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How to host virtual Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Disney+, and YouTube watch parties Due to the coronavirus and social distancing, traditional video watch parties are off the table right now—but you can still safely view movies and TV shows with loved ones. Thanks to the efforts of a few great developers, you can ...
The Full Nerd ep. 131: Nvidia DLSS 2.0, what Half-Life: Alyx means for VR, Intel... In this episode of The Full Nerd, Gordon Ung, Brad Chacos, and Adam Patrick Murray dive into the latest gaming news with special guest (and PCWorld gaming guru) Hayden Dingman.We kick things off with a discussion about Nvidia’s DLSS 2.0 technology, ...
Cord cutting: A beginner's guide How to cut the cord: All the devices, services, and knowledge you need to ditch cable and save money.
How to turn off (or simply pause) news headlines on your Amazon Echo Show or... If all the grim coronavirus bulletins are taking a toll on your sanity, consider taking a break from news headlines on your Echo Show and Google Nest smart displays.
Now you can ask Alexa if you’re at risk for COVID-19 Just ask, and Alexa will quiz you to determine whether it’s likely you’ve been exposed to the novel coronavirus.
Switching from Android to iPhone: Here's where Apple's phone wins and fails I hopped on the Android bandwagon early: I sold my iPhone 3G in 2009, bought an HTC Hero, and never looked back. I’ve been using Android every day since then, writing about Google’s platform as a tech journalist. Nonetheless, I’ve ...
The 12 best movies to stream with your kids while the whole family is stuck... These films are aimed at the younger set, but adults will enjoy them just as much—and that goes double when you all enjoy them together.
iFi hip-dac portable DAC/headphone amp review: Sublime sound from a tiny, well-built package Compared with a smartphone's built-in DAC/amp, the sound of this gem is a revelation.
How to tune Windows 10 for laser-focused productivity Find yourself suddenly needing to be more productive? Good news! Windows 10 comes loaded with all sorts of tools designed to help you Get Things Done, along with deeper tweaks that can optimize the operating system for productivity even more. ...
Fire TV vs. Roku: Which streaming platform should today's cord-cutter pick? We compare the streaming platforms most popular with cord-cutters: Fire TV and Roku.
These 16 movies will be available online early to help ease your coronavirus anxiety Emma, The Invisible Man, Birds of Prey, and more will be available to rent or buy from streaming services way ahead of schedule.
Sling TV serves up 14 days of free Sling Blue service for new subscribers who... Watch CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, AMC, FX, and more for free, no credit card or subscription required.
10 easy ways to boost your router's performance while working at home Home Wi-Fi problems were easy to ignore when it was just the occasional pause of a Netflix stream, or uploading a GIF took a few seconds longer than it should. But if you’re working at home—and your kids are learning ...
WiZ Connected BR30 Colors smart bulb review: An affordable Wi-Fi floodlight that doesn’t require a... WiZ’s smart BR30 floodlight is easy to set up, boasts more than a dozen dynamic color lighting modes, and it can even turn “dumb” light switches into smart ones.
The best laptops: Premium laptops, budget laptops, 2-in-1s, and more Looks like 2020 is going to be a great year for laptops. We have AMD and Intel battling it out on the CPU front (we talk about whether you should wait for Ryzen 7 4000 and Comet Lake H or ...
Which Internet providers are lifting data caps during the coronavirus, and which aren't As American businesses are forced to shut down because of COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus), customers are anxious about their bill for Internet access. Data caps, an annoyance in the best of times, suddenly can mean paying additional fees if a ...
Microsoft offers a cool Xbox extension for Microsoft Edge: Xbox New Tab Microsoft has published a new Xbox extension for Microsoft Edge that blurs the lines between working from home and sneaking a peek into your favorite game streams. And hey, who says your web browser can’t have a little fun?The new ...
Google Chrome terms of service are changing on March 31: Here’s what’s new While you won’t be getting a new version of Chrome or Chrome OS for a while due to the coronavirus outbreak, Google has announced upcoming changes to its Terms of Service, effective March 31, that “make it easier for you to ...
Best wireless charger: Ditch the headache of cables with our top pick As convenience goes, wireless charging can’t be beat. You simply drop your phone onto the charger and walk away. Gone is the headache of managing cables that inevitably break or get lost.Until recently, the main drawback to wireless chargers has ...
YouTube Music now displays song lyrics for selected tracks Both the iOS and Android versions of the YouTube Music app now display song lyrics, although real-time lyrics aren't supported yet.
Skyroam Solis Lite The Skyroam Solis Lite is a solid international hotspot you can buy or rent, with long battery life and widespread coverage that offers unlimited LTE data in over 130 countries.
Brother DSmobile DS-940DW Brother's feature-rich, manual-feed DS-940DW portable document scanner makes scans (and processes them) quickly, and it comes with all the software you'll need for most tasks. It's a terrific value.
Acer Aspire TC-885-UA92 The Acer Aspire TC-885-UA92 is our top pick among budget desktops for its excellent value, delivering speedy performance and a solid feature set at a very reasonable price.
Sony FE 20mm F1.8 G The Sony FE 20mm F1.8 G is a sharp, bright lens with a wide angle of view. It's a top-end performer and a fine addition to your camera kit.
Doom Eternal (for PC) Doom Eternal tops its predecessor by featuring larger maps filled with secrets, more ultra-violent weapons, and a huge variety of demons to slay. It is 2020's most extreme, first-person shooter.
Dell Precision 7920 Tower (2020) Dell's Precision 7920 Tower workstation is a dual-CPU monster for tasks that can leverage its server-grade hardware and require maximum reliability. Just be prepared for sticker shock if you go all-in like on our test model.
Adobe Lightroom Classic Adobe's Photoshop Lightroom remains the gold standard in pro photo workflow software. It's a complete package, with top-notch organization tools, state of-the-art adjustments, and all the output and printing options you'd want.
Samsung Galaxy S20+ The Samsung Galaxy S20+ is pricey, but it's the first phone that's a solid investment in the 5G future.
Flo by Moen Smart Water Detector The Flo by Moen Smart Water Detector will let you know when something in your house has sprung a leak, and when used with the Flo Smart Water Shutoff valve, it will prevent further damage by turning off your water ...
NordVPN NordVPN wraps a slick client around a strong collection of security features and an enormous network of servers. It's an excellent VPN that's working hard to rebuild its reputation after a breach.