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Hands on: Samsung Galaxy SmartTags shine most within the SmartThings ecosystem

Samsung's SmartTags are little more than basic Bluetooth trackers, but they show their greatest potential as part of the broader Samsung ecosystem, and a more powerful model is on the way.

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Microsoft Mesh: Why you should be skeptical about this new VR platform

Microsoft announced Microsoft Mesh on Tuesday, a VR platform that the company hopes will eventually be used for holographic meetings and other uses.

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Q Acoustics 3030i review: These bookshelf speakers will have you wondering “Where’s the subwoofer, Waldo?”

Blessed with golden ears and champagne taste, but cursed with a beer budget? You need to give these puppies a listen.

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Samsung’s 76-inch MicroLED TV will be its smallest yet

Samsung’s pricey MicroLED line is about to get more affordable, but it certainly won't be cheap.

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Overclock at your own risk: Intel axes its overclocking warranty

Intel has cancelled its Performance Tuning Protection Plan, which allowed you to replace a chip you blew up overclocking once for $35.

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Microsoft Teams hardware will join new presenter modes later this year

At Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft certifies Microsoft Teams displays, updates its Teams speaker timeline, and unveils new presenter modes.

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Microsoft still loves smart devices, rolling out Azure Percept camera, mic and services

Microsoft has announced Microsoft Azure Percept, consisting of its Percept Vision camera module and Percept Audio smart mic. They'll form the foundation for intelligent devices built by partners.

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Google beefs up Workspace with new apps, and Google Assistant

Google said Monday that it's adding capabilities to its Workspace offering, including new apps, calendar improvements, and Google Assistant support.

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Best online tax-filing software 2021: TurboTax, H&R Block, TaxAct compared

Online tax-filing programs can help you file your taxes with the IRS, easily and conveniently, and in some cases, for free.

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Tailwind iQ3 smart automatic garage controller review: Cool features, but rocky operation

This affordable opener can detect your car’s presence and automatically open your garage door, but it’s too rough around the edges to recommend.

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Asus ROG Flow X13 Review: This laptop breaks all the rules

The Asus ROG Flow X13 is the most powerful tiny laptop you can buy, thanks to its companion eGPU that adds graphics performance. This modular setup has a few compromises, but it's still a great choice for highly mobile users.

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Blower-style RTX 3090 cards are disappearing, and that's bad for prosumers

Versions of the powerful RTX 3090 with blower-style coolers are disappearing from the web, with ominous implications for prosumers who need workstations for work and play.

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Intel 670p SSD review: Faster where it matters

The Intel 670p pulls consistent, competitive performance out of its single-sided QLC, a first for the company in an NVMe SSD.

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Intel's new 670p SSD is tuned for the 'real world'

Intel's 144-layer QLC M.2 drive will push practical performance where it can outperform some TLC-based SSDs.

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How to create strong, secure passwords by learning how to crack them

Learn why strong, secure paswords matter by seeing how easy it is to crack passwords with a common tool. Longer, more complex passwords are best, and you'll see why.