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  • Then and Now: How 30 Years of Progress Have Changed PCs

    Over the last 30 years, the PC has utterly transformed in appearance, capability, and usage. From the hulking beige boxes to an astonishing array of powerful, colorful, and astonishing computers.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • Nvidia and AMD Keep Dropping GPU Prices After New Product Launches Flop

    Even if we're not planning to buy a GPU at this time - and we don't blame you - there are still many fascinating developments in the graphics card market. But have GPUs been selling well? Let's find out.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • ATI Technologies: Gone But Not Forgotten

    The story of ATI Technologies is a fascinating journey, full of trials and tribulations, and with an unusual twist at the end. Here's our tribute to the graphics card giant.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • How to Use Your Voice for Commands and Typing in Windows

    If you've ever wanted free software to control your PC using voice commands, look no further than Windows 11 itself. Here's our short guide on Voice Access, Speech Recognition, and Voice Typing.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • How to Download Videos From YouTube, TikTok and Instagram

    Downloading a video you've watched online can be more difficult than expected. Most sites prefer you to revisit them and view their ads every time, but this may not be ideal for several reasons.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • 30 Years of Civilization

    Few games have captured gamers minds and free time quite like Civilization. Over the past 30 years, the turn-based strategy game has evolved into an expansing and complex empire builder.

    By Dan Croutch on

  • Guide to Choosing a New Graphics Card

    When it comes to upgrading your graphics card, you need to ensure that you're getting the right one for your needs, PC specs, and wallet. We ask five important questions as a guide to help you with choosing a new GPU.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • 27 Years of Tomb Raider & Lara Croft

    Few video game characters have become more famous than the games that featured them. Lara Croft and Tomb Raider have contributed much to gaming, helping define the action-adventure genre.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • What Are Chiplets and Why They Are So Important for the Future of Processors

    While chiplets have been in use for decades, today they are the hottest trend in processor tech and at the cutting edge, with millions worldwide using them in desktop PCs, workstations, and servers.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • The Dark Web: Exploring the Hidden Internet

    There are few things as infamous as The Dark Web in the world of technology, but what is it, and why does it have such a bad reputation?

    By Nick Evanson on

  • Bigger Than Godzilla: Why Are Games Using So Many Gigabytes?

    Do all the latest big budget games need 100+ GB of drive space? What exactly is the average size of a triple-A game today? We've investigated the figures in search of the truth.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • The GPU Market Finally Gives In, Nvidia Prices Drop

    Welcome back to our GPU pricing update series. We thought this would be an uneventful month until both Nvidia and AMD decided to get the ball rolling with their new mid-range and mainstream GPUs.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • How to Fix Blurry Apps in Windows 11

    Bothered by blurry looking apps in Windows? Fear not, there is no instant fix for every app that looks blurry but there are various solutions you can try.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • What Ever Happened to Microsoft Encarta?

    In the 1990s, the internet was smaller, slower, and harder to search. If you wanted to learn basic facts about a topic you could get a physical encyclopedia. Thankfully, there was one more option.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • The Inner Workings of PCI Express

    PCI Express has been around for 20 years, and with no sign of it being replaced any time soon, we dive into the technology to see what makes it so special.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • 50 Years of Video Games - Part 2

    From the mid-90s to the early years of the millennium, video games underwent a paradigm shift in graphics, treating us to some of the most classic titles of all time.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • Testing GeForce Now Ultimate RTX 4080 Tier

    GeForce Now or GeForce Later: Nvidia has upgraded its cloud gaming service to RTX 4080-level hardware for the Ultimate tier offering substantial performance improvements. But what are the negatives?

    By Rob Thubron on

  • How to Use Midjourney to Create AI Images

    AI image generators are hot news right now, so it takes something special to stand out in the crowd. Midjourney is among the best, read on to find out why and how to use it.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • Why Are Modern PC Games Using So Much VRAM?

    With the best graphics cards now sporting more RAM than an average PC, we look at just why games are using ever more video memory to create all the visual effects.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • Guide to AMD Ryzen 7000 Motherboard Chipsets

    When selecting a motherboard for your new Ryzen 7000 CPU, you will encounter three main options: X670, B650, and A620. But what are the differences, and what's the deal with X670E and B650E boards?

    By Amir Shoam on

  • How USB Works: From 'Plug and Pray' to Being Everywhere

    Connecting and powering our everyday gadgets and peripherals, USB is everywhere, but how exactly does it work? Learn about its inner workings and how the USB port has managed to survive for so long.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • Can DLSS Render "Better Than Native" Graphics?

    We often hear people say that DLSS can deliver "better than native" image quality, giving gamers not only a performance boost but superior visuals. Let's find out if this is at all true.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • GPU Pricing Update, April 2023: Is the Nvidia RTX 4070 Another Flop?

    It's that time of the month when we look at the GPU market and see what's been happening. The big news for April is the launch of Nvidia's GeForce RTX 4070, which has been met with mixed reviews overall.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • TechSpot PC Buying Guide: 1H 2023

    How has the PC market evolved in the past few months for builders and gamers alike? Our PC Buying Guide includes four recommended component lists, meant for different budgets and purposes.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • 8GB VRAM vs. 16GB VRAM: RTX 3070 vs. Radeon 6800

    PC gamers have been hearing a lot about VRAM as of late, a topic that has stirred up a ton of controversy. Here's a new GPU shootout for testing VRAM usage in recently released games.

    By Steven Walton on

  • How to Measure Your PC's Power Consumption

    Modern computers have components that require lots of power and given that this all costs money, here's our guide to measuring how much energy your PC uses.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • Save Any Web Page as an Image or PDF

    Ever read a web page and wanted to keep it offline to study later? Read on and you'll be saving web pages as PDFs and images in no time at all.

    By Nick Evanson on

  • microSD and SD Card Buying Guide

    We break down all the codes and ratings of microSD and SD cards and offer the best choices available. You might be surprised by the broad availability of high-speed, large capacity flash memory.

    By TechSpot Staff on

  • BlackBerry: The Smartphone We Knew Before the iPhone

    The iPhone brought smartphones into the mainstream, but before there were Samsung Galaxy devices to contend with, a company called RIM made BlackBerry phones that looked more like tiny laptops.

    By Amir Shoam on

  • Essential Apps to Install on your Windows PC or Mac

    You just bought a new laptop, built a new desktop, or are clean installing your OS? Gotta love the taste of a fresh new machine. Now back to productivity Zen with all your apps. Let us help.

    By TechSpot Staff on