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Acer Predator Triton 500

The all-new Predator Triton 500 is Acer’s new benchmark among gaming laptops. A high-end model with a trim, light body, the Triton 500 (starts at $ 1,799.99; $ 2,499.99 as tested) packs Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics and a 15.6-inch screen. While the GPU’s power takes a hit to fit in this chassis, the […]

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Avita Liber

The Liber is colorful and compact, but otherwise largely a smaller-screen retread of upstart Avita’s first laptop we reviewed last year, the 14-inch Avita Clarus. At first blush, the Liber’s MacBook-like aluminum styling impresses. But it loses its luster in daily use, revealing itself to be underpowered, and packing a display that’s distractingly glossy and […]

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Netgear’s new Nighthawk Pro Gaming router keeps you connected at a nice price

Previous Next Netgear is expanding its Nighthawk Pro Gaming router line with a more affordable model that still offers high-bandwidth and low-latency connectivity for serious gamers. It benefits from the same specifically crafted gaming router operating system as the company’s higher-end alternatives, and includes a specialized software dashboard for monitoring and tweaking the connection to […]

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Digital Storm Lynx

Build it yourself, or go with a prebuilt model? That’s the classic dilemma when you’re shopping for a gaming desktop. California-based specialty builder Digital Storm aims to deliver the benefits of both worlds with its Lynx mid-tower (starts at $ 799; $ 1,999 as tested). Designed for serious gaming, it’s offered in four prebuilt configurations […]

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Digital Storm Lynx review

While Digital Storm’s flagship Aventum X is a powerful showpiece melding together the best of modern technologies in a massive tower, the company’s Lynx gaming PC is a stylish workhorse that doesn’t weigh more than 50 pounds. Like the Aventum, the Lynx is capable of supporting multiple graphics cards, and the tower’s smaller but still […]

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Share encrypted files via Mozilla’s Firefox Send, a free file-sharing service

Screenshot A new and free file-transfer service offers users the ability to send encrypted files with expiring links, as well as a number of other personal data safety features. Software developer Mozilla recently announced via a blog post that its new encrypted file-sharing service, called Firefox Send, has finally “graduated” from its former beta status. Firefox Send […]

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The best free flight simulators

Do you feel the need? The need for … rapid forward movement at an altitude of 35,000 feet? Then you came to the right place. Flight simulation games have been around since electrical engineer Bruce Artwick introduced the prehistoric Microsoft Flight Simulator (before it was even called that) on the 8-bit Apple II back in […]

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HP Spectre x360 13 (2019)

HP’s Spectre x360 13 is the sort of 2-in-1 convertible laptop that turns the heads of people accustomed to the idea that premium laptops should be slabs of silver aluminum. If you cart yours around a major city blanketed with Apple laptops, as I did over a few days of testing, some of those folks […]

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The best monitors for Mac mini

Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends With the new Mac mini arriving at last in 2018, it’s no surprise people are starting to pick this portable desktop computer. However, the mini requires necessary peripherals, particularly a reliable monitor. But what monitor is compatible with the mini and the best choice for your Mac mini projects? Apple used to […]