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Recent articles by Dan:

Will Diablo II: Resurrected run on your laptop?

The remade RPG classic doesn't play on as many devices as the original did. → Read More

The many moods of Moog

High-end, hand-assembled synthesizers find a home in the music mecca of Asheville. → Read More

Make your MacBook webcam look better in Zoom meetings with these tricks

Your MacBook's webcam is lousy. Try these fixes to look your best online. → Read More

Xbox Cloud Gaming: How to play your favorite Xbox games on an iPhone, iPad and laptop

You can stream Xbox games to iOS devices and Windows PCs. Here's everything you need to know. → Read More

No Macs at the Apple iPhone 13 event, but the year isn't over yet

Should you buy a new MacBook now or wait? October or November may bring new Apple Silicon MacBooks just in time for holiday shopping. → Read More

Your MacBook webcam looks lousy in Zoom meetings. Try these tricks to fix it

The best laptops can sometimes be fitted with mediocre cameras. Here are a few tricks to fix those flaws and look your best online. → Read More

How to transfer your Nintendo Switch account to a new Switch

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

PS5 games are huge and PlayStation storage is not. Try this 5-minute SSD upgrade

I got 4TB of extra storage space on my PS5 with an M.2 SSD. Here's how I did it. → Read More

Want to play Xbox games on your iPhone? Here's how to do it with Xbox Cloud Gaming

You can stream your favorite Xbox games to your iPhone, iPad and Windows PCs. Here's everything you need to know. → Read More

How to boost your PS5 storage quickly and easily with an M.2 drive

I used a Seagate FireCuda 530 drive to get up to 4TB of extra space for PlayStation 5 games in just minutes. → Read More

5 great back-to-school maker projects for your laser cutter

Go one step beyond 3D printing with these DIY life hacks made on a Glowforge. → Read More

Maybe you should wait on buying that new Mac. Then again, maybe not

New Apple laptops could be coming this fall, but should you buy a MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, iMac or Mac Pro now? → Read More

Should you buy a new Mac now, or wait for possible new models this fall?

Apple could unveil new MacBooks this fall, but what should you do until then? Here's how to decide what's best for you. → Read More

Hands on with MacOS Monterey on an M1 MacBook Air

I've been living with the new MacOS beta for a while now, here's why it's changing how I use my MacBook. → Read More

Windows 11 Insider Preview vs. Windows 10: Early benchmarks compared

I downloaded Windows 11 on a budget laptop and a gaming laptop. Here's how it went. → Read More

Why giant E Ink screens like the Boox Note Air's are my favorite underrated tech

They're slow, monochromatic and kind of expensive. I still love any gadget with a big E Ink screen. → Read More

Xbox Cloud Gaming hands-on: How to play Xbox games on your iPad or laptop

You can finally stream Xbox games to iOS and Windows devices. → Read More

Should you buy a new Mac now, or should you wait?

After the WWDC 2021 keynote, the "Pro" audience is still looking for updates. → Read More

Should you buy a new Windows laptop now, or wait for Windows 11?

A new operating system always means uncertainty for hardware shoppers. → Read More

Expanding PS5 storage is mostly a breeze

Adding extra space for games is easy, but don't get tripped up by weird rules on what works and what doesn't. → Read More