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

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.
Computing

10 biggest announcements at Google I/O 2015 5:51

Google's 2015 I/O Keynote wasn't packed with flash, but it did offer some solid improvements on the company's platform and a few surprises. Here's the 10 highlights you have to know about.
Computing

AMD drops the latest A10 APU with unlocked processor, Radeon graphics

AMD's newest APU offers four processor cores and eight Radeon graphics cores, a combination that delivers strong value for the chip's modest $140 price tag. And it's compatible with previous AMD chipsets.
Computing

Interview: How HP’s Sprout wants to change tomorrow’s workplace

HP's unique augmented reality all-in-one, the Sprout, has been available to consumers for months, but now it's being rolled out for companies and educators. We spoke with two HP managers working on Sprout to learn more about what it offers…
Computing

Lenovo has allegedly posted a bid for MSI’s gaming notebook division

A new rumor states Lenovo has put out an offer for the purchase of MSI's gaming notebook business. The deal, if it went through, would instantly give Lenovo a strong stable of gaming hardware
Product Review

Apple MacBook (2015) Review

Apple's new MacBook is more fun to gawk at than live with.
Product Review

Asus ROG G501 Review

Asus's G501 has the hottest hardware, but everything else comes up short.
Gaming

Take GTA V to the next level with the ten best mods for PC

Grand Theft Auto V is best on the PC for many reasons, and modifications may be the most important. You can cause riots, spawn unique cars and play as a cop with just a few extra files.
Product Review

Microsoft Surface 3 Review

The Surface 3 is an upgrade from its predecessor, but its price will sneak up on you.