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What Is Apple’s M1 Chip for the Mac?

In June 2020, Apple announced its intention to move away from Intel for the Mac lineup. The M1 is the first ARM-based custom system-on-chip (SoC) designed from the ground up by Apple. Here’s what you need to know about Apple’…

What Is a CPU, and What Does It Do?

The most important part of your computer, if you had to choose just one, would be the central processing unit (CPU). It’s the primary hub (or “brain”), and it processes the instructions that come from programs, the operating …

What 5G Means for Apple’s iPhone 12

All iPhone 12 models support 5G. While some Android phones support 5G, this is the first Apple is releasing phones that support 5G. So are ultra-fast speeds available everywhere? And what does 5G mean for battery life? We’ll…

How to Buy a TV for Gaming in 2020

Display technology has come a long way in a decade. If you want a TV for video games, including a next-gen console and PC titles, your needs are quite different from the average shopper.

Should You Build a PC in 2020?

No one wants to build a new PC if, in a month or so, some super-awesome component is going to roll out, or prices are going to drop significantly. So, is 2020 a good time? Yes, but waiting until October is a good idea—espec…

Why Aren’t Mirrorless Cameras Smaller?

The mirrorless camera was originally heralded as the smaller, lighter, more convenient alternative to the DSLR. However, if you look at the latest mirrorless cameras from Canon, Nikon, and (to a lesser extent) Sony, that hasn…

6 Mistakes People Make When Buying a TV

With next-generation consoles right around the corner, and ultra-high-definition HDR content in plentiful supply, 2020 is a great time to buy a new TV. Before you do, though, here are six mistakes to avoid….
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