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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Intel Core i3 vs. Core i5 CPUs

If you're an Intel fan, the Core i3 versus Core i5 debate is a major one when buying a new CPU. There are higher clocks and more cores to be found in the i5s, but can i3s suffice for your needs? Let's find out.
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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.

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.

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.

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.
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Razer Naga Hex V2 review

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?