Readers' Choice Awards 2018: TVs and Computer Monitors

It looks like we’re rapidly approaching the point in which we spend more than half of our days looking at screens, according to Nielsen. Its Q1 audience report finds that on average, people 18 and older are spending 11 hours and six minutes per day with screens (including TVs, computers, smartphones, and tablets), up 19 […]

Emerging Tech

The best electric scooters of 2018

Related reads Electric scooters are an undeniably awesome way to get around. Unlike how it is with electric skateboards, it doesn’t really take much practice to figure out how to ride a scooter safely. You also don’t need a license like you do with a motorcycle or a car. And best of all? You also […]

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Barack Obama Beats Donald Trump In Twitter 2018 Showdown

Former President Barack Obama features high in Twitter’s most “liked” and quoted tweets of 2018. President Donald Trump doesn’t. But the incumbent in the White House did scoop the title of “most tweeted about political figure” in the U.S. in the social media platform’s annual roundup, which it released Wednesday. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, […]


The Best Computer Monitors of 2018

Improve Your View: The Right LCD Monitor The monitor you’re using right now might have come bundled with your desktop PC, or maybe you bought it back when 1,024 by 768 was considered “high resolution.” Since you spend a huge part of every day looking at your screen, however, it pays to be picky when […]


Acer Nitro 5 (2018, AMD Ryzen)

We’ve sampled Acer’s Nitro 5 entry-level gaming laptop twice before, in October 2017 and June 2018. Today’s unit, model number AN515-42-R5GT, is the most affordable yet at $ 699.99. The reason? It breaks from its predecessors’ Intel Core i5 power and Nvidia GeForce graphics: Both the quad-core Ryzen 5 2500U processor and 4GB Radeon RX […]


Which gaming headset to buy? A 2018 black Friday buyer’s guide

Gaming headsets are in the middle of a huge sales boom right now due to the popularity of Fortnite. That means manufacturers are producing more options across a huge range of prices. For this list, we’ve gathered together some great black Friday deals as well as some of our all-around favorite options in this category. […]


All the best Target Black Friday deals for 2018

Some may decide to skip out on Thanksgiving dinner this year in order to snap up Target’s best Black Friday deals. The mega-retailer will open its doors to the most competitive shoppers at 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 22. You’ll have eight hours to grab the best gear before the store closes at 1 a.m. […]


The Best Windows Tablets of 2018

Can a Tablet Replace Your Laptop? A tablet that’s as powerful as a conventional laptop but still slim and light enough to hold and tap with one hand was once the exclusive province of Hollywood’s imagination. But thanks to manufacturers’ ability to fit more powerful hardware into ever slimmer and lighter devices, it’s now possible […]


The Best Ultraportable Laptops of 2018

The Quest for Ultimate Power and Portability The evolution of laptops has always been driven by the push for thinner, lighter, and more power-efficient designs, but in recent years these demands have coalesced into what may be the perfect expression of laptop design: the ultraportable. What exactly defines this category? In general, ultraportables weigh 3 […]


All the best Amazon Black Friday deals for 2018

Even though Amazon is almost exclusively an online-only retailer,  its Black Friday sales have historically been epic. Like last year, the deals this year have started with what Amazon calls “Early Black Friday Deals.” It’s not enough to simply check-in in the morning to get your shopping done, however — the retailer adds new deals to […]

Gears & Gadgets

Windows 10 October 2018 Update is back, this time without deleting your data

Enlarge / This message, shown during Windows upgrades, is going to be salt in the wound. Just over a month since its initial release, Microsoft is making the Windows 10 October 2018 Update widely available today. The update was withdrawn shortly after its initial release due to the discovery of a bug causing data loss. […]