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Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro: Unboxing and ears-on impressions

15.January
Samsung just unleashed its first premium pair of earbuds, the Galaxy Buds Pro, and they come brimming with features such as improved water resistance, spatial 3D audio, adjustable active noise cancellation, a four-step ambient noise mode, and the ability to dial down the ANC and up the ambient sound when you start talking. We’ll have a full review of the Galaxy Buds Pro once our review takes th...

Apple’s next M1 MacBook Pros might dump the Touch Bar, revive MagSafe

15.January
Two new reports from Ming-Chi Kuo and Mark Gurman claim that Apple is planning big changes for the next MacBook Pro: MagSafe and function keys.

Gigabyte unrolls GeForce 30-series with both Core and Ryzen CPUs

15.January
Gigabyte will adopt Nvidia’s new 30-series GPUs across its powerhouse Aero and Aorus laptop lines—and finally offer Ryzen 5000 alongside its Intel-based laptops, too. Announced at CES, pricing and availability weren't immediately available, but we do know a fair amount about the features. We’ll start with Gigabyte’s Aorus family, which is aimed at gamers. The largest and likely the most powerfu...

Best of CES 2021: The smart home and home entertainment products that captured our attention

15.January
Attending a virtual tradeshow is a suboptimal experience, but these new offerings still made an impression.

Video: Intel answers our Rocket Lake S questions

15.January
Perhaps outgoing Intel chief executive Bob Swan said it best : Everyone expected PC demand to drop off a cliff when the pandemic hit, and it soared instead. Why? In part because of PC gaming. At CES, Intel announced Rocket Lake S: a new 10nm (whoops! 14nm core) that carries on the five-year tradition of 14nm process technology at Intel. But there was a reason for that, and Brandt Guttridge, Int...

5 innovations that pushed laptops forward at CES 2021

15.January
CES 2021 may be virtual, but the event still offered up a trove of PC innovations, and that goes doubly so in the mobile space. Intel , AMD , and Nvidia all announced new laptop CPUs or GPUs, which in turn unleashed new generation of cutting-edge notebooks from every major vendor. We’ve covered our favorite PC hardware announcements in our best of CES roundup . To read this article in full, ple...

Windows 10X leaks: Hands-on with Microsoft's new, simplified OS

14.January
Microsoft’s Windows 10X has leaked, and it’s boring. Well, it’s designed to be boring. Simple, really—uncomplicated, straightforward, without the fuss and clutter of “traditional” Windows. We wrote last year that Windows 10X now appears to be the new Windows 10 S (Windows 10 in S Mode) ; after spending some hands-on time with the leaked build, we believe those impressions have been confirmed. W...

8 quirks to know about the Samsung Galaxy S21 before you preorder

14.January
Samsung’s Galaxy S21 is easily its best flagship bargain in years, with the latest flagship Snapdragon processor, a powerful triple-camera array, and a premium look and feel. But if you’re thinking it’s just an updated version of the S20 or even a smaller version of the new Galaxy S21+, there are a few things you need to know before you plunk down $800 to preorder. The screen resolution is Full...

Samsung's new Galaxy S21 lineup chooses refinement over reinvention

14.January
Last year’s Galaxy S20 lineup was such a massive change that Samsung introduced a new naming scheme to hammer home how consequential the upgrade was. This year, the Galaxy S21 series refines that vision at much lower prices. Samsung has launched three Galaxy S21 models in very similar sizes. The S21 and S21+ have 6.2-inch and 6.7-inch screens like their S20 predecessors , while the S21 Ultra is...

AMD CEO Lisa Su talks: Chip shortages, GPU prices, more cores, Apple M1, and tariffs

14.January
If you’re still smarting from the inability to buy AMD’s fantastic Ryzen 5000 CPUs and Radeon RX 6000 GPUs many months after their release, CEO Lisa Su feels your pain but says more products are on the way. “I do want to be very specific, and the main thing I want to say to our fans and enthusiasts is: I get it, I completely understand that there’s a huge desire for more Ryzen 5000 and Radeon 6...

Best of CES 2021: The most intriguing and innovative PC hardware

14.January
CES 2021 was virtual, but the parade of PC hardware went on regardless. Big names AMD, Intel, and Nvidia all made splashy announcements, and PC manufacturers followed in their wake with new products, many coming soon. No time to sift through all our CES coverage ? No problem! Read on for our Best of CES picks—the most intriguing and innovative products we saw. AMD Ryzen 5000 Mobile AMD Last yea...

PCWorld's January Digital Magazine: How much scalpers make selling the hardware you want most

14.January
Stay on top of the latest tech with PCWorld’s Digital Magazine. Available as single copies or as a monthly subscription, it highlights the best content from PCWorld.com—the most important news, the key product reviews, and the most useful features and how-to stories—in a curated Digital Magazine for Android and iOS, as well for the desktop and other tablet readers. In the January issue In the J...

Here's how much more gaming you did due to COVID

14.January
It’s no surprise that the global pandemic has spurred a huge uptick in gaming, but we now have an idea of just how much more that might be. According to figures released from Valve, the parent company of online gaming service Steam, subscribers spent some 31.3 billion hours playing PC games in 2020. That’s a 50.7-percent increase over the hours spent in 2019. Valve also gained 2.6 million new b...

MSI will support Resizable BAR across Intel and AMD motherboards, even Threadripper

13.January
MSI said it will support Nvidia’s unsexy-sounding, yet performance-boosting PCIe Resizable BAR feature across many of its AMD and Intel-based motherboards. Enabling PCIe Resizable BAR is a way to allow the technology underpinning AMD’s new Smart Access Memory feature on Nvidia and Intel hardware, too. Smart Access Memory gives AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs full access to a Radeon RX 6000-series GPU’s mem...
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