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The best free software for your PC

These are the best free programs that any PC needs: solid security tools, productivity software, and more.

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Best USB-C power adapters for the iPhone 12: How to shop and what to buy

Apple isn’t supplying a power adapter with new iPhones anymore, so we’ve rounded up a list of our favorite ones.

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SilverStone's Redline RL08 flips the script for cases with optical drive bays

Choosing a case with an external drive bay usually means settling for a cheaper (and uglier) model. Not so with the SilverStone Redline RL08, which also sports an unusual internal layout.

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The PC games that helped us survive 2020

These PC games helped us explore the world, hang out with friends, and generally stay sane in an isolated year.

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Best wireless mice: Cut the cord with these top performers

Find the best mouse for your laptop. Our picks offer strong connectivity, speed, and portability.

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Dash cam reviews: Catch the maniacs and meteors of daily driving

We review the best 1080p and 4K dash cams. They record what's ahead (and sometimes what's behind), and ideally mark it with GPS, too. Exactly what you need on today's mean streets.

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Best power banks: The top portable chargers for your phone

These USB portable chargers from Anker, Mophie, Xiaomi, and others will keep your Android or Apple phone charged while you're on the go.

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These 25 deep, absorbing PC games will eat days of your life

These long PC games demanded to be played for days, not hours—and your tenacity will be rewarded.

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How to find out if your laptop can take an SSD

Can your laptop take an SSD? Gordon shows us how to figure out if your laptop is ready for a huge upgrade to an SSD.

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How to check your graphics card's GPU temperature

Knowing your graphics card's GPU temperature is vital when your PC keeps overheating, or when you try your hand at overclocking. Here's how to check your GPU temperature.

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Watch me build a $1,200 video production PC

Building a PC focused on video production for around $1,200 requires some compromises, but I took a stab at it.

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Best high-resolution digital audio player: Which DAP reigns supreme?

We review hi-res audio players from Astell&Kern, Pioneer, Questyle, and more. Find out which shine above the others.

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Software worth paying for: 10 programs you won't regret buying

Sure, you can stock your PC with some excellent freebies, but this software is worth paying for.

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Tested: How Nvidia Reflex can make you a better esports gamer

Nvidia's Reflex API in games and Reflex Latency Analyzer in 360Hz G-Sync Esports monitors give you everything you need for more responsive, more deadly esports gaming. Here's what you need to know.

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The best holiday movies to stream over the 12 days of Christmas

Home for the holidays takes on a whole new meaning this year. These movie picks will help you celebrate the season.

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Lian Li's O11 Dynamic Mini PC case is finally here! And it's well worth the wait

After months of delays, you can finally get the compact version of Lian Li's ultra-popular O11D. And it's a fantastic case to build in.