Matt Smith

Joined May 2010

Matthew Smith is a freelance writer living in Portland Oregon. He also writes for Twitter or .

Feel free to contact at mattsmith@makeuseof.com

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Computer Monitors For Gaming: How Do You Choose The Right One?

18th November, 2013

A monitor isn’t the most exciting piece of equipment you can attach to a computer, and plummeting prices on low-end models have encouraged many buyers to opt for whatever offers a big screen at a budget price. For the average user, that’s fine; but for a gamer, that’d be a mistake. Gaming is a primarily […]

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How To Capture And Stream Video Games From A Console

16th November, 2013

The rise of YouTube and other online video sites has allowed gamers to share their experiences as never before. While actually playing games is fun, it turns out that watching other people play can be a hoot, too. And it can be informative. Would a complex game like Kerbal Space Program be as popular as […]

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IObit MacBooster Is Your One-Stop Mac Tune-Up

15th November, 2013

Apple products have a reputation for reliability that is well deserved, but that does not mean they never run into trouble. When they do, you’ll need something like MacBooster.

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3 Places That Should Be Used In The Next Assassin’s Creed Game

11th November, 2013

There’s plenty of history to roam, and examining other parts of the world might inspire new ideas. Here are three settings that could take Assassin’s Creed in a new direction.

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By Gandalf! The 5 Greatest Video Games From Middle Earth

7th November, 2013

The trilogy’s film release gave it a second chance with gamers, and all of the great Lord Of The Rings games have been released after 2002.

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The 8 Most Beautiful Raspberry Pi Cases

29th October, 2013

There are a handful of designs which really give the Pi a unique look. And thankfully, these unique enclosures usually don’t much – most are available for $20 or less.

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The 5 Best 7.1 Gaming Headsets On The Market Today

27th October, 2013

Surround sound gaming headsets are an excellent way to increase the immersion of your experience.

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Choosing An HDTV For Gaming: What Specs Matter Most

23rd October, 2013

The HDTV you purchase for gaming matters, and it effects more than just image quality.

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Low Budget Road Warrior – How To Work Anywhere For Next To Nothing

22nd October, 2013

Working on the road is sometimes necessary, yet often difficult on a budget. There are, however, some ways to reduce the costs of working away from home.

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3 Ways For New Players To Enjoy Eve Online For Free

21st October, 2013

New players with a dinky ship and a few million space-bucks may look at the cost of a PLEX and believe it far too expensive to afford. In fact, it’s not hard to come up with the money if you know how.

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Buying A Refurbished Mac? Here’s What You Need To Know

18th October, 2013

No one wants to lay down a wad of cash for a dinged-up, battered second-hand computer – here’s what you need to know on your search for a pristine, but affordable, refurb.

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Social Media: Did It Really Start With Facebook? [Geek History Lesson]

15th October, 2013

Today, Facebook dominates social media. It’s easy to forget that social media was once considered an open field, ready for any to stake their claim. What were those early social networks? What killed them?

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Overclocking For Gamers: Everything You Need To Know

15th October, 2013

Here’s every a gamer needs to know about overclocking – and how to do it.

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Should You Buy A Wireless 802.11ac Router?

12th October, 2013

802.11ac promises blistering speeds, but many consumers are just now getting around to upgrading to 802.11n, leaving many to wonder if the new version is worthwhile.

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How Is RAM Made, And Why Does The Price Fluctuate?

11th October, 2013

Random Access Memory, more frequently known as RAM, is a common component that every PC needs. Users building a new computer always need to buy it, and those with older hardware often seek to upgrade it as an easy way to improve performance. RAM can also be found in a variety of products like smartphones, […]