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Are all USB-C to USB-A cables the same? We compare two $12 Amazon Basics cables

Here's the Amazon Basics USB-C to USB-A cable you should buy, and the one you should skip.

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 vs. AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT: Which GPU should you buy?

In the battle between the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 vs. AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, performance matters—but the price may matter even more.

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Leaked Alder Lake prices strike at Ryzen's CPU dominance

Here's what leaked retailer pricing tells us about the performance of Intel's upcoming Alder Lake S CPUs.

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Razer just made gamer thimbles

Razer's new gaming finger sleeves are like thimbles for gamers. Or maybe yoga pants for your thumbs?

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Brace yourselves: Windows 11 may have more popups

Microsoft said that it's testing new ways to add more popups to Windows 11 in the form of tips on how to use its new operating system.

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How to install (or replace) a case fan

Your PC needs to stay cool to keep working at its best. Here's how to install a fan for a new build, or to replace a fan that has stopped working.


Get a 15.6-inch HP laptop with a 1080p screen for just $300

Walmart is selling an HP laptop with a 15.6-inch full-HD display, a Ryzen 3 processor, and a roomy 1TB HDD for $50 off the MSRP.


Fast, big, and cheap: Crucial's 1TB MX500 SSD is on sale for $85

Newegg is selling the 1TB Crucial MX500 2.5-inch SSD for $15 off with checkout code.

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Microsoft adds a passwordless option for Microsoft accounts

Microsoft said Wednesday that it will offer a passwordless option on Microsoft accounts, allowing you to get rid of passwords entirely and use your face and phone instead.

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TP-Link’s Archer GX90 AX6600 Wi-Fi 6 gaming router is available now

It took a while to get here, but it’s less expensive than anticipated.

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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 in a curated Digital Magazine for Android, iOS, and your web browser.

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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.