After 6 months, Windows 11 is still playing catch up to Windows 10. Five reasons to buy a desktop PC versus a laptop. Which Wi-Fi router looks the most like a spaceship? Alienware AW3423DW review. Read the May issue today!
Intel’s long-anticipated Arc GPUs arrive in laptops, loaded with enticing features • Let the battle begin.
New Windows 11 feature blitz: File Explorer is finally getting tabs • Sets has reemerged, five years later.
Chrome’s latest feature gives your browser a privacy checkup • The Privacy Guide will appear in a Chrome update soon.
When will Windows 11 stop screwing up the little things? • Microsoft seems oblivious to the importance of efficiency.
The future of PSUs is here: Intel’s ATX 3.0 powers monster 600W graphics cards • A new 12+4-pin power connection for PCIe 5 cards delivers up to 600 watts on one rail.
OnePlus 10 Pro: Three reasons to get it (and one reason why most people won’t) • With the 10 Pro, OnePlus continues down a tricky path.
Sony reveals its Game Pass alternative… and Microsoft has nothing to worry about • PlayStation Plus is still heavily invested in console hardware.
The SSDs of the future will be so fast, they might need active fans • An SSD manufacturer says we’re hitting a wall in terms of speed and heat management.
Alienware AW3423DW: Quantum dot OLED renders rival monitors obsolete • Gamers, don’t hesitate. Alienware’s AW3423DW is a dark, brooding beast you’ll want to tame.
The best free VPN: It’s important to choose wisely • VPNs are best when they’re paid for, but if a premium account isn’t in the cards then here are our top recommendations for a free service.
Acer Swift 3: A big screen on a modest budget • The Swift 3 is the perfect laptop for writers and students.
TP-Link GX90: A supremely powerful gaming router • It skips the bells and whistles and is all the better for it.
TeamViewer: Easy, free remote connectivity software • TeamViewer is reliable, fast, and free for occasional private use. It’s also friendly for newbies.
Cyber Acoustics CA-2890 speaker bar: Surprisingly good for $25 • If your needs match this speaker’s strengths, you won’t notice its weaknesses.
AFTER 6 MONTHS, WINDOWS 11 IS STILL PLAYING CATCH UP TO WINDOWS 10 • THERE JUST AREN’T ENOUGH NEW, WORTHY FEATURES TO JUSTIFY UPGRADING FROM WINDOWS 10 TO WINDOWS 11. TO BE FAIR, THOUGH, MICROSOFT IS TRYING.
5 REASONS TO BUY A DESKTOP PC INSTEAD OF A LAPTOP • BEFORE YOU BUY A NEW LAPTOP, TAKE A MOMENT TO CONSIDER THE BENEFITS OF A DEDICATED DESKTOP COMPUTER.
WHICH WI-FI ROUTER LOOKS THE MOST LIKE AN EVIL ALIEN SPACESHIP? • DESIGNS FOR GAMING ROUTERS HAVE GOTTEN REALLY FAMILIAR LATELY.
How to find the recovery key for your encrypted Windows 11 PC • This info applies to both Windows 11 Home and Windows 11 Pro users.
How to block (and unblock) someone on Facebook • Is someone bugging the heck out of you on Facebook? Here’s how to block ‘em.
Your phone sounds terrible. Use this trick for clearer calls instead • You may already be using one of these apps, which makes the transition even simpler.
TechSpotlight • A video showcase of the latest trends