Gordon Mah Ung

Executive Editor

One of founding fathers of hardcore tech reporting, Gordon has been covering PCs and components since 1998.

How to check for the Intel Active Management exploit that lets hackers take over your PC

Surface Laptop vs. MacBook Air vs. Dell XPS 13 vs. HP Spectre x360 13t: A specs comparison

Surface Laptop vs. MacBook Air vs. Dell XPS 13 vs. HP Spectre x360 13t: A specs comparison

It's a thin-and-light spec fight! We haven't tested the Surface Laptop yet, but we can compare its specs to the competition's and see how it measures up, at least on paper.

Dell XPS 15 vs. MacBook Pro 15: Fight!

Dell XPS 15 vs. MacBook Pro 15: Fight!

We pit Apple's redesigned MacBook Pro 15 against Dell's upgraded XPS 15 to see which of these quad-core workhorses is the best. The answer may not surprise you.

AMD's Ryzen Balanced power plan for Windows promises to boost CPU performance

AMD's Ryzen Balanced power plan for Windows promises to boost CPU performance

AMD's answer to Ryzen performance problems is the Ryzen Balanced power plan for Windows 10, which promises to boost speed by up to 21 percent.

Future Intel CPUs could be cobbled together using different parts

Future Intel CPUs could be cobbled together using different parts

Intel could tap a new high-speed interconnect, known as EMIB, to join different chips together to make future CPUs.

Ryzen rumors: Perception vs. reality with AMD's new CPU

Ryzen rumors: Perception vs. reality with AMD's new CPU

AMD's new Ryzen CPUs are generating as much controversy, confusion, and misinformation as they are excitement. We examine the perceptions and give you the reality.

Universal USB-C charging: How the dream is coming true

Universal USB-C charging: How the dream is coming true

We tested a stack of USB-C charging laptops and surprise: They finally work! (Mostly).

AMD reveals another edge for Ryzen vs. Intel's Skylake: It will be smaller

AMD reveals another edge for Ryzen vs. Intel's Skylake: It will be smaller

AMD's Ryzen stand out: It will be about 10 percent smaller than Intel's Skylake and have a quad-core version.

Tested: The truth behind the MacBook Pro's 'terrible' battery life

Tested: The truth behind the MacBook Pro's 'terrible' battery life

Most reviewers said the MacBook Pro's battery life was great. Many users said the MacBook Pro's battery life was terrible, and Consumer Reports agreed until it changed its mind. Who's right? We ran a bunch of benchmarks to find out.

Apple, bring back the MacBook Pro 17 and make your laptops great again

Apple, bring back the MacBook Pro 17 and make your laptops great again

Remember the good old days, when you could brag about your MacBook Pro? Apple's latest has disillusioned many fans, but there's an answer: Bring back the beefy MacBook Pro 17. Here's how it could make Apple laptops great again.

Dell taunts MacBook Pro users with an updated XPS 15 that sports new hardware

Dell taunts MacBook Pro users with an updated XPS 15 that sports new hardware

The updated XPS 15 features latest-generation Intel and Nvidia chips and a larger battery too.

Here’s what Intel’s Optane will look like

Here’s what Intel’s Optane will look like

Intel’s SSD-killing Optane technology will look a lot like—an SSD.

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