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PdxCon 2018: Paradox reveals Imperator Rome, Age of Wonders: Planetfall, and board games Paradox hasn't been shy about the fact it's working on a new grand strategy game. It's been two years since Stellaris and Hearts of Iron IV, and despite the usual trickle of post-release DLC for each game it's felt like ...
Best Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ cases: Top picks in every style The Galaxy S9 and S9+ might look a lot like the models they replace, but they're not exactly the same. Put them side by side and you'll see just enough of a difference in size and shape that old S8 ...
Best wireless keyboards: Hand-tested reviews of Bluetooth and USB models 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 ...
This week in games: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 gets battle royale, Stalker 2... If last week was the week of E3 rumors, this is the week of delays. Phoenix Point, Metro: Exodus, and Skull & Bones were all pushed back this week, meaning the first few months of 2019 are already looking busy.There’s also ...
EVGA moves its motherboard drivers to reusable flash drives, finally leaving DVDs behind Say it with me: Finally. EVGA is bucking the trend and embracing the new normal by shipping the drivers for its new motherboards on a tiny flash drive instead.“No more driver DVDs in future EVGA motherboards including the new H370,” ...
Nvidia's first 4K G-Sync HDR monitor is available to preorder, with a cutting-edge price The first round of G-Sync HDR displays is almost here after nearly a year of delays and they look awesome, with a specification sheet that checks virtually every box a monitor nerd could dream of. But there’s been a question ...
Get your home ready for summer with $50 off Nest, Ecobee smart thermostats Smart thermostats are a great way to regulate your home's temperature and control your budget. Right now, two of our top-rated smart thermostats, the Ecobee4 Thermostat with Sensor and the third generation of the Nest Learning Thermostat in white, are ...
The $1,200 Red Hydrogen One phone is coming to Verizon and AT&T this summer, but... Carriers can make or break a phone release. As we’ve seen with Huawei’s debacle earlier this year, selling a new handset in the U.S. pretty much requires retail support of at least one major carrier, namely Verizon or AT&T, and ...
Get a sleek Asus laptop with an 8th-gen Core i5 CPU and USB-C for $479... Sometimes people buy laptops for its trendy or sleek looks. A lot of times, however, a bigger concern is value. Today, there's a sleek Asus laptop on Amazon that covers both of those bases. The Asus VivoBook F510UA with an ...
Roccat Horde Aimo review: This 'membranical' gaming keyboard explores new territory We’ve seen two attempts at a hybrid mechanical/membrane keyboard so far: Logitech’s G213 Prodigy with its “mech-dome” switch and Razer’s Ornata with its “mecha-membrane.” And I would’ve been happy if that were it, forever. Neither was that great, and it’s ...
The best CPUs for gaming Buying a processor for a gaming rig isn’t as hard as it used to be. Now that AMD’s Ryzen and Intel’s 8th-gen CPUs debuted with more performance and cores than ever before, it’s hard to buy a stinker these days—especially ...
Best soundbars to improve your TV's audio Find the best soundbar for music and movies and that's the perfect fit for your budget.
Best surge protector: Reviews and buying advice Far better than ordinary power strips, these products will protect your expensive electronics from dangerous power spikes. We'll help you pick the right one for your home or small office.
Tripp Lite TLP1008TEL review: Good protection for 10 outlets at a bargain price This is the right choice for a 10-outlet surge protector with spacing that allows maximum deployment of plugs.
The Full Nerd episode 52: Corsair's monster case, Z390 revealed, Coffee Lake H vs. Kaby... In this episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, Alaina Yee, and Adam Patrick Murray talk about some truly hardcore hardware. On tap:
Intel’s new high-end Z390 chipset
6-core Coffee Lake H Radeon-infused Kaby Lake G laptops
Corsair’s beastly, beautiful Obsidian 1000D ...
Valve's Steam Link app lets you stream PC games to Android and iOS devices Valve’s in-home streaming tech is proving to be its most forward-thinking development. First it helped kill off the company’s own short-lived Steam Machines, with the $50 Steam Link perfectly capable of putting PC gaming in your living room without the need ...
4 reasons why YouTube Premium will beat Apple Music (and 4 reasons why it won't) At long last, Google is launching its new YouTube Premium service, which combines music and video under one roof. But is it a worthy competitor to Apple Music?
Spigen's R12S Bluetooth Speaker is a downright steal at $10 today If you want to stream music to an external speaker, there are plenty of options that won’t break your bank. Few, however, are as cheap as Spigen’s R12S Bluetooth Speaker, on sale right now for $10. That’s $40 off it’s ...
State of Decay 2 review: A surprisingly addictive fight to survive zombies (and bugs) There’s an old saying, that war is months of boredom punctuated by moments of extreme terror. Turns out the apocalypse is remarkably similar. When the world ends, provided you make it through the initial die-off, the reasons you might perish ...
Save Hundreds On The Complete Cisco Network Certification Training Bundle ($59) As the apex of Internet routing, few IT professionals are in higher demand than Cisco certified routing specialists. The Complete Cisco Network Certification Training Bundle provides nine high-power courses designed to prepare you for Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Cisco Certified Design ...
Akitio Thunder3 RAID Station With its wealth of ports, the Akitio Thunder3 RAID Station is both a connectivity hub and a capacious external hard drive for multimedia content creators.
Intermedia Exchange Email If the largely self-guided process of Microsoft Office 365 seems unattractive, then Intermedia Exchange Mail is for you. This service combines excellent support and a white-glove install to deliver everything you need in a hosted Exchange email service, without headaches.
Rocksmith 2014 Edition Remastered (for PC) Rocksmith may resemble Guitar Hero or Rock Band on its surface, but the title is a surprisingly thorough instructional tool that teaches you how to play a real guitar.
Checkr Checkr is an Editors' Choice winner because it takes a transparent, human approach to how it conducts business on top of maintaining governmental FCRA compliance. It's built to support companies doing business in a gig economy, with a UI that's ...
Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller The Rachio 3 is an eight-zone sprinkler controller that connects to your phone and offers the latest weather-based scheduling technology and works with lots of other smart devices.
Microsoft Windows 10 April 2018 Update Windows 10 April 2018 Update continues Microsoft's winning formula of improving its OS incrementally, adding new time-management, dictation, sharing, browsing, and smart home features, just for starters.
SimpliSafe Home Security System If you want to secure and monitor your home from afar without spending a bundle or signing a long-term contract, there's a lot to like about the newly redesigned, versatile, and easy-to-use DIY SimpliSafe Home Security System.
TCL 55R617 TCL's 6-Series of 4K TVs is a worthy successor to last year's excellent P-Series, and stands as one of the best values currently available.
Zenefits Zenefits is an ideal solution for small to midsize businesses in need of a powerful, flexible benefits administration platform.
GoodHire GoodHire wins our Editors' Choice award with its excellent feature value that includes a low learning curve and self-checks on top of maintaining FCRA compliance.