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

Early MacBook benchmarks show performance well behind Pro, Air

A pair of GeekBench results for the base model MacBook have appeared online, and the figures don't speak favorably for the performance of Apple's upcoming notebook.
Computing

Check out the new MacBook and its USB Type-C charger in un-boxing video

A video from Vietnamese website Tinhte.vn un-boxes the new MacBook in detail, and also provides a first close-up look at the USB Type-C charger that'll be used to power the system.
Computing

Chunky, crude and not that fast, Project Spartan won't scratch Chrome

Microsoft’s replacement for Internet Explorer is now available, but it Spartan isn’t as lean, mean and ready to fight as its name suggests.
Computing

Project Spartan now available in the Windows 10 Technical Preview

The hotly anticipated replacement to Internet Explorer, Project Spartan, has finally landed in Windows 10 Technical Preview build 10049. Microsoft has also used the new build to fix several minor bugs.
Computing

New details revealed about Intel’s upcoming 60-core behemoth

Intel is working on a crazy 60-core processor called Knight's Landing for supercomputers and high-end workstations. We now know a few more details, such as how its compute performance stacks up against the Titan X.
Computing

Intel and Micron announce 3D NAND production, open gates to 10TB SSDs

Intel and Micron have revealed details of their 3D NAND technology, which is set for mass production later this year. It could enable solid state drives with capacities above 10 terabytes.
Computing

The end of the battle between AMD and Nvidia won’t be great for PC gamers

AMD and Nvidia have been locked in battle for over a decade, but now it appears the latter has gained a permanent upper hand. That's bad news for PC gamers.
Computing

[Update] Want 4K at 60Hz from a 13-inch MacBook? Now you can have it – and from the Air, too!

Apple's 13-inch Pro wasn't previously able to power a 4K display at 60Hz, but the recent update, with new Intel graphics and Thunderbolt 2 support, has changed that.
Computing

Project Spartan browser will completely ditch Internet Explorer’s code

Microsoft has announced that contrary to earlier reports, Project Spartan will not include code from Internet Explorer, and will not support a legacy mode for built-in IE compatibility.
Product Review

Macbook Pro 13-inch with Retina Review

A bit chunky but powerful as ever, Apple's updated MacBook Pro 13 is back on top.
Computing

Microsoft slashes Surface Pro 3 prices by up to $150

Microsoft has put most Surface Pro 3 models on sale, and the quickest versions have been cut by up to $150, one of the largest discounts we've yet seen.
Computing

Hacker earns $225,000 at Pwn2Own 2015

The 2015 edition of Pwn2Own, a hacking event designed to find zero-day exploits, ended with one competitor over $200,000 richer. His attacks compromised Chrome, Internet Explorer 11 and Firefox.