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Final Fantasy XV's PC port needs up to 155GB of storage space - Jan 16, 2018
Final Fantasy XV fans better clear some room on their drives, because they’re the latest victims of ballooning video game install sizes. And it’s really big this time. The previous record holder was ...
Yamaha YAS-207 soundbar review: A taste of immersive audio in a spouse-friendly footprint - Jan 16, 2018
The first soundbar with DTS Virtual:X technology is impressive, but it's not perfect.
JBL Pulse 3 review: This weatherproof Bluetooth speaker puts on a fun light show - Jan 16, 2018
An IPX7 weatherization rating means this speaker can survive a dip in the pool, but it's audio performance left us wanting.
Microsoft is shutting down its free upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 in 24 hours - Jan 15, 2018
If you’re still running Windows 8.1, be advised: Microsoft shut down mainstream support a week ago. But there’s still a last-ditch upgrade path: Microsoft’s assistive technology loophole, which closes in 24 hours. Again. Microsoft ended...
Microsoft is shutting down its free upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 January 16 - Jan 15, 2018
If you’re still running Windows 8.1, be advised that Microsoft shut down mainstream support a week ago. But there’s still a last-ditch upgrade path to Windows 10: Microsoft’s ...
Nest Cam IQ Outdoor review: Nest's upgraded outdoor security camera is a winner - Jan 15, 2018
Nest follows the blueprint of the Nest Cam IQ indoor camera with its second outdoor model.
Save Hundreds On 70+ Hours Of Professional Excel Training ($49) - Jan 15, 2018
Microsoft Excel is undoubtedly one of the most popular spreadsheet tools used in today's companies, and while most of us know how to leverage its basic functions, few take the time to learn its advanced capabilities. The truth is Excel boasts...
iHome iAVS16B review: This smart bedside block radio gets Alexa in the mix - Jan 15, 2018
Though it has some growing to do, iHome + Alexa make for an impressive couple.
iHome iAVS16B review: This smart bedside clock radio gets Alexa in the mix - Jan 15, 2018
Though it has some growing to do, iHome + Alexa make for an impressive couple.
Here's how much the Meltdown and Spectre fix hurt my Surface Book performance - Jan 13, 2018
As a performance junkie, I’m less concerned about the security risks of the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities—after all,...
Avira Antivirus Pro review: Great performance, but the free version is probably sufficient - Jan 12, 2018
Avira is a great choice for people who want a no-nonsense antivirus security suite with very few extras. The company certainly has a whole roster of services and features including a software updater, password manager, VPN, and system...
The Full Nerd episode 38: Kaby Lake G, Zen+, and the best of CES - Jan 12, 2018
Consumer Electronics Show? Maybe call it the “PC Show” instead. This week Gordon, Melissa, Adam, and Brad go full nerd on the big reveals at CES 2018 and pick our favorites. So yeah, if you want to hear what the crew thinks of Intel’s Kaby...
Everything we think we know about the Samsung Galaxy S9 - Jan 12, 2018
It might seem like the Galaxy S8 just arrived, but we’re already looking ahead to the S9. Samsung blew us...
This week in games: Big Destiny 2 changes revealed, Dark Souls finally gets a proper PC port - Jan 12, 2018
I didn’t expect to come away from CES 2018 thinking ...
The best SSDs of 2018 - Jan 12, 2018
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...
Aukey is selling its 12,000mAh power bank for $12 right now - Jan 12, 2018
Today’s a good time for getting a deal on mobile charging gear: Aukey via Amazon has dropped the price of its 12,000mAh portable charger to...
CES was surprisingly subdued for cord-cutting - Jan 12, 2018
For cord-cutters, CES was quieter than usual, as companies like Tablo and Mohu avoided the show.
The Samsung Galaxy X folding phone rumor just won’t die and I wish it would - Jan 12, 2018
If you were one of the lucky few to get invited into Samsung’s secret briefing at CES 2018, you didn't get a look at the upcoming Galaxy S9. Instead, you would have seen specs for the company’s white whale: a foldable phone. According to ...
MSI's GE73VR gaming laptop brings RGB lights to new places - Jan 12, 2018
When Alexander saw his laptop, he wept, for there were no more things to put RGB LEDs on. Well, at least until he talked to MSI.  With few places left to put RGB lights in blinged-out gaming laptops, MSI has found one more thing to light up:...
How to protect your PC from the major Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws - Jan 12, 2018
A pair of nasty CPU flaws exposed this week have serious ramifications for home computer users. Meltdown and Spectre let attackers access protected information in your PC’s kernel memory, potentially revealing sensitive details like passwords,...
Meltdown and Spectre FAQ: How the critical CPU flaws affect PCs and Macs - Jan 12, 2018
Massive security vulnerabilities in modern CPUs are forcing a redesign of the kernel software at the heart of all major operating systems. Since the issues—dubbed Meltdown and Spectre—exist in the CPU hardware itself, Windows, Linux, Android,...
AMD processors will get a firmware update for the Spectre CPU exploit, but it's optional - Jan 12, 2018
AMD will release firmware updates for its processors to protect against the devastating Spectre CPU exploits that affect...
How to take a screenshot on any Android phone - Jan 12, 2018
Every Android phone is different, and so is taking screenshots with them. Even though Android 4 introduced simple screenshots for all with the handy power-and-volume-down-key combo, nailing it can still be tricky. That's why some phone makers...
ESET Internet Security review: A highly rated security suite with an eye on the connected home - Jan 12, 2018
Slovakia-based ESET is a security company that wants to do it all. Its Internet Security suite aims to monitor and destroy malware through its entire life cycle (before and after execution), the company has AV suites for Windows, Mac, and...
10 big CES reveals that PC enthusiasts need to know about - Jan 12, 2018
An ominous Spectre hung over CES 2018’s PC announcements, as the industry grapples with ...
CES 2018: The best products we saw at the show - Jan 12, 2018
CES 2018 is winding down, and we finally have a chance to pause and reflect on what we saw that was actually great. Products that advanced their category, or broke new ground. Things that leaped ahead of the competition, Or maybe they just...
Five new features in Windows 10 Insider Build 17074 include Quiet Hours, Edge autofilling - Jan 11, 2018
Microsoft fittingly released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17074 in the late hours of Thursday afternoon. The new build adds Quiet Hours, which will automatically dial down notifications, as well as a host of other improvements such as...
PCWorld's January Digital Magazine: Laptop Revolution - Jan 11, 2018
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...
Skype taps Whisper's Signal protocol to test encrypted calls and chats - Jan 11, 2018
Skype became the latest chat app to adopt encrypted communications on Thursday, as Microsoft taps Whisper Systems’ Signal protocol in a preview version of both desktop and mobile clients. The feature, known as Private Conversations, is...
A Rosewill ATX case is $31 today - Jan 11, 2018
If building a new PC is part of your New Year's Resolutions, and you haven't bought a case yet, Newegg has a good deal today. Rosewill's Nautilus 200G ATX mid-tower...
Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacement program: iPhone 6 users may be waiting a while - Jan 11, 2018
Anyone with an iPhone 6 or later can get a new battery in their phone for $29. Here's how Apple's program works.
Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacement program: iPhone 6 Plus users may be waiting a while - Jan 11, 2018
Anyone with an iPhone 6 or later can get a new battery in their phone for $29. Here's how Apple's program works.
Get 33% Off H&R Block's Federal & State Tax Software, Plus a 5% Amazon Bonus - Jan 11, 2018
If you're a tax time do-it-yourselfer, this is a deal that will save you money, and potentially make you some money as well. ...
Essential Phone: Everything you need to know about Andy Rubin's new Android phone - Jan 11, 2018
The Essential Phone (styled PH-1) is a debut handset created by the godfather of Android, Andy Rubin, and his brand-new company. It's entering a crowded field dominated by the same few phones: Samsung's ...
Axiim’s Link HD Wireless System is a truly wireless 7.1-channel audio system for home theater - Jan 11, 2018
Designed to for use with the Xbox One and Windows PCs, the Link can stream high-res audio to wireless self-powered speakers.
CES 2018: 8 awesome Android announcements you might have missed - Jan 11, 2018
CES may be all about consumer electronics, but sadly that doesn’t really include phones. Most companies hold off until the spring to unveil their newest handsets, and there hasn’t been a big Android splash at CES since Google unveiled the...
The best smart TV at CES is this giant Nvidia gaming display - Jan 10, 2018
Nvidia sneaks into the TV business with its Shield-powered Big Format Gaming Displays.
The latest Wi-Fi mesh router comes from... First Alert? - Jan 10, 2018
First Alert invented residential smoke detectors decades ago, so imagine my surprise when I walked into First Alert’s booth at CES and saw a router bearing the company’s name. And it’s not just any router: The Onelink Connect is a tri-band...
NZXT's debut motherboard is one of the most breathtaking motherboards ever - Jan 10, 2018
NZXT makes motherboards now. That’s the news—but saying “NZXT makes motherboards now” is perhaps the greatest understatement of 2018. (Hey, we’re only ten days in so far.) At CES this week, NZXT announced it’s done what’s almost impossible:...
Master Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign With a Lifetime of Training ($39) - Jan 10, 2018
We live in a highly visual society, and, as such, companies rely on graphic designers to create gripping images and content that gets their brands out there. With a lifetime subscription to Graphic Design Certification School, you can join...
Huawei's new WiFi Q2 mesh networking system is capable of ridiculous speeds - Jan 10, 2018
Today’s smartphones are nothing without a fast Wi-Fi connection, so Huawei is taking things into its own hands. Joining the likes of ...
Newegg is selling Destiny 2 for $27 - Jan 10, 2018
During the holidays, we saw a few sales on the PC version of Destiny 2. If you wish you'd grabbed the game then but didn't, you're in luck: Newegg is currently...
Nvidia updates graphics drivers to protect against Spectre CPU attacks - Jan 10, 2018
The Game Ready driver Nvidia released earlier this week for GeForce graphics cards ostensibly added new...
Sorry, Huawei Mate 10 Pro, not even Wonder Woman can fight the U.S. carrier stronghold - Jan 10, 2018
CES 2018 was supposed to be Huawei’s coming-out party. With a new handset that rivals the Pixel 2 XL and ...
Anker's Twin USB High Speed Car Phone Charger Is Just $8.99 Right Now - Jan 10, 2018
The PowerDrive 2 Elite from Anker is super compact, and can simultaneously charge 2 devices with the fastest possible charge of up to 2.4 amps per port. A soft blue LED light makes it easier to navigate in the dark. 10 safety mechanisms are...
Creative's Super X-Fi Headphone Audio Holography demo blew my mind - Jan 10, 2018
If Creative's Super X-Fi Headphone Audio Holography is as good when it ships as what the company is demoing at CES, it will forever change your perception of headphones.
The best cheap cell phone plans: Slash your monthly bill with one of these MVNOs - Jan 10, 2018
When choosing a wireless carrier, most Americans just go with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon. But the reluctance to look beyond the big four, to an alternative carrier, could be costing you serious money. An array of lesser-known...
Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 tablet unexpectedly adds a bigger, better 13-inch screen - Jan 10, 2018
Because most Windows tablets have settled upon the 12.1-inch display size, an increase is unexpected. Lenovo’s third-generation ThinkPad X1, however, bumps up the visual quality with a larger, 13-inch 3K screen. The significant improvement...
Intel announces Optane 800P SSD for the rest of us - Jan 9, 2018
We've been waiting for this: Intel announced the first consumer Optane SSD on Tuesday at CES.  Dubbed the 800P, Intel said two models of the 800P will ship in M.2 trim: a 58GB version and a 118GB version. Both will be bootable and will come...
WPA3 is coming to Wi-Fi routers in 2018, with better encryption and login management - Jan 9, 2018
Anyone who has ever set up a router is probably familiar with Wireless Protected Access, or WPA encryption....