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The best processors for laptops 2021: We compare Intel vs. AMD

What's the best processor for your next laptop? Good question. We discuss the pros and cons of Intel's 11th-gen and 10th-gen Core CPUs, plus AMD Ryzen 4000 and Ryzen 5000.

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3 hacks for scoring the best deals on tech

Use these three strategies to save hundreds a year on laptops, TVs, smartphones, and desktop PCs.

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Vilo's $20 mesh network router: A hands-on report

Vilo's $20-per-node mesh router promises to upend traditional mesh router pricing. Does it deliver, performance-wise? Yeah, pretty much.

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Leviton Decora Mini Plug-in Switch and Dimmer (2nd Gen) review: Still top in their class

But Leviton’s new HomeKit implementation wasn’t seamless in our testing.

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T-Mobile 5G home internet: Hands-on

The T-Mobile High Speed Internet Gateway (5G21-12W-A) offers a $50/mo alternative to cable broadband, and delivers performance good enough for a small household that likes to stream video.

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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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Amazon defends New World as safe while EVGA ships replacement cards

Amazon Games has patched its New World beta following reports that the game caused some GPUs to malfunction. EVGA has already shipped replacement RTX 3090 cards to affected customers.

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Roku's Streambar is back to its Prime Day price range at less than $100

A streamer-and-soundbar combo, the Roku Streambar is selling for just $99 on Amazon.

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Light up your gaming life with this RGB-equipped 16GB DDR4 RAM kit for just $96

Amazon is selling a 2x8GB Crucial Ballistix 3,600MHz RAM kit with snazzy RGB lighting for $96.

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Jabra’s popular true wireless earbuds are at an all-time low right now

Best Buy has the Jabra Elite 85t, Elite 75t, Active 75t, 65t, and Active 65t for the lowest prices we’ve seen yet.

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How to benchmark your graphics card

Even if you aren't into overclocking, benchmarking your graphics card can help ensure your GPU is running as expected. Here's how to do it.

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RIG's new HX gaming headsets look great, feel phenomenal, and sound ho-hum

The newest gaming headphones from Nacon's RIG brand—the RIG 700 Pro HX and 500 Pro HX Gen 2—are incredibly comfortable, but just average sounding

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A cord-cutter’s guide to the Summer Olympics in Tokyo

Here are all the best ways to watch the games on a TV, a computer, or a phone—actually, those are the only ways to watch.

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Cree Lighting Connected Max ST19 review: An affordable, tunable, filament smart bulb

Cree’s new vintage filament bulb is both inexpensive and attractive, but it comes with a quirky app and a too-bright minimum brightness.

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Pirate gamers, beware: This malware targets you

Bitdfender recently discovered a new family of malware it calls MosaicLoader that tries hard not to be detected and works to install all kinds of malware on your system.