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  • GPU Pricing Update: May 2022

    As we inch closer to next-gen GPUs, we expect the current state of the market to influence what makers will charge for upcoming products. Finally, MSRP pricing has started to become the norm for GPU shopping.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • Apple iPod: The First 10 Years of the Ubiquitous Media Player

    In 2001, Apple launched an MP3 player that would eventually shape the landscape of today's mobile computing market, and the product that put Apple on the path to become a dominant tech player.

    By Julio Franco on

  • How to Backup Your Gmail Account

    Data loss is rampant these days and a good backup strategy can save you from losing access to important information. In this guide, we explore how to export and download Gmail emails for safekeeping.

    By Humphrey Menge and Ivan Franco on

  • Once-Iconic Tech Products That Are Now a Fading Memory

    Did you know that a floppy disk is more than just a save icon? Can you understand how a pencil and a cassette tape are related? Check out our list of once-iconic tech products that are now a fading memory.

    By Rob Thubron on

  • Cost Per Frame: Best Value Graphics Cards Right Now

    We test all current generation AMD and Nvidia GPUs to establish FPS performance and using that data, create cost per frame comparisons to find which GPUs are the most cost effective.

    By Steven Walton on

  • How to Open .HEIC iPhone Photos in Windows

    Out of the box, Windows does not support .HEIC files, so you can't open photos transferred directly from your iPhone or iPad devices. But the solution is simple.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • GPU Availability and Pricing Update: April 2022

    It's time for our monthly graphics card pricing update and in overly positive news, the trend towards more affordable GPUs has continued. We're inching ever closer to MSRP level pricing.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • How to Take Screenshots in Windows Like a Pro

    Whether you need to save information for later, collaborate with others, or share troubleshooting information, screenshots are a powerful tool that can be worth a thousand words.

    By Adrian Potoroaca on

  • What Ever Happened to Adobe Flash?

    For years, Adobe Flash was synonymous with interactive websites, web video, and browser games. At its peak, Flash Player was on 99% of desktop browsers. A decade later and it's all but gone.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • The Metaverse: What Is It, and Why Should You Care?

    The Metaverse. Some are calling it the next evolution of the Internet, others say it's already existed for years. One way or another, it's a fascinating new domain and you should look into it, too.

    By Garrett Gosnell on

  • TechSpot PC Buying Guide: H1 2022

    Is this finally a good time to build a new PC? With component shortages and skyrocketing prices nearly a thing of the past, TechSpot's PC Buying Guide includes 4 component lists for different budgets and purposes.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • GPU Availability and Pricing Update: March 2022

    One year of tracking GPU prices and thankfully it's no longer the same doom and gloom editions of the past. This month's update is a positive one for gamers looking to purchase a new GPU.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • How to Save PDF Pages as JPG Images in Windows and macOS

    If you want to neatly share PDF pages or extract info from a PDF without relying on ugly screenshots, you should convert them to JPG images. Here's how you do it in the most effortless manner.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • Dual Booting: Windows and Ubuntu

    Dual booting is a great way to get the best of both worlds of Windows and Linux. It's relatively straightforward and it's a great opportunity to learn more about computers and how software works.

    By Abdulrahman Mahmoud on

  • Which iPad Model Should You Get? 2022 Update

    If you're upgrading your iPad, the current Pro models differ in more than size, and the latest iPad Air is a serious step up from the 9th-gen iPad and iPad Mini.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • How to Change Your Monitor's Refresh Rate in Windows

    Have you upgraded your monitor to one with a higher refresh rate? Not feeling the difference? Here are some tips around monitor refresh rates and how to adjust these settings in Windows.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • How to Google Search Like a Pro: Follow These Tips

    Google Search can be a very powerful tool and in this guide we'll go through some useful tips and best practices to use it to its full potential and make searching for information more precise and effective.

    By Ioannis Poulakas on

  • How to Use the Amazon Echo Spot and Echo Show as a Security Camera

    Amazon Echo devices offer a multitude of functions, but those with built-in camera and screens have a particularly useful feature: they can double as security cameras.

    By Rob Thubron on

  • What Ever Happened to ICQ?

    ICQ, short for the phrase "I Seek You," laid the groundwork for standalone instant messaging clients when it arrived in November 1996. Think about how long ago that was... Windows 95 was barely a year old, Nintendo had just introduced the N64, and those with a reason to have a cell phone actually used it to talk on.

    By Shawn Knight on

  • What Ever Happened to GeoCities?

    GeoCities was more than a hosting service, offering community features and building tools, it could be seen as the forefather of social media. In 1999, the site was the third-most popular on the web.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • GPU Availability and Pricing Update: February 2022

    After many months we finally have good news to share about graphics card pricing and availability. Although inflated pricing isn't far from over yet, we're seeing the lowest GPU prices in over a year.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • What Ever Happened to Netscape?

    It was a magical time, hearing the scrambling sound of your phone line connecting you to the Internet. Launching Netscape and staring at the throbber animation while a single web page loaded.

    By Cal Jeffrey and Julio Franco on

  • How to Activate God Mode in Windows 10 and Windows 11

    Many of you may be familiar with Windows God Mode. It does not make your PC immortal, but puts an icon on your desktop that gives quick access to any setting you might need, with over 200 settings available.

    By Cal Jeffrey on

  • Best RAM for Intel 12th-Gen Core: DDR4 vs. DDR5

    A close look at memory scaling performance with Intel Core 12th-gen CPUs, to help you choose the best DDR4 and DDR5 memory kits for Alder Lake.

    By Steven Walton on

  • What Ever Happened to Hotmail?

    It wasn't that difficult to be perceived as a technology big-wig in the mid-90s. All you needed to impress the masses was a spiffy email address, and there was no provider hotter than the aptly-named Hotmail.

    By Shawn Knight on

  • GPU Availability and Pricing Update: January 2022

    It's time to assess the current GPU market and see what's going on at the beginning of 2022. Throughout last year, GPU prices were the worst they have ever been, but there is some hope that this year will be better.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • Coleco: Gone But Not Forgotten

    For those growing up in the 1980s, the name "Coleco" stirs up nostalgic memories of a gaming era long past. The ColecoVision competed with the likes of Atari and Intellivision, leaving its mark in gaming history.

    By Cal Jeffrey on

  • 4K vs 1440p vs 1080p: What Monitor to Buy?

    Let's talk about monitor formats. Are you ready to step up into the world of 4K gaming, or is a more traditional 1440p or even 1080p display ideal for your setup? And what about ultrawide displays?

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • 20 Years of Pro Evolution Soccer

    Ask any football fan who is also a gamer. For about 20 years, Pro Evolution Soccer was one half of the biggest rivalry in sports gaming history. But for many, Konami's series was your only real choice.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • A Brief History of the Multi-Core Desktop CPU

    It's hard to overemphasize how far computers have come and how they have transformed just about every aspect of our lives. From rudimentary devices to the cutting-edge, you won't find a device not using some form of computing capability.

    By Matthew Bio on