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Will we need 8-core, 16-thread CPUs for gaming soon? | Ask an expert

Not only are high core-count CPUs much more common these days, but the next-generation consoles will sport them, too.

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The 5 best streaming services cord-cutters need to visit this Halloween

It’s never too early to watch scary movies, and our top picks have fiendishly good treats.


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How to host virtual Netflix, HBO Max, Disney+, Amazon, Hulu, and YouTube watch parties

Browser extensions make it possible to hold a movie watch party on Netflix, HBO Max, Disney+, Amazon, Hulu, and YouTube with friends and family—all while still social distancing.

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Windows 10 tips and tricks that help you get stuff done faster

Every second spent fiddling with menus is a second wasted. These time-saving Windows tips and tricks can help streamline your workflow and get your time back.

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Is an Intel Core i3 good enough for PC gaming? | Ask an expert

Most gaming systems tend to focus on cramming in as much power and performance as possible, leaving some people to wonder if budget hardware can handle games.

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10 truly helpful Windows 10 tools you might not know about

Enthusiast-friendly power tools lurk in every corner of Windows 10. Let's shine a light on some of the more obscure ones.

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Do you need a PCIe 4 SSD for gaming? | Ask an expert

Next-gen gaming consoles will sport impressive hardware—enough so that some DIY PC builders want to know if they should start future-proofing themselves now.

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The Pixel 5 is Google’s smartest phone since the Nexus 5

At first glance, the Pixel 5 might seem overpriced or underpowered, but it's actually a very smart move by Google.

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The best games of this generation

With the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 just around the corner, we look back on the PC games that defined this generation.

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When should you replace your PC? | Ask an expert

No technology can withstand all time, but the navigating the line between upgrading a desktop computer versus replacing it all together can require some thinking.

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How to get Amazon Prime for free for Prime Day

Prime Day starts on Tuesday, October 13. If you're not a Prime member already, here's how to become one without paying a cent before the big day.

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How to shop Lightning Deals during Amazon Prime Day

Our guide will help you snag Amazon's limited-time, limited-quantity bargains during Prime Day.

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iPhone 12 preview: New design, colors, and sizes, 5G, and no earbuds

Apple is set to unveil its latest iPhone on Tuesday. Here's what we're expecting to see.


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Is Prime Day worth it? Or should you wait until Black Friday?

With Amazon Prime Day happening on October 13 and 14 this year, people want to know if they should make their purchases now or hold out for Black Friday.

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AMD rising and Arm Macs: How Intel's endless 10nm struggles cost it so much

Intel was once the unrivaled leader in CPU technology, but after half a decade of 10nm process woes, it faces a resurgent AMD and Arm-based Macs.