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Recent articles by Dan:

Sony PlayStation 5 vs. Microsoft Project Scarlett: Next-gen console showdown

The next generation of game consoles are coming into focus. Will it be a fair fight? → Read More

Microsoft Surface Pro X vs. Samsung Galaxy Book S: Arms race

Two new Arm-powered Windows devices that want to bridge the gap between phone and PC. → Read More

With Surface Neo, Microsoft brings the dual-screen experience to tablets

The twin displays can accommodate having multiple apps open at once, thanks to the new Windows 10X operating system. → Read More

Microsoft Surface Neo is the foldable, dual-screen tablet you didn't know you needed

Like other Windows 10 X systems, this dual-screen Surface isn't likely to be in stores until the 2020 holiday season. → Read More

Dual-screen Microsoft Surface Neo is coming, eventually

Like other Windows 10 X systems, this dual-screen Surface isn't likely to be in stores until the 2020 holiday season. → Read More

Minecraft goes analog at MineCon with a new Builders & Biomes board game

Ravensburger brings a tabletop version of the video game and cultural phenomenon to MineCon. → Read More

The best gaming laptop performers of 2019

Alienware and Origin PC still dominate the top spots, with Acer's Triton 900, the Razor Blade Pro and Asus' ROG Zephyrus GX701 the best of the rest. → Read More

Magical Rubik's Cube levitates as it solves itself

The robotic Rubik's Cube gets an upgrade. → Read More

Computer scientist Richard Stallman resigns from MIT after defending Jeffrey Epstein

Free software advocate suggested in an email thread that some of the convicted pedophile's underage victims were "entirely willing." → Read More

Apple Arcade wants to let more people play games across all kinds of devices

The new service may spell the end of game hardware. → Read More

The new Apple 10.2-inch iPad is Apple's not-so-secret weapon

With a new, larger screen and more pro-level features, the entry-level iPad feels more Pro than ever. → Read More

The best 3D printers in 2019 for beginners and budget creators

With these budget-priced 3D printers for beginners, you can be, too. → Read More

How to transfer your Nintendo Switch account to a new Switch V2

It's not hard to do, but your original data will self-destruct. → Read More

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