PCs of tomorrow are here. Dangers lurking in old USB-C cables. RIP Google Stadia. SSDs are more reliable. Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 review. Intel's Arc GPUs. Advanced Windows search tips.
RIP, Stadia: Google gives up its game-streaming ghost • Stadia will shut down in January, giving hardware and software refunds to players.
Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 9 hides an Arm option and cool features • The Surface Pro X lives on in Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 9 and its choice of Core or Arm chips.
Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 5 adds Thunderbolt and Intel’s latest CPUs • Wave goodbye to AMD’s Ryzen chip for this gen of Microsoft’s laptop.
Google’s first Pixel Watch is also the ultimate Fitbit • The pricey smartwatch includes all of Fitbit’s most popular features, but that 24-hour battery life presents a high hurdle.
USB logos finally make sense, thanks to a redesign • For years it’s been obvious this change was needed.
Testing shows SSDs are now more reliable than hard drives • Backblaze tested thousands of SSDs for four years, and the results are surprising.
Google has unveiled a wave of cloud-gaming Chromebooks • Acer, Asus, and Lenovo are shipping gaming Chromebooks backed by free trials of Amazon Luna+ and GeForce Now.
Intel unleashes 13th-gen Core CPUs with more cores, face-melting speeds • Intel’s Core i9-13900K offers eight more cores and 600MHz more turbo boost speed than its 12th-gen predecessor.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090: Fantastically, futuristically fast • The monstrous GeForce RTX 4090 delivers luxuriously fast frame rates and futuristic features, but DLSS 3 may be the real star.
6 essential things to know about AMD’s Ryzen 7000 processors • AMD wrestles the top spot from Intel with an impressive set of benchmark results, but it may not get to hang on to its win for long.
Don’t buy Intel’s Arc graphics cards without knowing these 7 key details • The future of discrete graphics cards looks exciting and full of interesting competition.
Windows 11 2022 Update: Subtle upgrades in weird places • Microsoft’s new rollout schedule means these problems can be fixed.
Monoprice 24-inch CrystalPro: A budget monitor with accurate color • A no-frills option for the budget-conscious.
The best ultraportables: Best overall, best battery life, and more • It’s important to travel light.
WE TESTED 43 OLD USB-C TO USB-A CABLES—1 WAS GREAT, 10 WERE DANGEROUS • HERE’S WHY YOU MAY WANT TO DESTROY YOUR ENTIRE COLLECTION OF USB-C TO USB-A CABLES.
WHY I SWITCHED TO BITWARDEN FOR MY PASSWORD MANAGER • BITWARDEN IS A GREAT FREE OPTION FOR PASSWORD MANAGEMENT, ESPECIALLY WITH SOME SETTINGS TWEAKS.
Can’t find that file? These Windows Search tips can help • Use indexing, File Explorer, and even Photos to beef up Windows’ search capabilities.
How to remove your browser’s auto-fill data • Declare auto-fill bankruptcy and get a fresh start on password and credit card settings.
Clean crapware off your PC in minutes with this free app • Bulk Crap Uninstaller is much more efficient than Microsoft’s “Add or remove programs” tool.
10 Chrome keyboard shortcuts you absolutely should know • Ctrl + Shift + T saves my bacon daily.
Tech Spotlight • A video showcase of the latest trends