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Samsung’s New Galaxy Fold Z 2 Is Vastly Improved, But Now It Needs A Purpose
The follow-up to the Galaxy Fold is such a departure from the original beleaguered model that Samsung gave it a new name. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 would seem to fix much of what was wrong with the original Fold, bringing bigger outside and inside screens,
PCWorld4 min de lecture
How To Get Rid Of Old Files And Clean Up Your PC With Windows’ Storage Settings
How to find and delete unwanted files on your PC is a chore everyone thinks is going to take hours, when in fact it takes just a minute or two. Just don’t use Windows 10’s File Explorer! The Windows Settings’ Storage menu was designed to eliminate di
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The Google Pixel 4a Is A Great Phone At A Great Price, But Is It Too Late To Matter?
At long last and longer rumor, the Google Pixel 4a has arrived, adding another strong entry to a very crowded midrange market. As premium phone sales continue to plummet due to the coronavirus, the Pixel 4a should be the 2020 value phone to beat, wit
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How To Check And Monitor Your Hard Drive’s Health
Few PC components require more care and attention than a hard drive. We’ve all heard the admonishments to defragment drives, and clean up junk files to keep all our 1s and 0s sparkling. No matter how well you care for it, however, at some point that
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What’s Wrong With Intel, And How To Fix It: Former Principal Engineer, Francois Piednoël, Unloads
In a blunt video posted in early August, outspoken former Intel principal engineer Francois Piednoël offered his advice on how to “fix” Intel CPUs, criticized current leadership for not being engineers, said AVX512 was a misadventure, and declared th
PCWorld6 min de lecture
How To Use Microsoft Rewards To Get Xbox Game Pass For PC (and More!) For Free
Microsoft Rewards is basically free money, and not enough of you know how to use it. We’re going to show you how to use Microsoft Rewards to help buy all the things you want—an Xbox Series X! Starbucks! Amazon gift cards!—beginning with the awesome G
PCWorld2 min de lecture
AMD’s Notebook PC Share Climbs To An All-time High Of Nearly 20 Percent
AMD’s share in the notebook PC market is now the highest ever, just under 20 percent, the company said in early August. AMD’s market share of X86 notebook PCs now stands at an all-time high of 19.9 percent, according to the company, citing a recent r
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Tech Spotlight
In this episode of The Full Nerd, we debate potential inductees in our PC Hardware Hall of Fame! As we narrow down the original field of 12 nominees, in the end, only three products manage to win our 2020 awards. ■
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Dell Quietly Fixes Charging Issues With Some XPS 17 9700 Laptops
Dell has confirmed that charging issues with some of the company’s new XPS 17 9700 laptops, as well as some of its Precision 5750 corporate laptops, have been identified and fixed. The problem came to light when Dell XPS 17 9700 review units tested b
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If You Ever Set Up A Google+ Account, You May Be Due Some Cash
Google+ might be gone but it’s not forgotten. At least not by the courts. On June 10, Google agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit over the “software bugs” that led to some 50 million accounts having their data leaked. The settlement is a relativel
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Microsoft’s Xbox Series X reveals: Halo: Infinite, Fable, Psychonauts 2, Obsidian’s next RPG, more
The endless fake E3 summer continued in July with yet another Xbox games showcase from Microsoft. Unlike the ho-hum reveals of May’s Xbox event,this show brought the hits, as Microsoft revealed a slew of first-party blockbusters destined to land on W
PCWorld9 min de lecture
HP Envy X360 13: An Affordable Laptop With Ryzen 4000
HP’s Ryzen 4000-powered Envy x360 13 proves that you can get first-class features for coach pricing. Don’t believe me? Here are some of the goodies included: • Decent 13.3-inch IPS panel with good off-axis viewing, touch, and optional pen support • S
PCWorld9 min de lecture
Acer Spin 3: A Solid $650 Budget Laptop With Nice Bonuses
Budget laptops continue to improve, and the Acer Spin 3 is a good example. For an affordable price it offers adequate components and battery life, with enough flexibility to accommodate a range of peripherals. Though the 14-inch, 360-degree convertib
PCWorld3 min de lecture
Crucial P5 SSD: Excellent Bang For The Buck
Having reviewed both Crucial’s P1 and P2 bargain NVMe SSDs, I expected more of the same middling performance from the new P5. I was wrong: The P5 was strictly upper-crust with normal workloads, and actually took home first prize in one test. It’s not
PCWorld3 min de lecture
Cherry DW 9000 Slim: Eye-catching Keyboard And Mouse Combo Is Pleasingly Productive
The Cherry DW 9000 Slim is a modestly priced wireless desktop keyboard-and-mouse combo. With its full-size layout and comfortable keys, the keyboard can be easily swapped in for your daily driver without missing a stroke. And, though the mouse is a l
PCWorld2 min de lecture
We Tested An EGPU In Some Of 2020’s Biggest Games
Thunderbolt 3-based eGPUs have been around for many years, offering the ability to plug a full desktop-class GPU into a laptop. Theoretically it’s an appealing idea, especially if someone is using an older laptop that has a perfectly fine CPU to hand
PCWorld5 min de lecture
The Outrageously Fun Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Could Be Gaming’s Next Megahit
I dig PUBG. My kids are into Roblox and Minecraft. We’re all wildly in love with Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout after playing a closed technical beta one past weekend. Turns out that a cute, colorful battle royale party game was exactly the game I need
PCWorld6 min de lecture
Windows 10 At Five Years: how It Transformed The PC
As Windows 10 turns five years old this week, it’s a good time to look at how much Windows 10 has changed the PC—with everything from Windows Hello to free updates, seemingly in perpetuity. Microsoft began shipping Windows 10 to PCs on July 29, 2015—
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Why Your Laptop’s Sd Card Reader Might Be Terrible
For content creators, a laptop with a built-in SD card reader is a preferred feature. Some users go so far as to consider laptops only if they have a reader. One mistake with that choice is it assumes all SD card slots are created equal. Our tests cl
PCWorld3 min de lecture
3 Reasons To Spend $1,000 On The Samsung Galaxy Note 20, And 3 Reasons Not To
You might think the new $1,000 Galaxy Note 20 and $1,000 Galaxy S20 are two peas in the same pod as “affordable” counterparts to their high-priced Ultra siblings. They’re not. While the Galaxy S20 is basically a smaller version of the S20 Ultra, with
PCWorld3 min de lecture
How To Remedy These 5 Android Issues That A Restart Won’t Cure
It's just like your PC or Mac, A lot of what ails your Android phone can be fixed with a simple restart. Laggy navigation, crashing apps, and system quirks can be cleared easily that way. But some maladies need more than a restart. Here’s how to reme
PCWorld5 min de lecture
HP Chromebook X360 12b: It’s Affordable And Good
The HP Chromebook x360 12b is an affordable Chromebook made for grown-ups. It takes you a cut above the rock-bottom basic Chromebooks that hover around $250 (and continue to sell well). Get one of those for your kids—who cares if they destroy it? But
PCWorld5 min de lecture
The Oculus Go Is Dead, And Virtual Reality Is Better For It
Oculus stopped selling its entry-level virtual reality headset, the Oculus Go, in June. Usually this kind of announcement would be met with nostalgic retrospectives and beers poured on the floor. Much lamenting, and all that. Even the worst products
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Dell XPS 15 9500: Buy This Laptop Instead Of A MacBook Pro 16
Timing is everything in the PC business, and the Dell XPS 15 9500, an overdue refresh to the company’s high-end workhorse, arrives just in time for it to be truly considered the “MacBook Pro killer” it’s always aspired to be. Yes, we know “MacBook Pr
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Samsung SSD 870 QVO: Stupendous 8TB capacity SSD
The Samsung 870 QVO (‘Q’ as in 4-bit QLC), is our first look at a drive that will eventually ship with a whopping 8TB of NAND on board. Announced June 30, this is the new top capacity available, superseding a still-new flock of 4TB models. Samsung se
PCWorld9 min de lecture
Lenovo Yoga C640: The Battery Life Blows Us Away
At first glance, it’s easy to dismiss this particular model of Lenovo’s Yoga C640, a Best Buy exclusive with a relatively anemic dual-core i3 Comet Lake CPU, a puny 128GB SSD, and a $600 price tag. That said, this sleek convertible (officially the Yo
PCWorld5 min de lecture
Avira Prime: Value, Value, Value
We’ve been reviewing Avira Antivirus Pro for a few years now and wondering why it was worth purchasing when the free version of Avira offered so much. At the time, Avira’s top-level offering, Prime, was just too expensive. Those days are over, howeve
PCWorld4 min de lecture
Best Galaxy S20, S20+ And S20 Ultra Cases: Top Picks In Every Style
We’re just gonna say it—you’re crazy to take your Galaxy S20 out in public without something to protect it. With prices starting at $1,000 and going all the way up to $1,600, it’s one of the most expensive phones ever made. It’s also the biggest, wit
PCWorld5 min de lecture
Xbox Game Pass For PC Five Reasons It’s The Best Deal In PC Gaming
When I say an Xbox Game Pass for PC subscription is the best deal in gaming today, that’s no idle recommendation. I have a deep-seated hatred of today’s subscription culture. Yes, many streaming and subscription services are worth every penny, but in
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