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6 Ways To Find The Perfect TV Show Or Movie On Netflix
Netflix offers an embarrassment of video riches considering its modest monthly price tag, but picking just the right TV show or movie on a given night isn’t the chillaxing experience it should be. Indeed, the busy Netflix interface frequently pushes
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How To Get Free Books For Your Amazon Kindle
When you own an Amazon Kindle, the cost of supporting a voracious reading habit can get very steep, very quickly. A quick glance at Amazon’s list of the Best Books of the Month shows that a decent read can set you back between $13 and $15 for a Kindl
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Are Huawei Laptops Safe? Intel, Microsoft Promise Support, But The Future Remains Uncertain
As the U.S. Government’s ban on Huawei grinds on, the biggest questions consumers likely have are whether that Matebook laptop on Amazon is safe to buy, or whether the Huawei machine they’ve already bought is safe. After all, if Intel, AMD, Nvidia, Q
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Microsoft’s Retro Windows Teasers Emerge As A Stranger Things Promo: The Windows 1.11 App
Finally, we know what Microsoft’s teasing Twitter posts have all been about: the release of Windows 1.11, an app that mimics the look and feel of an early version of Windows in conjunction with the Netflix show, Stranger Things. Microsoft’s Windows 1
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People Lined Up To Buy AMD’s New Ryzen 3000 Desktop CPUs
That long line you see in the photo above isn’t for the latest Avengers movie or a new pair of Jordan sneakers going on sale. Instead, the lines outside your local computer store on July 7 were PC enthusiasts waiting to buy AMD’s hotly anticipated Ry
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DisplayPort 2.0 Launches, Promising 8K Video Support By Late 2020
While U.S. broadcasters are still mired in 1080p, foreign markets are already looking at 8K video—and that’s exactly what the new generation of DisplayPort technology, DisplayPort 2.0, is designed to address. In late 2020, the first products incorpor
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Nokia’s New Beacon 1 Mesh Wi-Fi Router Learns Which Wireless Channels Are The Least Congested
Nokia is doubling down on home networking. Just last year, the former smartphone titan acquired mesh networking startup Unium and bowed its first wireless router, the Beacon 3. Now the company is back with a sleeker, cheaper mesh router that can work
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Valve’s Intriguing ‘Steam Labs’ Experiments Help You Find New Games In A Sea Of Releases
Steam is enormous, and growing more so by the day. And that presents a problem: How the hell do you find anything that isn’t already on your radar? It’s less a needle in a haystack, more a needle in a hayfield—and that’s after Valve tried to solve th
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Ryzen 3000: AMD’s 12-core Ryzen 9 3900X conquers its past
Our review of AMD’s 12-core Ryzen 9 3900X CPU, in five words: Damn, this CPU is fast. But keep reading, because the Ryzen 9 3900X is likely as significant, and likely as game-changing, as AMD’s original K7 Athlon-series of CPUs that crossed the 1GHz
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Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2070 Super: Changing the game, again
Nvidia promised something Super is coming well over a month ago, and it finally delivered. Spoiler alert: The wait was worth it. The $399 GeForce RTX 2060 Super and $499 GeForce RTX 2070 Super pack fresh graphics chips and other improvements that hel
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AMD Radeon RX 5700 and 5700 XT: Blazing new trails
The Radeon RX 5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics cards represent a fresh start and a bright future for AMD, brimming with technologies that have never been seen in GPUs before. The Radeon RX 5700 series are the first mainstream GPUs built using the
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Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1: A Nearly Perfect Combination Of Power And Battery Life
If you’ve been wondering about whether a long-life Qualcomm Snapdragon PC is for you, Dell would like a word. Dell’s new 14-inch Latitude 7400 2-in-1 achieves a simply incredible 18 hours of battery life using a powerful Intel 8th-gen Whiskey Lake pr
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Addlink S70 NVMe SSD: Killer Performance For A Song
I must admit, I wasn’t expecting all that much from Addlink’s S70 SSD. I’d never heard of the company before, and a 1TB NVMe SSD for the stunningly low price of $120 raises every red flag I know concerning performance. Well, pickle me and call me rid
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PDFelement Pro 7: A full-featured Acrobat Alternative
Wondershare’s PDFelement 6 Pro has been one of our favorite PDF editors, combining essential business features with a simple but sophisticated interface. Version 7 isn’t a major overhaul, thankfully, introducing only a few user interface tweaks for e
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The Best PC Games Of 2019 (so Far)
Wow, look at the time! I think I say this every year, but I can’t believe we’re halfway through 2019 already. And it’s been a busy 2019 as well. This list of the best games of the year so far is already so strong, it feels like a proper end-of-2019 G
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How To Back Up Your Google Photos Library Without Auto-sync
Ever since Google Photos and its unlimited high-quality cloud storage arrived, Google has included a handy backup method with your Google Drive. As long as you had the Google Drive toggle flipped in the Google Photos settings (and enough space in you
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Next-gen Xbox ‘Project Scarlett’ console packs Ryzen, Radeon Navi, SSDs, and ray-tracing
Six years after the infamously terrible reveal of the Xbox One, Microsoft has somewhat redeemed itself. At Microsoft’s E3 2019 press conference, Phil Spencer detailed the plans for its upcoming next-gen Xbox console, “Project Scarlett,” a traditional
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How To Type Kaomoji On Your PC In Windows 10
How can I type kaomoji on my PC? And what are kaomoji, anyway? Fortunately, the answers to both questions are simple, and easily accessible within Windows 10’s May 2019 Update. The familiar emoji keyboard within Windows has been expanded to include b
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NSA Warns That ‘BlueKeep’ Vulnerability In Windows XP And 7 Is Especially Dangerous
The National Security Agency is warning users that a recent vulnerability affecting Windows 7 and Windows XP systems is potentially “wormable,” meaning that it could be exploited and weaponized by malware. Microsoft issued an alert in mid-May about a
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We Ran Quake II RTX On A GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Card, And Here’s How Fast It Was
You are now finally able to get Nvidia’s remastered Quake II RTX version for free. And if you’re wondering just how fast the game runs, we just found out in the oldest-school way possible. First, to catch you up, Nvidia has taken iD’s classic 1997-vi
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10 New Features Apple Borrowed, Copied, And Stole From Google, Samsung, Microsoft, And Fitbit
Apple’s WWDC keynote was jam-packed with an array of new features, apps, and tweaks designed to make our Apple device prettier and more powerful than ever before. Come September, Apple devices new and old will have an assortment of new tricks to try
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Lenovo ThinkPad X390: A Sharp Business Laptop With Caveats
The Lenovo ThinkPad X390 gets some things right. It’s thin and light—especially for a business laptop—and plenty powerful, while maintaining the hefty keyboard for which ThinkPads are known. Before long, though, the ThinkPad X390’s trade-offs become
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The Monstrous, Momentous PC Hardware Of Computex 2019
CES is where the technology industry goes to dream. Computex, in Taipei, Taiwan, is where things get real ahead of the crucial back-to-school and holiday seasons. At this year’s show, some of the PC’s most ambitious dreams are finally becoming tangib
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MSI GS65 Stealth Thin: This thin gaming laptop features 9th-gen Core and GTX 1660 Ti
The MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 9SD has a tradition to uphold. Its predecessor, MSI’s GS65 Stealth Thin 8RE, was the laptop that changed our perception of just how much real gaming performance you could pack into a thin-and-light gaming laptop. With the ne
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OnePlus 7 Pro: Not A Flagship Killer, A Flagship Contender
The OnePlus 7 Pro is everything a OnePlus phone isn’t supposed to be. It has a better screen than the Galaxy S10+. It has a nicer design than the iPhone XR. And its front camera puts the Pixel 3 XL’s notch to utter shame. You might notice that those
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Raspberry Pi 3 B+: Better Than Ever, But Limits Remain
The Raspberry Pi mini computer just keeps getting better. It’s been three years since we reviewed a major upgrade to the Raspberry Pi line, and it was worth the wait. If you’ve been wondering if the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ is a worthwhile upgrade let me an
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Seagate FireCuda 510 NVMe SSD: Very Fast Almost All The Time
Seagate ran some pretty impressive performance numbers by me before I had an actual chance to test the company’s new FireCuda 510 NVMe SSD. I’m happy to report that the drive lived up to the hype and then some—except for one test that has us scratchi
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Jackery Honda 290 Portable Power Station: Big, Powerful, And Oh So Expensive
Portable battery packs have become a common accessory for smartphone owners to carry and use on a regular basis. Power stations, like the Honda 290 made by Jackery, however, are starting to get more attention. The Honda 290 is big, measuring 9.0 x 7.
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Samsung Galaxy A50 Vs. Google Pixel 3a
As premium smartphones regularly blast through the thousand-dollar threshold, there’s a new battle beginning among midrange handsets. In May, Google unveiled the Pixel 3a, which sacrificed speed for stellar photography at an affordable price. Now Sam
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