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Friday September 24, 2021
15:30How to update your PC's BIOS
A tiny BIOS chip lurks inside every computer, sitting on your motherboard to breathe life into your system when you press the power button. It not only powers your PC, but helps protect it, too.BIOS stands for basic input and output system, and the BIOS chip initializes all the other devices in your PC, like the CPU, GPU, and motherboard chipset. ... PC World
14:40What is USB C?
Since USB-C has almost become the universal standard in terms of connection ports, here is everything you need to know about USB-C. USB-C ports and connectors are pretty commonplace nowadays, and most people with an Android phone will know it as their usual charger. ... The Inquirer
14:19Focus Entertainment launches its own Steam competitor
Steam has a new rival, as Focus Entertainment has set up a new service where you can buy triple-A games for your PC. Known as the Focus Entertainment Store, this new online shop features its own user accounts, in a clear push to make a dent in the digital PC gaming market. ... The Inquirer
14:01Update for Bose QC Earbuds brings several new features
The QuietComfort Earbuds are one of our favourites, offering a sublime noise cancelling performance. Bose has detailed the latest update for the true wireless, and it’s one that adds plenty of new features. The main new feature of the update – labelled 2.0.7 – is the debut of Bose’s Aware Mode with new ActiveSense technology. ... The Inquirer
13:00Trusted Recommends: Philips' 65-inch OLED gets a perfect score
Welcome back to Trusted Recommends, the weekly show where we detail the top scoring products to pass through our labs over the last seven days. This week’s been another hectic one with everything from top-end OLED TVs to robot vacuums earning a recommendation from our team of product experts. ... The Inquirer
11:06The Steam Deck's greatest flaw has already been fixed
Epic Games has finally announced that its anti-cheat software works on Linux and Mac, so there are even more games are within reach. Since the Steam Deck‘s release, Valve has been assuring gamers that anti-cheat software will be included on the handheld PC. ... The Inquirer
10:59Oppo announces new ultra-affordable A16s camera phone
Oppo is bringing a new phone to the A Series, the A16s, a new sleek handset that will be available for just £159. Oppo seems to be adding a new family member to its A Series of phones; this time, the A16s, which comes with a triple camera and will be on sale for £159. The A16s is powered by ColorOS 11. ... The Inquirer
09:45How to watch TV on your PC
There’s thousands of options for watching shows and movies on your TV: Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Max are just a few popular options. But what if you want to watch live TV, including local channels? You can watch live TV through your PC just as you would watch Netflix, or you can kick it old-school with a TV tuner and an antenna. Here’s how. ... PC World
09:30Should you buy a used mining GPU?
Should you buy a used mining GPU? Usually, you may want to avoid graphics cards that were used around the clock to mine cryptocurrency. But that's not necessarily the case during the Great GPU Shortage, when the best graphics cards are always out of stock even when they're going for exorbitant prices. ... PC World
09:18N64 and Sega Mega Drive games are coming to the Switch
Nintendo has confirmed that both N64 and Sega Mega Drive (aka Sega Genesis in US) games will be heading over to the Switch. These classic games will be offered through the Nintendo Online subscription service, similar to how you can currently access Nintendo’s SNES library on the Switch. ... The Inquirer
08:57Google launches new Android accessibility updates
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 4: Detail of the entrance to the Google UK offices in London, with the Google logo visible above the doorway, taken on June 4, 2019. (Photo by Olly Curtis/Future via Getty Images) Google is bringing in two new tools that should help make Android phones more accessible for users. ... The Inquirer
08:21Samsung's new site allows for customisation of its Frame TVs
Are you someone who’s not interested in a regular TV but after a set that fits more stylishly with your décor? Samsung’s Frame TVs fill that gap, and a new site has popped up that offers UK customers more avenues of customising the tellies’ appearance. With the launch of theframebezel. ... The Inquirer
Thursday September 23, 2021
18:27See the Surface Laptop Studio in action: Full 8 minute walkthrough
As the name suggests, Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop Studio fuses together a number of different Surfaces, among them the Surface Laptop and Surface Studio. Inside the Surface Laptop Studio, however, new GeForce RTX hardware points to the power Microsoft has traditionally offered inside the Surface Book. ... PC World
15:30How to overclock your PC's CPU
If you think that overclocking is solely for performance-obsessed geeks armed with bottles of liquid nitrogen, it’s time to reconsider! Even a small bump in PC performance can delay the need to upgrade your processor, keeping money in your pocket. Yes, overclocking can make the best gaming CPUs even better. ... PC World
13:10Surface Laptop Studio vs Surface Book 3: What's new?
The Microsoft Event bought us many new products, including the Surface Pro 8, Surface Duo 2, and the new Surface Laptop Studio. The new Surface Laptop Studio is Microsoft most powerful laptop yet, and the replacement of the well-loved Surface Book 3. Keep reading to find out all the ways these two devices compare and if Microsoft’s newest laptop wins out over its predecessor. ... The Inquirer
10:11Forget the iPad 9, the iPad 8 has just dropped in price
If you’re looking for a quality tablet that doesn’t break the bank, the iPad 8 is on sale for just £263.99 until midnight. iPads are always a bit of a luxury purchase, which is why is helps when they’re significantly discounted. On that thread, the iPad 8 has just been slashed by a hefty £66, going from the asking price of £329.99 to just £263.99. ... The Inquirer
09:45HP Pavilion Aero 13: Light on price and weight, heavy on style and...
The trusty Pavilion has come a long way. With a magnesium aluminum chassis that looks elegant and feels durable and impossibly light, the HP Pavilion Aero 13 looks and feels more like a model from the company’s higher-end Envy or Spectre line than a mainstream Pavilion. And yet the Pavilion Aero 13 line starts at a reasonable $750. ... PC World
09:43Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra could be the Note 21 you're looking for
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra could essentially turn out to be the Samsung Galaxy Note 21 in all but name, with rumours of deep S Pen integration. After Google launches its Pixel 6 range over the coming weeks, Samsung’s next Galaxy S flagship family will be the most hotly anticipated smartphone around. ... The Inquirer
09:42The Surface Laptop Studio fixes the Surface Book's greatest flaw
OPINION: The Surface Book is one of my favourite Microsoft laptop ranges, with a unique take on the 2-in-1 design that’s arguably more ergonomic than the more conventional 360-degree hinge. But the Surface Book laptops also have a major flaw when compared to other high-end convertible laptops, as it sees a major performance drop when detaching the screen from the keyboard. ... The Inquirer
09:37Honor launches new "ultra fusion" quad camera tech
Honor is introducing its latest fusion quad-camera photography technology in the Honor Magic3 Series, to be launched in China. Honor has been working on some photography technology that should improve basic image quality and scenario experience to provide a better photography experience. This new tech is implemented in the companies latest phone, the Magic3 Series. ... The Inquirer
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