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Flight Simulator’s performance update arrives

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Microsoft released its groundbreaking Flight Simulator for its Xbox Series X and S on Tuesday, but PC gamers have a real treat as well: The significant performance upgrade Microsoft and Asobo Studios teased is now live.  In early July, Asobo said that it had rewritten the game’s code to double the frame rate and significantly reduce […]

T-Mobile 5G home internet: Hands-on

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T-Mobile’s new 5G home broadband gateway/wireless router matters for one big reason: It’s an alternative to the cable monopolies that dominate most major markets in the United States. Whether it’s a better option than cable is, unfortunately, a question we can’t objectively answer, for two reasons. First, what T-Mobile officially calls its T-Mobile High Speed Internet […]

Elgato FaceCam review: Truly made for streamers

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The FaceCam is a $200 webcam from Elgato aimed at the gaming/streaming crowd—and it’s a unique first foray into the crowded camera business. Why would anyone spend so much on a webcam? The streaming business is booming. You could easily drop thousands of dollars on a mirrorless camera setup for professional-looking stream, but this webcam […]

Net neutrality, right to repair, broadband: Biden’s order explained

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President Joe Biden issued a sweeping executive order on Friday that encourages government agencies to begin enacting reforms across the tech spectrum, including re-enacting net neutrality, enforcing broadband competition, enacting “right-to-repair” laws, and more.  According to a fact sheet released by the White House, several aspects of the order will directly affect consumers and how […]

Lian Li announces the Lancool III during its Digital Expo 2.0 event

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The Lian Li Lancool II earned near universal praise at its launch—at $90, it was an affordable, beautiful mesh case with good airflow. Now less than a year later, the company has unveiled the Lancool II’s apparent successor with a YouTube reveal on Monday, during its 2021 Digital Expo 2.0. The Lancool III takes much […]

Microsoft won’t allow Windows 11 on many older Surface devices

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About half of Microsoft’s Surface lineup will be ineligible to upgrade to Windows 11, the company confirmed Thursday after announcing the new operating system. When PCWorld asked which Surface devices would be eligible for Windows 11, a Microsoft representative responded via email with the names of just five legacy devices, as well as the most […]

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