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Microsoft's Big Ideas Are Awesome, But When Does Reality Catch Up With the Tech? Microsoft's Big Ideas Are Awesome, But When Does Reality Catch Up With the Tech?

Today, Microsoft announced the Surface Hub 2, and like many of the company’s previous Surface products, it offers a tantalizing view into a future filled with glorious touchscreen devices and effortless workplace collaboration. It looks totally sweet, and I’d love to have one on my wall at home right now. But after…

It Doesn't Look Like Spectre and Meltdown Really Hurt Intel at All It Doesn't Look Like Spectre and Meltdown Really Hurt Intel at All

When the Spectre and Meltdown security vulnerabilities were made public earlier this year, things were a mess. Practically every Intel processor made in the last decade had backdoors that potentially let normal programs and software access what are supposed to be protected areas of a CPU’s kernel.

Windows 10 Finally Beats Out Eight-Year-Old Operating System Windows 10 Finally Beats Out Eight-Year-Old Operating System

It hasn’t been the smoothest road, but after its launch in the summer of 2015, Windows 10 has finally surpassed the 8-year old Windows 7 as Microsoft’s most popular operating system.

What All of Your Computer's Specs Really Mean What All of Your Computer's Specs Really Mean

Computer specs can be a baffling mix of acronyms and numbers at the best of times, but it’s worth learning something about them: It’ll help you choose a new computer, troubleshoot your old computer, and generally understand more about the relationship between the specs on the page and the experience you’re getting.

This Laptop Is Two Computers In One Thanks to Swappable Modules This Laptop Is Two Computers In One Thanks to Swappable Modules

We were impressed with how InFocus managed to cram a half-decent computer into its Kangaroo mini PC that’s no larger than a paperback novel. But we’re still trying to wrap our heads around the company’s latest creation: a laptop dock that lets you swap in even tinier Windows 10 PC modules.

This Keyboard-Mouse Combo Is Ideal For Lazy Couch Gamers Like Me This Keyboard-Mouse Combo Is Ideal For Lazy Couch Gamers Like Me

I love gaming, but I also hate sitting up straight in chairs when I don’t absolutely have to. You’d think a console would be the solution, but really, this dumb-looking keyboard-mouse combo from Razer is the missing link.

Remix OS for PC Puts Android on Virtually Any Old Computer for Free Remix OS for PC Puts Android on Virtually Any Old Computer for Free

Got an ageing computer taking up space in a closet? Well, from mid-January you’ll be able to give it a new lease of life with Remix OS for PC, which will let you run a version of Android right there on a computer, gratis.

Intel Plans to Put Its Insane 8-Teraflop Supercomputer Chips Into a Desktop Intel Plans to Put Its Insane 8-Teraflop Supercomputer Chips Into a Desktop

Yesterday, Intel announced that it’s putting its insane 72-core Knight’s Landing’ supercomputer chip—its fastest ever—into production. But perhaps more exciting is the fact that it has plans to ship desktop workstations that contain the face-melting computational powerhouse.

Google's Chromebit Turns a TV Into a Chrome PC and Is Selling for $85 Google's Chromebit Turns a TV Into a Chrome PC and Is Selling for $85

Earlier this year, Google announced the Chomebit: a Chrome OS-based computer on an HDMI stick that could turn any screen into a computer. Now, it’s officially going on sale—and it will only cost you $85.

This Is Pure Custom-Build Computer Pornography

There is long and storied debate about whether or not gadgets are sexy, but whichever side of the argument you come down on, it’s clear that this is real NSFW computer porn.

You Can Now Stream From Xbox One Using a Windows 10 PC or Tablet You Can Now Stream From Xbox One Using a Windows 10 PC or Tablet

With the launch of Windows 10 upon us, Microsoft is making good on its promise from earlier this year: Windows 10 users can now stream gameplay footage from Xbox One. Which is awesome, and it might finally convince me to buy a new Xbox.

Windows 10 Will Kill The Installation DVD, Finally Windows 10 Will Kill The Installation DVD, Finally

If you’re one of those quaint people who still uses ‘physical media’ to install new versions of operating systems, Windows 10 could have a big shock in store for you: USB drives replacing the clunky old reinstallation DVDs of yore.

Lenovo's Ideacenter Stick 300 Is a Windows PC on a Stick for $140 Lenovo's Ideacenter Stick 300 Is a Windows PC on a Stick for $140

The computer-on-a-stick is not a new—nor always terribly successful—idea. But that hasn’t stopped Lenovo, which has announced its own stab at the concept: the Ideacenter Stick 300.

Intel's Cheap Windows PC TV Dongle Is About To Get Way Better  Intel's Cheap Windows PC TV Dongle Is About To Get Way Better 

Cramming a full Windows PC inside of a cheap, $150 HDMI dongle sounds like a great idea—but Intel’s first attempt really fell flat. The Intel Compute Stick was underpowered, frustrating, and failed to live up to the hype. It wasn’t good enough to be a do-everything PC that fits in your pocket. No sweat: a leaked Intel…

I Built My First Computer In Four Hours, Watch It In Three Minutes I Built My First Computer In Four Hours, Watch It In Three Minutes

Last week, I helped Chris Davidson of Game Chops build a new PC. Neither of us had built a computer before, so we streamed the process on Twitch TV to elicit the collective wisdom of the internet. Because, who needs manuals? (In retrospect, instructions might have helped speed things along a bit.)

Intel's $150 Stick That Turns a TV Into a Windows Desktop Is Now on Sale Intel's $150 Stick That Turns a TV Into a Windows Desktop Is Now on Sale

The Intel Compute Stick, a snazzy $150 dongle that can turn anything with an HDMI port into a full-fledged Windows computer, made a bit of a splash when it touched down at CES 2015. And now it's landing for real, preorders have started at Amazon and Newegg.

You Can Rent This Modular Pocket PC For $200 a Year You Can Rent This Modular Pocket PC For $200 a Year

Did you know that Chromebooks were originally supposed to be disposable computers? That didn't quite come to pass. But a new computer company called The Hive has a PC that you actually do trade in, year after year.

HP Stream Mini: A Cute, Cheap Windows Desktop For Just $180 HP Stream Mini: A Cute, Cheap Windows Desktop For Just $180

The $200 HP Stream is the bargain-basement laptop to beat. But what if you want a desktop instead? Take a peek at the new HP Stream Mini. At just over 2 inches tall, 1.6 pounds light, and a mere $180 out of your wallet, this tiny pastel blue nettop packs a surprising amount of value into the case.

Don't Call It Sony: This Is VAIO's New Prototype Tablet PC Don't Call It Sony: This Is VAIO's New Prototype Tablet PC

Remember when Sony decided to sell off its entire PC business in one fell swoop? It looks like that wasn't the end of the company's iconic VAIO designs. Today at Adobe's MAX design conference, the new VAIO Corporation showed off a brand new tablet computer aimed directly at pros. It's a beefy machine with a 12.3-inch…

The New Alienware Area-51 Is the Weirdest Gaming PC I’ve Ever Seen The New Alienware Area-51 Is the Weirdest Gaming PC I’ve Ever Seen

Alienware is famous for two things. One: selling ever more powerful gaming computers. Two: making them look like they were designed by aliens. But its latest full-size desktop gaming PC isn't just another box sculpted to look like it's out of this world. In fact, the new Alienware Area-51 is trying to challenge the…

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