Huawei MateBook X Pro review

Huawei is huge. It’s larger by revenue than Dell or HP, the giants of computing in North America, and employs more people than both those competitors. You likely didn’t know that, of course. Gaining traction in the U.S. and Canada for further growth hasn’t been easy. Just look at the company’s cancelled smartphone partnership with […]


‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ review

There might not be a better superhero for an open-world game than Spider-Man. Spidey brings two key elements that work extremely well for games — his job as a city-spanning crime fighter who tangles with both two-bit hoods and murder-happy supervillains; and his fast, agile movement. In Marvel’s Spider-Man, working through the story, zipping around […]


Wreck-It Ralph 2 review: Everything we wish Ready Player One had been

Enlarge / "Ralph, I’m telling you, there’s no porn in Disney’s version of the 3D-cartoon Internet." "Don’t give up yet, Vanellope! Look, I think that’s John Lasseter over there. Maybe he can help." (Not an actual film quote.) Disney Disney’s tech-skewering 3D-animation series, Wreck-It Ralph, leans into a misleading subtitle for its first motion-picture sequel: […]

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Review: Intel’s 9th Gen Core i9 9900K processor hits 5GHz—just at a price

Intel’s 9th generation Core i9 CPU. Richard Baguley Another view of Intel’s 9th generation Core i9 CPU. Richard Baguley Let’s be honest here: modern processors aren’t exciting. Speed bumps no longer thrill us, and we’ve become blasé about adding more cores. But we are living in a time when computers casually offer amounts of processing […]


Sony A7 III review

When it introduced the third-generation A7, Sony said the mirrorless camera would redefine what it meant to be the “basic” model — a promise that has largely been kept. The A7 has always been the entry point to Sony’s full-frame line, along with the higher-end A7R and A7S, and thus lacking some features. The A7 […]


Battlefield V review

Battlefield 1 helped reestablish the DICE shooter franchise as the king of large-scale combat, with its multi-day Grand Operations mode and emotional single-player War Stories offering experiences you couldn’t get anywhere else. It’s unsurprising that the studio and publisher Electronic Arts opted to take a similar approach with Battlefield V, which moves the action back […]