Hardware

It can be challenging keeping up to date with hardware and PC specs, as they change daily as new components become available. Not only will we share what’s new on the market, but we’ll keep you abreast of how to improve performance and resources.

Razer debuts its lightest gaming mouse ever, weighing in at 49 grams

Razer Showcases an extremely light Gaming, 49 Grams

Razer has announced its new gaming mouse. It’s called Viper Mini Signature Edition. It’s said to be the lightest gaming mouse ever, weighing in at just 49 grams. The mouse is 16% […]

Are you ready for mixed reality? Samsung, Google, and Qualcomm think you are

Are you ready for mixed reality? Samsung, Google, and Qualcomm think you are

We haven’t really heard much about Samsung developing new VR headgear since 2015 when its last attempt failed. That doesn’t mean the company has given up on the idea, though. In one […]

M2 Pro/Max to M1 Pro/Max: A Look at the Speed of Apple's Latest Silicon Chips

M2 Pro/Max to M1 Pro/Max: A Look at the Speed of Apple's Latest Silicon Chips

Apple recently unveiled its latest M2 Pro and M2 Max custom silicon technology in its new MacBook Pro and Mac mini devices. These chips boast more powerful CPUs, GPUs, and media engines, […]

A Discord bug is slowing down Nvidia graphics cards

A Discord bug is slowing down Nvidia graphics cards and this is the solution

Discord has grown immensely in popularity over the last few years and has even been adding new platforms to its services. Currently, it’s the go-to chat and calling app for both PC […]

Are the new MacBook Pros worth it? Key specs of the MacBook Pro 14 and 16 2023

Are the new MacBook Pros worth it? Key specs of the MacBook Pro 14 and 16 2023

January 17, 2023, Apple launched their new MacBook Pro 14 and 16 but is it worth it? The MacBook 14 and 16 models feature the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips to […]

Samsung’s S23 Ultra may be hiding by a revolutionary new sensor

Samsung’s new sensor might be the S23 Ultra’s secret weapon

Samsung is about to turn the entire mobile device community on its head with its new secret weapon. It has yet to be confirmed through official channels, but we expect that within […]

Back to Vintage: Sony’s New Walkman, Price, Availability and Key Specs

Back to Vintage: Sony’s New Walkman, Price, Availability and Key Specs

Sony has released several new models of Walkman over the years, including digital audio players with features such as high-resolution, audio playback, wireless connectivity, and touchscreens. Sony has updated features and technology […]

Will there be a touchscreen Mac

Will there be a touchscreen Mac? Here's what you need to know

Rumors are true. There will be a touchscreen Mac. It’s said that it will probably be released at the end of 2024, or at the beginning of 2025. Apple has done many […]

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The OG Oculus Quest just got canned

The OG Oculus Quest just got canned - Thanks Meta

Oculus Quest users the world over woke up this week to a tragic email from Meta. The company has decided to end support for the original Oculus Quest VR headset after the […]

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Epson announces end of laser printer production

Japanese-based company Epson announced plans to end the production of laser printers by 2026. The company cites sustainability reasons for the decision, claiming that ink printers use less energy and consumable parts. […]

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Intel is dropping Pentium and Celeron brandings

Intel announced plans to change the names of some of its processor families from 2023 onward. The company will drop the Intel Pentium and Intel Celeron brandings of entry level processors to […]

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Brother EcoPro: ink and toner subscriptions launches in Europe

Brother Industries, a Japanese electronics and electrical equipment company, has launched an ink and toner subscription service called EcoPro in France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Not to be confused with the EcoPro […]

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USB 4 Version 2.0: same connector, twice the performance

The USB Prompter Group has unveiled USB 4 version 2.0 on September 1, 2022. The upcoming standard promises double the performance of the initial USB 4 specification, while keeping the same USB […]

intel arc a750 performance

Intel's entire Arc A-Series Desktop Graphics Card lineup leaks

Just yesterday, Intel gave us some insight on one of its upcoming Arc A-Series desktop graphics card. The company said that its Intel Arc A750 GPU performs similar to Nvidia's RTX 3060 […]

intel arc a750 performance

Arc A750 GPU: Intel says it beats Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3060 video card

When it comes to dedicated video cards, gamers had the choice between AMD and Nvidia for a long time. While Intel captured a good chunk of the graphics adapter market share, thanks […]

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New Windows PC? Make sure it has the latest drivers installed for maximum performance and stability

You may remember that I purchased a new laptop from Asus some time ago, to replace my aging Surface Go 2 laptop. One of the main reasons for making the switch was […]

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PCI Express 7 announced, but you won't be able to get your hands on it for years

PCI-SIG announced the new PCI Express 7.0 (PCIe 7.0) specification on the PCI-SIG Developers Conference 2022. The new standard will double the data rate of PCI Express 6.0. Compared to PCI Express […]

Some old Kindle e-readers won't be able to access the Store after August 17th

Some old Kindle e-readers won't be able to access the Store after August 17th

Amazon has decided not to allow some old Kindle e-readers to access its eBook store beyond this August. The company has sent out emails to owners of affected devices, informing them about […]

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First Intel Arc A370M benchmarks suggest Nvidia RTX 3050 performance levels

First benchmarks of Intel's new Arc A370M mobile graphics adapter suggest that the device delivers performance levels that are similar to Nvidia's RTX 3050 mobile graphics adapter. New laptops with Intel discrete […]

Sony releases Firmware Updater for Windows to allow users to update the DualSense wireless controller without a PS5

Sony releases Firmware Updater for Windows to allow users to update the DualSense wireless controller without a PS5

Many people use a controller to play games on their computer. A gamepad can provide better controls for movement or combat in games like Elden Ring, and tighter driving/steering in racing games […]

AMD GPU drivers are overclocking CPUs on their own

AMD GPU drivers are overclocking CPUs on their own

AMD seems to be having a rough year, a month ago it acknowledged that its Ryzen processors were causing Windows 11 systems to stutter. While users are waiting for a fix for […]

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Hands on with the Asus Zenbook 14

I decided to replace my aging Surface Go laptop with another notebook for a number of reasons. While I liked the ultra-portability of the Surface Go device and its keyboard, some of […]

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It may be time to upgrade your PC's Memory

In times where smartphones have often more memory installed than desktop PCs, tablets or laptops, it is a good idea to at least think about upgrading RAM. More RAM may improve the […]

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Should you buy a Microsoft Surface Go 3 device?

Microsoft unveiled new Surface devices this week, including a new Surface Go 3 device. All devices are available for preorder and come with the company's Windows 11 operating system. Surface Go 3 […]

Western Digital My Book Live drives are getting wiped on their own

Western Digital My Book Live drives are getting wiped on their own; company advises users to unplug it from the internet

Losing all your precious files is a data hoarder's nightmare. Unfortunately, many Western Digital My Book Live and My Book Live Duo users have been experiencing that for the past couple of […]

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AMD ends graphics driver support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

AMD released a new version of its Radeon Software Adrenalin driver this week. Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.6.1 is the first driver of the series that supports Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system only, […]

How good is Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3070 Ti video card?

Late last month, NVIDIA announced two additions to its graphic cards portfolio. The new "gaming flagship" GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, and the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. The flagship model launched on June […]

keyboard privacy

keyboardPrivacy is a device that protects you against typing-based profiling

Remember keyboardPrivacy? We reviewed the proof-of-concept Chrome extension back in 2015 when it was first released to protect its users against one from of behavioral targeting: the analysis of typing patterns. All […]

Reminder: support for root certificates with kernel mode signing capabilities ends next year

Microsoft will remove support for root certificates with kernel mode signing capabilities in the Microsoft Trusted Root Program in the first half of 2021. The change affects devices running Microsoft's Windows 10 […]

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Surface Laptop Go or Surface Go 2: a comparison

Microsoft has expanded its line of Surface devices in October 2020 adding the Surface Laptop Go to the mix. It is a cheaper, smaller, lighter, and less powerful device than the Surface […]

DirectStorage API for PCs promises faster game loading times

When Microsoft announced the next Xbox console some time ago, it highlighted some features of the console's underlying architecture to demonstrate its power. Next to DirectX 12 Ultimate, which Microsoft confirmed would […]

Nvidia driver trimmer NVSlimmer updated to version 0.9

It has been a while since we wrote about the excellent NVSlimmer tool here on Ghacks. NVSlimmer is a handy program for owners of NVIDIA graphics cards as it gives more control […]

thunderbolt 4

Thunderbolt 4 is ready: here is what is new and changed

Intel unveiled Thunderbolt 4, the next-generation of the hardware interface designed to connect hardware devices to computer systems, on July 8, 2020. The company revealed that Thunderbolt 4 comes with expanded capabilities […]

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Why you may want to enable Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling in Windows 10

Microsoft introduced a new graphics feature in Windows 10 version 2004; called Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling, it is designed to improve GPU scheduling and thus performance when running applications and games that […]

Nvidia GeForce 451.48 driver introduces full DirectX 12 Ultimate support

Nvidia released a new GeForce graphics driver today that introduces full support for DirectX 12 Ultimate and features other improvements. The new driver can be downloaded from Nvidia's official driver's downloads site; […]

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Dell and Lenovo publish list of tested devices compatible with Windows 10 version 2004

How do you find out if a particular device is compatible with Microsoft's latest version of Windows 10, Windows 10 version 2004 or the May 2020 update? While you could give it […]

surface go 2

Surface Go 2 announced: you need to have the right expectation

Microsoft unveiled the Surface Go 2 device yesterday. The ultra-portable Windows 10 device is the successor of the Surface Go, a laptop that I bought some time ago. Since I own and […]

Intel Graphics Drivers for Windows 10 1909 info

Intel unlocks GPU drivers so that users may bypass OEM driver locks

Drivers may be locked on some OEM devices that use Intel hardware; the effect is that administrators may not install vanilla Intel GPU drivers on these devices but need to rely on […]

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NV Updater (Nvidia Driver Updater) 0.4.0.1 released to customize Nvidia driver installations

We reviewed NV Updater, a tool to customize installations of Nvidia drivers by blocking certain unwanted components from being installed with the driver, in February 2020. The developer of the application released […]

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USB Condoms are a thing now

If you connect your devices to anything public, be it wireless or wired Internet, or USB power charging stations, it is best to assume that these are not safe. While you can […]


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