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Foxconn is coming to America — more specifically, to its new Milwaukee HQ

Craig Ferguson/Getty Images Foxconn is coming to the United States. The Taiwan-based tech manufacturer, known for providing the requisite parts to bring many of your favorite Apple products to life, has always maintained a larger presence in Asia than in the west. And while that will likely remain the case, Foxconn is indeed extending its […]

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The best wireless routers

Your router might just be the most under-appreciated but essential part of your home or office. Whether you’re a PC gamer looking for the best, customizable wireless connection possible, or simply want easy, whole home/office coverage, then we know a router that will get the job done. Welcome to our list of the best wireless […]

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Dell XPS 15 9560 review

Research Center: Dell XPS 15 9560 The Dell XPS 15 is the larger version of the Dell XPS 13, one of our favorite laptops of the last few years. Set them side-by-side, and you can see that Dell didn’t want to mess with a good thing. With the XPS 15 2-in-1 now in the lineup, […]

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How to set up a VPN

Virtual private networks (VPNs) give computer users a wide range of capabilities and benefits. For starters, VPNs allow you to securely connect to remote networks through the internet, grant secure connections of multiple networks, and help boost your online security and privacy. There are multiple methods for setting up a VPN, but there simplest is […]

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Alienware 17 R5

The brand practically a synonym for “gaming PC,” Alienware puts out some of the most powerful—and most expensive—laptops you can buy. This year’s refresh of its 17-inch flagship, the Alienware 17 R5 (starts at $ 1,559.99; $ 3,974.99 as tested) fits that profile on both fronts, especially the souped-up configuration we tested. Our unit includes […]

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Lenovo ThinkPad T480s

If your boss or office manager shoots down your request for a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, here’s a boomerang solution: Make an immediate case for the powerful, rugged, and still thin-and-light ThinkPad T480s. This more affordable ThinkPad (starts at $ 1,007; $ 1,659 as tested) is about a half-pound heavier than the Editors‘ Choice-winning X1 […]

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MacBook 12-inch vs. MacBook Pro 13

If you can’t wait to see whether Apple’s rumored  six-core MacBook materializes later this year, then there are plenty of MacBooks to choose from right now. If you want to consider the entire range, our MacBook buying guide will see you right, but if you already have it whittled down to our two participants in […]

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Lenovo’s first VR-certified 15-inch mobile workstation packs a six-core CPU

Lenovo introduced its first 15-inch virtual reality-ready mobile workstation on Wednesday, June 13, the ThinkPad P52 laptop. It joins the current ThinkPad P52s model but offers better hardware such as up to an eighth-generation Intel Xeon six-core processor, up to a Nvidia Quadro P3200 discrete graphics chip, and up to 128GB of system memory. With […]

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Lenovo ThinkPad X280

What’s this? Rounded corners on a ThinkPad X200 series laptop? Yes, indeed. While last year’s ThinkPad X270 was chunky for an ultraportable, Lenovo’s new ThinkPad X280 (starts at $ 1,179; $ 1,565 as tested) is a thinner, sleeker variation on this classic 12.5-inch business box. It combines ThinkPads’ exemplary build quality and one of Lenovo’s […]

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Giveaway: Win an HP Omen, the gaming PC powering the Fortnite Pro-AM tournament

This year’s E3 is finally upon us, and although the expo itself officially kicks off on Tuesday, June 12, companies like Microsoft and Bethesda are already teasing gamers with pre-event press conferences. We’ve just had a peek at an all-new Halo title and Gears of War 5, as well as a more in-depth look at the […]

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Lenovo Legion Y730

The last time Lenovo did a full refresh of its gaming laptop line, it rechristened the models “Legion.” Now, Legion models are, well, legion, and the line is getting its 2018 round of updates, with several fresh laptops and desktops announced at E3 2018. The most interesting of the lot is the Legion Y730 (starts […]

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‘Fallout 76’ is an online-only ‘soft-core’ survival game arriving this November

Bethesda finally revealed some juicy details about its latest Fallout installment, including its November 14 release date, during a press event on Sunday evening prior to the start of the E3 gaming convention. The Fallout 76 reveal was a bit more in-depth than what we saw during the Xbox show Sunday afternoon, where we learned the game’s […]

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The best gaming keyboards

Your PC is the core of your gaming experience, whether it’s a desktop or a laptop. But like a Reece’s cup full of chocolate, it’s not complete without the tasty peanut butter. You need a mouse for reliable, accurate targeting, and a great keyboard for handling your movements and commands. Sure, gaming laptops can provide […]

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IBM and the Department of Energy show off the world’s fastest supercomputer, Summit

IBM and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have revealed the world’s “most powerful and smartest scientific supercomputer.” Known as Summit, IBM says that its new computer will be capable of processing 200,000 quadrillion calculations per second. To put that into perspective, if every person on Earth did a single calculation per second, it […]

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Acer Chromebook Spin 11 review

Research Center: Acer Chromebook Spin 11 Though more premium options keep popping up, Chromebooks were always meant to be a cheap alternative to Windows and Mac. So, if your budget is under $ 500 for laptop, they are a great place to start. Acer’s new Chromebook Spin 11 is a budget-oriented 2-in-1 that goes for just […]