Reza Pahlevi

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Why California isn’t banning gaming PCs (yet)


The best movies and shows on Disney+ right now

You don't need to be a kid—or a cord-cutter—to dig the entertainment streaming on Disney+.


Philips Hue Dimmer Switch (2021) review: The aging Hue dimmer switch gets a welcome revamp

Equipped with a new button, a much improved wall plate, and greater configurability, the new Hue Dimmer Switch is better in every way.


Asus ROG Falchion review: A wireless gaming keyboard that falls short of the target

Tiny mechanical keyboards are all the rage at the moment. But the ones from gaming companies like Razer and Corsair try to be everything to everyone: ideal companions for both desktops and mobiles. Asus is taking a more focused approach with the ROG Falchion. With an RF-only wireless USB connection, it’s laser-targeted at PC gamers. 

The Falchion should look familiar if you’re a mech keyboard enthusiast. It’s using the unofficial “65 percent” layout, with one extra column of keys beyond the absolute minimum alphanumeric arrangement. This gives it just enough space for a full arrow cluster—a must-have for many users, particularly gamers.

It’s got the touch

But the Falchion also has a hidden trick: a touch-sensitive strip on the left side of the case, cleverly concealing volume controls. This is a smart addition for such a small keyboard. The strip is illuminated. When you touch it, the light indicates volume level while you make adjustments. When not touched, the light indicates battery level. 

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AMD's Radeon RX 6600 XT is an 'epic 1080p' graphics card with a not-nice price


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How to get the Windows 11 beta

Microsoft has released the first official builds of Windows 11. Here’s how to get Windows 11 and try it out for yourself.

You’ll need two things: first, a PC that meets the minimum hardware specifications of Windows 11. Second, you’ll need to join the Windows Insider program so that your PC can receive the first beta or Windows Insider builds of Windows 11. While it’s possible that Microsoft will release a standalone .ISO file of Windows 11, those plans still haven't materialized, officially.

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Amazon’s second-gen Fire TV Cube now lets you make Zoom calls

Just add a compatible webcam, and the latest Fire TV Cube will let you make two-way video calls using the Zoom app for Fire TV.