If Google plays its cards right, though, you won't need to do much scrolling or voice searching: Android TV will supposedly automatically suggest things to watch based on the data Google collects from you across all its services, and present those recommendations front and center as soon as you turn the box on. … [Read more...] about This Nexus Player Is The First Official Android TV
Of course, if you want to do some of the more advanced things in this guide, like play video games or sync XBMC with multiple XBMC boxes in the house, you'll need a real computer to do the job. You have a few options here: you could either grab a cheap nettop, like the $219 Asus Eee Box or $300 Acer Aspire Revo for a tiny, silent, standalone box, or you can build your own for a bit more money. The standalone box is great and gives you a few more options, but if you really want to go all-out with your box—by adding video games and Blu-Ray playback to the mix, for example—you'll probably want to build your own. It's a tad more expensive, but it gives you complete control over every aspect of your media center, which we really like. If you've never built a computer before, it's pretty easy—just check out our start-to-finish guide to building a computer from scratch. … [Read more...] about Create a Kickass, Seamless, Play-Everything Media Center: The Complete Guide
I really want to get a new gaming laptop. I need a laptop because I spend a lot of time in and out of the hospital. Or I put it in different rooms. Portability is nice, but it doesn’t have to be crazy light, I like the Surface Book 2 but it seems like the specs aren’t worth the money, so I’ve been eyeing an MSI GS65. … [Read more...] about Buy Committee: Which Gaming Laptop Should I Buy?
Do you have a tech question keeping you up at night? Tired of troubleshooting your Windows or Mac? Looking for advice on apps, browser extensions, or utilities to accomplish a particular task? Let us know! Tell us in the comments below or email [email protected] . … [Read more...] about Why Does My Laptop Shut Down Instead of Going to Sleep?
One of the launcher’s key features is the Smart Stream, a Google Now-style stack of cards bringing you information about the weather, upcoming events, nearby places, various phone features and so on. It’s less about home screen customization and more about useful add-ons to the central mobile OS. … [Read more...] about 7 Android Launchers That Completely Transform The Look of Your Phone
This is the third iteration of the Skylake microarchitecture Intel introduced back in 2015. It is still a 14 nanometers, and as with its predecessors, Skylake and Kaby Lake, Kaby Lake R is still focused on speed and battery life improvements. Yet, while Intel’s claiming big gains in both those areas, Kaby Lake R isn’t a major headline grabbing processor family like Skylake, or AMD’s new Ryzen were. It’s just...faster. … [Read more...] about Intel’s New Kaby Lake R Processors: What You Need to Know