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About Sydney Butler

Sydney Butler is a technology writer with over 20 years of experience as a freelance PC technician and system builder. He's worked for more than a decade in user education. On How-To Geek, he focuses on creating commerce content with simple buying advice and carefully chosen product suggestions.

Sydney started working as a freelance computer technician around the age of 13, before which he was in charge of running the computer center for his school. (He also ran LAN gaming tournaments when the teachers weren't looking!) His interests include VR, PC, Mac, gaming, 3D printing, consumer electronics, the web, and privacy.

He holds a Master of Arts degree in Research Psychology with a minor in media and technology studies. His masters dissertation examined the potential for social media to spread misinformation.

Latest Articles

The Best Ergonomic Keyboards of 2024

Shopping for an ergonomic keyboard can be a highly personal choice, but we have the options to find the perfect one for you.

The Best CFexpress Cards of 2024

Want to jump into CFexpress for your camera storage but don't know which card to buy? We have you covered.

The Best Retro Controllers for PC and Raspberry Pi of 2024

No more blaming your controller for not beating Contra.

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The Best Capture Cards of 2024

Looking to launch your streaming career? We have the best capture cards rounded up for you to choose from.

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The Best Meta Quest 3 Accessories of 2024

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How to Transfer Steam Games Over Your Local Network

Why download when you can sideload?

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When to Disable Motion Blur in Games (And When Not To)

Blurring the lines between virtual and reality.

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How to Play Steam VR Games on Meta Quest With Steam Link

Wires? Where we're going we don't need wires.

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The Best GPS Dog Trackers of 2024

These trackers can help you find your dog when they decide to go on an adventure.

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5 Gadgets You (Probably) Shouldn't Buy Used

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How to Defend Yourself Against AI Voice Cloning Scams

"Hey Janelle. What's wrong with Wolfie?"

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The Best PC Cases of 2024

Sure you've got your parts picked out, but where are they going to live?

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How to Pick a Gaming Laptop for Work

Find the right balance for productivity and play.

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You can game in any chair, but gaming in a gaming chair makes the experience all the better.

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How to Stream Non-Steam Games With Steam Remote Play

Steam Remote Play is for everyone, regardless of where you shop.

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MidJourney V5.2 vs. V6 Alpha: We Test the Differences

From crayon scribbles to master artist.

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How to Use PiP on Smart TVs (And Why You Should)

Yo dawg, I heard you like TV, so I put a picture in your picture.

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