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Hosted by Avram Piltch, Editor-in-Chief of Tom's Hardware, and moderated by Scott Ertz, The Piltch Point is a livecast covering news, reviews, and previews of devices and components.




Windows 11: Then, Now, and Beyond - Episode 305

March 05, 2023

Windows 11 has now been out for 18 months, and the platform continues to move forward. With the latest updates, users now have access to a range of new features and improvements that make it easier to


Mouse Jigglers: What are they and how to use them - Episode 304

February 05, 2023

Over the past few years, many people have begun working from home who hadn't previously done so. Because of this, IT departments and management are looking for ways to keep track of people's activity


The Dangers of Generative AI Technology - Episode 303

January 29, 2023

In the last few months, we've seen a significant improvement in generative AI. This technology allows a user to enter a prompt to create media. The output has generally been text and images, but audio


What to Look for When Setting Up Multiple Monitors - Episode 302

December 19, 2022

The most important and often most underrated aspect of your computer setup is your monitor or ideally monitors. That's the aspect that you're looking at all day long, so if you can get a better monito


Best USB Hubs for Desktops, Laptops, and Tablets - Episode 301

December 05, 2022

Do you need more USB ports? Are your devices constantly running out of power? If so, you need a USB hub! There are many different types of USB hubs available, but not all of them are created equal. Av


What to Look for on Black Friday 2022 - Episode 300

November 20, 2022

You can have an interesting week based entirely on finding good deals. We've been in "Black Friday" season for a while, but Wednesday and Thursday are going to be the real beginning of the process.So,


The Best External SSD Enclosures - Episode 299

November 14, 2022

One of the most significant issues that computer users encounter is a lack of storage. Whether that be because you're using a laptop that only came with a 256 GB drive, or you're a content creator tha


Intel 13th Gen Core versus AMD Ryzen 7000 - Episode 298

October 23, 2022

It is an exciting time to be building a new PC. AMD's new Ryzen 7000 series processors are out, and Intel has released the new Raptor Lake processors, now known as the 13th Generation Core Processors,


What Gaming PC Can You Build for Under $500 - Episode 297

October 17, 2022

In June, Avram gave us a look at what components you could put into a gaming PC for under $500. The build was decent, and even inspired the build available at STRYKE eSports and Gaming Center. Since t


Prime Early Access Sale 2022 - Episode 296

October 13, 2022

This week, Avram Piltch discusses some of the best choices for what to look for on Prime Early Access Sales and on other sites.


What PC Components You Should Buy Now - Episode 295

September 20, 2022

Right now is both the best of times and the worst of times for building a new PC or upgrading an existing one. If you absolutely need to build or upgrade one today, then there is no time better, of co


Picking a Gaming Laptop for Under $1500 - Episode 294

August 28, 2022

As surprising as this might be after the past few years, it is a great time to buy a new PC. The new chips and video cards will be coming out later this year, but if you don't need to be on the bleedi


How to Secure Wipe a Hard Drive and SSD - Episode 293

August 21, 2022

When you are done with an older computer, there are lots of great ways to properly upcycle it. Organizations across the country will take donations of older computers that can be cleaned up and provid


Improve Your Computer Life for Under $50 - Episode 292

August 07, 2022

When it comes to interacting with your computer, we know that the way your items come is not always the best way to use them. Avram has some great ideas on how to improve your experience. Best of all,


Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 10th Gen - Episode 291

August 02, 2022

For some products, an annual refresh is expected. One of those products is Lenovo's workhorse productivity laptop, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. This year marks the 10th generation of the laptop, and the co


How to Get Windows Cheap Without Restrictions - Episode 290

July 17, 2022

When building a new computer, installing Windows can be a big challenge. You could be hampered by not owning a copy of the operating system yourself, or it could be because you have specific needs for


Build a Gaming PC for Under $500 - Episode 289

June 26, 2022

Over the past year or so, building a PC has not necessarily been easy. This has been in part because of the higher cost of components, but mostly because of the limited availability of graphics cards.


How to Choose a Web Host - Episode 288

June 14, 2022

If you're just starting out online, one of the first things you'll need to do is choose a web host. This can be a daunting task, especially if you don't know what to look for. Avram discusses the diff


Logitech MX Master 3S and MX Mechanical Keyboard - Episode 287

June 05, 2022

In the tech world, some products are so ubiquitous that they don't get updated very often. One of those product lines is the MX line of keyboards and mice from Logitech. Logitech's MX line of keyboard


Tom's Hardware Innovation Awards 2022 - Episode 286

April 25, 2022

Throughout the year, those of us in the tech space have the opportunity to see, touch, and test some of the most interesting new products. Much of the time, these products are exciting but iterative.


The Best Portable Monitors 2022 - Episode 285

April 04, 2022

For many of us, it's been a while since we've traveled or needed any tools for working not from home. However, things are getting back to normal in large parts of the country and the world, meaning th


The Kaspersky Dilemma - Episode 284

March 27, 2022

As the conflict in Ukraine heats up, one of the possible problems that arise is whether or not Russian software can be trusted. In particular, can we trust the security product Kaspersky? The German g


10 Years of Raspberry Pi - Episode 283

March 15, 2022

Happy 10th birthday Raspberry Pi! The tiny computer has come a long way in just ten short years. It all started when Raspberry Pi Foundation founders Eben Upton and Rob Mullins set out to create an af


Video Cards are Available Again! - Episode 282

March 07, 2022

Over the past 2 years, certain products have been difficult to find. For a while, laptops and other electronics were in short supply. This came about because lockdowns stopped production but increased


Is Crypto Mining Still Profitable? - Episode 281

February 07, 2022

Cryptocurrency mining has been all the rage over the past few years. Bitcoin and Ethereum, in particular, have seen massive price increases, which has led to a renewed interest in cryptocurrency minin


Picking the Right Gaming Monitor - Episode 280

January 24, 2022

Getting ahold of computer components has been a challenge for the past few years. To increase your gaming experience, you can't get a video card unless you're prepared to buy from a scalper. But, you


Most Interesting Finds of CES 2022 - Episode 279

January 16, 2022

One of Avram's favorite sayings is, "We're in the business of interesting, not good." This is an important distinction that makes his view of the tech journalism industry far more fun. Often times we


Quick and Easy Last-Minute Gifts (Holiday 2021) - Episode 278

December 19, 2021

For some of us, procrastination is a way of life. A lot of times, we can manage to pull out a win in the end, like working all night before a presentation. However, when it comes to getting a gift dur


Tom's Hardware Best of 2021 - Episode 277

December 14, 2021

It's the end of the year, and that means that it's time to look back on the last 12 very strange months and see what positives we can pull out with Tom's Hardware's Best of 2021.Best CPUWhile AMD has


How to Get a Video Card for Holiday 2021 - Episode 276

December 07, 2021

We know that the supply chain issues have made all sorts of products hard to come by, at this point ranging from cards and trucks to food and drink. The product category that has been the hardest hit,


Black Friday Deals 2021 - Episode 275

November 21, 2021

It's that time of year - Black Friday season. While Black Friday used to be the day after Thanksgiving, in recent years it has expanded into a whole season. Starting this week through the next few wee


Razer Zephyr RGB Face Mask - Episode 274

November 14, 2021

The past 18 months have added a new piece to our daily lives: face masks. Whether you are excited about wearing them or annoyed by their existence, the reality is that they are here and likely here to


Intel Alder Lake 12th Generation Core Processors - Episode 273

November 07, 2021

While it may be November, the impact of Techtober 2021 is still in full swing. This week, Tom's Hardware published its Alder Lake processor reviews, specifically the 12th Generation Core i5 12600K and


Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W - Episode 272

October 31, 2021

Over the past few weeks, there has been a bit of a roller coaster over at Raspberry Pi. Most recently, last week the organization announced that Raspberry Pi 4 boards would be going up in price by $10


NVIDIA GeForce Now RTX 3080 Tier - Episode 271

October 26, 2021

NVIDIA GeForce Now is a cloud game streaming service that launched in 2015 as a beta, and finally went public in 2020. The service is unlike others in the industry. Rather than essentially renting a g


Techtober 2021 Product Announcements - Episode 270

October 19, 2021

This week has been a big part of what we're calling Techtober. New product announcements were made by both Apple and Google, plus an exciting new partnership from Raspberry Pi.Apple MacBook ProApple a


Should You Get Windows 11 Now? - Episode 269

October 12, 2021

Since Microsoft officially took the wraps off of Windows 11 earlier this year, the response has been mixed. The most divisive aspect of the new interface is the massively changed Start Menu. In the pa


Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 9th Generation - Episode 268

September 27, 2021

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is famously Avram's favorite laptop and the one that he owns personally. This week, we're getting a closer look at the newest version of the laptop - the 9th Generation.T


How to Capture Your Screen in Windows 10 & 11 - Episode 267

September 05, 2021

One of the tasks that many computer users want to do is share the content on their screens. This can be for a presentation, to create a tutorial video, or simply to save something that is not easily s


Windows 11's Complicated Default Browser System - Episode 266

August 23, 2021

With the upcoming Windows 11, Microsoft is introducing a lot of new features, as well as updated interfaces for long-time aspects of the operating system. While some updates are receiving praise, like


How to Make Your Number Pad Useful - Episode 265

August 15, 2021

If you are using a laptop, you likely do not have a number pad on the right side of your keyboard. However, most standard keyboards have it, despite many people not using the section at all. Sure, acc


Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 6th Generation - Episode 264

August 01, 2021

It's been a while since Avram brought us a new laptop, and this week we have the 6th generation of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga. The Yoga family is known for its bend-backward design, allowing you to c


Hands on With Windows 11 Preview - Episode 263

July 19, 2021

With any new version of Windows comes an updated UI. Windows 11 has introduced some of the biggest UI changes since Windows 95 (with Windows 8 set aside since Windows 10 undid almost all of that parad


The Basics of 3D Printing - Episode 262

July 15, 2021

Recently, Tom's Hardware has begun covering 3D printers. As such, Avram has been doing a deep dive into the world of 3D printers and what it takes to use them effectively. What he has learned is that


Windows 11: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly - Episode 261

June 28, 2021

This week, Avram Piltch talks about the newly announced Windows 11 (Sun Valley), the new features, and the confusion around the release.


How to Fix a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) - Episode 260

June 07, 2021

If you use a computer, you've experienced some sort of a crash. Even Apple, despite its marketing, experiences hardware failures, software conflicts, or driver issues. But, there's a very famous and p


Chia: What is It and How Do You Farm It - Episode 259

May 31, 2021

If you follow the cryptocurrency world, you've likely encountered Chia - the new currency that works differently from all the others. Normally, coins are mined through a process called "proof of work.


Tech Changes Over the Past 25 Years - Episode 258

May 17, 2021

Tom's Hardware was founded 25 years ago and made a major impact on the internet. In the years since the first article was published, a lot of things have changed in the computer industry, while other


CherryMX Ultra Low Profile Switches on Alienware m17 - Episode 257

May 03, 2021

In January, Avram introduced us to the new Alienware m15 and m17 R4. This gaming laptop is considered to be the best performing laptop for gaming on the market today. But, like almost all gaming lapto


How to Find Limited Computer Hardware - Episode 256

April 19, 2021

As the global chip shortage continues to affect product availability, finding certain technology products is getting more difficult. Whether you are looking for a new Radeon RX 6900 XT videocard or an