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Microsoft is shutting down its free upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 January 16

Microsoft phased out support for Windows 8.1 last week, making the upgrade to Windows 10 a more urgent choice. The last remaining free upgrade path, the so-called assistive technology loophole, is closing soon.

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Nest Cam IQ Outdoor review: Nest's upgraded outdoor security camera is a winner

Nest follows the blueprint of the Nest Cam IQ indoor camera with its second outdoor model.

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iHome iAVS16B review: This smart bedside clock radio gets Alexa in the mix

Though it has some growing to do, iHome + Alexa make for an impressive couple.

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Here's how much the Meltdown and Spectre fix hurt my Surface Book performance

I just patched the Surface Book with the Meltdown and Spectre patches. Here's how much it hurt.

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Avira Antivirus Pro review: Great performance, but the free version is probably sufficient

Avira Antivirus Pro is great for detecting viruses and offers minimal impact on your PC's performance. Still, you don't get that much for $45 per year compared to the free version.

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The Full Nerd episode 38: Kaby Lake G, Zen+, and the best of CES

In this episode of the Full Nerd, we talk Kaby Lake G, AMD's Ryzen roadmap, Nvidia's BFGD, and all of the craziest PC hardware to come out of CES.

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This week in games: Big Destiny 2 changes revealed, Dark Souls finally gets a proper PC port

Plus: Cyberpunk 2077 shows signs of life, Creative Assembly announces Total War: Three Kingdoms, and Stellaris adds Death Stars. This is gaming news for January 8 through 12.

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The best SSDs of 2018

The best SSDs can supercharge your PC. We review our picks for the best SSDs, and what to look for in an SSD.

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Aukey is selling its 12,000mAh power bank for $12 right now

Normally $26, this portable charger can charge most phones up to three times.

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CES was surprisingly subdued for cord-cutting

For cord-cutters, CES was quieter than usual, as companies like Tablo and Mohu avoided the show.

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The Samsung Galaxy X folding phone rumor just won’t die and I wish it would

Samsung has reportedly once again show off a concept of a folding phone, and once again the internet is buzzing about it. Not me though.

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MSI's GE73VR gaming laptop brings RGB lights to new places

The GE73VR brings the RGB bling to laptop lids, but MSI also wants to have the first notebook with an HDR display.

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AMD processors will get a firmware update for the Spectre CPU exploit, but it's optional

AMD will patch Ryzen, Threadripper, Epyc, and other CPU firmware to protect against Spectre CPU attacks, but unlike Intel's, they're not critical.

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How to take a screenshot on any Android phone

Once an arduous task, taking a screenshot is a snap—no pun intended—on modern Android phones. Here's how to do it on your phone.

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ESET Internet Security review: A highly rated security suite with an eye on the connected home

It's an antivirus suite with a creepy robot mascot, but it's still a great tool.