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  • 5 Days of Awesome Wallpapers: Minimalist Wallpapers

    A great background can start your day off on a good mood. Whether you are into beautiful landscapes, minimalism, abstract illustrations, or eye-catching designs and patterns, with the kind of hours we spend looking at our computer and smartphone screens, why not make them a little prettier?

    By TechSpot Staff on

  • 5 Days of Awesome Wallpapers: Retro Wallpapers

    A great background can start your day off on a good mood. Whether you are into beautiful landscapes, minimalism, abstract illustrations, or eye-catching designs and patterns, with the kind of hours we spend looking at our computer and smartphone screens, why not make them a little prettier?

    By TechSpot Staff on

  • 5 Days of Awesome Wallpapers: Nature Photography and Amazing Scenes

    A great background can start your day off on a good mood. Whether you are into beautiful landscapes, minimalism, abstract illustrations, or eye-catching designs and patterns, with the kind of hours we spend looking at our computer and smartphone screens, why not make them a little prettier?

    By TechSpot Staff on

  • 5 Days of Awesome Wallpapers: Geometric Wallpapers

    A great background can start your day off on a good mood. Whether you are into beautiful landscapes, minimalism, abstract illustrations, or eye-catching designs and patterns, with the kind of hours we spend looking at our computer and smartphone screens, why not make them a little prettier?

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  • Ryzen 5 1600X vs. 1600: Which should you buy?

    The Ryzen 5 1600 is an exceptional value. Even compared to more affordable CPUs such as the Core i5-7600K, the new six-core Ryzen chips are a much better buy, regardless of what it is you plan to do with them. Thus let's discuss R5 1600X vs 1600.

    By Steven Walton on

  • SimCity 2000 is the Most Important Game I've Ever Played

    The same game can be different things to different people, with gender, history, age, cultural background and political beliefs working to influence and funnel its messages and meanings for every unique player. At a time as a young kid when things were being decided around me, SimCity gave me some sense of control over my reality.

    By John Robertson on

  • Does Ryzen Perform Better with AMD GPUs?

    Since our initial review we've been looking at Ryzen from a few different angles. But there's a rumor going around that Ryzen's gaming performance is better than we think... if you use a Radeon GPU. Curious to see if there is any truth to the story, we put together a test designed to eliminate GPU bottlenecks and see what happens.

    By Steven Walton on

  • How to Run Android Apps in Google Chrome

    Did you know that you can run Android apps in Google Chrome? This means that all desktop operating systems are supported, including Windows 10, MacOS, Chrome OS, and Linux. App support is hit or miss but if you're up for experimentation, this one is for you.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • Chrome Tab Management Tips and Extensions

    Tabs revolutionized web browsers many years ago and today they're as essential when getting things done online. But having too many open tabs can be counter-productive. Chrome doesn't have extensive tab management options, but there are handy extensions that can help you get things under control.

    By Jose Vilches on

  • Five Experimental Chrome Settings Worth Enabling

    Similar to the "Labs" section of Gmail, Google has a hidden list of experimental features that you can enable to enhance Chrome. Out of the bunch, we've picked a handful of flags that are safe and yet useful to the average Chrome install.

    By Mark Turner on

  • 5 Great Chrome Extensions You Should Install

    Chrome is three times more popular than its closest rival, Internet Explorer. But if you want to improve the Chrome experience further, you'll need to install some killer extensions. There are hundreds to choose from, but ever wondered what are those 2 or 3 really useful extensions you should be using, here are 5 of the very best.

    By Rob Thubron on

  • How to Remote Access Your Computer with Chrome

    Chrome Remote Desktop can be installed in any machine with a Chrome browser, regardless of the operating system. This brings the possibility of not only accessing your files and programs remotely like in traditional cases, but also the option of running Windows or macOS applications in your ChromeOS device.

    By Erik Orejuela on

  • Customizing Chrome's New Tab page

    Chrome's New Tab page can be rather handy if you frequently visit the same sites and while Google has baked in some basic customization options for those looking to personalize the new tab page and there's plenty more manipulation to be had if you venture into the world of extensions.

    By Shawn Knight on

  • The 8 Best Products From MWC 2017

    Every year the industry's biggest names in mobile gather in Barcelona to show us a glimpse of the devices and innovations that will define the months to come. In no particular order, here's our selection of the most promising and downright cool products we found at MWC 2017.

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  • Find Your Motherboard Brand and Model

    There are many reasons why you might need to find your motherboard's brand and model number. Looking to update drivers or the BIOS is most common, but you may also want to check compatibility, discover specs, or look for a replacement. And with OEM PCs and laptops, it's not always as straightforward as checking the box of your motherboard's box.

    By Rob Thubron on

  • Tweaking Windows 10 Privacy Settings

    Several controversial privacy issues have kept many from upgrading to Windows 10, even with the free upgrade offer (still) on the table. While some of the initial uproar may have been overblown, there are some settings worth visiting in this post-Snowden era of heightened concern regarding personal privacy.

    By Shawn Knight on

  • How to Throw Your Video Game Controller

    Video games are a lot of fun, but they can also be frustrating. From time to time, you may even get frustrated enough that you want to throw something. Good news! Your controller is right there in your hand.

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  • Enable Windows 10's Hidden "God Mode"

    As indicated by enthusiasts around the Web, there is a simple way to access a hidden 'God Mode' in Windows. With a name like that, your expectations might be a little high -- and no, Windows is not secretly invincible -- but the trick is awesome nevertheless.

    By Matthew DeCarlo on

  • 7 Ways to Screenshot in Windows 10

    A few of you are probably thinking: "isn't it easy to screenshot in Windows 10? But Windows provides several other ways to screenshot, many of which are better options than simply mashing the print screen button, depending on your requirements.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • Take advantage of Xbox Streaming and Game DVR in Windows 10

    As part of Microsoft's continuing efforts to close the gap between its console and PCs, game streaming allows Xbox One owners to play console games on Windows 10 devices that share the same local network. Learn how to use this feature and make use of game DVR to save your gameplay videos.

    By Rob Thubron on

  • 7 Free Apps to Install on a New Windows PC

    You just bought a new Windows laptop, built a new desktop, or are simply clean installing on a new SSD. Gotta love the smell of a fresh new machine, but now you have to get back to productivity zen by recovering your files and installing programs. We've compiled a list of essential programs to get you started.

    By Erik Orejuela on

  • Get Rid of Windows 10 Ads, Office Offers and Other Annoyances

    Microsoft slowly started to sneak advertisements into the Windows platform with Windows 8, and they've only crept up further in Windows 10. Thankfully it's easy to shut down most of these annoyances if you know where to look.

    By Jose Vilches on

  • The 12 Best Games for Android

    There are a bunch of really great games available for Android phones and tablets, including lots of the best games that are also on Apple's iPhones and iPads. Here's our list of the 12 best games for Android.

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  • Explainer: What is Gigabit LTE?

    One of the big improvements that is coming to mobile networks this year is Gigabit LTE. You might have heard of it already - companies are gearing up for deployments around the globe right now - but if not, it'll become a bigger talking point in the months to come. Gigabit LTE is set to hit everything from smartphones and laptops to portable hotspots and cars.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • Moto Z Battery Beast: Mod Delivers Best in Class Smartphone Battery Life

    Suffering from battery anxiety sucks, so I recently went on a crusade to find the flagship smartphone with the best battery life. Like most phones the Moto Z's battery is non-removable, but you can magnetically attach a battery mod to the rear of the device that provides a significant stamina boost. Moto Mods are simple and sleek. The results are great, too.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • The 12 Best Games on the iPhone

    You've got yourself an iPhone and you want to play some games on it. You might not want to just plunge into the App Store-it's a jungle, full of deadly spiders, wild animals, and bad games. Here, let us help you. Below, we've listed the 12 games we feel are a great starting point for iPhone gaming.

    By Kotaku on

  • Biggest Tech Fads of the Last Decade

    A number of industries are well known for their fads: fashion, food, health. But technology has experienced just as many short-lived crazes over the years. From mobile games so popular they caused a danger to the public, to "futuristic" television sets that slowly died off. Here are the tech world's biggest fads from the last decade.

    By Rob Thubron on

  • The Ideal Smartphone for 2017

    My quest for the perfect handset continues. Some phones came close - I loved the Google Pixel XL and the Galaxy S7 was pretty good - but nothing was without fault. In this article, I'll be exploring the perfect smartphone; the flagship phone I want to see in 2017.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • Getting Started with Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts

    Keyboard shortcuts can be found in virtually every modern operating system, app and service. They may only shave off a second or two at a time but trust me, the savings can quickly add up when used on a regular basis. Such is the case with Gmail, one of the world's most popular e-mail clients.

    By Shawn Knight on

  • Use Gmail Filters to Automate your Inbox

    Filters can help automate many of the tasks you may perform daily, and can streamline your inbox to show just the emails you want, while removing those you don't. And while Google does some basic filtering by default, creating your own can take inbox organization to the next level.

    By Tim Schiesser on