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The story of the Windows XP 'Bliss' desktop theme—and what it looks like today

Like Windows XP itself, Microsoft's 'Bliss' image of rolling green hills has aged, and evolved. Here's its story— and what the real-world site looks like today.

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How does an RTX 3080 perform inside an eGPU?

External GPU's are a tempting option for laptop gamers, but there is a point where it's not worth it.

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Goodbye Fry's Electronics, we hardly knew ye

Fry’s Electronics, with its bright lights and endless aisles of technology, was a pilgrimage for PC nerds, a bonding experience, and a place for the tribe to gather. All of the stores closed as of February 24, 2021, marking the end of an era.

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Upgrade to a face-melting 144Hz gaming monitor for just $150

The Acer Nitro XF243Y gaming monitor is just $150 at Best Buy.

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How to check your Intel and M1 Mac’s SSD health using Terminal

Learn how to set up the Terminal in macOS so you can install and run smartmontools, a utility that provides data on the health of your SSD.

on macworld.com

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Gear up for warm weather with this sale on Anker Bluetooth speakers

Amazon has a one-day sale on Anker speakers for home, work, and play.

on techhive.com

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GeForce RTX 3060: 5 key things you need to know about Nvidia's new GPU

Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card hits the streets today. Here's what you need to know before you buy.

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How Google could turn Android into just another subscription

Google's recent changes to Photos suggests that the company is moving toward offering its software as a service. It could shed its Pixel phones and instead sell an Android launcher that worked on any phone, with a subscription for Android updates.

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How to install an SSD in a PC

Here's how to install an M.2 or SATA SSD in your desktop. We walk through every step and include details to consider. We also remind you to read the manual—you'll need to for a couple of important steps.

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Streaming TV's invisible annoyance

Does your streaming video get too loud or too quiet? Here's why, and what you can do about it.

on techhive.com

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Drop + THX Panda wireless headphone review: Supremely clean sub-bass

These planar ribbon headphones sound fantastic, especially in the sub-bass region, but they could use more padding on the headband.

on techhive.com

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The best laptops: Premium laptops, budget laptops, 2-in-1s, and more

Independent, testing-based reviews of laptops from all the top brands. We pick the best budget, premium, and gaming PCs, and compare AMD vs. Intel.

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AMD will introduce another new GPU you probably can't buy next week

AMD will debut its latest Radeon RX 6000 graphics card to dejected and beaten-down gamers next week. Tight inventories have made it nearly impossible to buy even older Radeon cards.

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Intel fires a shot at AMD's storage performance. Here's what to believe

Intel has test results that show the 11th-gen Rocket Lake outpacing Ryzen 9 5950X in PCMark 10.