Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 review

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 marked a great time for PC enthusiasts. For example, in 2016, we saw the largest advancement in manufacturing processes and performance increases since the start of Intel’s 32nm Nehalem processor line back in 2009. And, that’s happening again in 2019 with the advent of 7nm for Nvidia and AMD. Either [...]

Intel Core i7-8700K review

With Coffee Lake processors like the Intel Core i7-8700K, Intel had to up the core count on its mainstream processors. This was absolutely necessary, and franky, it’s hard to imagine what would have happened if Team Blue didn’t put out something like the Intel Core i7-8700K in light of how AMD has redrawn the battle [...]

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB portable hard disk drive review

Meet the Backup Plus Slim from Seagate, yet another portable hard disk drive that uses the tried and trusted ST2000LM007, a hard drive that was unleashed in the first quarter of 2016. The Backup Plus Slim (STHN1000402) is available in 1TB and 2TB models, in a light blue, black or brushed aluminum finish. Amazon lists [...]

G-Technology G-Drive mobile Pro Thunderbolt 3 SSD 500GB review

Thunderbolt 3 storage devices are gradually making their way onto the market with an increasing number that are small enough to be carried in a backpack (or your jeans back pocket). The G-Drive mobile Pro stands out from the crowd by combining blazing speed – thanks to an NVMe drive – with the sort of [...]

G-Technology G-Drive mobile SSD 500GB review

You won’t buy the G-Technology G-Drive mobile SSD for its speedy performance – get its bigger brother, the mobile Pro instead – or for its looks – in that case, the LaCie Mobile SSD might be a better bet. Instead, this external SSD from a Western Digital Corporation brand focuses on the creative audience who [...]

LaCie Mobile SSD 2TB review

LaCie can be considered to be the Apple of the storage world with extravagant, often futuristic, bold designs and premium pricing. LaCie is owned by storage giant Seagate, and this French company has a longstanding partnership with Apple, as both target the same audience and complement each other. Case in point, the LaCie Mobile SSD [...]

Seagate Backup Plus Portable 5TB hard drive review

5TB seems to be the absolute capacity limit for 2.5-inch hard disk drives. Not only have no products with a higher capacity been launched since 2016, the ones that have been marketed are significantly thicker than lesser capacity models, as the laws of physics seem to have finally caught up with storage engineers. Seagate recently [...]

PNY GeForce GTX 1660 Ti XLR8 Gaming OC review

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti feels like a graphics card from a bizzaro alternate reality where RTX never happened and everyone got the GPU they wanted. It’s a GPU that’s built on Team Green’s cutting-edge Turing architecture, featuring generational leaps and the affordable prices we deserved. The PNY GeForce GTX 1660 Ti XLR8 Gaming [...]

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 OC 6G review

For the longest time the PC gaming world was experiencing a drought of new graphics cards, and now it seems we’re amid the great flood. Nvidia introduced the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti just a few weeks ago, and now GeForce GTX 1660 cards are coming out of the woodwork. The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 OC [...]

Should you turn your computer off at night? We asked an expert

Bill Roberson/Digital Trends The idea that you should avoid turning your computer off at night is pretty popular. After all, frequent shutdowns and startups are going to have an impact on the components and wear them out faster. Aren’t they? On the other hand, you’d imagine having your computer running all the time is going to contribute [...]

Does your computer pass the Malwarebytes challenge?

As technology has grown increasingly complex and intertwined with almost every aspect of our daily lives, cybersecurity has perhaps never been more of a concern than it is today. And while computers and networks have advanced, so have the techniques that hackers and cyber-criminals utilize to gain access to your computer. That’s why every PC [...]

How to build a computer

Building a computer used to be a delicate process. When that collection of components finally booted for the first time, it was a triumphant experience that gave the official “tech-head” title. But nowadays, it’s easier than ever. Standards of compatibility are clear, there are obvious choices for performance and value, and the building process is [...]

How to send a text message from a computer

Sending texts from your computer is extremely useful in dozens of situations. Perhaps you lost your phone and need to send a message to someone, maybe you’re over your monthly text limit and still need to get in touch with your friends, or you may just hate typing on a tiny keyboard. Whatever the case may [...]

How to record your computer screen

You might be a gamer on YouTube, or maybe you’re just attempting to film your latest project. If you’ve ever needed to record something on your computer’s screen, you might have had moments where you thought, “I wish there were a way to record that!” While many computers come with microphones and webcams, they don’t [...]