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Best wireless keyboards: Cut the cord with Bluetooth and USB models offering extras galore

A wireless keyboard frees you from more than a cable. It frees you from the crummy slab you got for free with your PC—does anyone like that one?—and it gives you options. The models we’ve reviewed vary in size, weight, key design, and compatibility with other operating systems and devices. Keyboard have a long shelf life—most of the models we reviewed in 2016 remain on sale, ... Read More »

Best mouse pads for gaming or business

. A great mouse mat is a must for gamers, reducing wear on wrists during hours of intensive play. Many modern ones use chemical coatings or specially engineered surfaces to improve sensor accuracy or reduce drag—a boon if you’re doing repetitive motion that requires high accuracy. (Don’t mistake mouse mats for the smaller mouse pads, once an absolute necessity in ... Read More »

Best PC Games You Might’ve Missed In 2017

PC gamers have experienced a new multiplayer phenomenon in Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, which has taken 2017 by storm. A few PC exclusives like Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III and Rising Storm 2, and two console classics–Bayonetta and Vanquish–hit the PC this year in all their glory. But while those games have shined in their own respect, plenty of great games may have flown under your radar. ... Read More »

Google Home and Chromecast vs. Amazon Echo and Fire TV: Which is the best hands-free TV experience?

Let’s be honest: Reaching for the remote while watching TV isn’t a major inconvenience. But sometimes, after a long day, it’s nice to expend as little energy as possible. If you can control your TV by voice instead, why wouldn’t you? To that end, Google and Amazon now offer hands-free TV controls through their respective connected speakers. Amazon added Fire TV ... Read More »

AMD Threadripper vs. Intel Core i9: The best CPU for enthusiasts

Intel’s Core i9 and AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper are facing off in the toughest CPU match in years. Historically, if you wanted the fastest PC chip, you bought Intel. If you wanted to save money, you went with AMD. With Threadripper, AMD claims you can have it all: a low price, and the best performance. We pitted both chips against each other in a grudge ... Read More »

Best Buy is selling 60 AA batteries for under $7

. While rechargeable AA batteries end up cheaper over the long haul, sometimes you just need the old-fashioned disposable kind on hand. Best Buy is making that more cost effective right now by offering 60 Insignia AA batteries for $6.74—or about eleven cents per battery. These are general purpose non-rechargeable alkaline batteries. There’s no claim on how long these batteries will ... Read More »

Best indoor digital TV antennas: Our top picks for cord cutters

The RCA Skybar Indoor HDTV antenna has moved up to the runner-up position. Ditching your cable- or satellite-TV subscription and going to a setup combining a streaming device along with an antenna to pick up over-the-air digital broadcasts is a smart move that will save you some serious cash every month. There’s plenty of free TV to be had—well, you’ll ... Read More »

The best gaming headsets of the year

The Logitech G533 has toppled its own kin, the Logitech G933, for best mid-range wireless headset. Its refined design and solid features make it a great deal. The next great peripherals war is being waged over your ears. After every company on the planet put out a gaming mouse and then a mechanical keyboard, now it’s time for headsets. So many headsets. We know ... Read More »

The best graphics cards for PC gaming

“What graphics card within my budget gives me the best bang for my buck?” That simple question cuts to the core of what people hunting for a new graphics card look for: the most oomph they can afford. Sure, the technological leaps behind each new GPU can be interesting on their own, but most everyone just wants to crank the detail settings ... Read More »

You can now get one of the best anti-virus tools for your computer for free

Adam Berry/Getty Images … Kaspersky Labs, one of the leading providers of anti-virus software, announced on Tuesday that it’ll be offering its computer-protecting services for free .The free service is called Kaspersky Free, and it includes anti-virus scanning and protection for your files, emails, and web usage, as well as automatic updates, and a quarantine service to safely contain malicious computer bugs. ... Read More »