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Black Friday deals: The cheapest gaming PC you can build - Nov 20, 2017
The one thing we like more than building our own PCs is doing so for very little cash. Now’s the best time for that: Black Friday deals often...
Black Friday 2017: The best early deals - Nov 20, 2017
Black Friday is no longer just the day after Thanksgiving. Now deals spill out willy-nilly from retailers at almost any given time in November. Just a year or two ago, most discounts weren’t any good. But that’s changed. While the deals that...
Roku upgrade guide: Should you buy a new box? - Nov 20, 2017
Of all the companies making streaming TV devices today, Roku is the most prolific, having released more than two dozen streaming players and sticks over the last eight years. With so many Roku players in the wild, the decision on when to...
HTC Vive vs. Oculus Rift vs. Windows Mixed Reality: What's the difference? - Nov 20, 2017
The fierce competition between the HTC Vive and ...
AMD Ryzen Threadripper X399 motherboards compared: Specs, prices, and features - Nov 20, 2017
For the first time in a long time, AMD is battling Intel for high-end desktop supremacy with its Ryzen Threadripper processors. Its chosen weapon? Cores, cores, and more cores, culminating in the monstrous 16-core, 32-thread Threadripper 1950X...
C by GE smart LED bulb review: Not the right choice for enthusiasts - Nov 20, 2017
The C-Life is an inexpensive choice, but its value is undercut by the price of the C-Sleep.
Today, Eufy Genie Speaker With Alexa is Just $19.99 - Deal Alert - Nov 20, 2017
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Need for Speed: Payback tweaks awful progression system amid loot box controversy - Nov 20, 2017
Reviewing Need for Speed: Payback earlier this month I said it was “the first game to be ruined by loot boxes,” calling it “a totally decent arcade...
Roku Express review: Cheap, decent, and probably still not the streaming box for you - Nov 20, 2017
The new Roku Express is much faster than its predecessor, but the best Roku still doesn’t cost much more.
Best Bluetooth speakers - Nov 20, 2017
There was a time when Bluetooth speakers were like jelly beans: They were cheap, they all looked the same, and they were invariably of dubious quality. Times have changed. Every major audio manufacturer has at least one model on the market...
Five hidden features of Android 8.0 Oreo you should be using - Nov 20, 2017
Google is pushing Android 8.0 Oreo to Nexus and Pixel devices as device makers scramble to get their phones updated. Google's devices will be the only ones running the new software, at least for a while. What's this Oreo update all about,...
Microsoft's Surface Book 2 has a power problem - Nov 17, 2017
Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 has a power problem. When operating at peak performance, it may draw more power than its stock charger or Surface Dock can handle. What we’ve discovered after talking to Microsoft is that it’s not a bug—it’s a...
Asus ZenBook Flip (UX360CA-DBM2T) review: A sleek, affordable 2-in-1 for everyday tasks - Nov 17, 2017
Not everyone needs a beefy laptop, which usually comes with a beefy price. For many folks, a capable, portable, flexible device like the Asus ZenBook Flip is just the ticket. At just $749, the 2-in-1 Flip doesn’t try to be the most powerful or...
Acer Chromebook 14 review: You can brag a little about this laptop's luxury details - Nov 17, 2017
Chromebooks can be a crap shoot. It’s easy to get sucked in by a low price, only to find yourself with a disappointingly low-quality device on your hands. But you don’t have to step up into the higher-priced territory of the ...
Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 review: HD video and stereo sound add polish to video calls - Nov 17, 2017
Don't settle for the built-in webcam on your PC. At best, it provides mediocre audio and video quality, which just won't do if you're trying to make a strong impression in a professional Skype call or as a serious online broadcaster. You'll...
This week in games: Battlefront II disables microtransactions, Total War goes to Britain - Nov 17, 2017
It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done a news wrap-up, thanks to a knee-deep pile of review games I’m still slowly churning through. But my Total War sensors went off this week, so it’s time to return. That’s right, there’s news on an...
The best SSDs of 2017 - Nov 17, 2017
Switching to a solid-state drive is the best upgrade you can make for your PC. These wondrous devices obliterate long boot times, speed up how fast your programs and games load, and generally makes your computer feel fast. But not all...
Star Wars: Battlefront II review: The Dark Side - Nov 17, 2017
No review is ever truly conducted in a vacuum, but Star Wars: Battlefront II arrived in a storm. And rightfully so, I might add. Battlefront II is the perfect capper to a holiday game season ...
Hex TLS Bluetooth speaker review: 808 Audio delivers solid mono thump and good looks, but few amenities - Nov 17, 2017
This speaker is attractive, rugged, easy to pack, and it delivers an authoritative thump, but it's missing a few key features, including speakerphone functionality and the ability to charge other USB devices.
iMovie 10 review: Free video editing that's elegant and easy - Nov 17, 2017
Apple’s iMovie has been around for a long time, and it has always focused on one philosophy: ease of use in a clean and elegant interface. After many years, this hasn’t changed. It’s still a delight to use, if a little bit obtuse at times in...
Buffered VPN review: It gets the job done - Nov 17, 2017
Buffered VPN in brief: P2P allowed: Yes Business location: Budapest, Hungary Number of servers: 30+ Number of country locations: 46 Cost: $99 per year Budapest-based Buffered VPN isn’t an exceptional product. It ‘s not particularly...
BTV brings local TV to your phone and desktop for free - Nov 17, 2017
There's a new way to watch local TV on your PC or smartphone—for free. Didja, a Silicon Valley-based company, is taking over-the-air TV channels and packaging them for streaming to a smartphone app.
WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD review: One of the fastest TLC drives you can buy - Nov 17, 2017
The WD Blue 3D SSD is a SATA SSD with a not-so-secret twin: Sandisk’s Ultra 3D SSD. They are in fact the same drive with different labels, WD owning Sandisk and all that. The ‘3D’ term means the drives use stacked (layered, vertical, etc.)...
OnePlus 5T first thoughts: This phone could have made a great Pixel 2 XL - Nov 17, 2017
What would you pay for a phone with a 6-inch OLED screen, Snapdragon 835 processor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 3,300mAh battery? $850? $950? Now consider this number: $390. That’s the difference in price between the 128GB OnePlus 5T...
How to install PC game mods: A beginner's guide - Nov 17, 2017
One of PC gaming’s biggest strengths is its flexibility, and that advantage shines brightest when you mod your PC games. While...
The FCC gives 4K, next-gen TV the green light - Nov 16, 2017
The Federal Communications Commission has approved plans for the launch of next-generation TV broadcasting that could include 4K programming, improved interactive services and greater targeted advertising.
Dash cam reviews: What you need to catch the maniacs and meteors of daily driving - Nov 16, 2017
Dash cams are already essential in many countries because of scam artists who try to create accidents so they can sue you. They’ve also proven useful for catching the occasional meteor, as happened in ...
Blackvue DR750S-2CH dash cam review: A clever, high-quality two-camera bundle - Nov 16, 2017
The Blackvue DR750S-2CH dash cam impressed us right out of the box. With similarly-styled front and rear cameras, a clever mounting system, and tubular good looks, it just looks like it will do its job well. It can also be accessed from across...
Stardock's stellar Groupy organizes windows and programs like browser tabs - Nov 16, 2017
Compelling free programs are a dime a dozen on PCs these days. But for years, Stardock has offered software worth paying for by following a simple...
OnePlus 5T upgrades the OnePlus 5's great specs with a new screen and design - Nov 16, 2017
With the arrival of the 5T, OnePlus has fixed some of the biggest complaints about the 5. While the $499 OnePlus 5 was still a good value in the face of the...
Microsoft Surface Book 2 review: The ultimate laptop improves in every way but one - Nov 16, 2017
Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 solves a big problem for Microsoft: How do you market the Surface Book as a performance notebook when it’s two years out of date? As our review shows, by making it bigger and faster, with longer battery life. With...
The state of 4K gaming: What you need to know, from pricing to performance needs - Nov 16, 2017
4K gaming started life as a hobby for the wealthy one percent and, well, you still need a beast of a PC to push all the pixels on a 4K monitor. Fortunately, in the fast-paced world of technology, today’s elite options trickle down to...
HyperX Cloud Alpha review: One of the best gaming headsets for the money - Nov 16, 2017
HyperX has been a victim of its own success. The brand burst onto the scene in 2014 with the HyperX Cloud, a sub-$100 headset that was not only as...
The latest free streaming TV service: Your public library - Nov 16, 2017
Hoopla and Kanopy offer free streaming movies, TV shows, and documentaries with just a library card.
Best external drives of 2017 - Nov 15, 2017
Anyone who uses a PC should have an external drive. It’s not only a useful means of data backup and storage, it also allows you to transport files from your desktop or laptop to another device. External drive cheat sheet Our quick-hit...
PCWorld's November Digital Magazine: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update review - Nov 15, 2017
Stay on top of the latest tech with PCWorld’s Digital Edition. Available as single copies or as a yearlong subscription, it highlights the best content from PCWorld.com—the most important news, the key product reviews, and the most useful...
Best web browsers of 2017: Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera go head-to-head - Nov 15, 2017
The web browser is by far the most important piece of software on your PC—at least for most users. Unless you’re at a workstation crunching numbers or editing the next Star Wars you probably spend the majority of your computer time staring at...
11% off August Smart Lock Pro With Connect Bundle - Deal Alert - Nov 15, 2017
With August...
Master Microsoft Azure With This In-Depth Training Bundle For Over 90% Off - Deal Alert - Nov 15, 2017
There are a myriad of cloud computing tools out there, but when it comes to mastering one that pays the bills, you'd be hard-pressed to find a tool more profitable than Microsoft Azure. In fact, salary survey sites report that Azure architects...
Guardzilla 360 review: This security cam monitors an entire room, but its unpolished app spoils the experience - Nov 15, 2017
The panoramic view is unique, but the accompanying app is poorly designed and subject to frequent crashes .
Nanoleaf Aurora Rhythm review: Now your fanciful wall lighting can respond to music - Nov 15, 2017
The first add-on for the Nanoleaf Aurora smart lighting system is a music visualizer.
Excel macros: Essential rules, tips and tricks - Nov 15, 2017
An Excel macro is an abbreviation for macroinstruction—a sequence of commands (or directives) that tell a computer program or a programming language (such as Visual Basic, C, Assembler, PHP, etc.) to perform a series of tasks; generally...
Acer Predator Triton 700 review: A stunning gaming laptop with a terrible touchpad - Nov 15, 2017
Laptops like the Acer Predator Titan 700 flat-out didn’t exist mere months ago. They couldn’t. Powerful gaming notebooks always demanded sacrifice, in the form of the back strain you’d suffer lugging the behemoths around. But Nvidia’s...
Google gives its Home app a makeover and advanced audio controls, just in time for Max - Nov 15, 2017
Google has updated its Home app with a new design, smarter search, and super-cool audio controls.
iPhone X versus Android's best: A surprisingly lopsided affair - Nov 15, 2017
The Galaxy Note 8 is an incredible phone. Back when I reviewed it for PCWorld I gave it the highest possible score and raved about its display, still the...
Mozilla's Firefox Quantum next-generation browser is ready for you to try out - Nov 14, 2017
Last fall, Mozilla announced something special: an overhaul of the Firefox browser designed for multi-core, modern...
BrandPost: Harnessing Data for Digital Transformation - Nov 14, 2017
  For organizations in every industry, data is coming in massive waves. Busy IT teams and line-of-business leaders have two options: either use this data to improve operations or drown in the tsunami and fall behind the...
BrandPost: Videoconferencing Takes Hold in Offices Big and Small - Nov 14, 2017
Employees at weight loss products and services company Nutrisystem work with people all over the world. Until recently, their only points of contact were telephone calls, email...
BrandPost: Prepare for Digital Transformation - Nov 14, 2017
  “Technology changes quickly. Organizations change much more slowly,” says George Westerman of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The slow pace of change at many organizations makes keeping up with advances in...
BrandPost: The Evolution Towards Hybrid IT Structures - Nov 14, 2017
For most organizations, a data center is an operation that supports a core mission, but it’s not part of the core business. In fact, some organizations might prefer not to have to run a data center at all. “Most CIOs and IT executives...