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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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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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Google overhauls Meet to thrust participants into the spotlight

Google Meet's user interface is adding features like autozoom, low-light enhancement, and video backgrounds.

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The best Windows keyboard shortcuts for faster typing and browsing

Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts: Memorize these for faster typing and browsing.

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How does Apple's new M1 iMac compare to Windows All-in-One PCs?

We compare the specs of Apple’s new M1-based iMac to the fanciest Windows All-in-One PCs from major vendors.

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Apple iPad Pro vs. Surface Go 2 and Surface Pro 7+: The specs, compared

We compare the specs of the new Apple iPad Pro (2021) versus two of the best Windows tablets: the Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ and Surface Go 2.

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Apple sold more smart speakers in Q1 than Google did, but its lead might be short lived

Market-research firm Omdia says smart displays accounted for 38 percent of worldwide smart speaker sales in the first quarter of 2021, and Apple doesn’t have one.

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Report: Microsoft is in talks to buy Discord for over $10 billion

Discord, the gaming chat app, is reportedly in acquisition talks with Microsoft for over $10 billion. The deal would give Microsoft a social network that boosts its PC gaming aspirations.

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No, Apple's new M1 iPad Pro won't kill the PC

Apple's new iPad Pro family is impressive, but it still won't kill the PC. The PC is selling in record numbers, and the iPad Pro is actually looking more and more like a PC with each generation.

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Inexplicably, Apple's new M1 iMac doesn't include face logins

Apple once again introduced a line of new devices—iMacs and iPads—without Face ID, its version of Windows Hello.

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Second-generation Apple TV 4K features a new processor, redesigned Siri remote, and high frame rate HDR

The new Siri remote can be added to the first-gen Apple TV 4K as well as the Apple TV HD, but Apple's prices remain stubbornly high.

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The purple iPhone is meaningless in a world where every iPhone is in a case

The new purple iPhone 12 sure does look cool, but you wouldn't even see it in a case.

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Windows 10's terrible Store app might finally get a much-needed overhaul

Windows 10's Microsoft Store app has been a disaster for nearly a decade, but hope might be on the horizon.

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New Outlook setting cuts video meetings short to reduce stress

Microsoft researchers have proven that back-to-back meetings without a break can increase stress, so it's building breaks into Outlook.

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This $25 TP-Link Kasa power strip can give your dumb devices smarts

Amazon is selling the TP-Link Kasa Smart Plug Power Strip for $25.

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