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Apple iPad Pro 11 with Apple Magic Keyboard.

Apple has backed itself into a corner

The iPad Pro is about to get an M4 chip, but that means all kinds of weirdness could affect upcoming Macs, with release schedules being thrown into disarray.
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D held between fingertips.

I’ve used Intel CPUs for years. Here’s why I’m finally switching to AMD

After so many years sticking with Team Blue, I'm switching back to AMD for the next iteration of my gaming PC.
The Intel 12th-gen Mainboard upgrade for the Framework Laptop.

The real reason so many laptops have moved to soldered RAM

Soldered RAM is becoming very common in laptops of all shapes and sizes -- but is that a good thing?
New Surface Laptop Studio 2 with a Surface Pen.

The unsung hero behind the modernization of Windows laptops

We chat with Sensel about the technology behind haptic touchpads, look at some of their cool concepts, and more.
The Brother MFC-J1205W's off-white color looks nice in a home office.

No, you shouldn’t just buy whatever Brother printer is cheapest

Brother printers are great but don't rush a printer decision. A bad purchase causes frustration and waste, while costing you time and money.
A PC built with the Hyte Nexus Link ecosystem.

Hyte made me fall in love with my gaming PC all over again

Hyte's impressive Nexus Link ecosystem will force you to think differently about how you plan and build your gaming PC.
Meta AI on mobile and desktop web interface.

Why Llama 3 is changing everything in the world of AI

Llama 3 isn't just the latest version of Meta's AI -- it's a revolution in capabilities and accessibility. Here's why it could be the big AI of the future.
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D sitting on a motherboard.

4 CPUs you should buy instead of the Ryzen 7 7800X3D

AMD's Ryzen 7 7800X3D is often hailed at the best gaming CPU you can buy, but there are plenty of alternatives to keep in mind before picking up the chip.
The Razer Viper V3 Pro sitting among its accessories.

Razer made the best gaming mouse even better

The Razer Viper V3 was a smash success when it released late last year, but now Razer is improving the design with the Viper V3 Pro.
Google Drive in Chrome on a MacBook.

5 web browsers you should use instead of Google Chrome or Edge

Sick of Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge and want a new web browser? We’ve got five of the best alternatives that will elevate your browsing experience.
The Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 sitting on a coffee table.

I finally found a gaming laptop utility that’s actually worth using

If you're tired of Asus' Armoury Crate utility, I may have found an alternative worth considering.
A man wears an Apple Vision Pro headset.

The Vision Pro is already in trouble. Here’s how Apple can turn the tide

A new report claims people are losing interest in the Vision Pro. If that’s the case, there’s one thing Apple must do to fix things before it’s too late.
dlss hidden modes dt respec

How I unlocked the hidden modes of DLSS

A range of presets behind the scenes make DLSS work properly, and a clever mod allows you to tweak how they work.
Intel Arc A770 GPU installed in a test bench.

All of the exciting new GPUs still coming in 2024

We've already seen new GPUs this year, but rumor has it that Nvidia, AMD, and Intel still have graphics cards set to launch in 2024.
A hacker typing on an Apple MacBook laptop while holding a phone. Both devices show code on their screens.

Does your Mac need antivirus software in 2024? We asked the experts

Apple’s Macs are seen as more secure than Windows PCs, but they can still get viruses. Should you protect yours with an antivirus app? We asked the experts.
The Razer Kishi Ultra sitting on a table.

Is this Razer’s Steam Deck killer?

Razer has a new solution for handheld gaming, and it's excellent. But it might not stand up to the growing market of handheld gaming PCs.
Hyte's Thicc Q60 all-in-one liquid cooler.

It’s time to stop believing these PC building myths

Some PC hardware myths are so common that many see them as a fact. It's time to debunk them once and for all.
The MacBook Air on a white table.

These 6 tweaks take MacBooks from great to nearly perfect

Apple makes great MacBooks, but you can make them even better by adjusting a few settings. Here, we’ll take you through six of the best ones to change.
Various apps on a PC monitor.

These are the PC apps you’re still using — but probably shouldn’t be

These apps are installed on millions, and sometimes even billions, of PCs, even if they shouldn't be.
Apple Mac Studio top down view showing PC and keyboard.

Apple already has its next big chip, but you may never see it

The M3 Ultra could be the best chip Apple has ever released -- but there are rumors the company might not even launch it. Here’s why that’s a possibility.
Apple MacBook Pro 16 downward view showing keyboard and speaker.

A new wave of powerful laptops rises to challenge the MacBook Pro

The M3 Max MacBook Pro remains hard to beat, but there are some new Windows laptops rising to the challenge.
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Gaming OC on an orange background.

These 5 PC upgrades are the biggest money wasters

If you're upgrading your PC, you're honestly better off skipping these five upgrades -- even if they seem tempting on paper.
The RTX 3060 installed in a gaming PC.

Don’t buy the RTX 3060 in 2024

The RTX 3060 is the most popular GPU on Steam, but given the demands of games in 2024, it probably shouldn't be.
The keyboard of the MacBook Air.

5 laptops you should buy instead of the M2 MacBook Air

The M2 MacBook Air is still a solid buy, especially at its lower price. But these laptops are an even better value.
The MacBook Air on a white table.

If you buy one MacBook Air alternative, make it this one

At half the price of the MacBook Air, I highly recommend considering this alternative laptop before pulling the trigger.
Hollow Knight running on a KTC monitor.

As a lifelong PC gamer, these are the apps I couldn’t live without

As a PC gamer, there are a few critical applications I need to install on every new PC. Here's what you should download first.
The MacBook Air on a white table.

The biggest threat to the MacBook this year might come from Apple itself

The iPad Pro is in line for some major updates this year, which makes me wonder: Will it finally be able to truly challenge the MacBook? The answer may be yes.
The Intel Core i9-14900K slotted in a motherboard.

Intel’s new CPU feature boosted my performance by 26% — but it still needs work

Intel's unique APO feature showed some big improvements in our testing, but it still needs some big changes before it's a selling point for Intel CPUs.
Stage manager in macOS Ventura.

I was wrong about using Stage Manager on Mac

Stage Manager was a headline feature when Apple announced it in 2022. Now, I barely ever use it. Here’s what went wrong and why I’ve moved on from it.
A reference Snapdragon X Elite Laptop running Steam

Playing PC games on a Snapdragon X Elite laptop made me a believer

I played two PC games on a reference laptop with the Snapdragon X Elite chip, and I came away with my mind blown.
A photo of Microsoft Edge running on a Windows laptop

This secret Microsoft Edge feature changed the way I work

Microsoft Edge's "Drop" feature is a nifty tool that helps me transfer files between devices.
Someone holding the Ryzen 7 5800X3D in a red light.

4 CPUs you should buy instead of the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D

AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X3D is one of the best gaming CPUs you can buy, but there are plenty of alternatives that are worthy of your attention.
Gaming PC on a desk.

I keep my PC on the floor, and you can’t convince me otherwise

Should you mount your PC on your desk or put it on the floor? What about hiding it inside a desk cupboard? They all work, but some may work better than others.
RTX 4060 Ti sitting on a pink background.

You shouldn’t buy these Nvidia GPUs right now

Nvidia makes some excellent GPUs, but with the current state of the market, here are a few you should steer clear of.