Best hardware and software of 2022. How Mastodon and federated services put social networks in the people’s hands. Why you can’t trust Twitter right now. 5 must-know GeForce RTX 4080 details.
A lot can change in 40 years.
Don’t get scammed: Why you can’t trust Elon Musk’s Twitter right now • Parody and fake accounts have always existed on Twitter, but this kind of mayhem takes all that to a different level.
Google Chrome is a memory hog, but it’s going on a diet • Chrome’s upcoming memory and energy savings will be on by default.
Game over? FTC sues to block Microsoft’s $69 billion Activision Blizzard takeover • Proposed $69 billion acquisition would harm consumers, FTC says.
Your laptop’s battery life may be dropping faster than you think • One test showed a laptop’s battery life dropping by as much as two and a half hours in about a year’s time.
ChatGPT is the dazzling, scary future of AI chatbots • This feels like what Google, Siri, and Alexa hope to be one day.
Chrome now supports passkeys, the password killer • Chrome will support passkeys on Windows, Android, and iOS.
Windows 11’s borked gaming performance is mostly fixed, Microsoft says • If you’re suddenly seeing that big update hit your desktop, that’s why!
If your kids love Roblox, check their browser for this malware • The popular SearchBlox Chrome extension appears to be harvesting user data for potential digital theft.
5 must-know GeForce RTX 4080 details: Overpriced by $500 • The RTX 4080’s performance went up over the RTX 3080, but its price went up waaaaaaaaaay more.
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX and XT: Move over, RTX 4080 • These cards make the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 look silly.
HP Spectre x360 14: OLED makes a great 2-in-1 even better • Lovely as always.
Perfect Backup: Perfect? No, but darn close • This free file and folder backup program is far more versatile than the integrated Windows File History, even backing up to popular online services.
Acer Predator CG48: A great 48-inch OLED monitor • Watch out, LG—Acer’s OLED has arrived.
Acer Chromebook Vero 514: Sustainability never looked so good • The first of its kind.
THE BEST PC HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE OF 2022 • THE BEST OF THE BEST, AS CHOSEN BY THE PCWORLD EDITORS.
HOW MASTODON AND FEDERATED SERVICES PUT SOCIAL NETWORKS IN THE PEOPLE’S HANDS • TWITTER’S TROUBLES SPARK A NEW OLD-SCHOOL REVOLUTION.
How to use two-factor authentication to lock down your accounts the right way • The best 2FA methods don’t depend on a phone number. Here’s what to use instead.
How to add check boxes to Microsoft Word documents • Are you making a list and checking it twice?
Is gigabit internet worth it? Only if you meet these 3 criteria • You’ll probably be fine with much slower speeds.
The Steam Deck’s button mapper is the best feature you’re not using • How to make pretty much any PC title work with a game controller.
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