4TB SSDs, CrossFire/SLI cross compatibility, and more!
For as much as technology has evolved over the years, there’s still plenty of things we still want. Where are our stock 4GHz Intel processors? Where are massive 4TB SSDs? *Sigh* A tech enthusiast can dream, we suppose.
We'd like to take a moment to apologize to the nation's economists: We're sorry, fellas, for the damage we're about to do to the GDP.
That's right, it's time again for us to share our very favorite browser games—the most fun, addictive, challenging free diversions we've found online. And we're not going to waste your time with games you've played a hundred times before; these are all games from the past year, and they're the cream of the crop.
Not to disparage last year's list of HTML 5 games, or the previous year's list of 22 flash games, but we really think we've outdone ourselves this time. These are weapons-grade timewasters. So go ahead, read on—if you can afford to lose the rest of your afternoon.
How big is the Internet, to you? No, we don’t want to hear about all the billions of pages indexed by Google. We’re talking about your Internet—the set of sites that you’re aware of, that you might actually visit. If you’re like most people, it’s actually pretty small. Even if you spend a lot of time online, you’re still missing out on tons of great content.
That’s why we compile our annual list of websites. Not because we think that we’ve found the 72 best websites in the world, but because we know that the Internet is too huge for one person to explore by him- or herself, and that it is always growing. We do it because we know that everyone could use a yearly dose of fun, useful, and interesting new sites to add to their browsing repertoire. On the following pages we present 72 of our favorite new or unknown destinations on the Internet. Just don’t blame us if you find you’re spending more time than ever in front of your screen!
There are several practices that distinguish true power users from common folk.System building is one. Component benchmarking certainly applies. As does religious parts swapping. And then, of course, there’s hardware hacking. Hacking, more than anything else, exemplifies our ongoing quest for more—more performance, more functionality, more power—because we’re wringing this extra goodness from gear we already own, using crafty methods and occasionally pushing the bounds of practicality in the process; sometimes just for the heck (or should we say hack?) of it.
We know that GPUs and CPUs often have features disabled or dialed back in order to fit a price point. We’ll show you some nifty ways to access their hidden capabilities, as well as some fixes for inherent flaws. We also know that our gear can be made to do more than it was intended to with the help of third-party software, as you’ll discover in our webcam and Roku projects. And if you want to make your smartphone smarter, increase your Wi-Fi router’s range, or RAID your SSDs, we’ll turn you on to those tricks, too.
The Force has long been with fans of the Star Wars movies. To celebrate the launch of the series’ second massively multiplayer online game, we’re recapping the top ten titles that had the biggest impact on the Star Wars genre at large. And, no, you don’t have to let the Wookiee win in these if you don’t want to.
Read on for our list of the 10 best Star Wars games of all time!
One of the biggest trends in gaming over the last half-decade has been the rise of the free to play (F2P) online business model. You might have heard it called “freemium,” or the pejorative “pay to win,” but whatever you call it, it’s here to stay.
You may not have heard of all the free to play games coming out recently (they don’t tend to have the same marketing budget as your Battlefields and Call of Dutys) but you should probably be paying a little more attention. Sure, some of them are a little shallow, or unfair to non-paying customers, but there are F2P games in every genre, and a lot of them are top notch.
So why pay to play? Read on for our list of 30 top-notch free online games. For each game, we'll tell you what you get for free and what costs money, so you never get surprised.
A month or two back, we posted our list of 30 amazing apps under 2MB. We thought it was a pretty fun concept, and apparently you guys agreed, because we got some great feedback, and some excellent suggestions. Our first list was far from complete, of course, so we decided to do some more investigating, and found 20 more great apps. They're all free, all easy to download, and all great at what they do. Read on, and hit the comments if we've still missed any of your favorites.
Still a year or more from final release, the next version of Windows has been making its fair share of appearances on leak sites in recent months. Codenamed Windows Next, the OS release we’ve come to know as Windows 8 will look much like its recent predecessors on the surface, but looks to be getting a serious revamp from the kernel up.
Recently leaked builds show that Windows 8 will be a very different OS from its forebears, from the kernel to the cloud. ARM processor support, mobile-device optimization, and system-wide menu tweaks abound. There are still a lot of things we don't know about the next OS from Microsoft, but the number of things we can say for sure is growing. Read on for our list of 7 things we know about Windows 8!
When it comes to computing, our general philosophy at Maximum PC is that bigger is better. More, speed, more memory, more power--as far as hardware goes, there's no such things as excess. Software, though... Software's a little different. Big, feature-packed utilities and applications are great, but we prefer apps that show a little restraint.
That's why we've put together a list of 30 apps that kick ass without taking up a lot of space. Every program in this list can be downloaded for free, and takes up less than 2 megabytes of space. Read on for more!