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The best router settings for gaming

Whip your home network into gaming-grade shape with these router tips.

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8 ways to make Microsoft's Surface laptops better than ever

After reviewing almost all of Microsoft's Surface PC line, here are eight things that we'd change, add, or remove to make them better.

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PCWorld's September Digital Magazine: This DIY laptop begs to be taken apart

Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Digital Magazine for Android, iOS, and your web browser.

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7 new Windows 11 features we didn't expect

Here are the new features of Windows 11 that Microsoft announced Thursday, many of which took us by surprise.

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Xbox cloud gaming finally arrives in Windows

Microsoft announced Tuesday that Xbox cloud gaming has now been added to the Xbox app within Windows 10 PCs, allowing both true gaming as well as remote play from an Xbox Series X or Series S.

Windows 11 won't support Apple's M1 Macs, but you might be able to run it

Microsoft says that M1 Macs won't be supported by its Windows on Arm efforts, putting official Windows 11 Mac support in a gray area.

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Start streaming in 4K HDR with the Roku Ultra LT for $49

Walmart is selling the Roku Ultra LT for $30 off the MSRP.

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Acer Nitro 5 hands-on: This RTX 3080 laptop might be a screaming value

Here's a quick look at Acer's new Nitro 5 with Ryzen and an 8GB GeForce RTX 3080 inside.

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Never lose anything with Samsung's Bluetooth tracker for $20

Amazon has a one-day sale on Samsung's SmartTag, and a Samsung Qi-certified wireless charging pad.

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4 killer tab search tricks for Chrome and Microsoft Edge

Time-saving browser tab search tricks for Chrome and Microsoft Edge.

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One cable or two for powering a graphics card? Here’s the answer

The internet says you must use two cables or else for GPUs with more than one PCIe power connector, spurring confusion among new builders.

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Best VPN services: Reviews and buying advice

Surfing the web through a virtual private network (VPN) can keep your identity and data safe and secure online. We show you what to look for in a VPN and help you pick the best one for your needs.

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Forget video, Zoom wants to fuse Slack and Teams

Zoom plans new collaboration features like a whiteboard, enhanced chat, and apps that place your video feed inside a presentation.

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AMD Radeon Software can overclock your Ryzen CPU now, too

AMD's latest Radeon Software release blurs the lines with Ryzen Master, following in the footsteps of other recent synergies.

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How to tell what kind of RAM you have

There are several easy ways to learn more about your system's memory.