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Alienware 17 R5 review: Core i9 and an overclocked GTX 1080 create an incredible desktop replacement

The Alienware 17's Core i9 CPU and overclocked GeForce GTX 1080 let this gaming laptop pump out incredible desktop-class performance, but you pay for it in both cash and size.

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The Intergalactic Steam Summer Sale: 15 great picks for under $5

There are currently 26 thousand games (and DLC, etc.) on sale on Steam, and 14 thousand of those cost less than $5. We've grabbed some of the better ones.

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The Intergalactic Steam Sale kicks off with steep deals on PC games, a $2.50 Steam Link, and an alien-blasting side activity

The Steam Summer Sale returns once more, this time with the cheapest price we've ever seen on the standalone Steam Link, plus the most ambitious minigame Valve's made in a while, "Saliens."

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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich unexpectedly steps down at a critical point in Intel's evolution

Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich stepped down after it was disclosed that he had a consensual relationship with an employee, which is against Intel policy. We consider his legacy and whether his replacement will follow the path he set, in AI, communications, and memory.

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Toughen up your home security with this great deal on Kwikset's SmartCode lock

Amazon is selling the Kwikset SmartCode 915 lock for just $99 today.

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Go grab the GTX 1080 Mini for $500 at Amazon before the price shoots back up

The GTX 1080 Mini is available at its $500 MSRP at Amazon right now.

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Amazon Fire TV Cube review: Neat hardware, but Alexa can't keep up

The Fire TV Cube wants to replace your remote with voice commands, but Alexa isn't up for the challenge.

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CloudBerry Backup Free: Cloud storage syncing that's worth the learning curve

Though really designed for IT, the free version of CloudBerry Backup is super handy for backing up to, or syncing between online services. It does local backup as well, although the means may not be immediately obvious.

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4 ways Android Messages for web is better than Apple Messages on the Mac (and 4 ways it's not)

Google has finally launched Android Messages on the web, letting users send and receive texts from their PC. But is it better than Apple's Messages on the Mac?

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Follow along as we build a Twitch streaming PC!

For our new vlog series, Alaina wants to jump into Twitch streaming—so step one is to choose the right parts for her rig.

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Upgrade your PC peripherals for cheap in Amazon's huge one-day Logitech sale

Kick the keyboard and mouse that came with your PC to the curb during Amazon's big one-day Logitech sale. Sound systems are going cheap, too.

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Hands-on: Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is like XCOM with a quirky personality

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden blends XCOM-like tactical action with real-time exploration reminiscent of isometric RPGs. Oh, and a pig wearing biker gang clothes and wielding a shotgun.

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The Full Nerd ep. 56: Intel and AMD's CPU Core Wars go nuclear, the best PC games of E3

In this episode of the Full Nerd, we're going deep on Intel's 5GHz Core i7-8086K and AMD's 32-core Threadripper 2, and Hayden dishes out what PC gamers need to know about from E3.

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The Humble Cybersecurity Bundle offers everything you need to protect your PC for $15

Humble's PC security software bundle antivirus software, a top-tier password manager, encrypted cloud backup, and more.

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Trend Micro Maximum Security review: A great security suite, but the privacy protection features need work

Trend Micro Maximum Security is a solid antivirus suite with a few privacy features that need an upgrade.