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  • 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

  • How to Activate God Mode in Windows 10 and Windows 11

    Many of you may be familiar with Windows God Mode. It does not make your PC immortal, but puts an icon on your desktop that gives quick access to any setting you might need, with over 200 settings available.

    By Cal Jeffrey on

  • Best RAM for Intel 12th-Gen Core: DDR4 vs. DDR5

    A close look at memory scaling performance with Intel Core 12th-gen CPUs, to help you choose the best DDR4 and DDR5 memory kits for Alder Lake.

    By Steven Walton on

  • What Ever Happened to Hotmail?

    It wasn't that difficult to be perceived as a technology big-wig in the mid-90s. All you needed to impress the masses was a spiffy email address, and there was no provider hotter than the aptly-named Hotmail.

    By Shawn Knight on

  • GPU Availability and Pricing Update: January 2022

    It's time to assess the current GPU market and see what's going on at the beginning of 2022. Throughout last year, GPU prices were the worst they have ever been, but there is some hope that this year will be better.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • Coleco: Gone But Not Forgotten

    For those growing up in the 1980s, the name "Coleco" stirs up nostalgic memories of a gaming era long past. The ColecoVision competed with the likes of Atari and Intellivision, leaving its mark in gaming history.

    By Cal Jeffrey on

  • 4K vs 1440p vs 1080p: What Monitor to Buy?

    Let's talk about monitor formats. Are you ready to step up into the world of 4K gaming, or is a more traditional 1440p or even 1080p display ideal for your setup? And what about ultrawide displays?

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • 20 Years of Pro Evolution Soccer

    Ask any football fan who is also a gamer. For about 20 years, Pro Evolution Soccer was one half of the biggest rivalry in sports gaming history. But for many, Konami's series was your only real choice.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • A Brief History of the Multi-Core Desktop CPU

    It's hard to overemphasize how far computers have come and how they have transformed just about every aspect of our lives. From rudimentary devices to the cutting-edge, you won't find a device not using some form of computing capability.

    By Matthew Bio on

  • Rob's Alder Lake Windows 11 Rig Build Log

    Here's a confession: I haven't built a PC from scratch in almost a decade. Sure, I've replaced RAM, SSDs, and several graphics cards, but it's been years since I sat down with a load of boxed components ready to be put together.

    By Rob Thubron on

  • What Ever Happened to Flickr?

    In 2007, Flickr was the most popular photo-sharing site on the web and growing exponentially. There was no Instagram or Unsplash around, and essentially that's what Flickr could have become.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • Top 10 Most Significant Nvidia GPUs of All Time

    Nvidia is a dominant force in computer graphics but there was a lot of work involved in getting to that level since the NV1 debuted in 1995. Lesson learned as the chips that followed included some surefire hits.

    By Sami Haj-Assaad on

  • GPU Availability and Pricing Update: December 2021

    Our mission to track GPU pricing trends and look at the current market will continue in 2022, but for now let's see what's been happening in the closing weeks of 2021, in what's been a very rough year for PC builders.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • How to Make Windows 11 Look and Feel More Like Windows 10

    If you've made the jump to Windows 11, chances are you won't like some of the changes made to the Taskbar, Start Menu, and File Explorer. However you can fix many of these with a few tweaks and tools.

    By Adrian Potoroaca on

  • Top 10 Game Developers of All Time

    Let's take a closer look at the development studios behind some of our favorite games to determine what makes them tick, and how they have contributed and influenced the industry.

    By Cohen Coberly on

  • Halo Infinite PC Graphics Benchmark

    Today we're taking a look at Halo Infinite's graphics performance by testing over 30 Nvidia and AMD GPUs at three resolutions. We'll also take a look at quality preset scaling and VRAM requirements.

    By Steven Walton on

  • 5 Signs Your Storage Drive is About to Fail

    Like all electronic devices, PCs don't last forever, and the parts inside them will eventually fail. While it's easy to replace a broken device, the same can't be said for the data stored in your machine.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • Explainer: What is a File System?

    There are many different ways to organize files and directories in a computer, but in the abstract of how that happens at the hardware and OS level is typically assigned to the file system. This is how it works.

    By Abdulrahman Mahmoud on