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A white microwave with a PC inside lit by blue RGB lighting

Someone built a PC in a microwave, because why not?

Someone built a PC in a microwave, because why not?

Despite all the warnings about putting metal in a microwave, someone stuck an entire computer in there.
The RTX 4090 graphics card on a table alongside a set of cables held in hand.

Here’s how you could protect your RTX 4090 from melting

Here’s how you could protect your RTX 4090 from melting

An expert from Corsair weighed in on the Nvidia RTX 4090 melting problem, indicating that it might all come down to user error.
Gateway 14-inch Laptop in many color configurations.

Perfect for work and school, this 15-inch Windows laptop is $179

Perfect for work and school, this 15-inch Windows laptop is $179

he Gateway 15.6-inch Ultra Slim Notebook, which comes with a free Windows 11 upgrade, is yours for just $179 in this early Black Friday deal from Walmart.
A render of Apple's VR headset.

Apple’s top-secret AR/VR headset may begin production soon

Apple’s top-secret AR/VR headset may begin production soon

Apple’s mixed-reality headset is reportedly in manufacturing validation, indicating this powerful AR and VR headset will begin production soon.
Acer 516 GE on railing outdoors at dawn.

Acer Chromebook 516 GE review: a Chromebook for gaming?

Acer Chromebook 516 GE review: a Chromebook for gaming?

Google has partnered with companies such as Acer, Asus, and Lenovo to create the world’s first ChromeOS-powered cloud gaming laptops.
Alan Truly is writing using a Quest Pro with a paiered keyboard and mouse.

This hidden feature in the Meta Quest Pro could arrive soon

This hidden feature in the Meta Quest Pro could arrive soon

The Meta Quest Pro Touch Controllers could be getting a great new feature soon that will change how you use your VR headset.
A depiction of a hacker breaking into a system via the use of code.

This Chrome extension lets hackers remotely seize your PC

This Chrome extension lets hackers remotely seize your PC

Malicious extensions on Google Chrome are being used by hackers remotely in an effort to steal sensitive information.
MacBook Air on a patio table, outdoor office.

Walmart has a MacBook Air for $194 in its Black Friday sale

Walmart has a MacBook Air for $194 in its Black Friday sale

A MacBook Air for under $200? It's an old model but for some users, this is the perfect starting point for your MacOS exploration.
HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop on a desk with two monitors nearby displaying games and a keyboard and headset to the side.

This RTX 3060 gaming PC is under $1,000 at Walmart today

This RTX 3060 gaming PC is under $1,000 at Walmart today

Save $500 off this powerful and well-designed gaming desktop from HP, available as part of the Walmart Black Friday sale.
Gateway Ultra Slim laptops.

Get this Windows 11 laptop for less than $100 at Walmart today

Get this Windows 11 laptop for less than $100 at Walmart today

The Gateway 14.1-inch Ultra Slim Notebook, a laptop with a Full HD screen and the option to upgrade to Windows 11 Home in S Mode, is just $99 from Walmart.
HP Spectre x360 13.5 front angled view showing display and keyboard deck.

HP Spectre x360 13.5 vs. Apple MacBook Air M1

HP Spectre x360 13.5 vs. Apple MacBook Air M1

The HP Spectre x360 13.5 and Apple MacBook Air M1 are both excellent laptops, and the MacBook is cheaper. But the Spectre is the more flexible machine.
Dell XPS 17 front view showing display and keyboard.

Dell’s XPS 17 laptop with an RTX 3050 just got a $500 price cut

Dell’s XPS 17 laptop with an RTX 3050 just got a $500 price cut

The Dell XPS 17, a laptop with a 17-inch Full HD+ display and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050, is currently on sale in Dell's early Black Friday deals at $500 off.
The Rewind app on an iMac with a pink background, showing a grid of faces from a Zoom call

These new Zoom features take on Teams and Outlook in a serious way

These new Zoom features take on Teams and Outlook in a serious way

Zoom has announced its in-house Mail and Calendar clients, which will soon be available in beta.
Person using a gaming monitor.

Microsoft’s DirectStorage can now boost your game loading times by 200%

Microsoft’s DirectStorage can now boost your game loading times by 200%

Microsoft has just released DirectStorage 1.1, officially adding the long-awaited GPU decompression that could lower loading times by 200%.
Creative Electron took an x-ray scan of Meta's Quest Pro VR headset.

Meta Quest Pro teardown reveals some big surprises

Meta Quest Pro teardown reveals some big surprises

A teardown of Meta's Quest Pro reveals why the headset costs so much and uncovers a few big surprises about the headset, battery, and controllers.
The Alienware Aurora R10 Ryzen Edition Gaming Desktop, placed on a desk.

This Alienware gaming PC is $750 off in Dell’s (early) Black Friday sale

This Alienware gaming PC is $750 off in Dell’s (early) Black Friday sale

Dell's early Black Friday deals include a $750 discount for the Alienware Aurora R13, a gaming desktop with the 12th-generation Intel Core i7 and 16GB of RAM.
Twitter app on the OnePlus 10T.

Some blue check Twitter users were unable to edit their names

Some blue check Twitter users were unable to edit their names

Yesterday, some blue check Twitter users tweeted that they weren't able to edit their screen names anymore. This issue appears to be resolving though.
EVGA's prototype RTX 4090 graphics card.

EVGA’s lost RTX 4090 prototype shows us what could have been

EVGA’s lost RTX 4090 prototype shows us what could have been

This early prototype of an EVGA RTX 4090 GPU shows us what could have been, including a surprising power-related discovery.
A Framework laptop upside down with two hands holding it and the USB ports unscrewed

The Framework laptop is officially Thunderbolt 4 certified

The Framework laptop is officially Thunderbolt 4 certified

Framework laptops are officially Thunderbolt 4 certified after undergoing a rigorous Intel testing process.
The LG UltraGear 32GN600-B 32-inch gaming monitor on green background.

Selling fast: This LG 32-inch QHD monitor is $200 today

Selling fast: This LG 32-inch QHD monitor is $200 today

The 32-inch LG UltraGear monitor, which is on sale in Walmart's early Black Friday deals with a $149 discount, may be the missing piece of your computer setup.
Woman sits at desk using a HP 11.6-inch Chromebook.

This HP Chromebook is $79 at Walmart, and it’s flying off the shelves

This HP Chromebook is $79 at Walmart, and it’s flying off the shelves

The HP 11.6-inch Chromebook is seeing an early Black Friday discount, with the super-capable computer going for just $78 today.
The Lenovo Legion 5i Pro sitting at an angle.

This Lenovo gaming laptop just got a massive price cut at Walmart

This Lenovo gaming laptop just got a massive price cut at Walmart

Gamers can get in on early Black Friday deals, with Walmart discounting the Lenovo Legion 5i gaming laptop to just $749.
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Limited stock: Get this 15-inch Dell laptop for $250 while you can

Limited stock: Get this 15-inch Dell laptop for $250 while you can

Need a work laptop for less than $300? Dell is serving up an early Black Friday deal on the Inspiron 15 laptop, letting you score it for just $250 right now.
qualcomm takes on apple m1 with snapdragon 8cx gen 3 chip 4

Qualcomm’s rumored 12-core chip finally sounds like a true ARM revolution for PCs

Qualcomm’s rumored 12-core chip finally sounds like a true ARM revolution for PCs

A new report indicates that a 12-core PC chip from Qualcomm may finally have what it takes to take on Intel and Apple.
A scientist holds a paper PCB.

Scientists find a surprising answer to the future of computers — paper

Scientists find a surprising answer to the future of computers — paper

In order to limit electronic waste, researchers have come up with a new idea: using paper to make electronics.
MacBook Air sitting on a table in an airport.

These are the airports that actually have really fast public Wi-Fi

These are the airports that actually have really fast public Wi-Fi

A researcher discovers which of the busiest airports in the U.S. have the best free Wi-Fi.
Series of four mobile screenshots showing Mastodon's sign-up process.

Mastodon surpasses 1 million monthly active users as Twitter backlash worsens

Mastodon surpasses 1 million monthly active users as Twitter backlash worsens

Social media platform Mastodon is experiencing growth as Twitter experiences a backlash against upcoming changes to its platform.
A yellow and black McCrispy gaming chair

We’re lovin’ this official McDonald’s gaming chair — the McCrispy Ultimate

We’re lovin’ this official McDonald’s gaming chair — the McCrispy Ultimate

Some lucky person in the U.K. is going to receive their very own McCrispy Ultimate gaming chair, courtesy of McDonald’s.
AMD RX 7900 XTX standing up on a red background.

For the first time ever, I’m ready to switch to an AMD graphics card

For the first time ever, I’m ready to switch to an AMD graphics card

After nearly 15 years, I'm finally done with Nvidia. It's time to give AMD another try.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card is shown flying over green perspective lines.

Nvidia’s RTX 4080 may be up to 45% slower than the RTX 4090, but it’s still pricey

Nvidia’s RTX 4080 may be up to 45% slower than the RTX 4090, but it’s still pricey

Nvidia's upcoming RTX 4080 16GB was just spotted in some benchmarks. Is its performance worth the price?

Avoid this Black Friday gaming laptop deal and buy this instead

Avoid this Black Friday gaming laptop deal and buy this instead

Grabbing the 17.3-inch Gateway might seem like a good deal if you're hunting for entry-level gaming laptops, but the G16 is better for $50 less.
HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop on a desk with two monitors nearby displaying games and a keyboard and headset to the side.

You won’t believe how cheap this HP gaming PC is today

You won’t believe how cheap this HP gaming PC is today

Walmart is selling the HP Pavilion gaming PC, an affordable but reliable machine with the AMD Ryzen 5 5600G processor and 8GB of RAM, for an affordable $449.
The Gateway 14-inch Notebook in a range of colors against a white background.

Get it while you can: Walmart’s $99 Windows laptop is selling fast

Get it while you can: Walmart’s $99 Windows laptop is selling fast

Walmart has an awesome offer on a Gateway 14.1-inch Windows laptop including a full HD screen and plenty of useful essentials.
The Alienware x14 in front of a window.

This Alienware gaming laptop with an RTX 3050 Ti is $500 off today

This Alienware gaming laptop with an RTX 3050 Ti is $500 off today

The Alienware x14 gaming laptop, an incredibly thin machine featuring the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, is down to $1,200 in a limited-quantity deal from Dell.
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Section Editor, Computing

Luke Larsen is the Computing Editor at Digital Trends and manages all content covering laptops, monitors, PC hardware, and everything else that plugs into a computer. Luke joined Digital Trends in 2017 as a native Portlander, happy to join a media company that called his city home. His obsession with technology is in observing the ebb and flow of how technological advancement and design intersects with our day-to-day experience of it. From digging into the minute details to stepping back and seeing the wider trends, Luke revels in telling stories with tech.

Before working at DT, he worked as Tech Editor at Paste Magazine for over four years and has bylines at publications such as IGN and The Oregonian. When he’s not obsessing over what the best laptop is or how Apple can fix the Mac, Luke spends his time playing designer board games, quoting obscure Star Wars lines, grilling chicken wings, and endlessly tinkering with his pedal board.