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Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 Review: The Tricky Math of Budget Laptop Buying

A new take on Microsoft's cheaper Surface acknowledges the challenge of building budget laptops in 2022. → Read More

Best Steam Summer Sale 2022 PC Game Deals

This annual seasonal sale on the Steam platform usually means deep discounts on PC games. → Read More

Apple M2 MacBook Pro 13-inch Review: Familiar Design, New M2 Chip

The first M2 Mac available exists in its own bubble, but it also delivers better performance than the original M1 version. → Read More

Best Games on the New PlayStation Plus

The first batch of PlayStation Plus games for the Extra and Premium tiers includes a few real gems. → Read More

MacBook Air M2: We Tried Out Apple's New Laptop

Better performance, bigger screen, new colors, improved camera… and a price increase to match. → Read More

MacBook Air M2: We Tried Out Apple's New Laptop

Better performance, bigger screen, new colors, improved camera… and a price increase to match. → Read More

M2 MacBook Air: We Got Our Hands on Apple's Newest Laptop

New colors, better performance, bigger screen, improved camera… with a price increase to match. → Read More

M2 MacBook Air: We Got Our Hands on Apple's Newest Laptop

New colors, better performance, bigger screen, improved camera… with a price increase to match. → Read More

M2 MacBook Air: We Got Our Hands on Apple's Newest Laptop

New colors, better performance, bigger screen, improved camera… with a price increase to match. → Read More

Apple M2 MacBook Air Hands-On: Bigger Screen, Higher Price

New colors, better performance, bigger screen, improved camera… with a price increase over the M1 model. → Read More

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 Hands-on: Good Looks at the Boundary of Budget

A new take on Microsoft's cheaper Surface acknowledges the challenge of building budget laptops in 2022. → Read More

Apple M2 MacBook Air Hands-on: Bigger Screen, Bigger Price

New colors, more performance, bigger screen, better camera… and a higher price. → Read More

Forget the Shoelaces. This Shoe Hack Will Change Your Footwear Life

For less than $10, I retrofitted all my lace-up shoes with no-tie elastic shoelaces, and I've never been happier. → Read More

The Steam Deck Really Needs a Kickstand, So I Made One

And it's way better than the flimsy kickstand on the Nintendo Switch. → Read More

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022

Forget all the bells and whistles. People really want a cheap, reliable laptop that doesn't cost too much. → Read More

Acer Nitro 5 Review: Pushing the Boundaries of Budget Gaming

With the right config, the Acer Nitro 5 line satisfies as a budget gaming workhorse. → Read More

Stow Your Hard Drives and Accessories on this Apple iMac Storage Shelf

Did you know you needed an iMac add-on shelf like the Twelve South BackPack? You do now. → Read More

Lose the Shoelaces With This Low-Tech Shoe Hack That Will Change Your Footwear Life

For less than $10, I retrofitted all my lace-up shoes with no-tie elastic shoelaces, and I've never been happier. → Read More

How We Test Computers

Laptops, desktops, all-in-ones and two-in-ones: This is how we benchmark and rate these products. → Read More

How to Make Your Outdoor Zoom Meetings Sound Better

Changing this one audio setting made everyone else in my Zoom meetings much happier. → Read More