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

How to test and use your webcam in Windows with the Camera app

Many modern devices with Windows 10 or Windows 11 include a webcam, and to use it, you need an app that helps you take pictures, record videos, or stream video while video chatting. For this purpose, Microsoft has built an app called Camera, which is available by default in...

ASUS: What matters most to people when choosing a new laptop?

I was recently invited to attend a local ASUS Intel Performance Day event. The event was hosted by Ivan Besskyi, East EMEA Technical PR Leader at ASUS. He showcased the latest trends in the market and how ASUS and Intel are doing to meet customer demand and expectations in 2022 and...

Huawei MateBook D16 review: A powerful & good-looking notebook

Huawei is still one of the largest tech companies in the world, despite having its share of issues in the smartphone market. The notebook sector is another matter, though. The company’s presence here is undoubtedly acknowledged by many. The laptops it makes are often impressive in...

TP-Link Archer GX90 Review: Wi-Fi 6 for gamers!

TP-Link Archer GX90 is a large and aggressive tri-band Wi-Fi 6 router that competes in the busy market of premium routers for people with generous budgets, fast internet connections, and high expectations. The list of features is extensive, and it also includes compatibility with 2.5...

ASUS Mini PC PB62 review: An excellent choice for businesses

On top of gaming computers and accessories, ASUS also manufactures small form factor PCs, targeted at various audiences. I’ve recently tested a relatively new model called the ASUS Mini PC PB62. Though it’s a small device, it promises to deliver plenty of power and a lot of ports...

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G review: A jack-of-all-trades!

The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is an interesting proposition from the well-known Korean manufacturer. We’re talking about a mid-range device running the latest Android and with some noteworthy choices in terms of hardware. The screen, battery, and camera system are the first things that...

HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro review: Excellent design and health tracking!

Huawei is investing heavily in expanding its product ecosystem outside the smartphone market, and smartwatches and fitness devices are a strong focus area for them. The company recently announced their HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro. It is an elegant product with excellent build...

ASUS ROG Strix RX 6650 XT Gaming 8GB OC Edition review

During the last months, AMD launched a couple of new graphics cards based on the RDNA2 architecture, with fairly good retail recommended prices. In an attempt to match Nvidia’s propositions, the current AMD gaming GPUs sometimes amaze with their specs, while sometimes not so much....

What is XMP? How to enable XMP to speed up your RAM

Ever wondered what XMP means and does? Did you read about memory modules that support XMP? Or maybe you’ve heard a friend talk about RAM SPD, JEDEC, overclocking, and XMP? Read on if you want to know more about XMP, what it is, and how to use XMP profiles on your computer. In this...

Intel Core i9-12900K review: A beast in every way!

The 12th generation of Intel processors proved to be a significant leap forward for the silicon giant. After a couple of years of lagging behind AMD, the company is back on track and back in pole position. Its Alder Lake processors are powerful and fast, and all of them seem to...

Synology RT6600ax review: Exceptional in many ways!

Synology is a less known brand in the world of consumer electronics and some people know the company only for its advanced Network Attached Storage (NAS) solutions. However, Synology also manufactures wireless routers for consumers and small businesses. It has a few models,...

Kingston Fury Renegade SSD review: High-end storage for enthusiasts

Kingston continues to amaze us with the extremely fast storage devices it designs. The last one, reviewed in this article, is called the Fury Renegade, and its technical specs are, simply put, incredible. It can theoretically read data sequentially at a speed of 7.3 GB/s!...

Kingston Fury Beast DDR5-6000 32GB review: It’s super fast!

DDR5 RAM is slowly but surely going to replace DDR4, and although the prices I’ve seen are still quite high, the good news is that nowadays, it looks like you can actually find DDR5 memory modules in stores. Kingston is one of the companies that do quite well in this market, their...

Xiaomi Mi Router AX9000 review: Loads of power and potential!

When I first looked at pictures of the Xiaomi Mi Router AX9000 and its official specifications, I was impressed and looking forward to test it. This router has a daring design, powerful hardware, and it can work with 2.5 Gbps internet connections that are slowly gaining ground all...