The drives will be sold under a new Optane brand to enterprise and consumer markets.