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How to Watch Online Streaming Videos Offline

How do you watch Netflix on a plane? How about YouTube, or your own DVR? There are ways to watch online streaming videos offline, you just need to know the[...]

Windows 8 Tips: How To Play Back Movies & Music

While Microsoft's new Windows 8 Media Center lets you play back DVDs and Blu-rays, it won't necessarily solve all of your multimedia woes. Here are some tips.

CES 2012: Windows 8 Gaze and Lenovo’s Android ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ TV

Even before CES opens its doors on Tuesday, the show is already evidencing novel uses of new operating systems, such as Tobii's Gaze "look and tap" UI for Windows 8,[...]

Microsoft Office 365 Review

Microsoft is previewing the first home edition of its Office 365 online suite. Is Home Premium for you, or should you buy Office 13 instead? Read the full review.

Tips: Using the New Tiles in Windows 8

Windows 8's missing start button is only one change in a long list. Here are tips on how to cope with the tile-based user interface (UI) in Microsoft's latest OS.

25 Top Gadget Add-Ons for PCs, iPhones, iPads, and Android Devices

The Christmas countdown is on, but there's still time ahead for finding gadgets that will add more power, connectivity, storage, and/or fun new features to PCs and/ or mobile devices.[...]

Samsung Unveils Windows 8 ATIV Smart PC Tablet Convertibles

As part of the rollout of eight Windows 8 PC models, Samsung took the wraps off the first two entries in its new ATIV Smart PC line-up of touch tablet[...]

Nero 11 Platinum Review: From DVD Burning to Advanced Video Editing

In Nero 11 Platinum, a software package for DVD/CD disc burning and media creation, the sum of the parts is greater than the whole. Read the full review.

Netflix Watch Instantly Streaming Video Review

There are several different websites that offer online streaming of TV shows and movies, and Notebook Review is going to take a close look at several popular services, beginning with[...]

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Arrives at CES

Today Dell officially took the wraps off its first ultrabook, the Dell XPS 13. Although the XPS 13 shares some design elements with the popular XPS 14z and XPS 15z,[...]

Best Blu-ray/DVD Playback Software

PCs have been able to play back DVDs for roughly a decade but there's always been a nagging issue: playback quality. We round up the three major software applications in[...]

RSA: Five Top Internet Security Threats in 2012

Attackers in 2012 will range from criminals to "hacktivists," governments, and employees. Here are five top security threats that emerged from the RSA Conference.

Eurocom Scorpius (Clevo P370EM) Review

If extreme gaming is your thing then you can't do much better than the dual NVIDIA GeForce 680M graphics cards in this beast.

Pinnacle Studio Ultimate Collection 14 Review

Pinnacle 12 took home our 2009 Editor's Choice award for consumer video editing software. Does Pinnacle 14 live up to that reputation, or is it a pretender to the throne?[...]

Top Five PC Software Applications for School or Office

Here are five of the hottest software packages for PCs and Mac for August 2012. Categories include office suites, graphics, storage, videoconferencing and cool tools.

Netflix Watch Instantly 2010 Review

We reviewed Netflix's "watch instantly" service last year and found it to be good if a bit flawed; the question now is how has the intervening period treated it?

Any Video Converter (AVC) Ultimate Review: Cool But Quirky DVD Copying

Want to copy video from a DVD to a PC, an iPad, or another DVD? AVC Ultimate can handle this well, if you can deal with its idiosyncracies. Read the[...]

CyberLink Media Suite 10 Review

CyberLink Media Suite 10 delivers media-related PC tools for video, audio, photo and disc utilities. Is it right for you? Read the full review.

PlayLater Software Review: A PC ‘DVR’ for Netflix & Hulu?

PlayLater lets you use a PC to record streaming video from the Web and play back TV shows and movies when you want. How well does it work? Here's our[...]

Samsung’s Eight Windows 8 PCs Include Ultrabooks

Eight Windows PCs previewed by Samsung this week will include two new ultrabooks, plus new editions of the Series 3 and Series 7 notebooks updated for Windows 8.