Let’s take a break from Windows 11 for a minute and talk about keyboards. Specifically, mechanical keyboards. More specifically, hot swappable mechanical keyboards. Now, you may be asking yourself, “but Cam, what in tarnation is a hot swappable mechanical keyboard?” Well, dear reader, it’s a mechanical keyboard that allows you to change switches without any soldering. I don’t know about you, but I’m quite bad at soldering.
But I digress. Hot swappable mechanical keyboards are a relatively new thing in the mechanical keyboard world. We still rounded up the best of the bunch—heck, there’s even a couple of wireless ones if you want to get really bougie. Just imagine how impressed your friends will be.
Microsoft accidentally signed a driver that contained a rootkit. That’s not cool, but the company said it’s going to refine the approval process so maybe this won’t happen again. (Okay, I added the “maybe” part.)
So, hear me out here: what about an iPad Pro, but bigger?
If you love mechanical keyboards, you’ve no doubt at least glanced at the deep world of custom builds. Custom mechanical keyboards can be amazing pieces of tech, but they are also expensive and complicated to build. And, one part of the building process that, for many, can be intimidating is the soldering of switches. This is where hot-swapping comes in. Read More »
On June 28th, Microsoft launched the first Windows 11 Insider build. It features some changes and improvements that we didn’t see in the leaked Windows 11 ISO. Anyone can join the Windows Insider program to install this build on their PC, though Microsoft’s hardware requirements exclude many older systems. Read More »
One of the hallmarks of Windows 10 is its wide compatibility. It supported a ton of devices at launch, including many that were sold in the Windows XP era. But Microsoft says that Windows 11 won’t work on many existing PCs, as it requires relatively-new 8th gen Intel Core processors (or AMD equivalents). Now, it seems that this CPU requirement could change after Insider testing. Read More »
Good news, Chromebook users: Zoom’s brand new Progressive Web App (PWA) will bring an improved user experience and additional features to your video calls. The app is slated to hit the Google Play Store on June 29 and will be an improvement over Zoom’s current Chrome and Chrome OS app. Read More »
Qualcomm just announced the Snapdragon 888+ 5G, an upgraded version of the company’s most powerful mobile processor. But the improvements offered by this new chip are marginal, and will likely go unnoticed by flagship phone users when it hits the market in February 2022. Read More »
Stop worrying about your smartphone or tablet dying and get a solar-powered charger. With this 20,000mAh solar power bank, you can get a charge wherever you are whether it’s in the middle of nowhere camping or in the middle of an emergency situation. It features two bright LED flashlights, a compass, and a carabiner, and it’s ABS/PC/silicone design is resistant to rain, dirt, shocks, and drops. The charger has dual USB ports to charge multiple devices at the same time or a tablet at full speed. It’s perfect to keep in emergency kits and vehicles.
If you want to kick up your YouTube TV video quality and monthly bill, Google just announced its new 4K Plus package with a few useful features. Earlier this year, YouTube promised upgrades were coming, and now some of those are finally available but at a heavy cost. Read More »
Netflix is improving its user experience and making life a little easier (and more enjoyable) for those with limited Wi-Fi access or maxed out data plants. It now allows Android users to stream partially downloaded content, which is perfect for long flights and commutes. Read More »
Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro is a bit too big for some people, but its large display is perfect for productivity and split-screen tasks, leading many enthusiasts to pray for a 14 or 16-inch model. Now, a Bloomberg report shows that Apple is exploring the idea of a larger iPad Pro for a future release. Read More »
Venmo is doing a 180 on one of its previous policies. The mobile payment giant, owned by PayPal, will now allow users to sell products and services from their personal accounts, though for a fee, of course. The new policy will go into effect on July 20. Read More »
This week Honda introduced us to the ‘Prologue,’ its first electric SUV coming in 2024, which means buyers will have to wait a few years for the main event. And while we don’t have too many details yet, the Sport Utility Vehicle will go on sale in both the U.S. and Canada. Read More »
Microsoft signed off on a driver that contains rootkit malware. Despite having processes and checkpoints—like code signing and the Windows Hardware Compatibility Program (WHCP)—in place to prevent such events from happening, the driver still managed to pass through. Read More »
While Microsoft has officially advertised a “holiday” launch for Windows 11, several of the company’s press images hint at an October release. But even if this rumored launch date is real, Microsoft probably won’t offer you a Windows 11 update until the beginning of 2022—assuming that your PC even meets the operating system’s hardware requirements. Read More »
First announced at CES 2021, the affordable TCL 20 Series phones sport a ton of interesting features, including NXTVISION display technology that automatically converts SD content into HDR. The phones first launched in Europe, and now, they’re available in the United States for $500 and under. Read More »
It’s here at last: On June 28, 2021, Microsoft released the first build of Windows 11 to members of the Windows Insider program. Here’s how to join up and install the Windows 11 Insider Preview on your computer. Read More »
The iPhone range now includes more sizes and price points than ever before. This might make it difficult to know which model to pick and what exactly the differences are. Let’s take a look at which iPhone is the best in 2021. Read More »
Released in 2019, the Echo Show combines all of Alexa’s virtual assistant capabilities with a touch screen. Now, you can transfer all of these features into select PCs and tablets using Alexa Show Mode. Read More »
Mandatory password changes on a regular timeframe are a fact of life within many organizations. This age-old practice is upheld by proponents as a good baseline security measure to mitigate the risks of password loss. But is it still relevant decades after it first appeared? Read More »