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The Best Gaming Monitors of 2021: Game Your Way

There is no one-size-fits-all gaming monitor. Some people look for the highest refresh rates for an edge in competitive gaming, others want to bask in high-fidelity visuals. Let’s break down the best monitors for every gamer….

How to Tell If Your HDMI Cable Is Faulty

The hardest part of troubleshooting an audiovisual issue is finding out which component is to blame. In the case of a video problem, there could be three culprits: your source device, your display, or the cable in between. He…

Samsung Launches Its First Webcam Monitor

Do you know what’s better than a separate webcam and monitor? A hybrid device that merges webcam and monitor into one, which is exactly what Samsung has just released today in the new 24-inch S4 monitor….

What Is a Capture Card, and Do You Need One?

If you’re thinking about live video game streaming on Twitch or YouTube, you might wonder whether you need a capture card. The quick answer is easy: For streaming from a console like a PlayStation or Xbox via a PC, yes, you …

The Best Computer Monitors of 2021

There’s nothing quite like the extra screen real estate that a full-sized monitor provides. Even if you’re used to working on a laptop, you’ll be surprised how much more work you can get done on a larger display. Here are our…

Why Hardware Transcoding Is Important on a NAS

When buying a Network Attached Storage device, you’ll have the choice of getting a model with or without hardware transcoding. Hardware transcoding makes media streaming from your NAS faster and more efficient. Here’s how it…

1440p vs 1080p Monitors for Gaming and for Work

Whether you are working or gaming on a PC, you always want to have the best experience in terms of image quality and resolution. In this article, we’ll compare two common screen resolutions, which are 1080p and 1440p….

Bluetooth Lossless Audio Is Finally Here

If you’re an audiophile, you probably know how crucial lossless audio is. A significant hurdle in the lossless audio experience is Bluetooth, though. Even with the highest-quality files, Bluetooth will cause compression. Qual…

What Is Thermal Throttling?

Computers produce heat under normal use, but they produce a lot more of it when under heavy load. This can lead to a decrease in performance, known as thermal throttling. So what exactly is “throttling” and how can you avoid …

Intel Leaks (and Deletes) Thunderbolt 5 Speeds

A trip around various Intel research sites didn’t quite go as planned for Gregory Bryant, EVP, and GM of Intel’s Client Computing Group. The executive shared and then quickly deleted a photo that revealed that Thunderbolt 5 c…

What Is a Chiplet?

You might have heard your computer processor referred to as the “brain” of your computer. Similar to your brain’s multiple lobes, modern processors contain multiple chips, called chiplets, rather than a single “monolithic” ch…

The Best Desktop Macs of 2021

If you don’t need the portability of a laptop, picking a desktop Mac over an Apple MacBook could save you money and net you much more screen real estate. But which should you pick up? Here are some recommendations….
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