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The best graphics cards for PC gaming: AMD and Nvidia duke it out for 1080p supremacy

These are the best graphics cards that PC gamers can buy today from Nvidia GeForce and AMD Radeon.

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Aqara Smart Home Starter Kit review: This muddy smart home kit has a glimmer of promise

This bare-bones, but budget-friendly kit covers just the basics and is very weak in terms of home security.

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How Warcraft III accidentally became a great Lord of the Rings game

Warcraft III had a surprising symbiosis with The Lord of the Rings—one that's worth revisiting, on the eve of Warcraft III: Reforged.

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Best smart lock for a keyless home

Keys are yesterday’s tech, your smart home needs a smart door lock.

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

We review models from HP, Dell, Apple, Lenovo, Acer and more, and pick the best budget, ultraportable, and laptop PCs, featuring tech advances from new CPUs and GPUs to new materials.

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Report: Avast and AVG collect and sell your personal info via their free antivirus programs

The report alleges that Avast and AVG are collecting personal information and sending it to Jumpshot, a subsidiary that provides information on every "search, click and buy" you make to corporate clients.

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Black wallpaper bug from Windows 7's 'final' update will get fixed

Microsoft's final Windows 7 patch added a bug that turned some wallpapers black, so it's preparing yet another final patch to fix it.

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How to create Excel macros and automate your spreadsheets

Excel macros are like mini-programs that perform repetitive tasks, saving you a lot of time and typing. Here's everything you need to know to start programming macros yourself.

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Amazon Echo Studio review: Not quite the best smart speaker, but a fantastic value

The more-expensive Google Home Max delivers higher fidelity, and Sonos has the better multi-room ecosystem, but Amazon’s best Echo shouldn’t be overlooked.

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Roborock S5 Max review: Precision water control sets this robot vacuum/mop hybrid apart

New mopping options--and powerful suction--make this a complete cleaner.

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IceGiant says its giant cooler can even tame AMD's giant Threadripper

IceGiant's new cooler uses an old technique it hopes can take it where no air cooler has gone before

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Google decides to 'iterate' on its deceptive favicon search plan

Google has backed off its plan to put tiny 'favicons' next to search results, which some said were visually indistinguishable from sponsored results.

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The Full Nerd ep. 122: AMD's confusing Radeon RX 5600 XT launch

In this episode of The Full Nerd, the gang discusses the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT's confusing launch, and Nvidia's GeForce countermeasures.

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Intel's Ghost Canyon NUC and Compute Element: 10 questions and intriguing facts

Intel’s Ghost Canyon NUC and its Compute Element card may be tiny, but they represent some big changes to small-form-factor PCs. Here are the key questions and facts about this new generation.

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The best gaming headsets: Reviews and buying advice

We pick the best wireless headsets and the best overall headset for your PC gaming pleasure.