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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.
The MacBook Air on a white table.

I’m worried about the MacBook’s next big rival

I've been rooting for the next big rival to the MacBook coming later this year. But I'm starting to worry I'll be disappointed.
AMD RX 7600 on a pink background.

Don’t buy a cheap GPU in 2024

The narrative about 8GB graphics cards isn't changing in 2024, and it's getting tougher to recommend budget-friendly GPUs as a result.
The screen of the MacBook Air M2.

The case for buying the M2 MacBook Air over the M3 model

The MacBook Air M3 has a few tricks up its sleeve, but is it really worth the extra cash?
Aloy shooting a bow in Horizon Forbidden West.

Horizon Forbidden West is a marvel — if your PC can handle the heat

Horizon Forbidden West is finally on PC after two years exclusively on the PS5. Here's how to get the most out of the game on PC.
The 14-inch MacBook Pro on a window sill.

Why you should buy a MacBook Pro instead of a MacBook Air

The MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 14 are great laptops, with just $300 separating the two with the base M3 chipset. The MacBook Pro 14 is worth the extra cash.
Cyberpunk 2077 running on the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14.

I tested the three best 14-inch gaming laptops. There’s a clear winner

The Zephyrus G14, Blade 14, and Omen Transcend 14 are all great gaming laptops, but only one can win in this 14-inch laptop shootout.
Link looking shocked holding rice.

This beloved feature almost ruined Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

At a GDC panel, the Nintendo developers of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom gave a rare peek at the difficulty of creating the game's physics system.
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All the ways Intel Macs are still better than Apple Silicon Macs

While Apple's new M-series MacBooks pack plenty of power, older Intel Macs are still better in a few ways.
A person editing photos using an image-editor app.

5 image-editing apps you should use instead of Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is popular, but it’s not for everyone. If you’re looking for an alternative, these five image-editing apps should be at the top of your list.
RTX 4070 logo on a graphics card.

5 GPUs you should buy instead of the RTX 4070

The RTX 4070 is one of the best graphics cards you can buy right now, but the space it occupies is heavily contested by other GPUs from AMD and Nvidia itself.
An archer fires an arrow at an enemy in Dragon's Dogma 2.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 PC performance: best settings, crashing, stuttering

Dragon's Dogma 2 on PC uses the highly scalable RE Engine, but it's probably the worst showcase of Capcom's impressive tech.
A banner with GDC on it outside a conference center.

GDC 2024 in review: Path tracing, upscaling, and CPU-killing tech

After spending the week at GDC, here are my big takeaways from advancements in the world of PC graphics and tech.
The HP OmniBook 800CT on a table with Civilization loaded up on it.

The 5 weirdest laptops ever made that you forgot existed

There have been a lot of weird laptops with cool features like 3D screens, full-out displays, and even screen on the lid.
Pads on the AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D.

The one AMD 3D V-Cache processor you should avoid at all costs

AMD's 3D V-Cache chips are among the best processors, but if you're a gamer, you should steer clear of the Ryzen 9 7900X3D. Here's why.
Infographic showing the triple fan setup on the Lenovo Legion 9i gaming laptop.

How to keep your gaming laptop cool

If you’re looking to keep your laptop cool during intense gaming sessions, then you’re in the right place.
A person using a calendar app on an Apple iMac.

5 calendar apps you should use instead of Google Calendar

Sick of Google Calendar and want to try a different app? We’ve found five of the best alternatives, each with their own set of strengths and benefits.
A character in an AI-driven dialogue tree by Nvidia.

I was wrong — Nvidia’s AI NPCs could be a game changer

I was disappointed by the first demo of Nvidia's AI-based dialogue in games. But after a recent demo, I walked away impressed.
Intel Core i5-13600K installed in a motherboard.

The only Intel CPU you should buy is over a year old

While Intel has plenty of great processors up for grabs, there's only one you should be buying if you don't need a productivity workhorse.
God of War running on the LG UltraGear OLED 45.

TV vs. monitor for gaming: 5 things you need to know

TVs and monitors are used by gamers, but which is best for you? The old wisdom of using a TV for a console and a monitor for a PC holds true today. Here's why.
The MacBook Air on a table in front of a window.

Which color MacBook should you buy? Here’s how to pick

The MacBook Air and MacBook Pro both come in an array of colors, but which is right for you? Our guide analyzes the colors on offer to find the answer.
The MacBook Air on a table in front of a window.

Why you should buy a MacBook Air instead of a MacBook Pro

It's time to be honest with yourself: you're probably better off buying the MacBook Air.
Lies of P on the KTC G42P5.

Nvidia DLSS is amazing, but only if you use it the right way

DLSS is quickly become a cornerstone feature of modern PC games. Here's all of the ins and outs of Nvidia's AI-driven tech, and how to make the most use of it.
An AI game demo produced by Nvidia.

Nvidia’s AI game demo puts endless dialogue trees everywhere

Nvidia's impressive AI-driven game characters were showed up in a playable demo -- but it just amounts to more endless dialogue trees.
An iPhone on a table with the Siri activation animation playing on the screen.

We may have just learned how Apple will compete with ChatGPT

Apple might look to boost your device’s artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities by loading Google Gemini into iOS and macOS, a new report has claimed.
Magic Mouse next to a Mac keyboard on a desk.

6 mice you should buy instead of Apple’s Magic Mouse

Looking for an alternative to Apple’s Magic Mouse? These mice pair perfectly with your Mac, offering you all sorts of extra performance for your money.
Cyberpunk 2077 running on the Alienware 34 QD-OLED.

4 gaming monitors you should buy instead of the Alienware 34 QD-OLED

The Alienware 34 QD-OLED is the crown jewel of gaming monitors, but it's not your only option. Here are four alternatives on our short list.
A gaming PC on a carpeted floor.

How buying the wrong gaming PC can go horribly wrong

Prebuilt PCs have their merits, but buying the wrong one can end in disaster. Here are some of the worst ones I've dealt with over the years.
Intel's 14900K CPU socketed in a motherboard.

Reviewers agree: Intel’s latest chip is truly ridiculous

Reviews on the Intel Core i9-14900KS have dropped, showing just how extreme this new chip is.
Baseus Blade 2 65W power bank for laptops kept on a green couch.

I needed to buy a new MacBook. Here’s why I bought a power bank instead

My MacBook Pro's battery is dying, but this 65W power bank is helping me from shelling out $250 to Apple.
The Dell Ultrasharp 27 4K monitor on a table.

4 monitors you should buy instead of the Apple Studio Display

The Apple Studio Display is a great monitor -- if only it wasn't so expensive. Here are some options you should consider first.
A person wearing Ray-Ban Meta smartglasses.

I’m replacing my normal glasses with smart glasses. Here’s why

I'm going to try living day-to-day with the Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses instead of my regular non-smart glasses. Here's why, and what I hope to learn.
Cyberpunk 2077 running on the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14.

2 gaming laptops you should buy instead of the Razer Blade

The Razer Blade is an iconic line of gaming laptops. But there two much cheaper options you should consider.
The Steam Deck OLED sitting in a case.

The Steam Deck OLED needs burn-in protection

The Steam Deck OLED is a fantastic device, but new burn-in testing reveals just how critical prevention features are.