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

Is the Raspberry Pi 2 a $35 miracle PC, or still a hobby oddity?

The new Raspberry Pi 2 made a surprise debut last month with a substantially quicker processor and more connectivity, but the $35 computer is still more of a tinker’s toy than a serious PC.
Computing

Use a Mac, but love Office? Get ready to download the free preview of Office 2016!

Office for the Mac hasn't received a new edition since 2011, but Microsoft has finally released a preview edition of Office 2016 for Apple's machines. Best of all? You can download it today, for free, and try it for 60 days.
Computing

Nvidia crashes Epic Games keynote to tease Titan X graphics card

Nvidia's keynote at GDC 2015 wasn't about a video card, but the company didn't leave without teasing new PC hardware. The company's CEO appeared at Epic's keynote to reveal the new Titan X.
Product Review

BenQ BL3201PH Review

BenQ's monster monitor won't feast on your bank account.
Computing

HP reveals new Spectre x360 convertible with classy design, quality keyboard

HP has revealed the details of its new Spectre x360, a convertible notebook with a 360-degree hinge. While its design isn't unique, the company hopes an excellent keyboard and long-lasting battery will provide an edge.
Computing

This video shows how Microsoft plans to add holograms to your daily life

What might the future of productivity look like? Microsoft thinks it'll include hyper-advanced digital assistants, wearables with gesture controls and touchscreens everywhere, including the walls of your office.
Computing

Steve Jobs’ 60th birthday honored by Tim Cook on Twitter

Steve Jobs would have been 60 years old today if his life wasn't cut short by cancer. Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, honored the memory of his predecessor on Twitter with one of Jobs' most memorable quotes.
Computing

Pixel problems: Living with a 5K monitor isn’t all it’s cracked up to be (yet)

You can finally buy a 5K monitor, but is it worth the massive expense and hassle of setup? Well, yes and no. After living with one for weeks, we've found that the world may not quite be ready for all those pixels.
Computing

AMD’s Carrizo processors arrive this summer with revised core architecture, H.265 hardware decode

Perpetual underdog AMD has had a rough go of it as late, as Intel’s rapid development cycle and better production processor has helped it achieve world-leading performance and efficiency. Yet AMD hasn’t thrown in the towel; quite the…
Computing

Next Chromebook Pixel is on its way, will still target developers

A brief comment at Google's Team Work 2015 event revealed the existence of the Chromebook Pixel 2 which, like the original, will target Chrome OS developers with a its pixel-dense display.
Computing

Lenovo works with McAfee and Microsoft to net Superfish as lawsuits pile on

Two class-action lawsuits have been filed against Lenovo over Superfish, the factory installed adware that last week was discovered to be the source of a serious security flaw.
Computing

Updated: Purchased a Lenovo PC recently? It might have adware – and a critical HTTPS vulnerability

Security researchers have discovered that Lenovo PCs sold late last year shipped with adware called Superfish that can replace the HTTPS certificates normally used by websites, placing users vulnerable to malware.