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Sonic Superstars running on the MSI Claw.

Don’t buy the new MSI Claw handheld — at least not yet

The MSI Claw just released, and you can buy it now. Reviews for the handheld are surprisingly absent on release day, however.
Jacob Roach sitting behind a ReSpec logo.

The ReSpec newsletter is here: your weekly breakdown of the tech behind PC gaming

Digital Trends is launching a ReSpec newsletter covering the wide world of PC gaming. Here's everything you need to know about it.
Baldur's Gate 3 being played on the M3 MacBook Air.

Why gaming on the M3 MacBook Air has left me impressed

The M3 MacBook Air's biggest upgrade is its graphics, so I tried out a few games to see how it performed.
The Apple Mac Mini being used on a wooden desk.

I love my PC, but there’s one thing I miss from the Mac

This one Mac peripheral does something I always miss on my Windows PCs.
The Proton Mail email app running on a MacBook.

5 email apps you should use instead of Gmail or Outlook

Sick of using Gmail and Outlook for your email? We’ve found five email apps that can freshen up your inbox.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth running on the Steam Deck.

I turned my Steam Deck into the ultimate cross-platform gaming machine

The Steam Deck is built for Steam, naturally, but I've been using my handheld to play my non-Steam games more and more.
Apple Car rendering from Vanarama.

Here’s why the Vision Pro succeeded where the Apple Car failed

The Apple Car and the Vision Pro headset were two highly ambitious projects from Apple, but only one eventually made it to market. Here’s why that happened.
MacBook Air 2020

RIP to Apple’s most important MacBook

The M1 MacBook Air has been removed from the lineup, but let's look back at the laptop's important legacy.
Corsair DDR5 RAM inside a PC.

If you’re still gaming on 16GB of RAM, you’re missing out

If you're still on the fence about making the jump to 32GB RAM on your gaming PC, the time has come.
An OLED HDR demo running on the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14.

Why this gaming laptop is the MacBook Pro’s biggest competition

There's no laptop quite like the 14-inch MacBook Pro right now. But this gaming laptop gets surprisingly close.
The OneDrive app on a Windows PC.

OneDrive is ruining my PC gaming setup

Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage service is installed on your PC by default, and it can cause some trouble when playing PC games on multiple devices.
A person holds an iPhone in front of a MacBook.

The 6 best ways Macs work with your other Apple devices

Apple’s ecosystem enables some great ways of working across multiple devices. Here are six of the best, from the Universal Control to fast document signing.
Yakuza Like a Dragon on the Asus ROG PG32UCDM.

I couldn’t live without this underrated monitor feature

If you own a newer monitor, it probably includes a KVM switch. Here's why you should be taking advantage of it.
The back of the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14.

I can’t wait for ARM-based gaming laptops

It might sound ridiculous, but the idea of ARM-based gaming laptops isn't as far-fetched as it might sound.
A person setting at a desk with the Cooler Master Ncore 100 Max case.

I can’t wait to try out these upcoming mini-ITX cases

A new wave of mini-ITX cases is set to arrive this year and these are some of the most compelling ones to look out for.
Two LG UltraGear monitors on a desk, seen from the side.

I finally stopped neglecting my second monitor, and you should too

I'm a fan of dual-monitor setups, but I recently realized that I've been doing it all wrong.
The keyboard and trackpad of the MacBook Pro.

Another excellent laptop challenges the MacBook Pro and falls short

HP's Spectre x360 16 is the latest in a long line of excellent 360-degree convertible 2-in-1 laptops. But the MacBook Pro 16 remains on top as the best around.
Product image of the Fractal Meshify 2 Nano mini-ITX case in white on top of a desk.

Common mistakes to avoid when building a mini-ITX PC

lding a mini-ITX PC comes with challenges, and it's imperative to steer clear of these common mistakes before delving into the process.
The Dell XPS 13 Plus on a table outside.

6 laptops you should buy instead of the MacBook Air

The MacBook Air is undoubtedly one of the best laptops you can buy. But if you prefer or are required to stay on Windows, these are the best options.
RTX 4060 Ti sitting next to the RTX 4070.

Why you shouldn’t buy the best GPU of last year

Nvidia's current-gen lineup has been dominated by one GPU for the past year, but new graphics card releases are changing that story.
A screenshot of Copilot's unhinged responses on a screen.

‘Take this as a threat’ — Copilot is getting unhinged again

Microsoft's Copilot AI chatbot appears to get tripped up by a specific prompt that sends it down a dark, unhinged rabbit hole.
Apple's 15-inch MacBook Air placed on a desk with its lid closed.

Whatever you do, don’t buy a MacBook Air right now

Apple’s M2 MacBook Air is about to be replaced, so if you’re thinking of getting a new Apple laptop, you should wait just a few weeks to avoid disappointment.
A person wearing the Apple Vision Pro demo unit in an Apple Store.

Apple is already planning its next big thing after the Vision Pro

Apple’s Vision Pro has made a huge splash, but what comes next? Apple has a few ideas, and they could solve some key problems with its existing products.
Thinkbook Project Crystal proof-of-concept transparent laptop

I saw Lenovo’s futuristic transparent laptop, and it absolutely stunned me

Lenovo is giving the industry a look at its ThinkBook Transparent Display laptop proof of concept at MWC 2024.
The Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 5 opened up on a table.

Lenovo partners with iFixit to drastically improve laptop repairability

An iFixit partnership has made the rugged 2024 Lenovo ThinkPad T series a lot more repairable.
Respec with Jacob Roach

Proton and Nier: Automata — the untold story behind what makes the Steam Deck tick

The Steam Deck is a massive hit, but one game changed the trajectory of the device, and Linux gaming as a whole, in a major way.
The side of the open Dell XPS 14 on a white table.

5 laptops you should buy instead of the MacBook Pro

There's no laptop quite like the MacBook Pro right now, but here are 5 alternatives that come very close.
Apple MacBook Pro 16 downward view showing keyboard and speaker.

I never knew I needed this mini Mac app, but now I can’t live without it

Quick Tab is a brilliant little app that greatly improves app switching in macOS. It’s simple, easy to use, and is a genius solution to a finicky Mac problem.
The Corsair K65 Plus Wireless keyboard on a pink background.

Corsair just stepped up its keyboard game — in a big way

Corsair hasn't done much to set its keyboards apart over the past couple of years, but the new K65 Plus Wireless is changing that.
Someone using Vision Pro at a demo in an Apple Store.

Don’t believe the reports about people returning Vision Pros

News reports suggest users are returning Apple’s Vision Pro in droves, but is that actually true? Research suggests it’s not as big a problem as you may think.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 GPU.

The RTX 4090 is past its prime, and that’s OK

The RTX 4090 has been the head honcho of GPUs for more than a year, and despite prices creeping down, it's not worth picking up the GPU right now.
Christine wearing the Apple Vision Pro demo unit.

I tried the Apple Vision Pro. Here’s why it won’t replace my iPhone

Thanks to a demo at the Apple Store, I tried out the Apple Vision Pro. Will it replace my iPhone? No ... at least not yet.
Intel Arc A580 graphics card on a pink background.

How Intel could win the GPU war this year

Although dark clouds loom over the future of Intel's discrete GPUs, Arc Battlemage could end up being one of the best GPUs of the year.
An Alienware m16 gaming laptop in use on a desk, playing Baldur's Gate III.

It’s the right time to buy an older gaming laptop

If you need a gaming laptop, now is the time to go for it and buy one. Here's why.