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Aaron Leong

Aaron Leong

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Aaron enjoys all manner of tech - from mobile (phones/smartwear), audio (headphones/earbuds), computing (gaming/Chromebooks), and automotive, especially figuring out about how they work, how they're made, and how to get the most of out them. From time to time, he can be found scampering around Swappa or Craigslist for the best deals. Some of Aaron's writing background includes technical manuals as a production engineer, training curriculum as an organizational developer, and, in recent years, scripts for his YouTube channel, GearUP with Aaron. Free time is spent with family, rock climbing, kayaking, working on the cars, yard work, or pretty much anything outdoorsy.

A red Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 sits open on a table.

This secret Samsung laptop may merge ChromeOS with DeX

Samsung might be developing an Exynos-powered hybrid laptop essentially combining the DeX interface with ChromeOS.
Concept of macOS dynamic dock.

This macOS concept fixes both the Touch Bar and Dynamic Island

These artist concepts imagine if the macOS dock behaved more fluidly, dynamically morphing to show background processes.
Close up of ChatGPT and OpenAI logo.

What is ChatGPT Plus? Everything we know about the premium tier

ChatGPT Plus is a subscription model for those who need faster speeds and priority access during peak times.
Windows 10 running on the Steam Deck.

A version of Windows 11 for handheld gaming? Yes, please

Microsoft might have just given us a small, but hopeful glimpse of a possible Windows 11 gaming UI designed to be used with small handheld gaming devices.
A MacBook Pro on a desk with ChatGPT's website showing on its display.

ChatGPT just created malware, and that’s seriously scary

A self-professed programming novice has reported to create a powerful data-mining malware using just ChatGPT prompts, all within a span of a few hours.
ChatGPT versus Google on smartphones.

Google Bard vs. ChatGPT: which is the better AI chatbot?

ChatGPT and Google Bard are two exciting new AI chatbots with all sorts of functions. But which is better? Let's dig into their features to find out.
Acer Chromebook Vero 514 top down view showing vents.

Google just made a big change to how Chromebooks apps work

Chrome Apps on your Chromebook is finally about to be replaced by Progressive Web Apps (PWA), with the latest Chrome stable version 112 as the starting point.
Person using Windows 11 laptop on their lap by the window.

4 Windows 11 accessibility features that make it easier for everyone to use

Microsoft's ever-maturing Windows 11 continues to add accessibility features that make it easier for everyone to use. Here are our favorites.
The side profile of the ThinkPad Z13.

Lenovo’s latest ThinkPad Z13 includes a lid made entirely of flaxseeds

Lenovo debuted its redesigned range of ThinkPad laptops at Mobile World Congress 2023, including a new Z13 covered in flaxseeds.
Google Chrome icon in mac dock.

Google Chrome’s latest update solves the browser’s biggest problem

Google's latest Chrome 110 stable release brings new background memory management, as well as energy-saving modes to improve your overall browsing experience.
ChatGPT and OpenAI logos.

Here’s why ChatGPT might be ‘at capacity’ for you still

AI-powered ChatGPT has recently been frustrating a sizable number of potential new users with an at capacity error.
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How Windows 11 scrapes your data before you’re even connected to the internet

If you thought that Windows 11 isn't sending out a bunch of privacy data even though you've turned off the opt-out toggles in the OS -- think again.
ChatGPT and OpenAI logos.

How to detect ChatGPT plagiarism — and why it’s becoming so difficult

I tested out some of the most popular ChatGPT plagiarism detector apps, and discovered just how tricky catching AI can be.
A press photo of the ROG Swift PG32UQXR.

Asus’ 4K, 32-inch mini-LED gaming monitor might hit the perfect sweet spot

Asus drops another category-shaking gaming monitor at CES 2023 called the Asus ROG Swift PG32UQXR.
Top view of ProArt Studiobook 16 3D OLED.

Asus’ new ProArt Studiobook has a glasses-free 3D OLED screen

Made for professionals and creators alike, the 2023 Asus ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED now comes with 3D immersion and tracking tech.
Dell G15 rear 3-quarter view.

Dell’s new retro gaming laptops took me straight back to the ’80s — in a good way

Dell is touting a slightly retro new look for its G15 and G16 series of gaming laptops while 13th Gen Intel processors with GeForce RTX discrete GPU.
Alienware AW2524H on desk.

A 500Hz refresh rate Alienware gaming monitor? Yes, please

Alienware has announced at CES 2023 the world's fastest refresh rate gaming monitor with up to 500Hz refresh rate.
Lenovo ThinkVision P32p-30 monitor over blue background.

Lenovo’s new mini-LED monitors have a peak brightness of 1,200 nits

Lenovo just announced two new mini-LED monitors with pretty hefty specs (and prices), coming in the second half of next year.
Ghostwriter completed on work bench.

ChatGPT allows this nightmarish AI typewriter to talk to you

A classic Brother AX-325 typewriter straight out the '90s has gained ChatGPT powers and can have conversations with you, on paper anyway.
CyberPowerPC Pre-built gaming PC on desk.

I bought a prebuilt gaming PC instead of building. Here’s why you should too

During Black Friday week, I bought a prebuilt gaming rig from Best Buy, and it was one the best tech purchases I've made this year.
A concept visual of a foldable screen MacBook Folio.

Upcoming MacBook Pro could have a 20-inch folding display

We have a report out of Korean tech news site The Elec that Apple is developing a 20-inch display meant for a MacBook or MacBook Pro-like device.
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Alienware teases a monster new 18-inch laptop ahead of CES

Alienware just dropped a short trailer teasing a new 18-inch gaming laptop. This is very exciting news indeed.
A Starlink dish next to an RV.

Why Starlink download speeds are experiencing double-digit dips

Ookla just revealed in a report that SpaceX's Starlink internet download speeds have reduced yet again this quarter -- by double digits, in fact.
A business man using the ExertBook laptop on a table.

Asus launches world’s lightest 14-inch laptop with monster battery life

PC brand Asus just launched its latest flagship business laptop, the ExpertBook B9, which happens to be the lightest of its kind for sale right now.
A front view of the LG 27GR95QE over yellow background.

LG finally did it: a 27-inch OLED gaming monitor with a 240Hz refresh rate

LG has announced a 27-inch OLED monitor with G-Sync support, 240Hz refresh rate, and blink-and-you'll-miss-it 0.03ms response time.
Google Chrome icon in mac dock.

Half of Google Chrome extensions may be collecting your personal data

Data risk management company Incogni has found that half of every installed Google Chrome extension have a high to very high risk of collecting personal data.
A modified Nintendo Wii, shown running macOS on a monitor.

Watch a modder transform a Mac Mini into a Nintendo Wii

Popular YouTuber Luke Miani has managed to fit the innards of an Apple M1-powered Mac Mini into a Nintendo Wii that can, among other things, game at 4K. 
An Alienware + Windows 11 PC gaming setup.

You can now buy Alienware’s second QD-OLED gaming monitor

Alienware's new 34-inch curved Quantum Dot-OLED gaming monitor (AW3423DWF) is vying to be one of the best immersive displays on the market.
Acer 516 GE on railing outdoors at dawn.

Acer Chromebook 516 GE review: a Chromebook for gaming?

Google has partnered with companies such as Acer, Asus, and Lenovo to create the world’s first ChromeOS-powered cloud gaming laptops.
Professor Ali Abedi flying Wi-Peep standing against brick wall.

This Wi-Fi security flaw could let drones track devices through walls

A research team from University of Waterloo has attached a device to a drone that can uses vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi networks to see through walls.
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Steam enters beta on Chromebooks, tripling number of supported devices

After a long incubation period, Valve's Steam gaming platform is now available on the beta channel of ChromeOS 108.
Windows 11 22H2 Tablet Taskbar YouTube screenshot

Microsoft just teased its next big Windows 11 update

Microsoft has given us a glimpse of a feature that "Moment 2" may bring as early as January 2023.
ugreen docking station could solve m1 macs major weakness

This docking station solves the M1 Mac’s biggest weakness

Accessory brand Ugreen has just released a 12-in-1 Macbook docking station that can extend or mirror as many as three external displays at 4K 60Hz.
A model poses with a Meta Quest Pro over a colorful background.

Meta just quietly announced when the Quest 3 will launch

Meta is planning to launch the third-generation consumer VR Quest headset sometime next year, the company confirmed during its Q3 2022 earnings call.