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Gaming on Linux: A guide for sane people with limited patience

With a little know-how and some simple console commands, you can play PC games on Linux so smoothly that you'll never need to boot into Windows again.

A road warrior's guide to locking down your laptop

Have notebook, will travel? Here's how to protect your valuable notebook against prying eyes, snatching hands, and malicious Wi-Fi connections.

Anatomy of a PC crash: 7 scenarios, and how to avoid them

Ah, the dreaded Blue Screen of Death. It persists even in Windows 8, but if you know its common causes, you can usually stop it before it borks your system.

How to encrypt (almost) anything

Adding a layer of protection to your data is easier than you think. Here's how to get started with the software and drives you use every day.

Why all-in-one PCs suck at gaming (plus one that doesn't!)

They're slim, sleek, and family friendly. But why do most all-in-one desktops make such awful gaming machines?

Review: Capcom hits you over the head with Dante's new style in DmC: Devil May Cry

Capcom's killer reboot of a classic franchise is an excellent action game with an outrageous aesthetic.

Turn your flash drive into a portable PC survival kit

When web utilities won't work and all hope fails, a properly loaded thumb drive can fix PC hassles in a flash.

No, you don't need new glasses, those are curved TVs (video)

These curved LG OLED TVs give the best wide viewing angle around. How to afford one is up to you though.

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HP takes the "lap" out of laptop (video)

The crazy side of CES shows us that not all laptops are mobile.

Old console becomes new gadget (video)

The Hyperkin Supaboy brings the Super Nintendo back into the spotlight with this handheld system.

Get in the game with this prototype controller (video)

The Intellect Motion Gameplay prototype controller wires you in to be part of the game.

The 10 best PCs of CES 2013

With fascinating interpretations of what a Windows 8 device can be, the CES gadget fest still offered high points for PC enthusiasts. Behold the 10 best machines we saw.

The hunting rifle of the future is here at CES (video)

We have self-driving cars, so why not self-firing rifles?

This year, PC gaming breaks free from your desktop

Windows 8 gaming tablets to powerful game streaming technology, PC games are invading your living room in 2013.

Roccat MK Ryos Pro keyboard offers fully programmable lighting (video)

Highlights from Roccat’s CES suite include a mechanical keyboard with its own SDK and a nifty smartphone app for remote controlling your PC.