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Intel NUC 12 Extreme (Dragon Canyon) review: As small as it gets with crazy power

After using Intel's NUC 12 Extreme, also referred to as Dragon Canyon, for about a month now, I really have to say that I like it a lot more than I thought I would. After all, I normally use a PC that I built myself. I could tell you the finest detail about my tower,...

Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus Display Review: Vision Booster is a Game Changer

Every year, Samsung loves to show off just how much brighter its new flagships get. Although they're unquestionably revered as the spearhead in mobile screen technology, the best smartphone displays — in my opinion — haven't typically been found in Samsung's own phones. The Korean giant boasts ever-inflating figures for "peak brightness" (which by themselves...

These are the Best Xposed Modules in 2022: GravityBox, Pixelify, XPrivacyLua, and more!

If you just recently picked up Android modding, then you probably don’t really know about the Xposed Framework. With root access, the framework hooks into ART (the Android runtime) and lets add-ons, called Xposed modules, execute their own methods before, during, or in place of the original methods of the target application. As a result,...

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Hands-On: Flipping the iPhone SE 3 approach

Samsung recently unveiled a pair of mid-tier phones -- the Galaxy A53 5G and the Galaxy A33 5G. The better of the two devices, the Galaxy A53 seemed positioned to take on the just-launched iPhone SE 3 (2022). While Apple's mid-ranger prioritized giving consumers a flagship-level chip while compromising on things like display technology and...

AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX Review: Can Ryzen 6000 series CPU beat Intel Alder Lake?

Intel created huge waves in the industry with the launch of its 12th-gen Alder Lake CPUs, but AMD isn't giving up just yet. The AMD Ryzen 6900HX represents the best of what AMD has to offer in terms of the performance with new Ryzen 6000 series chips. This 45W chip managed to deliver reliable performance...

Realme GT 2 Pro Review: A practical no-nonsense flagship at a sensible price

Realme has been slowly upping the ante with each and every release in the past few years. I reviewed one of the company's first flagship outings in the form of the Realme X50 Pro 5G, and I've been following them closely ever since. At MWC 2022, the company launched the Realme GT 2 and Realme...

Interview: Arm SVP talks about Windows on Arm, competing with Apple, and making more powerful devices

Anyone that knows me knows that if you put me in a room with someone to talk about Windows on Arm, or computing on Arm processors in general, I can talk until the sun goes down. When Arm reached out and asked if I wanted to speak to Paul Williamson, its SVP and General Manager of...

Apple iPad Air 5 (2022) Review: The best tablet option for just about everyone

When Apple announced it would be building its own silicon to replace Intel processors a couple of years ago, the tech industry didn’t know what to expect. Intel’s processors had been so dominant for so long, that even the most diehard Apple fans weren’t sure Apple silicon could truly power laptops. And then not only...

Xiaomi 12 Pro Review: The hot flagship living in the shadow of an Ultra

In the first three months of 2022, we have already seen some excellent, very refined flagships in the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and OPPO Find X5 Pro. Both phones offer a brilliant 120Hz LTPO gen 2 OLED display, awesome cameras, and the most powerful processor in Android (well, some Galaxy S22 Ultras do, anyway). But...

Apple is really making Qualcomm and Windows on Arm look bad

I'm a Windows on Arm fan. In fact, I'm a Windows fan. I've spent the bulk of my career writing about Windows, Microsoft, laptops, and the whole ecosystem. When Qualcomm and Microsoft announced Windows on Arm in 2016 with actual x86 emulation, I was excited. I wasn't excited because of the benefits that Arm processors...

Apple iPhone SE 3 (2022) Review: A15 Bionic at $430 just about makes up for outdated design

You know the saying "looks aren't everything -- it's what's inside that count"? That's the new third-generation iPhone SE (which we'll call iPhone SE 3 going forward) in a nutshell. While the phone has a sleek, understated look that doesn't offend, I can't in good conscience say it looks good either. Not with the thick...

Interview: Realme VP talks fast charging, U.S. availability, and more

At Mobile World Congress this year, Realme announced its newest flagship phone, the Realme GT 2 Pro, along with the GT 2. At the event in Barcelona, on the 14th floor of my hotel with a view overlooking the city, I got a chance to sit down with Mr. Madhav Sheth, Realme VP and Realme...