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Easy Fixes for Six Common Laptop Problems - Sept 22, 2017
We live and work in a cold, cruel world where our laptops can take a lot of abuse. Regardless of how gentle we try to be, our notebooks will probably be dropped, spilled upon or worse—sooner, if not later. But if you think that all notebook...
Intel kills its standalone Project Alloy VR headset, as PC-powered VR wins out - Sept 22, 2017
Intel has decided to halt development on its Project Alloy standalone VR headset, executives said, as a standalone headset proved to be no match for PC-powered VR. In August 2016, ...
AMD Radeon phases out the CrossFire brand as multi-GPU gets more complicated - Sept 22, 2017
When AMD released the Radeon Software 17.9.2 drivers that enabled support for multi-GPU solutions in ...
Best Buy is selling the Ring Solar Panel for $20 - Sept 22, 2017
If you have a Ring Stick Up Cam but balked at the extra $50 for the solar charging panel, we've got a weekend project for you. Right now Best...
This week in games: Grab Outlast for free, Battleborn ends active development - Sept 22, 2017
I’ve spent fully 50 percent of my week playing Divinity: Original Sin 2 and it’s one of the best CRPGs I’ve ever played. Probably. So let’s wrap this up, because I...
Radeon RX Vega graphics cards get 2-way multi-GPU support in Radeon Software 17.9.2 - Sept 22, 2017
AMD fixed a glaring flaw in Radeon RX Vega’s potential prowess late Thursday. Radeon Software 17.9.2 adds the ability to use multiple ...
Five to Try: Minecraft adds cross-platform fun, and XOutOf10 gives Android that iPhone X look - Sept 22, 2017
Be sure to grab this week's most enticing new Android apps and games.
Ikea Tradfri Gateway Kit and Motion Sensor Kit reviews: Does the megastore deliver on smart lighting? - Sept 22, 2017
Ikea's Tradfri Gateway Kit and Motion Sensor Kit blend the Swedish retailer's confounding instruction style with average smart-lighting abilities.
JBL Everest Elite 750NC wireless headphone review: As much—or as little—noise cancellation as you want - Sept 22, 2017
Light, compact, and feature-rich headphone for those on the go.
Creative Sound BlasterX Siege M04 review: This debut mouse impresses - Sept 22, 2017
You know that old saying, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have”? The same can be said of product branding. Maybe, if you think there’s even an infinitesimally small chance you might branch out of your core product focus in the...
HTC Vive vs. Oculus Rift vs. Windows Mixed Reality: What's the difference? - Sept 22, 2017
The HTC Vive and ...
Dash cam reviews: What you need to catch the maniacs and meteors of daily driving - Sept 21, 2017
September 21, 2017: Updated with our review of the ...
Intel may tie future Core CPUs to the VR trend with dedicated features - Sept 21, 2017
Intel is exploring ways to accelerate virtual reality by building dedicated logic into its integrated Core microprocessors that would improve VR on even basic notebooks. Comments from Kim Pallister, the director of the Virtual Reality Center...
The Xbox One is getting the Xbox 1’s Duke controller (and Windows 10 too) - Sept 21, 2017
It’s one of the last oddities of gaming: The “Duke” controller. I first saw one in an FYE store, probably in December of 2001. There was one of those demo stations that used to be in every electronics store, this one an original Xbox—brand-new...
iOS 11 review: Apple’s most ambitious and impressive upgrade in years - Sept 21, 2017
iOS 11 is a must-have for any iPad user—it'll increase your productivity. It's great for iPhone users, too.
CCleaner hacked with malware: What you need to know - Sept 21, 2017
It seems that CCleaner, one of PCWorld’s recommendations for the best free software for new PCs, might not have been keeping your PC...
The Evil Within 2 hands-on preview: An artistic approach to horror, and vice versa - Sept 21, 2017
I never finished The Evil Within. I’d say it’s on my Pile of Shame ™, but to be honest I’m not very ashamed—I hated...
53% off Cable Organizer Electronics Accessories Travel Bag - Deal Alert - Sept 21, 2017
Do you have a ball of tangled up wires and adapters somewhere in the bottom of your bag? This Universal Electronics Accessories Travel Organizer provides a flexible organization solution for your electronics and computer accessories. It helps...
62% off RAVPower 14000mAh Portable Car Jump Starter - Deal Alert - Sept 21, 2017
A compact power bank, a car jump starter, and a LED flashlight, all fit into a minimal and portable design. Whether it is your car or your USB devices, never run out of power again. Store it in the glovebox or simply drop it in your bag. Have...
Nvidia's new $179 Shield TV bundle battles Apple TV 4K - Sept 21, 2017
Nvidia's $179 Shield TV bundle sheds the game controller to match the price of the new Apple TV 4K.
Google buys HTC's smartphone brains for $1.1 billion to bolster its hardware push - Sept 21, 2017
Nearly four years after selling Motorola off to Lenovo, Google is buying into yet another longtime Android partner. But instead of purchasing HTC outright, Google is buying its brains. “A team of HTC talent will join Google as part of the...
Google buys 2,000 HTC employees for $1.1 billion to get instant smartphone chops - Sept 21, 2017
Nearly four years after selling Motorola off to Lenovo, Google is buying into yet another longtime Android partner, HTC. But instead of purchasing the company outright, Google is buying its brains. “A team of HTC talent will join Google as...
Ecobee4 smart thermostat review: Retains the great functions of the Ecobee3, and adds Alexa - Sept 21, 2017
Our favorite smart thermostat gets a little smarter thanks to Alexa, but it's otherwise identical to the previous generation.
The Amazon Fire TV just got a lot more annoying - Sept 21, 2017
Amazon's latest Fire TV software update makes banner ads way more intrusive.
Windows 10 digital ink: All the improvements with the Fall Creators Update - Sept 21, 2017
Inking and navigating with a digital pen or stylus within Windows 10 will become easier within the Fall Creators Update, for those of you who use a tablet as, you know, a tablet. The improvements include two major elements: navigation,...
Nest jumps into home security with Nest Secure - Sept 20, 2017
Nest is hoping to revolutionize home security with Nest Secure, a smart security system that offers several advantages over conventional systems.
Google kicks off Android One in the U.S. with the Project Fi-equipped Moto X4 - Sept 20, 2017
Google is finally bringing its Android One program to the U.S., but not in the way you think. Instead of a...
Comcast quietly acquires Stringify and will use the IFTTT rival to power its Xfinity Home smart-home platform - Sept 20, 2017
Stringify-the automation tool that's more powerful, but less well known than IFTTT-will be incorporated into Comcast's smart-home system.
How to Create Drop-Down Lists Using Data Validation in Microsoft Excel - Sept 20, 2017
http://www.groovypost.com/ Data Validation allows you to do things that involve complicated custom settings like prompting users to choose an option from a list or restricting cells to certain data types. It’s extremely useful when you need...
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017): Everything you need to know - Sept 20, 2017
Updated Sept. 20: A U.K. shopping site has leaked prices and configurations of the Surface Pro (2017) with LTE. See "...
Shopping site leaks Microsoft Surface Pro LTE price, features, and December ship date - Sept 20, 2017
Microsoft’s Surface Pro LTE upgrade has appeared in the wild, complete with pricing—and it’s a lot more reasonable than you might expect. Misco, a U.K. retailer, lists two versions of the Surface Pro LTE for preorder, both based on the Intel...
Spoiler alert: Google's Pixel event will still be more exciting than Apple's iPhone X reveal - Sept 20, 2017
So much for the element of surprise. With two weeks to go until Google’s big end-of-year event, we already know everything that’s going to be announced. After months of rumors and speculation surrounding the ...
ExpressVPN review: A good service with no public leadership - Sept 20, 2017
ExpressVPN in brief: P2P allowed: Yes Number of servers: 1,500+ Business location: British Virgin Islands Number of country locations: 94* Cost: $99.95 per year Running a business is a public act. That’s why I don’t understand why some...
Xbox One X: Everything you need to know about this powerful gaming console - Sept 20, 2017
Xbox One X. That’s the official name Microsoft has given to Project Scorpio, the upcoming 4K-ready cousin to the Xbox One. It will, in Microsoft’s words, be “the most powerful console...
Ezviz Mini Trooper review: Weatherproof and wireless security - Sept 20, 2017
This indoor/outdoor camera offers strong security monitoring in an easy-to-install package.
Lego Boost review: Yup, tablet-connected Lego robots are as cool as they sound - Sept 20, 2017
Build really cool Lego robots, and then control them with your tablet? Yes, please. Lego Boost ($160 on ...
Best smart sprinkler controller - Sept 20, 2017
Whether you’re motivated by water conservation, saving money, a drive to render every aspect of your home smart, or all the above, a smart irrigation controller will scratch that itch.
How to buy the perfect PC case - Sept 20, 2017
No matter whether you treat your computer as the centerpiece of your home office or just stuff it under your desk, buying the right PC case matters. At a minimum, you want to pick a PC case that’s the right size for your needs and has room...
The best fitness trackers at every price point - Sept 19, 2017
Fitness trackers are some of the best devices you can buy yourself or a loved one—if you think either of you will find activity-tracking useful. There’s no reason to buy a gadget that will just sit in a drawer. But if you’re on the hunt for...
BrandPost: The Easy Way to Put Public Wi-Fi in Your Store - Sept 19, 2017
In an increasingly connected and crowded retail marketplace, a public Wi-Fi network can serve as a much-needed competitive differentiator. It can make wait times seem shorter, keep customers around longer, and encourage visitors to connect...
Microsoft releases a Forza Motorsport 7 demo for Windows 10 - Sept 19, 2017
Project Cars 2 releases Thursday and I don’t know whether this is intentional or not, but Microsoft conveniently pushed ...
Pixel 2: Everything we know about Google’s next flagship phone - Sept 19, 2017
Google flipped the script last year when it retired the Nexus line in favor of its own branded handsets. Now all eyes are on the Pixel 2. With improved specs and even better cameras, the new phones are poised to propel Google back to the head...
GoG's giving away Abe's Odyssey right now as part of its Big Deal Sale - Sept 19, 2017
GoG's Big Deal Sale is happening right now, and as part of the ongoings, you can get a free copy of Oddworld: Abe's...
GoG's giving away Abe's Oddysee right now as part of its Big Deal Sale - Sept 19, 2017
GoG's Big Deal Sale is happening right now, and as part of the ongoings, you can get a free copy of Oddworld: Abe's...
Amazon's updated Fire HD 10 is a fast, powerful iPad competitor for $150 - Sept 19, 2017
In the world of consumer-level 10-inch tablets, there are basically two to buy: At the high end, there’s ...
Fitbit Ionic review: A great fitness tracker, a mediocre smartwatch - Sept 19, 2017
Fitbit's new Ionic smartwatch outpaces Apple and Android Wear watches when it comes to fitness tracking, but it falls short as a smartwatch.
Rexing V1 dash cam review: A good basic model, but grab the GPS add-on - Sept 19, 2017
Rexing’s $100 V1 dash cam takes very good day video, decent night video, and is easy to set up and use. We like it. But it’s bare-bones: Adding GPS, which we recommend, costs an additional $30. If you have room in your budget, for $170 you...
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider review: A fine follow-up to a stealth masterwork - Sept 19, 2017
The biggest flaw with Dishonored: Death of the Outsider is that it released after Dishonored...
August Smart Lock Pro and Smart Lock 3rd Generation reviews: The best retrofit lock gets incrementally smarter - Sept 19, 2017
But we can't recommend the second and less-expensive new model.
PayPal is offering a free one-year ShopRunner membership right now - Sept 18, 2017
Successful holiday shopping is all about preparation, and right now you can start getting ready with a free one-year membership for ShopRunner. The only requirement is that you have a PayPal...