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Recent articles by Dan:

Nintendo Switch V2 vs original Switch: Battery life showdown

Is the ever-so-slightly updated Nintendo Switch worth tracking down? → Read More

Hands-on with the new Sega Genesis Mini, a treasure trove of Gen-X memories

Nintendo flew, Sony flopped. Where will the mini Genesis fall on the retro console scale? → Read More

Samsung Galaxy Book S vs. LG Gram 15: Both make big battery claims

What we know about how Samsung's new laptop will stack up against the competition. → Read More

Samsung DeX wants to invade your laptop

The latest version of Samsung's productivity platform ditches the docks for a direct-to-PC connection. → Read More

Big laptop battle: Razer Blade Pro vs. Origin PC Evo16-S

For your consideration, two slim gaming laptops with RTX 2080 graphics and big screens. → Read More

Are you a Nintendo Switch docker or hander?

The upcoming Nintendo Switch Lite is forcing gamers to choose between handheld-only and TV-compatible versions of the console. → Read More

Apple's new MacBook Pro and Air both score high marks in battery tests

Apple's new MacBook Air was expected to have great battery life, but the quad-core Pro beats expectations. → Read More

Best Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals on Star Wars toys, Nerf and other nerd gear

Star Wars Black Series toys? Check. Giant Nerf guns? Check. Nintendo-themed dog toys? Check, Amazon Prime Day goes big on collectibles. → Read More

Hands on with the new Apple MacBook Air and MacBook Pro

We've started testing the new quad-core base model 13-inch MacBook Pro, and the CPU upgrade makes a big difference. → Read More

RIP 12-inch Apple MacBook, my misunderstood friend

Apple quietly kills one of my favorite laptops, because the MacBook Air is suddenly cool again. → Read More

The Sinking City and the best Lovecraft video games

From Call of Cthulhu to Alone in the Dark, Lovecraftian terrors and video games go hand-in-hand. → Read More

The Outer Worlds and Cyberpunk 2077: Two competing RPG views of the future at E3 2019

Two competing RPG views of the future,but only one is part of the Keanuaissance. → Read More

Atari VCS opens pre-orders at $249 for retro console featuring 4K gaming

Exclusive: Preorders for the new set-top console hit Walmart and GameStop, hoping to capitalize on retro gaming while also looking to the future. → Read More

Trash can redux: Reexamining the legacy of the 2013 Apple Mac Pro

It was the revolutionary desktop that turned heads but failed to win hearts and minds, leaving its successor a steep task. → Read More

The incredibly portable Acer Swift 7 was my near-perfect travelling companion

On the road to London, this slim 14-inch laptop turned heads and saved my shoulders. → Read More

Laptop and PC gifts for dads

Treat your grad (or yourself) to these great laptops and PC accessories. → Read More

Apple's MacBook Pro update gets a fresh keyboard and new Intel 8-core processors

The "fastest Mac notebook ever" uses the latest Intel chips to try to win over power-hungry creatives. → Read More

Apple's new MacBook Pro gets keyboard update and Intel 8-core processors

The "fastest Mac notebook ever" uses the latest Intel chips to try to win over power-hungry creatives. → Read More

More MacBook Pro cores for creatives in the "fastest Mac notebook ever"

The incrementally improving MacBook Pro adds new 8-core Intel processors, and tries to win over power-hungry creatives. → Read More

Put down the gamepad, these are the best tabletop board games for video gamers

These tabletop games combine real-world cards and dice with companion apps and video game themes. → Read More