SCORE A DEEPLY DISCOUNTED LENOVO PC BEFORE HOLIDAY DEALS TURN GRIM

If you want an affordable PC for a gift this year you'd better act quickly, and today Amazon is making it easier. The online retailer...

How to charge your Surface laptop to 100%: Solving the smart charging mystery

HOW TO CHARGE YOUR SURFACE LAPTOP TO 100%: SOLVING THE SMART CHARGING MYSTERY

Microsoft has included a new “smart charging” feature in some new Surface devices, including the Surface Laptop Studio and Surface...

 
 
 

INTEL, AMD, AND NVIDIA AGREE: THE CHIP SHORTAGE ISN'T ENDING ANYTIME SOON

The ongoing chip shortage is causing low stock and high prices for everything from computers to Cameros. And unfortunately, it isn't...

NVIDIA'S GEFORCE NOW FOR EDGE MEANS YOU CAN PLAY YOUR STEAM GAMES ON XBOX

There are a lot of different ways to play PC games on a big-screen TV, but nearly all of them are dependant on at least some kind of...

 
 
 
The story of the Windows XP ‘Bliss' desktop theme-and what it looks like today

THE STORY OF THE WINDOWS XP ‘BLISS' DESKTOP THEME-AND WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE TODAY

Editor's Note: PCWorld originally published this story in 2014. This year, 2021, marks the 20th anniversary of Charles O'Rear's iconic...

MICROSOFT WILL PUSH PC HEALTH CHECK APP TO ALL WINDOWS 10 PCS

Microsoft said last week that it will soon begin pushing its controversial PC Health Check app to all PCs, partly to prepare them for...

 
 
 
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 vs. RTX 3060 Ti: Which GPU should you buy?

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3060 VS. RTX 3060 TI: WHICH GPU SHOULD YOU BUY?

Let the battle of the Nvidia GPU siblings commence! The GeForce RTX 3060 versus the RTX 3060 Ti. First, we'll cover the pricing and...

Here's where you can buy a TPM for Windows 11

HERE'S WHERE YOU CAN BUY A TPM FOR WINDOWS 11

Windows 11 requires a Trusted Platform Module 2.0 as part of its hardware requirements, but only a very select handful of people will...

 
 
 
Best wireless keyboards: Hand-tested reviews of Bluetooth and USB models

BEST WIRELESS KEYBOARDS: HAND-TESTED REVIEWS OF BLUETOOTH AND USB MODELS

The best wireless keyboards do more than free you from a cable. They let you toss the crummy keyboard you got for free with your PC-does...

Best power banks: The top portable chargers for devices

BEST POWER BANKS: THE TOP PORTABLE CHARGERS FOR DEVICES

Anyone who uses a smartphone knows the importance of carrying a backup battery pack. But try searching for one on Amazon, say, and...

 
 
 
Windows 10's big November update is a lot smaller than we're used to

WINDOWS 10'S BIG NOVEMBER UPDATE IS A LOT SMALLER THAN WE'RE USED TO

PC users are all in a tizzy about the shiny new Windows 11 that just dropped earlier this month. But don't forget, Microsoft is still...

THE FULL NERD EP. 194: APPLE M1 MAX, RYZEN'S WINDOWS 11 BUGS

In this episode of The Full Nerd, Gordon Ung , Brad Chacos , and Adam Patrick Murray explain why PC users should-or shouldn't-care...

 
 
 

CHIP SHORTAGES MAY WIPE OUT HOLIDAY PC SALES, INTEL WARNS

Hordes of people turn to Black Friday and other holiday sales for cheap PCs. On Thursday, Intel warned that there might not be many...

How to switch out of Windows 11 S Mode

HOW TO SWITCH OUT OF WINDOWS 11 S MODE

Some low-cost Windows PCs and tablets ship with Windows 11 Home in S Mode as a way to secure the PC and prevent the use of unauthorized...

 
 
 

THIS KILLER ALL-AMD GAMING LAPTOP COSTS HUNDREDS LESS THAN GEFORCE RIVALS

As the weekend turns to intense gaming sessions, let this weekend be your last one wishing for a better rig. Best Buy is selling an...

SCORE THIS HP CHROMEBOOK FOR $99, TODAY ONLY

If you need a new Chromebook for lightweight tasks, it's your lucky day. Today only, Best Buy is selling an 11.6-inch HP Chromebook...

 
 
 

WINDOWS 11 UPDATE FIXES RYZEN L3 PERF BUG

Microsoft has officially fixed an L3 cache performance bug that has been vexing AMD Ryzen owners since the release of the new OS. The...

Auto HDR deep-dive: How and why to use Windows 11's eye-catching game feature

AUTO HDR DEEP-DIVE: HOW AND WHY TO USE WINDOWS 11'S EYE-CATCHING GAME FEATURE

Windows 11 brings Auto HDR, first introduced on the Xbox Series X|S consoles, to the PC. The feature promises to make older titles...

 
 
 
What Apple's new M1 Max MacBook Pro means for the PC's USB-C future

WHAT APPLE'S NEW M1 MAX MACBOOK PRO MEANS FOR THE PC'S USB-C FUTURE

The future of portable PC gaming will be built around USB-C charging, and surprisingly, there are a lot of hints in Apple's new M1...

THE CHIP SHORTAGE IS HURTING INTEL LAPTOP SALES NOW, TOO

Intel said Thursday that its PC business was hurt by the worldwide chip shortage, as its customers weren't able to sell as many laptops...

 
 
 



Facebook teases massive metaverse-related changes on the horizon

Facebook teases massive metaverse-related changes on the horizon

This could be the last time Facebook reports under "Facebook" ahead of its name change. What you need to know Facebook announces its Q3 2021 financial earnings. The company... Read more ...

Facebook says it's refocusing company on ‘serving young adults'

Facebook says it's refocusing company on ‘serving young adults'

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he's redirected teams within his company to “make serving young adults their north star.” The comment... Read more ...

Nintendo Switch Online officially gets N64 and Sega Genesis games tonight

Nintendo Switch Online officially gets N64 and Sega Genesis games tonight

Last month, Nintendo made the surprise reveal that a selection of N64 and Sega Genesis games are heading to its Switch Online service. Now, that day has come. While Nintendo... Read more ...

FTC Study Confirms ISPs Collect a Scary Amount of Your Personal Data

FTC Study Confirms ISPs Collect a Scary Amount of Your Personal Data

Servers with CAT 5 cables on racks in a large computer server farm. Frustration with Big Tech is reaching a crescendo, and we could be headed for legislative efforts to reduce... Read more ...

Alien hunters have an update on a mysterious signal from the nearest...

Breakthrough Listen scientists took a closer look at data picked up when they pointed a high-powered telescope at Proxima Centauri. Read more ...

Stellantis and Samsung SDI form battery joint venture - Roadshow

Together, the two companies will manufacture battery cells in North America to power the automaker's vehicle-electrification plans. Read more ...

Facebook Papers: Here are the biggest takeaways from the leaked documents - CNET

A trove of leaked company documents supports ongoing criticism and mistrust of Facebook. Read more ...

HomePod and HomePod mini get Apple Music lossless: How to enable it

HomePod and HomePod mini get Apple Music lossless: How to enable it

In October 2021, Apple rolled out an update for the HomePod and HomePod mini speakers, adding support for Apple Music lossless playback and Dolby Atmos spatial audio. It's a... Read more ...

Daily Crunch: New productivity app Routine manages note-taking and task...

Daily Crunch: New productivity app Routine manages note-taking and task management

To get a roundup of TechCrunch's biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here . Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for... Read more ...

Max Q: Nanoracks, Voyager and Lockheed Martin plan commercial space station

Max Q: Nanoracks, Voyager and Lockheed Martin plan commercial space station

And welcome back to Max Q. The era of commercial space stations is here. Read on for news from Nanoracks, Voyager and Lockheed Martin on their plans to launch a space station... Read more ...