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HDR gaming on PC: Everything you need to know

Awesome HDR gaming is still difficult to achieve on a Windows PC, but it's not impossible—and the eye-searing visuals are definitely worth it. Here's what to pay attention to.

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Vilo aims to disrupt the router market with a $20-per-node mesh network system

Vilo's new mesh router system costs just $20 per node, replacing premium Wi-Fi technologies with something a little older but a whole lot less expensive.


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Windows 11 Build 22000.65 adds search to Start, brings back performance booster

Windows 11 Build 22000.65, has added a search function to the Start menu and added back the missing power/performance slider, referred to as power mode.


Are USB-C cables all the same? We compare $9 and $19 Amazon Basics cables

Why are USB-C cables so expensive? When shopping on Amazon, should you buy a cheap USB-C cable, or a more expensive model? Let's dig in.

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Here are the CPUs that officially can run Windows 11

The lists of AMD and Intel processors supported by Windows 11 come on the heels of the new operating system's much stricter hardware compatibility.

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The PrintNightmare exploit is so scary, even Windows 7 got an emergency fix (but it's imperfect)

Microsoft took the unusual step of releasing an emergency security patch for the PrintNightmare vulnerability, even for Windows 7—a dead OS.


This 256GB U3 SD card is still at its Prime Day price

Amazon is selling the 256GB Samsung Pro Plus SD card for $30 today.

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How to remove the Widgets button from Windows 11

With just a few clicks, you can get rid of the Widgets button (or Search, or the Task View virtual desktops) from Windows 11.


Supercharge your home network with this $55 TP-Link mesh router deal

B&H Photo Video is selling a two-pack of the TP-Link Deco W2400 for $55.


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How to set up a Wi-Fi extender

Setting up a Wi-Fi extender isn't difficult, but there are some tips and tricks you need to know for maximum performance. We walk you through the entire process.

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Mandatory Microsoft accounts for Windows 11 Home might be a good thing

Windows 11 Home will require a Microsoft account to install, a move that rankles users who prefer to use a local account. But maybe it's actually a good idea.

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Nanoleaf Elements review: These handsome light panels look great powered on or off

Nanoleaf’s gorgeous Elements smart light panels have a “wood-look” finish, along with a steep price tag.


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Best external drives for backup, storage, and portability

Whether you're looking for speed, capacity, portability, or all of the above, a USB external hard disk or SSD is a necessary complement to your desktop PC setup.

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Windows 11 will give you 10 days to roll back to Windows 10

Windows 11 will give you 10 days to go back to Windows 10 if you don't want to stay on the new operating system, Microsoft says.

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Windows 11 video: First official beta hands-on

Microsoft's Windows 11 is here, and we're testing the first official build. Here's a video tour of its best features so far.