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Chuong Nguyen

Chuong Nguyen

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Silicon Valley-based technology reporter and Giants baseball fan who splits his time between Northern California and Southern California. Chuong enjoys all things gadget-related and his passions include traveling, photography, gardening, ocean kayaking, and hiking. Be sure to reach out on Twitter if you're in the San Francisco Bay Area and have cool technology to pitch, have new music recommendations, or if you have any suggestions for cool restaurants or hiking spots!

The HP Tango X printer.

Inkjet vs. laser: What’s the difference, and which is best?

Ready to buy a new printer for your home or office but unsure if you need an inkjet or a laser? We'll help you buy the right printer for your needs.
Netgear's Orbi CBR750 sits on a table beside an iPad, with a laptop is in the background.

The best modem-router combos for 2023

Owning your own modem and router rather than renting one from your ISP can save you money, and we'll give you some of our best picks.
Netgear's Nighthawk RAXE500 tri-band router.

How to change the Wi-Fi channel on a router

Changing the Wi-Fi channel can help you get faster speeds and more reliable coverage without requiring new hardware.
Apple CEO Tim Cook looks at a display of brand new redesigned MacBook Air laptop during the WWDC22

WWDC 2022: iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9, macOS Ventura, MacBook Air M2, and more

TP-Link Deco XE75 front logo

TP-Link Deco XE75 review: The democratization of Wi-Fi 6E

With strong mesh performance and an affordable price tag, TP-Link is democratizing Wi-Fi 6E with the release of the Deco XE75.
home office

Wi-Fi 7 will bring 33 Gbps speeds to your home in 2023

Qualcomm expects that its partners will have routers and mesh systems in stores by 2024 with new Wi-Fi 7 chips and radios.
Turned on smartphone with Instagram app icon on its screen.

Instagram might become more like TikTok in an important way

Instagram is testing a full-screen Home feed as the Facebook-owned company mulls ripping off another TikTok feature.
Netgear's Nighthawk RAXE500 tri-band router.

How do you reset a Netgear router?

If your Netgear router isn't performing at its optimal level, you can try simple steps like restarting your network or restoring your router.
Person surfing the Internet with Microsoft Edge browser.

Microsoft Edge’s free VPN may become its must-have feature

Microsoft's Edge browser may soon get a built-in VPN service to make it a more appealing choice over Google's popular Chrome.
Oculus Quest VR Headset

Meta wants its next VR headset to replace your laptop

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg doesn't expect investments in virtual and augmented reality to pay off until at least 2030.
ASUS ProArt Display PA147CDV in use with touchscreen.

This half-sized portable monitor is unlike any you’ve ever seen

Asus is showing off a narrow portable display that looks like it could be a ScreenPad ripped right out of a ZenBook laptop.
Singapore Airlines Premium Economy

Free Starlink Wi-Fi could be coming to a flight near you

A partnership with Starlink could result in supercharged Wi-Fi speeds on board Hawaiian Airline flights.
Blue MacBook Air concept image.

New WWDC rumors say these two M2 Macs will get announced

In addition to the widely rumored MacBook Air redesign, a refreshed Mac mini could also debut at WWDC 2022.
Person sitting and using an HP computer with Windows 11.

More PCs are running Windows XP than Windows 11

Adoption of Windows 11 could be a point of embarrassment for Microsoft, as the latest OS trails Windows 7's market share.
The Tensorbook ships with an Nvidia RTX 3080 Max-Q GPU.

Lambda’s machine learning laptop is a Razer in disguise

Razer teams up with Lambda to create a sleek laptop for machine learning work that is powerful enough for gaming.
iMac Pro

Adobe brings real-time editing to Premiere Pro, After Effects

The latest update to Adobe Premiere Pro makes it easier for video editors and producers to collaborate on video edits.
Apple Mac Studio and Studio Display.

After Effects’ native M1 Mac performance now 7 times faster

Adobe brings native M1 support to its After Effects motion editor software, resulting in 7x performance uplift.
Google Lens brings visual searches to the phone.

You can now augment Google Lens photo searches with text

Google's new multisearch experience lets you combine images and text to get the most meaningful and relevant results.
Person holding iPad and typing with a split keyboard in Google Docs.

New Google Docs suggestions will try to fix your bad writing

Google wants you to write with better tone and style inside Google Docs, and new tools will help ensure you write with inclusivity.
Google Meets on an HP Chromebook.

Google Meet adds picture-in-picture mode, live emoji reactions

Google is making big updates to Meet, Spaces, and Voice to improve collaboration in preparation for hybrid work.
Dell's new 4K monitor can connect to two PCs with an auto KVM feature.

Dell UltraSharp 30 is a more modular Apple Studio Display

Dell's latest UltraSharp ecosystem is a modular videoconferencing monitor designed to compete with Apple's Studio Display.
Intel XMX uses the power of A.I.

Everything just announced at Intel’s Arc graphics event

Intel's new Arc discrete graphics will be launching first on thin and light laptops before expanding to desktops and workstations.
The Mac Studio and Studio Display at Apple's Peek Performance event.

Latest MacOS update causing monitor and controller issues

Mac creatives should steer clear of macOS 12.3 update until Apple addresses connectivity issues with important peripherals.
Eero Pro 6E with Wi-Fi 6E support alongside Eero's new affordable Eero 6+ mesh router.

Eero Pro 6E review: Pro-level Wi-Fi for your whole home

Eero launched a new flagship Eero Pro 6E mesh Wi-Fi network alongside an advanced and affordable Eero Pro 6+.
Man sitting with Lenovo IdeaPad Chromebook.

Can your Chromebook run Steam? Here’s how to know

Steam on Chromebook will require more powerful hardware, and these are the requirements for gaming on Chrome OS.
Zoom launches animal avatars to help curb Zoom fatigue.

Cure for Zoom fatigue? Animal avatars, of course

Zoom launches new animal avatars into the virtual meeting metaverse to help curb Zoom fatigue.
An Intel Alder Lake Core i5-12600K CPU and its packaging.

Smuggler caught with 160 Intel CPUs strapped to his body

As the semiconductor shortage rages on, consumers have to battle chip smugglers, high demand, scalpers, crypto miners, and production issues.
The MacBook Pro with the default wallpaper, which hides the notch.

More reports confirm M2 chips coming to Macs later this year

Apple's rumored M2 processor based on a 4nm node could give 2022's MacBook Air and Mac Mini a serious performance boost.
A laptop sits on a desk with a Windows 11 wallpaper.

A big improvement to Windows 11 search is coming soon

Microsoft is bringing in new improvements to Search on Windows 10 and Windows 11 to surface more of the world around you.
The Apple Studio Display alongside a Mac Studio computer on a desk.

Buying the Mac Studio? You may not get it until May

Shipping dates for Apple's new Mac Studio and Studio Display have slipped to as much as two months out, suggesting strong pre-order demand.
The 2019 Apple Mac Pro set against a dark red background.

Apple spring event: Everything that didn’t get announced

Apple's March 8 event delivered new iPhones and iPads and the Mac Studio. Here are the products that did not get announced.
Tim Cook at Peek Performance Apple event.

Apple Peek Performance: Mac Studio, M1 Ultra, iPhone SE

Apple took the wraps off its new Mac Studio powered by the M1 Ultra CPU and Studio Display at its spring event, along with an iPhone SE and iPad Air refresh.
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Best routers for Xfinity home Internet service

If you subscribe to Comcast Xfinity home Internet service, here are the best routers to cover your house with Wi-Fi.
The new Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5 sitting on a desk.

Google makes important Workspace change to prevent phishing

Google changes the way email notifications work when you collaborate in Workspace apps to prevent phishing attacks.