About Tanveer Singh
Tanveer hunts far and wide for Pop Culture and Gaming ideas to write about. An MBA in Marketing, he has been writing on Technology, Gaming and Marketing for over 5 years now. When not scouring the web, he can be found trying to identify the next big Altcoin, running for his life in GTFO or wrecking karts in Smash Karts.
CPU temperature is a crucial indicator of your PC health and CPU performance
Checking your CPU temperature can be an occasional or frequent activity, depending on what you put your precious processor through. If you primarily use your PC for work and some casual gaming, you might never think about how hot your CPU is running. However, if you're into AAA gaming, editing, or overclocking your CPU, checking your CPU temperature becomes extremely important. Modern processors tend to run quite hot, especially if you're running one of the top desktop CPUs or using the best laptops on the market.
There have been bad Nvidia GPUs, and there have been disappointing ones
A graphics card is the heart of any gaming computer, so it rightly receives a lot of attention from consumers and media alike. Nvidia has been the most dominant player in the graphics card market for years now, whether you look at desktop cards or the mobile versions used in laptops. While the company has quite a few spots in the worst graphics cards on the desktop side, its laptop GPUs have also had their fair share of flops, especially after the debut of the laptop RTX GPUs. Today, we look at five of the most disappointing laptop GPUs from Nvidia's RTX lineup.
The Lenovo Legion 9i might be a beast of a gaming laptop, but should you choose it instead of the already excellent Alienware x16?
The Alienware series has produced some of the best gaming laptops over the years, offering powerful machines across different form factors. The Alienware x16 is no different, offering levels of performance that defy its sleek and light build. It even looks quite futuristic without going overboard on the gaming aesthetic. But, if you're torn between the Alienware x16 and the new Lenovo Legion 9i, this comparison might help you decide between the two laptops. Let's unpack whether the Legion 9i's insane specs and some never-before-seen innovations make it a better pick over the Alienware x16.
11 years ago, Apple launched its home-grown Apple Maps which became a laughing stock. Around a decade later, the app is better than ever
Just a few years ago, owning an iPhone was no guarantee that you'd be using Apple Maps for your navigation needs. In fact, it was the opposite as people overwhelmingly downloaded Google Maps the moment they set up their new iPhone. This negative trend toward Apple Maps harkens back to its disastrous launch 11 years ago and Apple's somewhat slow pace of updates, pushing people toward Google Maps as the quintessential maps application.
SSH keys allow enhanced security and convenience for authentication. Here's how you can easily generate SSH keys on Windows
If you find yourself logging into a remote server on your Windows machine repeatedly, you probably know you need SSH keys. Besides being a more secure way of authentication, SSH keys are more convenient than conventional passwords, and offer a variety of additional benefits. Generating SSH keys on Windows 11 is fairly simple and you can do it in a number of ways, based on your preferences and what system you're used to. So, let's get into the various methods you can use to generate SSH keys on Windows.
10 years ago to this day, Apple announced one of its most successful iPhones ever. It also launched one of its most disappointing ones.
Apple is likely to reveal the iPhone 15 series at its upcoming September event, which can be exciting, but the launch of a new iPhone is not what it was years ago. Users today can only expect Apple to bring incremental upgrades or too-little-too-late features like a USB-C port.
AMD's AM5 socket and Ryzen 7000 CPUs might be all the rage but you shouldn't upgrade yet. Here are 5 reasons why
After teasing its long-awaited platform refresh at CES 2022, AMD showed off its Ryzen 7000 CPUs and the AM5 platform at Computex a few months later. The company brought next-gen DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0 support to its desktop processors and overhauled its socket layout, shifting from a PGA socket on the previous AM4 platform to an LGA socket on AM5. After the tremendous success of the AM4 socket, consumers waited to see exactly what benefits the new platform would bring.
One of the most-used Linux distros is Kali Linux, which is preferred by security professionals.
If you're disillusioned with Windows, Linux is probably the top alternative. While it has been around since the 90s, you might not have used any of its implementations or distributions (distros). Kali Linux is one such popular distro used primarily for cybersecurity. It might not be geared toward the average Linux user, but if you're a professional penetration tester or studying cybersecurity with an aim to get certified, Kali Linux is one of the best tools available.
The graveyard of epic tech failures is ever-growing. Here are some of the worst hardware and software fails of all time.
Despite producing products like landmark phones, excellent tablets, and some incredible GPUs, not every product is going to be worth getting. The tech industry has had no lack of epic failures over the decades. From "groundbreaking" AR/VR hardware and disastrous phones and tablets to software that simply failed to get off the ground, here are some of the 10 worst tech failures of all time, in no particular order.
Ergonomic keyboards prevent strain on your wrists and come in a variety of options. This guide helps you choose the right one for you
Having a keyboard that suits your style and use case can do wonders for your typing experience. The best mechanical keyboards are known for their superior switches, ample variety, and endless modding capabilities. Ergonomic keyboards go a step further and are aimed at users who value comfort and productivity in a keyboard above all else.
Buying a pre-built desktop can be tough when you have too many choices. If you don't want to build your own, these are the best options.
Desktop computers offer a great combination of performance, comfort, and convenience. You get the benefits of a large screen and you don't need to worry about the battery running out, no matter how strenuous a workload you're running. Moreover, you have the freedom to use the best mechanical keyboards for gaming or productivity workloads, whatever the case may be. Sure, the best laptops have their own advantages, but if you're not worried about portability and simply want a powerful machine for home use, there's nothing better than a desktop PC. And with more options available than ever before, there's a great desktop computer for everyone at every budget.
The Steam Deck is a great handheld that can be made better with a dock, whether you want a better way to charge it or want to connect it to your TV.
If you've finally picked up a Steam Deck and want to take your portable gaming to the next level, then you might want to consider buying a dock. Docks not only provide you with a great way to charge your Steam Deck but also give you a few useful ports to connect to an external display or use wired peripherals like a keyboard and mouse. We've scoured the length and breadth of Steam Deck dock options out there and picked the very best in case you aren't sure which one to get!
HP is a global leader in desktops, laptops, and printers. The household name was all decided on a coin toss between the founders
On August 18th, 1947 — exactly 76 years ago — Hewlett-Packard or HP (now known as HP Inc.) was incorporated, although the multinational personal computing giant was founded earlier in 1939. For many decades now, HP has been a household name in the personal computer, enterprise server, and printer industries, among many others. The world's leading PC manufacturer from 2007 to 2013, HP has produced widely respected products over its illustrious history.
Upgrading your PC is not a question of if, but when. With countless options available, this guide decodes how to prioritize your PC upgrades wisely.
The urge to upgrade your PC can often turn into a rabbit hole of never-ending research, unnecessary anxiety, and, ultimately, bad purchases. The allure of getting your hands on a shiny new graphics card or the latest CPU is tempting, but if your upgrade decisions are not guided by a focus on your specific use case, you can end up with decisions that are hard to take back.
Ryzen Master allows easy, BIOS-free overclocking for your Ryzen CPUs. Here's a complete rundown of everything you can do with it.
So you’ve got yourself one of the best AMD Ryzen CPUs and want to squeeze some extra performance out of it. Thankfully, AMD’s own free utility called Ryzen Master makes CPU overclocking extremely simple. If you have a Ryzen 2000 series or newer desktop processor, you can safely overclock your CPU using Ryzen Master in the regular Windows environment. There's no need to head into your BIOS.
With both the Razer Blade 14 and ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 getting a 2023 refresh, which one is right for you?
The Razer Blade 14 and ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 series represent some of the best gaming laptops you can buy. The 2023 refresh of these high-end laptops brings the best of AMD's Ryzen 7000 processors and NVIDIA's RTX 4000 GPUs together in thin, compact, and lightweight form factors. These notebooks not only offer top-tier gaming performance but also rival the best laptops in terms of premium design and build quality. And considering they are two of the most popular gaming laptops today, let's compare them and find out which one is the better 14-inch laptop for you in 2023.
Clipboard syncing in Windows lets you easily move images and text across your Windows and Android devices. Here's how to enable it.
If you’ve ever felt the need to move text and images between your Windows 11 devices, Microsoft has a handy trick for you. With clipboard syncing, you can instantly move your most used images, links, and text between your Windows PC, laptop, and even Android phone. All you need is the same Microsoft account across each device and some changes to your device settings. Let’s unpack the various ways you can enable clipboard syncing in Windows 11 and have your favorite items available whenever you need them.
Choosing the best budget CPU cooler for your PC depends not just on the price but also performance, looks, and size
There was a time when stock coolers were more than enough for cooling your CPU. But recent CPUs from both AMD and Intel draw more power and generate more heat than stock coolers can handle. Even if you aren’t rocking an Intel i9-13900K or AMD Ryzen 7950X, buying an aftermarket CPU cooler can help you cool your chip while reducing noise levels. And you don’t even need to blow a hole in your wallet to get a solid option. Whether you’re targeting performance or aesthetics or both, I’ve got you covered with the best budget air and liquid CPU coolers.