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Intel expects PCs with fast 5G wireless to ship in late 2019

Intel and PC partners including Dell, Lenovo, and Microsoft have begun talking up PCs with integrated 5G connectivity, scheduled to ship late next year.

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How to create an insane multiple monitor setup with three, four, or more displays

The more displays your computer has, the better—but there are considerations to keep in mind as you move into extreme multi-monitor setups for enhanced productivity and gaming.

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Intel ships new Spectre patches: Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake now, Sandy Bridge next

Intel has shipped revised patches for Spectre and Meltdown for its most recent CPU families, including Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake, with a roadmap for what's next.

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7 easy tweaks to breathe new life into your Apple Watch

Stopped wearing your snazzy smartwatch? Here's how you can make it meaningful again.

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Confirmed: AMD will loan chips to help with motherboard updates for Ryzen APUs

No, AMD won't give you a free CPU, but it it will loan you one to help update your BIOS to support its new Ryzen APU.

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Intel says it's been hit with 32 separate lawsuits over Spectre, Meltdown

Intel's annual report claims that both customers and shareholders have filed numerous suits claiming they've been harmed by what Intel has or hasn't done regarding Spectre and Meltdown.

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Who should buy a Ryzen APU, and who shouldn't

PC gamers are wondering: Should I buy an AMD Ryzen 3 2200G or Ryzen 5 2400G? Here are 5 good reasons to buy it, and 5 reasons why you may want to hold off.

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Don't panic about the new 'Prime' Meltdown and Spectre CPU exploits

Researchers discovered new ways to trigger Meltdown and Spectre CPU exploits, but existing software patches offer protection.

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Samsung Notebook 7 Spin review: A solid 8th-gen 2-in-1 with plenty of battery life

The Samsung Notebook 7 Spin isn't the fastest 2-in-1 convertible on the block, but it combines solid quad-core performance and impressive battery life, all in a reasonably small and affordable package.

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Watch us build a tiny Ryzen APU gaming PC

AMD’s Ryzen APU with Radeon Vega graphics could be just what budget-minded gamers need to get through the great GPU crisis of 2018. We've never seen this level of graphical performance on an integrated chip, so we decided to build one...

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Intel's latest graphics drivers can automatically optimize your games to play their best

Intel's new drivers add a game optimization feature to take some of the headache out of playing on integrated graphics.

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Intel's first Core i3 with Turbo Boost elevates Intel's budget chip into premium territory

Intel has launched the Core i3-8130U for laptops and two-in-one PCs, the first time it's shipped a Core i3 chip with the ability to "turbo boost" to a faster clock speed if a game needs it.

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Ryzen CPUs explained: Everything you need to know about AMD's disruptive multicore chips

Here's everything you need to know about AMD Ryzen CPU prices, speeds, motherboards, and more, including Ryzen APUs and new X400-series motherboards.

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Ryzen APU review: Ryzen plus Vega saves budget gamers during a GPU drought

AMD's Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G APUs are everything budget gamers have been praying for: surprisingly decent gaming performance at a shockingly low price.

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Microsoft's Surface Pro turns 5 amid rising competition and faltering sales

As Microsoft celebrates the five-year anniversary of the Surface Pro, data from IDC reveals that unit sales of Microsoft Surface detachable laptops and tablets have dropped nearly 19 percent in the last year.

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ZMI PowerPack 20000 review: A speedy charger for your USB-C MacBook or MacBook Pro

Fast, compact, well-designed, and a good bargain, this battery is on top of the pack.

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HP Omen 15 (2017) review: A good laptop that made some bad decisions

The 2017 HP Omen 15 is a strong all-around gaming laptop option, but choose your configuration carefully.

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Tech Talk: Apple's home speaker, HomePod, arrives

It's about the sound, not the smart. Apple's new home speaker, HomePod, integrates its Apple Music subscription by voice. It carries a hefty price tag of $349.99. The panelists call the move late and half-baked.

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