PC Magazine1 min readComputers
A Raspberry Pi–Powered Monitor That Delivers Car Engine Information
When it comes to older cars, keeping track of specific stats can be difficult. If you don’t have a Tesla with an advanced touch screen or even a newer car with a modern display, you might feel in the dark about what’s going on with your engine. That’
PC Magazine5 min read
Tips to Help You Get Your Work Mojo Back
Do you ever wake up on a workday and say, “I don’t want to do it”? Is there a task you just can’t find the wherewithal to finish? Are you tempted to transition from working at home to taking a nap at home? We all hit walls, procrastinate, and get dis
PC Magazine7 min readComputers
What Is 6G?
The most recent round of 6G speculation was kicked off by China launching what it had billed as “the first 6G satellite” in early November. That billing is wrong. The satellite is not 6G. The 6G standard doesn’t even exist yet, and it’s still years a
PC Magazine7 min read
Heading Back to the Office: An Employee’s Guide
Many businesses are preparing to transition employees back to offices, either to alleviate the stress of isolation or simply to stay afloat financially. Whatever the reason, keeping employees safe means employers must overcome a variety of hurdles, i
PC Magazine2 min readSmall Business & Entrepreneurs
Steve Wozniak’s New Startup Melds Blockchain and Green Tech
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has a new company that’s promising energy industry innovation through a virtual currency called “WOZX.” We know, it sounds weird. But Wozniak is hoping the new startup, called Efforce, will help stop climate change by p
PC Magazine5 min readComputers
Tips to Boost Your Android Phone’s Battery Life
A number of factors contribute to poor battery life on your Android phone. Thinner bodies, brighter screens, faster processors, more background software, and speedier internet connections all take their toll on phone batteries, though manufacturers a
PC Magazine2 min readComputers
Qualcomm Is a Little Too Unbothered by Apple’s M1 Macs
Qualcomm executives brushed off a question about Apple’s new M1-based Macs during a question-and-answer session at the company’s Snapdragon Summit in December, where Qualcomm announced a new flagship smartphone chipset but no upgrades to its year-old
PC Magazine2 min readInternet & Web
It Would Take 17 Hours to Read the Terms & Conditions of the 13 Most Popular Apps
Can we trust the apps we download? Worldwide app revenue has reached $581.9 billion in 2020, and that number is expected to rise to $935.2 billion in just three years. Despite the vast number of apps we download—and the money we spend in the process—
PC Magazine4 min readComputers
Don’t Let Anyone Shame You for Playing Cyberpunk 2077 on Weak Hardware
I’ve played the first few hours of Cyberpunk 2077 on the Xbox Series S, and so far it’s… fine! Night City, the sun-drenched and acid-bleached futuristic metropolis, looks gorgeously dystopian on my 4K TV. I’ve noticed only one performance dip, one an
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6 Reasons to Ditch Netflix Streaming
Video streaming continues to surge in 2020, and it’s easy to understand the reason: COVID-19 has seen many movie theaters close, so more people than ever before turn to the internet for their entertainment. For roughly $10 to $15 per month, you can a
PC Magazine4 min readComputers
Roku Ultra (2020): Feature-Filled Media Hub
Roku’s 2020 model of the Ultra media streamer is an iterative update to the line. The previous Ultra was already a powerful, feature-filled media hub, so the fact that the new model simply adds Dolby Vision support and faster processing isn’t a letdo
PC Magazine4 min read
JBL Go 3: RIch Audio, Low Price
JBL makes lots of large, powerful Bluetooth speakers, but the Go 3 isn’t one of them. At $39.95, the Go 3 is about as portable (and affordable) as it gets—it’ll fit in any backpack or tote without issue. It’s also fully waterproof, making it ideal fo
PC Magazine5 min readComputers
Sensi Touch Smart Thermostat ST75: Versatile and Affordable
Smart thermostats make it easy to control your home’s heating and cooling system from just about anywhere, and the Sensi Touch Smart Thermostat ST75 is no different. But in addition to phone and voice control, it offers a responsive color touch-scree
PC Magazine9 min readComputers
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (9310): Best Premium Convertible
With cutting-edge components and a sleek, sturdy chassis available in multiple color options and screen resolutions, the late-2020 reboot of Dell’s XPS 13 2-in-1 sets the bar for premium convertible notebooks. Intel’s latest “Tiger Lake” CPU and grap
PC Magazine11 min readComputers
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition: Delivers Great Value
Nvidia has been on an epic tear with its launch of the GeForce RTX 30 Series of graphics cards—so much so that finding one in stock has been like tracking Sasquatch. The company is looking to keep that hot streak—and those torrid sales—going with the
PC Magazine13 min readComputers
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold: The Future’s Not Quite Here Yet
It’s somewhat surprising that the world’s first foldable-screen PC is a ThinkPad. When foldable screens debuted on phones last year, they were expensive gimmicks with questionable durability. ThinkPads are mostly expensive laptops, to be sure, but th
PC Magazine12 min readSecurity
IDX Privacy: Protecting Yourself Online
You want to protect your privacy. But that can mean a lot of different things. Preventing snooping on your conversations and online activity is one possibility, as is keeping snoops from collecting your personal information. IDX Privacy works in many
PC Magazine9 min readComputers
Zoho Invoice: Excellent Service for SMBs
Zoho Invoice is a comprehensive billing and invoicing website that’s suitable for many types of businesses, but especially startups and sole proprietors. While it’s flexible and sophisticated enough that small and midsize businesses (SMBs) might cons
PC Magazine1 min read
Challenges & Optimism in the Year Ahead
I’m writing this before 2020 has drawn to a close, though I’m already thinking 2021 thoughts. The past year brought us down some dark tunnels, but we can finally see some glimmers of light, and it’s exhilarating. That’s not to say we should all relax
PC Magazine15 min read
The Ultimate Guide to Health & Fitness Tech
The whole “new year, new you” maxim is undoubtedly a cliché. But the truth is that there’s never a bad time to improve your health. So if starting a new orbit around the sun lights a fire under your butt to get moving, run with it (literally). Thanks
PC Magazine2 min readComputers
Passwords and Data
We are getting sick and tired of having to type all day and create complex passwords … to log into poorly designed computer programs that take more and more of our time. A click tax might help, but in medicine, our EMR [electronic medical record] sys
PC Magazine3 min read
Apple’s App Store Best Of 2020 Awards
It’s hard to believe Apple’s App Store is celebrating its 15th anniversary. During those years, it’s grown from a single platform for the iPhone to one that works with nearly every Apple product, from the MacBook Air to the Apple Watch. Although the
PC Magazine4 min read
Next-Gen Game Consoles Are Hideous, Except the Xbox Series S
After a truly strange year, game-related or otherwise, the next generation of video game consoles is here. They’re no longer hypothetical concepts: You can actually buy a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X. Although I recommend you read our reviews befor
PC Magazine8 min readComputers
Microsoft Xbox Series X: An Impressive Console
The newest Xboxes are here, packing plenty of power into boxier frames than ever. Microsoft’s entries into the latest console generation are the Xbox Series X, reviewed here, and the Xbox Series S ($299). The Series X stands at the top of the ladder
PC Magazine13 min read
Peloton Bike+: A Compelling Upgrade
I wasn’t looking to join a cult, but with the Bike+, Peloton has me drinking the Kool-Aid. The Bike+ builds upon its predecessor with a new digitized Auto Follow resistance system that automatically adjusts to match your instructor’s cues during on-d
PC Magazine8 min readTechnology & Engineering
Apple IPhone 12 Mini: The Best IPhone
The iPhone 12 mini is the smallest and most affordable phone in Apple’s late-2020 iPhone quartet. It’s sure to appeal most to owners of older iPhones (particularly the iPhone 5 through 8) as well as anyone fed up with a handset that doesn’t fit into
PC Magazine12 min readComputers
Apple Mac mini (M1, Late 2020): Polished, Potent Tiny Desktop
The Mac mini doesn’t get upgraded often, but when it does, it makes an impact well out of proportion to its trim dimensions. The 2018 Mac mini was a PCMag Editors’ Choice pick for its pep, connectivity, build quality, and limited upgradability. A sli
PC Magazine4 min readComputers
SteelSeries Rival 3 Wireless Gaming Mouse: A Real Value
If at first you don’t succeed…make a wireless mouse? SteelSeries’ budget gaming mouse, the Rival 3, fell short of the competition earlier this year thanks to a small design flaw. You’d assume that a wireless version would fall into the same trap, but
PC Magazine9 min readComputers
ProofHub: Simple, Straightforward Project Management
ProofHub is an online project-management app that helps teams organize projects, track their status, and collaborate. With an orderly interface and emphasis on simplicity, ProofHub delivers all the core tools you need to manage projects. It doesn’t h
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