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 2020-02-22 15:06 

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Bethesda just pulled its games from Nvidia's GeForce Now, and that sucks...

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Just one day after Nvidia announced that GeForce Now crossed 1 million users and teased that more than 1,500 games are sitting in its onboarding queue, the company said that all Bethesda games but one w...

 2020-02-21 17:25 

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Nvidia's GeForce Now hits 1 million users after two weeks, pledges day-one Cyberpunk 2077 support...

Nvidia's cloud gaming service may have spent years incubating in beta, but it seems the wait was worth it. Mere weeks after GeForce Now's formal launch , the company announced that over one million gamers have signed up to play their PC games anyw...

 2020-02-21 14:52 

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Galaxy S20: 10 tips and tidbits you need to know before you preorder...

Update 2/21: The Galaxy S20 is now available for preorder. Check out the best deals here. Samsung's new series of S20 phones go up for preorder this week, and if you plan on buying one, you already know all about the giant screens, eye-popping cameras...

 2020-02-21 14:48 

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How to preorder the Samsung Galaxy S20 without spending an arm and a leg...

For those of you who have been counting the days until you could preorder a Galaxy S20, the wait is finally over. Starting today, you can get in line to own Samsung's newest high-priced premium phone when they hit shelves on Friday, March 6. But befor...

 2020-02-21 11:00 

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Cooler Master's newest ARGB case is straightforward and affordable...

Among the cases we saw at CES, Cooler Master's MB311L was one of several that particularly caught our attention. The compact micro-ATX tower sports an airflow-oriented design, a tempered glass panel, and two 120mm ARGB fans for a surprising price of $...

 2020-02-21 11:00 

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Corsair K95 Platinum XT review: A lot of keyboard for a lot of money...

In 2017 Corsair put out the most ostentatious keyboard I'd ever seen, the K95 RGB Platinum. I dubbed it " the luxury sedan of keyboards ," a nod to its desk-dominating size and captivating lighting—and its eye-watering $200 price tag. Th...

 2020-02-20 20:04 

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Best VPN services: Reviews and buying advice...

Choosing the right virtual private network (VPN) service is no simple task. A VPN should keep your internet usage private and secure, but not every service handles your data in the same way. Just look at the critiques of notable computer security experts ...

 2020-02-20 18:33 

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Microsoft tasks its Defender antimalware with securing corporate Android and iOS phones...

While malware writers have attacked PCs because of their popularity and large attack surfaces, Android and iOS phones aren't immune—and Microsoft, recognizing this, plans to offer Microsoft Defender for both platforms. Though Microsoft apparentl...

 2020-02-20 16:00 

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How to use (and steady) 100X Space Zoom on Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra...

You don't need to look too far to see the Galaxy S20 Ultra's most incredible new feature . It's literally printed on the back: 100X Space Zoom. If you've decided to buy one for $1,400, you already know the drill. The Galaxy S20 Ultra can z...

 2020-02-20 11:00 

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Galaxy S20: 10 tips and tidbits you need to know about Samsung's new flagships...

Samsung's new series of S20 phones go up for preorder this week, and if you plan on buying one, you already know all about the giant screens, eye-popping cameras, and gorgeous design. But there are a few features deep down on the list that you might n...

 2020-02-20 11:00 

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OVPN 2020 review: An excellent VPN with a focus on privacy...

OVPN in brief: P2P allowed: Yes Business location: Stockholm, Sweden Number of servers: 83 Number of country locations: 14 Cost: $84 per year VPN protocol: OpenVPN Data encryption: AES-256-GCM (OpenVPN 2.4 and up) Data authentication: DHE using RSA with 4...

 2020-02-19 19:29 

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This insightful Intel video explains how CPUs are made, in words you can actually understand...

Yes, computer processors work. But have you ever wondered how they work? Today, Intel published a fascinating animated video outlining "key concepts and their roles in chip manufacturing." The chatty "Chip" spokesprocessor that walks you t...

 2020-02-19 19:10 

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 screens are cracking, some users say...

An unknown number of Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 notebooks have developed cracks in their screens that the owners say spontaneously occurred. A collection of links compiled to enthusiast Barb Bowman point to complaints across social media and other online ...

 2020-02-19 16:50 

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The Full Nerd ep. 126: Nvidia's unbuyable Cyberpunk GPU, Asus blames AMD, why eGPU?...

In this episode of The Full Nerd, Brad Chacos , Alaina Yee , and Adam Patrick Murray dive deep into the latest graphics cards news. First, we dig into Nvidia's just-revealed Cyberpunk 2077 -themed GeForce RTX 2080 Ti , which you can win, but can't...

 2020-02-19 16:00 

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Hands on: Microsoft's Office app for Android is tuned for the smartphone generation...

Microsoft's mobile version of Office for Android and iOS is distinctly unlike the company's Office app for Windows 10. While the latter seems little more than a gateway to your recently-used documents, our hands-on time with the mobile app shows a...

 2020-02-19 15:00 

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We build a capable $300 gaming PC. Believe it!...

The glamour in PC gaming surrounds headliners like AMD's 3950X, Intel's 9900K, and Nvidia's RTX 2080 Ti, but many people live on the opposite end of the spectrum when it comes to their budgets. So if you don't have much to spend on a PC, A...

 2020-02-19 11:30 

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HP Envy 13 review: A slim, light, and inexpensive workhorse with discrete graphics...

There's a lot to like about the HP Envy 13, starting with its super-slim design, its bright 4K display, its comfy keypad and impressive quad-core performance. The Envy 13 also manages to pack in a discrete GPU and respectable battery life, all for a v...

 2020-02-19 11:02 

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The best free antivirus for 2020: Keep your PC safe without spending a dime...

We spend a lot of time looking at the best paid antivirus suites on this site, but we don't spend a lot of time talking about free antivirus solutions. Part of the reason is that the free versions are based on their paid counterparts. If you see a pai...

 2020-02-18 17:01 

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Asus blames AMD guidelines for high ROG Strix Radeon RX 5700 temperatures, announces fix...

The Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 5700 XT is one of the most premium custom RX 5700 XT models around, pairing a top-end PCB with the company's beastly bespoke cooler and a hefty overclock. But it's been plagued by a worrisome issue: overheating. Numero...

 2020-02-18 15:48 

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You can't buy Nvidia's ultra-rare GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Cyberpunk 2077 Edition, but you can win it...

Nvidia's back with another drop-dead gorgeous themed graphics card, but unlike the Star Wars Titan Xp Collector's Edition , the new one won't cost an arm and a leg. That's because you can't even buy the ultra-rare GeForce RTX 2080 Ti C...

 2020-02-18 11:30 

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How to create and customize tables in Microsoft Word...

Creating tables in Microsoft Word used to be so annoying that most people just did it in Excel, then imported it into Word. It's worth giving Word 2013's table tools a try, though, because the process is easier, and there are some new graphical op...

 2020-02-18 11:00 

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MSI Prestige 14 review: Workhorse power in a thin-and-light shell...

All laptops are a compromise in design and MSI's Prestige 14 is no different. Even so, there's a lot to love about what is likely the most powerful laptop in its class. We're not exaggerating. The Prestige 14 packs a 6-core Comet Lake Core i7-...

 2020-02-17 14:01 

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Use your TV as a computer monitor: Everything you need to know...

You're not the first person who's wondered what it would be like to have a giant desktop monitor. Think of all the multi-tasking and immersive gaming you could manage if you had a 50- or 60-inch monitor instead of a standard 24-inch monitor! But y...

 2020-02-15 19:49 

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If the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X live up to the hype, $500 is a steal...

Sony caused quite a stir this week, as reports emerged (originating with Bloomberg Tech ) about the cost of the PlayStation 5. Not the price consumers will pay, but the price Sony is paying, which is reportedly $450 per machine. Consoles are typically los...

 2020-02-14 20:16 

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Report: Microsoft Surface Book 3, Surface Go 2 could debut this spring...

Microsoft has scheduled a long-overdue refresh of the Surface Book and Surface Go lineup for this spring, according to a report, which also claims the Surface Book 3 and Surface Go 2 won't deviate much from their current designs. According to Petri , ...

 2020-02-14 15:12 

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How to buy the perfect PC case...

No matter whether you treat your computer as the centerpiece of your home office or just stuff it under your desk, buying the right PC case matters . At a minimum, you want to pick a PC case that's the right size for your needs and has room for all yo...

 2020-02-14 11:33 

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If the Galaxy S20 phones are too expensive for you, blame the Samsung Tax...

If you'd told me two years ago that Samsung would be selling a phone that starts at $1,400, I wouldn't have believed you. At the time, you could get a Galaxy S9 with the latest Snapdragon processor, a Quad HD OLED screen, and a headphone jack for ...

 2020-02-13 21:48 

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Broadcom ships the first Wi-Fi 6E chip for mobile devices, paving the way for new 6GHz networks...

Broadcom has announced what it's calling the first Wi-Fi 6E chip for mobile devices, supporting 160MHz-wide channels in the 6GHz wireless spectrum that the FCC could soon open up for use in the United States. The dedicated bandwidth will add a third f...

 2020-02-13 21:18 

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Valve locks in Half-Life: Alyx's release date, but it's nearly impossible to buy a VR headset right now...

Half-Life: Alyx will release on March 23 . It's not much of an announcement, maybe. We already knew Half-Life: Alyx was due to release in March. Now we just know the exact day it's coming. For most games, that's not a story—and yet when ...

 2020-02-13 17:00 

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Windows 10's first PowerToys app allows custom Snap resizing and looks amazing...

Note: We're republishing this story from Sept. 6, 2019, because an update has added multiple-monitor support to FancyZones, which resolves one of its few outstanding issues. If you're a fan of Windows 10's Snap feature, you've been waiting...

 2020-02-13 13:57 

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is the iPhone moment folding phones have been waiting for...

As soon as I picked up the iPhone back in 2007, I knew that the future of the smartphone had arrived. I feel the same way the Galaxy Z Flip. Michael Simon/IDG The outside of the Galaxy Z Flip is a thing of beauty. When I flipped it open for the first time...

 2020-02-13 11:30 

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What to expect in Microsoft's new Windows 10 20H1 release, due soon...

Windows 10 20H1 (version 2004) looks like it'll finally be giving Windows users something to talk about, after a year's worth of vanilla updates. Using Microsoft's Insider builds as a guide, you can expect the most significant changes in the W...

 2020-02-13 11:00 

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Acer Swift 3 (SF314-57-57BN) review: Thin, light, affordable, and Ice Lake, with Thunderbolt 3 to boot...

With its slim profile and featherweight form factor, the Acer Swift 3 deftly balances size, power, functionality and price. Retailing for $700 and weighing in at about two and a half pounds, the Swift 3 is an enticingly affordable quad-core laptop. While ...

 2020-02-12 19:31 

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Mobile World Congress, the world's biggest phone show, cancelled over coronavirus fears...

This year's iteration of the world's biggest phone show, Mobile World Congress, has been cancelled, mere weeks before it was supposed to kick off in Barcelona, Spain, on February 24. Before the cancellation, many of the show's exhibitors withd...

 2020-02-12 18:53 

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The Full Nerd ep. 125: AMD's monster Threadripper 3990X, $300 budget PC build recap...

In this episode of The Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung , Brad Chacos , Alaina Yee , and Adam Patrick Murray talk about the most powerful consumer processor ever released. Yes, AMD's monstrous 64-core Threadripper 3990X has stomped onto the streets, carrying...

 2020-02-12 14:13 

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Hands on with Windows 10X: Microsoft's dual-screen OS is shallow but slick...

Is it fair to call Windows 10X a casual OS? After spending a few hours with the emulated version of Microsoft's upcoming dual-screen OS, I can share it feels a bit like a tablet OS mixed with a phone OS mixed with Windows 10—with a bit of fun an...

 2020-02-12 11:30 

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Microsoft's Windows 10X: A dozen ways it's cooler than just two screens...

Before Tuesday, all we really knew about Windows 10X was that it would be some flavor of Windows 10, optimized for dual-screen devices such as Microsoft's own Surface Neo and an unknown number of third-party competitors by holiday 2020. Now we know mu...

 2020-02-12 11:00 

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Samsung Galaxy S20 v S20+: How do the non-Ultra phones stack up?...

If you've got your eye on a new Galaxy S20, chances are the Ultra is just too much phone for you. It's huge, powerful, and, most importantly, crazy-expensive, so most people are going to be choosing between the classics: S20 and S20+. But just bec...

 2020-02-11 22:21 

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Activision Blizzard just pulled its games from Nvidia's GeForce Now, and that sucks...

Nvidia and Activision Blizzard seem like close partners. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is one of the biggest games to take advantage of the real-time ray tracing capabilities in modern GeForce graphics cards, and games like Overwatch have graced Nvidia'...

 2020-02-11 21:40 

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: 6 features and facts to know before buying...

Samsung wasted little time in getting to the good stuff at its first Unpacked event of 2020. Right off the bat, it took the wraps off the Galaxy Z Flip , its second folding phone and the first one that's actually kind of affordable. Seriously, it'...

 2020-02-11 20:00 

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Samsung's Galaxy S20 makes you choose between a high refresh rate and high resolution...

There are plenty of new features in the Galaxy S20 to get excited about—the new cameras, the larger screens, the 5G modem—but the best has to be the high-refresh display. Samsung fans have watched from the sidelines as Google, OnePlus, and Raz...

 2020-02-11 19:30 

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The Division 2: Warlords of New York heads back to NYC, and makes you wonder why we had to leave...

When The Division launched, bringing with it a snowy section of Midtown Manhattan, people assumed more would follow. Rumors of a Brooklyn-based expansion began circulating almost immediately, people filling in the blanks on the map. But whether planned or...

 2020-02-11 19:00 

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Galaxy S20 Ultra hands-on: Samsung's pro phone is a monument to excess...

The Galaxy S20 Ultra is the most phone I've ever held in my hand. I'm not just referring to the screen size—a hair under 7 inches—or even the weight, which tips the scales at 220 grams. It's the whole package, which oozes luxury an...

 2020-02-11 11:30 

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Why Microsoft's new Edge could eventually win the browser wars...

Recently, I realized I had broken a habit that had been in place for about a decade: When setting up a new PC, I didn't use Microsoft's Edge browser to download Google Chrome. I downloaded the new Edge instead. I don't expect many other people...

 2020-02-11 11:00 

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Dive into retro gaming with one of these emulation options...

Over 2019, we played on a lot of retro gaming devices. With so many options available (including, of course, playing on a PC!), we decided to sit down and chat about the best of the bunch and who should buy them. As we outline in the video above, emulatio...

 2020-02-10 16:32 

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The best CPUs for gaming...

Buying a processor for a gaming rig isn't as hard as it used to be. Now that AMD's Ryzen and Intel's 9th-gen Core CPUs come with more performance and cores than ever before, it's hard to buy a stinker these days—especially because mo...

 2020-02-10 11:30 

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Acer Swift 5 review: A small miracle...

There are tiny laptops and then there are tiny laptops. Even now, when thin-and-lightweight everything is the norm, I'm still sometimes surprised by just how thin-and-lightweight we're talking. Such is the case with the new Acer Swift 5, which is ...

 2020-02-10 11:00 

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Threadripper 3990X review roundup: AMD's 64-core CPU can play Crysis, but it's not for everyone...

AMD's 64-core CPU officially went on sale Friday, and early reviews of AMD's flagship high-end desktop processor give the chip very high marks—assuming you can make use of it. And provided you can afford it! Newegg is selling the new Threadr...

 2020-02-10 01:54 

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Samsung outs its new folding Galaxy flip phone in a surprising Oscar ad...

The first Unpacked event of 2020 doesn't kick off for another 36 hours, but Samsung is too excited to keep quiet. In a surprise TV ad rolling moments after Brad Pitt won his first Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, Samsung took the wraps off its next fo...

 2020-02-08 13:00 

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Why 2020's a rare perfect time to dig into your video game backlog...

It happened all at once, or at least that's how it felt. On January 1 when we published our preview of 2020's video game releases , a bounty of riches seemed just over the horizon. A month later, that horizon's receded into the distance. Cyber...

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