When we hear about HyperX, we instantly think about memory modules, solid state drives or USB flash drives. But, in the last few years, Kingston - the mother company - decided it was time for HyperX to become a brand known worldwide for gaming accessories too. We recently saw their Cloud Stinger gaming headset at work, and we were pleased with what it had to offer. As you can imagine, we were very curious to see how good their first gaming keyboard is. Recently, we had the pleasure of testing the HyperX Alloy FPS mechanical gaming keyboard, a minimalist keyboard that’s designed for gamers who love first person shooters more than anything else. We’ve played a bunch of games on it, including shooters, and we also used it to write tutorials, reviews and all kinds of documents. Here’s our opinion about the HyperX Alloy FPS mechanical gaming keyboard:
Hardware and Sound
Not long ago, Acer released one of their first gaming laptops of 2017: the Acer Aspire VX 15. It’s a machine that packs powerful hardware and promises that it won’t empty all your pockets. We received it for testing over the last week and, after playing a lot on it, and putting it to the test against more than a few benchmarking apps, we are now ready to share our opinion about this gaming laptop. If you want to learn what the Acer Aspire VX 15 has to offer and whether it is worth purchasing, read this review:
If you have used a computer, then you have also used a computer keyboard. And if that’s true, you surely saw and probably also used its function keys. They are the F1, F2 to F12 keys that are found on the top row of most keyboards. Although you’re likely to know what a few of these keys do, there could be some F keys whose purpose you don’t know. Unless you’ve witnessed the evolution of computers from their early days, you probably don’t know why they were invented and for what. In today’s article, we will share a bit of knowledge with you, about the purpose of the keyboard function keys, or simply named: the F keys.
One fact of life with Windows is that, every once in awhile, your computer will slow down or freeze, or a program won't work the way you expect it to. Wouldn't it be nice if you had a way of finding out what had gone wrong, and why - whether it's CPU use, memory use, a program behaving badly, or something else? Yes, it would definitely be nice to know all these things and more. And that's why the Resource Monitor exists in Windows. This tutorial will show everything you need to know about this great tool and how to use it:
Windows has a set of sounds applied to events and programs, such as "Close Program", "Default Beep", "Maximize", "Minimize", etc. The collection of all these sounds is called a sound scheme and is associated with a Windows theme. For example, the themes that come bundled with Windows are using the Windows Default sound scheme. When you change your Windows theme, the sound scheme is also changed according to the new theme's settings. If you are not happy with a certain sound scheme, you can easily customize it so that it uses the sounds you want. You can even create your own sound schemes. Let's see how it all works.
Do you have a brand new computer on which you need to install and configure everything: starting from the operating system to drivers, applications, plugins and so on? Do you need to delete everything from an "old" computer and reinstall all from scratch? If the answer is yes to either of these questions, then you are in luck! After setting up many computers (both old and brand new), we created a checklist of steps you must go through, in order to have the best experience possible: without (too many) crashes, in the least possible time and in a secure way. This article shares the optimized list of steps you need to go through, in order to have everything working correctly.
Voice Recorderis one of the universal apps that are bundled with Windows 10, which you can use to make quick voice recordings every time you’re on the go and you don’t really need a professional recording device. You can find it on computers, laptops, 2-in-1 devices and smartphones with Windows 10. If you want to learn how Voice Recorder for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile works and how good it is at recording conversations, read this tutorial:
The USB technology has been around for more than 20 years now. We’ve become so used to it that we take it for granted and we don’t consider it special. Although it’s almost impossible to have never used a USB device or to have plugged a USB connector into a USB port, it possible that you don’t really know what USB means, and what this technology does. You might have heard some acronyms like USB Type C but that’s pretty much it. In this article, we will explain what USB is, give you a bit of history about this standard and share the differences between the different types of ports like USB Type C, Micro USB, USB 3.0 and so on. Let’s get started:
Do you need to know how to print from any app in Windows? Unfortunately, printing is not as easy as it should be. It depends on the version of Windows that you are using, whether you are using apps designed for touchscreens or for the desktop and so on. To make things simpler, here’s our guide that shares all the ways to print from Windows, using touch or the mouse and the keyboard:
When you look at the technical specifications for modern gaming keyboards and mice, do you notice that many manufacturers provide life span estimations like: this keyboard will last 80 million keypresses or this mouse will last 30 million clicks? But what do these metrics actually mean? Can you use them to estimate how many years these products will last? I wanted to answer these questions and I have performed my own experiments, using software that tracks my day-to-day computer usage patterns. Here’s what I have learned: