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Monica J. White

Monica J. White

Computing Writer

Monica is a UK-based freelance writer and self-proclaimed geek. A firm believer in the "PC building is just like expensive Legos" philosophy, Monica loves to play around with different builds - if not in reality, then at least on one of her several wishlists. If she's not currently neck-deep in Google Docs or elbow-deep in her PC case, she's most likely spending the day gaming or hanging out with her dog.


A hacker typing on an Apple MacBook laptop while holding a phone. Both devices show code on their screens.

AMD and Apple face a dangerous new security flaw

Researchers just discovered a new vulnerability that allows hackers to steal data and affects Apple, AMD, and Qualcomm.
RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT on a pink background.

Here’s how AMD counters Nvidia’s big RTX Super launch

Although Nvidia's RTX 4070 Super is out today, AMD is not staying dormant. It decided to strike back against Nvidia with a major price cut.
Two intel Arc graphics cards on a pink background.

Intel may already be conceding its fight against Nvidia

Rumor has it that Nvidia might soon be the sole maker of high-end GPUs, as Intel may be about to throw in the towel.
Three graphics cards on a gray background.

The best GPUs of all time, from 1996 to now

These days, the list of the best graphics card shuffles every couple of years. But what are the landmark GPUs that got us to where we are today?
A laptop screen shows the home page for ChatGPT, OpenAI's artificial intelligence chatbot.

This one image breaks ChatGPT each and every time

ChatGPT can handle all sorts of images, but this particular image is just too much.
Michelle Johnston Holthaus holding an Intel Core Ultra CPU.

Nvidia vs. AMD vs. Intel: Who’s the winner of CES 2024?

Nvidia, AMD, and Intel all presented their fair share of new products during CES 2024. Which tech giant comes out on top?
Intel Arc A580 graphics card on a pink background.

Intel’s forgotten GPUs are still happening

Intel kept quiet about its next-gen discrete graphics cards, but apparently, Arc Battlemage is alive and well.
Over the shoulder view of a person using a Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop.

What is CPU usage, and how to fix high CPU usage

If your PC has slowed down, high CPU usage may be the cause. In this guide, we will show you how to check your CPU usage and how to fix it when it's too high.
Intel Core i5-14600K processor inside its socket.

Intel’s CPUs just got way more confusing

Intel has just unveiled a slew of new processors, including mobile and desktop options, at CES 2024. Here's what we know about them.
Nvidia RTX 4080 Super, RTX 4070 Ti Super, and RTX 4070 Super over a dark background.

RTX 4080 Super vs. RTX 4070 Ti Super vs. RTX 4070 Super: Nvidia’s new GPUs, compared

How do the RTX 4080 Super, RTX 4070 Ti Super, and RTX 4070 Super stack up against each other? Check out their specs, performance, price, and more.
AMD announcing AMD Ryzen 8000G.

AMD’s new CPUs let you play Cyberpunk without a graphics card

AMD has just announced its latest desktop APUs, dubbed the Ryzen 8000G. Are these processors sufficient for gamers?
The MSI Claw gaming handheld over a colorful background.

Why MSI’s leaked gaming handheld might crush its competitors

A new leak shows us everything we need to know about MSI's new gaming handheld. Will it beat the competition?
The Copilot key shown on a white keyboard.

For the first time in 30 years, your keyboard is about to be changed

Microsoft is bringing a major change to the keyboard we've all grown used to, and it's closer than you might think.
RTX 4070 seen from the side.

Nvidia RTX 50-series graphics cards: news, release date, price, and more

Nvidia's upcoming RTX 50-series graphics cards are undoubtedly going to rival some of the best GPUs. Here's what we know about them.
Intel's 14900K CPU socketed in a motherboard.

Intel may be ready to launch a new monster CPU

A leaked image tells us that Intel may have a new desktop CPU in the works, and it's going to be the best CPU to date.
The cable management in the back chamber of the CLX Scarab.

A starter’s guide to PC cable management that won’t intimidate you

If the cabling in your PC is a bit of a mess, now is the time to get it sorted. Here's why you should and how you can do it.
A top-down view of the Mac Mini.

The easy way to choose between the Mac Studio and Mac mini

Does the M2 Mac mini render the Mac Studio obsolete? Let's explore the inner workings of these two Apple mini PCs and pick a winner.
Ports on the Surface Laptop Studio 2.

How I fixed my annoying, overheating laptop

My laptop was a hot mess, but I managed to make it a lot better. Here's what you should do to keep your laptop from overheating.
A building with the Xfinity logo on it.

Use Comcast for internet? Your personal data may have been hacked

If you're a Comcast customer, your data may have been compromised, including sensitive personal information.
A cracked PCB on an RTX 4090.

Great, now GPUs are cracking

A whopping 19 Nvidia RTX 4090 graphics cards were just sent in for repair, and most of them couldn't be fixed. Is this another issue with Nvidia's top GPU?
a PC case with RGB lighting inside.

5 ways to take your PC from boring to beautiful

Performance is one thing, but what about aesthetic? Here are a few things you can to do make your PC look as great as it runs.
The RTX 4070 graphics card on a pink background.

GPUs are cheap right now, but don’t be tempted just yet

GPU prices are pretty sweet right now, but you're most likely better off waiting if you're in the market for an Nvidia GPU.
Dell's CAMM laptop RAM module.

A revolution in laptop RAM is upon us

A new, very promising RAM standard just got approved by JEDEC. What does that mean for the future of laptops?
The Hyte Y60 with an RTX 4090 installed.

After this year, I finally understand why people buy prebuilt gaming PCs

I love PC building, but even I can't deny that it's now harder than ever to build a good gaming PC.
RTX 4090.

Nvidia and AMD GPUs work together better than you might think

There's AMD and there's Nvidia, but what if you put them together and use them in the same PC? Insane performance, apparently.
The Dell XPS laptop seen from behind, with the chassis half open.

Why the most powerful laptops of 2024 might not use Intel’s latest chips

Intel's upcoming Core Ultra Meteor Lake processors are just around the corner, but you won't find them in some of the best laptops.
The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX graphics card.

What AMD needs to do to beat Nvidia in 2024

AMD and Nvidia are always battling for dominance in the GPU market -- but what can AMD do to actually win the fight?
Google Drive in Chrome on a MacBook.

Watch out: Google Drive may have lost months of data

Cloud storage is often thought to be one of the safest options for backing up your data, but users are reporting issues with Google Drive.
Two RTX 4070 graphics cards sitting side by side.

Nvidia’s GPU lineup is about to get completely reshuffled

Nvidia's upcoming RTX 40 Super refresh may bring several new GPUs, but what happens to their older versions?
MacBook Pro laptops.

There are two sizes of MacBook Pros. Here’s the one you should buy

The new M2 16-inch MacBook Pro and the 14-inch MacBook Pro are Apple's latest notebooks. In this guide, we will compare them.
Gigabyte Aorus P1200W power supply.

Everything you need to know about buying a power supply for your PC

The power supply is a crucial component in your PC, but it can be a little confusing. Here's how to pick the best one for your needs.
Intel's 14900K CPU socketed in a motherboard.

Upgrade your PC or start from scratch? Here’s our definitive guide on the question

If your PC isn't cutting it anymore, it might be time to upgrade. But should you start from scratch or replace certain components? Let's find out.
Upcoming Nvidia RTX 40-series laptops over a black and green background.

Don’t wait for new GPUs. It’s safe to buy a gaming laptop now

Nvidia is rumored to soon be releasing new graphics cards, but should laptop users wait for them?
Someone holding the Ryzen 7 5800X3D in a red light.

AMD is valiantly keeping its word to gamers

A new leak suggests that the AM4 platform may not be dead at all, and that new 3D V-Cache chips are on the horizon.