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Flight Simulator's awesome performance update lands on PCs today

Microsoft released a Flight Simulator update for PCs that offers better memory and CPU usage, and faster loading times. Flight Simulator is also launching on the Xbox Series X and S.

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Oculus recalls Quest 2 over foam irritation, will add a 128GB option

Facebook is recalling its Oculus Quest 2 VR headset over reports of skin irritation from its foam interface. A 128GB model will be added.

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Panasonic's fantastic gamer-focused soundbar is over half off

Amazon is selling the Panasonic SoundSlayer Gaming Soundbar for $147, down from the usual $249.

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Blanket your home with Netgear's Wi-Fi 6 mesh routers for $100 off

Amazon is selling the Netgear Orbi Pro AX1800 two-pack for $200 down from $300.

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Windows 11 FAQ: Answers to your most burning Windows 11 questions

Here's everything you need to know about Windows 11: when it will arrive, what it will cost, and what new features it will add.

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How to check your laptop's battery health

The obscure Battery Report tool in Windows can help you get hard numbers on your laptop's endurance, but you'll never find it if you don't know where to look. We explain all.

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Why do upgradeable laptops fail? Because we fail them

Upgradeable laptops have never worked out before, because even people who love the concept won't buy the product.

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Intel changes its manufacturing language as it moves to angstroms

Intel is moving away from using nanometers to measure chip manufacturing progress, making angstroms the new metric. Intel 7, Intel 4, and Intel 3 will be the new lexicon.

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Intel warns of impending CPU shortages, but says it won't raise prices

Intel is warning that materials shortages will prevent it from making as many processors it could sell for several quarters, but the company won't be passing along higher prices to PC customers.

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Snag a pair of Kasa's multicolored smart bulbs for $18

Add some smart color to your lighting with this deal on TP-Link Kasa multicolor bulbs.

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The second-generation Apple Pencil is cheaper than ever

Amazon is selling the Apple Pencil 2 for $99, down from $125.

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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-per-node mesh network: 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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