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Beat the heat: 7 tips for a cool PC

Did checking your system temperature reveal numbers higher than expected? Our list of fixes should help.


PrivateVPN review: Simple and flexible

PrivateVPN offers good speeds, gets around Netflix restrictions, and it's available at a great price for the first two years.


Why cord-cutters are ditching Netflix

Why Netflix lost some cord cutters: A lack of hits, or something deeper?


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Intel demoed 8K HDR streaming from the Tokyo Olympics

The 8K/60 fps HDR stream was sent from Tokyo to Los Angeles, CA, Portland, OR, Brazil, and elsewhere over the public internet—and it looked fabulous.


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The best laptops: Premium laptops, budget laptops, 2-in-1s, and more

Independent, testing-based reviews of laptops from all the top brands. We pick the best budget, premium, and gaming PCs, and compare AMD vs. Intel.


This 50-inch 4K HDR TV with Amazon Fire built-in is just $370

Amazon is selling a Toshiba 50-inch 4K Fire TV for a killer price.

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Get Norton 360 Premium, our favorite antivirus, for a jaw-dropping $28

The PCWorld Software Store is selling 15 months of Norton 360 Premium covering up to 10 devices for just $28.

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8 ways to keep California from banning your desktop PC

Power regulators are targeting electricity-gobbling desktop PCs. We have 7 tips to help keep DIY PCs off regulators' radars.

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Vizio M51ax-J6 review: This 5.1-channel soundbar boasts virtualized Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio

The M51ax-J6 serves up Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio using virtualization rather than upfiring drivers.


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Why does the Steam Deck run Linux? Blame Windows

The Steam Deck and its Linux-based software are the culmination of a decade-long "hedging strategy" by Valve after the Windows 8 disaster.

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Where to buy AMD's Ryzen 7 5700G and Ryzen 5 5600G APUs

AMD's Ryzen 7 5700G and Ryzen 5 5600G APUs went on sale August 5, and they didn't sell out immediately. Here's where we found them.


Eufy's feature-packed Wi-Fi Video Doorbell is cheaper than ever

Amazon is selling the Anker Eufy Security Wi-Fi Video Doorbell for $80 right now.



Brighten up your house with 4 automatic Lumi night lights for $10

Amazon is selling a four-pack of Anker's Eufy Lumi night lights for $10.50 when you clip the coupon.


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Google refreshes its Nest cameras and doorbell, adds a floodlight cam

A quartet of new Nest security cams is finally on the way, complete with on-device AI and free people, pet, vehicle, and package detection.


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Power supply ratings explained: 80 Plus Platinum vs. Gold vs. Bronze vs. White

Here’s what you actually get when opting for a Gold-rated PSU over a Bronze one.