Posts From João Carrasqueira

João Carrasqueira
João Carrasqueira

Writer at XDA Computing. I've been covering the world of technology since 2018, but I've loved the field for a lot longer. And I have a weird affinity for Nintendo videogames, which I'm always happy to talk about.

Razer’s new Hello Kitty gaming accessories add some pink to your setup

Razer is partnering with Sanrio - owners of the Hello Kitty brand - to launch a series of gaming accessories themed around the popular cat character. The new accessories come with an overload of pink (and other colors) for your gaming setup, which is quite different from what the company usually offers. Yes, Razer does...

Windows 11 features already in preview: Everything you can try right now

After a few months of testing with Windows Insiders, the first version of Windows 11 finally began rolling out to the public on October 5th, and it's now available on most laptops you can buy today. The lead-up to the launch was an exciting time, and we believe Windows 11 is a worthwhile upgrade for...

These are the Best Laptops you can buy in 2022

As much as smartphones have become the central tool for many aspects of our lives, there are some things you can only do on a PC. Even if smartphones have the power to do almost anything, some things are just more convenient on a laptop. To me, buying a new laptop is always an incredibly...

These are the Best 5G Laptops that you can buy in 2022

Nowadays, most of us expect to be connected to the internet wherever we go. Our phones are the easiest way to access just about anything online wherever we are, but they don't quite allow us to be as productive as we are on a laptop. Thankfully, laptops have caught on with the addition of cellular...

Microsoft is working on a new Task Manager for Windows 11 with Fluent Design

Microsoft rolled out Windows 11 build 22538 earlier today, and if you're just looking at the company's changelog, the build doesn't have any ground-breaking new features (though there are some welcome improvements). However, lying dormant in this build is something a bit more significant. As shared by Twitter user FireCube (initially discovered by a user...

These are the best deals you can get on the Surface Go 3

The Surface Go family may not be on the bleeding edge of technology, but it's a great little tablet/laptop for many users. It's small and lightweight, even compared to other Surface models, and it still provides enough power for all kinds of everyday tasks. Microsoft recently launched the Surface Go 3, a big step up...

Advanced game install features on the Xbox app for PC are now enabled by default

Microsoft is rolling out a new version of the Xbox app for Windows 10 and 11, enabling the advanced installation features that were rolled out a few months ago by default. The features were already available to try before, but now, they'll be enabled by default so you can install games in your preferred folder...

These are the best deals you can get on the Surface Laptop Studio

The Surface Laptop Studio is easily one of the most exciting Surface devices in recent years. Sporting an all-new form compared to other Surface devices, it's a blend of the Surface Laptop and Surface Studio, but it's also a replacement for the Surface Book family. Plus, it's a lot more powerful too. If you're looking...

Best Thunderbolt accessories for your laptop in 2022: Docks, eGPUs, and more

In recent years Thunderbolt has become an essential part of many laptops and PCs. Developed by Intel, the Thunderbolt protocol uses USB Type-C ports to deliver very high bandwidths -- up to 40Gbps, as of Thunderbolt 4 -- which can be used to connect all kinds of peripherals. Many of the best laptops you can...

These are the best HP laptops for gaming in 2022

There seems to be an almost never-ending number of laptops on the market today, and it's fair to say we're usually spoiled for choice in most categories. As we approach the holiday season, we've rounded up many of the best laptops you can buy as a gift for yourself or a loved one. That includes specific...

These are the best Windows on ARM laptops you can buy

Microsoft and Qualcomm first introduced Windows on ARM back in 2017, but it took some time for ARM devices to catch on. The ability to run Windows on ARM-based processors is a big deal. ARM processors offer always-on connectivity, instant wake, and many of them come with cellular connectivity without adding a premium to the...

These are the best deals you can get on the Surface Pro 8

Microsoft recently launched the Surface Pro 8, and it's one of the most exciting Surface devices in a few years. After sticking with the same general design since the Surface Pro 4, the Surface Pro 8 finally brings some major changes, including a bigger display and Thunderbolt support. If you've been waiting for the right...