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Here’s how Intel doubled Arc GPUs’ performance with a simple driver update

Intel delivered a massive boost in performance for its Arc GPUs with a simple driver update, but how? We sat down with Intel to dig deeper.
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5 abandoned Apple products that need to make a comeback

Apple has retired a lot of great products over the years, but there are some I wish it would bring back and start selling again. Here are five of the best.
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The 5 best ChatGPT tips we use constantly

Here are five tips that can help you make the best use of ChatGPT.
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Atomic Heart restored my fragmented faith in PC ports

Atomic Heart is out on PC, and despite being a showcase of next-gen gaming tech, it runs shockingly well on a wide range of hardware.
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Ranking the best (and worst) versions of macOS from the last 20 years

Among the many versions of macOS and OS X released over the years, some stand out as exceptional -- or exceptionally bad. These are our picks from Mac history.
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AMD is losing the AI battle, and it’s time it started to worry

AMD graphics cards have a lot to offer, but when it comes to AI, Nvidia is still king -- and it's time AMD started to worry about it.
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‘I want to be human.’ My intense, unnerving chat with Microsoft’s AI chatbot

Microsoft's AI chatbot, Bing Chat, is slowly rolling out to the public. But our first interaction shows it's far from ready for a full release.
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I want Apple to resurrect the iMac Pro, but it’s a bad idea

Rumors are flying that Apple will bring back the iMac Pro or the 27-inch iMac. While I’d love that on a personal level, it could be a terrible idea. Here’s why.
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Forget VR. Airglass made me actually enjoy video calls

Online meetings need a reboot and Mobeus might have the answer with Airglass, an AR-fueled app that works with Macs and PCs with no extra hardware.
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Yes, you can use both Mac and Windows — here are some tips to get started

Going back and forth between a Windows PC and a Mac can be a jarring experience at first. But give it time, and take some steps, and it's surprisingly livable.
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AI is coming for your PC games, but you should be excited, not worried

AI is everywhere, and your PC games aren't safe. Don't get worried, though. AI is already being used in PC games, and it has a bright future ahead.
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I’ve seen the (distant) future of AI web search – here’s where it’s amazing, and where it struggles

It only takes minutes using the new AI-powered Bing to see that the future is very bright for AI in search. But that future is further away than we realize.
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Don’t roll your eyes — AI isn’t just another doomed tech fad

Everyone's talking about AI changing the world, but it's not just another tech fad we see every year. AI really will change everything, for better and worse.
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I’m sick of waiting for Apple to fix this glaring problem with Mac gaming

Apple says it’s trying to fix gaming on the Mac, but will its efforts work? Here’s what the company must do if Mac gaming is ever going to improve.
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5 features I’m itching to try in Microsoft’s ChatGPT-powered Edge Browser

ChatGPT is about to become an integral part of Microsoft's Bing and Edge. Here are some features we're looking forward to trying out for ourselves.
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Why you probably shouldn’t buy the $599 M2 Mac mini

Somehow, Apple priced the new M2 Mac mini cheaper than the previous generation. Is it too good to be true?
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I asked AI to recreate the best Super Bowl commercials — to hilarious and horrifying effect

If you want some nightmare fuel, we have it. We asked an AI to recreate some of the most iconic Super Bowl ads of all time (to hilarious and horrifying effect).
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What MacBooks needs to learn from competitors about transparency

Apple's entry-level M2 MacBook Pros have slower SSDs in their entry-level configurations. And that's something that Apple should be making perfectly clear.
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I built a couch gaming PC that puts the PS5 to shame — and you can too

You haven't been able to beat the PS5 with a custom PC for a couple of years, but now is the time for PCs to make a comeback. Here's the build you need.
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If you think PCs are dying, you haven’t been paying attention

Microsoft and Intel are down bad right now, but that doesn't mean it's time to declare that PCs are dead once again.
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15 years later, the MacBook Air could soon have its best year ever

The MacBook Air is 15 years old, and it could be about to enter the most exciting phase of its existence. Here’s why the next year could be its best yet.
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The 6 biggest problems with ChatGPT right now

Despite its popularity, here are some of the issues that have arisen with the ChatGPT AI chatbot.
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I can’t believe I’m recommending Forspoken on PS5 over PC

Forspoken's PC port includes additional features over the PS5 version, but you should stick with the console release if you want a smooth experience.
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2 ways the new MacBook Pro may be worse than the 2021 model

Apple's new M2 Pro and M2 Max MacBook Pros look great, but not everything is perfect with how these machines are stacking up.
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The best VR headset might be one you’ve never heard of

Consumer VR headsets aim for low cost, while simulators target maximum realism. I got to try a premium VR headset that dominates at this crossroad.
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These 7 AI creation tools show how much AI can really do

Popular AI tools like ChatGPT and Stable Diffusion have taken the world by storm, but here are seven that you probably haven't heard of.
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Don’t wait on next-gen gaming laptops — here’s what you should buy instead

Next-gen gaming laptops are arriving in a few weeks, but you shouldn't wait on them. Here's why and the laptops you should buy instead.
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The worst Macs of all time

Over the years, there have been some downright terrible Macs. But which were the worst of all? The seven Macs here could be the worst Apple computers ever made.
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Nvidia did AMD a huge favor by releasing the RTX 4070 Ti

AMD's RX 7900 XT is not the best graphics card we've ever seen, but Nvidia helps it shine by comparison.
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ChatGPT agrees: it shouldn’t write the articles you read

A story about AI-generated articles has taken the internet by storm, but AI bot ChatGPT itself says that AI shouldn't be used to generate content.
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The most demanding PC games we’re looking forward to in 2023

2023 brings Unreal Engine 5, new ray tracing options, and a slew of AAA releases. Here are the most demanding PC games we're looking at this year.
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Apple’s massive spring event could be dead on arrival

Far from being a jam-packed extravaganza, Apple’s spring event could end up being disappointing as more and more devices drop off its rumored product roster.
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GeForce Now Ultimate is a winner, even halfway across the country

Nvidia gave us early access to the upcoming GeForce Now Ultimate tier, and we pushed the service to its absolute limits to see how good it is.
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The M2 Max MacBook Pro looks awesome, but you probably shouldn’t buy it

Apple launched a surprise new MacBook Pro with the M2 Pro and M2 Max. But should you really buy it?