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How to use a Chromebook: 10 must-know tips, tricks, and tools for beginners

Chromebooks are dead-simple to use, but just like any PC a little tweaking makes your experience that much better. When Google first introduced Chromebooks in

Linux phones need to succeed and it isn’t just about privacy

Android and iOS may be the mobile platforms today but there have always been attempts to push other horses into the race. Most of them

Creative T100 review: These desktop speakers deliver superb sound from multiple sources

Music, movies and video games all get an audio upgrade thanks to multiple connectivity options. Creative’s T100 is the latest in the companies much-loved T-series of

You can’t do real work on Android, at least not all of it

While not an Apple hater, I personally prefer more open or at least less restrictive platforms and devices. That primarily translates to Linux and open

Unlock blazing-fast PCIe 4 speeds with these killer X570 motherboard deals for AMD Ryzen CPUs

An AMD X570 motherboard for around $100? That’s the magic of Black Friday. Third-generation Ryzen CPUs kick so much butt that AMD snatched the desktop crown

List of all GeForce RTX 2070 and RTX 2070 Max-Q laptops – reviews, specs, prices

RTX 2070 is a very good performer in the mobile segment. Cheaper than RTX 2080, but at the same time delivers enough performance for a

AMD ascending: How 3rd-gen Ryzen CPUs snatched the computing crown from Intel

For the first time in 15 years, AMD’s processors rule desktop computing. Here’s how Ryzen managed to overturn Intel’s long-held dominance. Monday, November 26, 2019

PinePhone Linux phone can somewhat run regular Linux desktop apps

When smartphones first arrived, it was perhaps not that strange that the devices ran programs that were vastly different from the ones our computers. The

Dell G5 Gaming Desktop review: Dorm room gaming done right

The mid-size tower is the Goldilocks of desktops. The size provides ample space for tinkering and upgrading without entirely commandeering your desk surface. But Dell’s

List of all GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Max-Q laptops – reviews, specs, prices

At the beginning of the year, NVIDIA introduced the mobile version of the RTX 2080 which is a true beast in terms of performance. This

2019 buying guide: Best cameras for kids

Whether you’re looking for a nearly unbreakable camera that your toddler can throw against the wall, or something for an older child who’s keen to

Alienware Aurora R10 Ryzen Edition review: A new dawn for AMD

The tide is shifting. Just a few years ago, the premise of the new Aurora R10 would sound outrageous. A gaming PC without an Intel

HDMI vs. DisplayPort: Which display interface reigns supreme?

They standards are more alike than different, but one is common to TVs and the other is typically found only on PCs. The HDMI audio/video

macOS Catalina: How to make your iPhone and iPad appear on the Desktop

The Finder needs a slight adjustment to make items appear. With the death of iTunes in macOS, Apple shunted access to connected iPhones and iPads

Mac Mini vs. MacBook Air

Picking the right Mac for you isn’t an easy task. Do you want a laptop or a desktop? Something lightweight with long battery life or

Why you might see a new “Data” disk in Catalina

MacOS now splits the operating system and data files into two volumes, but they should never appear on the desktop. Apple took system protection to

AMD unleashes 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs on Intel: Pricing and Specs

AMD has revealed its newest 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors, adding a release date to the chips the company says are its most potent desktop

Gigabyte AORUS RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Box is a water-cooled graphics dock

You may have started hearing about gaming smartphones that boast about some form of water-cooling (technically vapor), but the real titleholders in water-cooled systems are

Mac Pro (2019) could be here sooner than we thought

Apple could be preparing for the imminent launch of the Mac Pro (2019) desktop computer, after its most powerful macOS machine ever cleared regulators in the United

Hands-on: Tamron’s new 24mm and 35mm Di III OSD M1:2 are featherweight options for Sony shooters

Tamron just announced a trio of featherweight full-frame lenses for Sony E-mount, each of which weighs less than eight ounces and offers a 1:2 macro

Intel Core i9-9900KS Special Edition launch details are finally here

Some people complain about the gap in time between a smartphone announcement and its availability but those have nothing on Intel when it comes to

Intel Core i9-9900KS: The ‘world’s best gaming desktop processor’ will soon get better

Intel confirmed it will launch the new 9th Generation Intel Core i9-9900KS Special Edition processor on 30 October.  When compared to the standard Intel Core

How to create a local account in Windows 10

Windows 10 doesn’t make it easy or obvious to create a secondary local account, but all it really takes is looking for the fine print.

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 vs Mac Pro: Can a thin, light laptop take down Apple’s still-sold desktop?

Apple’s revamped Mac Pro is on its way, but for now, its ‘trash can’ still rules the MacOS roost. We’ll be honest with you: We

iFi ZEN DAC Released- Be At One With Your Music

Trailing right behind the ZEN Blue hi-res Bluetooth streamer is iFi’s new ZEN DAC. Priced at an affordable $129, the ZEN is a desktop USB

When fast-ish is fast enough: in praise of F1.8 lenses

Going back decades, well-heeled amateur and hobbyist photographers have lusted after fast prime lenses. Partly this is just human nature. In the days when most

AMD Radeon RX 5500: AMD announces new Full HD graphics card

AMD has announced the Radeon RX 5500 Series, a new lineup of desktop and mobile graphics cards designed specifically for 1080p gaming.  The Radeon RX

Sony a9 II has a refined design and more pro-oriented features

Sony has introduced the a9 II, which adds a host of features for the working professional, along with a refined design largely borrowed from the

Oculus Connect 6: Significant Oculus Quest upgrades could render the Rift obsolete

Facebook didn’t announce any new hardware at Oculus Connect 6, but it revealed key Oculus Quest improvements and a big-budget Medal of Honor VR reboot.

Asus ROG Mothership review

Asus has been long known to make some interesting looking laptops and PCs. Their ROG lineup regularly features impressive specifications, RGB lights aplenty, and price