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Someone turned my favorite tabletop game into a video game

Arkham Horror: Mother's Embrace explores the horrors of the unknown and turns a cult franchise into a video game. → Read More

5 fixes the PS5 still needs

Even if you can find one, the PlayStation 5 still has some kinks to iron out. → Read More

CNET Book Club: Max Brooks on his new Minecraft novel, The Mountain

The World War Z author talks about surviving zombies, bigfoot and Ender Dragons. → Read More

Computer company Framework wants you to upgrade and repair your laptop

Built around a right-to-repair philosophy, the 13.5-inch Framework Laptop can swap out its main board, battery or even keyboard and ports. → Read More

5 reasons cloud gaming isn't doing it for me

Commentary: Despite leaps in technology and big names like Google, Nvidia and Amazon, streaming games like you do Netflix movies is still a rough experience. → Read More

Most-anticipated gaming laptops of 2021

From new Nvidia GPUs to dual-screen laptops, these are some of the gaming laptops that we're most eager to check out in 2021. → Read More

Apple, please don't bring MagSafe back to MacBooks. Here's why it's a terrible idea

Commentary: It breaks my heart to say this, but I'm hoping rumors of the MagSafe's return aren't true. → Read More

Apple may be bringing MagSafe back to MacBooks. Here's why it's a terrible idea

It breaks my heart to say this, but I'm hoping rumors of the MagSafe's return aren't true. → Read More

Why CES 2021 was filled with business laptops and Chromebooks

It was a year when practical concerns overtook cool new designs, mostly. → Read More

Best 3D printers for 2021

Fire up the 3D printer and even print your own face masks and other pandemic accessories. → Read More

CES 2021 preview: Straitlaced business laptops will be the hot status symbol

Plus, our predictions for Chromebooks, gaming PCs and other computer trends at the 2021 CES. → Read More

CES 2021 preview: Straitlaced business laptops will be the hot status symbol

Plus, our predictions for Chromebooks, gaming PCs and other computer trends at the 2021 CES. → Read More

The 25 best battery life laptops for 2021

Our rankings of longest-lasting laptops has a few surprises. → Read More

CES 2021 preview: Laptops, chromebooks and gaming PCs

Straight-laced business laptops will be the hot status symbol at this year's CES. → Read More

The best board games to give in 2021: Gloomhaven, Marvel United and more

The hottest thing in gaming right now is classic low-tech tabletop experiences. Here's our line-up of some of the best board games for this year. → Read More

Best remote learning MacBook for 2021: MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro

The MacBook line offers three distinct choices: the 13-inch Air, 13-inch Pro and 16-inch Pro. Students who need a remote learning tool are going to naturally gravitate towards one of them. → Read More

The best gaming laptop performers for 2021: Alienware, Origin PC and more compared

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

The best gifts for readers in 2021: Fire tablets, Kindles, iPads and more

Save a tree: Read an ebook! → Read More

The best gifts for readers in 2020: Fire tablets, Kindles, iPads and more

Save a tree: Read an ebook! → Read More

Best 3D printers, scanners and laser cutters for makers and creators in 2020

Fire up the 3D printer and even print your own gifts, or give one to the creative person in your life. → Read More