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

Eight months after release, Windows 10 is still the best desktop operating system 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?
Computing

Building a PC? Here’s how to pick every part — now with 100 percent more VR

Putting together a new PC means sorting through an almost infinite number of possible configurations. Our build guide saves you the trouble, as we’ve the best picks for every budget.
Computing

Microsoft’s plan to unify the Xbox and PC is doomed

Microsoft has released information about its future plans to unify the Xbox and PC platforms. While the idea is enticing, the company's recent history should leave gamers skeptical.
Computing

You can finally pre-order Microsoft’s insane HoloLens, but the price is a doozy

Microsoft has announced it's opening pre-orders for the HoloLens Development Edition, if you have $3,000 to spare. The first units will ship to developers on March 30.
Computing

Is Apple’s MacBook Pro 13 still the king, or has Dell’s XPS 13 usurped the throne?

The MacBook Pro 13 with Retina is one of the best notebooks we've ever reviewed, but it's now up against stiff competition in the form of Dell's new XPS 13. Can the narrow-bezeled wonder dethrone the king?
Product Review

Acer Predator G6 Review

Rolling heavy: Acer's treaded Predator G6 brings the firepower.
Product Review

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW Review

Cheap and brutally powerful, Asus' UX501 has one glaring weakness.
Computing

Even the FBI can’t defeat good encryption – here’s why it works

Encryption can be found everywhere. It's used by phones, PCs, and even the Internet. Using it is often simple, but understanding how it works is a different story.
Virtual Reality

AMD and AP partner up to produce cutting-edge VR content

Semiconductor company AMD and the Associated Press have announced a virtual reality collaboration that the duo hopes will take journalism boldly into this new, experimental format.
Product Review

Asus ROG Swift PG27AQ 4K monitor Review

Asus' top-shelf gaming monitor checks every box except 'value'
Product Review

iBuyPower Revolt 2 Pro Review

Gundam foot? Video card trophy case? Whatever it is, the Revolt 2 is no ordinary PC
Computing

AMD's new processors won't blow your mind, but its quiet CPU coolers will bring you peace

AMD has debuted a trio of new processors as fans wait for the upcoming Zen and Polaris architectures. The company has also updated its motherboards with USB Type-C and M.2 support.