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Overpowered Gaming Desktop (DTW3)

Powerful desktop gaming PCs do more than just let you play the latest titles with smooth visuals. Most also offer easy upgrades, blingy cases and fans kitted out with LED illumination, and sometimes head-turning designs, such as compact cubes. What they typically lack is wallet-friendliness, and the Overpowered Gaming Desktop (starts at $ 1,399; $ […]

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Signed Steve Jobs memorabilia expected to fetch about $70,000 at auction

Image: RR Auction There are two pieces of handwritten memorabilia from Steve Jobs that are expected to fetch a combined total of $ 70,000 at auction. The first piece is a rare signed copy of the first edition of IDG’s Macworld magazine. That piece is expected to bring in at least $ 10,000, while a […]

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How to use a blue light filter on your PC

Blue light from any device can interrupt your circadian rhythm, which research suggests can lead to all sorts of tiredness related problems. One of the best ways to get around that is to use a blue light filter to change the color palette of your display. Some of the best monitors have their own blue […]

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How to extend Wi-Fi range with another router

If you’ve got an old router collecting dust somewhere, there’s a good chance you can turn it into a repeater yourself, helping to eliminate those dead sports in your home. The default firmware included on your router almost certainly doesn’t allow it, but alternative open-source firmware DD-WRT does. Once you’ve done that, you need to […]

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Razer Blade Stealth (2019)

Since its debut in 2016, the Razer Blade Stealth has been one of the best ultraportable laptops on the market, a thin and well-designed machine without dedicated graphics hardware for gaming. That last aspect separates it from most of Razer’s laptops, which are made with gaming in mind, like the flagship Blade 15. The new […]

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Quora hit by data breach affecting around 100 million users

Quora has been targeted by hackers in a data breach affecting around 100 million of its users. The Mountain View, California-based company that operates the question-and-answer website said on Monday that it recently discovered unauthorized access to its computer systems. Data that “may have been compromised” includes account information such as name, email address, and […]

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The best desktop computers

As mobile devices become more capable, the desktop — our old standby — is too easily forgotten. While manufacturers might lament the decline in desktop sales, it’s all good news for consumers. You’ve always been able to get more bang for your buck out of a desktop computer than you could out of, say, a laptop. […]

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HP Spectre Folio vs. HP Spectre x360

It’s not that often that a new laptop is truly different. Microsoft’s Surface line has a couple of interesting options, but otherwise most new notebooks are variations on the same old theme. Not so much with HP’s new Spectre Folio. It’s a 2-in-1 with a leather chassis that the company says “reinvents the PC.” It […]

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The Best Computer Monitors of 2018

Improve Your View: The Right LCD Monitor The monitor you’re using right now might have come bundled with your desktop PC, or maybe you bought it back when 1,024 by 768 was considered “high resolution.” Since you spend a huge part of every day looking at your screen, however, it pays to be picky when […]

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Apple quietly delays Blackmagic eGPU Pro ship date to December

Mac users hoping to augment the graphics capabilities of their systems with the new Blackmagic eGPU Pro that Apple announced alongside the new Mac Mini and MacBook Air will have to wait just a little bit longer. While the new Blackmagic eGPU Pro was originally slated for a November release, 9to5 Mac reported that Apple had […]

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DJ Khaled and Mayweather Jr. charged with fraud over cryptocurrency hype

Alex Berezowski/GettyImages Famed boxer and promoter Floyd Mayweather Jr. and producer DJ Khaled have both been charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for fraud after they were found to have been promoting investment in cryptocurrencies that they were paid to promote. The men will have to pay back around $ 500,000 in earnings to the […]

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3DMark’s Port Royal lets you benchmark ray tracing on Nvidia’s RTX cards

Riley Young/Digital Trends If you’re in the market for one of Nvidia’s new GeForce RTX series graphics cards with ray tracing capabilities built in and want to know how the cards stack up against each other, then you may want to check out Underwriters Laboratories new Port Royal benchmarking utility. The tool, which will be […]

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HP EliteDisplay S14 USB Portable Monitor

The $ 219 HP EliteDisplay S14 has some impressive specs for a portable monitor, though the niftiest of all boils down to one letter: “C.” This business-oriented travel monitor has a full HD (1,920-by-1,080-pixel) native resolution, using a 60Hz panel with a 5ms response time. The listed static contrast ratio of 700:1 is nothing to […]

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Dell OptiPlex 7460 All-in-One

The Dell OptiPlex 7460 All-in-One business desktop (starts at $ 1,089, $ 1,742 as tested) introduces 8th Generation Intel Core processors and a new all-in-one design that’s trimmer and sleeker than its OptiPlex 7450 predecessor. But the resolution on the 23.8-inch display drops precipitously in the process: The OptiPlex 7450 featured a 4K panel, while […]

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Dell 27 USB-C Ultrathin Monitor (S2719DC)

My main complaint when reviewing the Dell 27 Ultrathin Monitor (S2719DM) earlier this year was its paucity of video inputs. (It was limited to just HDMI.) The $ 549.99 Dell 27 Ultrathin Monitor (S2719DC) remedies this with the addition of a USB Type-C port, as well as two USB 3.0 ports. Not only can you […]