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Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 (G733): First-Class Gaming
Asus has revamped its flagship 17.3-inch gaming laptop since we last reviewed it. Besides a refreshed design, the ROG Strix Scar 17 packs the latest Intel “Alder Lake” Core i9 processor and Nvidia’s refreshed GeForce RTX 3000-series graphics, paired
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Apple Mac Studio: An Absolute Powerhouse
Apple’s Mac laptops and desktops have long had a home on the desks of creative professionals, but the introduction of the Mac Studio may be the biggest move Apple has ever made that’s aimed so squarely at creators. This is an absolute powerhouse of a
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S8: Best High-End Android Tablet
Tablets in Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S8 series are Android’s answer to Apple’s pro-level iPads, and they’re the best devices for professional creative work on that platform. The Tab S8 is the smallest model in the lineup, but it still has plenty of power,
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Should You Buy Kaspersky Security Products?
As the war in Ukraine intensifies, both in the physical and cyber arenas, many Western companies are cutting ties with Russia in protest. You can’t watch Netflix in Novgorod, buy Intel chips in Irkutsk, or dine at McDonalds in Moscow. Major credit ca
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Wi-Fi 7 Explained: Everything to Know About Tomorrow’s Fastest Wireless Spec
Just as we’re finally seeing a good number of Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E devices making their way into homes and offices, a new flavor of Wi-Fi is emerging. It promises to improve on the current standard by bringing higher data rates, lower latency, the ab
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Protect Your PC: How to Work From Home Securely
Back in the pre-pandemic days, most offices had a clear division of labor: You sat in your cubicle doing whatever analysis or content creation your job entailed, and the IT department took care of security. That’s IT’s job, right? These days, though,
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PC Shipments Decline After 2 Years of Pandemic-Fueled Growth
After two years of significant growth, the PC market saw a decline in shipments during the first quarter of this year; one cause is sagging demand from consumers and education buyers. Research firm IDC reports that PC shipments declined 5.1% between
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Verizon 5G, Apple Pricing, and WFH
In the northern area of Chicagoland, in and around Lake County, I am getting 350 to 400 [download speed] according to Speedtest, but not at my home. Coverage … has not permeated the area yet.—Gary Paul Sarsok What about people who can’t get C-Band on
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, PC MAGAZINE NETWORK Wendy Sheehan Donnell MANAGING EDITOR, DIGITAL EDITIONS Carol Mangis PRODUCTION DESIGNER René Ramos EXECUTIVE EDITORS Chloe Albanesius (News), Jamie Lendino (Features) SENIOR NEWS EDITOR Matthew Humphries SENIOR N
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Amazon Glow: Connection for Kids
The Amazon Glow is a tabletop entertainment system that projects games and activities onto a touch-friendly mat. Between the Glow’s video calling screen and its large, interactive mat, kids can read books, draw pictures, or play games with friends an
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The Best Tech Bargains
Welcome to our May issue—and to a new PCMag project! We’re always thinking of ways we can slice and dice our reviews data to make life easier for our readers. Traditionally, our product roundups include the top scorers in a given category: the best l
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This AI Program Can Draw Impressive Images of Whatever You Tell It to
A new AI program is wowing the public with its ability to draw realistic and creative pictures from a mere text description. The program is called DALL-E 2, and it comes from the San Francisco-based OpenAI research lab. In April, the lab introduced t
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TP-Link Archer GX-90 AX6600 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6: Powerful Gaming Router
Online gamers typically depend on a speedy system equipped with top-shelf hardware to gain a competitive edge. But the benefits of a bleeding-edge PC can be negated if your network isn’t up to snuff. Enter the TP-Link Archer GX-90. This tri-band wire
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Affordable, Tested Tech Actually Worth Buying
At PCMag, testing technology products is our whole schtick. We do it at least 2,000 times a year, striving for the unbiased, lab-based results that make us the independent guide to technology. And we love the latest $5,750 mobile workstation, $3,000
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Billionaires Won’t Save Twitter
Not content with being one of the most notorious Twitter users, one with posts so bad he was fined by the SEC, billionaire Elon Musk bought a $2.9 billion stake in the company and is promising big changes ahead. Whatever Musk’s vision, though, it won
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Signal Private Messenger: Free and Secure
This might sound paranoid, but unfortunately, it’s also true: Everyone from cops to advertisers are out to get your data. Instead of submitting to the surveillance capitalism panopticon, start communicating securely with Signal. This free cross-platf
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Telegram: Strong Social Features
With its unique Channels and Groups, Telegram has become a premiere online gathering place and staging area for political movements outside of the Google-Facebook-Twitter hegemony. Its video and voice chat can make for a more intimate experience, and
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Want Cheaper Netflix? Stop Sharing Your Password
No one wants to go without Netflix. The streaming service has some of the most buzzed-about original movies and shows, plus a plethora of content from around the world that you can’t find anywhere else. Netflix spends a lot of money to make and licen
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Apple iPad Air (2022): Ideal for Creators
Apple’s 2022 iPad Air is the epitome of a mobile tablet, with a nearly perfect balance of features and performance. The company’s M1 chip is impressively powerful, and support for the second-generation Apple Pencil makes the new Air a better creative
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11 Android Apps Found Secretly Harvesting Data From Millions of Users
Security researchers have spotted 11 Android apps collecting sensitive information from user phones, including copy-and-paste data, phone numbers, and email addresses. The findings come from security firm AppCensus: It examined a software development
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Could a Robot Be a Friend?
When COVID-19 first hit, I was terrified to leave my home. As the father of three and a husband of 25 years, I felt helpless to protect my family as the narrative changed seemingly day-to-day. I knew fashioning medical masks from scarves was far from
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​Valve Steam Deck: Powerful Handheld Gaming
Valve has an uneven hardware track record. The Index is an excellent VR headset with revolutionary controllers. Steam Machines and the Steam Controller completely fizzled in the face of conventional gaming PCs and gamepads. The Steam Link enabled sur
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ViewSonic VX2768-2KP-MHD: Stellar Midrange Monitor
For gamers looking for a basic, entry-level 1440p monitor that can perform on par with displays twice its price, the ViewSonic VX2768-2KP-MHD hits those marks and more. While neither its styling nor its adjustability rate as highly as many other gami
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Memo to Doctors: Older Patients (and Their Kids) Love Telehealth
It’s hard to find bright spots in the pandemic, but the widespread adoption of telehealth is one. While a video visit with a physician is necessarily not as thorough as an in-person one, the ability to see and speak to a doctor without risking COVID-
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Samsung Galaxy S22+: A Crowd Pleaser
The Samsung Galaxy S22+ has reliable reception, a bright screen, solid cameras, and good battery life. None of this is surprising; Samsung’s Galaxy phones are the default choices for most Android users in the US and certainly for existing Samsung dev
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Want to Adjust Apple Studio Display’s Height? $400, Please
During Apple’s March launch event and keynote, the company announced a host of products and core technologies, including the Mac Studio compact desktop for content creation pros. Apple also pulled back the veil on its new Studio Display, a 5K Retina-
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The Best Work-From-Home Cities for 2022
The work-from-home revolution continues. According to a late-2021 Gallup poll, 25% of Americans still work exclusively from home. While that’s down from its COVID-era peak, it’s far more than the 5.7% the Census reported in 2019. And as the geography
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Apple M1 Ultra: How Much Better Will It Be Than Lesser M1 Chips?
At Apple’s March 2022 event, the company’s M1 silicon muscled its way into added relevance on desktop PCs. Desktops are the original hardware that made Apple a household name, and the new Mac Studio desktop—and the M1 Max and M1 Ultra chips that powe
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, PC MAGAZINE NETWORK Wendy Sheehan Donnell MANAGING EDITOR, DIGITAL EDITIONS Carol Mangis PRODUCTION DESIGNER René Ramos EXECUTIVE EDITORS Chloe Albanesius (News), Jamie Lendino (Features) SENIOR NEWS EDITOR Matthew Humphries SENIOR N
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Verizon: We’re Flooding the Zones With 5G
Verizon’s plan to cover 175 million people with C-band 5G by the end of the year is focused on the 46 existing economic areas the company is licensed to cover, which means those 46 regions are going to see complete coverage by the end of the year, Ve
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