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David Murphy
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David Murphy is Lifehacker's Senior Technology Editor. He has geeked out writing for The New York Times, Wirecutter, PC Magazine, Reviewed, Computer Shopper, and PCWorld. www.thedavidmurphy.com
Oct 23
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I got a chaturbate pop-up ad, but not any kind of new tab interaction. (Run on Chrome w/ no adblockers)

Oct 14
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Until it’s actually been put through its paces by reviewers, I wouldn’t buy a router sight-unseen. It might have more features on paper, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it delivers better performance at a longer distance.

Oct 14
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Well, ads are happening whether you’re looking at slideshows, looking at the mobile site, or looking at the desktop—that’s out of my control. All I can do is present my information in a reasonable way; 90% of the time that’s a full page of text. 10% of the time, that’s a slideshow. I think that’s a pretty reasonable Read more

Oct 14
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Well. Anything would be an upgrade for you, to be honest. But all the new iPhone 12s have an OLED screen, so you wouldn’t need a Pro for that.

Were I you, I’d just think really hard about the extra camera features the Pro comes with. If they’re more “nice to haves,” or “things I’d play with for a few hours then forget Read more

Oct 13
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I understand. I don’t love slideshows either, but in instances like these, I think it’s useful to display features on separate pages that you can just quickly scan through, rather than a wall of like, 2,000 words of text. Read more

Oct 13
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Completely depends on the TV, to be honest. I’d google what rtings has to say about your set (or a similarly sized one), or at least what some of the top reviewers did when reviewing their TVs, so you can emulate that. That usually gives me a good idea of settings to tweak/enable/disable for the cleanest, most “pure” p Read more

Oct 13
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I understand. I’m not a huge fan of slideshows, but I do think they work in instances like this — where I can feature one item on a page at a time, without forcing you to scroll through 2,000+ words and a ton of images all broken up by a ton of ads. Read more

Oct 13
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Please see: “A note before we begin: These are products I find compelling based on my 15-year history of building desktops and my zeal for researching upgrades that will enhance my geeky life. What you chose to purchase, if anything, is your business.” Read more

Sep 30
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Yep! I edited that in a version of the piece that must not have saved. Sigh. Get those extra 2GB.

Sep 22
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Agreed. It’s not an ideal implementation, but it’s the best we have (for now)

Sep 11
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Same. That’s really the deal-breaker for me. G-Sync is just such a better implementation than FreeSync.

Sep 3
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Haha. My rec would have been... Unifi gear, which has a bit more firepower than consumer-grade stuff (I feel). Barring that, the Archer A7 is good and cheap. The A20 gives you a bit more oomph, but 2x the price.

Sep 2
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Same. I just *finally* got rid of some 3TB hard drives that were around a decade old / untouched. o_o