Matthew S. Smith

Matthew S. Smith

Matthew S. Smith is a Senior Editor at Digital Trends. He's responsible for overseeing the Computing, Gaming, and Emerging Tech sections, each of which is lead by an Associate Editor or Section Editor. In addition to more than 10 years of experience in tech journalism, Matt has appeared in hundreds of videos (both live and recorded) and has interviewed executives from numerous companies including AMD, IBM, and Intel.

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Here's what you need to play games and watch movies in 4K on your PC

4K display tech is now cheaper than ever, but there's more to running stuff at such a high display resolution than just handing over the dough for a 4K-equipped display. Here's what you need to run 4K.
Gaming

Path of Exile’s Synthesis expansion arrives in March, brings new way to progress

Grinding Gear Games announced Synthesis, the newest expansion to online action-RPG Path of Exile. The expansion adds a new map meta-game, new items, and balance changes that improve the lives of wizards.
Computing

In 2019, laptops are better than ever. Here are the best of the best

The best laptop should be one that checks all the boxes: Great battery life, beautiful design, and top-notch performance. The laptops we've chosen for our best laptops you can buy do all that — and throw in some extra features while…

Persistent

Video games are a lifestyle. The most popular games offer an alternative existence that can be accessed and enjoyed for months, years, even decades. Persistent examines how today's always-on, always-accessible, always-relevant games are…
Gaming

Apex Legends proves battle royale is no fad. In fact, it’s just getting started

Apex Legends came out of nowhere to take the top spot as battle royale in 2019, and it now looks as if it'll be the biggest game of the year. Its sudden success proves the battle royale fad still has plenty of life left in it.
Computing

Is your PC slow? Here's how to restore Windows 10 to factory settings

Computers rarely work as well after they accumulate files and misconfigure settings. Thankfully, with this guide, you'll be able to restore your PC to its original state by learning how to factory reset Windows.