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Lenovo Legion Pro 5i Gen 8 Review: Top End Performance at a Mid-Range Price

Rating: 9/10 ? 1 - Absolute Hot Garbage 2 - Sorta Lukewarm Garbage 3 - Strongly Flawed Design 4 - Some Pros, Lots Of Cons 5 - Acceptably Imperfect 6 - Good Enough to Buy On Sale 7 - Great, But Not Best-In-Class 8 - Fantastic, with Some Footnotes 9 - Shut Up And Take My Money 10 - Absolute Design Nirvana Price: $1,589.99 Lenovo The Lenovo Legion Pro 5i Gen 8 is a very powerful high-end gaming laptop. As…

Razer Returns to Its RGB Roots with the Cobra Pro Mouse

Razer just launched the Cobra Pro, a mouse that combines the Basilisk’s flashy attitude with the Viper’s slim design. And despite all of the pearl-clutching that you may see from enthusiasts, the Cobra Pro is an interesting offering with some unique specs. The Cobra Pro costs $130, and it’s the flagship offering in Razer’s new “Cobra” product category. For those on a budget, there’s also the $40 Razer Cobra, which requires a wired connection and contains some downgraded features. Anyway,…

Should You Use an OLED TV as a Computer Monitor?

Ideally, you should only use an OLED TV as a secondary monitor for gaming or watching videos. Using an OLED TV as your primary computer monitor will seriously reduce its lifespan, as the static elements in a computer operating system will accelerate OLED burn-in.Even the most casual PC gamer is always looking for ways to improve their setup. But one method, which has gained a lot of popularity, is a bit questionable—some people are pairing their PCs with OLED TVs.…

Satechi Threw the Whole Kitchen Sink Into Its New TB4 Docking Station

Need a docking station that does it all? Satechi’s new Thunderbolt 4 Multimedia Dock can support up to four external monitors, it’s absolutely plastered with high-speed ports, and its flexible form factor is perfect for most desktops. Of course, premium features cost money—this puppy is $350. Note: You can save 20% on the Satechi Thunderbolt 4 Multimedia Dock with coupon code “TB4.” This coupon expires July 6th. Thanks to TB4 connectivity, the Satechi Thunderbolt 4 Multimedia Dock is quite flexible. It…

Proton Finally Launches Its Password Manager

After a swift two-month wait, Proton Pass is now available. This password manager feature end-to-end encryption, it comes in free and paid flavors, and importantly, it integrates with Proton’s suite of privacy-focused apps. Password managers are fairly straightforward. They allow you to generate and store unique passwords on the fly. You can access these passwords from all of your devices, and for added convenience, password managers will auto-fill your information when you need to log into a website or app.…

Windows 11 Is Testing Passkeys for Apps and Websites

It’s no longer the 90s or 2000s, it’s the 2020s, and passwords are old news. These days, everyone from Google, Apple, and even Microsoft is ditching passwords for passkeys. And while it’s a slow shift, Microsoft has started testing passkeys in Windows 11. According to Bleeping Computer, Microsoft has a new passkey system for Windows Hello that lets users easily sign into apps and websites without a password. Instead, you’ll use a fingerprint, pin, or face scan. The latest Insider Preview…

What’s the Difference Between an Inkjet and a Laser Printer?

As you might guess from the names, an inkjet printer uses ink to print, while a laser printer uses lasers. This leads to better color prints with an inkjet printer, but much lower per-page cost for laser printers.Does this sound familiar? You realize you need a new printer and say to yourself, “This will be easy.” However, it doesn’t end up being as simple as you thought because you have to choose between an inkjet printer and a laser printer.…

Samsung’s Odyssey OLED G9 Is for Gamers Who Love Overkill

Any PC gamer will tell you that Samsung’s Odyssey monitors are just outrageous. Not only do these monitors offer top-end specs, but they tend to be massive and expensive. Now, Samsung is launching the Odyssey OLED G9—it’s the first curved ultra-wide OLED monitor, and it’s totally overkill. The specs are impressive, of course. Samsung’s Odyssey OLED G9 uses a 49-inch panel with a 32:9 aspect ratio. It offers a zippy 0.03ms response time and a maximum 240Hz refresh rate. Of course,…

Lenovo Thinkbook 14s Yoga Gen 3 Review: Excellent Internals, Iffy Extras

Rating: 7/10 ? 1 - Absolute Hot Garbage 2 - Sorta Lukewarm Garbage 3 - Strongly Flawed Design 4 - Some Pros, Lots Of Cons 5 - Acceptably Imperfect 6 - Good Enough to Buy On Sale 7 - Great, But Not Best-In-Class 8 - Fantastic, with Some Footnotes 9 - Shut Up And Take My Money 10 - Absolute Design Nirvana Price: Starting At $1,420 Lenovo The Lenovo Yoga laptop series is known for its flexible 2-in-1 design. I’ve…

What Does the Padlock in Your Address Bar Mean?

The padlock icon indicates that a webpage was loaded with the HTTPS protocol. Years ago, this was quite notable, as HTTPS provides increased encryption and security for web users. But nearly every site now uses HTTPS, including malicious websites. At this point, the padlock icon is basically window dressing.Visit any website, and a padlock icon is almost guaranteed to appear in your address bar. This small padlock may lead you to believe that a website is safe or secure—in reality,…

Mullvad VPN Debuts Its Ad-Free Search Engine

If you want a privacy-focused search engine that isn’t supported by advertisements, Mullvad Leta is worth checking out. This new search engine, which is exclusive to Mullvad VPN subscribers, is still quite rudimentary. But it offers high-quality search results, it’s ad-free, and it’s audited by Assured AB. Unlike Brave Search, which maintain an index of unique search results, Mullvad Leta is what’s called a “Google proxy.” It fields all of its search results from Google, but it masks your identity…

Kensington Launches a Quiet Mechanical Keyboard for Professionals

Whether you’re at the office or working from home, you probably want a keyboard that won’t annoy other people. Still, you need a great typing experience. That’s why Kensington is launching its QuietType Pro “silent” mechanical keyboard—an impressive but costly piece of hardware. The Kensington QuietType Pro, which was originally announced at CES 2023, combines premium Kailh Midnight Pro Silent Tactile Switches with sound-dampening pads. The result is a quiet-yet-tactile typing experience—the keys reach about 55 dB, according to Kensington. For…