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New Mechanical Keyboard for Coding

I've had a Corsair K70 RGB Pro for my laptop for quite a while. However, a recent accident with a coffee cup has, sadly, ended that one's use. I need a good, new, mechanical keyboard, which will be ...
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Recommend me a good CPU for this motherboard with GPU on board

The mobo is Motherboard Colorful A320M-K PRO (Soket Am4 DDR4 ) The mobo cannot handle Ryzen 5. But can handle Ryzen 3. The list of cost effective CPU is https://www.cpubenchmark.net/...
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Dual Laptop Docking Station

I have 2 laptops on my desk most of the time and would like them to share a dock providing video, usb devices and network. The laptops are both windows machines. I only use one at a time. I have 2 X ...
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What are the DDR5 recommended CL?

I'm in search of a new memory for my laptop upgrade. The laptop runs i7-12700H, so I'm bound to the 4800 Mt/s memory. As my previous laptop was 11th gen i7, I'm kinda not used to the DDR5 memory and ...
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Micro-USB smartphone dock with AUX output and ethernet

I used a Freecom Musicpal as bedroom radio and alarm clock, but it died after 14 years of usage. Now I'm looking for a replacement and thought about using an old Android Smartphone because it has an ...
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Dirt cheap USB torch - with ONLY on & off

I have some lovely (and cheap) USB torches, from AliExpres, Temu, etc, which are USB chargeable. The problem is that, even when dirt cheap, they are also full featured. I want to click a button, have ...
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Wifi hotspot connecting to multiple wifi sources

I'm looking for wifi hotspot. this hotspot is used to connect my cameras. this hotspot is connected to my home wifi (like a wifi extender) This hotspot can connect to my home wifi, and if home wifi is ...
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vertical mouse with configurable buttons

I am looking for an ergonomic mouse with more buttons than two, but I want to be able to change one of them to do double-click. It seems like the cheap vendors don't have any drivers to provide such ...
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Using U.3 drives in a desktop PC

I'm contemplating the use of U.3 drives in my next desktop PC build, although I have no direct experience with them. (The reason for considering them is largely because I want to be able to run at ...
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Projector for high room

I am looking for a projector mounted on the ceiling for home use (watching movies). I've read that the projector should be mounted at the same height as the upper edge of the projection screen. We ...
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At least 45W power output at most 300g power bank?

This used to exist, the Lenovo USB-C Laptop Power Bank was 290g but it's discontinued. The Omni Mobile 12800 was 270g but it's discontinued as well. What alternatives are available end of 2023? The ...
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USB hub with >=2.4A power *and* data

I'm a VR developer and need to keep multiple headsets both connected to my computer (as clients) and powered - where their expected continuous draw will be >2A, closer to 2.4 or 2.5A on average. ...
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HP 15s-dy3501TU backlit keyboard upgrade

I am using HP 15sdy-3501TU which originally comes with a non backlit keyboard. I opened its motherboard and found a connector just below the keyboard designated as "JKBL" , which can be seen ...
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Looking for a combination colour printer and colour scanner

I have been using Brother multifunction printers a for a long time. The latest one is MFC27700. Because it has a colour scanner and does reasonable black printing. And I have had a separate compact ...
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Need reccomendations for genuine stereo Bluetooth adapter

I say "Genuine" because apparently so many are not! I wanted to add the ability to send streamed music from my phone (which happens to be an Iphone SE) to the aux input in my car radio, and ...
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Host Windows computer for a home automation system

I have a home automation software solution targeting .NET (Windows). It currently works with Insteon devices, utilizing their 2413U USB PLM, which interfaces to a host computer as an emulated serial (...
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Ultralight ~14-inch computer monitor

Mirroring Ultralight ~24-inch computer monitor at a much smaller size. The market is full of noname Chinese devices making it very hard make a tally. I guess USB C input is a given these days, having ...
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Yuasa as battery replacement for APC Battery

I am not familiar with UPS battery but we have a SMT SmartUPS 1500 with battery that needs replacement. We went into a vendor asking for the RCB7 but instead provided with a Yuasa VRLA Battery 12V ...
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Is there a list of linux ddcutil-supported (or similar) monitors?

I have older monitor and switching input is action for 5s or so. I could really benefit from fast switching and being able to set other stuff like pip/etc. The problem is, that monitor manufacturers ...
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Using an old phone (RJ11) to make Wi-Fi / VoLTE calls

I am aware that there are devices where you plug a SIM card and they will emulate RJ11 for an old school phone (e.g. this ). I would however need the device to connect to (not provide!) WiFi and be ...
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Which cables should I use to connect a 4090 nvidia GPU to my PSU in a z790 MoBo? [closed]

Asus ROG builder newbie here. I'm building my first top setup based on the Asus ROG - Eva 02 edition, I read all the manuals already and got everything pluged in. I had not used it yet because I want ...
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Wireless USB: usb wifi pair device that creates a usb connection?

Wireless USB: usb wifi pair device that creates a usb connection? I am looking for this: the device is not a wifi device that connects to any network. it is a wifi that connects only on the other ...
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Keyboard suggestion

I've been searching the best mechanical keyboard for coding and writing for quite sometime now. But every option is lacking either one criterion or another. I would prefer: Full sized keyboard, ...
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Does some monitor technologies cause more eyestrain?

I have 30" 4K IPS LED, and have huge eyestrain. Can IPS LED technology cause more eyestrain then others, what are reasons to eyestrain and tips to avoid it?
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UK Layout foldable bluetooth keyboard with touchpad

I'm looking for a foldable bluetooth keyboard and touchpad combination to use with my Steamdeck. Must haves: UK layout (with \ between left shift and z and a large Return key) Staggered keys over ...
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Remote control for LG UltraFine Ergo 4K IPS monitor?

I purchased an LG UltraFine Ergo 4K IPS monitor (ID: 32UN880-B.BEU). Is there a way to use a remote control with it? (The goal is to change monitor settings from the remote)
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Alternative charger for laptop

I have a DELL chromebook 3100 2 in 1 and its 65W charger does not work anymore. I have purchased on-line a new one but, as it arrives, I have tried to charge it using a quick charger for Smartphones, ...
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Dual 4090 VS Dual 3090 VS single 4090

My first plan was building an AI PC using 2 RTX 4090 GPUs. But I discovered that NVlink is not available in this generation and P2P isn’t supported for this card in PyTorch. On the other hand RTX 3090 ...
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Are USB flash drives less susceptible to catastrophic failure than a micro-sd card in raspberry pi 3B+?

Raspberry Pi users have indicated SD cards will eventually fail from wear when booted in the rPi3B+. I understand that writing to the SD card will eventually cause a failure. SSDs delay this process ...
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Laptop for programming and university

I recently got a laptop which I am going to use for university. It would be for CS (data science), lectures, and other miscellaneous activities. I have a 14 inch with 18 GB ram and 1 TB (SSD) of ...
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Cheap RFID/NFC reader and *writer* which has a programmable (serial port?) interface?

I would like to use an ESP32, would settle for Raspberry PI. I seek an RFID and/or NFC reader/writer, which I can use C/C++/Python code to read and write the serial number (terminology?) of a tag. ...
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Looking for device to be able to swap monitors connected to different computers

I expect it to be some kind of KVM switch, but not a classical one (two computers — one minitor) for I have a somewhat specific situation. I have two laptops. Each of them connected to external ...
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3.5" Internal Card Reader with only USB 3.2Gen2 (10G) connector

I'm searching for an internal 3.5" SD card reader with USB ports. It should support USB 3.0 speeds (5G and up), but must only use the USB 3.2Gen2 10-gig "A key" motherboard connector. ...
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Looking for an Microcontroller with H.264 hardware decoder

I'm trying to make a wireless VR headsetst. Looking for an MCU or an SOC that is capable of decoding the following video stream in realtime. H.264 Video codec, constant bit rate, 500mbps. 120 frames ...
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Slow Wifi Adapter in Laptop [closed]

Hopefully this is the correct place to ask this question. I have been struggling with a slow connection on mt Asus VivoBook since I got it a few months ago. I have checked the drivers etc, and they ...
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Can PN532 RFID used as a dynamic tag?

I have a use case where a device with NFC setup should act as tag and that tag configuration would be different every time with different URL mapped to the tag. For example, the device tag will have ...
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Are there any outdoor WiFi bridge and access points in one device?

I’m looking to add an outdoor WiFi setup to my home with three goals in mind: Provide an outdoor access point for phones outside around the home. Create a WiFi bridge to a shed 200ft away. There are ...
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What modern laptop is "good" for Ubuntu? [closed]

I have used Ubuntu for the last 10 years. For the past 7 years, I have been using an ASUS laptop and I want to buy a new laptop. Everyone, especially in academia, seems to have MacBooks. I like it ...
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MacBook Pro 14’ M1/M2 Pro for docker and virtualization

I need to buy a new portable laptop for my uses. Someone gave me an offer on the 2021 MacBook Pro 14 inches with the M1 Pro. I am not far from accepting but the only thing that makes me wait is the ...
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Upgrading Lenovo Legion 5 to have 2 4TB SSDs

I'm interested in purchasing a Lenovo Legion 5 laptop (Legion Pro 5 16IRX8). In the manufacturer's technical specifications sheet, it is mentioned that the laptop has slots for 2 SSDs (Up to two ...
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Monitor for programming: uw vs color gamut

Im currently using an hp 34f curved monitor and I was thinking to change this monitor since it feels too big and I find myself centering my apps in the middle of the screen. I dont use the pc for ...
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Looking for a device that can connect to multiple wireless networks and repeat the signal as one SSID

The problem I have an array of Wi-Fi cameras at a location very distant from my wireless router. I have installed an extender as near to the cameras as possible, but the connection is very slow (I ...
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15" - 16" Laptop or Mobile Workstation with Display that is guaranteed not to use PWM

I had to let go of my Macbook Pro M2max because my eyes do not support the PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) used by the screen. So I'm back looking for an Intel Laptop (which is what I've been using for ...
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Miniature DPDT Hf Rf Switch

I am in need of a miniature or sub-miniature DPDT push button panel mounted switch to use as an HF Rf by-pass switch in a 10watt digital transmitter. Basic spec: >3amps, 250VAC, <0.1 db loss at ...
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iPad 7 interface with microscope camera

I need to interface an AmScope MU1003B 10MP USB3.0 microscope camera to an Apple iPad running iOS 17.1.1. The iPad 7 uses a Lightning jack and the MU1003B uses a USB3-A plug. The Lightning to USB3-A ...
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7 inch screen smartphones

Are there any good 7 inches screen smartphones out there? I am looking for something under android, good battery and preferably 256 gb (128 should be fine as well). My favorite brands are in order ...
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Proper size USB wired mouse

Can anyone suggest a decently sized wired mouse? Have just tried a Tecknet UM013 but that is 25% shorter than the Microsoft Intellimouse I was intending to replace, just too small to be comfortable.
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1-2 TB SSD Recommendation for Raspberry Pi 3

Running a Raspberry Pi 3 as a home media server (using openmediavault). Currently connected via USB (USB 2?) to an old Seagate 2TB HDD, but I think it’s dying (making strange noises, can't read from ...
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Which hardware specifications for thin clients connecting to a workstation server?

I want to setup a Linux workstation and Linux thin clients using xrdp and moonlight/sunshine. My use case are mainly software develepment,CAD, photo edition, web browsing, office, supertuxcart. So I ...
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Choosing the Right SBC for an IoT Home Automation Project

I am embarking on an IoT home automation project and I'm in the process of selecting a suitable Single Board Computer (SBC) for my needs. The project will involve managing various devices such as ...
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