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.

New video outlines IBM’s plan to switch from Windows to Mac

Jeff Smith, IBM's Chief Information Officer, has outlined a goal to switch up to 75 percent of IBM employees from Lenovo systems running Windows to Apple's MacBook.

Windows 10 is better than Windows 7, and you should upgrade now 1:38

Microsoft's Windows 7 was well-loved, and many fans have stuck with it despite Microsoft's efforts to sway their opinion. Now that Windows 10 is available, though, the time has come to stop being stubborn and embrace progress.
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AMD A10-7870K processor Review

AMD's A10-7870K is the only chip a budget gaming PC needs.

Windows 10 restores the desktop to dominance, but Cortana and Edge need work

Windows 10 scores a major victory for desktop users with a hoard of handy new features, but Microsoft still has work to do on the touchscreen experience.

Long live the desktop! Microsoft regains the keyboard and mouse crown 1:53

Windows 10 is Microsoft’s chance to redeem itself after the failure of Windows 8 and its touch-centric interface. Has the company managed to reverse course, or has it dug itself into an even deeper hole?

Despite improvements, Windows 10 tablets remain second-class 1:48

Microsoft made desktop users unhappy with Windows 8, and hopes that 10 will atone for the company’s sins. It also has to continue support for tablets, 2-in-1s and touchscreen monitors. Can the company walk that tight-rope?

To 4K, and beyond: Windows 10 nails UltraHD displays

Windows didn’t keep up with rapidly increasing monitor resolution, and the result is ugly, aliased text and images in many menus as recently as Windows 8.1. Does Windows 10 fix it, or does Microsoft’s operating system still prefer…

3D XPoint memory is up to 1,000 times quicker than current solid state drives

Intel and Micron have announced an all-new memory technology called 3D XPoint. It promises performance up to 1,000 greater than current solid state drives, yet it's also far denser, and more durable.

What matters (and what doesn’t) when buying a gaming desktop

Gaming desktops are still king of the PC hill, and there's a staggering variety of companies and components to choose from. This guide will help you cut through the confusion and buy an amazing gaming computer at a surprisingly low price.

Windows 10 will put Start Screen Sync and App Sync to the axe

Windows 8 synced the user's Start Screen layout and purchased Apps between devices automatically. Microsoft, citing user preferences, has removed the feature in Windows 10.

Microsoft’s Surface is the shining star of an otherwise dismal earnings report

Microsoft's Q4 2015 earnings report was extremely rough, but it did contain a surprise success. Revenue from the Microsoft Surface line has more than doubled compared to 2014.

AMD’s A8-7670K could be the perfect processor for your next budget PC

AMD has announced a new, affordable entry in its APU line. Boasting four cores and a base clock of 3.6GHz, the A8-7670K won't set records, but it should prove more than adequate for most users.