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Intel’s next CEO Pat Gelsinger promises a return to greatness

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There were essentially two parts to Intel’s fourth-quarter 2020 earnings call on Thursday: the actual results, and the homecoming of former Intel CTO Pat Gelsinger as the company’s incoming chief executive. Gelsinger, who doesn’t officially return until February 15, was invited to sit virtually alongside outgoing chief executive Bob Swan. Though Swan shepherded the call, […]

There will be no GeForce RTX 3060 Founders Edition, Nvidia confirms

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Nvidia won’t release its own Founders Edition model of the $329 GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card scheduled to launch at the end of February, the company confirmed to PCWorld today. “From time to time we decide not to design a Founder’s Edition card for cards targeted at the mainstream part of the market,” a spokesperson […]

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro: Unboxing and ears-on impressions

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Samsung just unleashed its first premium pair of earbuds, the Galaxy Buds Pro, and they come brimming with features such as improved water resistance, spatial 3D audio, adjustable active noise cancellation, a four-step ambient noise mode, and the ability to dial down the ANC and up the ambient sound when you start talking. We’ll have […]

Windows 10X leaks: Hands-on with Microsoft’s new, simplified OS

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Microsoft’s Windows 10X has leaked, and it’s boring. Well, it’s designed to be boring. Simple, really—uncomplicated, straightforward, without the fuss and clutter of “traditional” Windows. We wrote last year that Windows 10X now appears to be the new Windows 10 S (Windows 10 in S Mode); after spending some hands-on time with the leaked build, […]

Intel takes on AMD’s Ryzen with Rocket Lake S and the Core i9-11900K

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Intel debuted its next-generation 11th-gen “Rocket Lake S” desktop Core chips at CES 2021 on Monday, boasting that its flagship Core i9-11900K processor offers a 19 percent performance improvement over the prior generation, and with gaming performance that rivals AMD’s most powerful Ryzen chip. Intel’s Core i9-11900K does take a step back: Intel’s 10th-gen Core […]

Best wireless keyboards 2021: Reviews of Bluetooth and USB models

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The best wireless keyboards do more than free you from a cable. They let you toss the crummy keyboard you got for free with your PC—does anyone like that one?—and they also give you options. The models we’ve reviewed range from full-size desktop slabs to portable models that skip easily from laptop to tablet to […]

The best free software for a new PC

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Sometimes, blasting tunes is the only thing that makes slogging through a spreadsheet or a stuffed inbox even remotely tolerable. The exact music client you’ll want will depend on whether you’ve already bought into a service, naturally. For musical neophytes I recommend two programs: iTunes and Spotify. The iTunes Windows client notoriously sucks, but it gets the job […]