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Remote Work Will Never Be the Same: And That's a Good Thing
Pivot is a word you hear a lot in business, and in particular, in the tech industry. The thing with pivoting, though, is that if you do it enough, you find yourself back where you began. The founding myths of Silicon Valley are regularly based in gar
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10 Cheap and Easy Ways to Level Up Your Home Office
Are you working from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic? Not knowing how long your remote-work situation will last might leave you wondering how much effort you should put into creating a nice home office. Before you sink too much time, work, and
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How to Work From Home Securely
When you step into your office or cubicle and sit down to work at a company-owned computer, you shouldn’t have to worry much about security. That’s what the IT department is for, right? But these days, things are not so simple. If you’re one of the m
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2020: The Year of the Staycation
Summer is almost here, and we know what that means: Time to start thinking about taking some of those hard-earned days off, getting out into the beautiful weather, and hitting the open road… Oh, wait. Not this year. We had originally planned to fill
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15 Affordable Small Towns in the US With Fast Internet
Millions of Americans have been working from home during the COVID-19 crisis. And plenty of tech and knowledge-industry workers are looking around their tiny apartments in tech-hub cities and asking themselves: Could I do bigger and better than this?
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Coworking Communities Chart a New Path During COVID-19
A year ago, PCMag interviewed Pauline Roussel and Dimitar Inchev, co-founders of Coworkies, an online job forum, advice site community builder, and all-round knowledge base for the free agent. In April 2019, the pair were working on their book, Aroun
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COVID-19 Creates Soaring Demand for PCs
The coronavirus and the ensuing need to work from home is creating skyrocketing demand for PCs, according to research firms. Canalys attributes the surge to businesses upgrading their workforces with new laptops and IT equipment. At the same time, pa
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How to Turn Your Smartphone Into a Wireless Webcam
If you’re stuck inside and want some human interaction, a little video-chatting can help. But while most laptops come with built-in webcams, desktops do not, and laptop cameras can break at any time. Because of the rising demand for video conferencin
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5 Ways AMD Is Beating Intel in Desktop CPUs
In April, Intel announced the launch of its new set of mainstream-focused desktop processors, the 10th Generation “Comet Lake-S” chips, which are set to go head-to-head with AMD’s similarly positioned “Zen 2” line of Ryzen CPUs. This announcement fro
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Give Your Eyes a Break: How to Choose the Right Blue Light Glasses
As we’ve been spending more time at home staring at screens, we’re becoming increasingly vulnerable to eye strain. You’ve probably already heard of blue light and how it can hurt your eyes and affect your sleep, and maybe a pair of blue-light-blockin
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Nvidia Previews Ampere Architecture With A100 Data Center Graphics Card
How Nvidia’s Ampere architecture will improve the company’s gaming graphics cards remains a mystery. But in May, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang talked up how the technology will supercharge the company’s enterprise GPUs. The Ampere architecture will first e
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How to Take Better Breaks to Boost Your Productivity
You’ll never be the best you can be if you aim to be 100 percent productive all the time. It’s impossible to work nonstop without paying a price: a decrease in quality, output, or safety. We all need to take breaks. If you’ve recently found yourself
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Politicians Are Making Things Easy for COVID-19 Scammers
The coronavirus outbreak has affected millions of Americans. Most of us are stuck at home; others are on the front lines pushing back against the outbreak. It’s a time of enormous uncertainty, and it’s only helping the bad guys that our politicians a
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PC Gamers Prioritize High-End Graphics and… Back Support
The personal computer is arguably the most powerful gaming platform, considering how customizable a PC’s setup can be. To get a handle on exactly what PC gamers prioritize, PCMag surveyed 23,696 people, ages 18 to 54, from March 23 to April 5, 2020 (
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Do You Really Need to Buy an Antivirus App or a VPN Anymore?
Rich people don’t get rich by wasting money. So why spend money purchasing antivirus protection for your devices? Is that a waste of money? Overall, the answer is no—it’s money well spent. Depending on your operating system, adding antivirus protecti
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Garmin Vivoactive 4: Best High-End Fitness Tracker
If you’re looking for a fitness tracker that really balances form and function, the Garmin Vivoactive 4 should be at the top of your list. This feature-rich GPS fitness tracker-smartwatch hybrid boasts a stylish design, more than 20 preloaded sports
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TCL 10 Pro: Best Midrange Android Phone
When you hear TCL, you probably think of TVs; but the company is no stranger to making smartphones. TCL is behind some of the latest BlackBerry releases, as well as hundreds of other white-label phones for carriers across the globe. If the TCL 10 Pro
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Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch (2020): Gets the Basics Right
A controversial keyboard once present on every Apple laptop is now a thing of the past. The new-for-2020 13-inch MacBook Pro was the last Mac notebook waiting to be updated with the new Magic Keyboard, following its introduction on the 16-inch MacBoo
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Dell Inspiron 14 7000 (7490): Ultraportable Excellence
Dell’s Inspiron laptops are positioned below its higher-quality, more powerful XPS series, but you’d never know it judging by the Inspiron 14 7000. The new 7000 (specifically, model 7490) boasts a magnesium-alloy chassis that’s virtually as thin, lig
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Vegas Movie Studio Platinum Review: Maybe Too Pro
Editing power has never been in short supply with Vegas Movie Studio. Instead, usability has long been the main problem for this software, which appears more like a modified pro-level video-editing program than a consumer one. The latest version incl
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ExpressVPN: Great for Travelers
If you’re ever concerned about who might be peeping over your virtual shoulder, then consider a virtual private network (VPN). An excellent entrant in the field of consumer VPNs, ExpressVPN has a wide distribution of servers across the globe, ensurin
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The New iPhone SE Is the Ideal Phone for the COVID-19 Year
Economies worldwide are crashing. Unemployment claims are at record highs. Retail sales are showing the “steepest drop on record,” according to The New York Times. Into this newly shaky economy comes the second-generation Apple iPhone SE, a $399 brea
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How Much Electricity Does Your PC Consume?
We all know we should put our computers to sleep when we’re not using them, but it’s easy to get lazy and leave them on all day long. How much money are you actually wasting in electricity, though, by doing that? I decided to find out. The cost of ru
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Working From Home? Don’t View Porn on Your Corporate VPN
Are you working from home because of COVID-19? I sure am. As I write this, I am sitting in my palatial Manhattan estate, dog at my feet, partner across the room (also working from home), and several computers running Folding@Home because I need to do
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Online Communication Platforms See Record Rise Since Quarantine Began
Since the world went into quarantine, many people are now relying on online communication tools to stay connected with friends, family, and coworkers. Many apps out there are being used to socialize and even to date, but have you wondered which platf
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Nintendo Switch’s Ring Fit and Animal Crossing Soothe My Quarantined Body and Soul
Most of us are stuck inside for the foreseeable future. Not only are we all figuring how to work from home but also to entertain ourselves at home. A Zoom call can be a chance to chat it up with friends, not just to get instructions from your boss. A
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Apple iPad Pro (2020): Mouse and Trackpad Support
The new Apple iPad Pro isn’t a major improvement over the 2018 model, but there’s been a big change in the iPad experience since then: mouse and trackpad support. That vaults the tablet into working a lot more like a computer than it previously did.
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