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For the First Time in Years, Your Next PC Will Be Amazing

By Kyle Wagner on at

By now you're maybe sick of hearing about ultrabooks, the best chance Windows rigs have to catch up to Apple laptops in design, usability, build quality, and general good-and-wantable-product-ness. Don't be. This isn't the inevitable, dreary sameness that's made PCs so boring for the last decade. In fact, it's the opposite.


The Best Booth at CES

By Roberto Baldwin on at

Samsung doesn't build a booth at CES. They build a small town. A small town with knowledgeable citizens and a beautiful Main Street. Really, the kind of place you want to take your family to for the summer. And they do it Every. Single. Year.

The New Windows 8 First Touch: This Is Windows?

By Matt Buchanan on at

It doesn't sound like particularly shimmery compliment, but the best thing that I can say about Microsoft's Metro UI is that after over a year of using it in various iterations, it still feels new. Not like never-breached-my-eyeballs-before new, but new as in the promise of something better, something from the future. But it's here, and I'm touching it with Windows 8. And it's going to redefine how like a bajillion people are going to use their computer over the next couple of years.


Fever Dream of a Guilt-Ridden Gadget Reporter

By Mat Honan on at

I trudge past several million quid's worth of 3DTVs, looking for a good place to take a shit. The toilets are all filthy. CES attendees are overwhlemingly men. Men are filthy, especially when they've been drinking too much coffee and eating Vegas buffets.