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Where to get the Best 4K Wallpapers: Wallhaven, Backdrops, and More!

The right wallpaper can be the key centerpiece of your theme, whether it's on your computer or your smartphone. Operating systems like Android 12 make it the main attraction of your whole device's theme using the new Material You guidelines. Windows 10 and Windows 11, while lacking that kind of all-in-one personalization, still give users...

Acer Chromebook Spin 514 review: Rugged, reliable, and fast

Acer announced the Spin 514 Chromebook just ahead of CES this year. This Ryzen-powered Chromebook with AMD graphics aims to put an end to the popular belief that Chromebooks aren't performance machines. There's no doubt Acer is a key OEM in the Chromebook market, so I was excited when they announced this device. Before picking up...

Pick up an Amazon Echo Show 5 for just $45 right now

Amazon pioneered the smart display product category with the original Echo Show, and there have been several upgrades and new models since then. The original Echo Show 5 was released in mid-2019 as a more compact smart display, with all the same features as the larger model. Now you can get one for $44.99 at...

XDA Forums are open for the OnePlus Nord 2, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, and Galaxy Z Flip 3

Samsung is gearing up to launch its next-gen foldables. The company has confirmed that it will host a Galaxy Unpacked event on August 11, and we expect them to unveil the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 during the event. In preparation for the launch, we've also opened forums for these...

Stadia+ is the Chrome extension every Stadia player needs

I've been playing games streamed from the cloud through Google Stadia recently, and I've really enjoyed being able to play a wide variety of games whenever and wherever I want. While the service has gained a lot of quality-of-life improvements in the last few months, it isn't perfect. There are no debugging options, and a...

This Week in Gaming: Activision Blizzard lawsuit, a new Tom Clancy title, and the return of Dead Space

The week has had some promising moments, most notably in the announcement of new games from Ubisoft and Electronic Arts. However, it’s also been overshadowed by a fresh controversy about sexual harassment at a major video game developer — unfortunately just one more to add to the list. Ubisoft reveals Tom Clancy’s XDefiant, a F2P arena...

OnePlus Nord 2 First Impressions: Does the Dimensity gamble pay off?

OnePlus and Qualcomm have had a long and fruitful relationship. Barring the hot Snapdragon 810 on the OnePlus 2, all OnePlus smartphones have paired fantastically with a Snapdragon SoC. The company had also largely stuck to flagship SoCs, but that changed with the launch of the OnePlus Nord last year. The Nord was the first...

OxygenOS Open Beta 12 for the OnePlus 8 series begins rolling out

The latest OxygenOS Open Beta 12 update for the OnePlus 8 series is beginning to roll out, bringing with it a handful of changes and improvements. The last OxygenOS Open Beta to be released rolled out around this time last month, bringing the ability to screenshot the always-on display and also the latest (at the...

Sony WH-1000XM3 ANC headphones now on sale for just $170 ($180 off)

Sony has been selling excellent headphones for decades, and the company's line of Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) headphones have been especially popular in recent years. The latest WH-1000XM4 headphones arrived last year, with multi-device connection support and a few other improvements, but the previous WH-1000XM3 model is still an excellent buy. The headphones were last...

People are getting malware from fake Windows 11 installers

It's wild to have to say this, but if you're planning to install Windows 11, you should get it from official sources. As it turns out, people who are using alternative methods to get Windows 11 are also getting some malware along with it, according to Kaspersky. There's one malicious file called 86307_windows 11 build 21996.1...

XDA Basics: How to split screen on a Chromebook in clamshell or tablet mode

If you use your laptop for work, multitasking is pretty important. Split screen functionality is one of the nicest features out there to help get things done. Most people are familiar with multitasking gestures on their phone, but you can also use similar gestures to enable split screen on your Chromebook. In fact, there are...

OxygenOS 11.0.9.9 update for the OnePlus 8T fixes region-specific issues

OnePlus announced today that it is rolling out a new software update to the OnePlus 8T, the company's late 2020 flagship. The update brings the software version to OxygenOS 11.0.9.9, and it contains fixes for region-specific issues that affect the European and North American software builds. The company is starting to push the update to North...