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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Lenovo’s ThinkPad 13 Chromebook looks good on paper, but its annoyances add up

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.
Computing

Play the latest PC games for less with these awesome Steam Machines

The best SteamOS computer for you might not technically be a Steam Machine branded by Valve. Here are the best options on the market, from low-cost streamers to wildly overpowered rigs.
Gaming

Nintendo should bring these series back as mobile games

Nintendo doesn't seem interested in bringing its biggest franchises to Android and iOS... but it doesn't need to. Here are ten neglected Nintendo properties that deserve a second chance as mobile games.
Computing

Check out these four unusual alternatives to gaming keyboards

Do you want some more gaming keyboard to go alongside your gaming keyboard? You're in luck. There's a small but awesome selection of left-handed keyboards that add more buttons than you'll know what to do with.
Computing

Is your PC feeling its age? These upgrades can give it new life

Most of the time an older computer can do everything you need. If you'd like to get than new PC smell without emptying your checking account, there are some cheap and easy upgrades that can improve performance and make it feel fresh again.
Product Review

The Naga Hex V2 is a niche product, but it serves its niche well.

Razer has updated its Hex, which now (strangely) has seven buttons. That change makes it even better for gamers who love League of Legends and its ilk, but at what cost?