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Colorado Springs, CO, United States

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Past articles by Michael:

Radeon RX 7900 XT price drops by $100, matching the 4070 Ti

The new AMD card is now an indisputably better pick than Nvidia's $800 offering → Read More

Windows 11 might bring back the top taskbar

A preview build shows some basic — and currently broken — functionality for the top-pinned taskbar from older Windows versions. → Read More

Samsung's stunning 43-inch mini-LED gaming monitor is kind of a bargain

The Odyssey Neo G7 G70NC combines a huge panel, quality screen tech, and a relatively affordable price. → Read More

Keychron's latest ergonomic Q keyboard splits with tradition

The Q11 board is a full split design with a bridging cable, but either side can be plugged in independently. → Read More

Microsoft Edge's Video Super Resolution upscaling works on AMD and Nvidia

Microsoft Edge's new Video Super Resolution tech is included with Edge Canary, and can enhance videos at 720p or lower. → Read More

Nvidia confirms latest GeForce driver is causing CPU spikes

Some users are seeing CPU usage go up by 10-15% after closing games on the latest Nvidia driver. → Read More

5 free Windows power user tools we can't live without

Swap audio devices with ease, free up space in a flash, or even reprogram your keyboard with these 5 free Windows power user tools. → Read More

The latest LastPass fail came from an employee's home PC

A key component of the 2022 hack was an employee's home computer that was running vulnerable third-party software. → Read More

How AMD's Ryzen 7950X3D V-Cache works on Windows

AMD's new X3D series of Ryzen 7000 CPUs show some amazing gaming performance. But how can you test if a game runs better on those non-cache cores? → Read More

Microsoft admits it marked ineligible PCs for Windows 11 upgrades

Some laptops and desktops sold with a promised upgrade to Windows 11 are officially out of luck → Read More

Lab tour! Go inside AirJet's futuristic solid-state laptop cooling tech

Frore Systems' AirJet tech might just change the way we cool all kinds of gadgets. Get a peek behind the curtain in our lab tour video! → Read More

Legendary IBM 'butterfly' ThinkPad resurrected with Framework guts

The classic ThinkPad 701C is getting a new lease on life thanks to a modder's ingenuity. → Read More

Razer brings back big boards with BlackWidow V4 Pro

The BlackWidow skips wireless, but adds in two dials, five macro keys, four media keys, and three profile keys. → Read More

League of Legends will get three single-player spinoffs this year

Convergence, Song of Nunu, and The Mageseeker will all hit PC and consoles in 2023. → Read More

Microsoft confirms Game Pass can cannibalize regular game sales

In a compulsory report to a UK regulator, Microsoft admitted that putting games on Game Pass means selling fewer retail copies. → Read More

Bing AI with ChatGPT now available to some users

Emails inviting users to the full version of the new search engine went out this morning. → Read More

Windows could soon control your RGB accessories natively

A sneak peek at the latest Windows 11 developer build shows RGB controls for keyboards, mice, and other gadgets → Read More

How to try the new AI-powered Bing search

Want to try the new Bing search experience with ChatGPT-powered AI conversations? Here's how to gain access. → Read More

Give your PC 1980s charm with these retro Transformers desk mats

Liven up your desktop with some classic Transformers art on these licensed limited edition oversized mousepads. → Read More

15 must-play Steam Next Fest game demos

Here are the best, most interesting, and most flat-out nutty game demos to load up during Steam's week-long Next Fest. → Read More