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Can you build a PS5 or Xbox Series X PC for $800?

Internet commentors claim you can build an equivalent PC for the same cost as a PS5 or Xbox Series X, once you factor in the cost of subscriptions for online play. Are they right?

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Best e-readers for digital-book lovers

With so many ebook readers to choose from, it’s hard to believe there are only two major players in this space. Don’t worry, we’ll help you find just the right model.

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Apple’s ‘One more thing’ event preview: New MacBooks with Apple silicon and more

Apple is holding its final event of 2020 this week and it’s going to be packed with new stuff. Here’s what we expect to see.


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Should you upgrade your old Ryzen to a new Ryzen 5000?

Got a Ryzen 1000, 2000 or 3000 and considering an upgrade? Here's what we think.

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Should you wait for Black Friday to upgrade your PC?

You can miss great deals on PC parts if you ignore Black Friday—or delay all purchases until November 27. But some components are still worth biding your time.

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How the Xbox Series X (and xCloud) saved me from buying a gaming PC

Microsoft's new Xbox Series X console is the best way to get the experience of a gaming PC without buying a gaming PC. Here's why.

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Do 7nm process nodes actually matter? | Ask an expert

Fierce battles over manufacturing improvements to CPUs and GPUs are a staple of Internet discourse, but some people puzzle over the partisan fighting—for good reason.

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This is how mind-blowingly fast 5G on the iPhone 12 can be

If you have the right plan and connect to the right network, 5G on the iPhone 12 can be insanely great. But for a lot of us, it’s not worth paying for right now.


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Black Friday 2020: When the deals start, how to get the best prices on tech, and where to shop

Everything this year is topsy-turvy, including holiday shopping. Here's what you should know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2020.

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Windows 10: The best tricks, tips, and tweaks

Windows 10 is chock-full of handy, hidden new features worth exploring, especially after the recent May 2020 Update. Check out the best tips and tricks here.

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22 terrifying PC horror games to play with the lights off

Don't be ashamed to curl up in a ball in the corner. These PC horror games will scare the pants off of even hardened gamers.

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October 2020 top product alerts: AMD’s RX 6000 GPUs, a liquid-smooth 360Hz monitor, affordable phones, and more

This month’s roundup of the products we can’t wait to get our hands on, plus the best of those newly available.


Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070: 3440x1440 ultrawide benchmarks

The $500 GeForce RTX 3070 provides 3440x1440 ultrawide performance roughly on a par with last generation's $1,200 RTX 2080 Ti, but don't discount memory differences.


The 26 best scary movies you can stream for free this Halloween

You don’t need to spend a dime to watch these fright-flick double features.


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11 cheap or free ways to make your old PC run faster

If your old workhorse of a PC is starting to slow down in its old age, these low (or no-) cost tricks can help put some pep in its processing step.