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I reviewed 40 laptops in 2023. Here are the 5 that stood out

I reviewed a ton of laptops in 2023, and a handful stood out. Whether you're looking for value, innovation, or performance, one of these five laptops will suffice.
The Double Tap symbol on the Apple Watch Series 9

Why the Apple Watch’s newest feature is doomed to fail

The Double Tap gesture control for the Apple Watch is great, but unfortunately, history shows similar tech doesn't always survive.
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This hidden gem is the perfect game for your Thanksgiving day relaxation

If you're looking for a great game to chill out to after Thanksgiving dinner, this indie hidden gem is a perfect choice.
Anna Sawai stands in the rain in Monarch: Legacy of Monsters.

Does Monarch: Legacy of Monsters signal the slow death of the cinematic universe as we know it?

Monarch: Legacy of Monsters is a frequently entertaining adventure series, but it also feels like a relic of an era that's either dead or dying.
A solider from Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3.

When a high frame rate can lose you the game

Nvidia's Frames Win Games campaign has a lot of truth, but with DLSS 3 Frame Generation, the sentiment gets a little more complicated.
An iMessage sent through the Nothing Chats app.

I used the worst app of 2023

Nothing Chats let you send iMessages from an Android phone, but it turned out to be a privacy nightmare. I tried it before it was removed from the Play Store.
A trainer stands in front of two Alolan Exeggutors in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: The Indigo Disk.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Indigo Disk is a true master’s degree program

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's Indigo Disk DLC still looks rough, but it may just contain the most challenging Pokémon battles to date.
A person taking a photo with the Apple iPhone 15 Plus.

I reviewed 20 phones in 2023. These are my 5 favorites

2023 has been great for new smartphones, no matter how much you want to spend. These are my 5 favorite new phones I reviewed this year.
The lid of Apple's 15-inch MacBook Air seem from above.

5 things you need to know before buying a new MacBook Pro

With the advent of the new M3 MacBook Pros, there are some important things to keep in mind when configuring your machine. Here are five of the most important.
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in a promo image for The Hunger Games Catching Fire.

Why Catching Fire is still the best Hunger Games movie ever

As The Hunger Games: Catching Fire turns 10, we look back at the film, which is not only the best in its saga but also the pinnacle of YA cinema.
Someone using a MacBook Pro on a table in front of a scenic background.

Steve Jobs killed this MacBook feature 15 years ago. Now it might be back

Apple is working on 5G MacBooks, a new report claims. If true, the change could massively improve your connectivity while you’re away from Wi-Fi networks.
Former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman standing on stage at a product event.

OpenAI is on fire — here’s what that means for ChatGPT and Windows

OpenAI, maker of ChatGPT, fired CEO Sam Altman on November 17, kicking off a string of events that are still playing out.
A person holding the Apple iPhone 15 Plus.

Why RCS for the iPhone is Apple’s biggest announcement of 2023

RCS is coming to the iPhone next year. It's unexpected, exciting, and perhaps the most important thing Apple's done in 2023.
The Threadripper 7980X CPU installed in a motherboard.

AMD isn’t competing with Intel anymore — Threadripper just wins

AMD's new Threadripper 7000 CPUs put up insane performance, but it's the fact that you can actually buy them that stands out.
The Ultrahuman Air smart ring with the Oura Ring.

Why I can’t wait for Apple to finally make a smart ring

Apple seems to have the smartwatch market pretty well handled. But what if it made a smart ring?
Mario. Peach, Mallow, Bowser, and Geno find one of the Seven Stars in Super Mario RPG.

5 Square Enix RPGs that need to make a Super Mario RPG-style comeback

Following the release of Super Mario RPG and Star Ocean: The Second Story R, we're already dreaming up more Square Enix classics that deserve a remake next.
An artist's rendition of NASA's SPHEREx space mission.

Scientists disagree on how fast the universe is expanding, and new tech is making it worse

Usually new tech brings us closer to understanding more of the universe, but in the field of cosmology, one uncertainty is only getting worse.
A film projector showing a fedora-wearing silhouette with two thumbs down icons.

I hated this classic Steven Spielberg movie everyone loves. Here’s why

Steven Spielberg has directed many masterpieces, and while this beloved movie is among many people's favorites I just can't get behind it. Find out why.
Lies of P being played on an iMac.

These are the best games to play on your new M3 Mac

Apple’s M3 series of chips has taken Mac gaming to another level. If you want to test your new machine with the most demanding Mac games, try these on for size.
You Asked Ep 11

You Asked 11: throwing shade on OLED, TVs vs. PC monitors

Can sunlight damage your OLED? Why do monitors look better in the store? And is a TV or PC monitor better for gaming and streaming? Let's find out.
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With its final DLC, Mario Kart 8 cements its legacy as a multiplayer classic

With Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's final DLC out, it's no stretch to finally call it one of the best multiplayer games of all time.
Jon's latest gaming and work machine.

I built the best gaming PC in the world — and it wasn’t worth it

I upgraded my PC with some of the fastest components in the world and it's made my work much faster, but it barely effected my gaming at all. Here's why.
Dave swimming near a dolphin confused.

The ‘Indie’ label is losing its meaning, and that’s a big problem for gaming

After Dave the Diver nabbed a controversial Best Indie nomination at the Game Awards, the indie game label needs some reexamining.
Dell G15 series on desk.

This is the best Dell gaming laptop you can buy

This is currently the best Dell gaming laptop that you should be buying in 2023.
A person using Double Tap on the Apple Watch Series 9.

Double Tap is the coolest Apple Watch feature I’ve used in ages

Double Tap may be a bit limited in what it can do, but that doesn't stop it being one of the coolest Apple Watch features I've used in a while.
Intel's 14900K CPU socketed in a motherboard.

Upgrade your PC or start from scratch? Here’s our definitive guide on the question

If your PC isn't cutting it anymore, it might be time to upgrade. But should you start from scratch or replace certain components? Let's find out.
Volvo EM90 Driving

Volvo EM90 electric minivan: price, release date, range, and more

Volvo is finally taking on the electric minivan with the new Volvo EM90. Here's everything you need to know about the EM90.
Colin Farrell sips a drink in Widows.

You probably didn’t watch the most underrated crime thriller of the 2010s. Here’s why you should see it now

This underrated action movie with Liam Neeson and Colin Farrell was overlooked when it was released in 2018. Here's why it's due for a rewatch.
Ezio sneaks up on a guard with a crossbow in Assassin's Creed Nexus VR.

Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR turned me into a sociopath (and I love it)

Assassin's Creed Nexus VR isn't just a great VR game; it's Ubisoft's best game in years.
iPhone 15 Pro showing One Drop app and kit.

How I use my Apple Watch and iPhone to manage my diabetes

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. The iPhone and Apple Watch are valuable tools for diabetes management — here's how I use them to control my diabetes.
A mudflat on the left with mountains in the background. On the right is the same mudflat with a car and pond superimposed into the foreground and a car-shaped cloud in the sky. This image was made with Adobe Photoshop's Generative Fill tool.

This magic Photoshop feature has changed how I edit photos forever

The latest generations of AI aren't just great to chat to and for making fun AI art -- they can speed up your workflow in Photoshop too. Here's how.
A person holding the OnePlus 11 and Google Pixel 8.

I did a Pixel 8 and OnePlus 11 camera test. Picking a winner wasn’t easy

The Google Pixel 8's camera has a good reputation, but how does it fare when it goes up against the OnePlus 11? Surprisingly, it's a very close comparison.
Three RTX 4080 cards sitting on a pink background.

Whatever you do, don’t buy an Nvidia GPU right now

We're already seeing deals on graphics cards for Black Friday, but now is just about the worst time to pick up a current-gen Nvidia graphics card.
A Safari window and the Maps app open in macOS Sonoma.

All the best macOS Sonoma tips and tricks you need to know

Find out how to get more from macOS Sonoma and uncover some of its most useful features with these clever tips and tricks for Apple’s operating system.