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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Product Review

HP Envy Spectre x360 Review

You'll appreciate the Spectre x360's acrobatics, but not all its carny quirks.
Computing

Retro-style ThinkPad might resurrect the seven-row keyboard, blue enter key, and more

Lenovo is considering a retro-inspired ThinkPad that combines favorite features from the past two decades with modern hardware and a razor-thin profile.
Computing

Rumors claim Cannon Lake, Intel’s 10nm processor, is delayed indefinitely

A leaked table suggests that Intel's 10nm chip, expected in 2017, is no longer on schedule. If true, it'd mark a major change in the company's strategy, but Intel has declined to confirm the report.
Product Review

AMD Radeon R9 Fury X Review

AMD's R9 Fury X graphics card swings hard, can't land a knockout punch.
Computing

3 reasons the first VR headsets will suck … but I’m buying one anyway

Virtual reality companies put on a strong showing at this year's E3, and the appearance of Oculus' finalized consumer model gave us a taste of what's to come. But should you buy one? Probably not,
Computing

AMD officially reveals new Radeon 300-series, R9 Fury at E3 2015

AMD has taken the wraps off its Radeon R7 and R9 300-series cards, which appear to be re-brands of previous hardware. They start as low as $149 and go up from there to $429.
Computing

Windows 10 just might save the Xbox One

Xbox One had a terrible launch, but fans need not worry. Windows 10 is coming to the rescue with new features and an aggressive, yet cooperative, development strategy perfectly suited for console gaming.
Gaming

Take the role of Vault administrator in Fallout Shelter, the franchise’s first mobile game

In a surprise announcement, Bethesda revealed an all-new Fallout game for iOS at its E3 2015 conference. The new game puts players in the role of a vault administrator, and it's available immediately.
Computing

Confused by how to buy a motherboard? We make it clear 3:29

The motherboard connect everything in your computer, making it arguably the most important component. Buying one can be daunting, but the decision comes down to a few key traits.
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?