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Apple needs to stop comparing iPad to PC

Don't feed the troll: Apple just said its budget iPad is twice as fast as the PC.

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The Full Nerd ep. 105: Intel gets salty, Ryzen's boost bug, and the best GPUs right now

In this episode of The Full Nerd, it's all CPUs and GPUs.

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Why the iPhone 11 won’t have 5G (and the iPhone 12 might not either)

I tested the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G using Verizon’s network in Providence and I learned one thing: We won’t be getting 5G in an iPhone anytime soon.

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Ask a PC expert: Should you buy an unlocked K-series Intel CPU, or save money on a non-K chip?

PCWorld CPU guru breaks down what you get and what you don't when you pay extra for an unlocked K-series Intel processor.

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The Full Nerd ep. 104: Ray tracing's new killer app, Radeon VII's life and death, when to buy PC parts

In this episode of The Full Nerd, it's all about technology cycles. We did into Remedy's Control, ray tracing's new showcase, as well as the rumored death of AMD's Radeon VII and when to buy new PC parts.

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WoW Classic is a step back in time—and a step back for World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft Classic splits the MMO into two different games, and so shatters its unique sense of history and community.

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The Full Nerd ep. 103: Comet Lake confusion, $500 budget PC battle, not buying RTX is 'crazy'

In this episode of The Full Nerd, the gang talks about Intel's new 10th-gen Core CPUs and Nvidia's CEO saying buying a GPU without ray tracing is 'crazy' before diving deep into a $500 budget PC build battle.

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How the lack of pay-as-you-go SIMs are thwarting the always-connected PC

PC makers have begun adding SIM slots to some laptops. But a lack of flexible, affordable pricing plans is killing the always-connected PC before it has a chance to flourish.

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Ask a PC expert: Is it okay to buy a used CPU?

PCWorld processor guru Gordon Mah Ung digs into the contentious question: Is it okay to buy a used CPU? And if so, how do you do it as safely as possible?

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iMessage is never coming to Android, so please stop asking

iMessage for Android might be on the wishlist of tech journalists and pundits, but it wouldn’t make much sense for Apple.

on macworld.com

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Why the more expensive Note 10+ is the only real choice for die-hard Note fans

It's taken 10-odd versions, but Samsung has figured out the best way to maximize profits for its most expensive handset: Bait and switch.

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Samsung is forcing Note fans to make unfair decisions

Samsung is purposefully pushing Note fans into a higher tier—and that's not cool.

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Why the war on smartphone bezels is going too far

The war on smartphone bezels is going too far. As vendors shave off millimeters or even go edgeless, we're losing features and comfort along the way. But there's one phone that could save us.

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It's time: We need a unified RGB lighting standard

RGB lighting will never reach its full potential if hardware manufacturers continue to insist on proselytizing a dozen different SDKs, vying for inclusion on the year's hottest games to the exclusion of the competition. We need a standard.

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The Full Nerd ep. 101: Threadripper 3 rumors, Destiny 2 on Ryzen 3000, and Q&A galore

In this episode of The Full Nerd, we answer lots of your questions...after swimming through some rumors.

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The Full Nerd ep. 99: Ryzen 3000, Radeon RX 5700, and GeForce RTX Super reviewed

In this episode of The Full Nerd, the gang discusses this week's earth-shattering PC hardware releases: Ryzen 3000, Radeon RX 5700, and GeForce RTX Super.