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CookingPal’s Multo smart appliance is a food processor that can also cook

15:45
The manufacturer says its new appliance can prep your food, cook the entrée and a couple of side dishes, and then clean up after itself.

Best media streaming devices

15:10
Roku Streaming Stick vs. Amazon Fire Stick vs. Chromecast vs. Apple TV, and more. Which streaming device is best for cord cutters? Our buying guide will help you pick the right accessories for your TV.

Intel launches 11th-gen Tiger Lake-H CPUs for gaming notebooks

13:31
Just a few short months after Intel launched the 11th-gen Core H35-series microprocessors for mobile gaming, Intel is at it again: On Tuesday, Intel officially launched the 11th-gen Core “Tiger Lake” H-series processors for mainstream and gaming laptops. The product line includes five new processors, including the premium, unlocked Core i9-11980HK, the Core i7-11800H, and a pair of Core i5 proc...

Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3050 GPUs finally bring ray tracing and DLSS to the laptop masses

13:31
Samsung’s loose lips whispered the truth: On Tuesday, Nvidia announced new GeForce RTX 3050 and 3050 Ti laptop GPUs designed to bring ray tracing, performance-boosting DLSS technology, and supercharged creative capabilities to the mobile masses. Nvidia timed the announcement to coincide with Intel’s reveal of its heavy-duty 11th-generation Core H-series processors, and the company says the RTX ...

The best Dell Inspiron laptops: All the new models, features, pricing and more

10.May
The Dell Inspiron laptop line just got a huge refresh: five new models, spanning four display sizes (13-inch, 14-inch, 15-inch and 16-inch) and even including a 2-in-1 (360-degree convertible). Starting prices range from $550 to $950. How do you decide which is best for you? We haven’t reviewed any of these models yet (many haven’t actually shipped yet), but we can walk you through their specs ...

Why don’t we have more sound card options? | Ask an expert

10.May
Q: Why can’t sound cards be more like video cards? A: We assume that this question refers to the constant advances in graphics cards, where the release of new technology (like process shrinks and new microarchitectures) happens about every two years. Sound cards, on the other hand, tend to get released when they get released. Why? Well...the truth is, not enough people care enough about discret...

Astell&Kern USB-C Dual DAC Cable review: A plug-n-play audio upgrade for everyone except iOS users

10.May
Astell&Kern's USB-C Dual DAC Cable is a simple, modestly priced way to improve your computer or Android device's audio output, but iPhone users need not apply.

The best laptops: Premium laptops, budget laptops, 2-in-1s, and more

7.May
The spring shower of new laptop technologies—AMD’s Ryzen 5000 and Intel’s Tiger Lake CPUs, plus Nvidia’s RTX 30-series mobile GPUs—are bringing a welcome flowering of faster, better portable PCs, the latest of which we’ve just started reviewing. It’s still a tight market, as pandemic-fueled sales remain strong . But if you yearn for the latest and greatest, this is your time. Keep reading for t...

Report: Microsoft has put Windows 10X on hold

7.May
Microsoft has reportedly postponed and possibly cancelled Windows 10X, the simplified alternative to Windows that Microsoft had originally intended to compete with Chromebooks. An initial report from Petri.com claimed that Windows 10X is not shipping in 2021 . Windows Central says it’s confirmed the report as well, stating that development work on Windows 10X has apparently ground to a halt. Ne...

Fight Google's data cap with a simple change to Google Photos

7.May
Until now, uploading photos on your Android phone has seemed like a perfectly good idea. But in just a few weeks beginning in June, 2021 , that decision is going to hit you right in the wallet! At that time, Google will begin to enforce its new storage policy. Upload all the photos you want right now. Eventually, however, blocking photos from uploading to Google Photos, as weird as it sounds, w...

How much is Hulu? Plans, prices, and deals for cord-cutters

7.May
Which Hulu plan is best? We explain all of Hulu's pricing plans, including Hulu + Live TV, and add-ons for channels like ESPN+, Showtime, HBO Max and more.

Tested: How fast Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G chip for PCs is

7.May
HP’s Elite Folio is the first laptop we’ve seen to be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Arm chip, the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 . Yes, the Gen 2—supposedly a faster, more powerful upgrade to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx. Is it? We tested the HP Elite Folio and the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 chip to find out just how fast it is. This isn’t a formal review. What we did was to take HP’s elegant, vegan-leather-wrap...

Tested: Is Ryzen 5000 battery performance really that bad?

7.May
Is the performance of AMD Ryzen mobile on battery really that bad? If you’re even asking that question, you’ve no doubt heard Intel’s claims that Ryzen 4000 CPU performance tanked when running on battery . Plugged-in performance was dandy, but in tests of multiple Ryzen 4000U-based laptops, performance dropped huge amounts on battery, depending on the task. While some reviewers checked AC and D...
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