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Monday May 10, 2021. 12:35 PM
Q: Why can’t sound cards be more like video cards?A: We assume that this question refers to the constant advances in graphics cards, where the release of new technology (like process shrinks and new microarchitectures) happens about every two years. Sound cards, on the...
Astell&Kern's USB-C Dual DAC Cable is a simple, modestly priced way to improve your computer or Android device's audio output, but iPhone users need not apply.
One flaw prevents this remote from being great. Blame it on Apple.
Friday May 7, 2021. 06:58 PM
Microsoft has reportedly postponed and possibly cancelled Windows 10X, the simplified alternative to Windows that Microsoft had originally intended to compete with Chromebooks.An initial report from claimed that Windows 10X is not shipping in 2021. Windows Central...
HP’s Elite Folio is the first laptop we’ve seen to be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Arm chip, the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2. Yes, the Gen 2—supposedly a faster, more powerful upgrade to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx. Is it? We tested the HP Elite Folio and the Snapdragon 8cx ...
Is the performance of AMD Ryzen mobile on battery really that bad? If you’re even asking that question, you’ve no doubt heard Intel’s claims that Ryzen 4000 CPU performance tanked when running on battery. Plugged-in performance was dandy, but in tests of multiple...
This IEH delivers gorgeous sound with no drawbacks whatsoever—except maybe the price.
Samsung's QN90A Neo QLED TV marries mini-LED backlighting and quantum dots to produce the company's most vivid 4K UHD image yet.
Thursday May 6, 2021. 06:00 PM
Family members can now get broadcasts from Google Assistant even when they’re not near a Google smart speaker. Also: Family Bell gets a much-needed update.
Most security experts agree that two-factor authentication (2FA) is a critical part of securing your online accounts. Google agrees, but it’s taking an extra step: It’s going to sign up Google account holders up for two-factor accounts automatically.Google sees...
Roku loses YouTube TV: Here are the alternatives for cord cutters
Wednesday May 5, 2021. 05:52 PM
In this episode of The Full Nerd, Gordon Ung, Brad Chacos, and Adam Patrick Murray dive deep into Ryzen machinations and rumors about “Ti” refreshes for not one, not two, but three of Nvidia’s GeForce RTX graphics cards.Gordon kicks things off by explaining how AMD’s ...
Q: I need to set up an elderly relative with a computer for times when a smartphone doesn’t cut it—printing information from websites and documents, mainly. I’ve got an old machine from 2007 that still works, and it’ll have to do since I’ve been ordered not to...
Sometimes the best software tools are built right into the operating system you’re already using.Case in point is Windows 10’s Clipboard History tool, which lets you store multiple items at a time for copying and pasting. While there’s no shortage of third-party...
You can control Philips Hue bulbs via Bluetooth rather than a hub, but here are the features you’ll be missing.
An immature app isn’t the least appealing aspect of this smart air purifier
First, the bad news: Security researchers recently discovered five high-severity flaws in Dell’s firmware update driver—and they’ve been pushed to customer computers ever since 2009. Now the good news: A fix is already (finally?) available for people who own Dell...
Tuesday May 4, 2021. 05:00 PM
Quite often, reviewing a product is simply a matter of waiting for it to do something wrong. Sometimes, the wait is minimal. Or, as is the case with Livedrive, it’s seemingly interminable—the “something wrong” just hasn’t happened. The Livedrive client installed...
Adobe Flash finally died in 2020, and now Microsoft is helping to bury it.Windows 10’s currently optional “Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player” will be pushed into the operating system’s monthly cumulative updates starting in July, an updated Microsoft blog post ...
This article has been adapted from its original version, which can be read here.Avast Free Antivirus In the cybersecurity space since 1988, Avast — that’s us — knows a thing or two about keeping you safe. We’ve become recognized industry leaders and that’s why our...
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