LastPass vs. KeePass: What's the Best Online Password Management?

For years, we’ve been touting the virtues of KeePass Password Safe, a free open-source program for storing all your website passwords and associated notes behind a single master password. And to synch KeePass across multiple machines, we’ve been recommending that readers store the encrypted database on Dropbox.… » 10/27/13 9:43am 10/27/13 9:43am

How to Set Up a PC, the Right Way

All expecting parents have read What to Expect When You’re Expecting, because when that little bundle of joy drops out of mommy, you'd better be ready with lots of paper towels and a whole lot of specialized knowledge about what to do from that moment forward. Though it’s not quite as messy (or scary), setting up a… » 7/13/13 12:00pm 7/13/13 12:00pm

Intel Haswell Review: Can a Laptop CPU Keep Enthusiasts Happy?

Faster hardware shouldn’t be this somber. Yet we can’t help but furrow our brow in concern over Intel’s fourth-generation Core i7 CPU, Haswell. Yes, in typical Intel fashion, it’s a tour de force of technical achievement and features that’s the envy of the free world. It’s also, by the way, quite fast. » 6/04/13 3:14pm 6/04/13 3:14pm

Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan: A Massive GPU That Might Be Unbeatable

Today Nvidia is pulling the wraps off the GK110-based GeForce GTX Titan, a single-GPU card that is expected to easily capture the title of Baddest Ass GPU in the world when benchmarks are released this Thursday, February 21st. The Titan is Nvidia's "Big Kepler" GPU, and has double the transistors and almost double the… » 2/19/13 9:16am 2/19/13 9:16am

The Best SSD: Corsair Neutron GTX 256GB vs. Samsung 840 Pro 256GB

The pace of development in the SSD world is staggeringly awesome, as each generation of SSD controllers has delivered substantial increases in performance and reliability, while at the same time we've seen flash prices drop like a stone. It's a great time to be storing and accessing data, for sure, but we've also seen… » 9/26/12 10:17am 9/26/12 10:17am

How Bad Do We Really Have it? Bandwidth Caps Around the World

Remember the days when unlimited Internet connections were just that? Unlimited? I'm not talking about a generational gap here—it seems like but a few years ago, that $40, or $60, or $80 you shuffled away to your favorite Internet service provider each month got you true unlimited Internet. You could download Linux… » 6/17/11 1:40pm 6/17/11 1:40pm

The 20 Best Google Labs Add-Ons For Gmail

The best thing about Google is that its employees have all the time in the world-or at least, a Google-bestowed chunk of hours-to devote to various side projects. You might recognize some of these. Like, say, Gmail. » 5/12/11 6:00pm 5/12/11 6:00pm

The most important part of email is being able to express your raw, inner turmoil through the…

Not Dead Yet: The Ultimate Guide to RSS in 2011

RSS is dead, they say! They, being all of you who now get your news, information, and various social updates from one of the many online platforms you subscribe to. But let it be said that all the Twitters, Facebooks, and Reddits in the world can't put a stake through the heart of the undying Really Simple… » 4/13/11 5:00pm 4/13/11 5:00pm