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Best mouse pads for gaming - Oct 20, 2017
A great mouse pad is a must for gamers, reducing wear on wrists during hours of intensive play. Sometimes called mouse mats, they’ve evolved from the humble mouse pads of the 1990s to larger sizes that can accommodate more dramatic movements....
Google's Instant Apps hit the Play Store as a big step toward a future of cloud-based apps - Oct 20, 2017
At its annual Playtime event today Google showcased how it plans to make Play Store apps safer, speedier, and easier to find. The bottom line: You’re about to see a whole lot more Instant...
This week in games: Civilization III for free, Halloween modes shower treats and tricks - Oct 20, 2017
We’re in the eye of the fall gaming storm, I think. The only huge release this week is ...
Newegg's selling a 35-inch 2560x1080 curved monitor for $449 today - Oct 20, 2017
If you didn’t take advantage of yesterday’s deal on an LG 34-inch 3440x1440 monitor we’ve got news of another...
iPhone X: Everything you need to know about Apple's iPhone of the future - Oct 20, 2017
We've got everything you need to know right here. The latest? Apple encourages iPhone Upgrade Program participants to get pre-approved before next Friday.
Five to Try: Game of Thrones begins its Conquest, and Lawnchair is a Pixel-perfect launcher - Oct 20, 2017
Check out this week's biggest Android app and game releases.
Samsung Bixby Voice: How to set up and use the Galaxy S8 assistant - Oct 20, 2017
It’s been a long time coming, but Bixby has finally found its voice. Samsung has begun pushing out the final piece of its AI package, Bixby Voice, to all Galaxy S8 phones in more than 200 countries and territories. Before long, millions of...
Harman Kardon Invoke smart speaker review: Cortana could be a strong smart home system—someday - Oct 20, 2017
The Invoke is a good speaker, and Microsoft’s digital assistant has potential, but it’s too immature for us to give it a strong recommendation today.
Harman Kardon Invoke hands-on: Cortana enters the smart speaker market with a boom - Oct 20, 2017
Harman Kardon’s Invoke speaker, debuting Thursday for $199.95, may end up following in the footsteps of notable Microsoft-powered devices like Nokia’s Windows phones: lovely hardware that’s slightly tripped up by Microsoft’s software and...
20 scary PC horror games to play with the lights off - Oct 20, 2017
The horror, the HORROR Horror games are a dime a dozen. Scary horror games, good horror games—well, those are much rarer. We've rounded up some of the best horror games ever made, running the gamut from big-budget extravaganzas released this...
A hoot and a haunt for Halloween: Stream 21 of our favorite modern classics and cult favorites (if you dare) - Oct 20, 2017
You'll want to leave the lights on when you watch these movies (and you probably shouldn't watch them alone).
iPhone 8 Plus vs. LG G6: Which has the best camera in a smartphone? - Oct 20, 2017
Last year, Apple failed to take the top spot in our four-way smartphone camera shootout between the iPhone 7 Plus, LG V20, Google Pixel XL, and Samsung Galaxy S7. But this year’s iPhone...
Logitech G703 review: A mainstream wireless mouse with some exceptional features - Oct 20, 2017
Logitech’s new Powerplay system is an exciting proposition. What’s not to like about a mouse pad that charges your wireless mouse as...
Logitech G903 review: The best wireless mouse that (lots of) money can buy - Oct 20, 2017
Logitech’s new Powerplay system is pretty revolutionary: a mouse pad that charges your wireless mouse as you use it. The problem? Well,...
Logitech Powerplay review: Wireless-charging mouse pad will make you a believer - Oct 20, 2017
I’ve been converted. I never thought I’d be a wireless-mouse fan—first because wireless performance always lagged behind that of a wired mouse, then later because I was too lazy to periodically charge the damn thing. I could see the benefits...
Newegg is selling a 34-inch 3440-by-1440 display for $480 today - Oct 19, 2017
Newegg's deals email today has a nice deal on an LG 34-inch 21:9 ultrawide display. Today, you can get the LG 34UB88-P for $480. It's a FreeSync monitor, meaning...
Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: New looks, smarter camera, and a squeezable frame - Oct 19, 2017
Google is back with a follow-up to its acclaimed Pixel phone, and it's not quite what we expected. Yes there is a Pixel 2 and a Pixel 2 XL, but unlike last year, they aren't larger and smaller versions of the same phone. The smaller Pixel 2...
Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: Everything you need to know about Google's new flagships - Oct 19, 2017
Google is back with a follow-up to its acclaimed Pixel phone, and it's not quite what we expected. Yes there is a Pixel 2 and a Pixel 2 XL, but unlike last year, they aren't larger and smaller versions of the same phone. The smaller Pixel 2...
25% off Dyson V6 Motor Head Cord-free Vacuum - Deal Alert - Oct 19, 2017
The powerful, portable and wire-free Dyson V6 Motorhead vacuum is currently discounted ...
Moto X4 Review: A good reminder of what a great deal looks like - Oct 19, 2017
The Motorola Moto X4 is the latest proof that in the Android world, you can easily find a smartphone that offers plenty of bang for your buck. It’s the next device to come to the Android One family, a program that’s expanding beyond phones for...
Moto X4 Android One Review: A good reminder of what a great deal looks like - Oct 19, 2017
The Motorola Moto X4 Android One is the latest proof that in the Android world, you can easily find a smartphone that offers plenty of bang for your buck. It’s the next device to come to the Android One family, a program that’s expanding...
HTC Vive vs. Oculus Rift vs. Windows Mixed Reality: What's the difference? - Oct 19, 2017
The fierce competition between the HTC Vive and ...
5 reasons to buy a Pixel 2 over iPhone 8 (and five reasons not to) - Oct 19, 2017
The Google Pixel 2 and iPhone 8 are the two hottest phones out there. We help you choose which one to buy.
Don't buy an old Roku now - Oct 19, 2017
Old Roku players are on sale, but the latest models are well-worth the extra cash.
How to remove malware from your Windows PC - Oct 18, 2017
Beware the signs of a potentially malware-infested PC: slower-than-usual performance, the recent occurrence of lots of pop-ups, and other weird issues. It's possible your system has been infected by a virus, spyware, or other nefarious...
How to download the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update right now - Oct 18, 2017
The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update launched on October 17, stuffed with ...
The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt GOTY is on sale for $20 right now - Oct 18, 2017
One of the best games of 2015 is on sale right now, and if you haven’t played it yet you absolutely should. ...
OneDrive Files On-Demand: How to enable it in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update - Oct 18, 2017
Where is OneDrive Files On-Demand? If you downloaded Microsoft’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, you might be interested in the terrific...
KRACK Wi-Fi attack threatens all networks: How to stay safe and what you need to know - Oct 18, 2017
A devastating flaw in Wi-Fi’s WPA security protocol makes it possible for attackers to eavesdrop on your data when you connect to Wi-Fi. Dubbed KRACK, the issue affects the...
Save Hundreds On 48 Hours of DevOps & Deployment Tech Training ($39) - Deal Alert - Oct 18, 2017
You may have heard the concept of "DevOps" thrown around in the software community. For the uninitiated, it's essentially the merging of development and operations teams into one synergistic whole that can rapidly produce applications and...
The HP ZBook x2 is a wildly powerful Surface Pro rival with a tear-off keyboard - Oct 18, 2017
Whether you call it a workstation or a 2-in-1, HP just designed perhaps the most powerful tablet you can buy. The HP ZBook x2 features a quad-core ...
48% off Kidde Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Display and 10 Year Battery - Deal Alert - Oct 18, 2017
Carbon Monoxide is odorless, tasteless and invisible, and it accounts for over 72,000 cases of poisoning each year. Kidde calls ...
10 compelling browser alternatives to Chrome for Android - Oct 18, 2017
10 smart browser alternatives to Chrome for Android Image by IDG Just because almost everyone else uses Google’s Chrome browser on their Android smartphone, doesn’t mean you have to. There plenty of alternatives in the Play Store, some of...
Don't be fooled: Windows Mixed Reality headsets are just VR headsets - Oct 18, 2017
On October 17 Microsoft released the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. It adds a ...
Best antivirus: Keep your Windows PC safe from spyware, Trojans, malware, and more - Oct 18, 2017
Antivirus software ranks nearly as crucial as a PC’s operating system. No matter how careful you are, some threats can’t be prevented without the additional help of an antivirus program—or a full antivirus suite. You could visit your favorite...
Windows 10: Everything you need to know - Oct 18, 2017
Windows 10 is always updating. This article will keep you informed about what’s new and what’s important. Check here for our latest Windows 10 review based on the ...
Sonos One smart speaker review: Sonos and Alexa, a match made in heaven - Oct 18, 2017
Sonos has multi-room audio down to a science, but it desperately needed a speaker capable of voice recognition if it was to fend off the veritable flood of smart speakers coming to market. The Sonos One is that speaker. It sounds better than...
Comodo Internet Security Pro 10 Review: It works well, but read every install screen closely - Oct 17, 2017
When we previously looked at Comodo’s Internet Security Pro, the company had a habit of bundling software with its security suite—and that trend hasn’t...
Windows Defender review: Basic protection at the right price - Oct 17, 2017
In 2006, Microsoft added built-in security software to Windows for the first time. Since then, it's appeared under various names, but currently it's known as ...
AVG Internet Security Review: A premium antivirus suite that you can put on all your household PCs - Oct 17, 2017
AVG has a big advantage in the free antivirus space since it owns both Avast (acquired in 2016) and its homegrown product, AVG...
Avast Premier review: An attractive antivirus suite with limited install options - Oct 17, 2017
Avast is one of the more popular free, third-party antivirus programs. For anyone willing to pay for more advanced features, however, Avast’s premium products also have a lot to offer. At the top of the company’s line-up is ...
Norton Security Premium review: You'll pay a pretty penny for this excellent security suite - Oct 17, 2017
Norton is one of the oldest names in PC security—and despite some ups and downs, it’s still one of the best. Currently, Symantec offers several versions of its long-lived antivirus software: The current flagship product is ...
Why Pixel Visual Core, Google's secret image processor, is the reason to buy a Pixel 2 - Oct 17, 2017
The Pixel 2 is an incredible phone in large part because it has such a great camera. And it’s about to get even better. Google has revealed in a ...
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update review: This could be Microsoft's biggest Windows yet - Oct 17, 2017
Update: The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is now available, and can be manually downloaded/upgraded via the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant. Otherwise, Microsoft will...
Hands on with Windows 10's Story Remix, the new tool to make your photos pop - Oct 17, 2017
Microsoft’s Story Remix was expected to be one of the highlights of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and it lives up to that promise, combining the existing, excellent Photos app with a video and slideshow editor that adds transitions,...
Basketball without cable: A cord-cutter's guide to the NBA - Oct 17, 2017
Cord cutters can get their fill of big nationally televised games, but local broadcasts are still left on the bench.
How to use Microsoft's Paint 3D: Creating cool 3D scenes has never been so much fun - Oct 17, 2017
I’ll admit it—I simply can’t draw. Stick figures push my creative limits. Imagine my surprise, then, when I found that creating 3D objects and dioramas is actually easier in Microsoft’s Paint 3D than drawing two-dimensional art in Microsoft’s...
Hands-on: The ZTE Axon M is the first smartphone with a foldable screen - Oct 17, 2017
ZTE isn’t a smartphone brand you'd associate with “firsts.” The Chinese company is known more for its affordable, mid-tier Android devices, its Axon series being the marquee product in the U.S. But ZTE’s new Axon M has a very different story...
The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update's best new features - Oct 17, 2017
The future of Windows Image by Microsoft The next generation of Windows is already here, and the massive Windows 10 Fall Creators...
35% off SanDisk 256GB iXpand Base for iPhone charging and backup - Deal Alert - Oct 17, 2017
Here's something you probably didn't know existed. With ...