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Computex 2022: The biggest announcements this year

Computex 2022 is in full swing with a hybrid show. Here are all of the biggest announcements and reveals from this year's show.
1 hour ago
Lisa Su, the CEO of AMD, pictured holding an AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card.

AMD vs. Nvidia at Computex 2022: Where were all the GPUs?

Computex 2022 has a lot of exciting news, but not if you care about graphics. After AMD and Nvidia's keynotes, we were left wondering, where are all the GPUs?
1 hour ago
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The decade of ignoring your gaming PC’s power supply is over

For around a decade, there hasn't been a reason to go beyond a 750W power supply in a gaming PC. But that's changing, and it's important to upgrade soon.
2 days ago
A power supply in front of the ReSpec logo.

This simple Windows File Explorer trick blew my mind

If you need to rename multiple files in Windows 10 or Windows 11, don't do it one by one. Use this trick instead.
3 days ago
A person using a laptop that is running Windows 11.

Intel isn’t at Computex, and that could kill Arc Alchemist

Intel isn't hosting a Computex keynote this year, where we expected to learn more about the upcoming Arc Alchemist GPUs that have been plagued by delays.
3 days ago
Intel Arc Alchemist reference design render.

Don’t make another PowerPoint without knowing these 3 tricks

Before you create your next slideshow, check out these Microsoft PowerPoint tricks. You can save time, make shows for different audiences, and stay organized.
4 days ago
Print screen in PowerPoint on a Windows computer.

AMD Ryzen 6000 tested in a new Zenbook against Intel’s best

We get an early look at the new Zenbook S 13 featuring the AMD Ryzen 7 6800U. How does it compare to Intel 12th-gen?
5 days ago
Asus ZenBook S 13 OLED UM5302 front angle view showing display and keyboard deck.

This LG display completely changed my mind on portable monitors

The LG gram +view IPS Portable Monitor is a surprisingly useful tool for multitasking on the go, with display quality that creators could use in a pinch.
May 17, 2022
LG Gram 16 2-in-1 side-by-side with LG gram +view IPS Portable Monitor.

I’m a die-hard Windows fan, but the M1 Mac Mini converted me

I love Windows and Surface, but after buying a M1 Mac Mini, I ended up falling in love with this new era of the Mac.
May 14, 2022
Apple Mac Mini M1 sitting on a desk.

Intel 12th-gen Alder Lake CPUs: Everything you need to know

Intel's Alder Lake processors are some of the most exciting chips in years. Here's everything you need to know about Intel's 12th-generation CPUs.
May 12, 2022
Intel Core i9-12900K box on a desk.

After testing AMD FSR 2.0, I’m almost ready to ditch DLSS

AMD FSR 2.0 is here with an update to Deathloop, and the new upscaling tech may be the final nail in the coffin for Nvidia's competing DLSS.
May 12, 2022
Julianna pins Colt to the ground in Deathloop.

Popular YouTubers react to Shorts’ new video remix feature

YouTube introduced in 2021, months after its release in India. The feature came as an answer to TikTok, which had already taken the world by storm. While YouTube is still ahead of TikTok in terms of popularity, the company’s Shorts service is nowhere near TikTok. But YouTube is making constant efforts to catch up in […]
May 10, 2022
A girl dancing in a Shorts video

Asus Zenbook Pro 16X hands-on review: Fast, feature-packed

The Asus ZenBook Pro 16X is a tech tour de force with plenty of power and a gorgeous display. It's perfect for productivity, creativity, and media consumption.
May 9, 2022
A Asus Zenbook Pro 16X sitting on a desk.

5 Google Docs tricks you didn’t know you needed

Create a Gmail draft, set up meeting notes, insert a drop-down list, and more. These are the best Google Docs tricks to date for improving productivity.
May 8, 2022
Google Docs in Firefox on a MacBook.

Gaming laptops are lying to us, and no one seems to care

Most gaming PCs are defined by their specs, but not gaming laptops. Even with the same graphics card, some laptops just don't perform the way they should.
May 8, 2022
A Lenovo Legion 5i Pro sitting on a shelf.

I uninstalled Windows on my gaming PC, and I don’t want to go back

Windows is the go-to platform for gaming, but support for everyone's favorite penguin has been growing. Is now finally the time for Linux gaming to shine?
May 6, 2022
A laptop running Linux with a controller sitting on it.

MacBooks are crushing Windows laptops in these 3 key areas

Apple's M1 Macs are well-performing, but that's not all that makes them great. Windows PCs have a lot of catching up to do in these 3 ways.
May 6, 2022
macbook

Firefox is falling behind, but I’m not ready to quit it yet

These days, most people use Google Chrome to browse the internet. But as Firefox hits its 100th version, there are many reasons I keep coming back to it.
May 4, 2022
Firefox iPhone app.

If you use Gmail, you should know these keyboard shortcuts

Go to your inbox, snooze a message, or turn an email into a task. You can do all of this and more without lifting your fingers using Gmail keyboard shortcuts.
May 4, 2022
A Macbook with Google Chrome opened to a Gmail inbox.

7 Windows shortcuts I use on my gaming PC constantly

Work smarter, not harder, and put your gaming PC to work for you with these seven Windows shortcuts that are essential for every PC gamer.
May 2, 2022
A closeup of gamer using a mechanical keyboard with rgb lighting

If you use a Mac, you should know these 5 keyboard shortcuts

There are a lot of hidden shortcuts in MacOS that can change the way you use your MacBook, iMac, Mac Mini, or other Mac devices. Here are five of them.
May 1, 2022
Apple MacBook Pro side view showing keyboard deck and ports.

These Microsoft Excel tricks have been a lifesaver for my workflow

Speed up your daily tasks, reduce the risk of errors, and eliminate tedious work. These Excel tricks are sure to take your workflow to the next level.
April 27, 2022
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5 helpful Windows shortcuts you didn’t know about

If you're looking to save time when working during your busy day, we have a look at five unexpected keyboard shortcuts that you can use.
April 26, 2022
The keyboard tilted up on the Surface Pro 8.

Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover: A chronological timeline

Confused about what's going on regarding Elon Musk and Twitter? You're not alone. Let us guide you through this complex story of takeover bids and poison pills.
April 25, 2022
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ReSpec: A column about the complex, glorious tech behind PC gaming

ReSpec is a new biweekly column on Digital Trends covering the latest PC gaming hardware and technologies so you can better navigate the games you play.
April 24, 2022
ReSpec series intro featured image.

It’s time for PC gamers to reckon with cache, and AMD is leading the way

What does a little extra cache do for your gaming PC? Quite a bit, it turns out. We take a technical deep dive into AMD's 3D V-Cache technology.
April 24, 2022
Someone holding the Ryzen 7 5800X3D in a red light.

How Grid Studio transforms forgotten tech into works of art

Grid Studio is on a mission to give discarded tech a second lease on life by transforming it into a work of art. Here's how.
April 22, 2022
Someone hanging the Game Boy Grid Studio on the wall.

How I repurposed an old Raspberry Pi into a travel router

It's all but impossible to buy a new Raspberry Pi in the spring of 2022. But old ones still work great.
April 17, 2022
A Raspberry Pi linux computer in a case with an antenna.

These small tweaks transformed my iPad into a proper laptop replacement

With a few simple tricks, I turned my iPad Pro into a true laptop replacement, and it is all thanks to iPad OS 15 and the Apple Magic Keyboard.
April 16, 2022
A 2021 iPad Pro is attached to a keyboard on a desk.

5 Microsoft Word tricks that revolutionized my workflow

Save time, reduce errors, and enhance your productivity. These Microsoft Word tricks can improve your workflow so you can focus on your document’s content.
April 15, 2022
Word on a laptop showing clipboard, screenshot, and random text.

6 Twitter features I want no matter who’s in charge

Will Elon Musk successfully buy Twitter? Who knows. But no matter who takes charge of the beloved bird app, there are some improvements I want them to make.
April 15, 2022
The Twitter app on the Sony XPeria 5 II.

The Ryzen 5800X3D is a final celebration of AM4’s upgradability

The 5800X3D is almost upon us and it will be a landmark in PC gaming. It's a fitting swan song for AMD's AM4 socket.
April 15, 2022
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D.

Custom PC liquid cooling isn’t as scary as you think

Custom liquid cooling has been the final frontier for many PC builders, and over the past several years, it has become more accessible than ever.
April 14, 2022
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The best VoIP phone systems for businesses large and small

Whether you run a small business or a big company, a VoIP phone system can do a lot. Here are the best ones.
April 13, 2022
A man using Ooma Office VoIP system.

Analog A.I.? It sounds crazy, but it might be the future

Digital transistors have been the backbone of computing for much of the modern era, but Mythic A.I. makes a compelling case that analog chips may be the future.
April 10, 2022
brain with computer text scrolling artificial intelligence

Why you should be using your laptop’s high performance mode

Most laptop manufacturers are adding performance tuning utilities to their machines. Here's why they matter, and why you should use them.
April 10, 2022
HP Spectre x360 14 front view showing display and keyboard.

I converted my iPad into a Mac, and now I love it

I used Apple's Sidecar and Universal Control features to turn my iPad into a Mac, and it's amazing.
April 9, 2022
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3 Unreal Engine 5 features PC gamers need to know about

Epic finally released Unreal Engine 5, but we're still waiting on games that use the new engine. Here's what PC gamers have to look forward to.
April 5, 2022
A character standing in the Unreal Engine 5 demo.

3 big problems with the Intel Core i9-12900KS

Intel just launched the pre-binned Core i9-12900KS, and although it's the fastest processor you can buy technically, it still has some problems.
April 5, 2022
Intel Core i9-12900K box on a desk.

Google has a new plan to replace cookies. Will it work?

Google is on a mission to replace cookies with something better, but thus far every alternative it has built would give it even more power over the web.
April 2, 2022
Google Logo

Why I sold my awesome gaming PC and bought a MacBook Pro

I chose to ditch my gaming PC for a MacBook Pro. My reasoning might not be as foolish as you think.
April 2, 2022
The new MacBook Pro seen from the side.

The most influential Google Chrome features in its history

Google Chrome recently hit version 100, and it's been six years since it launched. Here are some big moments that got it to where it is today.
April 1, 2022
Google Chrome opened on a laptop.

Is Nvidia DLSS about to become obsolete? Here’s the proof

Nvidia DLSS has been the de facto upscaling feature, but recent games show that it has trouble brewing under the surface.
April 1, 2022
Nvidia DLSS showcase.

6 cable management tips to keep your tech looking tidy

We all have a mess of cables we're trying to hide behind our tech. Here are a few tips to get a grip on them and keep your setup looking clean.
March 31, 2022
Cables hanging under a desk.

4 ways the Nvidia RTX 3090 Ti struggles, and 1 way it’s great

Nvidia’s 3090 Ti is an incredibly high-performing GPU, but should you buy it? We’ve scoured the reviews to find the key pros and cons of this beastly card.
March 29, 2022
Nvidia RTX 3090 Ti in a PC build.

The RTX 3090 Ti is the halo GPU we’ve waited three years for

The RTX 3090 Ti is real, and it's here. It's not great from a value perspective, but it's the first true halo product for Nvidia's RTX 30-series range.
March 29, 2022
The MSI Suprim X RTX 3080 installed in a PC.

The M1 iPad Air can’t replace a MacBook, but it gets close

The M1 iPad Air can't replace a MacBook Air, but it’s close.
March 27, 2022
The iPad Air attached to the Magic Keyboard.

The UX Pioneer: Louisa Heinrich’s quest to humanize tech

Louisa Heinrich was thinking about user experience long before UX was part of the popular vernacular -- and she has some big ideas on how we can do it better.
March 25, 2022
A portrait of Louisa Heinrich, founder of Superhuman

How to get your collection of tangled cables under control

There's no shame in having a massive cable collection. We all do. Here's how to get a grip on it, organize what you have, and get rid of what you don't need.
March 23, 2022
A pile of cables sitting on the floor.

FSR 2.0 is the complete reboot AMD’s upscaling needed

AMD revealed more details about FSR 2.0 at GDC 2022. Here's everything we learned about the upcoming upscaling feature.
March 23, 2022
Julianna pins Colt to the ground in Deathloop.