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Meta Connect 2022: Quest Pro, avatars with legs, and more

A year since Facebook became Meta, the company is back to launch the Quest Pro and continue its pursuit of the metaverse.
Three gaming Chromebooks with games on them.

Gaming Chromebooks with up to 144Hz panels have arrived, but they’re not what you think

Acer, Asus, and Lenovo have each announced cloud-gaming Chromebooks with displays up to 144Hz.
The side of the Dell XPS 13 on a table.

How the new Dell XPS 13 spectacularly undercuts the MacBook Air

The M1 MacBook Air has been running circles around Windows laptops, but the XPS 13 just may have found a way to compete.
The Dell XPS 13 9315 on a table against a window.

Dell XPS 13 (2022) review: a true answer to the MacBook Air

The Dell XPS 13 has its aim sighted on the M1 MacBook Air and somehow manages to undercut it.
The faux-leather lid of the ThinkPad Z13.

Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 review: the ThinkPad, evolved

With its faux-leather lid and excellent battery life, the Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 is worth paying attention to.
The Tesla Optimus humanoid robot.

How to watch Tesla’s AI Day tonight and what to expect

Tesla is holding its second AI Day tonight, and a prototype of its humanoid robot is expected to make an appearance.
Panos Panay with a Surface

Microsoft Surface October Event: Surface Pro 9 and everything else we expect

Microsoft has confirmed the date for its upcoming Surface event. Here's everything we're expecting to get announced.
The Eero PoE 6 with the price listed.

These new Eero PoE devices are for serious Wi-Fi setups only

Eero announced two new PoE (power over ethernet) devices at the Amazon hardware event that are for professionals only.
The stage at Intel Innovation keynote.

Intel Innovation 2022: 13th-gen chips, slidable displays, and everything else

Intel's Innovation 2022 keynote was full of interesting announcements, including the anticipated 13th-gen Raptor Lake chips.
Apple CEO, Tim Cook, stands on stage at the September 2021 Fall Apple Event.

Apple October event 2022 expectations: New Macs, iPads, and more

Apple's iPhone 14 event is in the rearview mirror, leaving just one more product showcase in 2022, currently rumored for October.
Four RTX 40-series graphics cards on a black background.

Why the RTX 4080 12GB feels a lot like a rebranded RTX 4070

Nvidia has announced two versions of the RTX 4080. But the more we find out about these two GPUs, the more different they seem.
The RTX 4090 among green stripes.

Here’s why people are so upset about the RTX 4090 and 4080

Nvidia has announced the most powerful new GPUs ever made: the RTX 4090 and 4080? But under the surface, there are some serious problems.
Android App running on a Windows 11 PC

Windows 11 2022 Update: the best new features to try out today

Microsoft has launched the first major update to Windows 11 since launch, and there are lots of interesting features to try out.
The Start Menu pulled up on the Surface Pro 8.

Windows 11’s new update cadence finally makes sense

Microsoft will keep Windows 11 on an annual update cadence, but will also squeeze in smaller feature rollouts throughout the year.
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang with an RTX 4090 graphics card.

Nvidia GTC 2022: RTX 4090, DLSS 3, and everything else announced

The RTX 4090, Drive Concierge, and everything else Nvidia announced at its GTC 2022 keynote.
The LG DualUp monitor with a colorful wallpaper.

LG DualUp review: the ultimate dual-monitor setup?

Having a secondary vertical monitor has become more and more common, and the LG DualUp takes it a step further.
A top down view of the MacBook Pro.

Here’s why waiting for the M2 Max MacBook Pro might not be worth it

An update to the MacBook 14-inch and 16-inch is coming soon. But if you need a laptop now, is it still worth buying last year's model?
The Zenbook Fold 17 and ThinkPad X1 Fold Gen 2 side by side.

Asus Zenbook Fold 17 vs. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold Gen 2: foldable fun

Foldable laptops are an exciting new form factor in the world of laptops, but which of the two is doing it best?
Tim Cook during an Apple presentation on a grass field.

Every product Apple skipped at its iPhone 14 event today

Apple's annual iPhone event is over, but there's still an Apple event rumored for later this year that could include other highly anticipated products.
A top down view of the MacBook Pro.

Here’s why the new MacBook Pro was a no-show at Apple’s event today

The upcoming MacBook Pro update was a complete no-show at Apple iPhone 14 event today, but don't worry: it's coming soon.
The Lenovo Smart Glasses T1 on a head

The best tech of IFA 2022: AR glasses, killer gaming monitors, and more

IFA 2022 may have been a smaller show this year, but some exciting new tech was still able to take the spotlight.
The foldable Zenbook Fold 17 on a desk with its detachable keyboard.

Asus Zenbook Fold 17 review: a foldable PC, done right

The Zenbook Fold 17 might be the first PC with a foldable screen that actually makes sense.
The back of the Alienware x14.

Alienware x14 review: Is thinnest best?

With the Alienware x14, the company tries to make the case for an extremely thin gaming laptop. Does it work?
The XPS 13 with MacBook Air side by side

Dell XPS 13 Plus vs. MacBook Air M2: which is more cutting edge?

The Dell XPS 13 Plus and the MacBook Air M2 are two of the most advanced laptops ever made. But which is better?
The HP Z2 G9 Workstation standing up on a desk.

HP Z2 Mini G9 Workstation review: a serious Mac Studio rival

A PC that's both small and powerful? That's hard to come by, but that's exactly what the HP Z2 mini G9 workstation manages to pull off.
The edge of the Dell XPS 13 Plus' chassis.

Be honest. Your next laptop doesn’t need a headphone jack

Thanks to the Dell XPS 13 Plus, the debate over headphone jacks has returned. But this time, it's different.
The MacBook Air on a table in front of a window.

MacBook Air (M2) review: It’s what Apple has always wanted

The M2 MacBook Air is the laptop Apple has always wanted to make -- and in most cases, it's a rousing success.
Upgrading the Framework Laptop with the components on a table.

I upgraded my Framework Laptop’s CPU in under 15 minutes

With the upgrade to the Intel 12th-gen Mainboard, Framework's vision for upgradable laptops is being realized.
A top-down view of the Razer Blade 14.

Which gaming laptop should buy on Prime Day 2022?

Whether you're looking for something ultra powerful or ultra cheap on Prime Day, these are the gaming laptops to look out for.
HyperX Cloud Mix earbuds and accessories sitting on a table.

The absolute best tech we reviewed last month

Summer starts the season of new tech, and we got a big taste of that this June. Here's the best tech we reviewed last month.
Macbook Air (2022) sits on a desk.

Why the M2 MacBook Air is easily worth the $200 upcharge over the M1

Some say the M1 MacBook Air is fast enough. That might be true, but don't lose sight of just how good the M2 MacBook Air looks.
Acer Swift 7

These are the only laptops thinner than the M2 MacBook Air

The newly announced M2 MacBook Air is incredibly thin at 0.44 inches, but it's not thinnest in the world.
The internals of the old XPS 13 compared to the new one.

How the new Dell XPS 13 borrows phone tech for its radical redesign

The new Dell XPS 13 takes a radical approach to design, but most of the noticeable changes are under the surface.
MacBook Pro 13-inch M2

Apple upgraded its worst MacBook instead of just killing it

Apple has updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chip, even while leaving it with a chassis from 2016.