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  • This week in games: Henry Cavill takes The Witcher to late night, Rune II controversy gets spicy
    Last week I was too busy eating to care about news. Cows wearing VR headsets? Neat. BioWare wants to remind everyone that Dragon Age 4 exists? Fascinating. Now pass the mashed potatoes, please.But we’re back for a few short weeks before year’s end, and I’ve returned to my weekly news-gathering duties despite suffering from some […]
  • Best gaming keyboards: Our picks for the top budget, mid-tier, and RGB boards
    Choosing a gaming keyboard is a matter of personal taste. To that point, there are a plethora of options, with a dizzying mix of features. One person could be into Cherry Browns and white backlighting. Another might favor Razer Greens and a rippling RGB glow. Gigantic wrist pads, compact shapes, numeric keypads, macro keys, volume […]
  • A year in, the Epic Games Store's fight against Steam has made PC gaming better for everyone
    A year ago, I wrote these words: “Epic Games is creating a Steam rival and Valve should be scared.” And for good reason: The Epic Games Store debuted December 6, 2018 and upended the PC gaming market. Valve, once unassailable, suddenly seemed very vulnerable. Flush with Fortnite money, Epic provided the first real competition to […]
  • Hallelujah! Google Keep notes and lists are finally coming to Google Assistant
    After years of promises, changes, and utter confusion involving what should be a staple feature of all assistants, Google appears to finally be rolling out the ability to create and manage notes and lists using Google Assistant. Yeah, we can’t believe it either.A short history: When Google Assistant launched back in 2016, it offered the […]
  • Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition review: This stripped-down plank is laser-focused on 'pro' features
    About a year ago we reviewed the Razer Huntsman Elite, arguably the first mainstream foray into optical keyboard switches. And uh...the only one, really. Optical switches still haven’t made much headway against traditional mechanical keyboards.Razer is doubling down though, introducing the Huntsman Tournament Edition for 2019. Like the rest of Razer’s Tournament Edition boards, the Huntsman […]
  • Hands on with the Snapdragon 8c and 7c, Qualcomm's value-PC play
    Let’s be honest: We’re a bit skeptical of the new Snapdragon 7c and 8c story, Qualcomm’s latest expansion of its Snapdragon Compute lineup into cheaper markets. But we had a chance to play around with them, and they’re...fine?At the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit in Maui, Hawaii, the company offered reporters a chance to try out […]
  • 20 gorgeous PC games that will punish your graphics card
    Pixel-pushing, PC-melting graphical firepowerImage by Gordon Mah Ung/Rob SchultzSo you built yourself a brand-new gaming rig, you’ve slotted your sweet new graphics card into the PCIe slot, you’ve sealed up the case, and you’ve heard it all POST—congrats! Now it’s time to throw games at your fresh build until it breaks, then cry at the thought that if […]
  • Amazon Echo Buds review: An excellent value plagued by small annoyances
    They sound pretty good. They have active noise reduction. They let you summon a digital assistant hands-free. They are relatively comfortable and not too big. And the Echo Buds true wireless earbuds from Amazon only cost $129. What’s the catch?The catch, besides an obvious and expected bent toward Alexa and Amazon services, is that these […]
  • XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT Thicc III Ultra review: A roaring muscle car, barely heard
    The XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT Thicc III Ultra takes the delicious muscle car-evoking design of its namesake and tunes it into something even more kick-ass.We enjoyed the original XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT Thicc II Ultra, which only launched in September. But while XFX’s throwback Double Dissipation aesthetic was alluring, the graphics card wasn’t […]
  • Cord cutting: A beginner's guide
    How to cut the cord: All the devices, services, and knowledge you need to ditch cable and save money.
  • Chamberlain myQ Smart Garage Hub review: The smart garage controller to beat is also the least expensive
    This wire-free smart controller doesn’t just work well, it’s also priced to move (just be aware of the cost to control a second door opener).
  • Best Android phones 2019: What should you buy?
    Choosing the best Android phone for you is a big decision. The Android universe is teeming with options, from super-expensive flagship phones to more affordable models that make a few calculated compromises, to models expressly designed for, say, great photography. Chances are that whichever phone you buy, you’ll keep it for at least two years. So we’ve […]
  • Best Android phones 2019: What should you buy?
    Looking for the best value in an Android phone, the best for photography, or the best at everything? We've tested them all and have our top picks right here. ( read this article in full, please click here
  • Qualcomm's Snapdragon 7c and 8c aim for low-end and midrange PCs
    Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 7c and 8c at its Snapdragon Technology Summit in Maui, Hawaii. The chips, two derivatives of the Snapdragon 8cx, will provide opportunities for cheaper PCs to take advantage of the Snapdragon 8cx’s advantages: fanless platforms, long battery life and constant connectivity.It's a gutsy move. Qualcomm's premium Snapdragon 8cx PC processor has […]
  • Qualcomm's Snapdragon XR2 platform takes aim at true mixed reality
    Qualcomm will use its newly announced Snapdragon chips to take another swing at the mixed reality market, adding 5G to the mix with the Snapdragon XR2 platform.Announced at its Snapdragon Technology Summit in Maui, Hawaii, Qualcomm said it believes that the on-device horsepower of the recent Snapdragon chips, combined with the “edge cloud” capabilities of […]
  • Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865: Four of its best new features
    Qualcomm described the Snapdragon 865 in detail on Wednesday, with a long list of new features that included 5G, PC-like gaming features, high-resolution camera imagery, and much more.At the Snapdragon Technology Summit in Maui, Hawaii, Qualcomm set up a demo room where we could go hands-on with some of the features. We took the opportunity […]
  • Why the Snapdragon 765, not the 865, will make the biggest impact on 2020 Android phones
    Every year about this time, Qualcomm trots out its newest flagship processor and we all ooh and aah over the potential. Speed boosts! Battery efficiencies! Graphics boosts!I expected this year to bring more of the same, and for the most part, it does. The Snapdragon 865 is a predictable upgrade over the 855, bringing 25-percent […]
  • Best smart lock for a keyless home
    Keys are yesterday’s tech, your smart home needs a smart door lock.
  • Yale Assure Lever with Connected by August review: Yale lets you ditch its own app for August’s
    Alas, Yale’s hardware and August’s wireless technology make for truly unhappy bedfellows.
  • HP Spectre x360 13t Review: A thin-and-light that hasn't taken away all the good stuff
    HP’s latest Spectre x360 13t has something to say to other thin-and-light laptops, which, it seems, are all about taking good things away from you. Keyboards with travel, USB Type-A ports, and even the opportunity to replace your SSD are features that have all gone by the wayside in some of Dell and Apple’s newest […]