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XDA Basics: How to update the graphics driver on your PC

Keeping your PC up to date is a great way to ensure it runs smoothly without hiccups. It’s a good habit to periodically check for the latest Windows updates and ensure all system drivers are up to date. Drivers are pieces of software that help certain hardware to communicate with the operating system and other...

Can I connect two displays to the HP Chromebook 14?

The HP Chromebook 14 series is a very popular line of Chromebooks. If you look at the list of Chromebook 14 devices, there's something for everyone. If you recently bought any of the HP Chromebook 14 variants, you might be wondering about connecting multiple displays. Luckily, you can easily connect two monitors to your HP...

Best chargers for HP Chromebook 14: Anker, Baseus, and more

It's always nice to have a backup charger in your bag in case something goes wrong. Sometimes you just want an extra power brick to keep at the office for your Chromebook. Either way, if you own an HP Chromebook 14 model, you might want to consider picking up an alternate charger. When it comes...

Samsung Galaxy Book Go Review: Crazy value at a crazy price

I can't tell you how excited I was to write this review. When Qualcomm announced its Snapdragon 7c chipset back in December 2019, it really piqued my interest. It promised the traditional value propositions like integrated cellular connectivity, thinner and fanless designs, and better battery life, but at a price point that most certainly wasn't...

The Ultimate Guide to AirDrop on iPhone and Mac: Everything you need to know about the super convenient file transfer solution

AirDrop is Apple’s file-sharing feature that allows you to easily transfer files among Apple devices. It's arguably one of the most seamless offline file transfer methods around, and it removes the need to upload your files to the cloud and then download them onto another device. It works on all modern Apple iPhones, iPads, and...

Get three Google Nest Mini smart speakers for just $65

Google finally replaced the original Nest Mini smart speaker (originally called the Google Home Mini) in late 2019, with the arrival of the 2nd-gen Nest Mini. The updated model looks almost identical, but it packs better sound, wall mounting support, and different manufacturing materials. It normally costs $30-35 (even though MSRP is $50), but you...

This exploit lets you unlock the bootloader of the Google Chromecast with Google TV

The Google Chromecast with Google TV is one of the best media streaming dongles out there. The little piece of hardware not only unlocks 4K video streaming at 60fps for connected devices, but it also brings support for HDR content, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos audio. The device can even be considered a capable gaming...

Best Chromebook accessories for students: Docks, Webcams, and more

If you recently bought a Chromebook for school, you probably need a few things to go with it. Whether you're using your Chromebook for virtual classes on Zoom or in the classroom, accessories just make the overall experience easier. Those learning online will certainly want a new high-quality webcam. For power users, a USB-C dock...

Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (M1) vs Microsoft Surface Pro X: Battle of the best ARM tablet

Apple has been pretty adamant about how the iPad Pro is an excellent laptop replacement, especially the new 2021 model powered by its M1 chipset. This is the same processor Apple currently uses on the MacBook Pro 13, MacBook Air, Mac mini, and the 24-inch iMac. The latest iPad Pro offers ample storage options, lots...

Microsoft Edge 92 for Android rolling out with the unified codebase

Following the release of Microsoft Edge 92 for PCs, Microsoft is now giving the same treatment to its mobile browser. This is a major update for Microsoft Edge for Android as it finally unifies the codebase with the PC version. Up until now, the stable version of Microsoft Edge for Android was stuck on Chromium...

Qualcomm has a new partner to build its chips: Intel [Update: Maybe not]

Next year, Qualcomm is set to introduce a new custom ARM architecture that's going to compete with Intel's processors. But a couple of years later than that, Intel might be building Qualcomm's chips. Today, Intel laid out its roadmap through 2025, renaming its process nodes and showing what each generation will look like. One of...

You can now pre-order the Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders from ASUS

Qualcomm recently made headlines when it unveiled a phone called “Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders,” a powerhouse of a phone made in collocation with ASUS. As Qualcomm pointed out at launch, it’s not aimed at average consumers. Rather the phone caters to Snapdragon Insiders, a community of Snapdragon fans and enthusiasts that Qualcomm announced in March. If...