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Microsoft's 'April Xbox Update' debuts, pushing Xbox One gamers toward PC monitors

Microsoft continues to push the Xbox One closer to the PC with planned support for PC-style 120Hz displays.

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5 reasons to switch from Spotify Premium to its new free tier (and 5 reasons not to)

Spotify has taken the wraps off its new mobile app, which includes a major upgrade to the streaming service's free tier. Here's why Premium users might want to give it a listen.

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The best Windows backup software

The best Windows applications for backing up your system, disks, and data.

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How to check your Google Assistant history

Google lets you see everything Assistant heard and delete your history.

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Anker's water-resistant SoundCore 2 is just $30, the lowest price yet for this Bluetooth speaker

Amazon is selling the Anker SoundCore 2 Bluetooth speaker for $30 today.

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Switching between Windows 10 S, Home, and Pro may get more flexible

Windows users may gain the ability to switch or upgrade between two modes of Windows 10 S and two versions of Windows 10, leaked slides by the normally reputable WalkingCat account suggest.

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Samsung 970 Pro SSD review: The fastest M.2 NVMe drive yet

There's no faster NVMe SSD available to the mass market than Samsung's 970 Pro, but its extra 10 percent of performance costs quite a bit.

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Samsung 970 EVO review: Strong competition for the best budget NVMe SSD

A great NVMe SSD unless you regularly copy very large files, then look into WD's Black NVMe.

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Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 for PC and Mac gets a rare 40 percent discount

Today, you can get Photoshop Elements 2018 at Amazon and B&H Photo Video for $60.

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BattleTech review-in-progress: A fantastic tactics game saddled with lingering performance issues

If you want to watch two mechs punch each other in the face, BattleTech is one of the best ways to do that—provided you don't run out of patience waiting for the game to load.

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Samsung's glorious CHG70 FreeSync 2 display shows the wonder (and wonkiness) of PC HDR

The Samsung CHG70 is FreeSync 2's vanguard and the best monitor we've used, but HDR is still bleeding-edge on PCs.

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LIFX Beam review: Six feet of decorative lighting that ties into your smart home

This smart lighting kit will give your walls some dynamic visual flair.

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How to connect your Android phone or tablet to your HDTV

Everything you need to view your mobile device media on your big screen.

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AMD Combat Crates help gamers get Radeon GPUs by bundling them with Ryzen hardware

AMD's Combat Crates should help get Radeon cards into PC gamers hands instead of cryptocurrency miners.

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Boost your storage with these great deals on giant portable flash drives

Amazon and Best Buy are offering great deals on portable flash drives from SanDisk and PNY.