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Matthew S. Smith

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Matthew S. Smith is a veteran technology journalist and general-purpose PC hardware nerd. His experience reporting on computers and technology kicked off with seven years of freelance work for numerous publications including PC Mag, TechHive, MacWorld, Consumer’s Digest, and MakeUseOf, among others. He spent six years guiding computer hardware and reviews coverage at Digital Trends before returning to the freelance world in 2020.

His expertise bridges the gap between consumer technology and leading-edge trends. In addition to his recent work for Reviewed, he reports on consumer technology for PC World and covers artificial intelligence for IEEE Spectrum, the magazine of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

An avid retro gamer, Matthew films video game documentaries for his YouTube channel, Computer Gaming Yesterday. He also appeared on the Digital Trends YouTube channel and hosted the publication’s computer gaming podcast, Close to the Metal. In his downtime, Matthew is a gardening enthusiast fond of hot peppers and massive heirloom tomatoes.

Articles & Reviews by Matthew S. Smith

LG gram Pro 17 (2024) Review

The LG gram Pro 17 is thin and light but undercut by the price.

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The Best PC Gaming Controllers of 2024

A great PC game controller can take your game to the next level.

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The Best Laptops of 2024

Looking for a laptop that stomps the competition? We have you covered.

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How to use the Steam Deck as a game emulator

Here's how to emulate older console games with the Valve Steam Deck.

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Is AppleCare+ worth buying for your new Apple device?

AppleCare+ plus can buy peace of mind, but it's rarely a good value.

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Best 32-inch Gaming Monitors of 2024

These are the best 32, 34, and 35-inch gaming monitors you can buy.

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Gamesir Nova and Nova Lite Review

The Gamesir Nova and Nova Lite are surprisingly good budget gamepads.

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The Best Gaming Monitors of 2024

These are the best gaming monitors for every price range.

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