Hardware and Sound

Hardware reviews, gadgets, gaming accessories, sound equipment, and more. How to work with hardware, update drivers, firmware, and so on.

Reviewing the Synology DiskStation DS1621+ NAS: jack of all trades

Synology requires little introduction when it comes to networking products, especially network-attached storage (NAS) and surveillance solutions. In this article, we will review the DiskStation DS1621+ 6-bay NAS. On paper, it is perfect for small businesses and enthusiasts who need a...

How to make a Windows 11 hotspot

Do you have a Windows 11 laptop, tablet, or maybe even a desktop computer that’s connected to the internet, and you want to share its connection with other wireless devices like your smartphones? In other words, would you like to use your Windows 11 PC as a mobile hotspot? If you...

Xiaomi 11T review: Ticking the right boxes!

With Huawei out of the Android market for a while now, Xiaomi has quickly stepped up and filled the market with smartphones and tablets that are increasingly interesting. The latest smartphone in the Xiaomi 11 range, the Xiaomi 11T, is a mid-range phone with promising specs, set to...

2 ways to change the default speakers in Windows 11

Many computers and laptops out there have not one but two or even more audio output devices. For example, some PCs can have a set of desk speakers connected to them while also having audio outputs to their monitors’ built-in speakers or even Bluetooth speakers scattered across the...

System requirements: Can my computer run Windows 11?

Microsoft intends to release Windows 11 on October 5th. It’s a new operating system that follows in the footsteps of Windows 10, but brings many new enhancements and features, as well as a redesigned user interface. However, the system requirements for Windows 11 are more strict...

8 ways to adjust the brightness in Windows 11

One of the things every computer user does relatively regularly is to adjust the brightness of the screen. That’s true for Windows 11 users, too, as many want to either increase brightness on their laptop to see better in bright light or reduce brightness to lessen the burden on...

ASUS ROG Strix G17 G713 review: Good for gaming at an excellent price

ASUS ROG Strix G17 G713 is an interesting lineup of gaming laptops that bundle the latest AMD Ryzen processors with powerful graphics cards from Nvidia, at an excellent price. This lineup includes several models at different price-points, including some that are surprisingly...

How to enter the UEFI/BIOS from Windows 11 (7 ways)

Do you have a Windows 11 computer or device and don’t know how to access the UEFI or BIOS? Are there any issues with your PC that you think can be repaired from there? Whether you need to enter UEFI/BIOS to troubleshoot your computer or adjust settings to improve its performance,...

How to use the Night Light in Windows 11

Most modern handheld devices and computers have a feature that can reduce the blue light emitted by their screens. On devices with Windows, this blue light filter is called Night light. The feature made its first appearance in Windows 10 and now Windows 11 supports it as...

ASUS TUF-AX5400 review: a Wi-Fi 6 router for gamers!

ASUS is investing a great deal into manufacturing wireless routers for gamers. One of their latest additions is the new ASUS TUF-AX5400, a Wi-Fi 6 router with an aggressive design, an impressive list of features, and powerful hardware. If you want to improve the Wi-Fi in your home or...

2021’s AMD vs. INTEL desktop processors: Which CPUs are better?

In recent years, AMD has been on the rise when it comes to desktop processors and graphics cards. It stepped up on the ladder and turned from a company that sold affordable processors, weaker than Intel’s, into a company that gave us the seriously impressive Ryzen CPUs. They’re...

How do I enable or disable the Wi-Fi on Windows 11?

There are many reasons why you might want to enable or disable your Wi-Fi in Windows 11. For example, maybe you don’t use Wi-Fi at all, or perhaps something happened to your wireless connection, and it suddenly disconnected. Or perhaps you could not connect to Wi-Fi on your Windows...