Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 vs. Dell XPS 13 (2020)

Rich Shibley/Digital TrendsTwo of the best laptops on the market — the clamshell Dell XPS 13 and the 360-degree convertible XPS 13 2-in-1 — have received significant updates, including the latest Intel processors and upgraded designs. But which is better? Though full reviews are still on the way, we’ve now gone hands-on with both new…

Here are all the games that support Nvidia’s RTX ray tracing

With Nvidia’s new RTX 30 Series finally here, knowing what PC games actually support RTX-based ray tracing is important to help take advantage of all that new powerful hardware. This lighting technique is the closest approximation we have for modeling the way light behaves in the real world, and it looks beautiful on both RTX…

Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) review: Growing up to set the...

Echo Dot (4th Generation) “It's still compact, but the new Echo Dot (4th Gen) packs a serious punch at $50.” Charming new design Great audio quality for its size Alexa Guard protection Affordable cost LED clock should be default Ditching the puck-shaped design of its predecessors, the fourth-generation Echo Dot is looking to make a…

How to restore contacts on an iPhone from iCloud

For many people, their iPhone contacts are a lifeline. We all constantly use our contact lists for making calls, sending emails, and texting friends and family. It’s so easy to use a contact list that most people struggle to remember even familiar phone numbers and addresses that they used to memorize — even their own.…

The best HP laptops

HP offers several excellent laptop lines that are tailored for professionals, traveling, and student use, and generally makes great all-purpose laptop models for those who want dependability and performance. However, picking and customizing an HP laptop can be a confusing process for newcomers, and it’s not always immediately clear what differences mark the various HP…

11 cheap or free ways to make your old PC run...

SLIDESHOW If your old workhorse of a PC is starting to slow down in its old age, these low (or no-) cost tricks can help put some pep in its processing step. Teach an old dog new tricks There’s a reason that unboxing videos and the phrase “new car smell” are firmly ensconced in the…

Will we need 8-core, 16-thread CPUs for gaming soon? | Ask...

It makes sense to wonder about the coming trends for game development. Gordon Mah Ung Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors Q: Looking at common CPUs for PC building and the specs for the upcoming next-generation consoles, I’ve found myself wondering: Will we need…

Peace by Hampton A19 LED Wi-Fi smart bulbs review: Powerful automation...

The new A19 color smart bulbs from Hampton Products are reasonably priced, but they only come in packs of four. Ben Patterson/IDG Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by TechHive's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors Peace by Hampton A19 LED Wi-Fi smart bulbs (4-pack) Table of Contents Show More The latest…

Geekologie good. Fire bad.

Hey guys, I'm currently evacuated due to the California fires so there probably won't be any new posts until I have a place to post from. Preferably not a pile of burnt rubble. Good luck out there and stay safe. Previous Story The virtual set technology that's replacing the green screen This is a video…

Hackers briefly swap out a page on the Trump campaign site

With less than a week to go before the US presidential election, election security is a hot-button topic, and hackers have already struck. TechCrunch and the New York Times report that the About page on DonaldJTrump.com was briefly replaced by an unknown party. Gabriel Lorenzo Greschler grabbed a screenshot and video of the hacked page.…

Starlink testers will pay $99 per month for SpaceX’s satellite internet

SpaceX’s Starlink internet satellite will cost early beta testers $99 a month, not including the $499 upfront cost for the hardware kit needed to access the network. According to CNBC and multiple other sources, the private space company has sent the information in an email to potential beta testers who previously signed up to receive…

Modder’s DIY project makes the SNES Super Scope work on your...

The heyday of light gun games is long gone, and even though people have tried to recreate it with things like Wiimote grips or PlayStation Move attachments — MAG II made an admirable effort — it’s just not the same. The classic games where we spent hours trying to blast pixelated enemies just don’t work…