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Aug 09, 2022

How to use Clipchamp, Microsoft's sleeper-hit video editor

In September 2021, Microsoft acquired Clipchamp, a small video-editing application that competes (and still does) with Microsoft's own built-in Video Editor app within Windows 10 and Windows 11. Clipchamp, though, is light-years ahead. Microsoft has said that Clipchamp will eventually be added directly to Windows 11 in version 22H2, but for now the Clipchamp app is available, for free, from the Microsoft Store.

It's unfortunate that Microsoft launched Clipchamp alongside an outrageous pricing scheme that has been largely revoked. Now, Microsoft allows you to freely export as many videos as you like at 1080p resolution and only requires subscription pricing for extras: unlimited aud

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Aug 09, 2022

This Windows 11 encryption bug may cause data damage

The functions affected are two you've probably never heard of: either the AES XEX-based tweaked-codebook mode with ciphertext stealing (AES-XTS) or the AES with Galois/Counter Mode (GCM) (AES-GCM). As Toms' Hardware noted, the processors impacted include Intel's 10th-gen "Ice Lake" and 11th-gen "Rocket Lake" processors plus AMD's upcoming Zen 4 chips, otherwise known as the Ryzen 7000.

The problem is that both functions are used for data encryption and AES-XTS was specifically added to Windows 10 as the function underlying BitLocker encryption. BitLocker works with your PC's Trusted Platform Module (or TPM) to encrypt and protect your drive — if your laptop is lost or stolen, an attacker wouldn't be able to access your data without your PIN, your fingerprint, or your face via Windows Hello. The function is also used to secure encrypted flash drives, too.

If there's any good news, it's that keeping your PC up to date may have mitigated the data-damage problem entirely. For

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Aug 09, 2022

Why it's finally time to upgrade your monitor

[ Further reading: The best monitors for your PC: 4K, gaming, HDR, and more ]

The eyes have it The best reason to upgrade your monitor is the most obvious: it will look much, much better.

Resolution is the most noticeable improvement. Asus introduced the first 4K monitor in 2013 at a jaw-dropping $5,000 price tag. Since then, pricing has slowly come down, making it possible to snag a good 4K monitor, like the Dell S2721QS, for about $300 to $400 when you find a nice sale.

The improved resolution makes everything from the Windows desktop to 3D games look crisp and fresh. Small fonts are easy to read and, thanks to improvements in Windows' scaling options, it's now easy to find a

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Aug 09, 2022

The best laptops for video editing

A lot of notebooks have come through our test labs in our quest to find the best laptops. This has give us a comprehensive view of the laptop landscape and helps us identify laptops that fit the unique needs of video editing. Take a look at our recommendations below, followed by buying advice and information on how we test our laptops for video editing purposes. You may also want to check out our roundup of the best laptop deals to scout for discounts on content creation notebooks. We update it daily with the most recent sales.

Updated 08/09/2022 We replaced the previous version of the Dell XPS 17 9710 with the new Dell XPS 17 (2022) as our Best laptop for video editing. See review below for more info about this and other best picks.



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Aug 09, 2022

Intel announces Arc Pro workstation GPUs for desktops and laptops

The Arc Pro A40 is the smaller of the two desktop cards, a single-slot design with 6GB of GDDR6 memory, eight Xe ray tracing cores, and a peak performance rating of 3.5 teraflops. Its peak power draw is just 50 watts. (For comparison, an RTX 3070 draws about 200 watts). The Arc Pro A50 has more or less identical specifications in a dual-slot design, with improved cooling and 75 watts of power draw. Both use four mini-DisplayPort 1.4 ports with a maximum resolution output of double 8K at 60Hz or a single 5120×1440 monitor at an impressive 240Hz.

The laptop GPU is the Arc Pro A30M, with a slightly chastened 4GB of video memory and a slower memory interface, 64 bits versus 96 on the desktop cards. Capabilities are otherwise similar with a peak power draw of 50 watts and output ports dependent upon the mobile workstation design.

Based on the images and specifications, both desktop cards should be able to draw power from the motherboard alone, no dedicated PSU rails necessary. That means that they're suitable for supplementary graphics only, not the real number-crunching you might expect from, say, a high-end video production or 3D rendering rig. That said,

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Aug 09, 2022

This blisteringly fast 360Hz Asus gaming monitor is just $400

The ROG Swift measures 24.5-inches with an aspect ratio of 16:9. That's a good size for a home office or a multi-monitor setup. It has a resolution of 1920×1080, a ridiculous refresh rate of 360Hz, and a one millisecond response time. For ports, it has one HDMI, one DisplayPort, two USB 3.0, one Nvidia Reflex Latency Analyzer port, and one headphone jack. The built-in G-Sync technology helps reduce any screen tearing. It also comes with a ROG desk mount kit, which allows you to adjust the height of the monitor.

All in all, this is an awesome gaming monitor at a fantastic price. You better nab it before it's gone.



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Aug 09, 2022

Gigabyte Z690i Aorus Ultra Plus ITX review: A small but mighty motherboard

Price When Reviewed$330

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Aug 09, 2022

Vertical tabs in Firefox: Yes, it's really possible!

Vertical tabs are a great way to manage dozens of browser tabs in a single window. At the expense of some horizontal page real estate—which most websites don't use anyway—each tab remains the same size, so you never lose sight of page titles. And if you open more tabs than your screen can accommodate, it's easy to scroll up and down the list with your mousewheel or trackpad.

I'm admittedly not a regular Firefox user, but I recently started dabbling in a more privacy-centric fork called Librewolf, and was quickly reminded of a reason I drifted away from Firefox in the first place: Unlike Microsoft Edge, Vivaldi, and some other up-and-coming browsers such as Arc, Firefox doesn't officially support vertical tabs—and neither does Librewolf by extension.

Unofficially, however, there is a way to set up vertical tabs in Firefox and other Firefox-based browsers. It involves combining a vertical tab browser extension with a little-known way of customizing Firefox's menus, so that the horizontal tab row becomes hidden. (I've seen too many hastily-written guides that omi

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Aug 08, 2022

Nvidia's $1.4 billion GPU shortfall is great news for PC gamers

Specifically, Nvidia said that revenue form the company's gaming division fell 44 percent sequentially and 33 percent from the same quarter a year ago, to $2.04 billion. Other segments, including its OEM/prebuilt PC division (down 66 percent, year-over-year) reported mixed results.

"Our gaming product sell-through projections declined significantly as the quarter progressed," said Jensen Huang, chief executive of Nvidia, in a statement. "As we expect the macroeconomic conditions affecting sell-through to continue, we took actions with our Gaming partners to adjust channel prices and inventory."

Nvidia will write off approximately $1.32 billion of charges, primarily for inventory and related reserves, based on revised expectations of future demand, the company said. In other words, it's sitting on a lot of unused GPU inventory. The company said that it had been forced to pre-pay for existing production commitments, which made sense when demand for GPUs was sky-high during the worst parts of the pandemic.

"The significant charges incurred in the quarter reflect previous long-term purchase commitments we made during

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Aug 08, 2022

Secrets of an Excel esports player: How pros tap the true power of spreadsheets

Well think again. Modern-day Excel is an advanced analytics tool that can push today's fastest hardware to their limits, and it's sexy enough that it rates its own eSports coverage. No joke—thousands tuned in live to watch the Financial Modelling World Cup that was broadcast by ESPN.


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Aug 08, 2022

Best Back to School deals: laptops, Chromebooks, monitors, and more

We've reviewed back-to-school deals on various sites, specifically the best deals on laptops, Chromebooks, MacBooks, iPads and tablets, plus monitors and displays. We know what makes for a good device, and we've applied this knowledge to personally curate the best back-to-school discounts on Amazon, Best Buy, Adorama and other retailers. We've added an extra Acer Swift 3, a MacBook deal, and a few Chromebook deals, among others.

Back to school laptop deals Our back-to-school laptop deals focus mainly on productivity, generally emphasizing 1080p displays. Of course, students can add external storage and cloud storage to supplement what a laptop contains. We recommend either the latest laptops or models that are just a year old. All ship with Windows 11.

HP 15 Laptop, Core i5-1135G7, 8GB RAM, 256G SSD, 15.6-inch 1080p display, $510.00 at Amazon (23% off)Acer Swift 3, Core i7-1165G7, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 14-inch 1080p, $578.94 at Amazon (32% off)

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Aug 08, 2022

Ebay electronics resellers cry foul on new ‘refurbished' rules

Earlier this year Ebay began its Ebay Refurbished program, a means by which the gigantic reseller now more tightly controls which sellers can claim that their goods are "refurbished" instead of merely "used." The program also includes a standard Allstate product warranty of one to two years. But a report by KnowTechie is casting doubt on the program, which restricts the "refurbished" label to only sellers that are approved by the company. All others need to mark their goods as "used," no matter how much work or testing has gone into restoring the item in question, or (for example) whether it comes with a limited warranty from another source.

The report alleges a series of obfuscating elements that puts smaller resellers at a disadvantage. A particular sticking point is that in order for a seller to join the program, they need to adhere to a non-disclosure agreement that covers the terms. The NDA covers not just the standards by which Ebay measures a seller's right to label their products as "refurbished," but the process by which the seller becomes vetted. Crucially, sellers are bound by the terms of the NDA even if their application is rejected, and they're thus forced to sell all non-new goods as

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Aug 08, 2022

Best laptops under $500: Best overall, best OLED laptop, and more

Within this budget range, you'll typically find Windows machines with Intel Core i3 or i5 processors or entry-level Chromebooks. We have tested numerous inexpensive laptops and each one has its pros and cons, but those that stood out are included in this list. In addition to standard clamshell designs, you'll also find that we've included a tablet with a detachable keyboard and a convertible with a gorgeous OLED display.

If you're able to stretch your budget a bit more, check out our best laptops roundup for suggestions. Or see our roundups of the best Chromebooks or best gaming laptops for more picks in those particular catagories.

It's also back-to-school time and that means now is a great time to take advantage of killer deals and get even more value for your money. We will be highlighting all of the best sales we find in our back-to-school deals.

Updated 08/02/2022 Check out our latest review of the Acer Swift 5. It's a bit more exp

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Aug 08, 2022

This security guru is banishing spammers to a hilarious ‘password purgatory'

You likely already know Hunt as the force behind Have I Been Pwned, an invaluable security resource for us normies on the internet. The website tells you if your email address or phone number has been found in data breaches, and if you're so inclined, lets you register for notifications should your info become exposed later on.

But he also documents his various side projects. His latest: Dishing a little return pain to spammers for stealing time from him. The punishment involves sending them to what he calls "password purgatory."

Using a concoction that blends Microsoft Power Automate and CloudFlare tools, Hunt lures spammers into thinking they've found an easy mark. All they have to do is go to a simple registration form on his website, create a username and password, and then profit off the sweet, easy website links. Except…he's just toying with them.

Almost makes a person want to pretend to be a spammer just to see how ludicrous the password requirements get.Troy Hunt / troyhunt.com

The goal? To see how long those who take the bait endure the increasingly

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Aug 08, 2022

7 frustrating Windows 11 annoyances, and how to fix them

Bypass the TPM 2.0 check The first big Windows 11 headache starts before you even install it. Microsoft requires a TPM 2.0 module (among other hardware features), and not all machines have one of those. If your computer is otherwise capable of running Win11, you can safely bypass this check. The quickest way to fix this issue is to make a small tweak to the registry during the setup process.

Bypassing Windows 11's TPM check bypass via a registry edit.

Ryan Whitwam/IDG

While in the Windows installation dialog, you can hit Shift F10 to open a command prompt, and from there you can launch the Windows registry editor by typing "regedit"and pressing enter. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\

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Aug 08, 2022

HyperX Cloud Core Wireless review: A quality gaming headset without the fuss

Price When Reviewed$99.99

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Aug 07, 2022

The best 4K monitors for desktops

Here are the best 4K monitors available today. If you're looking for additional options, we also have roundups of the best monitors overall and the best gaming monitors. 

Updated 08/05/2022 Check out our latest review of the LG DualUp 28MQ780-B. A one of a kind 16:18 aspect ratio monitor. It isn't 4K, but for content creators looking to get a secondary display, the unique size just might be what you're after.

1. Dell U3223QE - Best 4K monitor

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Aug 07, 2022

Get 10TB of fast, secure cloud storage for under $100

Prism Drive is a fast, secure cloud storage solution that supports a wide range of file extensions ranging from XLS and PPT to MP4 and JPEG, so you can use it for anything from college papers to vacation albums. You can access your storage drive either through your web browser or Prism Drive's mobile app, meaning you can upload content on one device and retrieve it on another. And it's backed by zero-knowledge encryption, so Prism Drive can't gain any data about you from your uploads.

Once you've uploaded your files, you can generate shareable links to send files to friends and family, making Prism Drive an excellent choice if you want to host albums or work docs that need to be accessed by multiple parties.

Need a cloud storage solution that covers all your bases? Prism Drive is offering a 

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Aug 06, 2022

Watch content from any region with this $49 smart DNS tool

Getflix acts as a solid middle ground. Featured on Lifehacker and Digital Spy, this service uses DNS to only re-route the connections you want to make rather than all network traffic, so you don't have to worry about your speed being negatively impacted. This basically means your Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming traffic will pass through its servers, allowing you to watch shows that aren't available in your region.

Getflix does all this without your data being logged. Additionally, your connections are SSL secured and by 256-bit encryption, so you can rest assured that your information will stay private. Lastly, you can use Getflix on a variety of computers, mobile gadgets, and operating systems for up to five devices.

Want to stream your favorite content without restrictions? You can purchase a lifetime Getflix subscription today for just

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Aug 05, 2022

DuckDuckGo will now block Microsoft trackers

As of today, DuckDuckGo chief executive Gabriel Weinberg said that it will expand the scripts that "we block from loading on websites to include scripts from Microsoft in our browsing apps (iOS and Android) and our browser extensions (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge and Opera), with beta apps to follow in the coming month."

DuckDuckGo tries to block tracking scripts from search engines and websites like Facebook, but also from more fundamental architects of scripts and tracking software. (Here are five reasons to use DuckDuckGo over Google's search engine). This browser uses what it calls 3rd-Party Tracking Loading Protection to block these third-party scripts or cookies from being loaded in your browser. If they did, they would be able to track your movements around the web and construct a profile of who you are, your preferences, and more. While other browsers and browser plug-ins empower users to protect their privacy, this search engine has made privacy a fundamental element of its products.

Weinberg's decision was motivated by

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Aug 05, 2022

Deep-dive: Intel Arc's AV1 video encoding is the future of GPU streaming

Split view of blocky H.264 video and clean AV1 video. Right-click and open in new tab to see in full resolution.Adam Taylor/IDG

That world is the future promised by AV1: A new, open source video codec that aims to dethrone H.264 as the primary video standard after its nearly 20 year-long reign. Typically very difficult to encode, real-time AV1 encoding is now available to consumers via Intel's debut Arc Alchemist graphics cards (though the launch has been limited to China so far, with a U.S. release planned for later this summer).

I put Intel's GPU encoder to the test using a custom Gunnir Arc A380 desktop card to see if it delivers the promises we've seen from AV1 thus far, and how it competes against the existing H.264 encoders typically used for live streaming. I also want to explain why all of this matters so much. There's a lot to this, so let's dig in.

[ Further reading: The best graphics cards for PC gaming ]

A futu

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Aug 05, 2022

The best free VPN for Android

The problem, of course, is that there are a large number of VPNs available on the Google Play Store. So which ones are worth your time? Our experts have tested a slew of VPNs, both for PCs and Android devices, and have put together a list of the best free options you can feel confident in using. Check out our top picks below. And if you're looking to upgrade your Android phone's security further, which we highly recommend, be sure to look at our recommendations for the best free antivirus for Android as well. Check out our guide to the best VPNs if you're looking to cover multiple devices.

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With just one Surfshark subscription costing only $2.49 (£1.89) per month, you can protect your and your family's safety online. Surf the open internet while ma

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Aug 05, 2022

The best gaming monitors: Level up your display

Here are the best gaming monitors of 2022 so far. (If you aren't sold on a gaming monitor, check out our recommendations for the best monitors overall and the best 4K monitors.)

Updated 08/05/2022 Check out our latest review of the LG DualUp 28MQ780-B. This unique 16:18 aspect ratio monitor isn't really built for gaming, but if you happen to moonlight as a content creator, it just might have what you're looking for in a secondary display.

1. Alienware AW3423DW - Best gaming monitor overall

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Aug 05, 2022

The USB ports on AMD's first Ryzen 7000 motherboards will melt your face off

Example: The Asus ROG Crosshair X670E Hero, which was newly announced this week. It cheerfully packs a concentrated lineup of the latest buzzwords in PC hardware onto the board. You want USB ports? Two are blistering fast 40Gbps USB 4.0 Type-C. A third Type-C is a 20Gbps port. And you still get one more USB-C port along with eight USB Type-A, all rated at 10Gbps. That's just at the rear. You still have internal headers for USB 2.0, USB 3.0, and USB-C 3.2 Gen 2×2.

Asus ROG Crosshair X670e motherboard rear ports.Asu

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Aug 05, 2022

Save $450 on this Gateway gaming laptop with an RTX 3050 Ti

This Gateway laptop is rocking an Intel Core i7-11800H CPU, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB of PCIe SSD storage. The 1920×1080 display measures 17.3-inches (that's quite a bit of screen real estate!) and it has a refresh rate of 120Hz. This is a good size for gaming or editing videos. However, you may want to scale the graphics back to medium or high when playing newer games. For ports, it has one USB Type-C, one USB 2.0, two USB 3.1, one ethernet port, one HDMI, and one micro SD card slot. It weighs a little over five pounds, so this isn't really a travel-friendly machine. That said, if you don't mind the additional heft, this is an awesome deal. You better grab it before it's gone forever.

Get the Gateway 17.3 FHD Creator Notebook for $949

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Aug 05, 2022

6 things to consider before buying a used graphics card

There are deals to be found with used GPUs, but there are risks involved too. And is it even a good time to be shopping? We're going to cover the top things that you need to know before buying a used GPU, ranging from the current market conditions to what you should look for with the graphics card itself. If you'd rather avoid all the potential headaches associated with buying a used graphics cards, our roundup of the best GPUs for PC gaming can help you find the best new cards to suit your needs as well.

1) Nvidia's GeForce RTX 4000 and AMD's Radeon RDNA 3 - coming soon? One of the reasons that current-gen GPU prices are dropping so fast is the imminent arrival of Nvidia and AMD's next generation GPUs. No official release dates have been released to date, so it's difficult to pin down exactly when we are seeing something new, though AMD says its new

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Aug 05, 2022

The best gaming laptops for students: Best overall, best budget, and more

[Need something strictly for schoolwork? Check out our picks for the best laptops for college students]

Lenovo Legion 5 Pro (2022) - Best overall

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Aug 05, 2022

Get nearly $100 off this solar generator kit

If you're looking for an affordable option, consider this Generark Solar Generator for $1,499. This kit comes with a HomePower ONE backup power station and two SolarPower ONE panels.

Access to electricity is paramount if you need to keep your devices and appliances up and running. The HomePower ONE handles that easily, offering three AC outputs, a 12V/10A car outlet, and four USB ports for smaller devices. It features a 1,002Wh capacity, which Generark claims is enough for seven days of power off a single charge. You can easily recharge it from your car, a wall outlet, or the included solar panels.

Speaking of which, the two SolarPower ONE panels provide 100W of power each, allowing you to charge the power station as it supplies electricity to your appliances. They're also rated at 50% higher energy conversion efficiency than standard solar cells. Finally, these panels are easy to use, with setup taking just 30 seconds. It's no wonder this bundle earned 4.5 out of 5 on Amazon.

Right now, yo

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Aug 05, 2022

Multilayered Security: Cyber Defense from the Chip to the Cloud

Given this reality and the high cost of cyber attacks — $6.9 billion in losses from the incidents reported to the FBI alone — IT leaders need new approaches to protect business computers.

That's especially true in the age of remote work. While hybrid work benefits employees and employers alike, it increases risks to company data as users take laptops and other devices away from the protection of company networks.

Fortunately, multilayered security features can help defend devices at every level, from the chip to the cloud. And AMD and Microsoft have risen to the challenge.

Integrated security

Multilayered security means protecting users, apps, and data at every level, from software through firmware, down to the level of individual processors. It's essential in the era of hybrid work when many employees have left the shelter of corporate networks (some permanently) and do much of their work in their cloud.

To make it possible AMD and Microsoft have partnered to integrate security through the operating system (OS) and the processor

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Aug 04, 2022

Microsoft tests a Game Pass family plan, Windows 11 widget

Windows 11 widgets have been somewhat controversial. Essentially, they're a small collection of news and information that you can use to keep up on the events of the world, or else they can be wasted space that you'll want to remove. Microsoft is reportedly opening up widgets to third-party developers, though.

But Microsoft realizes that its superb Game Pass Ultimate subscription (which you can get for "free," or by working the system) has an inherent problem: you never quite know what's available, what's not, what's arriving, and what's departing the subscription. That's where the Game Pass widget comes in. You can add it to your existing list of widgets, and never have to miss a thing.

The catch? It's only available to Windows Insider preview testers at the moment, specifically as part of Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25174 in the Dev Channel. If it's anything like Microsoft's other additions, however, expect to see it sneak into the Windows 11 Stable Channel soon for mainstream users.



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Aug 04, 2022

This $352 Dell Inspiron laptop is an absolute steal

In this price range, your best options are usually Chromebooks, or heavily hobbled Windows laptops with lackluster power, meh memory, or a skimpy screen. Not the Dell Inspiron 15 3000. This notebook comes with an Intel Core i3 processor, an ample 8GB of RAM, and a small, but manageable 128GB SSD. That configuration offers plenty of punch for basic tasks, from basic productivity to email to web browsing. You know, the sort of stuff most folks do every day. (Don't try triple-A gaming or rendering video on this laptop though.)

Better yet, Dell's deal comes with a spacious 15.6-inch display at full 1080p resolution. Many low-cost laptops either offer smaller screens or cut the resolution down to unacceptable levels. You won't run into that issue here, and since the big screen gives the laptop a bigger footprint, the keyboard won't feel cramped either. It still weighs in under 4 pounds, though.



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Aug 04, 2022

These Sonic the Hedgehog mechanical keyboards gotta type fast

Highground

Conceptual issues aside, these 65% mechanical boards might have a lot of appeal for die-hard fans. Note the pixelated printing on the Green Hill Zone keyboard: Sonic himself is hanging out on the S key, and his life and ring counts are put cleanly on the space bar. It's meant to be paired with the desk mat of the same design. There's also a matching set featuring Sonic and his edgelord rival Shadow, if you're more into the post-2000s era of the series.

For my money, I'm more interested in the keyboard designed to commemorate the Dreamcast, Sega's fondly-remembered final home console. Note the wire frame that's spread along the keys, and the arrow keys meant to indicate the controller's colorful A/B/X/Y scheme. I especially like the orange triangle on the Escape key, which matches the power indicator on the console. Sadly it looks like there's no matching desk mat for that design.



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Aug 04, 2022

Best free PDF editors: Our top picks

Free PDF editors offer a few advantages over their paid partners. First and most obviously, they don't cost anything. If you don't work regularly with PDF files, a premium editor probably won't be worth the investment and a free editor can get the job done on the occasions you need to make some quick changes to document. Second, free PDF editors generally work in your browser so, unlike paid PDF editors, there are no platform- or device-compatibility issues to worry about. (The exceptions are free trial versions of paid editors, which need to be downloaded to a device.) Finally, because free online PDF editors are used on-the-fly, they generally have much simpler, more-intuitive interfaces and tools than paid editors do.

mentioned in this article Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

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Aug 04, 2022

Best dash cams: Your second set of eyes on the road

For even more information on what features to look for in a dash cam, scroll to our buyers guide under our best picks. You can also save yourself time and confusion by reading our instructions on how to install a dash cam.

1. Cobra SC 400D - Best premium front/rear dash cam

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Aug 04, 2022

This PC case has a fully functional aquarium inside. What could go wrong?

Is it wise to put gallons of water and straight-up living fish on top of a chassis full of high-end computing equipment? Wouldn't it be better for both a computer and the fish to separate these two items into purpose-built components? What kind of consciousness-altering substances does one have to indulge in to think up something like a combination PC case and fish tank? The answers, respectively, are no, yes, and I don't freakin' know. Personally I wouldn't feel comfortable with a device that could malfunction and destroy a valuable computer and electrocute a bunch of pets at the same time, but that's just me.

MetalFish

The aquarium half of the MetalFish Y2 includes a USB-powered water filter and oxygenator, as well as an overhead LED light that's meant to supply some healthy UV rays for both your fish any aquatic plant

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Aug 04, 2022

Save $100 on this customizable SteelSeries mechanical keyboard

The Apex Pro has six multimedia buttons, adjustable actuation switches, and per-key RGB lighting. This keyboard has OmniPoint switches, which have magnetic sensors and the sensitivity level can be adjusted exactly to your liking. According to the SteelSeries blog, OmniPoint switches have a "smooth and linear feel" to them. There's also a magnetic wrist rest, which gives your palms a comfortable spot to rest during those late night gaming sessions.

This is a fantastic keyboard for hardcore gamers. Don't miss out.

Get the SteelSeries Apex Pro Wired Mechanical Keyboard for $99.99 at Adorama

Keyboards

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Aug 04, 2022

Dell XPS 13 Plus review: A fast and stunningly sexy laptop

Price When Reviewed$1949

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Aug 04, 2022

Dell XPS 13 Plus review: The future is now

Price When Reviewed$1949

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Aug 04, 2022

You need multiple backups. Amazon Drive's shutdown proves it

According to the notice sent by Amazon last week, the company's online storage service will go dark on December 31, 2023. Amazon is choosing to concentrate its attention on Amazon Photos, which offers targeted storage for photos and videos.

The shutdown will happen in stages. New uploads will be disabled on January 31, 2023. Viewing and downloading stored files will last until the end of 2023, after which access will end entirely.

Any photos or videos stored on Amazon Drive will automatically migrate to Amazon Photos. (Reminder: Amazon Prime members have unlimited photo storage and 5GB of video storage, while non-Prime members get a flat 5GB of space.) For everything else, you must save those files elsewhere before the final curtain call.

the best windows backup software R-Drive Image 7

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Aug 04, 2022

Study for four CompTIA cybersecurity certification exams for $30

This four-course collection can help you prepare for a few popular cybersecurity certification exams, which may ultimately help you find employment as a white hat hacker. The courses are provided by iCollege, an online learning hub and official CompTIA partner trusted by Silicon Valley organizations and beyond.

In these courses, you can study for the CAS-003, PT0-001, CS0-002, and SY0-601 exams, which are crucial in validating your risk management, penetration testing, countermeasure, and security architecture skills. Overall, you'll get over 150 hours of comprehensive training from top-rated instructors.

Want to join the front lines of cyber security? You'll need to earn your certifications first, and this 

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Aug 03, 2022

The best USB-C hubs for your laptop or tablet

There's no shortage of USB-C hubs featuring a whole range of combinations of modern and legacy ports, so it shouldn't be a problem to find the right hub for your needs.

We've tested numerous USB-C hubs and compiled a list of our favorites. We discuss not only the port options available with each hub, but also lesser known details you won't find from the manufacturer's description, such as whether there is adequate space between the ports or if the hub runs hot during use. You can also check out our recommendations for the best Thunderbolt docks—essentially an upgraded version of a USB-C hub. We explain those differences as part of our buying advice, which you'll find below our product recommendations.

A USB-C hub connects to the USB-C on the side of your laptop, such as on this Lenovo Yoga C740. In this ex

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Aug 03, 2022

Google Chrome's latest release packs in 27 security fixes

Most of the bugs were spotted and submitted by non-Google members of the Chromium team, which submit changes to the open source version of the browser that Google then implements in the main version of Chrome. Security researchers hunting for these vulnerabilities can rake in some respectable dough in via Google's rewards program. The top prize for version 104 went to an anonymous contributor who spotted a head corruption bug in the Omnibox behavior, netting them a cool $10,000 USD prize.

The new version is headed for the stable channel now, so you should see it update automatically over the next few days unless you're running a Beta or newer version of Chrome. If you can't wait that long, click the primary menu button, then "Help" and "About Google Chrome." The update process should start right away. A relaunch will apply the changes.

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Aug 03, 2022

AMD's next-gen Ryzen 7000 CPUs will arrive before September ends

Previously, AMD had said that Ryzen 7000 would ship in the second half of the year, but the company narrowed its release schedule in a conference call with analysts. AMD representatives indicated that the change in timing should be taken as a clarification, not as a change in the company's roadmap.

AMD made clear that Intel's unexpected, catastrophic loss this quarter was mainly due to Intel's execution, rather than wider industry problems, with AMD delivering record revenue for the eighth straight quarter. The good times appear ready to keep rolling, too. Chief executive Dr. Lisa Su said that AMD's fourth quarter will be highlighted by the company's new lineup of 5nm products, "that we're very excited about." Those include the Ryzen 7000 lineup but also Radeon's next-gen RDNA3 graphics cards. AMD expects the new RDNA3 GPUs will deliver more than 50 percent generation-over-generation improvement, a combination of design as well as the 5nm process technology.

Ryzen 7000 CPUs will slot into motherboards featuring AMD's new AM5 socket.

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Ryzen 7000 should run well over 5GHz, using the new AM5 socket, according to previous AMD disclosures. In January, when

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Aug 03, 2022

The Dell XPS 13 Touch is fast, luxurious, and $550 off

We love Dell's XPS line here at PCWorld. The high resolution displays are gorgeous and nearly bezel-less, and the laptop themselves are lightweight and easy to travel with. The XPS 13 Touch has much of the same design cues as its successful predecessors. But let's get into the specs and features of this specific model, yeah?

The Dell XPS 13 Touch features an Intel Core i7-1165G7 CPU, Intel Iris Xe graphics, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage. The processor has four cores and eight threads, so it's designed to divvy up the workload in a fast and efficient way. It's a last-gen CPU (which is probably why this laptop is on such steep sale) but it's still plenty fast for productivity tasks like writing term papers, working on spreadsheets, and so on. The display also has a resolution of 3840×2160 and is touch-enabled.

This is a very nice laptop going for a very nice sale price. Grab it before it disappears.

Get the Dell XPS 13 Touch for $1,049.99 at Dell

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Aug 03, 2022

What to expect in Windows 11's big ‘2H22' feature update

With news that Microsoft may be picking up the pace of how it releases features — with an eye toward Windows 12 in 2024 — it may be that the era of "feature releases" is coming to a close. No matter. We'll still see some key features added to Windows 11 in the fall, based on the Windows 11 builds that Microsoft has begun testing.

In fact, it's fair to say that Microsoft has finalized Windows 11 22H2, as the operating system has been released into Microsoft's Release Preview Channel of its Windows Insider program. Here, Microsoft trials new features and builds with a small group of beta testers who opt in to trying them out before they release to the general public. When will Windows 11 22H2 "ship" to your PC? If history holds, September or October, with October perhaps more likely since some of the features listed below have some issues.

Originally, Microsoft released Windows 11 22H2 Build 22621 to the Release Preview Channel in June. (Right now, it's at Build 22621.317.) Whatever the final version ends up as, we can be confident that Microsoft will simply fix bugs from here on out, while keeping the tally of features

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Aug 03, 2022

Dell Latitude 7330 Ultralight review: The laptop your boss wants to buy you

Price When Reviewed$2,489

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Aug 02, 2022

Viewing your Uber receipts will crash Microsoft Outlook

Bleeping Computer highlights a support document from Microsoft that describes the problem. Uber uses what Microsoft refers to as "complex tables" as part of its receipt email, and those complex tables currently cause Outlook and Word to crash. It not only affects the Current Channel of Outlook (i.e., the version you most likely use) but preview builds in the Current Channel and even the Beta Channel, too.

Word (and Outlook) will roll out a fix, but that fix will only go live when Microsoft deploys its Patch Tuesday updates next week, on August 9. Until then, your best bet is simply just to avoid Uber's emails altogether.

A Microsoft-supplied an example of an email receipt from Uber. Opening such an email may crash Outlook and/or Word.

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Aug 02, 2022

PCWorld's YouTube channel is now back online

The channel went down due to a chain-of-ownership snafu. Someone who works for PCWorld's parent company, IDG, was attempting to consolidate email databases, and in that process triggered a series of events whereby PCWorld lost ownership of the channel. Primary ownership is directly attached to a single email address, and lacking any primary owner, YouTube's automated system marked the channel for deletion.

Since the channel went down on July 25, we've been running an all-hands effort to correct the mistake. Our first stop was to engage YouTube's standard support team, but that didn't yield an urgent response. Our channel creators—Adam Patrick Murray, Gordon Mah Ung, Alaina Yee, and Brad Chacos—also reached out to other YouTubers, hoping they might have some kind of express-lane support contact at YouTube. (Thank you to everyone who helped!) We also had IDG executives reach out to contacts they may have at YouTube via pure business relationships.

It took a while, but we finally landed on a Google team member who could help investigate exactly what happened and help us reinstate the channel. That process involved a lot of technical discovery and repair, plus documentation that established our parent company, IDG, owns PCWorld.

This episode reminds us that YouTube has a very asymmetric relationship with its creators—which might make sense when you consider its support infrastructure must assist an

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Aug 02, 2022

Best Lenovo laptops: Best overall, best battery life, and more

While everything on the list below has its pros and cons, there's one laptop that really stands out from the rest. The Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon Gen 9 nabbed our top spot because of its roomy display, stellar keyboard, and quiet operation, but the Lenovo Yoga 9i and IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon also wowed us in recent reviews, with both earning spots below.

Read on to learn more, and be sure to visit our guide to the best laptops overall if you want to peruse the cream of the crop from every notebook maker.

Updated 08/2/2022 Check out our latest review of the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga Gen 7. We didn't include it in our best-of list due to its high price, but if you can afford it, it still makes an ideal 2-in-1 for work and travel. We also reviewed the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro gaming laptop, which offers a ton of connectivity.



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Aug 02, 2022

The iconic Winamp media player is back from the dead

Download and install the new version from the official Winamp forum (spotted by Bleeping Computer), and you might just feel yourself transported back in time to 2001. The player still feels like an old-fashioned media library manager, and yes, still launches with a shock jock-style declaration of "it really whips the llama's ass!" Changes to the program are almost entirely under the hood, with a code base update from Visual Studio 2008 to VS2019. Unfortunately that means you'll need Windows 7 or later to run it.

Time hasn't been kind to the plucky little player. Loading it up on my Windows 11 desktop, the strict segmentation of the tools seems like something that belongs in a museum. The tool's iconic but antiquated "skins" mean that icons and menus look absolu

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Aug 02, 2022

Ultrawide vs. dual monitors: Which should you choose?

Here's how to decide whether an ultrawide monitor or dual monitors is right for you. For more concrete buying info, be sure to checkout our roundup of the best PC monitors and best gaming monitors.

How wide is it? Everyone looking to buy an ultrawide monitor or dual monitors wants more usable display space. But how much do you gain with each scenario?

A 34-inch ultrawide monitor, the most common size, is not as large you might think. This size of ultrawide is nearly identical to a 27-inch widescreen monitor in height and about 8 inches wider.  

Purchasing a second 27-inch monitor will, of course, net you a second monitor just as large as the first. A second 27-inch monitor adds 23.5 inches to the width of your setup. That's about 15.5 inches wider than a 34-inch ultrawide monitor.

Besides offering a wider expanse than a single ultrawide monitor, a dual display is more flexible in terms o

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Aug 02, 2022

Logitech's Steam Deck rival will run GeForce Now and Xbox Game Pass

"The new device will support multiple cloud gaming services, and both companies are working with the Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce Now teams," Logitech says in its press release. Invoking the names of the two leading game streaming platforms is telling. While the Switch is based on Nvidia's Tegra platform originally meant for high-end, ARM-based mobile gaming, and the Steam Deck uses an ultra-efficient version of AMD's x64-based Ryzen platform also seen in laptops, the as-yet-unnamed and unseen Logitech G handheld could minimize local hardware almost entirely, offloading most of the heavy lifting of graphics and gameplay to remote streaming servers.

The announcement claims that the Logitech handheld is planned

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Aug 02, 2022

Save a whopping $600 on MSI's GeForce RTX 3090 Gaming X Trio

This GPU is a luxurious choice if you're looking for a ton of graphics power. In addition to being one of the fastest graphics cards ever created, able to power 4K gaming experiences without breaking a sweat, its 24GB of GDDR6X VRAM makes the RTX 3090 an exceptional option for content creators and machine learning enthusiasts who require ample memory. Its ray tracing and DLSS capabilities are second only to the $2,000 RTX 3090 Ti, as well. MSI's high-end RTX 3090 design packs one HDMI 2.1 connection and three DisplayPorts.

This is a superb deal. You better swoop in real fast before it dissolves into the nether.



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Aug 02, 2022

5 terrible reasons angry nerds say I should switch to Linux

But I could do without the Linux fanatics. You know who I mean. The ones who burst into conversations like the Kool-Aid Man whenever you bring up Windows in conversation. You don't need to ask them how they feel about Linux. It's absolutely clear. That's their operating system of choice. It's the only OS of choice. But you don't know it, so they're here to enlighten you.

Doesn't matter what you say. The fanatics still appear. They have no concept of reading the room (or the conversation). The suggestion of Linux doesn't need to have a reasonable link to the topic at hand. Out come the same tired proclamations.

And they have no idea how bad those declarations are (even though Linux itself isn't the problem here).

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"LINUX DOESN'T HAVE THIS PROBLEM" I have to admit—the first time I tried Linux, I was really disappointed when unicorns and rainbows didn't instantly explode from my PC. I was promised the end to all my Windows issues.

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Aug 02, 2022

Keychron Q5 review: It will ruin other mechanical keyboards for you

Price When Reviewed$205

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Aug 01, 2022

The best laptops: Premium laptops, budget laptops, 2-in-1s, and more

Read on to learn about our picks for the best laptops right now. If you're looking to save some cash on your purchase, be sure to take a look at our roundup of the best laptop deals, updated every weekday.

Also, be sure to check out our back-to-school deals page to help stretch that college budget even further as you gear up for another semester. We will be updating it daily with the best deals on Chromebooks, MacBooks, iPads, and more.

Without further ado, these are the best laptops we've tested.

Updated 08/01/2022 Check out our latest review of the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro. For a reasonable mid-range price, you get a 12th-gen Intel processor, an RTX 3070, and excellent connectivity features.

If you are looking for something a little more portable, be sure to read our review of the Acer Swift 5. This ultra-portable has a clean

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Aug 01, 2022

Dell wants your laptop to wirelessly charge your phone

Even the best laptops have tons of flat, "unoccupied" space on their keyboard deck. Dell's patent proposes using this space for charging a wireless device, like a phone.

The patent application (number 20220239124, as unearthed by Patently Apple and Ars Technica) doesn't propose building wireless charging coils directly into the laptop itself. Instead, the wireless coils would be designed into a "sleeve" of some sort, which would slide over the outside of the laptop. A small power connector (reminiscent of the magnetic connectors used by Apple's older MacBooks and the first Microsoft Surface devices) would power the sleeve, which would then power the phone or other wireless device.



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Aug 01, 2022

Best password managers: Reviews of the top products

The best password managers relieve you of the burden of having to create and memorize unique, complex logins on your own. And they protect your passwords by encrypting your login info in a virtual vault—either locally or in the cloud—only allowing access with a single master password. If you're looking to step up your security game, a password manager is a way to do it. Yes, web browsers are starting to offer password management features, but they're not good enough. 

All of our top picks for password mangers support Windows, Mac OS, Android, and iOS, as well as the major browsers. And all will let you sync your data across multiple devices, though you may have pay extra for that privilege.

Once you've found the right password manager for your needs, head over to our guide on

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Aug 01, 2022

Nintendo's rad old-school Switch controllers now work with Steam

Since the controllers use standard Bluetooth, just like all Switch controllers, there was nothing stopping you from connecting them to a gaming PC before. But as of last week, all three controller designs are officially supported by the Steam Input system. As PC Gamer reports, all you need to do is connect them via Bluetooth and Steam should recognize them right away, ready to be customized for just about any PC game, just like the standard Switch and Switch Pro controllers. The Hori Fighting Stick Mini 4 is also supported.



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Aug 01, 2022

PDF Expert review: A full-featured PDF editor for Apple devices

Price When Reviewed$79.99 annually

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Aug 01, 2022

If you've ordered a Steam Deck, you'll get it this year

The info comes in the form of a short post on the official Steam Deck "Events" page (spotted by Tom's Hardware). According to Valve, it's been able to address at least some of the supply chain issues that were affecting the portable PC gaming machine earlier this year. Some Steam Deck orders have even been bumped up: some customers previously slated to receive their hardware in "Q4 or later" have been upgraded to an estimated Q3 delivery. Unfortunately there's no news on the highly-anticipated TV dock.

The Steam Deck has proven to be an instant success, thanks to solid AMD-based portable hardware, the optimized Linux-based SteamOS it runs, and tireless work on Valve's part to expand the list of o

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Aug 01, 2022

Pick up this 1440p, 144Hz curved gaming monitor for just $200

This ViewSonic monitor has a resolution of 2560×1440, a refresh rate of 144Hz, and a one millisecond response time. It comes with AMD FreeSync as well, which eliminates gnarly screen tearing and stuttering when paired with a compatible AMD or Nvidia graphics card. For ports, it has one DisplayPort, one audio out, and two HDMI. The monitor measures 27-inches with a viewing angle of 178-degrees and an aspect ratio of 16:9. In other words, it's a great size for a home office.

This is a fantastic monitor at a phenomenal price. You better swoop in before it's gone.

Get the ViewSonic VX2768 monitor for $199.99 at Newegg

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Aug 01, 2022

Best computer deals: Top picks from desktops to all-in-ones

Back-to-school discounts have begun and you can get killer deals on all-in-ones from HP. Alienware and iBuyPower are also currently offering good deals on gaming PCs. If none of these computer deals are what you're looking for, make sure to keep checking back as more back-to-school deals show up. Check out the latest deals below.

Note: Tech deals come and go quickly, so it's possible some of these computer discounts will have expired before this article's next update.

HP ProOne 600 G6 1 From: HP

Was: $1,895.00

Now: $859.00 (55% off)



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Aug 01, 2022

Wi-Fi 5 vs. Wi-Fi 6 vs. Wi-Fi 6E: Which router should you pick?

All of which complicates what's already a fairly agonizing decision, with companies such as TP-Link, Netgear, and Asus selling routers across all three Wi-Fi generations. If you're trying to expand your wireless coverage or eliminate dead zones, here's what you need to know:

Why Wi-Fi 5 still matters The Wi-Fi 5 standard—known as 802.11ac before the industry started branding its standards the same way Apple names its iPhones—launched in 2013, but it remains available today in lower-cost routers. It's also still a fine option for a couple of reasons:

First, there's no inherent difference in reception range between Wi-Fi 5 and Wi-Fi 6, so you may be able to get comparable coverage with a much cheaper router.

Amazon's Eero three-pack with Wi-Fi 5, for instance, costs $169, which is $30 less than

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Aug 01, 2022

Best antivirus: Keep your Windows PC safe from spyware, Trojans, malware, and more

We're not suggesting that PC security software is fool-proof, but it does a great job of protecting your computer against harmful malware and ransomware. Most systems come with security software baked into the OS, but this is often the bare minimum you need. Choosing to purchase more robust antivirus software will provide you with features such as an advanced firewall, sandbox environments for suspicious programs, and multi-device protection, among other things. Choosing to pay for these additional features will benefit anyone who actively uses email, clicks on links, and downloads programs.

When testing antivirus suites, we look for software that strikes a balance between excellent protection, a worthwhile selection of features, and minimal performance impact on your PC. For more information, you can read about how we test antivirus suites below our picks. 

Updated 08/1/2022: Check out our latest review of Bitdefender Total Security. It didn't quite make the cut for this list, but it is still a dependable antivirus software that provides solid protection and good value for the money.

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Aug 01, 2022

You'll barely notice this $325 refurbished HP laptop isn't brand new

This HP EliteBook comes with all the essentials you can expect from a laptop. You'll get a dual-core Intel Core i5 CPU and 8GB of RAM for light workloads such as word processing and web browsing. It also comes with a 14-inch multitouch display, which might come in handy if you need to make quick photo edits or work with multiple windows. The 256GB SSD makes loading programs quick and seamless. And lastly, the laptop comes pre-installed with Windows 10 Pro, which provides benefits such as BitLocker and Windows Sandbox.

We can't all get 

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Jul 31, 2022

The best Thunderbolt docks for your laptop

As laptops slim down, laptop makers are eliminating legacy ports, replacing them with a utilitarian USB-C/Thunderbolt port instead. That may seem unfair, but it also allows you to choose exactly what you need. Your choice is fairly straightforward: select from our list of the best Thunderbolt docks below, or from our list of the best USB-C hubs and dongles.

Both solutions use the same physical USB-C port on your laptop. Cheaper USB-C dongles supply just 10Gbps of bandwidth, enough to connect to a single external 4K display at an eye-wearying 30Hz, plus a few other peripherals. Thunderbolt ports and docks offer 40Gbps of bandwidth, enough for two 4K displays at a pleasing 60Hz, plus many peripherals. (Consult our buying guide, below, for a detailed explanation.) You can also use Thunderbolt 3 to enable an external GPU for your PC. There's nothing stopping you from adding a USB-C hub to a Thunderbolt dock, either.

A note on terminology: We use the term dock as one that supplies the ports you need for legacy devices, like USB-A and HDMI. We define a Thunderbolt hub as Thunderbolt-in, Thunderbolt-out. The latt

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Jul 31, 2022

Anker Apex 12-in-1 Thunderbolt 4 Dock review: Meh

Price When Reviewed$299.99

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Jul 31, 2022

Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Dock Core review: A great budget option

Best Prices Today: Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Dock Core Retailer Price Delivery Belkin $199.99

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Jul 31, 2022

CalDigit TS3 Plus review: Better for Mac than PC

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Jul 31, 2022

HP Thunderbolt G4 Dock review: Power packed into a tiny cube

Price When Reviewed$369.00

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Jul 31, 2022

IOGear Thunderbolt 3 Dock Pro review: A top contender

Price When Reviewed308.45

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Jul 31, 2022

Kensington SD5700T Thunderbolt 4 Docking Station review: A quality dock for the right customer

Price When Reviewed$369.99

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Jul 31, 2022

Plugable 5-in-1 Thunderbolt Hub review: Tiny USB4 connectivity

Price When Reviewed$189

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Jul 31, 2022

Plugable TBT3-UDZ review: The Cadillac of Thunderbolt docks

Best Prices Today: Plugable TBT3-UDZ Retailer Price Delivery $369.00

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Jul 31, 2022

Plugable Thunderbolt 3 Dock review: Good features and price

Price When Reviewed$269.99

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Jul 31, 2022

Monitor the Dark Web for compromised data with this $49 service

Fortunately, organizations like Insecure Web are fighting to keep our data secure, and it's offering its Dark Web monitoring tools for businesses for just $49 for a limited time. With this suite, you can create a business out of protecting vulnerable assets like IP addresses, domains, and much more.

With an Insecure Web subscription, you can monitor activity on hidden websites, chat rooms, P2P networks, and Internet Relay Chats (IRC). You'll be able to detect exposed credentials, remove personal or proprietary data found on the Dark Web, and even pitch your own ethical hacking services to potential clients.

Subscribers are given 1,000 credits that renew each year, which you can spend to monitor all the email addresses under one domain as well as three user names, phone numbers, IP addresses, and personal emails.

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Jul 30, 2022

The best VPNs for Android: Our picks for phones and tablets

We consider several criteria when determining the best VPNs for Android. First, it has to be a top performer on the OS. Also, we understand that Wi-Fi can be inconsistent at times, therefore we test these apps over three days, running a total of 15 tests each day (three times for each test country location). Then we considered the Android app itself and whether it was easy to manage, as well as other things such as pricing and the number of simultaneous devices allowed per account. We provide links to the stand-alone app in the Google Play store as well as links to our reviews of the full desktop program—in case you want a complete AV solution for all your devices.

Without further ado, here are our recommendations for the best VPNs for Android.

1. Speedify - Best Android VPN overall

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Jul 30, 2022

Save time creating marketing emails with this $59 email sequence generator

Using EmailWritr is pretty straightforward. Simply choose a custom email sequence and answer some questions about your services and intended audience. EmailWritr then generates your email for you. No copywriting skills needed! Then, export your emails to PDF, DOC, or TXT and send them via your mailing service of choice.

The software, rated five stars on SourceForge, provides templates for topics such as dating and relationships, webinars, SaaS, and more, ensuring your business and messaging needs are met. Plus, Premium Plan members receive 1,000 AI rewrite tokens each month, which you can spend on generating a variety of emails. 

Simplify your br

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Jul 29, 2022

The best laptops for kids: Best overall, best battery life, and more

That said, as much as parents want productivity power, kids want enjoyment from their computers. So you will need a laptop that is suitable for both schoolwork and maybe some light gaming—after they finish homework of course! It also needs to be tough enough to handle life's daily bumps. That's why we've curated a list of affordable, well-made machines that are great for children. From Chromebooks to Windows laptops, these are the best picks for kids.

For even more options, check out the best Chromebooks, or if your kid is a gamer, see our roundup of the best gaming laptops under $1,000 for other affordable options. You can also keep an eye on our best laptop deals, which is updated daily to help you snag a great discount.



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Jul 29, 2022

The best gaming headsets: Reviews and buying advice

As you'd expect, there's no shortage of gaming headsets out there. We know you don't want to wade through the many options only to settle on one that doesn't live up to the hype. That's why we've done all the heavy lifting for you by highlighting the best gaming headset models, whether wired or wireless.

We'll keep updating our chart below as we review more products and find even better headsets. To see the criteria we use to test each product and some helpful buying advice be sure to read our post scrip explainer below our list.

1. SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless - Best dual-purpose wired/wireless gaming headset; Best overall

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Jul 29, 2022

The Full Nerd Special Episode: Intel stops by to talk (and play) Arc graphics cards

After what could kindly only be called an ugly AF launch of the first low-end Arc GPUs in C

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Jul 29, 2022

Grid Studio's beautiful gadget art is taxidermy for geeks

That's cynical, especially for a man who actually does have Star Trek paintings in his house. But I have to admit, Grid Studio‘s loving presentation of old tech as art is incredibly appealing to me, and I assume, people like me. When offered a chance to review one of their framed, dissected gadgets, I leaped on the opportunity for the original Game Boy Advance, which I think has yet to be topped for both ergonomics and visual appeal.

Not quite museum-grade memories The package came in a stunning presentation, wrapped in high-quality paper with a ribbon sealed in actual wax. If I didn't know what was inside I'd think I was being sent a box of chocolates that cost more than my monthly car payment. Upon opening it I found a rather more down-market shadowbox, flat black processed wood, and plexiglass with a plastic shipping protector.



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Jul 29, 2022

Intel kills the remnants of Optane memory

According to comments given to Tom's Hardware, shutting down Optane includes writing off a stunning $559 million in existing inventory. The move comes amid a generally poor outlook for the company as a whole. Q2 revenues for Intel showed a revenue of $15.3 billion, well below the projected $17.94 billion, and the stock market responded with a precipitous sell-off of Intel stock. In order to recoup some of its losses Intel also announced a general price increase for CPUs.

Initially announced in 2015 as "3D Xpoint," non-volatile Optane memory was already a fairly niche technology. Intel stopped selling its most advanced consumer-facing Optane SSDs last year, focusing instead on servers and other enterprise applications of

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Jul 29, 2022

This Lenovo Legion gaming laptop is beautiful, powerful, and only $540

The Legion 5 is rocking an AMD Ryzen 5 4600H CPU, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti GPU, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage. The display has a resolution of 1920×1080 and a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz. You may want to dial back the graphics to medium or high on newer titles with that entry-level graphics cards, though. That said, this laptop shouldn't have any problem running more lightweight games. For ports, it has one HDMI, one USB Type-C, one DisplayPort, and one headphone/microphone combo.

This laptop is a shining jewel amongst the sand dunes. We predict it's going to sell out fast, so make sure you take advantage of this opportunity and buy now.

Get the Lenovo Legion 5 for $539.99 at eBay

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Jul 29, 2022

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 vs. AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT: Which GPU should you buy?

Grab some popcorn, the entire family, and some 3D glasses, the show is about to start! Can the refreshed RX 6750 XT compete with the RTX 3070's popularity amongst gamers? We'll cover the specs, pricing, performance, and which of these two hotrods deserves your hard-earned cash. Oh, both companies have a few software tricks up their sleeves, too, such as Nvidia's DLSS and AMD's RSR resolution-scaling technologies.

[For a complete rundown of today's graphics card scene, see our best GPUs for PC gaming roundup.]

Nvidia RTX 3070 vs. AMD RX 6750 XT: Price GeForce RTX 3070 Founders Edition

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Jul 29, 2022

Best cloud gaming services: GeForce Now vs. Amazon Luna vs. Google Stadia and others

1. GeForce Now - Best cloud gaming service overall

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Jul 29, 2022

This 60-hour Microsoft Office training is over $300 off this week

So if you want to get a leg up on the competition, become a better employee, or simply master these MS programs' fundamentals, this Microsoft Office Bundle with Accredited Certification has what you're looking for. The collection usually costs $337, but you can purchase it for $29 or 91% off.

Featuring 90 hours of content on Microsoft Office's most popular programs — Word, Excel, and PowerPoint — this training can show you how to take your professional skills to the next level. When you complete the training, you'll receive International Council for Online Educational Standards (ICOES) certificates to showcase to employers and clients.

If you frequen

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Jul 28, 2022

Intel confirms it will raise CPU prices after losing $500 million this quarter

Intel has already been rumored to be preparing price hikes of between 10 to 20 percent later this year, according to the Nikkei news service and subsequently confirmed by Dylan Martin of the Register. But Intel chief financial officer David Zinsner said that Intel had been suffering from inflationary pricing, and that it would now pass along those costs along to its customers.

"[W]e are increasing pricing," Zinsner said. "The pricing generally takes effect in the fourth quarter… You know we can absorb a lot of inflationary impact that others can't. And so we were able to, you know, kind of go a bit longer… But at this point now that some of the price increases, inflationary increases, have turned out to be more permanent, where there's a certain amount that we do need to pass on to the customers."

Neither Zinsner nor chief executive Pat Gelsinger said how high the price hikes will be, exactly when they would take effect, or what products they would cover. But they were indicative of what surprisingly emerged as a rather horrible quarter for Intel. Intel confirmed that it has totally discontinued the entirety of the Optane memory business, will sell its drone business, and took ownership of the fact that it will not meet its graphics unit targets and that its driver software had been wholly inadequate.



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Jul 28, 2022

The best cheap gaming laptops

Although every laptop on this list has been personally vetted by the PCWorld team, there's one that really stands out from the pack: The Asus VivoBook Pro 15 OLED nabbed our top spot because of its solid productivity performance and gorgeous display. Read on to learn more.

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Asus VivoBook Pro 15 OLED Ultra Slim Laptop - Best overall

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10th-gen and older Intel CPUs won't get frequent graphics updates anymore

According to a forum post on Intel's official support site (spotted by Tom's Hardware), the integrated graphics that come with 6th-through-10th generation Intel processors are being moved to a "legacy support model." That means that instead of getting fairly frequent updates, sometimes even to address individual games ("day 0"), they'll be moving to a quarterly update schedule at the fastest. Some of these integrated graphics systems won't be updated at all, except for "critical fixes and security vulnerabilities."

If you're wondering, these changes affect you if you have a laptop or desktop with a processor model number that starts with 6 through 10, such as "i5-6400." That includes the Core, Atom, and Pentium lines. The graphics series range include Intel HD Graphi

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What happened to PCWorld's YouTube channel?

From what we can determine, the channel went down due to a chain-of-ownership snafu. We believe someone who works for PCWorld's parent company was attempting to consolidate email databases, and in that process triggered a series of events whereby PCWorld lost ownership of the channel. Primary ownership is directly attached to a single email address, and lacking any primary owner, we believe YouTube's automated system marked the channel for deletion.

Since the channel went down on Monday, we've been running an all-hands effort to correct the mistake. We've had some limited dialogue with YouTube support, and we're doing our best to escalate the problem through YouTube's chain-of-command. So far, we haven't reached an individual with the ability to help us get our channel back.

If nothing else, this episode reminds us that YouTube has a very asymmetric relationship with its creators—which might make sense when you consider its support infrastructure must assist an estimated 51 million channels, with more than 29,000 of those channels serving more than 1 million subscribers. PCWorld's channel has more than 290,000 subscribers, and we're hoping YouTube can reconnect us to our extremely passionate and loyal followers as soon as possible.

We'll share updates on

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Jul 28, 2022

How to get the old Gmail design back

First, check to see if Google has switched you over to the new Gmail interface without asking. If you see this row of vertical icons on the left side of your browser window below "Mail," you're on the new Gmail. (Some settings, like hiding the Chat or Hangouts view in the larger settings menu, will block this from happening.)

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To get rid of them, click the Settings icon (the little gear) in the upper right-hand corner. This will open the Quick Settings Menu.

Google

From here, click "Go back to the original Gmail view," the second link on the list. Then reload your browser tab by clicking t

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Best laptop deals: Top picks from budget to extreme

Right now, we're seeing strong discounts on gaming laptops, Lenovo IdeaPads, Chromebooks, and more. We've also got some helpful laptop shopping tips at the end of this post and a separate roundup of the best daily desktop computer deals. Read on to learn more.

The best laptop deals in 2022 Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 Pro (Refurbished) From: eBay

Was: $1,999

Now: $699 ($1,300 off)

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Are you in the market for a premium laptop with a killer display? If so, the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 Pro is a fantastic option, and this is a ludicrously low price for such a well-spec'd machine. However, this is a certified refurbished laptop, restored to "pristine, like-new condition" by an authorized Lenovo reseller and sold with a two-year warra

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Jul 28, 2022

Save $1,300 on this fully loaded, certified refurbished Lenovo IdeaPad laptop

There's a reason for it though; this is a certified refurbished laptop sold by an authorized Lenovo reseller after being repaired to "pristine, like-new condition." A two year warranty paired with such a steep discount and hardware like this makes the deal well worth your attention, however. The Slim 7 Pro is rocking an Intel Core i7-11370H CPU, Intel Iris Xe graphics, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB of PCIe SSD storage. The 14-inch display has a resolution of 2880×1800 and is touch-enabled. According to Lenovo, it also has a maximum brightness of 400 nits. It also weighs a little over three pounds, which is considered lightweight and travel-friendly. The keyboard is backlit and the machine comes loaded with Windows 11.

We've loved the IdeaPad Slim 7 notebooks we've gotten our hands on in the past. A laptop of this quality and power is an absolute steal at this price, and the two year warranty helps reduce concerns about buying a (certified) refurbished product. Don't miss out.

G

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Best webcams 2022: Why now is a great time to buy one

Most laptops ship with a 720p webcam, so a 1080p webcam will be a step up—you'll stand out from the pack on your next Teams call. There are even premium models with high refresh rates and integrated ring lights for a few dollars more. This doesn't mean you can't choose from models with 4K resolution or a higher refresh rate. We've included a 4K recommendation and a 60fps option for precisely this reason.

We haven't tested all of these webcams, but we've pored over the available models to pick out the best buys based on specs and bundled extras, including our own reviews. You can also refer to our separate story on Windows Hello webcams to buy a webcam for videoconferencing and to log you in to your PC. We've taken two recommendations from that list, however, and added them here: a premium and budget webcam with Windows Hello.

To help you choose, check out our buying advice below our recommendations.

Best webcams: What to buy

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Lenovo Legion 5 Pro review: A solid gaming laptop at a superb price

Price When Reviewed$1,999

Best Prices Today: Lenovo Legion 5 Pro (2022) Retailer Price Delivery

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PlayStation Plus on PC review: Not exactly a premium service

Price When Reviewed17.99

Best Prices Today: Playstation Plus Retailer Price Delivery

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How to get one year of PlayStation Plus Essential for $60

With PlayStation Plus Essential, you'll get all the perks you need to hop online and play with (or against) other players. Subscribers get new PS4 and PS5 games that you can access online and play for as long as you maintain your PS Plus account. This also includes exclusive cosmetics such as skins and weapons in titles you can typically play without PS Plus, allowing you to flaunt your style when duking it out against the competition.

That said, certain games require PS Plus to access multiplayer, making it crucial if you ever hope to encounter Let Me Solo Her while playing Elden Ring. But if you're looking for extra incentives, Sony gives members 200GB of cloud storage (100GB for PS4 and 100GB for PS5) to store save games, which is ha

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The best laptops for college students

Don't worry, we're here to help. We've pulled together a comprehensive list of the best laptops that can help you succeed in college. We have already tested and reviewed all of these picks as part of our ongoing quest to find the best laptops.

While most (if not all) of the laptops on this list are fantastic productivity machines, we've also got picks for gamers and options that will meet every price point. If you're looking for a great deal, you may also find some low-cost gems in our roundup of the best laptop deals, which we update daily.

Updated 07/27/2022 Check out our latest review of the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2. It didn't make the cut for best laptops for college students, but it is still a decent portable option for those going back to school soon.

Also, if the Ac

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