• Best touchscreen laptops: Best overall, best for content creators, and more

    Whether you’re a content creator or a business professional, if you’re looking for a laptop with a great touchscreen, you’ve come to the right place. Back in the days of old, it used to be something of an insurmountable task to pinpoint a laptop with a decent touchscreen. Well, those days are long past. However, with so many options out there, it can still be rather daunting. If you’re not sure where to begin, don’t sweat it. The team here at PCWorld curated a list of the best touchscreen...

  • pdfFiller review: A versatile PDF editor for individuals and businesses

    At a glanceExpert’s Rating ProsIntuitive web-based interfaceRobust security optionsLots of business-ready capabilitiesConsBusiness features won’t be needed by some usersRequires annual commitment to get best valueOur VerdictpdfFiller is an impressive PDF editor and document management solution with plenty to offer individuals and businesses. Price When Reviewed$20 a month/$96 a year Best Prices Today: pdfFiller Retailer Price Delivery ...

  • NZXT Canvas 27Q review: A stunning monitor debut

    At a glanceExpert’s Rating ProsAttractive and robust designFour video inputs including USB-CGreat color performanceHigh motion clarity at 144Hz and 165HzConsLimited image quality adjustmentSpeakers not includedHDR mode is barebonesOur VerdictThe Canvas 27Q is an excellent debut from NZXT into the display market. While its lack of image quality controls may turn off some content creators, the other elements it brings to the table such as an attractive design, great color performance, and...

  • Save $700 on the stylish, powerful Dell XPS 15 Touch

    If you’ve been looking for killer all-around laptop with a knack for content creation, you’re in luck. Dell is selling the XPS 15 Touch for $1,599.99. That’s a savings of $700. That’s a fantastic price for a laptop with an OLED display and powerful internal components. Let’s dive right into the specs and features then. The XPS 15 Touch’s 15.6-inch OLED display has a resolution of 3456×2160, a refresh rate of 60Hz, and a 16:10 aspect ratio. It’s also touch-enabled and the bezels are super...

  • Turn Framework's DIY laptop into a tablet with these 3D printing instructions

    Framework’s modular laptop design is a winner for everyone who’s sick of buying a four-figure machine that’s outdated in six months. But the imminently upgradable approach is a huge boon for hardware hackers, too. Just ask “What The Filament,” a 3D printing enthusiast who’s made a custom housing for the laptop parts and rolled their own high-end Windows tablet. If you have access to a 3D printer, you can follow along with the steps to re-arrange the Framework’s parts and do it yourself. ...

  • MSI shows off the world's first ATX 3.0 power supply for next-gen GPUs

    If you’re in the process of a big desktop upgrade and you’re looking for a little future-proofing, look no further than MSI’s latest power supply. The MEG Ai1300P PCIE5 (rolls off the tongue, don’t it?) is the first PSU model sold to consumers that offers full compliance with Intel’s new ATX 3.0 standard. ATX 3.0 power rails, or adapters to comply with them, might become a necessity as soon as the latter part of this year, when power-hungy next-gen graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD are...

  • Here’s what the $52 billion CHIPS Act means for regular people

    On Monday, President Biden signed into law the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, a $280 billion bill that paves the way for new chip foundries to be built on US soil. It’s a significant investment in the domestic semiconductor industry, with $52 billion specifically marked for manufacturing and research. For those of us who don’t spend our time analyzing the geopolitical chess moves made by countries, this news may sound irrelevant to everyday life. But there are practical benefits to the USA...

  • Best Back to School deals: laptops, Chromebooks, monitors, and more

    Back to school deals on laptops, Chromebooks, MacBooks, and more are in full swing, with big sales on both the latest hardware as well as older devices. As we move closer to the school year, expect the prime deals to start closing out as customers buy up the back-to-school sales. We’ve reviewed and hand-selected back-to-school deals on various sites, with the best available deals on Chromebooks, laptops, MacBooks, iPads and tablets, plus monitors and displays. We know what makes for a good...

  • Microsoft is open-sourcing its emoji (except the one you want)

    Microsoft said Wednesday that it has released almost all of its emoji designs to GitHub and Figma, allowing anyone to tweak and design their own. Microsoft isn’t saying that you’ll be able to use your own emoji designs inside Windows, and the company isn’t saying that absolutely all of the company’s emoji are being released into open source, either. Specifically, Microsoft is excluding the Clippy emoji (boo!) and a few that includes the Microsoft logo. Naturally, Microsoft can’t release its...

  • This Windows 11 encryption bug may cause data damage

    Microsoft is warning that Windows 11 is subject to a bug that can cause data damage under certain specialized conditions, including writing data to encrypted drives using BitLocker. Unfortunately, the fix is slightly concerning, as Microsoft warns that it will slow performance for about a month or so. The functions affected are two you’ve probably never heard of: either the AES XEX-based tweaked-codebook mode with ciphertext stealing (AES-XTS) or the AES with Galois/Counter Mode (GCM)...

  • Gigabyte Z690i Aorus Ultra Plus ITX review: A small but mighty motherboard

    At a glanceExpert’s Rating ProsGreat price-to-feature-set Excellent performance for even hot i9 CPUsClean aesthetics and design language Available in both DDR4 and DDR5ConsYou’ll need an LGA 1700-specific cooler It’s cheaper than others, but also missing Thunderbolt 4 and more SATA portsOur VerdictThere aren’t a lot of options for mini-ITX builds, but the Gigabyte Z690i Aorus Ultra Plus ITX motherboard stands out for its price-to-performance feature set, and clean design. And as an added bonus,...

  • Vertical tabs in Firefox: Yes, it's really possible!

    For a certain kind of power user, Firefox’s lack of vertical tab support might seem like a dealbreaker. Vertical tabs are a great way to manage dozens of browser tabs in a single window. At the expense of some horizontal page real estate—which most websites don’t use anyway—each tab remains the same size, so you never lose sight of page titles. And if you open more tabs than your screen can accommodate, it’s easy to scroll up and down the list with your mousewheel or trackpad. I’m...