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

Razer’s new DeathAdder Elite is its first mouse with mechanical switches

Razer has announced several new products, including an upscale version of the DeathAdder, and a giant mouse pad for gamers who like to play it slow.
Product Review

Lenovo Ideacentre Y900 Review

With the mundane but potent Ideacentre Y900, Lenovo proves it's got game.
Computing

Universal Stylus Initiative 1.0 is here, but devices won’t be until 2018

Tired of expensive, device-specific styluses? The Universal Stylus Initiative wants to blow the category open and make any device work with any stylus. An official version of the specification has been approved.
Podcasts

Close to the Metal Ep. 13: Does MacOS Sierra prove Apple doesn’t care about the Mac?

Apple's newest version of Mac OS X - sorry, MacOS - offers a few interesting new features, including Siri. But is it enough to restore faith in Mac fanatics?
Computing

As Apple designers snooze, MacOS Sierra is slipping behind Windows 10

Apple has changed the name of OS X, but the underlying operating system remains the same. Aside from Siri, the MacOS brings little to the table, and the best extras are only applicable to iOS users.
Computing

The best cheap laptops will make you wonder why anyone spends more

Looking for a budget-friendly laptop for school, work, or play? Each of these computers -- including our No. 1 pick, the Asus Zenbook UX305UA -- the will get the job done without digging too deep into your pockets,
Podcasts

Close to the Metal Ep. 12: Should you give the gift of VR for the holidays? 33:37

Virtual reality isn't cheap, but that might make it the perfect gift for your favorite geek -- or not. The tech is still in its infancy, and you need powerful hardware to use it. So, should you buy, or wait until 2017?
Computing

How we test laptops

Laptop reviews involve a lot more than cruising YouTube at the coffee shop. Here’s an in-depth look at how we test laptops at Digital Trends.
Product Review

Asus ROG G752 Review

Asus' G752 is the fastest gaming laptop we've ever tested - for now.
Computing

Affordable laptops aren’t just ‘good enough’ anymore, they’re amazing

Laptops have been fast enough for years, but design hasn't kept up. Until now. After years of bulky designs and horrible screens, quality hardware is finally available at prices most people are willing to pay.
Computing

Was Intel’s decision to (almost) kill Core M deceptive, or was it inevitable?

Intel has decided to remove most of the Core M brand of its 7th-generation processor line. Some have accused the company of creating confusion in the process - but perhaps Core M's days were numbered.
Computing

We tried Qualcomm's VR headset, and it's even sharper than the Vive or Rift

Qualcomm, known for designing the chips that power phones and tablets, is getting into the VR game. Its Snapdragon VR820 reference platform is a little rough around the edges, but demonstrates revolutionary new tech.