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  • A Look at the Possible Future of 3D Graphics: How More Real Than Real Can You Get?

    With CPUs and GPUs continuing to get more powerful with each new generation, the push for ever more realistic graphics in blockbuster games shows no signs of slowing down.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • The Analog Embrace: How Some Experiences Are Surviving the Digital Age

    Zeroes and ones were promised to be the future, a digital media has taken over, but in some situations customers are returning to analog experiences in search of something more tangible.

    By Sami Haj-Assaad on

  • GPU Mining Is Dead, Where Are My Cheap GPUs?

    Let's talk GPU prices and this month's update is very interesting because of two key factors: the first, Nvidia just launched new GeForce 40 series graphics cards; and second, GPU mining is now dead.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • How to Upgrade your Laptop's RAM

    One noob-friendly option to speed up your system is to upgrade your RAM. This tutorial explains all the essentials step by step. And the best part is, it's fairly easy to do for all.

    By Matthew Bio on

  • We Bought the Cheapest DDR5 RAM Modules We Could Find, Are They Any Good?

    We've got to admit that when we purchased these cheap 8GB DDR5-4800 memory sticks, we did so expecting them to be pretty bad and much slower than our DDR4-3200 memory in most instances. But surprise.

    By Steven Walton on

  • 2023 Genesis GV60: A Gadget on Wheels

    Hands-on the new all-electric 2023 Genesis GV60, featuring a lot of eyebrow-raising technology, Genesis has filled this new EV with all kinds of stuff for techies to enjoy.

    By Sami Haj-Assaad on

  • Sustainable Computing, Explained

    Building sustainable computing systems is not only the conscientious thing to do, but curbing carbon emissions may result in a seismic shift in how we develop the hardware of the future.

    By Abdulrahman Mahmoud on

  • DisplayPort vs HDMI: What's Best for High Refresh Rate Gaming?

    DisplayPort and HDMI: In this article we'll point out the differences between the two interfaces, how the choice of monitor fits into this, and why GPU vendors seem to prefer DisplayPort over HDMI.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • Best Privacy-First Cloud Storage Services

    Most of us have been using cloud storage for years, with plenty of good services out there. But features and free storage comes secondary when you are looking for secure, privacy-first cloud storage.

    By Heinrich Long on

  • Spider-Man Remastered CPU Benchmark

    We're back with another big Spider-Man benchmark, this time focusing on CPU performance. We'll be testing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K, using a range of quality settings including ray tracing.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Nvidia and AMD Seriously Want to Offload Current-Gen GPUs

    In the lead up to next-gen GPUs and current graphics card pricing discussion, there are still a few horrible deals, a few decent buys, and some news to talk about in our latest GPU pricing update.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • Spider-Man Remastered GPU Benchmark

    Spider-Man Remastered has arrived to PC with unlocked frame rates, FSR 2.0 and DLSS upscaling, ray-traced reflections, and ultra-wide monitor support. Let's now take a look at GPU performance.

    By Steven Walton on

  • 2016 Flagship GPU vs 2022 Budget GPU

    Can today's value king, the Radeon RX 6600, hold a candle to 2016's flagship GeForce GPU, the GTX 1080? Let's find out how these two GPUs match up by testing them in 51 games and get our answer.

    By Steven Walton on

  • A Surveillance Primer: 5 Eyes, 9 Eyes, 14 Eyes

    As awareness of global surveillance grows, more people are looking for information about the Five Eyes (FVEY), Nine Eyes, and 14 Eyes surveillance alliances. So what are these organizations?

    By Sven Taylor on

  • TechSpot PC Buying Guide: H2 2022

    With next-gen products around the corner, is it a good time to buy or build a new PC? This PC Buying Guide update gets you four recommended component lists, meant for different budgets and purposes.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • How to Boot to BIOS in Windows 11

    The Windows 11 POST process happens quickly for improved startup times, leaving little room to hit the designated setup key and access the BIOS menu. Here's how to boot to BIOS in Windows 11.

    By Humphrey Menge and Julio Franco on

  • Cloud Storage Basics: Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, and More Compared

    Thanks to a wide array of cloud storage solutions, you no longer have to travel around with a handful of USB sticks or a clunky external drive. Most big services feature free tiers, too.

    By Sami Haj-Assaad on

  • The Sims: 22 Years and Counting

    With over 200 million copies sold, The Sims is one of the most popular series in history, receiving a world-record number of expansion packs and redefining what's a game and who is a gamer.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • GPU Availability and Pricing Update: July 2022

    This month's update is particularly interesting not only because we continue to see a slide in GPU pricing, but it's also the first time Nvidia has officially cut prices this generation.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • 5 Affordable Last-Gen Phones That Are Great Buys

    You won't get the latest SoC, camera tech, and a few other bells and whistles with our great value choices, however, these phones are capable of handling almost everything you can throw at them.

    By Humza Aamir on

  • Multitasking Benchmark: PC Gaming + YouTube + Discord

    Let's look at multitasking performance while gaming. Is there any performance difference if you watch YouTube or stream on Discord while gaming?

    By Steven Walton on

  • How to Keep Using Internet Explorer in Microsoft Edge with IE Mode

    If you use Windows and need to access a website that doesn't support modern browsers, you can still manage to do it thanks to a hidden option in Microsoft Edge called "IE Mode."

    By Amir Shoam on

  • Path Tracing vs. Ray Tracing, Explained

    Every few years there's an amazing new technology with the promise of making games ever more realistic. We've had shaders, tessellation, shadow mapping, ray tracing -- and now there's path tracing.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • Top 10 Hacks for Microsoft Word

    Learning Microsoft Word's ins-and-outs can be very rewarding, making you more productive, plus your colleagues will also appreciate a Microsoft Word guru by their side.

    By Humza Aamir on

  • What Ever Happened to Yahoo! Messenger?

    Yahoo! Messenger was never the most popular, but for many years it was close enough to keep trying, introducing many messaging features years before they became the norm.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • 10 Tips to Get You Started with Microsoft PC Game Pass

    Microsoft's Game Pass has slowly become a must-have for hardcore PC and Xbox gamers. With hundreds of great titles and lots of day-one releases, here are a few pro tips you should know about.

    By Rob Thubron on

  • GPU Availability and Pricing Update: June 2022

    GPU pricing and availability continues a super positive trend, with the crypto market pooping the bed and gamers' demand slowing due to next-gen anticipation, GPUs are readily available at retailers.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • Overclocking Intel Non-K CPUs: Core i3-12100, Core i5-12400 and Core i7-12700

    We're revisiting Intel's locked Alder Lake CPUs with a sneak peak of a motherboard that's capable of overclocking non-K CPUs like the Core i5-12400 to make it up to 50% faster in games.

    By Steven Walton on

  • 7 Red Flags When Choosing Cheap PC Components

    While the GPU is the main driver of PC gaming performance, skimping on other parts like storage, mobo or PSU can lead to a bad experience. Here are 7 things to avoid when building or buying a budget PC.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • How to Revoke Access to Your Personal Data After Using "Sign in with" Apple, Google, and Facebook

    You've seen them competing against each other "Sign in with Google" No. "Sign in with Facebook" No. "Sign in with Apple." While convenient, these buttons grant data permissions, so let's review that.

    By Cal Jeffrey on