Michael Crider

Michael Crider

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order. In his spare time he writes novels and fails to publish them.

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How long does your laptop last on a charge? Here’s how to find out

Finding exact values for laptop battery life is tricky. Here's what to know about precise battery measurement.

Are your PC games a slideshow? Here’s how to smooth them

Are your PC games running poorly? Here are tricks we've found that work well to keep your games optimized.

Intel Core i3 vs. Core i5 CPUs

If you're an Intel fan, the Core i3 vs Core i5 debate is a major one when buying a new CPU. Which prevails?

Get to the task with Windows 10’s Task View and Aero Snap

These features are essential if you need to flip back and forth between multiple applications or windows.

How to control your computer from your phone

Controlling your PC with your phone can feel like science-fiction, but it's easily doable with these apps.
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Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Chromebook review

Lenovo’s ThinkPad 13 comes in a simpler and cheaper Chromebook version, but its lower price tag can’t make up for the limitations of the platform.