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The best gaming laptops you can buy right now

Gaming laptops are much better now<p>The world of gaming laptops has never been better than this year’s batch of PCs. They’re thinner than you’d expect, yet they still have VR-ready GPUs, six-core Intel Core processors, and vibrant, high refresh rate displays. Pricing for these laptops remains high, …

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Top VPN services are leaking your data – here are five that don't | Trusted Reviews

<b>The entire point of a VPN service is to shield your IP address and protect your data while browsing the web. However, if that VPN service isn’t</b> …

Information Systems

Arctic’s fanless CPU cooler can help you build a silent PC

Alpine has released a couple of new coolers for builders who are trying to assemble a quiet or completely silent PC. The company's new Alpine 12 …

Computer Hardware

11 of the best binoculars for your next outdoor adventure

Binoculars were invented for a reason. The human eye is just not built for vision at far distances. We can try as hard as we can, but the furthest …

Telescopes

Respawn’s RSP-300 gaming chair is fully mesh, has tons of adjustments, and more

Gaming chairs have started to take the PC gaming world by storm. With car racing inspired design, these chairs can both vary in price, function, and feature set. Most gaming chairs are around $250-500 and are seen as a higher-end option to regular chairs, but lower-priced options compared to buying …

Ergonomics

6 Ways You're Risking the Security of Your Gadgets Without Thinking

We all want our tech to stay secure, but we also want a life that’s easy and convenient—and sometimes the two don’t fit together all that well. These …

Information Systems

MacBook -- How To Always Get A Good Deal

There’s almost always a way to get a new MacBook at a decent or even a deep discount. Here’s how.<p>For starters, you need patience. If the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or 12-inch MacBook you’re eyeing isn’t on sale at the moment, chances are it will be soon.<p>That’s because spot sales at retailers like …

MacBook Pro

The Best Laptops for Programming

Programming requires a very particular breed of laptop — the kind that's equipped with processing power and hardware that might not be seen in …

Computer Hardware

'Halo' is actually, really, finally coming to TV

It's happening. The <i>Halo</i> television show that Microsoft and Steven Spielberg have been talking about for five years is actually heading into production in early 2019. The show's working title is simply <i>Halo</i> and details about the plot are scarce, though it'll feature the franchise's classic storyline …

Steven Spielberg

How To: Set a GIF as a Live Wallpaper for Your iPhone's Lock Screen Background

In iOS, Apple provides a few live wallpapers that you can use for the background on your iPhone's lock screen, but these animated options are just …

Apps

I tried to beat an overclocking robot and failed

Extreme overclocking is hard. I had my first taste of this delicate hobby at last year's Computex, in which, with a lot of back and forth between pouring liquid nitrogen and torching, I managed to push Intel's 4.2GHz Core i7-7700K processor to an epic 7GHz. Still, I had it easy. Professional …

Computer Hardware

These 12 laptops deliver the best battery life | ZDNet

Lenovo Yoga 920<p>This 14-inch 2-in-1 laptop has been hailed for its battery life nearly across the board, from Consumer Reports (16.5 hours in its …

Consumer Tech

How to Reset Your Forgotten Windows 10 Password

Did you forget the password for your Windows PC? You can change it using a Microsoft Account, or a new trick enabled by the Windows 10 April 2018 …

Windows 10

How To Build The Best Gaming PC For $1000

With graphics card prices near normal levels and no major hardware launches in sight for the time being, now is a great time to build a PC. There’s loads of choice when it comes to processors, motherboards, coolers, cases, SSDs and below you can see my picks of the best hardware you should be …

Computer Hardware

How to optimize your online gaming setup

Whether you play <i>Fortnite</i>, <i>PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds</i> or <i>Overwatch</i>, you're going to want as little latency as possible between your hands and the game's servers. While you can't really account for how reliable your ISP is, by making a few smart choices you <i>can</i> ensure that your side of the equation …

Online Life

LIMBO Magical Top Spins For Hours

If you are good you can make a traditional spinning top spin for quite a few minutes, but how about hours. LIMBO holds the Guinness world record for …

Gear & Gadgets

Wake-On-Lan through the internet

My daily work usually starts by opening an SSH connection to a server, running a docker image (with RStudio Server or Jupyter on it), and analyzing …

Raspberry Pi

How to Take a Screenshot on a Mac

Capturing a screenshot can show someone exactly what you're seeing on your screen. Here's how to do that, whether you want to capture your whole …

Software

Adobe's Project Rush is a new all-in-one app for video creators

If you’ve ever had to work on video project, the wealth of options can be frustrating. Software like Adobe’s Premiere and After Effects are both industry standards, but they’re expensive and the learning curve can be daunting.<p>Project Rush is Adobe’s attempt to combine the best features of its …

Apps

The Best Cheap Laptop Deals for June 2018

<i>If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use.</i><p>After a really great deal on a laptop? Look …

Computer Hardware

AirPods Settings: How to Customize Your AirPods' Features

Did you know that you can customize how you'd like your AirPod's settings to work? Using the iPhone paired with your AirPods, you can decide which functions you'd like to engage when you double tap your right or left AirPod. Let's get started learning how to adjust your AirPod's features with your …

Tech Trends

Thermaltake View 71 Tempered Glass Snow Edition Full-Tower Chassis

As well as launching a new mechanical gaming keyboard this month Thermaltake have also unveiled their new Thermaltake View 71 Tempered Glass Snow …

Lenovo Legion Cube Portable Gaming PC Unveiled From $830

Convert £20 into kilosComputer manufacturer Lenovo has unveiled a new portable gaming desktop PC in the form of the Lenovo Legion Cube which is …

5 Best Gaming Headphones

We buy our own products and put them under the same testing methodology so that you can easily compare them. Unlike most websites, we do not get our products directly from the manufacturers, which means our units aren’t handpicked and actually represent what you would buy yourself. We spend a lot …

Consumer Tech

'Halo: Infinite' revealed with wildlife-filled teaser trailer

The next Halo game, <i>Halo Infinite</i>, was revealed with a brief teaser trailer during Xbox's E3 press conference Sunday.<p>We don't get much in this trailer …

Here’s how less than $40 of computer science training can land you a six-figure salary

Earning a degree in computer science is almost as open ended as some liberal arts degrees. From data analysis to IT projects to engineering to security specialities, the paths to taking advantage of a computer science education are varied.<p>One area where there isn’t much variation for computer …

How to Use AirPods: Tips, Tricks and General Instructions

After months of scouring Amazon and your local Apple Store, you've finally snagged a pair of AirPods. Kudos, and welcome to the brotherhood of truly …

Awesome ROCCAT Vulcan Mechanical Keyboard Unveiled

If you are in the market for a new mechanical keyboard you might be interested in the latest creations by ROCCAT which take the form of the new …

The Wildest PC Case Mods of Computex 2018

Whether you want an immersion-cooled rig that doubles as a fish tank or a hot-rod convertible that mines cryptocurrency, Computex has the case-mod …

Personal Computers

Alienware 17 R5 review

With this laptop, Alienware re-affirms its well-earned reputation for high-end gaming performance.<p>With this laptop, Alienware re-affirms its …