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Past articles by Michael:

Samsung, Google, and Qualcomm announce XR partnership ahead of Apple's rumored headset debut

Samsung's Unpacked 2023 event ended with an unusual teaser that saw execs from Qualcomm and Google on stage to reveal a new alliance focused on XR. → Read More

Razer's Edge Gaming handheld now available in Wi-Fi and 5G flavors

The company's long-teased, Android-based portable console is now available, and we finally know how much the 5G version exclusive to Verizon Wireless will cost. → Read More

Touchscreen MacBook: 4 reasons why we love the idea

You'd buy a touchscreen MacBook, wouldn't you? Would you? → Read More

Hyte's new Y40 PC case brings its wraparound glass to a more traditional shape

The company's follow-up to its massively popular Y60 keeps the all-glass front corner, but uses a more standard rectangular shape to define its mid-tower size. → Read More

CES 2023: New Drop compact speakers blanket your desk with sound for under $130

The tiny speakers, debuting at CES 2023, use multiple radiators to pack "holographic" sound into a package that can fit on even the smallest desks. → Read More

HyperX's CES 2023 lineup includes Haste 2 mice, Clutch Gladiate Xbox controller

The company's hit Haste and Haste Wireless are both getting a less-perforated follow-up, while it also expands its offerings to include an officially-licensed Xbox controller. → Read More

HyperX launches new line of 3D-printed keycaps, headphone backplates, and more

The company is leveraging the flexibility of parent company HP's 3D-printing technology to offer a new line of add-ons to customize and re-style its gaming peripherals. → Read More

Samsung's Odyssey G9 gaming monitor family to add OLED, 8K models at CES 2023

Samsung's highly successful super-ultrawide Odyssey G9 family is expanding once again with a new OLED model equipped with Quantum Dot technology and what Samsung is calling the "world's first Dual UHD gaming monitor" running at 8K, announced as part of CES 2023. → Read More

LG debuts its thinnest Gram laptop yet

LG's Gram laptops have been among the thinnest and lightest available since their debut. Now, the company is shaving the latest Gram down to its slimmest iteration and launching a new, style-conscious variant, too. → Read More

Chromebook vs laptop: Which one best fits your needs?

There are real differences that can make these two types of portable computer ideal or terrible for each user. Let's take a look at what makes Chromebooks different from other laptops, which would work better for you, and some recommendations. → Read More

iPad Pro (2022) vs. iPad (2022): Should you invest in the 'Pro'?

Let us guide you through the differences between the standard iPad and iPad Pro to help decide which is truly best for you, without wasting cash on unneeded features. → Read More

iPad (2022) vs. iPad Air (2022): Which one's really better for you?

Finding the right fit for your needs and budget in Apple's ever-evolving tablet lineup can be a challenge. Let us help you decide whether to save cash by opting for the latest iteration of its base-model iPad, or if the iPad Air's upgraded features make it worth the extra cost. → Read More

OLED vs. LED: What's the difference and is one better than the other?

In the alphabet soup of display tech acronyms, OLED and LED are among the most commonly used. Let us explain how these seemingly similar technologies are actually very different, and help you decide which is best for you. → Read More

How to screenshot on a laptop (Dell, Lenovo, Mac)

Whether you've got a windows-based laptop like a Dell or Lenovo unit, or any model of Apple MacBook, we'll show you how to easily capture anything on your screen. → Read More

How to connect a Nintendo Switch to your TV

Nintendo's most recent console generation is unique in its ability to be undocked and used as a mobile gaming device. But, when you want that big-screen gaming experience, it's important to make sure your Switch and its dock are connected to your TV correctly. → Read More

I'm a keyboard enthusiast and this is the best gaming keyboard right now

Review: The wildly in-demand Wooting 60HE keyboard delivers the biggest shock to the PC gaming peripheral world in years. → Read More

This $60 wireless bridge massively upgraded my VR gaming experience

Review: NexusLink's Wireless Gaming Bridge provided one of the best VR gaming experiences I've ever had, for a price that's so low you could buy two for less than most wireless routers with similar performance. → Read More

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook review: Hardware isn't what's holding back cloud gaming

Review: Lenovo's first attempt at building a Chromebook specifically designed for cloud gaming inadvertently shows that it's the cloud-based services themselves, not the hardware, that determines the quality of your experience. → Read More

Best HP Cyber Monday deals still available in 2022: PC, laptop, monitor sales

HP is one of the biggest PC makers out there, but the company also produces top monitors, printers, and accessories. Right now, many excellent HP deals are still available after Cyber Monday 2022. → Read More

15 best HP early Cyber Monday deals 2022: Top PCs, monitors, accessories on sale

HP is known as one of the biggest PC makers out there, but the company also produces great monitors, printers, and accessories. Let's take a look at what deals are available for its products during this year's annual sales extravaganza from Black Friday to early Cyber Monday. → Read More