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  • How to Boot to BIOS in Windows 11

    The Windows 11 POST process happens quickly for improved startup times, leaving little room to hit the designated setup key and access the BIOS menu. Here's how to boot to BIOS in Windows 11.

    By Humphrey Menge and Julio Franco on

  • Cloud Storage Basics: Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, and More Compared

    Thanks to a wide array of cloud storage solutions, you no longer have to travel around with a handful of USB sticks or a clunky external drive. Most big services feature free tiers, too.

    By Sami Haj-Assaad on

  • The Sims: 22 Years and Counting

    With over 200 million copies sold, The Sims is one of the most popular series in history, receiving a world-record number of expansion packs and redefining what's a game and who is a gamer.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • GPU Availability and Pricing Update: July 2022

    This month's update is particularly interesting not only because we continue to see a slide in GPU pricing, but it's also the first time Nvidia has officially cut prices this generation.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • 5 Affordable Last-Gen Phones That Are Great Buys

    You won't get the latest SoC, camera tech, and a few other bells and whistles with our great value choices, however, these phones are capable of handling almost everything you can throw at them.

    By Humza Aamir on

  • Multitasking Benchmark: PC Gaming + YouTube + Discord

    Let's look at multitasking performance while gaming. Is there any performance difference if you watch YouTube or stream on Discord while gaming?

    By Steven Walton on

  • How to Keep Using Internet Explorer in Microsoft Edge with IE Mode

    If you use Windows and need to access a website that doesn't support modern browsers, you can still manage to do it thanks to a hidden option in Microsoft Edge called "IE Mode."

    By Amir Shoam on

  • Path Tracing vs. Ray Tracing, Explained

    Every few years there's an amazing new technology with the promise of making games ever more realistic. We've had shaders, tessellation, shadow mapping, ray tracing -- and now there's path tracing.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • Top 10 Hacks for Microsoft Word

    Learning Microsoft Word's ins-and-outs can be very rewarding, making you more productive, plus your colleagues will also appreciate a Microsoft Word guru by their side.

    By Humza Aamir on

  • What Ever Happened to Yahoo! Messenger?

    Yahoo! Messenger was never the most popular, but for many years it was close enough to keep trying, introducing many messaging features years before they became the norm.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • 10 Tips to Get You Started with Microsoft PC Game Pass

    Microsoft's Game Pass has slowly become a must-have for hardcore PC and Xbox gamers. With hundreds of great titles and lots of day-one releases, here are a few pro tips you should know about.

    By Rob Thubron on

  • GPU Availability and Pricing Update: June 2022

    GPU pricing and availability continues a super positive trend, with the crypto market pooping the bed and gamers' demand slowing due to next-gen anticipation, GPUs are readily available at retailers.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • Overclocking Intel Non-K CPUs: Core i3-12100, Core i5-12400 and Core i7-12700

    We're revisiting Intel's locked Alder Lake CPUs with a sneak peak of a motherboard that's capable of overclocking non-K CPUs like the Core i5-12400 to make it up to 50% faster in games.

    By Steven Walton on

  • 7 Red Flags When Choosing Cheap PC Components

    While the GPU is the main driver of PC gaming performance, skimping on other parts like storage, mobo or PSU can lead to a bad experience. Here are 7 things to avoid when building or buying a budget PC.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • How to Revoke Access to Your Personal Data After Using "Sign in with" Apple, Google, and Facebook

    You've seen them competing against each other "Sign in with Google" No. "Sign in with Facebook" No. "Sign in with Apple." While convenient, these buttons grant data permissions, so let's review that.

    By Cal Jeffrey on

  • How to Use Nvidia's DLDSR to Improve Image Quality on Older Games

    Not to be confused with DLSS, Nvidia's DLDSR (Deep Learning Dynamic Super Resolution) is a method of supersampling that renders games at a higher resolution than your monitor's native resolution.

    By Ioannis Poulakas on

  • Why Ryzen Was Amazing and the Haters Were All Wrong

    A big incentive of going Ryzen over the past few years has been the AM4 platform's long term support. AMD delivered on their promise, giving users a clear upgrade path from Zen up to Zen 3 CPUs.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Test Driving the 2023 BMW iX M60: The most powerful electric vehicle from BMW

    We are in the middle of the electric car revolution and innovations to emission-free transportation. BMW is no stranger to EVs, and the 2023 BMW iX M60 is their most powerful electric vehicle so far.

    By Sami Haj-Assaad on

  • GPU Pricing Update: May 2022

    As we inch closer to next-gen GPUs, we expect the current state of the market to influence what makers will charge for upcoming products. Finally, MSRP pricing has started to become the norm for GPU shopping.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • Apple iPod: The First 10 Years of the Ubiquitous Media Player

    In 2001, Apple launched an MP3 player that would eventually shape the landscape of today's mobile computing market, and the product that put Apple on the path to become a dominant tech player.

    By Julio Franco on

  • How to Backup Your Gmail Account

    Data loss is rampant these days and a good backup strategy can save you from losing access to important information. In this guide, we explore how to export and download Gmail emails for safekeeping.

    By Humphrey Menge and Ivan Franco on

  • Once-Iconic Tech Products That Are Now a Fading Memory

    Did you know that a floppy disk is more than just a save icon? Can you understand how a pencil and a cassette tape are related? Check out our list of once-iconic tech products that are now a fading memory.

    By Rob Thubron on

  • The Best Portable Apps for Your Software Toolbox

    Portable apps usually offer the same functionality as the regular versions of your favorite software, but without any installers involved. That means you can run them directly from a USB drive or a cloud folder synced across PCs.

    By TechSpot Staff on

  • Cost Per Frame: Best Value Graphics Cards Right Now

    We test all current generation AMD and Nvidia GPUs to establish FPS performance and using that data, create cost per frame comparisons to find which GPUs are the most cost effective.

    By Steven Walton on

  • How to Open .HEIC iPhone Photos in Windows

    Out of the box, Windows does not support .HEIC files, so you can't open photos transferred directly from your iPhone or iPad devices. But the solution is simple.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • GPU Availability and Pricing Update: April 2022

    It's time for our monthly graphics card pricing update and in overly positive news, the trend towards more affordable GPUs has continued. We're inching ever closer to MSRP level pricing.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • How to Take Screenshots in Windows Like a Pro

    Whether you need to save information for later, collaborate with others, or share troubleshooting information, screenshots are a powerful tool that can be worth a thousand words.

    By Adrian Potoroaca on

  • What Ever Happened to Adobe Flash?

    For years, Adobe Flash was synonymous with interactive websites, web video, and browser games. At its peak, Flash Player was on 99% of desktop browsers. A decade later and it's all but gone.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • The Metaverse: What Is It, and Why Should You Care?

    The Metaverse. Some are calling it the next evolution of the Internet, others say it's already existed for years. One way or another, it's a fascinating new domain and you should look into it, too.

    By Garrett Gosnell on

  • TechSpot PC Buying Guide: H1 2022

    Is this finally a good time to build a new PC? With component shortages and skyrocketing prices nearly a thing of the past, TechSpot's PC Buying Guide includes 4 component lists for different budgets and purposes.

    By Amir Shoam on