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How to transform your laptop into a gaming powerhouse with an external graphics card

With a little bit of research and elbow grease (or a Thunderbolt 3 dock), an external graphics card setup lets you upgrade your laptop for a fraction of the cost of a new gaming PC.

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Fnatic Streak RGB review: A gaming keyboard that punches well above its price

The esports company finally made an esports-worthy peripheral. The Fnatic Streak is, as of this moment, probably the best bang-for-your-buck RGB keyboard on the market.

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Smart home systems: DIY vs. hiring a professional

A certain degree of pride comes with building out your own smart home, but there’s no shame in hiring a pro.

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The 10 best Amazon Prime original series

Amazon’s slate of original shows has won acclaim and awards. These are our favorites.

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PCWorld's August Digital Magazine: Intel Kaby Lake G review

Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Digital Magazine for Android and iOS.

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Intel rolls out NUC mini-PCs with 10nm 'Cannon Lake' CPUs and AMD Radeon graphics

Intel's new NUC kits join other eighth-generation options such as the Hades Canyon gaming NUCs that rolled out in the spring.

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Microsoft's Surface Laptop is on sale for $699 at Amazon, a huge $300 discount

Amazon is selling Microsoft's entry-level Surface Laptop for a whopping 30 percent off.

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Steam may get tools to play Windows games on Linux and Mac, code deep-dive finds

Reddit discovered references to a "Steam Play" compatibility wrapper this week, and while there's no official announcement, it does indicate that Valve's support for Linux isn't over yet.

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Newegg's selling a GeForce GTX 1070 Ti with MSI's potent custom cooler for $70 off

An MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Gaming is just $410 at Newegg after checkout code and mail-in rebate.

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Hands-on with the Asus ROG Zephyrus S, a superportable 15-inch gaming laptop

Can the thin, powerful ROG Zephyrus S kill the Razer Blade 15 and MSI GS65? Asus thinks so.

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ARM challenges Intel in PCs with Deimos and Hercules chips

ARM unveils an early look at its roadmap through 2020 for PC processors, which the company claims could challenge Intel in performance.

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Home security systems vs. smart home systems: How to choose the right DIY platform

What’s more important to you, security or convenience? Maybe you can have both.

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What the cord cutting naysayers still get wrong

Once more with feeling: Streaming TV is not cable all over again.

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How to install Windows on your Mac using Boot Camp

After following these simple instructions, you'll be able to dual-boot your Mac into Windows.

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Foreshadow attacks Intel CPUs with Spectre-like tactics (but you're probably safe)

Intel introduces L1TF or Foreshadow, a new speculative execution attack like Spectre and Meltdown, which targets SGX instructions on Intel's Core chips.