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

Google reveals the Pixel C, an Android tablet that wishes it was a laptop 1:55

Google has joined the ranks of Microsoft Surface clones with the Pixel C, and Android-based device with a magnetic keyboard. It will offer a 2,560 x 1,800 display and be powered by Nvidia hardware.
Computing

Remember! OS X 10.11 El Capitan is coming tomorrow

September 30 is the release date for the latest version of OS X, 10.11, also known as El Capitan. The update will work on most Macs that are six years old or newer, and we have the list of those that are compatible.
Computing

With El Capitan, Apple brings even older Macs Into the Future

Apple’s latest update to OS X, El Capitan, makes your Mac easier to use and boosts performance. But does it offer enough to steal momentum from Microsoft’s recently released Windows 10?
Product Review

LG gram 14Z950 ultrabook Review

Less bezel means more screen in LG's Ultra PC, the lightest 14 incher ever.
Computing

By showcasing Samsung’s Gear VR, Oculus reminds us VR is bigger than the Rift

Oculus Connect 2 may not have Samsung in its name, but the company's biggest announcements were related to Gear VR, a mobile headset for Galaxy and Note smartphones. That represents Oculus' move to position itself as virtual reality's…
Computing

‘We still have a lot to learn.’ Oculus’ mobile chief explains the future of VR

Oculus Connect 2 leaned heavily on mobile VR. We spoke with Max Cohen, the Head of Mobile at Oculus, to find out more about the company's strategy and how VR might influence smartphones in the future.
Product Review

Toshiba Satellite Radius 14 Review

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

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.
Computing

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…
Computing

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.
Computing

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

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.