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  • 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

  • GPU Availability and Pricing Update: March 2022

    One year of tracking GPU prices and thankfully it's no longer the same doom and gloom editions of the past. This month's update is a positive one for gamers looking to purchase a new GPU.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • How to Save PDF Pages as JPG Images in Windows and macOS

    If you want to neatly share PDF pages or extract info from a PDF without relying on ugly screenshots, you should convert them to JPG images. Here's how you do it in the most effortless manner.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • Dual Booting: Windows and Ubuntu

    Dual booting is a great way to get the best of both worlds of Windows and Linux. It's relatively straightforward and it's a great opportunity to learn more about computers and how software works.

    By Abdulrahman Mahmoud on

  • Which iPad Model Should You Get? 2022 Update

    If you're upgrading your iPad, the current Pro models differ in more than size, and the latest iPad Air is a serious step up from the 9th-gen iPad and iPad Mini.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • How to Change Your Monitor's Refresh Rate in Windows

    Have you upgraded your monitor to one with a higher refresh rate? Not feeling the difference? Here are some tips around monitor refresh rates and how to adjust these settings in Windows.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • How to Google Search Like a Pro: Follow These Tips

    Google Search can be a very powerful tool and in this guide we'll go through some useful tips and best practices to use it to its full potential and make searching for information more precise and effective.

    By Ioannis Poulakas on

  • How to Use the Amazon Echo Spot and Echo Show as a Security Camera

    Amazon Echo devices offer a multitude of functions, but those with built-in camera and screens have a particularly useful feature: they can double as security cameras.

    By Rob Thubron on

  • What Ever Happened to ICQ?

    ICQ, short for the phrase "I Seek You," laid the groundwork for standalone instant messaging clients when it arrived in November 1996. Think about how long ago that was... Windows 95 was barely a year old, Nintendo had just introduced the N64, and those with a reason to have a cell phone actually used it to talk on.

    By Shawn Knight on

  • What Ever Happened to GeoCities?

    GeoCities was more than a hosting service, offering community features and building tools, it could be seen as the forefather of social media. In 1999, the site was the third-most popular on the web.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • GPU Availability and Pricing Update: February 2022

    After many months we finally have good news to share about graphics card pricing and availability. Although inflated pricing isn't far from over yet, we're seeing the lowest GPU prices in over a year.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • What Ever Happened to Netscape?

    It was a magical time, hearing the scrambling sound of your phone line connecting you to the Internet. Launching Netscape and staring at the throbber animation while a single web page loaded.

    By Cal Jeffrey and Julio Franco on