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AI to rule the world • Experts call for pause before we do something we regret
AMD TO GO HYBRID • Following in Intel’s footsteps, AMD is using multiple cores
HOW TO KILL YOUR V-CACHE CHIP • AMD’s new chip doesn’t do well at high voltages
Tech Triumphs and Tragedies • A monthly snapshot of what’s good and bad in tech
NEW GEFORCE CARDS THIS SPRING • Nvidia’s mid-range cards finally ready
CONGRESS VS. TIKTOK • Could it actually be banned?
Moore is no more
Steam to end Win7 support
Running a “ChatGPT-lite” on your own PC • LAST MONTH, I QUIPPED THAT we’re not yet at the point where you can run your own ChatGPT instance. While technically true, the amount of progress we’ve seen with different models and algorithms proves how short-sighted that statement was.
THE LIST • THE TOP FIVE CPU AIR COOLERS
It’s simple, Intel’s Meteor Lake is a mobile chip • A DISCLOSURE. I don’t just enjoy the tech rumor mill, I’m involved in it. It’s fun to track upcoming chips from Nvidia and Intel as they progress from mere whisper to retail reality. But as a journalist, you’re only as good as your next rumor, which is why things can get a bit silly sometimes.
DOCTOR • THIS MONTH THE DOCTOR TACKLES…
BUILD A $942 GAMING PC • We dive into the Intel dimension to see if you can game on a budget at 1080p with the company’s latest CPU and GPU offerings
THE ALL-INTEL BUDGET MACHINE
MAKE THE SWITCH FROM WINDOWS TO THE MOST POPULAR LINUX DISTRIBUTION AROUND! • Discover the best features of Ubuntu’s default software, the best FOSS apps for you to download from the Software Centre, and then go beyond the Unity interface.
A GREAT ALL INTEL STARTING POINT?
A QUICK BIOS UPDATE OVERVIEW • BASICALLY JUST THE INPUT/OUTPUT SYSTEM. NO LITERALLY, IT IS
THE FLAT PANEL PIPELINE • Jeremy Laird investigates flat panel technology and lifts the lid on what you can expect in the near and not-so-near future
THE ULTIMATE DISPLAY TECH • MICROLED HAS JUST ONE PROBLEM…
FLAT PANEL PROGNOSTICATION • WHAT’S NEXT FOR PC MONITORS?
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THE DEFINITIVE WINDOWS REINSTALL GUIDE • Nick Peers reveals how to give your PC the ultimate shot in the arm
UPDATE & BUILD YOUR OWN CLONEAPP PLUGINS
PARTITION YOUR HARD DRIVE
RESTORE FILES AND SETTINGS FROM YOUR FAIL-SAFE BACKUP
VIDEO ENCODING SHOWDOWN • How to use the latest GPUs to boost your livestreaming video quality
CPU architectures what’s the difference and why it matters • Apple, AMD, and Intel all take different approaches to building CPUs. Darien Graham-Smith explains why
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
TAKE YOUR LINUX KNOWLEDGE FURTHER • Enhance your knowledge with in-depth projects and guides
HOW TO • STEP-BY-STEP GUIDES TO IMPROVING YOUR PC
Create bulletproof backups in the cloud
Boost Windows with Microsoft PowerToys
Find and remove hidden tools
Build your own firewall in 30 mins
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