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PC market surges as coronavirus forces working from home

While the first quarter saw PC sales plunge, both Gartner and IDC reported a big positive swing in PC sales as quarantined workers bought PCs and Chromebooks.

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The best PC games of 2020 (so far)

Kentucky Route Zero, Assemble With Care, Desperados III, and yes, a new Half-Life game—we've put together our list of favorite PC games at the 2020's halfway mark.

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Tribit XFree Go headphone review: Amazing sound, great price, and one glaring flaw

The Tribit XFree Go headphones punch far above their weight, sonically: sadly, the controls locked up after an hour or so of sustained use.

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Adios, Wraith? Why AMD's XT chips signal doom for a key Ryzen selling point

AMD's Ryzen 3000 XT chips don't come with Wraith coolers in the box but still cost full price. Is AMD setting expectations for next-gen Zen 3 processors?

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Harmony is offering a full refund to anyone who ever bought its $250 Alexa remote

Harmony is discontinuing its Alexa-powered Express remote this year, but it's offering a full refund or upgrader to anyone who ever bought one.

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Nvidia bundles Death Stranding for PC with GeForce RTX graphics cards

Through the end of July, buying a GeForce RTX 20-series graphics card will get you a free Steam code for Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding as well.

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Roku backtracks on combining over-the-air channel guide with streaming TV listings

Turns out some users didn’t like over-the-air TV listings mixed with dozens of streaming TV channels.

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Light up your eyes and ears: This $18 smart bulb has JBL speakers inside

Sengled via Amazon is selling its Pulse Solo light bulb with JBL speakers for $18.

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Microsoft's Ergonomic Mouse is just $20 right now

Get yourself a solid office mouse with Microsoft's Ergonomic mouse for just $20 at Amazon.

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Cool it! We talk laptop thermals with an expert from Dell

Dell Thermal Engineer Technologist Travis North gives us a master-class presentation on laptop thermals.

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Nine great things that cord-cutting brought us

Still think cord-cutting is no better than cable? Here's a reality check.

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Intel unveils the Thunderbolt 4 spec, which AMD believes it can use

Intel reveals the technical details of Thunderbolt 4, its next-gen technology for connecting docks, displays and storage. AMD-based PCs remain out of the picture.

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Microsoft Teams adds 'Together mode' in massive update

Microsoft adds a number of features to Microsoft Teams, including a new "Together mode" with avatar-like images, new transcription and chat options, filters, and even some hardware.

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The Full Nerd ep. 144: Ryzen 3000 XT reviews, Gordon buys Windows 10 cheap, and a food fight

In this episode of The Full Nerd, the gang discusses the "underwhelming" reviews of AMD's new Ryzen 3000 XT CPUs and why the Windows 10 Pro for $40 deal swayed Gordon into buying four copies.

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Say bye to bad Wi-Fi with 3 Eero mesh routers and an Echo Dot for $169

Amazon is selling an Eero Mesh Wi-Fi three-pack and an Echo Dot for $169.

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