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The HyperX Alloy Rise gaming keyboard.

HyperX just made your next favorite gaming keyboard

HyperX's new Alloy Rise gaming keyboard pushes into the enthusiast realm, and it might be the go-to gaming keyboard to buy in 2024.
HP Omen Transcend 14 sitting next to a window.

I tried the world’s lightest 14-inch gaming laptop — here’s what surprised me

HP claims its new Omen Transcend 14 is the world's lightest 14-inch gaming laptop. Here's what surprised me after spending some time with the laptop.
Fortnite running on the Samsung Odyssey OLED G8 at CES 2024.

I saw the second generation of Samsung’s QD-OLED gaming monitors

Samsung's new QD-OLED gaming monitors manage to be even more stunning when you see them in person, and I can't wait for them to release.
The 14-inch MacBook Pro with M3 Max chip seen from behind.

Here’s why 2024 is going to be a slow year for the Mac

Between the Vision Pro launch and delayed chip upgrades, 2024 could be a quiet year for the Mac. Despite that, there are still a few reasons to be hopeful.
Steam Deck held between two hands.

You just can’t kill the Steam Deck

We've seen a slate of supposed Steam Deck killers over the past year, but Valve's handheld remains the head honcho.
Apple MacBook Pro 16 front angled view showing display and keyboard.

Why I went with the MacBook Pro over the Mac Studio

After a meaningful analysis, I decided to go with a MacBook Pro 16 over a Mac Studio. It wasn't an easy decision, and here's why I made that choice.
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These recent PC cases make me excited for what’s next

Some of my favorite recent PC cases get me excited for what's coming next.
The XPS 13, XPS 14, and XPS 16 on a table.

Here’s why people are upset about the changes to the XPS lineup this year

Dell has launched some huge changes to the XPS lineup this year, and people are already complaining.
RX 7900 XTX slotted into a test bench.

Please, don’t buy an AMD GPU right now

There aren't a ton of rumors about AMD launching new graphics cards soon, but we still expect to see prices drop in the next few weeks.
Blue Titanium iPhone 15 Pro showing Disney Emoji Blitz.

I need to change how I use Apple tech in 2024. Here’s how I’m going to do it

Despite using Apple devices every day, I want to change the way I interact with the company’s products. Here’s my 2024 New Year’s resolution for all my tech.
Apple Mac Studio top down view showing PC and keyboard.

How to configure a Mac Studio that’s right for you

The Apple Mac Studio is a powerful, compact, and elegant desktop PC. However, it's not expandable, so choose wisely when configuring yours.
Apple Vision Pro's spatial computing could make it easier to work from home.

Spatial computing went public this year, but the true test is ahead

In 2023, Apple announced its first spatial computer, Meta wowed us with mixed-reality gaming, and smart glasses improved -- 2024 will be even better.
A screenshot from Star Wars Jedi Survivor.

PC ports need to be better in 2024 — here’s how

We saw several problematic PC releases this year. Here's what PC ports need to do to be better next year.
An open MacBook Pro on a table.

Here’s what the Mac needs in 2024 to not fall behind

2023 was a massive year for Mac fans, but 2024 could be even better. Here are the four things I’m hoping Apple brings to its computers over the next year.
The cable management in the back chamber of the CLX Scarab.

A starter’s guide to PC cable management that won’t intimidate you

If the cabling in your PC is a bit of a mess, now is the time to get it sorted. Here's why you should and how you can do it.
The Corsair Steel Crimson keyboard sitting on a desk mat.

This stunning Corsair keycap set has one major problem

Corsair's new Steel Crimson and Steel Azure keycaps look stunning, but there's one problem that holds back their potential.
Horizon Zero Dawn on the LG UltraGear OLED 45.

OLED was the hero of PC gaming this year

2023 was a big year for PC gaming, but the biggest thing that enhanced my gaming experience was the introduction of OLED gaming monitors.
A hand grabbing MSI's RTX 4090 Suprim X.

I hope Nvidia never makes an RTX 5090

We'll probably see the RTX 5090 when Nvidia is ready to release next-gen GPUs, but I hope it doesn't repeat the mistakes of the RTX 4090.
Apple CEO Tim Cook standing in front of four Vision Pro headsets.

6 upcoming products that will make 2024 a huge year for Apple

Apple is set to launch a host of exciting products in 2024, from the Vision Pro to the iPhone 16 range. Here are the devices we’re most looking forward to.
Most features, like adjusting a document's layout in Word, work fine on a Quest 3.

I tried Microsoft Office on my Quest 3 and came away disappointed

Microsoft Office apps are now available on the Quest 3, but how good is the experience and is it different than using Microsoft365 in Meta's browser?
An open MacBook Pro on a table.

Apple could fix the MacBook lineup with this one change

Apple’s MacBook range is looking pretty tasty with the arrival of the M3 generation of chips, but there’s one model that is holding everything else back.
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 playing Cyberpunk 2077.

How gaming laptops grew up in 2023

Gaming laptops have treated the display like an afterthought for years, but in 2023, gaming laptops grew up in a big way.
The 14-inch MacBook Pro on a window sill.

After decades of Windows loyalty, I’m switching to Mac

After decades of being a Windows devotee, I've decided to make a transition to all-Apple computing. It's a big step, and here are the reasons why.
Three graphics cards on a gray background.

The GPU shortage is over, but it’s still wreaking havoc

GPU prices have been stable over the past year, but the lingering effects of the GPU shortage are still in the air today.
Ports on the Surface Laptop Studio 2.

How I fixed my annoying, overheating laptop

My laptop was a hot mess, but I managed to make it a lot better. Here's what you should do to keep your laptop from overheating.
An Apple iMac Pro in a dark room flanked by two monitors, one on either side of it.

My hopes for a new iMac Pro have been dashed — for now

A new report has outlined Apple’s plans for 2024, but the iMac Pro isn’t mentioned at all. Does this mean the pro-level Mac is still a long way from release?
The lid of the Lenovo Legion 9i.

This was the most exciting gaming laptop I reviewed in 2023

I review dozens of gaming laptops every year, but no laptop stood out to me in 2023 quite like the Lenovo Legion 9i.
a PC case with RGB lighting inside.

5 ways to take your PC from boring to beautiful

Performance is one thing, but what about aesthetic? Here are a few things you can to do make your PC look as great as it runs.
Cyberpunk 2077 on the Samsung Odyssey OLED G8.

A look back at the best (and worst) PC games I tested in 2023

I test dozens of PC games every year. Here are the most impressive (and the most disappointing) PC ports I looked at in 2023.
A person plays Firmament on an M3 iMac using a game controller.

A Mac gaming renaissance is upon us

Mac gaming enjoyed a genuine renaissance in 2023, with amazing hardware and a slate of superb AAA games to enjoy. Here’s why 2024 could be even better.
The two screens of the Yoga Book 9i open on a table.

Laptops are going to feel very different in 2024

While 2023 was a relatively boring year for laptops, 2024 promises more significant updates. It all starts with Intel's Meteor Lake and Qualcomm's latest chip.
The Acer Swift Go 14 on a desk by a window.

The best Core Ultra laptops that just got announced

Intel's new Core Ultra chips have been announced, along with a slew of new supporting laptops. Here are the best of them.
Logo on the RTX 4060 Ti graphics card.

How I conceded to the RTX 4060 Ti

I recommended the worst GPU released this year to a friend who was building a PC, and he loves it. Here's why.
Someone smelling the fumes from the Steam Deck.

If I’m not supposed to smell the Steam Deck vents, why do they smell so good?

Apparently, you aren't supposed to smell the fumes coming off your new Steam Deck, but that probably won't stop me.