Ventoy Turns A USB Into A Choose Your Own ISO Boot Disk

Ventoy Is 18MB Of Boot Disk Freedom If you are looking for a handy way to carry around as many boot disks as you could ever want in your pocket. Unlike some other boot loaders you won’t even need ...

Podcast #655 – N-Gauge, Intel DRM, Microsoft Browser, 3090ti, SilverStone ALTA G1M Case Review + More!

Can’t stop the PC Per signal, it’s like pirate radio. Intel Alder Lake has just about got their DRM issues figured out, Microsoft is letting you have your browser and start menu, there’s just about no room left on ...

Final Fantasy VII Remake Comes to PC December 16

The wait is over: Final Fantasy VII Remake will be available on PC next week, just one week after it was announced during The Game Awards 2021. Mark your calendars, or just remember that it’s coming on Thursday (December ...

PowerColor Is Into Mechanical Keyboards Now

You Can’t Get A PowerColor Red Devil But They Have A Ducky One 2 SF Keyboard For You The PowerColor x Ducky One 2 SF is a 65% keyboard, dropping the numpad but keeping the Del, Pg Up, Pg ...

Not Safe For Warhammer … Meet Slaanesh In The Third Of The Series

Khorne Got A Blood Update … Be Afraid Creative Assembly have been slowly revealing teasers of the content of the third expansion/stand alone Total War: Warhammer game, still due for release on February 17th of next year.  This short ...

Running Android 10+ and Microsoft Teams? Hope You Don’t Need 911

Applies To More Than Just A Pixel 3 Running Android 11 It is not often that a software bug on your phone is life threatening, unfortunately that is very much the case on at least some Android phones running ...

Not Safe For Warhammer … Meet Slaneesh In The Third Of The Series

Khorne Got A Blood Update … Be Afraid Creative Assembly have been slowly revealing teasers of the content of the third expansion/stand alone Total War: Warhammer game, still due for release on February 17th of next year.  This short ...

YouTube and Roku’s Hearts Grew A Tiny Bit Today

Roku Was Hours Away From Being Free Of YouTube Comments A clash of online titans has come to a conclusion, allowing us mere consumers to continue to spend hours streaming YouTube videos over Roku devices.  On the one side ...

Seagate FireCuda 530 For PCIe 4.0 Lovers

It Might Say Seagate, But We Know A Phison PS5018-E18 When We See One The Seagate FireCuda 530 comes with the components we all know and love, Micron’s B47R 176-layer 3D TLC NAND and Phison’s PS5018-E18 NVMe 1.4 controller.  ...

BetterDummy, A Resolution To Apple M1 Mac’s Dislike Of External Monitors

How Dare You Purchase A Display Which Ships With A Stand! Users of Macs powered by the Apple M1 chip have been having some serious problems with external monitors, thanks to the shared DNA with iPad OS.  Many non-Apple ...

Podcast #654 – Snapdragon 8, AMD WiFi Chips, Bricking Samsung TVs, Windows on ARM, DDR4 still very good & plenty fast + more!

Back at it after a week off, welcome! AMD has bought their way into having their own WiFi chips, curtesy of MediaTek.  DDR4 has still got it where it counts in many cases, and if you’ve got plenty of ...

Aliens: Fireteam Elite Is Adding Free Content

This One’s Free But New DLC With A Fee Is Coming Too Aliens: Fireteam Elite, which apparently doesn’t suck as much as some of the past games, is coming into its second season and as part of that comes ...

Happy Friday From Microsoft! Get Your Browser Back And A Better Start Menu

Microsoft Returns Control Of Your Default Browser In the current version of Windows 11, if you want to reset your default browser to something other than Edge, after ignoring the message you get when downloading it, you need to change ...

The Elder Scrolls 6 Is Coming To PC And XBox

She’ll Be Coming ’round The Mountain When She Comes The exclusive release of the next Elder Scrolls game shouldn’t come as a surprise after Microsoft purchased Bethesda Softworks’ parent company ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion back in March.  Playstation ...

FlowIO Platform – A Kinder, Gentler Pneumatic Hand

Meet The 2021 Hackaday Prize Winners The Grand Winner of the 2021 Hackaday Prize is the FlowIO Platform, a modular pneumatics controller for soft robotics and smart material projects which is described as “like a Lego set for pneumatics!”  ...

Cherry MX Board 3.0 S Mechanical Keyboard Review

Manufacturer: CHERRY Contents A Sturdy Aluminum Frame Keyboard with a Fresh Design The CHERRY MX Board 3.0 S Usage Notes Final Thoughts A Sturdy Aluminum Frame Keyboard with a Fresh Design I’ve looked at a number of mechanical keyboards over ...

Meet The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

Qualcomm’s First ARM V9 Chip Is Coming There are big things afoot at Qualcomm, and not just the spinning off of Snapdragon as a separate brand, they are also going to use ARM V9 as the basis of their ...

Seaberry Turns A Raspberry Pi 4 Into A Linux Powered ITX System

A Raspberry Pi 4 With 11 PCIe slots Since it’s inception the Raspberry Pi has evolved from it’s start as a nifty sounding hobby board to a rather powerful multi-core small form factor computer which is capable of quite ...

Don’t Swallow The NZXT Capsule Microphone

Drop The Headphone Mic, Pick Up The NZXT Capsule For ~$100 The boom mics on gaming headsets are finally getting better, but they still can’t match the quality of even an inexpensive cardioid microphone, which is why you might ...

Podcast #653 – NVIDIA Updates DLSS, Intel BIOS Security Flaws, Seagate puts HDDs on your NVME, Win 10 vs 11 on Alder Lake, Cherry MX Keyboard Review + mOrE!

Intel has more severe BIOS security flaws, NVIDIA has some nice updates for DLSS including some software based rendering techniques, Cherry MX aluminum keyboard review, Seagate has got this idea for putting harddrives on the NVME connection, and grab ...

Samsung TVs Can Be Bricked Remotely

Surely There Can’t Be Any Way This Could Be Abused Samsung’s solution to a large theft of their TVs has revealed a hitherto unknown feature on their products called TV Block, an ability for them to remotely brick their ...

The N-Gage Rides Again? Qualcomm’s Announces Their G3x Handheld Gaming Gubbins

The Qualcomm G3x Is Mightier Than A PSP, More Nimble Than A Shield … It might look a bit like a Nintendo Switch but the Qualcomm G3x is a little more flexible, able to play Sony PlayStation, Xbox, PC ...

EPOS H3 Hybrid Gaming Headset Review

Manufacturer: EPOS Contents A Versatile Headset with USB, Bluetooth, and 3.5 mm Inputs The H3 Hybrid Gaming Headset Subjective Listening Impressions Final Thoughts A Versatile Headset with USB, Bluetooth, and 3.5 mm Inputs We reviewed the EPOS H3 closed acoustic ...

Flexispot Kana Pro Bamboo Adjustable Standing Desk Review

Manufacturer: Flexispot Contents Flexispot Kana Pro Adjustable Desk Options & Accessories Packaging & Delivery Powered Desk: Assemble! Operation and Thoughts Conclusion Flexispot Kana Pro Adjustable Desk I was in the market for some new home office furniture after recently getting ...

Grab Your 70-Some Fixes For Windows 11

Say Goodbye To The Black Screen Of Death The new build 22000.346 for the Beta and Release previews of Windows 11 incorporates a huge list of fixes, some of which are described accurately by The Register as significant issues.  ...

T’is The Season For Every Online Game Retailer To Start Their Sales

Steam Sales, Origin Sales, Epic Game Store Sales … Prices are falling all across the interweb as the major online retailers begin their sales season, with Black Friday, Cyber Monday and just plain old Autumn sales begin vying for ...

HyperX SoloCast USB Gaming Microphone Review

Manufacturer: HyperX Contents A High-Quality Value Entry from the Maker of the QuadCast The HyperX SoloCast Subjective Audio Quality Assessment The Short Version The Long Version Final Thoughts A High-Quality Value Entry from the Maker of the QuadCast The SoloCast ...

Building Keyboards With Kailh And Akko

Building PCs?  Naw, Now We’re Building Keyboards! Kailh sent along a batch of new switches to TechPowerUp to use in a keyboard build which have some impressive names, including Red Bean Pudding, Fried Egg, Canary, Polla, and White Owl.  ...

Windows on ARM, Not Just For Qualcomm Anymore?

Qualcomm’s Exclusivity Deal With Microsoft Ends Soon There could be an interesting change in the market, if Microsoft and Qualcomm end their current deal which requires any and all ARM powered Windows computers to run on Qualcomm’s hardware.  There ...

be quiet! Shadow Rock Slim 2 CPU Air Cooler Review

Manufacturer: be quiet! Contents The Sound of Silence The Shadow Rock Slim 2 Performance Testing Conclusion The Sound of Silence Upon reflection, it seems that I have historically begun articles with comments about the names of the various products I’ve ...

The Faceless HIFIMAN Arya Stealth Magnets Headset

With Apos Flow Cable Too HIFIMAN chose to be discreet with their Ayra Stealth Magnets headset, the only branding is an H on the adjustable headband and a tiny Arya written at the top of the ear cups, which ...

IT Won’t Give You Admin? This Windows Installer Bug Can Fix That

The Patch, It Does Nothing There once was a zero day exploit called CVE-2021-41379, which let a user gain elevated access to a system with a malformed MSI-type installer.  The exploit allowed them to delete files they shouldn’t be ...

The Security On Older Intel BIOS Firmware Is A Bit Floppy; Get Patching!

Atoms, And Celerons, And Pentiums, Oh My The good news is that there are patches being provided for most of the affected processors, but unfortunately some older processor families such as Kaby Lake are likely to remain vulnerable as ...

Far Cry 6 Benchmarks, Will You Have To Craft An Upgrade?

It’s Dunia 2, But With DXR Ray Tracing, FSR And More Far Cry 6 benchmarks are slightly more interesting than the past couple of games, as the Dunia 2 engine is well known, as we have been testing the ...

Patriot DDR5 4800 Memory – Future Power

Contents Patriot Brings the DDR5 Now With ECC! Timings and Availabilities Patriot Brings the DDR5 It’s the near future for us in memory, so Patriot has revealed their Signature DDR5 memory line so we can better be prepared for ...

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 3 15″ – Long Term Review

Manufacturer: Lenovo Contents The Lenovo P1 Gen 3 15″ A nice laptop built around a great screen Initial Impressions From All Reviewer 1 Quick Take First Reviewer – All the Points Boot times & User Inputs Battery Life & 4k ...

ASUS XG-C100C NIC – 10 Gigabit Ethernet for the Masses

Manufacturer: ASUS Overview Don’t you deserve more than 1Gbps? To say that the consumer wired networking market has stagnated has been an understatement. While we've seen generational improvements on NICs from companies like Intel, and companies like Rivet trying to ...

NVIDIA is ready to storm the server room

Source: NVIDIA As part of their long list of announcements yesterday, NVIDIA revealed they are partnering with Cisco, Dell EMC, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Inspur, Lenovo and Sugon to provide servers powered by T4 Tensor Core GPUs, optimized to run ...

The Dark Knight returns, the ASUS RT-AC1900P wireless router

Source: The Tech Report If you are more interested in quick wireless networking than you are in upgrading to a 10Gbps wired network then perhaps this review over at The Tech Report will catch your fancy. It is similar in ...

Building a Steam Caching Server for Faster Game Downloads

Manufacturer: PC Perspective Contents I Have a Need, a Need for Download Speed Should you try to speed up consecutive Steam downloads with a cache server? The Setup The Hardware Results I Have a Need, a Need for Download Speed ...