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.
Product Review

Toshiba Satellite Radius 14 Review

Toshiba solves the 2-in-1 price problem with its affordable Radius 14

Oculus Connect 2 talks the challenge of VR hardware, and finding unique solutions

A session at Oculus Connect 2 took a deep-dive into the headset's hardware development, exploring the company's unusual structure and how it led to unique solutions.

What the socket? We explain Intel’s lineup of LGA parts here

Intel's line-up of processors and compatible sockets is complex, as it consists of several sockets that span multiple generations of processors. This guide will help you understand what's in your desktop - and if an upgrade is possible, or…

Skylake shootout: Which of these cutting-edge gaming desktops dominates?

Intel’s release of the new Skylake desktop processors means every enthusiast PC brand has refreshed or re-designed its hardware. We pitted four of these cutting-edge rigs against each other in an epic battle featuring $16,000 of hardware.

Why your next laptop could look a lot like an iPad Pro

The 2-in-1 computer was supposed to revolutionize the PC space, but attempts to perfect the design have floundered. Now Apple is entering the space with its iPad Pro -- and it may turn out the most important new PC isn't a PC at all.

Apple Event ‘leak’ says OS X El Capitan will launch September 30th

Apple didn't talk about Mac during its event, but an email shown during the iPhone 6S demo has announced the launch of OS X 10.11 El Capitan on September 30th.

Gamers win, PCs pack more pixels, and 2-in-1s flounder at IFA 2015

PCs didn't break new ground at IFA 2015, but in fact reinforced the computer's traditional role. That's not a bad thing -- it means faster, slimmer, and more affordable systems for everyone.

Acer’s newest desktop takes the pain out of upgrading

The Revo Build’s modular design promises easy upgrades thanks to magnetic docking, but the limited selection of modules may make its intuitive design a moot point.

HTC’s Vive demo proves adventure games could see a VR-powered renaissance

IFA 2015 gave us a chance to take another look at the HTC Vive, developed in partnership with Valve. The hardware still needs some work, but this VR headset remains unique among its peers.

Lenovo’s latest ThinkPad bends over backwards for business travelers

Do you travel frequently, work on the road, and want a do-it-all system? Lenovo’s ThinkPad Yoga 260 may be what you need, but its price and standard features aren’t on par with competitors.

The Predator 17 laptop proves Acer is deadly serious about gaming

Acer isn’t a name that gamers have taken seriously in the past, but the company is looking to change that with its new Predator 17, a powerful and attractive beast that puts the strongest competitors in its sights.