Trick your friends with these Halloween PC pranks

Make some mischief at home or in the office with these quick PC tricks.

Grab these ghost-hunting PC tools when paranormal activity is at its peak

Scary noises. Darting shadows. Hazy apparitions. Your PC can detect, document, or debunk them.

Hands-on with AMD's Radeon R9 290X GPU

We got our hands on the big dog of AMD's new Radeon GPU line for testing and benchmarking.

What Wargaming is doing with all that World of Tanks money

After fifteen years in the business, Belarus-born Wargaming is looking to move into pro gaming, mobile gaming, and new ways of playing soldier on your PC.

Grand Theft Auto 5 Review: Small men in a big world

GTA V is a game with an awe-inspiring open world and a troubling narrative.


Pixar and VR: Developers discuss the future of games at the Gaming Insiders Summit

From hardware to software, much of the games business is stagnant, and that’s inspiring some of the biggest names in the biz to talk a big game about giving the industry a much-needed kick in the pants.

NBA 2K14 Review: Your best—and sadly, only—choice for a premium basketball game

NBA 2K14 shines, but still falls short in one major department.


The future of video games will be in your browser

Chrome is helping companies like Artillery Games develop games on a faster cycle—and give players the ability to enjoy games anytime, anywhere.

Three award-winning IndieCade games you should only play in public

Crowd games thrive at IndieCade, an ideal showcase for games designed to let you look into your opponent’s eyes and hear the roar of a cheering crowd at your back.


Plantronics Rig review: This excellent headset's killer feature feels like a gimmick

The Rig is an excellent all-around headset with some unnecessary features that drive up the price.


MSI Radeon R9 280X video card review: AMD teaches an old GPU some new tricks

It's basically a Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, with some new features and a compelling price tag.

Essential free software you can't afford to miss

No cost, no regrets. Our picks cover security, diagnostics, browsers, games, and entertainment.

Hands on with the 2DS: An entry level investment

We got some up-close time to handle the upcoming Nintendo 2DS. It's got a new look and a primary audience


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BootRacer review: Utility will time your PC boot, but won't speed it up

BootRacer is a simple, free download that will time and record your PC's startup time. If you need to actually speed up the boot...well, that's on you.