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Video: Megi’s multi-boot image for the PinePhone (with 17 Linux distros)

The PinePhone is designed to make distro hopping easy. Whether you order a model that comes with Ubuntu Touch, postmarketOS, Manjaro, or KDE Neon pre-installed, the phone is designed to boot first from any properly prepared microSD card. That means you can install an alternate OS on a card, insert it, and turn on the […]

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Differences between Thunderbolt 4, USB 4, Thunderbolt 3, and USB 3

Thunderbolt 4 and USB4 are next-gen technologies that are similar in a lot of ways. But there are also some key differences. Both use the same USB-C connector. Both are capable of data transfer speeds up to 40GB/s. Both can deliver enough power to charge a laptop, and both can drive an external display. But […]

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Review: Acer Swift 3 with Ryzen 7 4700U is a $650 laptop that punches above its class

The Acer Swift 3 line of laptops are thin, light, and designed to offer a good balance of performance, mobility, and price – and the latest version seems to very much deliver on that promise. The Acer Swift 3 (SF314-42-R9YN) is a 14 inch laptop that weighs less than 2.7 pounds, measures just over 0.6 inches thick […]

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uBlock Origin: How to hide Google’s script blocking warning for websites using Funding Choices

If you’re using uBlock Origin with your web browser to block ads and other scripts, then you may come across messages from time to time asking you to disable your ad blocker because it’s interfering with the page. And sometimes that’s the last thing you want to do. I was recently alerted to the fact […]

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OneGx1 review (7 inch mini gaming laptop with cellular support)

The One Netbook OneGx1 is a little laptop computer with a 7 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel touchscreen display and the design of a gaming laptop. The little computer has a backlit keyboard with support for RGB lighting effects, dual fans with a large (and familiar looking) exhaust vent on the back, and an LED […]

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How to install Google Play on the Amazon Fire HD 8

Amazon’s Fire tablets offer some decent bang for the buck — they’re inexpensive devices with decent displays and reasonably good performance. But while the tablets run an Android-based operating system called Fire OS, they don’t come with the Google Play Store or popular Google apps like Gmail, YouTube, or Google Maps. But it’s pretty easy […]

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Dell XPS 13 9300 review (13.4 inch thin and light laptop with Intel Ice Lake)

The Dell XPS 13 has been setting the standard for thin and light laptops for years — and the 2020 model is the smallest to date, measuring just 11.6″ x 7.8″ x 0.6″ and weighing just 2.64 pounds. Dell accomplished that by shrinking the bezel below the display to give the laptop a 91.5 percent […]

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Intel Frost Canyon NUC 10 review (with Intel Core i7-10710U Comet Lake)

Intel’s NUC computers are tiny desktop PCs that typically have laptop-class processors. But the thing about laptop processors is that some of them have gotten pretty good in recent years, offering desktop-class performance in some situations. For the past few weeks I’ve been using a new Intel NUC 10 mini PC with a Core i7-10710U […]