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The ROG Zephyrus M16 on a white table.

ROG Zephyrus G16 vs. ROG Zephyrus M16: which to buy?

The Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 and ROG Zephyrus M16 are similar gaming laptops in many ways, but the M16 has a few features that set it apart. It wins this shootout.
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Character.AI: how to use this entertaining ChatGPT alternative

Character.AI is stepping in as a ChatGPT alternative at a time when the popular chatbot is facing troubleshooting issues. See how its competitor works.
The Ryzen 5 7600X sitting among thermal paste and RAM.

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X vs. Ryzen 5 7600: is cheaper better?

The new Ryzen 5 7600 is a great processor, so much so that it makes the older Ryzen 5 7600X look like a complete waste of money.
HTC's Vive XR Elite is a very sleek VR headset.

HTC Vive XR Elite vs. Meta Quest Pro: mixed-reality showdown

HTC's new XR Elite VR headset matches many of the best features of the Meta Quest Pro while adding some exclusive capabilities. Which is the best for you?
The new Start Menu in Windows 11, 22H2

How to get Windows 11 for free

If you already have a legal Windows 10 installation, you can easily upgrade to Windows 11 for free. Here's how to do it.
A side view of Samsung's Odyssey Neo G9 2023.

Samsung Odyssey OLED 49 vs. Odyssey Neo G9 (2023)

Samsung's Odyssey OLED G9 and Odyssey Neo G9 (2023) are both 32:9 behemoth gaming monitors, but which one is the better option? We put them head-to-head.
The RTX 4080 in a running test bench.

Nvidia RTX 4080 vs RTX 4070 Ti: picking the lesser of two evils

How does the Nvidia RTX 4080 compare to the newer RTX 4070 Ti? We've tested both cards and we now know the answer.
The Predator Helios 16 open on a table.

These are all the new mini-LED gaming laptops announced at CES 2023

CES 2023 introduced some amazing gaming laptops. Here are all the best models that come with a mini-LED display.
AMD CEO Lisa Su delivering AMD's CES 2023 keynote.

AMD CES 2023: Ryzen 9 7950X3D, mobile Ryzen 7000, and more

AMD wrapped its CES 2023 keynote, and it was packed full of announcements, including the Ryzen 9 7950X3D, Ryzen 7000 mobile, and more.
MacBook Butterfly Keyboard

MacBook butterfly keyboard lawsuit: are you eligible for a payout?

Apple is sharing details on how customers who purchased MacBooks with faulty butterfly keyboards can be compensated after Apple settled its $50 million lawsuit.
The back of the HP Dragonfly Pro Sparkling Black color option.

HP’s new Dragonfly Pro targets potential MacBook buyers at CES 2023

The HP Dragonfly Pro is now official as the brand's attempt to expand its commercial line to freelancers and hybrid workers.
The RTX 4070 Ti graphics card on a pink background.

Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti vs. AMD RX 7900 XT: Two odd choices for your next GPU

Nvidia's freshly launched RTX 4070 Ti is here. How does it compare to AMD's second-best, the Radeon RX 7900 XT? We have the answer.
Nvidia's Jeff Fisher presenting its CES 2023 keynote.

Nvidia at CES 2023: RTX 4090 mobile, 4070 Ti, GeForce Now updates

Nvidia's CES 2023 presentation is over, and the company had a slate of exciting announcements. Here's everything Nvidia announced at the show.
A young man using the HP 14-Inch 2-in-1 Chromebook.

I took my son shopping for his first school laptop. Here’s what surprised me

I searched the dizzying array of choices for the right option for my son's first Chromebook, and it was a bigger challenge than I'd imagined.
The RTX 4080 in a running test bench.

How to roll back Nvidia drivers

Rolling back Nvidia drivers can be a good way to get a game or app working again if a new release broke it. Here's how to do just that.
The front of the HP Envy x360 13 on a table.

Asus ZenBook S 13 Flip vs. HP Envy x360 13: it comes down to price

The HP Envy x360 13 and Asus ZenBook S 13 Flip are well-built, fast, and long-lasting. But the Envy is $500 less expensive, making it the better bargain.
A person using Reddit on a Macbook.

What is Reddit?

Heard of Reddit? Here's our guide to "the front page of the internet" and all of the amazing things you can see and learn on the beloved social platform.
A person working at a 2018 Macbook Air at a wooden table.

How to use Split View on a Mac

Modern operating systems like macOS have many great functions to improve productivity, and Split View is one of them. Here's how to use Split View on a Mac.
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Steam Replay 2022: what it is and how to see it

Steam is introducing the Steam Replay for the first time in 2022, and we're here to guide you through what the year-end recap is and how to see yours.
Drawing on the HP Spectre x360 13.5 inch model.

Asus ZenBook S 13 Flip vs. HP Spectre x360 13.5: you can’t go wrong

The HP Spectre x360 13.5 and Asus ZenBook S 13 Flip are evenly matched in performance, longevity, and display quality. But the ZenBook is lighter and thinner.
An Apple MacBook Pro 14 sits open on a table.

Just buy a new laptop? Here’s how to know if you should return it

You've just laid out a pretty penny for a brand-new laptop. Now, take a few minutes to make sure it's in good shape before deciding to keep it.
A MacBook Pro M2 sits on a wooden table with a nice bokeh background.

Common macOS Ventura problems and how to fix them

Here's how to solve the most common macOS Ventura problems to get your Mac working right again and how to downgrade to Monterey.
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How to send a text message from your email account

Find yourself needing to send a text but don't have your phone on you? Learn how to send texts from your email account using any carrier by following our guide.
The Alienware QD-OLED monitor in front of a window.

These are the most important monitor settings to change for PC gaming

Configuring your monitor with the best settings for gaming can make sure your games look their best, and give you as many advantages as possible for competing.
The screen of the Surface Pro 9 on a table.

Microsoft Surface Pro 9 vs. Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5i: which 2-in-1 is best?

The Microsoft Surface Pro 9 makes for a better laptop if it's your primary machine. But as an adjunct to another machine, the IdeaPad Duet 5i is appealing.
A young man using the HP 14-Inch 2-in-1 Chromebook.

Don’t waste your money on a MacBook Air. Just buy a Chromebook instead

If all you do is check your email, write documents, play with Excel, and watch YouTube, then save your money, because a Chromebook is all you need.
RX 7900 XTX lying on a textured background.

AMD RX 7900 XTX vs. Nvidia RTX 4090: the ultimate flagship GPU battle

AMD and Nvidia are the two top players in the graphics card market. Let's compare their two flagships.
Motorcycles chasing in Watch Dogs Legion.

All ray tracing games on PC: AMD Radeon and Nvidia RTX ray tracing

Nvidia RTX ray tracing helps the lighting in games look more realistic, but only certain games support the feature. We rounded up all of them.
RX 7900 XTX installed in a test bench.

Our AMD RX 7900 XTX vs. Nvidia RTX 4080 comparison has a clear winner

AMD's RX 7900 XTX and Nvidia's RTX 4080 are hotly competitive GPUs, but when we put them head-to-head, there's a clear winner.
RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT on a pink background.

Radeon RX 7900 XTX vs. RX 7900 XT: AMD’s monster GPUs, compared

The 7900 XT and the 7900 XTX are AMD's new flagships, the first of AMD's new RX 7000 series. Here's how these two GPUs differ.
Radeon logo on the RX 7900 XTX.

What power supply do you need for the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX?

If you want to grab the new AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX, you're going to need a good power supply. Check out our guide to pick the right one.
An AMD RX 6000 graphics card with the Radeon branding.

AMD Radeon RX 7000 series: Everything we know about the RDNA 3 GPU

AMD's next-generation Radeon RX 7000 series graphics cards are expected to usher in a new 5nm-based RDNA 3 architecture to drive insane performance.
A hand grabbing MSI's RTX 4090 Suprim X.

Common GPU problems and how to fix them

Every graphics card has problems some times, but do you know how to fix them? Here's a look at some of the most common GPU problems and how to set them right.
Reddit Recap on an Android phone.

Reddit Recap: how to see your Reddit 2022 year in review

2022's Reddit Recap is finally here for all Redditors to have the opportunity to take a look at their activity from the past year on the app.