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Alaina Yee


San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

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Past articles by Alaina:

Ryzen 9 7950X3D review: AMD's monster gaming CPU works like a pro, too

Three new Ryzen 7000 chips with AMD’s innovative 3D V-Cache are here. But is the best of them truly the ultimate gaming processor? → Read More

Your voice can be a password. Are you protecting it like one?

AI-based technology that can clone your voice is here. But the feature highlights the vulnerabilities of biometric data when also used for authentication. → Read More

Why I switched from PC gaming to console gaming

I’ve played both sides of the field, but console gaming won me over once again post-pandemic. → Read More

Should you buy or rent your internet modem? Ask yourself these 5 questions

Experts often recommend buying a modem instead of renting, but sometimes that won’t be your best choice. Here’s how to make the right decision. → Read More

This Microsoft Edge feature drives me insane. Luckily there's a fix

Microsoft Edge's tie-in with Windows multitasking settings probably helps other people's efficiency, but it slows me down. Fortunately, you can change how Alt + Tab behaves. → Read More

Finally! Mozilla's Thunderbird email client is getting a makeover

Thunderbird’s always been one of the more popular free email clients despite its dated looks. Now it’s getting a proper glow-up at long last. → Read More

Microsoft Edge's simple PDF reader is being replaced by Adobe Acrobat

The basic PDF reader built into Microsoft Edge is getting replaced by Adobe Acrobat’s more feature-rich engine. → Read More

Is building your own PC worth it? Answer these questions before you DIY

Customizing a PC to fit your exact taste is so satisfying—but a DIY project isn’t always the best choice for everyone. Here’s how to determine if it's right for you. → Read More

Tested: Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4090 pushes laptops to blistering new frontiers

The GeForce RTX 4090, Nvidia’s latest flagship mobile GPU, delivers incredible performance in games—and a solid boost in content creation, too. → Read More

Core i9-13980HX tested: 4 key things about Intel’s ferocious laptop chip

Like its desktop counterpart, Intel’s flagship 13th-gen “Raptor Lake” laptop processor is ferocious but shines best in select scenarios. Here’s the quick rundown. → Read More

You can't trust Google results for software downloads right now

Remember those fake Radeon drivers? Turns out they’re just a drop in the bucket of malicious dupes. → Read More

Corsair’s funky new power supply moves the connectors to the side

Is a typical power supply making your PC build more difficult? You might want try Corsair’s just-launched RMx SHIFT line. → Read More

Switch faster between Chrome tabs with this keyboard shortcut

Don’t waste time hunting for a Chrome tab with your mouse. This simple keyboard shortcut lets you jump to earlier opened tabs quicker than you can blink. → Read More

You can now turn on Gmail package tracking in Android and iOS

Gmail’s promised package tracking feature is finally available—but you have to manually enable it. → Read More

Building a tiny PC? This accessory can save your cables from a sad fate

Managing cables in small form factor PCs can be a nightmare. A simple, cheap fan accessory can help. → Read More

You can lock Chrome incognito tabs on Android now. Bring it to the PC!

Chrome users on Android just got the ability to keep prying eyes away from sensitive business—here’s to hoping PC is next. → Read More

How to add custom screensaver images to your Kobo e-reader

Like a Kindle, your Kobo e-reader can display a random screensaver image when on standby—you just need to do a bit of quick work. → Read More

Here’s how to fix your NAS if Windows 10 or 11 broke its functionality

Finally transitioning away from an old version of Windows? If you have an older NAS, here’s the reason why it might not be working in Windows 10 or 11—and how to fix it. → Read More

The one password manager setting you should always change

This ten-second tweak boosts the safety of your login info. → Read More

Android 13’s new copy system reveals your passwords. Here’s how to stop it

You can keep your login info private in Android 13 with a couple of simple steps. But the fact this issue exists at all is aggravating. → Read More