Windows 365: Five key differences from Windows Home and Pro

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Microsoft released Windows 365 business pricing this week, telling us a little more about what Microsoft’s “PC in the cloud” will cost. Right now, this cloud-based version of Windows is an enterprise product, but it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that a version of Windows 365 will eventually land in consumer PCs. But what […]

The best movies and shows on Disney+ right now

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If you don’t already have a subscription to Disney+, one or more of the service’s three pillars—Star Wars, Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Pixar—will likely be the catalyst for signing up. Or you have kids. (Skip to this section for details about how much the service costs.) The Mandalorian was incredible, there’s no slowing down the […]

Why California isn’t banning gaming PCs (yet)

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Have you heard? California just banned gaming PCs! Yes, they took your job and now they’re taking your gaming PC too!!! (more exclamation marks indicate more outrage). Well, that’s what you’d think if you read a headline that screamed: “Several US states are banning gaming PCs” or “High-end gaming PCs banned in six US states after […]

AMD’s chip supply will remain tight through 2021

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AMD’s chief executive said Tuesday that she expects the supply of AMD’s chips to be “tight” throughout the remainder of the year, but are expected to ease up in 2022. Dr. Lisa Su, speaking during AMD’s second-quarter earnings call, also said that AMD is working with its own supply chain partners—makers of semiconductor manufacturing equipment—to […]

Intel warns of impending CPU shortages, but says it won’t raise prices

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Intel executives say that the company will be unable to supply enough processors to meet PC demand, as the factors driving ongoing chip shortages affect it, too. But surprisingly there’s some good news as well. Intel said it will probably eat the resulting increase in prices, at least where PC companies are concerned. “We remain […]

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 […]

Pirate gamers, beware: This malware targets you

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In 2021, crime doesn’t pay if you can’t be found on Google. That’s apparently what the creators of the new MosaicLoader family of malware discovered. PC security company Bitdefender recently published a whitepaper detailing the new malicious software that lures users to download it via paid ads…for pirated games. Bitdefender says MosaicLoader is delivered through […]

Watch PCWorld try out AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution in Godfall

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Head over to PCWorld’s YouTube channel to watch us try out Godfall using AMD’s new upscaling tech, called FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR). Brad goes in-depth on the ins and outs of FidelityFX Super Resolution in a recent article, but we wanted to use it for ourselves. At a high level, FSR lets a graphics card render games internally […]

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