João Carrasqueira-

João Carrasqueira

About João Carrasqueira

I've been covering the tech world since 2018, and I love computers, phones, and - above all that - Nintendo videogames, which I'm always happy to talk about.

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Angled front view of the Lenovo Yoga 6 in tent mode facing left

Lenovo Yoga 6 (2023) vs HP Envy x360 (2022): What's the best convertible?

The new Lenovo Yoga 6 is a welcome refresh of a fantastic convertible, but should you choose it over the more premium HP Envy x360?


The Lenovo Yoga 6 was one of our favorite convertibles of 2022, and Lenovo introduced a refreshed model for 2023. Outside of improved performance, there isn't a lot that's new here, but it's already building on such a strong foundation that it's hard to complain. But if you're considering buying a new laptop, you might find yourself trying to choose between the 2023 Lenovo Yoga 6 and the HP Envy x360 (2022), which is another great convertible but is more premium.

Windows 11 (option 4)

Windows 11 preview build adds a USB4 settings page

Microsoft is rolling out Windows 11 build 23419, including a new settings page for USB4 hubs and new improvements for app defaults.


Microsoft has released yet another build of Windows 11 to Insiders in the Dev channel, uncovering some new features that are making their way to the operating system in the future. Specifically, this build features a new USB4 page in the Settings, along with the recently-announced improvements for app defaults. The build number is 23419, and as a reminder, this Dev channel is a new one, while the old Dev channel has been succeeded by the new Canary channel, where Microsoft isn't announcing a new build yet.

Screenshot of the Windows Insider Program page in the Windows 11 Settings app

The Canary channel isn't enough to make the Windows Insider Program exciting again

While Microsoft's new Canary channel could be to test Windows 12, that idea isn't as exciting as it should be.


Recently, Microsoft made some big changes to the Windows Insider Program, introducing the brand-new Canary channel designed for testing extremely early Windows builds. While Microsoft won't say it, the prevailing theory is that this channel is where Microsoft is testing the rumored Windows 12, which has been reported to be launching in 2024.

Nreal Air AR glasses are adding Windows support, giving you an immersive 21:9 display

The Nreal Air AR glasses are getting official support for Windows PCs, giving users a large 21:9 display and 3DoF support for more immersive gaming.


Nreal, the company behind the Nreal Air AR glasses we reviewed a few months ago, is introducing official support for Windows PCs with the launch of Nebula for Windows. According to a recent survey conducted y the company, 56.68% of Nreal Air users are using it for console gaming (which includes the Steam Deck), and so, the company wants to expand to PC gaming as well.

Mac Studio and Studio Display running Ubuntu Linux 20.04

Can the Mac Studio run Linux? Yes, but not natively

Wondering if you can get Linux running on the new Mac Studio? You can, but it requires some work and you may lose some performance.


Apple's powerful desktop workstation, the Mac Studio, is very tempting. Thanks to the Apple M1 Ultra processor, the Mac Studio is still the fastest Mac on the market, even competing with the "cheese grater" Mac Pro. Out of the box, the Mac Studio will run macOS Ventura, but what if you want to leverage that power in a different OS? If you're wondering whether you can run Linux on the Mac Studio, we have good and bad news.

Windows 11 (option 3)

New Windows 11 preview update gives users faster access to Bing chat

Microsoft has released a new update for Windows Insiders in the Release Preview channel, adding a Bing button to the taskbar among other changes.


Microsoft has released a new Windows 11 update for Insiders enrolled in the Release Preview channel, adding a few of the improvements that have been available in the Beta and Dev channels in the past. There's also a seemingly brand-new change, which gives users faster access to the new Bing chat experience.

LG UltraGear 49GR85DC-B monitor with colorful mountains in the background

LG's new ultrawide gaming monitor supports DisplayHDR 1000 and a 240Hz refresh rate

The 49-inch monitor is essentially two Quad HD screens in one, it boasts top-notch specs for gamers, and it even comes with a free desk pad.


LG has just launched the latest in its UltraGear lineup of gaming monitors, and it's quite the unit. The LG UltraGear 49-inch DQHD monitor (model number 49GR85DC-B) packs some top-of-the-line specs for a top-notch ultra-wide gaming experience, and it carries a price tag to match, coming in at $1,300.

Screenshot of the Windows 11 Task Scheduler over a desktop background

How to create automated tasks with Task Scheduler in Windows 11

If there are certain tasks you'd like your PC to perform automatically, the Windows 11 Task Scheduler lets you do just that.


Windows 11 has many features hiding just beneath the surface, many of which have been around for years. One of these is a program called Task Scheduler, which can automate tasks on Windows 11 so that they always happen on a regular basis. You can also create tasks triggered by other specific events on the computer.

Screenshot of the Snipping Tool in Windows 11 open over a desktop background image

Windows 11 Snipping Tool vulnerability can reveal sensitive information in screenshots

After Pixel phones, it looks like Windows 11's built-in screenshot tool also lets attackers reveal information you may have cropped out.


Recently, we heard of a vulnerability in the screenshot tool of Google's Pixel phones, referred to as aCropalypse, which can result in revealing sensitive information through screenshots, even without the user realizing it. As it turns out, Google isn't the only one with this issue, as the Snipping Tool app in Windows 11 suffers from the same problem.

Screenshot of Bard giving a user tips on how to read 20 books in a year

Bard, Google's long-awaited ChatGPT rival, is finally here

Google's answer to ChatGPT and the new Bing chat is now available in preview for select users in the US and UK, with more countries to follow.


Google is officially entering the AI-powered chat war against ChatGPT with the introduction of Bard, its own take on the concept. Starting today, users in the United States and the United Kingdom can sign up for a preview of Bard and ask for help or information on a given topic. In return, Bard can generate structured responses that help users get the information they need more quickly.

Razer BlackShark V2 headset standing on the back of a chair

Razer BlackShark V2 review: Immersive audio for gaming in a stylish design

Razer's BlackShark V2 is a great headset for gaming, offering THX 7.1 spatial audio and compatibility with multiple devices.


Razer has earned a solid reputation as a manufacturer of gaming-focused peripherals, and that, of course, includes headphones. I daily-drive the 2021 Razer Barracuda X headset, and it's still one of the best pieces of tech I've ever used. But if you're more serious about gaming, the Razer BlackShark V2 may be the option to beat.

Mac Studio Accessories

Best accessories for Mac Studio in 2023

The Mac Studio doesn't include any accessories out of the box, so there are some things you might need, like a monitor or headphones.


Apple recently launched the Mac Studio, its latest desktop computer powered by the brand-new Apple M1 Ultra chipset. This is an incredibly powerful machine for its compact size, even giving the Mac Pro a run for its money. While you get a lot in return for the $1,999 starting price, and it looks like one of the best Macs you can buy, there are still ways you can make the Mac Studio work better for you. Particularly because that price doesn't include any accessories for the Mac Studio.

Obsbot Tiny 2

Obsbot announces a new high-end webcam with a host of new features including a 50MP sensor

Obsbot has announced the Tiny 2, its latest 4K webcam with AI-powered tracking. This new model features voice and gesture controls and a 50MP sensor.


Obsbot, the makers of the excellent Tiny 4K webcam we reviewed last year, are back with a new and upgraded model, the brand-new Obsbot Tiny 2. Acting as a successor to the Obsbot Tiny 4K and a response to the Insta360 Link (which we also reviewed last year), this new model packs an even better sensor and other improvements, while retaining the core AI-powered tracking functionality, with pan, tilt, and zoom (PTZ) capabilities.

Galaxy S23 Ultra camera system

Grab the Galaxy S23 Ultra for just $400 with trade-in during this tempting one-day deal

Samsung is already offering a massive discount on its top-tier flagship, letting you get it for just $400 on a carrier, or $450 unlocked.


Samsung's Galaxy S23 Ultra has barely been on the market for a month, but you can already get some big savings on this top-tier device if you buy it today. Samsung is running a big trade-in promotion, allowing you to save a whopping $800 when you trade in your old phone, effectively bringing the price down to $400. You'll need to buy a carrier-locked variant of the phone, but if you don't want that, the unlocked variant is down to just $450 with a trade-in, which is still an absolutely huge discount. On top of that, you get $100 in instant Samsung credit, too.

Screenshot of the Screenshots folder on Windows 11

How to change where screenshots are saved by default in Windows 11

Do you want to save your Windows 11 screenshots in a different folder? Here's how you can move the Screenshots folder to a different location.


Depending on how familiar you are with Windows 11 (and previous versions), you may know there's a fairly easy way to take screenshots of your entire screen by pressing the Windows key + Print Screen (Prt Scn) on your keyboard. It can even capture images across multiple monitors. These screenshots are automatically saved to a dedicated Screenshots folder in your Pictures library, but did you know you can choose where this folder is stored?

Best Gaming Laptops

Best gaming laptops in 2023

If you're looking for your next gaming rig to take with you anywhere, these are the best gaming laptops you can buy right now.


Gaming is one of the most popular forms of entertainment in the world, and for many of us, it's also the best one. But unlike many other forms of entertainment, gaming requires specific and often expensive hardware to enjoy. Even among the best laptops on the market, it can be hard to find something good enough for gaming, and when you're spending upwards of $1,000, you want to make sure you're getting something that's just right for you. To help you out, we've rounded up some of the best gaming laptops you can buy today so you can rest assured you're making a good purchase.

Surface Go 3 on black table

Surface Go 4: Everything we know and what we're hoping for

Microsoft's latest Surface Go didn't bring a lot of changes, but what can we expect from the Surface Go 4? Here's what we know so far.


The Microsoft Surface Go family may not be the most exciting of laptops, but it has some undeniable merits. These devices bring features like a Full HD+ 3:2 display, a 1080p webcam (and another one on the back), and Windows Hello facial recognition to a very affordable price point, which is commendable. The Surface Go 3 is naturally the best entry in the series, and in our review, we found it to be a great option if you're looking for an affordable tablet. But it's been over a year since it launched, and we're starting to be excited for what's next — a potential Surface Go 4.

Best Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro accessories

Best accessories for the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro in 2023

You can make your Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro work even better for you with some accessories, and these are our top recommendations for you.


Samsung's Galaxy Book 2 Pro series is one of the best lightweight laptops around, and it has a lot going for it. Samsung is using more powerful processors and better webcams while keeping the ultra thin and light design of the original models. Plus, it has a Full HD AMOLED display that looks great. As great as the Galaxy Book 2 Pro is, you can always make the experience that much better for you with some accessories.

Best external monitors for the Surface Pro 9 in 2023

The Surface Pro 9 already has a great display, but if you want some extra screen real estate, these external monitors can be a big help.


The Surface Pro 9 is Microsoft's latest and greatest Windows tablet, packing 12th-generation Intel Core processors, some beautiful new colors, and the same stunning 13-inch display as its predecessor. But as great as that display looks, it does have a downside. It's fairly small, and sometimes, you want to be more productive. If you're using the Surface Pro 9 at your office desk, you might want to plug in some external monitors to expand your workspace, and we've rounded up a few great options for you.

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