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 […]


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 […]


How to build a computer

The Digital Trends PC Build Guide Building a computer used to be a complicated process, where careful selection of delicate parts was a necessity. When that collection of components finally booted for the first time, it was a triumphant experience. Knowing how to build a computer made you quite the tech-head. Nowadays it’s easier than ever, […]

Emerging Tech

Curiosity rover active and drilling again after computer issue

Everyone’s favorite resident of Mars, NASA’s Curiosity rover, is back in action after several weeks of diagnostic work. The rover has successfully drilled its eighteenth hole in the Mars surface, managing to extract a type of rock that a previous attempt failed to capture. The rock drilled, called “Highfield,” is a type of grey bedrock […]

Gears & Gadgets

PC market flat, as Surface becomes a top-5 computer brand in the US

Enlarge / Clockwise, from the top left: Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2, Surface Headphones, Surface Pro 6. Microsoft Microsoft was the fifth-biggest PC maker in the US in the third quarter of this year, according to industry advisory firm Gartner. The top spot in the US belongs to HP, with about 4.5 million machines […]


Gear Envy: My Collection of 500+ Pieces of Computer and Gaming Hardware

With the help of supportive family, I have amassed nearly 300 computers, 150 game consoles, and tons of accessories over the past 25 years. This is my journey through archiving computer and video game history. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. *Record Scratch* […]


Kano's Latest DIY Computer Kit Includes a Touchscreen

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Unveiled Thursday, the $ 279.99 kid-focused Computer Kit Touch includes everything you need to build a touchscreen computer. Designed for kids ages 6 and up, it includes a 10.1-inch HD touchscreen, wireless keyboard, motherboard, and all the other components you need. Latest Articles


Even Nvidia uses third-party computer vision technology

Gamers like to post photos of their souped up gaming PCs on social media, which is great for the companies who build the technology they use in their rigs. Or, it would be great, if those gamers also mentioned the brands. Most of the time, they don’t. That’s a problem Nvidia experiences when users of […]

Emerging Tech

Stanford A.I. can realistically score computer animations just by watching them

[embedded content] In the early days of cinema, organists would add sound effects to silent movies by playing along to whatever was happening on screen. Jump forward to 2018, and a variation on this idea forms the basis of new work carried out by Stanford University computer scientists. They have developed an artificial intelligence system […]


Computer monitor buying guide

Tomas Patlan/Digital Trends Whether your old monitor has died or you finally decided you need to upgrade for the latest movies or games, buying a new computer monitor is a big decision. You can get a great screen for several hundred dollars, pay through the nose for some incredible tech, or save a lot of […]

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Codebreaking Bombe moves to computer museum

The UK’s National Museum of Computing has expanded its exhibits celebrating the UK’s wartime code-breakers and the machines used to crack German ciphers. On Saturday it will open a gallery dedicated to the Bombe, which helped speed up the cracking of messages scrambled with the Enigma machine. The Bombe was formerly on display at Bletchley […]


How to Remotely Troubleshoot Your Relative's Computer

If you’re the designated ‘tech person’ in your family or friend group, here’s how to access a computer from afar, Mac or PC, to see what’s going on. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. Being tech-savvy is a gift and a curse. […]


Use this Rubik’s Cube-style device to create ultra-secure computer passwords

[embedded content] You would think that, here in 2018, the threat of bad actors and hackers online would make us work a bit harder at coming up with secure passwords. Yet somehow “123456” and “password” persist as popular choices. (And, no, we’re sadly not kidding about that!) Wouldn’t it be great if there was a […]