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Mastering Gmail Search

5 days, 5 killer tech tips When Gmail debuted 12 years ago it made a shift in how we thought about email. Instead of deleting, the idea of archiving messages indefinitely became plausible. This has been helped by good UX and powerful search capabilities. Gmail search is also speedy which makes it practical. Here I'll cover a few of my favorite and most useful Gmail search operators.

Razer Blade Pro Review

Where the original Razer Blade was an exercise in compromise, the new Razer Blade Pro is about seeing how much power can be stuffed inside of a 17 inch wide, 11 inch deep, .88 inch tall aluminum housing. Thanks to engineering know-how, recent advances in graphics technology and Razer’s willingness to disregard what most might consider a reasonable price tag, the latest Blade Pro packs a remarkable amount of gaming goodness into these cramped confines.

The 10 Most Anticipated PC Games of 2017

2016 was a decent if unspectacular year for PC gaming. Several popular game franchises received high quality additions, we also saw great new IPs, but a collection of games we were excited for ended up being major disappointments. Mafia III and No Man’s Sky are prime examples. Hopefully the games we’re most excited to play in 2017 will meet the hype surrounding their release.

TechSpot Best of CES 2017

Every year the industry's biggest names gather in Las Vegas to show us a glimpse of the devices and innovations that will define the months to come in consumer technology. Now, realizing not every product we've seen at CES will necessarily get a release date, the fun is in watching the announcements and recognizing the trends and hints of what's to come. Here's our selection of the 10 most promising or downright cool products we found at CES 2017.

10 Tech Predictions for 2017

Predicting the future is more art than science, yet it’s always an interesting exercise to engage in as a new year comes upon us. So with the close of what was a difficult, though interesting year in the technology business, here’s a look at my predictions for the top 10 tech developments of 2017.

Corsair Force MP500 480GB Review

A tough act to follow for the competition, even for the likes of Intel, Corsair announced the Force MP500 SSD shortly after the release of the dominating Samsung 960 Series. The Force MP500 is a high-speed NVMe SSD targeting power users available in a variety of capacities: 480GB, 240GB and even a piddly 120GBer.

Shortcut Extravaganza: Windows, Mac, Chrome, Firefox, Android, iPhone & More

#ThrowbackThursday What’s more appealing than a shortcut? It's a quick way to take a task and make it less painful and easier to accomplish. If you save three minutes a day for a year, that’s a little over 18 hours. You could binge-watch the entire show Freaks and Geeks with four hours to spare. So, shall we get started?

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Asrock Beebox-S 7200U: Kaby Lake vs. Skylake

I've been using the Asrock Beebox as my day to day HTPC for a few months and it's been doing a fantastic job, so I didn't expect it to be replaced so soon. Nonetheless, Asrock has sent an updated Beebox-S model sporting Intel's new 7th-generation processor based on the Kaby Lake-U architecture.

The State of PC Gaming in 2016

PC gaming is on the forefront of gaming. So many of today's trends: early access, survival game elements in everything, multiplatform mods, esports, and virtual reality -- all started on PC. Even as it inspired other platforms, PC gaming itself evolved this year, making big strides and taking ugly spills.

Alienware 15 R3 Review: Now with GeForce 10 graphics

Like most gaming laptop manufacturers Alienware has updated their line-up to take advantage of Nvidia’s excellent GeForce 10 series graphics chips. Significantly faster than their predecessors, GeForce 10 mobile chips are as capable as their desktop counterparts, which makes modern gaming laptops first-class citizens. Up for review today is the latest Alienware 15.

A Primer on Staying Secure and Anonymous on the Dark Web

For every criminal using technology to temporarily shield themselves from justice, there's a law-abiding journalist communicating with a crucial source. Those who plan to continue using encryption and anonymization software ought to double-down on their security. Here's a brief overview of tips and services for keeping yourself safe while surfing the seedy underbelly of the web.

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