Hardware

Best Computer Monitors 2021 | Tom’s Hardware

With working from home becoming a permanent staple for many, finding the best computer monitor is more important than ever. Meanwhile, many PC components are still suffering depressing shortages, making a screen upgrade one of the easiest and most impactful changes you can make to your gaming rig right now …

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Windows 11 Insider Build Hits the Beta Channel

Since the announcement of Windows 11, Microsoft has been releasing preview builds to the Windows 11 Insider program, in which users test the operating system and send feedback. Those have fallen in the “Dev” channel, until today, when the first release came to the more stable “Beta” channel. That release …

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Raspberry Pi CM4 Becomes TV Stick

Some of the best Raspberry Pi projects are those that seem so simple, in hindsight, but which it takes a particular type of brain to envisage. Take this Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 conversion from MBS or Magic Blue Smoke, on Hackaday. (Image credit: MBS) Simply by inverting the usual …

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Raspberry Pi 4 Powers Clever, Expensive Robot Combo

Launched today, myAGV claims to be the world’s smallest compound robot capable of six degrees of freedom. It carries a built-in camera and 360-degree LIDAR to enable autonomous navigation, and it uses a Raspberry Pi 4 as its brains. (Image credit: Elephant Robotics) A joint venture between Elephant Robotics and …

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Coolers for Intel’s Alder Lake CPUs Spotted

Intel’s codenamed Alder Lake processors for desktops in the LGA1700 socket are set to be unveiled sometime later this year year. But eager cooler manufacturers already claim to have products ready for these upcoming CPUs. Rego appears to be among the first to announce a lineup of entry-level coolers for Intel’s 12th …

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PCIe 4.0 SSD With Chinese 128L 3D TLC NAND Hits 7.5 GBps

Asgard, a Chinese memory and storage manufacturer, has announced the company’s first PCIe 4.0 SSD. With its blazing speed, the AN4 could easily rival some of the best SSDs that are currently on the market. The AN4 is based on Innogrit’s IG5236 Rainier controller and YMTC’s 128-layer 3D TLC (triple-level …

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