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

Get the gigs! GTX 960 cards with 4GB of memory hit online retailers

Retailers have just posted the first 4GB GTX 960 video cards. They double the memory of the base card, but that doesn't mean they'll offer double the performance.
Computing

AMD reveals more about FreeSync, including monitor prices

FreeSync, AMD's rival to Nvidia G-Sync, is ready for battle with new monitor and feature announcements that lend credibility to the company's claim its solution will be cheaper and easier to use than that offered by the green…
Computing

Windows 10 Technical Preview updated to build 10041 with transparent Start Menu, task view changes

Microsoft has released the latest Windows 10 build to Insiders on the Fast track. It provides a variety of minor feature updates, such as a transparent start menu, but also contains some bugs.
Product Review

Acer Chromebook 15 Review

The biggest Chromebook ever is also one of the best.
Computing

Nvidia crams four Titan X video cards into new Digits Devbox, priced at $15,000

Nvidia is diving into the PC business with a highly specialized development box, the Digits Devbox, which contains four Titan X video cards and is designed to help program and configure neural networks.
Computing

Worried about SSD durability? A recently finished experiment will help you rest easy

A grand experiment by The Tech Report to determine the durability of solid state drives has finally come to an end, and the results are good news for anyone who needs to write terabytes of data.
Product Review

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Review

When you're done playing with the MacBook, Lenovo's X1 Carbon is ready to work.
Computing

Apple’s new MacBook asks if you can handle a one-port future

The new MacBook marks a bold step into a fully wireless future, and there's no doubt that it represents the future of notebook design. But not everyone will be able to handle its head-first dive into tomorrow.
Computing

What’s smaller, the MacBook’s logic board, or the Raspberry Pi? The answer will surprise you

The logic board in the new MacBook hosts an Intel processor, a hard drive and RAM, yet is incredibly small -- smaller, in fact, than the Raspberry Pi.
Computing

Want to connect the new MacBook to more than one device? That’ll be $79

The new MacBook has a single USB-C port for all of its wired connectivity besides audio. What does that mean? Adapters! Apple has placed several new options on its web store, and you might expect, they're not cheap.
Computing

[Updated] Intel’s Core M powers the MacBook

We got our hands on a Core M-powered system, and spent some time testing it to see how it will hold up as it begins to appear in new systems. Here's what we learned.