Skip to main content
Jon Martindale

Jon Martindale

Computing Coordinator

Jon Martindale is the Evergreen Coordinator for Computing, overseeing a team of writers addressing all the latest how to guides, best-of lists, and explainers to help everyone understand the hottest new hardware and software in desktops, laptops, and on the web.

Jon also writes for Forbes, Lifewire, and Microcenter, has authored two novels, and provided back story and dialogue for a handful of games.


how to use pc monitor as tv wallmountmonitor

How to use a PC monitor as a TV

You can use a TV as a monitor, so why not a monitor as a TV? It's very straightforward to watch TV on your monitor, but there are some unique considerations.
A close up of a person's hands typing on a laptop.

How to copy and paste on Windows, Mac, and Chromebook

Here's how to copy and paste in just a few quick steps, whether you have a Windows or macOS machine, prefer using a keyboard, or would rather just use a mouse.
A close up of a MacBook Pro and its display.

How to fix a dead pixel on your monitor or smartphone

Whether it's a stuck pixel or a dead one, there are a few tricks you can try. Follow these steps and get your monitor or screen back to pristine condition.
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D installed in a motherboard.

The best motherboard for the Ryzen 7 7800X3D is cheaper than you think

The Ryzen 7 7800X3D is the best gaming CPU out there, so it deserves a great motherboard. But it doesn't need the absolute best. These ones are perfect fits.
A man sits, using a laptop running the Windows 11 operating system.

How to pin a website to the taskbar in Windows

The Windows Start Menu and its taskbar are good for programs, but pinning websites is tricky. Learn to access sites via taskbar on Chrome, Firefox, and Edge.
Lunar Lake CPU die.

Everything we know about Lunar Lake, Intel’s big next-generation chips

Intel's Lunar Lake is a mobile-first generation of energy efficient CPUs that may well launch before the end of 2024. Here's what we know so far.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 laptop, opened with a colorful wallpaper on the screen.

Best 14-inch laptops for 2024: tested and reviewed

Good 14-inch laptops offer a little more display space while still being lightweight and portable. These are the best 14-inch laptops for all sorts of needs.
Intel's 14900K CPU socketed in a motherboard.

Reviewers agree: Intel’s latest chip is truly ridiculous

Reviews on the Intel Core i9-14900KS have dropped, showing just how extreme this new chip is.
Arctic Freezer 36 mounted in a black PC.

The best budget CPU coolers you can buy for under $50

Don't spend a lot on a CPU cooler unless you really have to. These excellent budget models all come in well under $50 and can compete with some of the best.
A MacBook Pro on a desk with ChatGPT's website showing on its display.

How to jailbreak ChatGPT: get it to really do what you want

Jailbreaking ChatGPT opens it up beyond its safeguards, letting it do and say almost anything. From insults to deliberate lies, here's how to jailbreak ChatGPT.
An AMD Ryzen 7000 processor slotted into a motherboard.

AMD vs. Intel: the rivalry has never been more fierce

AMD and Intel are the two long-standing processor competitors. Which of these PC must-haves should you put in your machine? We examine both brands to find out.
Corsair ML120 Fans

The best PC fans

The best PC fans are quiet, look good, and move plenty of air. All of our favorite fans will do a great job of keeping your PC cool while staying whisper quiet.
A hand holding AMD's Ryzen 9 7950X3D processor.

I compared all of AMD’s V-cache CPUs to see which you should buy

The 7950X3D, 7900X3D and 7800X3D are arguably the most exciting CPUs of the Zen 4 generation. They're all good at gaming, but which is the best? Let's find out.
ram prices are increasing until third quarter 2017 corsair vengeance led ddr4 memory

How much RAM do you need for a laptop, gaming PC, or tablet?

How much RAM do you really need? It's a question that plagues many PC buyers, and in this guide, we break it down for tablets, laptops, and desktops.
EK Fluid Conquest PC.

Air cooling vs. liquid cooling: Which is best for your PC in 2024?

Air cooling and liquid cooling are the two main ways to keep your PC cool. But which is the best solution for your PC? Let's find out together.
DeepCool Assassin IV in a PC.

What’s the biggest CPU cooler ever made?

Out of all the massive CPU coolers that have come and gone, which was the largest? There are a lot of huge contenders, but only one giant can take the crown.
Windows 11 set up on a computer.

How to change your default browser in Windows 11

Windows 11 might want to push you to use Edge, but you probably have another favorite. Whatever it is, here's how to make it the default browser.
Cyberpunk 2077 being played on the Alienware 32 QD-OLED.

Fullscreen vs. Windowed borderless: which is best for gaming?

Fullscreen and windowed borderless are two popular screen modes for gaming, but which is best, and why? Here's why and when you should use one over the other.
Installing RAM in a desktop PC.

How to build a PC from scratch: A beginner’s guide for building your own desktop computer

Building a computer might seem intimidating, but DIY PC building can be a lot of fun, and with a little help, anyone can do it. Here's how.
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D held between fingertips.

The best cooler for the 7800X3D isn’t as powerful as you’d think

The 7800X3D is the best gaming processor in the world, not just because it's fast, but because it's efficient. Here are the best coolers to keep it chilled.
how to optimize wifi network for work from home wrt1900acs router position location direction improve signal

How to extend your Wi-Fi range with another router

Wi-Fi dead zones in the home or at work can be a real pain. But if you have an old router, you can convert it into a Wi-Fi repeater yourself. Here's how.
A hand grabbing MSI's RTX 4090 Suprim X.

The most common GPU problems and how to fix them

Every graphics card has problems some times, but do you know how to fix them? Here's a look at some of the most common GPU problems and how to set them right.
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D held between fingertips.

What’s the best CPU under $400? Here are Intel and AMD’s best options

The 7800X3D and 14700K are the best CPUs at around $400, but which is truly better? If you're a gamer, there's only one clear winner.
Intel Core i5-14600K processor inside its socket.

What’s the best $300 CPU? I compared two of the best options

The Ryzen 7 7700X and Core i5-14600K are two of the best midrange CPUs for gaming and work, but which is the best for you? Let's find out.
How to delete your YouTube account

Here’s how to delete your YouTube account on any device

If you want to learn how to delete your YouTube account, you've come to the right place. It might be a little scary, but we'll walk you through it step by step.
The bottom of the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D

What’s the best $100 CPU? I compared the two main options

The Core i3-14100F and the Ryzen 5 5600 are two excellent budget processors, but which is the fastest and most efficient? Let's take a look.
how to uninstall steam games 1

How to uninstall Steam games (and reinstall them later)

This guide will teach you how to uninstall Steam games to help create storage space. There are a few ways to do it, and this guide will show you each of them.
Pads on the AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D.

Here’s how two of the best budget CPUs stack up against each other

The Ryzen 5 7600 and Core i5 14400 are two of the best budget CPUs of their generations, but which is the best of the two? Let's find out.
The new Start Menu in Windows 11, 22H2

How to get Windows 11 for free

If you already have a legal Windows 10 installation, you can easily upgrade to Windows 11 for free. Here's how to do it.
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D held between fingertips.

The best CPU to pair with the RTX 4070 or 4070 Ti

If you have an RTX 4070 Ti or RTX 4070, you want to pair a strong CPU with either of them to get the best performance. Here are our top picks.
woman sitting and using laptop

How to make a GIF from a YouTube video

YouTube videos are great, but if you want to use them for some quick reactions, GIFs are better. Here's how to make a GIF from a YouTube video in three ways.
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D installed in a motherboard.

What CPU do I have? Here’s how to easily check

If you want to find out what CPU your PC or laptop is running, you don't need to take it apart. Here's how to check your processor in just a few quick steps.
A CPU cooler installed on a motherboard.

How to install a CPU cooler to lower temperatures and noise levels

Installing a CPU cooler is relatively straightforward if you have the right tools to hand. Here's how to do it in just a few steps.
Exploring the Enshrouded opening area.

Enshrouded performance guide: best settings, fps boost, and more

Enshrouded performance is pretty good for a game so early in its development, but you can make it better by adjusting the settings. Here's how.