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Killer gifts every PC gamer will want

News flash: Gamers want more than Shasta cola and a Rush mix tape. These five killer gifts will make any PC gamer gush

Six great gifts for the nerdiest nerds you know

You can't go wrong with Star Trek, Star Wars, or a toolkit with spudgers galore. Check out our top picks, sure to please any super-nerd.


Hands-on with HP's tough little Elite X2: This Surface clone means business

Go ahead: Drop it on the floor. Sit on the kickstand. HP's Elite X2 is the one Surface clone that's repairable.

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A primer in Profile Manager

Built into OS X Server, Profile Manager is used to manage the devices in your business or organization.

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The Week in Mac Accessories: Built to protect

This week's roundup includes accessories that protect your Mac—and its data—from drops, fire, and water. Read on!

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Thunderbolt 2 docks roundup: The easy way to connect to your Mac laptop

When your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air does equal duty on your desk and on the road, a Thunderbolt dock is a convenient device to have.

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Sonnet Echo 15+ Thunderbolt 2 Dock review: A big box of connectivity

This big box isn't like your typical Thunderbolt 2 dock.

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Beware bad USB-C cables, Google engineer warns—while naming names

Non-compliant USB-C cables could damage your gear, Google engineer warns.

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Spec showdown: Surface Book vs. MacBook Pro, from cheapest to priciest

If there was any doubt which product Microsoft was gunning for, the spec sheet makes it abundantly clear.

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Report: Apple will replace Retina MacBook Pro screens with bad coating

Has the anti-reflective coating on your Retina MacBook Pro taken a beating for no good reason? If so, Apple is reportedly offering a free fix.

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Force Touch on the Mac needs a little more oomph

Apple's Magic Trackpad 2 reveals how poorly implemented Force Touch is in OS X, at least so far.

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Turns out: Apple offers prorated AppleCare refunds

Did you know you can get a partial refund from unused portions of AppleCare and AppleCare+? Neither did we.

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12 extreme, obscenely expensive laptop bags

All laptop bags are not created equally … and some cost a lot more than others. These 12 lavish notebook satchels may not be in your price range (unless you're a Saudi prince) but they're sure to inspire envy, confusion, disdain, or some odd combination of these emotions.

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El Capitan beta code hints at new Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, Magic Trackpad 2

Apple could launch new accessories alongside the new 4K 21.5-inch iMac model.

Microsoft Surface Book: What you need to know

The Surface Book is Microsoft's first convertible computer and will start shipping October 26, 2015 and start at $1,499.

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Why the iPad won’t replace the MacBook as my main work tool any time soon

While iOS 9 and the latest batch of iPads have some impressive productivity features, there are some things that the MacBook just does better.

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The Power Mac G5 is one of Apple's best designs

Crack open Apple's classic tower and behold the attention to detail.

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9 awesome photos of school computer labs from the 1980s

It was the golden age of personal computers. The hardware was massive—as was the impact on the computing industry.