Posts From Rich Woods

Rich Woods
Rich Woods

Managing Editor for XDA Computing. I've been covering tech from smartphones to PCs since 2013. If you see me at a trade show, come say hi and let me ask you weird questions about why you use the tech you use.

Microsoft releases Windows 11 build 22000.795 for Patch Tuesday

It's the second Tuesday of the month, and that makes it Patch Tuesday, the day that Microsoft releases updates for all of its supported products. That includes Windows 11, of course, and as of right now, there's still only one version that gets updates. That's because unlike how Windows 10 worked until recently, Windows 11...

Need a Surface Pen replacement? The HP Pen is just $22 today

Ever since Microsoft's introduction of its Surface tablets a decade ago, the PC market has seen the popularization of lots of new form factors, such as convertibles, folios, and more. As we've learned, these products tend to come with an additional cost, whether it's buying a keyboard for your Surface Pro, or buying a pen...

Dell’s brand-new, futuristic XPS 13 Plus is $400 off today

Way back in the beginning of the year, Dell announced the XPS 13 Plus, it's completely redesigned and modernized version of the XPS 13. First of all, it was among the first products to be announced with Intel's new 28W P-series processors, one of the reasons that it really didn't ship until May. But because...

Motorola has a new AR baseball game with the San Diego Padres

Today, Motorola is announcing a new augmented reality game in collaboration with the San Diego Padres. As has been previously disclosed, Major League Baseball uniforms are going to have advertisements on their sleeves next season, and the Padres are going to have the Motorola logo. Through this new partnership, this game was also born. The game...

Dell XPS 17 (2022) Review: The best 17-inch laptop around

If you're in the market for a 17-inch laptop with some power behind it, look no further than the Dell XPS 17, mainly because looking any further would be a waste of your time. This laptop is the best that there is. Of course, if you're not looking for power - which is totally fine...

Why I spent $350 on an Amazon Kindle e-reader twice, and would do so a third time

"I love the smell of a book." "You just can't beat the feel of a real book." "I really enjoy digging through a physical bookstore and finding what I want to read." "I guess I'm just old-fashioned." These are all things that I've heard from people about why they prefer to read physical books instead of digital ones. They're...

Asus Vivobook S 14X OLED Review: OLED never looked this good

The Asus Vivobook S 14X OLED is among the first on the market to have a 120Hz OLED display, which is pretty sweet. After all, OLED laptops are delightful to begin with, and Asus absolutely invests in using the technology in its screens. Adding the high refresh rate on top of that is a chef's...

Microsoft releases Windows 11 22H2 cumulative update to Release Preview

Today, Microsoft is releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview build 22621.169 to the Release Preview channel. It's a cumulative update for the RTM build for Windows 11 version 22H2, and as usual, it contains a bunch of fixes. There are several such updates floating around the Release Preview channel, because there are several tiers in that channel....

LG DualUp Monitor Review: The 16:18 monitor you didn’t know you needed

Have you ever been thinking about buying a new monitor and wishing the store had one with a 16:18 aspect ratio? Of course not. No one has. But LG thought we needed one, and here we are with the new DualUp Monitor; and I'm shocked at how easy it is to call it one of...

Dell XPS 15 (2022) Review: The right mix of power and portability

Dell's XPS 15 has been one of the best laptops for creators for years, and the 2022 model is no different. It blends a four and a third pound chassis with the performance of Intel's 12th-gen 45W processors and Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics, all while delighting the user with a 3.5K OLED display...

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 7 Review: The best business convertible

There's a reason that Lenovo ThinkPad is such a powerful brand, dominating in the business market thanks to a reputation for quality and innovation. And when it comes to the ThinkPad X1 Yoga, the product is tried and true, now on its seventh generation. It's made out of aluminum, has a built-in pen garage, and...

Windows 11 build 22000.766 is in Release Preview with search highlights

Today, Microsoft is releasing Windows 11 build 22000.766 to the Release Preview channel of the Windows Insider Program. It's basically a preview of a preview update, with the one that non-Insiders get being available later on this month. KB5014668 also contains quite a bit. The key new feature is called search highlights. Insiders in other channels...