Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ review: It’s giant leap in graphics performance. How Framework plans to break the curse of upgradeable laptops. Google could turn Android into another subscription.
Early review of Intel 11th-gen Rocket Lake gives the chip mixed marks • The chip runs hot and sometimes runs behind Ryzen 7 5800X.
Ryzen 5000 failure rates: We reality-check the claims • Problems with bad Ryzen chips may be overblown.
Microsoft reveals it won’t raise prices for Office 2021, which may ship with Teams • Microsoft’s Office 2021 will arrive later this year, along with a version for enterprises known as Office LTSC.
Microsoft’s next Windows 10 21H1 has essentially one new feature • If you’ve recently purchased a standalone webcam, Windows 10 21H1 may just be the thing for your PC.
Google Chrome will replace third-party cookies with tracking that’s less intrusive • Cookies can be helpful because they help a site “remember” you—but they can also be creepy, as they serve up ads showing awareness of your search history.
Google is working to solve the Chromebook’s support problem • If a Chromebook goes out of support and doesn’t receive browser updates, some sites won’t give it access. Google’s working to fix this.
CorelDraw Graphics Suite 2021 makes life easier for artists working remotely • CorelDraw Graphics Suite 2021 is here with new features for remote work.
Brave Search is a privacy-first search engine • New technologies are in the works to prevent you from being tracked by browsers’ search engines as you work within the Web.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ : A giant leap in graphics performance • It’s the most potent upgrade the Surface Pro line has offered in years.
HP Spectre x360 14: Luxurious, with long battery life • The latest Intel CPU and Iris Xe graphics make all the difference.
Gigabyte Aorus 17G: A gaming laptop that’s amazingly quiet • Awesome GeForce RTX 3080 performance without all the noise.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: All of Android for somewhat less • You’re also getting a much better screen, Wi-Fi 6E, S Pen support, and way more RAM.
Intel 670p solid-state drive: Faster where it matters • Intel pulls consistent, competitive performance out of this single-sided QLC NVMe unit.
Aukey DRS1 4K Dash Cam: Nice 4K UHD video, easy to install and use • Simple, superhigh resolution, and easy on the wallet.
HOW FRAMEWORK PLANS TO BREAK THE CURSE OF UPGRADEABLE LAPTOPS • THIS SMALL STARTUP THINKS IT CAN PULL OFF SOMETHING NO PC MAKER HAS EVER ACHIEVED.
HOW GOOGLE COULD TURN ANDROID INTO JUST ANOTHER SUBSCRIPTION • WITH A SMALL CHANGE TO PHOTOS, GOOGLE COULD BE UPENDING THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT ANDROID UPDATES.
How to create strong, secure passwords by learning how to crack them • It gets harder to crack a password if it’s 10 characters or longer—but complexity matters too, of course.
How to clean up your Gmail inbox by quickly deleting old email • Cleaning your inbox can help you organize your life as well as save money you’d otherwise have to pay to Google for extra storage.
How to benchmark your PC laptop for real-world gains • Free benchmarking software can help you understand how well your laptop performs. And that has numerous payoffs.
How to install an SSD in a PC • We show you how to do it with an M.2 or SATA SSD.
Tech Spotlight • A video showcase of the latest trends