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Our latest longform features, product reviews, and buying guides. A tech enthusiast must-read.

Inside Review: Solve tricky puzzles, die in horrifying but darkly funny ways

Back in 2010, a Danish indie studio called Playdead released a macabre side-scroller called Limbo. It was good. In 2016, that same studio is releasing a new macabre side-scroller. This one’s called Inside, and it’s really, really good. I played the game from start to finish in one sitting. I laughed a lot, often in horror. Inside is a perfectly paced series of escalating "holy shit" moments.

Best Of: The Best Router for Every Need

With the proliferation of smartphones, tablets, streaming boxes, and more, the need for a good wireless router that can handle multiple devices fighting for bandwidth is undeniable. We've gone through hundreds of expert reviews and long-term usage impressions from actual owners to bring you the best routers in five distinct categories.

best routers 2016

Asrock DeskMini 110 Review: Flexible, functional and dead easy to work with

The Asrock DeskMini 110 mini-STX form factor PC certainly has an industrial look about it, and it looks a bit drab sitting next to the Cubi 2 Plus from MSI. What it lacks in aesthetics, however, it makes up for in ease of installation and flexibility, thanks to those very same design choices, with support for pretty much any Skylake desktop processor and high-speed NVMe SSDs.

Razer Turret Review: A compact, wireless lapboard for gaming on the couch

Razer's latest product aims to capture the market of PC gamers who are sneaking sessions in on their couch. The Turret is a complete package comprising of a keyboard with mouse pad along with a small mouse and a charging station. With a compact form factor and wireless connectivity it has everything you need to get your living room PC gaming on right out of the box.

HTC 10 Review: An impressive return to form for HTC

The HTC 10 marks the start of a new chapter for HTC. The signature metal body has returned, complete with new additions like a fingerprint scanner and USB Type-C. The camera, a problem area for HTC’s past devices, has been completely overhauled, and we’re seeing welcome iterations such as a new 5.2-inch 1440p LCD and a Snapdragon 820 SoC.

Best Smartwatches of 2016: Best for Android, iPhone users, fitness-centric and luxury pick

Smartwatches are not a 'must-buy' for most people at current prices and with their current capabilities, but if you are set on getting one, there are a handful of things to consider such as compatibility and key features. Here are our picks in four distinct categories: best for iPhone users, best for Android users, best fitness-centric smartwatch and our luxury pick.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Review: Titan X-like performance for a fraction of the price

As attractive as the GeForce GTX 1080 is, many enthusiasts are undoubtedly holding out for the much more affordable GeForce GTX 1070. Partner cards will start at $380, while Nvidia's Founders Edition will retail for $450. With Titan X and 980 Ti-like performance, the GTX 1070 looks like the best option for 1440p gamers, delivering well north of 60 FPS in nearly every game we tested.

Overwatch Benchmarked, Performance Review

Overwatch is impressive looking yet runs well on a wide range of hardware. It scales down to work on low-end hardware but can also be cranked up to take advantage of high-end gear, especially at the 4K resolution. Coming from an impressive open beta that attracted 9.7 million players, Overwatch is poised to be hugely popular among PC gamers. Only one question remains: can your hardware handle it?

LG G5 Review: LG's flagship smartphone goes modular

With the G5 LG has boldly redesigned their flagship to include new ideas that they hope will capture the eyes of buyers. The biggest and most obvious one is the modular design, which sees the battery slide out the bottom of the handset attached to a swappable module that can be used to add in other features. There's also an all new metal design and an upgraded 2-lens camera system.

Seven Steam games whose reviews have changed a lot

Valve recently overhauled Steam’s review system, putting a larger focus on recent perspectives. The move made sense. Games are no longer static works. They constantly evolve thanks to updates and programs like Early Access. The system is, by and large, very useful, providing percentages that give narrow and wide snapshots of games. But numbers only tell part of the story.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Review: The Mad King of GPUs

First to market with a true next generation GPU is Nvidia and this could very well be the biggest step in GPU technology we've seen in recent years. The new GeForce GTX 1080 is faster, built using the 16nm design process and packed with GDDR5X memory, it promises to put away the Titan X while consuming less power than the 980 Ti. We put this and other bold claims to the test.

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