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

Asus Strix R9 380X OC Review

Even with twice the power of a PS4, AMD's Radeon R9 380X still can't conquer 1440p.
Computing

Want a MacBook, but can’t afford one? Try one of these offbeat alternatives

Apple's MacBook Air and Pro are great, but they're also expensive, leaving many searching for affordable alternatives. We've found them, and they'll save you hundreds without sacrificing performance or portability.
Computing

Windows 3.1 crash puts French airport out of commission

A crucial system reliant on Windows 3.1 went down last Saturday, forcing a French airport in Paris to ground all flights as it scrambled to rectify the problem.
Product Review

Maingear X-Cube Z170 Review

Maingear's X-Cube is bigger than it looks, and so is the performance.
Computing

Enter the wasteland without leaving home with our 5K screenshots from Fallout 4

Want to see what Fallout 4 looks like at its very best? We fired the game up on Dell's 5K monitor at ultra detail and took a few screenshots. They reveal the game's greatest strengths, and deepest flaws.
Computing

Is it okay to buy Fallout 4 on the PC? Absolutely! 1:06

Recent gaming disasters like Batman: Arkham Knight have left PC owners leery of cross-platform titles, but there's no reason to fear Fallout 4's wasteland.
Product Review

Monoprice Select Series 4K monitor Review

Monoprice’s 4K monitor would’ve been great if it came out last year.
Computing

Less is actually less: 5 reasons you should spend more on your next laptop

Low-cost laptops may look tempting, but the sacrifices you make to get there will often come back to bite you in the years of ownership ahead.
Product Review

Asus ROG Swift PG279Q Review

An overclockable monitor is definitely overkill, but you'll want this one anyway.
Computing

Update: Google denies plan to “phase out” Chrome OS

Google has officially reports that it plans to "phase out" Chrome OS while confirming a project is under way to combine the best of Chrome and Android.
Computing

Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10576 is released to the Fast Ring

Microsoft Windows Build 10576 is a minor update, but it does add streaming support from the Edge browser to Miracast and DLNA devices, along access to Cortana from within PDF files.
Computing

Superior silicon: How Apple is beating chipmakers at their own game

Apple's latest A9 processors are incredibly quick, nipping at the heels of even Intel's hardware. That feat was accomplished in just half a decade, and challenges what the industry thought possible.