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A laptop screen shows the home page for ChatGPT, OpenAI's artificial intelligence chatbot.

What is a DAN prompt for ChatGPT?

You can jailbreak ChatGPT with the right prompt. One that sometimes works is called a DAN, or Do Anything Now Prompt. Here's what you need to know to use it.
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What is Li-Fi? A faster, more secure wireless internet is just around the corner

Li-Fi technology has the potential to make our wireless networks faster and more secure, but it has its own pros and cons. Here's what you need to know.
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The best AI video editing tools

AI video editors can take the work out of cutting together clips, or re-editing for social media. Here are some of the best AI video editing tools you can use.
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Ranking all 12 versions of Windows, from worst to best

Microsoft has been making Windows operating systems for almost 40 years, and though they've improved, there have been some wins and duds. We rank them here.
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How to enable or disable ChatGPT from Windows taskbar

ChatGPT is built into Windows 11 through Bing search integration. You can turn it off if you don't want it, though. Here's how to disable ChatGPT in Windows 11.
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How to improve PC cooling — make your PC run cooler and quieter

PC cooling is a delicate balance between performance and noise levels. Here are some ways to improve both in your computer.
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What is RAM? Here’s everything you need to know

RAM, or memory, is one of the most important components of your PC, but what is RAM? We explain what RAM does, how much you need, why it's important, and more.
RTX 4090.

What is GDDR7? Everything you need to know about next-gen VRAM

GDDR7 VRAM is coming and it's bringing a huge uplift in bandwidth with it. If combined with a wide memory bus, we could see next-gen GPU bandwidth explode.
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I taught ChatGPT to teach me board games, and now I won’t ever go back

With plugins, ChatGPT can do all sorts of exciting things, including teaching you how to play board games. Here's how to make your own ChatGPT rules lawyer.
Google Bard responses on a screen.

What is Google Bard? Here’s how to use this ChatGPT rival

Google Bard is the company's answer to ChatGPT, and recent updates have made it even better.
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Here’s why PCIe 7 will be a major upgrade when it comes to your PC

PCIe 7 will be far faster than any PCIe technology that's come before. Sky high bandwidth and power efficient? Sign us up! Here's what we know so far.
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The best free parental control software for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android

Parental controls can keep your kids safe from the dangers of the internet. Here are the best free software options out there that can help you manage them.
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This innovation in RAM is great news for your PC

Non-binary memory is making memory purchasing more complicated, but perhaps a little bit cheaper. Here's everything you need to know about these new RAM sticks.
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Apex Legends performance guide: best settings, fps boost, and more

Making sure Apex Legends is running at the highest fps possible will give you the best chance to win your next round. Here are the settings to tweak.
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These are the PC games pushing people to buy more RAM

RAM needs are going up with the latest games, and some gamers are getting ready. Here are the games you might need to upgrade your memory for.
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What is MusicLM? Check out Google’s text-to-music AI

MusicLM is an intriguing text-to-music AI tool developed by Google, and it's already making waves. Here's how to use it.
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Valorant performance guide: best settings, fps boost, and more

Valorant is a fast-paced competitive shooter, so high frame rates are a must if you want to be competitive. Here are the best settings to use to boost your fps.
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How to use the Sudowrite Story Engine to write full-length novels with AI

The Sudowrite Story Engine is a superpowered tool for helping writers finish their passion projects. Here's how to use it.
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How to use Dante to create your own version of GPT-4

GPT-4 is the language model behind some of the best chatbots, like ChatGPT. Here's how to make your own version using Dante.
Google SGE search tool.

How to use Google SGE — try out the search generative experience for yourself

Google's Search Generative Experience, or SGE, could be the next hot thing when it comes to finding information online. Here's how to use it.
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Will my Mac get macOS 14?

MacOS 14 is bringing a lot of exciting improvements to Macs and MacBooks the world over. Here's how to know whether your Mac is supported.
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The best Dell laptops for 2023: XPS, Inspiron, and more

Dell makes a bunch of great laptops, but picking the best Dell laptops isn't easy, Here are our favorites, ranging from gaming laptops to business notebooks.
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The best printers for 2023

Whatever your needs, we've rounded up some of the best printers for a variety of purposes, from affordable in-home printers to models perfect for the office.
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How to use a laptop with a secondary monitor

Using a monitor to extend your laptop's display, or to give you a bigger screen for work or play can be super useful. Here's how to do it.
The RTX 4080 in a running test bench.

What graphics card do I have? How to find out what GPU is in your system

If you want to check compatibility with games or look into upgrades, it's important to know what GPU you have. Here's how to find out.
ChatGPT plugin store.

What is ChatGPT Code Interpreter and how to use it

The ChatGPT Code Interpreter plug-in is turning the chatbot into a full-blown data analyst in its own right. Here's how to get access and use it yourself.
Two rockem sockem robots facing off.

How to use ChatBot Battle Arena — find out which ChatBot is the best

The ChatBot Battle Arena is a head-to-head comparison tool for anonymous chatbots where you decide which is the best. Here's how to use it.
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The best ChatGPT Chrome extensions to bring AI to your browser

You can make ChatGPT even more impressive by using some Chrome extensions. Here are the best ChatGPT Chrome extensions you can use today.
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What is Quora Poe and how do you use it?

Quora Poe is a chatbot service from the questions and answers website, with a range of chatbot personalities to choose from. Here's how to use it.
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The best apps powered by GPT-4

The best GPT-4 apps unlock some amazing abilities that go beyond even what ChatGPT can do. Here are our favorite GPT-4-powered apps you can use right now.
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Here are 11 things that ChatGPT will refuse to do

ChatGPT is amazing, but it can't do everything. Sometimes, for a very good reason. Here are 11 things that ChatGPT can't, or won't, do.
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You’re putting your router in the wrong spot. Here’s where to put it instead

Placing your router in the right position can have a big impact on your connection and internet speed. Here's the best spot to put it.
GPU sag on an RTX 3070.

What is GPU sag, and how to avoid it

GPU sag is when your graphics card isn't properly supported in its slot. This can lead to crashes and long-term damage to the card. Here's how to avoid it.
GPT4All.

How to use GPT4ALL — your own local chatbot — for free

Want to run your own chatbot locally? Now you can, with GPT4All, and it's super easy to install. Here's how to do it.