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Recent articles by Sam:

Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 and Z16 Gen 2 hands-on: Slick updates for hybrid work

Designed for hybrid workers, the new ThinkPad Z13 and Z16 Gen 2 feature new AMD CPU, improved video calling features, a haptic touchpad from Sensel and even an optional flax fiber lid.. → Read More

PlayStation DualSense Edge review: Sony's pricey but powerful sidekick for the PS5

While the DualSense Edge is definitely pricey and its battery life could be better, it offers a number of features that more demanding gamers will appreciate including customizable rear paddles, button remapping, replaceable joysticks and more.. → Read More

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra review: Photo and video take center stage

With a faster chip and a new 200MP main sensor along with all of Samsung's other flagship features, the new Galaxy S23 Ultra is a premium smartphone unlike any other Android handset available today.. → Read More

Bayonetta Origins hands-on: A charming tale of a witch and her demon cat

In a departure from previous games, Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon is a charming prequel that tells the story of a young girl and her demonic stuffed cat before she became the powerful witch we know today.. → Read More

Ayaneo 2 review: A more premium (and pricier) take on the Steam Deck

For people searching for a more premium take on the Steam Deck, the Ayaneo 2 is it. → Read More

NBA All-World hands-on: Taking basketball video games back to the streets

This week Niantic is launching a new title called NBA All-World that might be the best application of its location-based tech to date.. → Read More

NVIDIA GeForce Now Ultimate hands-on: The enthusiast's choice for cloud gaming

Thanks to new support for refresh rates of up to 240Hz, more ultrawide resolutions and more, the new Ulitmate tier in NVIDIA's GeForce Now game streaming service feels like the go-to pick for enthusiasts.. → Read More

Vive XR Elite hands-on: HTC’s more portable answer to the Meta Quest Pro

Late last year, Meta expanded the limits of consumer mixed reality when it released the Quest Pro. → Read More

MSI made a router with antennas that follow you around your house

While it may not go on sale until sometime next year, the addition of antennas that can track you around your house to its upcoming router is both a super fun and functional solution to slow Wi-Fi.. → Read More

Razer rounds out its laptop line with the high-spec Blade 16 and Blade 18

At CES 2023 Razer launched its most powerful laptops yet with the new Blade 16 and Blade 18.. → Read More

Lenovo YogaBook 9i hands-on: A huge leap for dual-screen laptops

At CES 2023, Lenovo announced the YogaBook 9i, the world's first full-size dual-screen OLED laptop.. → Read More

ThinkPhone hands-on: Moto’s attempt to woo big business

After years of ThinkPads and ThinkBooks, Lenovo subsidiary Motorola is finally making a concerted effort to woo enterprise customers with the ThinkPhone.. → Read More

ASUS went with ceramic for its new Zenbook 14X OLED laptop

Alongside a slightly larger OLED display and revamped specs, ASUS is testing out a promising new ceramic finish on the 2023 Zenbook 14X.. → Read More

MSI is bringing fresh designs and big performance to its Raider and Stealth Studio laptops

At CES 2023, MSI announced some significant updates to its Raider line thanks to a Matrix lightbar while the new Stealth Studio 14 and 16 are getting a thin and light magnesium-aluminum alloy chassis.. → Read More

Poly’s Voyager Free 60+ might be the slickest earbuds for work yet

Thanks to a screen built into its charging case and an innovative broadcast mode, Poly's Voyager Free 60+ earbuds boast a couple unique features designed for workers on the go.. → Read More

HyperX leans into 3D printing for its next wave of gaming accessories

In an expansion to its gaming accessories, HyperX is turning to color 3D printing as a way to create more personalized peripherals in 2023.. → Read More

Dell’s revamped G-series might be the best looking new budget gaming laptops at CES

At CES 2023, Dell announced revamped versions of its budget G-series gaming laptops featuring stunning new retro-inspired designs.. → Read More

2022 was a surprisingly great year for monitors

As we close out the year, it's nice to take a look back and revisit a number of products that made 2022 an unusually great year for monitors.. → Read More

Hands-on with LG's 240Hz UltraGear gaming monitors: Setting a new bar for OLED refresh rates

After seeing the 240Hz panels on LG’s latest UltraGear gaming monitors it’s hard to go back to slower displays.. → Read More

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet review: Growth and growing pains

While its performance issues aren't ideal, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet still delight with a huge new open-world design and three heartwarming storylines.. → Read More