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Microsoft hopes to buy Activision Blizzard in a deal that would make gaming history • The nearly $70 billion acquisition would be the largest single purchase ever for the gaming industry.
CES 2022: All the chip news • These announcements from CES will set the tone for the year to come.
You’ll be able to write your next Klingon opera in LibreOffice • The open-source Office alternative will soon support the semi-official Klingon language from Star Trek.
5 laptop trends from CES 2022 you can’t ignore • Setting the tone for the future.
The newest Intel CPUs give 4K Blurays a 1080p downgrade • Security issues and DRM mean that 4K playback on PCs is going away for the latest hardware.
PC makers said they care about sustainability at CES. Is that true? • Going green requires more than talk. We dig into PC sustainability efforts.
Samsung’s first PCIe 5.0 SSD is here and it’s stupidly fast • Does this data center SSD portend PCIe 5.0 SSDs for consumers?
5 monitor trends from CES 2022 you can’t ignore • Displays are getting faster, brighter, bigger…and squarer?
AMD’s $199 Radeon RX 6500 XT tested: 5 things you need to know • Performance, memory intricacies, feature sets, and more.
Kindle Paperwhite (2021): Luxurious updates raise the bar—and the price • Nighttime reading is much easier on the eyes now.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon: Gen 9 goes to 16:10 • This Lenovo laptop is a phenomenal option for business professionals.
Adata Atom 50 SSD: Affordable with excellent performance • While not one of the fastest PCIe 4 NVMe drive in benchmarks, this worthy scored big time in our real-life transfers.
XPG Xenia 15 KC: A powerful gaming laptop that’s actually quiet • It turns out you can make a thin-and-light gaming laptop quiet after all.
NZXT BLD Kit: DIY PC building with training wheels • This novel idea helps smooth out the ups and downs of PC building.
THE BEST FREE SOFTWARE FOR YOUR PC • START OFF RIGHT WITH SOLID SECURITY TOOLS, PRODUCTIVITY SOFTWARE, AND OTHER PROGRAMS THAT EVERY PC NEEDS.
BEST OF CES 2022: THE MOST INTRIGUING AND INNOVATIVE PC HARDWARE • CES 2022 WAS HALF PHYSICAL, HALF VIRTUAL, BUT THE PARADE OF PC HARDWARE (AND MORE!) WENT ON.
How to configure your Chromebook for ultimate security • Chrome OS is already tops at security, but with a few extra tweaks you can ensure the gates are even more secure.
7 ways Microsoft’s PowerToys enhance your PC experience • This collection of free utilities for Windows is a toolbelt to accomplish common tasks.
Can’t buy a new GPU? Here’s how to make your graphics card faster • Level up without spending up.
5 free privacy tools for protecting your personal data • Here’s how to block trackers, hide your email address, and more.
Tech Spotlight • A video showcase of the latest trends