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This week in games: EA gives away Dungeon Keeper, InXile shows off Wasteland 3

It’s October, so do me a favor: Curl up on a couch this weekend, drink some cider, andwatch a horror movie. You know, something cliché. Or just play Gears of War 4. Whatever. This week, we get our first look at Wasteland 3 and an extended look at Torment: Tides of Numenera, Ubisoft confirms Beyond Good & Evil 2 for ... Read More »

Fujitsu considers selling its PC business to Lenovo

Lenovo may be about to grow its share of the shrinking PC business again: Japanese IT conglomerate Fujitsu is considering selling its PC manufacturing business, and Lenovo may be the buyer, Fujitsu said Thursday. As part of a strategy to focus on core activities, in February Fujitsu spun out its PC business as an independent operating unit. Such spin-outs are ... Read More »

AMD rockets past 100 FreeSync displays as Lenovo jumps on board

AMD’s game-smoothing FreeSync monitors launched a full year after Nvidia’s rival G-Sync displays, but they’ve been coming fast and furious ever since. Late Thursday, the company revealed that its technology surpassed not one, but two major milestones with the launch of the 27-inch Y27f ($400 on Amazon) earlier this month. This curved, 144Hz 1080p display is both Lenovo’s first-ever FreeSync ... Read More »

Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB hard drive review: Vast and amazingly fast (for a hard drive)

I’ve used “Vast and fast” to describe previous hard drives I’ve reviewed, but I’m not sure that it’s ever been this spectacularly well-deserved. Seagate’s 3.5-inch, 7,200rpm, SATA 6Gbps Barracuda Pro not only delivers a stunning 10TB of storage, it laid down some rather astounding transfer rates: 240MBps in both directions of our 20GB copy tests. At first, we didn’t quite believe ... Read More »

Dell Inspiron 17 7778 review: This massive 17-inch 2-in-1 is a worthwhile desktop replacement

Dell recently refreshed its Inspiron notebook line with a new batch of 2-in-1s that come in a variety of configurations and sizes. Within the line’s flagship 7000 series, the 17-inch models are held up as “high-performance,” compared to their 13- and 15-inch kin. Here we review the Inspiron 17 7778, which is one rung down from the top of the ... Read More »

10 must-have Android apps to make your Chromebook more useful

1 of 11 Thumbnails MORE 1 of 11 Thumbnails MORE See larger image Credit: Ryan Whitwam The right apps make your Chromebook indespensible Ever since Google introduced Chrome OS on the CR-48 prototype laptop back in 2011, Chromebooks have relied on web apps and simple Chrome extensions to get things done. Now, Chromebooks are getting access to the Play Store ... Read More »

Every AMD Radeon RX 470 you can buy: A cheat sheet

See larger image Credit: Thomas Ryan The Radeon RX 470 is here Today, AMD’s affordable new Radeon RX 470 graphics card launched with a confusing pile of customized partner designs. Which one is right for you? We’ve rounded them all the available RX 470s and sorted them by price, complete with the key unique selling points of each. Want to ... Read More »

Microsoft’s giving you just 10 days now, not 31, to change your mind about Windows 10

Microsoft has hidden a new downgrade policy within the Windows 10 Anniversary Update: Once you’ve installed it, you’ll only have 10 days to downgrade to an earlier version or build, rather than the 31 days provided before. Historically, Microsoft had given users a full month to roll back any updates, including upgrades to Windows 10. Supersite for Windows reported this week, ... Read More »

Logitech G933 review: This wireless headset is so good, you can skip its high-end competition

Logitech has been pushing hard to win back the gaming crowd in recent years—and I’ll be damned if the G933 isn’t one of their best shows yet. How good? Well, I’d probably save a $100 (or more) and take this headset over our long-standing high-end recommendation of the Astro A50 and the SteelSeries Siberia 800, barring a few exceptions. Indeed ... Read More »

Microsoft: Windows 10’s free upgrade absolutely, positively ends today

Conspiracy theorists have always said that Microsoft will suddenly decide to extend its free upgrade period for Windows 10, perhaps indefinitely. Nope. When the Windows 10 upgrade expires tonight, it’s over. Just to make sure, we reached out to Microsoft this afternoon to confirm that no surprises were coming our way tomorrow, nor when the Anniversary Update rolled out on ... Read More »