Gadgets

Fubo TV: All the details on this sports-heavy streaming bundle

FuboTV doesn’t have the name recognition of other streaming bundles, but it’s been quietly building up a service to take on the likes of Dish’s Sling TV, AT&T’s DirecTV Now, and Sony’s PlayStation Vue. Although FuboTV originally launched in 2015 as a streaming service for soccer fans, it later pivoted to a broader mix of streaming cable channels, and has been flying ... Read More »

Amazon has knocked $50 off the price of a 1TB SSD

The best thing you can do to improve the performance of an old PC is to swap out that spinning hard drive for an SSD. Just a few years ago that meant you’d trade speed for capacity, but that’s quickly changing. Today, Amazon’s got a deal on an SSD with a 1TB capacity. The SanDisk Ultra II 1TB 2.5-inch SATA ... Read More »

Become an expert at Safari for iOS with these 8 tips and tricks

You probably already know how to search the web from Safari’s address bar on your iPhone, or which button enables the handy Reader mode. But for every Safari feature you think you’ve mastered, another is hiding in plain sight. For example, there’s an easy way to search the current page in Safari, as well as customize how Reader mode looks ... Read More »

Hands-on: AMD’s Radeon Vega Frontier Edition vs Nvidia Titan Xp

AMD’s Radeon Vega Frontier Edition may be a graphics card made for science (specifically, workstations), but gamers are just as eager to see what it says about the consumer version. The company’s already made a splash this year with its Ryzen and Ryzen Threadripper CPUs. To show how the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition could do the same for workstations, AMD ... Read More »

Steam’s Summer Sale kicks off with a $15 Steam Link, game discounts galore, and digital stickers

  School’s out, and you know what that means: Time to draw the blinds and catch up on the games you’ve missed this year. Or, if you’re a working adult…well, business as usual I guess. But hey! The Steam Summer Sale is back for yet another year of discounts, running from today until July 5 at 10 a.m. Pacific. Steam ... Read More »

Amazon has a tiny 64GB SanDisk Ultra thumb drive on sale for $19

Today’s the day for a good price on a 64GB low-profile thumb drive: Amazon is selling the SanDisk Ultra Fit 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive for $19. That’s about half the price of other online retailers. Just make sure you keep an eye on this thing, as it is tiny. It measures 0.75-by-0.63-by-0.34 inches and snuggles right up to the side ... Read More »

Soundcast VG7 outdoor Bluetooth speaker review: A wonderful speaker, indoors or out

Soundcast was building great wireless speakers while the powers behind Bluetooth were struggling to find a use for the technology. In the nearly 10 years since I reviewed the company’s Outcast, I haven’t found a better powered, portable outdoor speaker. The Soundcast VG7 comes very close. The VG7 does, of course, rely on Bluetooth—with support for the aptX codec and ... Read More »

Hands-on: Assassin’s Creed: Origins still feels like Assassin’s Creed

When Ubisoft announced last year that the Assassin’s Creed series would take a year off, retool, and return in 2017, I anticipated huge sweeping differences. The series needs huge sweeping differences—with a grueling yearly release schedule, Assassin’s Creed has suffered from consumer and critical malaise more than perhaps any Ubisoft property. MENTIONED IN THIS ARTICLE Assassin’s Creed Origins – PC ... Read More »

Intel Core i9 review: The fastest consumer CPU prepares for Ryzen war

We’re reviewing our first Core i9 chip—Intel’s Core i9-7900X 10-core part—as a veritable CPU storm looms. Sure, Core i9 blew in as the most powerful CPU the company has ever sold to consumers, and it’s currently the fastest Core-series CPU available. But an ill wind is blowing: AMD’s Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 chips offer stiff competition in the low end, ... Read More »

Intel Core i9 review: The fastest consumer CPU prepares for Ryzen war

We’re reviewing our first Core i9 chip—Intel’s Core i9-7900X 10-core part—as a veritable CPU storm looms. Sure, Core i9 blew in as the most powerful CPU the company has ever sold to consumers, and it’s currently the fastest Core-series CPU available. But an ill wind is blowing: AMD’s Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 chips offer stiff competition in the low end, ... Read More »