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Fear Kills a Great Trade Show: The Death of MWC 2020
Fear is viral. While there have been only two cases of coronavirus in Spain—as opposed to 22 million flu illnesses leading to 12,000 deaths this season in the US alone, according to the CDC—snowballing hysteria over the possibility that a few people
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Fashion Flips for a Phone, and Everyone Else Follows
Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event hadn’t even happened yet when the company’s new Galaxy Z Flip phone made an appearance: A 30-second spot for the phone aired during the Oscars telecast, confirming rumors of a flip phone that would follow the Fold’s fa
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Motorola Razr (2020): Not Quite There Yet
I’ve been reviewing Razr phones since 2004, when they were, arguably, the first high-fashion handsets. Flash forward to 2020, and the new Razr is the coolest phone I’ve seen in years. Motorola took the Razr legacy seriously, delivering a similarly sl
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Ultraloq U-Bolt Pro + Wi-Fi Bridge: A Super Smart Lock
The Ultraloq U-Bolt Pro from U-tec is one of the most versatile smart locks to hit PC Labs. As with most models, it uses a mobile app that lets you lock and unlock your door from anywhere with your phone, and it has a keypad that lets you use permane
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (13.5-Inch): An Excellent Ultraportable
Microsoft’s answer to the Apple MacBook is the Surface Laptop, an ultraportable laptop that focuses on comfort and portability but skips most of the tricked-out features found on other high-end Windows notebooks, such as webcam privacy shutters and w
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Samsung Galaxy Buds+: Double the Battery Life
Samsung rolled out the Galaxy Buds last year to some success, offering a solid alternative to Apple’s AirPods for less money. They work well enough that Samsung saw little reason to change much for its new model, the Galaxy Buds+. These true wireless
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D-Link EXO AC3000 Smart Mesh Tri-Band Router (DIR-3060): Speedy and Solid
If you’re not ready to take the plunge into Wi-Fi 6 yet, there are still plenty of reliable wireless routers that offer solid 802.11ac performance. One such unit, the D-Link EXO AC3000 Smart Mesh Tri-Band Router (model DIR-3060), is a midrange device
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Wacom One Creative Pen Display: Great for Newbies
The Wacom One Creative Pen Display—geared to amateur artists, note-takers, and doodlers—is the company’s lowest-priced pen display. It’s, in effect, an interactive monitor controlled by means of the included Wacom One Pen. Although the Wacom One’s 13
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ABBYY FineReader: Best PDF-Management App
Many excellent software products combine PDF-editing and optical-character-reading (OCR) functions, but none are as impressive as ABBYY Fine Reader 15. No other app comes close to its powerful combination of PDF, OCR, and document comparison features
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Private Internet Access VPN (for macOS): A Good Value
Private Internet Access offers a well-designed client app on macOS, backs it with a robust VPN service, and allows up to 10 devices to be used simultaneously on a single account. It falls just shy of top honors for macOS VPNs, but it’s still an excel
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Land Of The Freeware
Occasionally, the PCMag Digital Edition ranges beyond the realm of personal computing. Take, for example, February’s cover story, “The Quantified Employee: How Companies Use Tech to Track Their Workers.” And last September, our cover story—“Is Cyber
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Best Free Software
It’s becoming a mobile world, but we haven’t fully abandoned the stationary computer. The real work (and a lot of the play) of computing requires a full personal-computer system. To get the most out of that, you need software. Software can be expensi
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Ask an Analyst
Neil, I’m a fan of your password manager reviews and advice. I’m looking for a more secure way to manage my work passwords on my corporate-managed laptop for systems that aren’t web based, like our SAP ERP system and expense reporting system. Form fi
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How to Listen to Podcasts on Your Amazon Echo
You’ve got an Amazon Echo and may already know how to play songs and albums via Amazon Music—but what about podcasts? If you’re a devoted podcast listener and want to access your favorite shows on your Alexa device, Apple Podcasts is now an option th
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RIP Essential Phone: Android Founder Andy Rubin’s Startup Shuts Down
Android founder Andy Rubin is closing down his smartphone startup Essential, despite teasing a new product only a few months ago. In February, his company published a vague blog post that said Essential has “no clear path” to deliver its next planned
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3 Ways to Translate Conversations in Real Time With Google Assistant
Google Assistant is a handy way to ask questions, get information, and perform tasks via your Android phone or iPhone. But one new skill Assistant now offers is especially useful—real-time translation. Using Google Assistant’s new Interpreter mode, y
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How Fast Is Wi-Fi 6?
In the world of wireless networking, after using numbers and initials for years—802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac—we’re suddenly using a simple, single digit: Wi-Fi 6. Yes, the new generation of wireless networking is still part of the Ethernet-com
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How to Fix a Noisy Computer Fan
If you can barely hear yourself think over the fan noise emanating from your computer, it’s probably time to diagnose why your PC sounds like a wind tunnel. It could be a major issue, a minor inconvenience, or something in between. Here are a few thi
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Lenovo’s Dilip Bhatia: Here’s What My Customers Really Care About
Dilip Bhatia is the vice president of global marketing and user customer experience at Lenovo. A Lenovo veteran, Bhatia’s been leading product development at the company by putting customer experience first. PCMag Editor-in-Chief Dan Costa spoke with
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The Number of People Without Broadband Is Double the Government Estimate
In 2019, the Federal Communications Commission put out its latest Broadband Deployment Report. And as you’d expect from the government, the document is dense—not an easy read at 331 pages. But right in the introduction, it says this: “The digital div
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The Iowa Caucus App Failure Was Inevitable
Democratic presidential candidates have spent the past three years driving around Iowa, shaking hands and kissing babies, with the hope that supporters would show up for the Iowa Caucus. But midday on the following day, we had no idea who won. The cu
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Facing Our Fears
I oppose all biometrics of all kinds, as it negates our right to exemption from unreasonable searches, fails to provide due process, and is an unwarranted privacy invasion. At the corporate level, the corporations trade, share, sell, and give away ou
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What Is Natural Language Processing (NLP)?
In September, the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) unveiled a computer program called Aristo that could correctly answer more than 90 percent of the questions on an eighth-grade science test. Passing a middle-school exam might sound
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The Best of CES 2020
A new decade is here, and the future looks bright—at least when it comes to technology. The 53rd annual CES in January has raised the stakes for what to expect in the coming months and beyond. Of course, some new products and ideas shine more brightl
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5 Bad Habits Destroying Your Smartphone
These days, it feels like smartphones become outdated after only a few months. By the time your phone is ready for an upgrade, a new release is just about due to hit stores. Short of buying a new phone every other month, how do you make sure your pho
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First Look: Intel’s ‘Horseshoe Bend’ Is an Even Bigger Foldable Tablet
Foldable-screen PCs were one of the biggest trends of CES 2020, but only one of the models on display could actually make a passable substitute for a desktop when it was unfolded. That’s Intel’s “Horseshoe Bend” prototype, which can open up to a seam
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How to Set Up a Wi-Fi Mesh Network
Since they first hit the scene a few years back, mesh Wi-Fi systems have changed the look and feel of home networking. In place of an unsightly router that you would normally tuck away in a closet or somewhere out of sight, mesh systems typically use
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Autism XR Program Helps Students Navigate Social Minefields
When Marc Petz was a first-year computer graphics/animation instructor at Michigan’s Kent Career Technical Center, a colleague was struggling to meet the needs of a student with autism. Petz’s class was asked to develop visually appealing stories the
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How to Make Windows 10 Feel More Like Windows 7
Windows 7 has finally ridden off into the sunset. On Jan. 14, 2020, Microsoft’s Extended Support ended, meaning Microsoft won’t provide tech support for computers running the now-outdated software, and you won’t get bug fixes or security updates. So
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5 Things I Want in the PlayStation 5 and New Xbox
Next-generation home video game consoles will soon be upon us. This year, Microsoft will release a long-awaited new Xbox, and Sony will finally unveil the PlayStation 5. We can expect the usual graphics, frame rate, and storage improvements, but ther
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