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Introduction   Last September Honor debuted its MagicBook View 14 in China powered by Intel’s 11-gen Core chipsets, NVIDIA GeForce MX 450 GPU and running Windows 11 out of the box. The same laptop (minus the dedicated graphics card) came to Europe later in Q4 and we are finally ready to give you our impressions after a test period where this reviewer used the MagicBook View 14 as his sole work machine for over two...

Microsoft Teams’ Walkie Talkie feature is now available to all users of the company’s communications app. Walkie Talkie allows Microsoft Teams users to convert their smartphones or tablets into a walkie-talkie that can communicate via cellular data or Wi-Fi. It was first announced two years ago and has been mostly in preview since then. The feature was initially available on Android in September 2020, but Microsoft now says it is also available on Zebra mobile...

DxOMark recently published a full camera review of last year’s vivo X70 Pro, which we found to be one of the best cameras on the market. The handset received an overall score of 131 points, placing it in 12th place alongside the Oppo Find X3 Pro and the vivo X50 Pro+, according to DxOMark. Surprisingly, this places it one spot above the iPhone 13, 13 mini, and 12 Pro Max.   The reviewers praised the...

Introduction The OnePlus 9RT is the successor to last year’s OnePlus 9R. The 9RT, like its predecessor, is primarily an Asian device, first appearing in China and now in India. The 9RT sits between the premium OnePlus smartphones, such as the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro, and the more affordable Nord series. Nobody knows why OnePlus chose to launch these phones solely in Asia.   The 9RT is a minor upgrade over the 9R, which...

I review a lot of true wireless earbuds, so I’m always interested in what the next trends will be when companies release their annual product refresh. Smaller sizes, longer battery life, and hands-free features have become the norm in recent years, but there’s only so much you can do on such a small device. Jabra’s Elite 3 wireless earbuds set a new standard for affordable wireless earbuds in 2021. At $80, it covers the majority...

In June, Google demonstrated a video conferencing session that included a second display panel. Companion Mode for Google Meet is currently being rolled out “when joining a meeting using Google Meet hardware or the Nest Hub Max,” according to the company. As long as you have a Google Meet call open on a Smart Display or other dedicated hardware that would otherwise prevent you from using those interactive features, Companion Mode allows you to text...

Microsoft may no longer be involved in the design of smartphones, but the corporation has continued to develop services for both Android and Apple’s Mac computers.. A Windows Defender preview for both Android and iOS has debuted in the Microsoft Store, and it appears to be a beta version. On the Microsoft Store app, Microsoft Defender Preview is listed as a free download, with Microsoft named as the publisher. We don’t advocate executing untrusted software...

Microsoft is working on a new update for Windows 11 that will improve the performance of the new operating system (OS) on outdated and low-cost hardware. Techradar reported that Windows 11 Build 22526 is now available to members of the Insider early access program, with numerous enhancements and fixes. It is unclear when the update will be made available to the public. Though the majority of the new features are minor, the software giant is...

Pros Very light Very quiet (relatively) very fast Cons Subpar RGB Just barely adequate audio SD card reader barely adequate Our Verdict The XPG Xenia 15 KC breaks the laws of thin gaming laptops by actually being very quiet—and very powerful. Check Best Prices Today We’ve long wondered whether it was simply impossible to create a thin Intel-based gaming laptop that didn’t howl like a banshee, or if no one bothered to try. This is...

Following numerous reports that iCloud Private Relay was no longer working with some carriers, Apple is making it clear to users what they can do if Private Relay is not working due to a network error. With iOS 15.3, users will see a disclaimer explaining why the feature is disabled and how they can fix it. The iCloud Private Relay network error message has been updated with iOS 15.3 beta 2, which was released to...