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Apple MacBook Pro 14 Real-World Test (Performance, Battery Test, & Vlog)

How does the new Apple MacBook Pro 14 compare to the Apple MacBook Pro 16, the Apple MacBook Pro 13 M1, other laptops? How does it to in real-world performance and not just benchmarks? And how long does the battery last when actually using it and not just running a video for hours? Also, what’s the difference between the lowest M1 Pro model of the MacBook Pro 14 and the top M1 Max model? Let’s put it through a day and see how it does. Thanks for watching!

Why All 5G is Not Created Equal

The number of names for 5G is confusing: 5G, 5G Ultra Capacity, 5G Ultra-Wideband, 5G Plus, 5G Nationwide, and more. Why so many 5G names? Why so many 5G icons? What’s the difference between all these 5Gs? Well, in this Decodr episode, let me show you by discussing low-band 5G, mid-band/sub-6 5G, and high-band/mmWave 5G. Thanks to Qualcomm for sponsoring this video. Check out the data from the study Ookla did here for more info: https://unlockr.co/QualcommOokla5G What is 5G? (Deep Dive on how it works): https://youtu.be/cZRLtSOtJ8c SIGN UP FOR MY NEWSLETTER: https://unlockr.co/EmailNewsletter Thanks for watching!

What is Thunderbolt 4? (& Why It’s The Best Connection Available)

So what is Thunderbolt 4? What is the difference between Thunderbolt 4 and USB4? And what are the benefits of each? Well, in this Decodr episode, let’s dive into what Thunderbolt 4 is and how it actually solves a lot of issues with connection speeds and general confusion (along with USB4). Thanks again to Intel H Series Processors for sponsoring the video, check them out & what they can do here: https://unlockr.co/Intel11thGenHSeries Thanks for watching!

Realme Book Real-World Test (Performance, Battery Test, & Vlog)

I was sent the new Realme Book, the first laptop from the popular phone brand, and it looks familiar. Realme compared it to the MacBook quite a few times at their launch event and there are definitely some similarities but can this Windows laptop compete? Let’s test the battery, do some photo and video editing, and review what I like and don’t like about the new Realme Book in this real-world test. Thanks for watching!

Quantum Computers Explained in the Easiest Way Possible

Everything I’ve seen trying to answer what quantum computers are or how quantum computers work seems to always give me abstract answers and just leaves me with more questions. So in this Decodr episode, I bugged the hell out of some quantum scientists and think I can give you a better understanding of what quantum computing is, how it works, and what it will help us with (and what it won’t). Thanks to NTT Research for sponsoring this video (& letting me bother their scientists). Check out what they’re doing in the world of quantum here – https://unlockr.co/NTTResearchQuantum

Best Mesh WiFi 6 Routers for Every Scenario

Haven’t done one of these in a while so let’s do a best mesh wifi 6 routers video. Now, I already did a best mesh routers video and a best wifi 6 routers video, but now that both technologies have matured enough there are a ton of routers that have the benefits of Wifi 6 like faster speeds, better handling of networks with a larger number of connected devices, better encryption, etc. (and you can check out my full Decodr episode on what wifi 6 is here if you want a deeper dive) and combined with the modularity and better …

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Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 Real-World Test (Review, Battery Test, & Vlog)

I take the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 out for a day near my studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. We test the Galaxy Book Pro 360’s battery life, do a review, and explore some local spots to see how it does. We even bump into MrMobile and some other friends along the way. Check it out and let me know what you think! Thanks for watching!

Asus Zenbook Duo 2021 Real-World Test

The new 2nd generation ASUS Zenbook Duo 2021 is here. The dual-screen laptop now has some much-appreciated upgrades including a tilted second screen, more powerful specs, and more. In this real-world test, I’ll see how the Zenbook Duo battery lasts in various scenarios, test the performance for photo and video editing, and show you some of the things I found most useful. Check it out and let me know what you think! Thanks for watching!

Razer Book 13 Real-World Test (First Impressions & Battery Test)

I managed to get my hands on a pre-production Razer Book 13, Razer’s beginning to their new productivity lineup. Let’s see how the battery lasts during various common tasks, how it performs, and go over some of the features that make the Book 13 unique. Thanks for watching!

MSI Creator 15 Complete Walkthrough

MicroStar International or as they’re better know MSI, just released a laptop that I don’t think too many people are talking about but I was super interested in checking out because of it’s truly impressive list of specs and as someone who edits a lot of videos on a laptop. MSI sent over the new laptop called the Creator 15 to borrow to check out and so, in this complete walkthrough, let’s go through everything it has to offer, put it through a battery and some performance tests and see if it’s as good in real life as it is …

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Razer Blade 15 2020 Complete Walkthrough: They Finally Fixed It

Razer updates their laptops a lot honestly. Usually, it’s a new processor or a new display and some other minor bump in specs but this time, oh, this time, it feels like they took all of the criticisms myself and others have been giving their lineup and went, “OK. We’ll fix it all.” And well Razer sent over a Blade 15 to borrow for review and so let’s talk about what they changed and how it’ll effect you in this complete walkthrough. If you aren’t familiar a complete walkthrough on this channel is where I try and go through every …

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Microsoft Surface Book 3 Complete Walkthrough: A Lot More Powerful

It has been over 2 and a half years since the last update to the Surface Book lineup happened and finally after waiting for this long, we now have a new version of Microsoft’s top of the line laptop (or 2-1 one technically). For now, Microsoft sent me a Surface Book 3 to borrow so let’s go through it in this complete walkthrough.  Now, if you’re not familiar, a complete walkthrough on this channel is where I try and go through every feature I possibly can on a new device so you guys are better prepared should you be in …

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How to Connect the Pixel Buds to a Computer, iPhone, or Any Android Device

The new Google Pixel Buds make it pretty easy to connect to a Pixel phone. You open the case next to the Pixel with Bluetooth on, open the Bluetooth menu, and it pops up at the very top asking if you want to connect. You make a few taps after that and you’re done. But what if you wanted to connect them to say a computer? Or maybe an iPhone? Or maybe the notification to connect isn’t popping up so how do you manually connect to them? In any of these scenarios, it might not be that apparent how to …

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Acer ConceptD 9 Complete Walkthrough: A Designer’s Dream

Acer, not too long ago, was one of the first laptop manufacturers to realize that there is a huge group of professionals that buy their gaming laptops but not just to play games. They use them for professional applications like video production, animations, photo editing, and more. And that there is even a decent percentage of the them that buy gaming laptops and don’t play games on them at all (this guy). They decided to not just create a laptop aimed at this demographic, they decided to create an entire lineup and brand around them. Laptops in every size, desktops, …

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What is Malware? The Most Common Types, How They Work, & How to Easily Avoid Them All

The total cost of malware in 2015 was about $500 billion dollars. In 2019, that jumped to $2 trillion, and it’s expected to hit $6 trillion in 2021. To put that into perspective, all of the US’s retail sales throughout the entire country totaled $1.14 trillion or so in 2017. The average cost of a data breach in the world in 2018 was $3.86 million (up 6.4% from the year before). Also, in the US, that number is $7.91 million. Needless to say, there is a lot of money being made in cybercrime and malware and it’s only growing. It’s …

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