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Alan Truly
Alan Truly
Computing Writer

Alan is a Computing Writer living in Nova Scotia, Canada. A tech-enthusiast since his youth, Alan stays current on what is new and what is next. With over 30 years experience in computer, video and photo equipment, you can expect useful tips and insights in his writing. Alan has a degree in programming, many years focused on design, editing, and animation. A period of managing logistics and e-commerce operations for a mobile accessories company rounds out a diverse background. Alan is a true jack of all digital trades in this ever-changing computer-enriched world. To stay flexible in mind and in body, he practices yoga, light cardio, and eats a whole food diet, based on minimally processed plants.

Apple's 15-inch MacBook Air placed on a desk.

Apple’s serious miscalculation with the 15-inch MacBook Air

15-inch MacBook Air sales are slow enough that Apple significantly cut orders, suggesting shoppers aren't impressed with a bigger, heavier Air.
Xreal Air is lightweight and comfortable enough for hours of use.

These AR glasses showed me the future of spatial computing — and I’m excited

Xreal recently released a powerful new accessory for Air smart glasses, adding an an AR feature and spatial anchors to fix its virtual display in space.
Canon Pixma G4270 is a MegaTank all-in-one inkjet printer.

Canon Pixma G4270 MegaTank: a long-lasting home office printer

Canon's Pixma G4270 MegaTank printer promises long-lasting, low-cost ink and home office essentials. We check its speed, quality, overall value.
Siri on an iPhone.

Apple GPT is real and may be coming sooner than you think

Apple is reportedly internally testing Ajax, a secret, privacy-focused AI chatbot, with plans to announce some major advance in 2024.
A laptop opened to the ChatGPT website.

GPT-4: how to use the AI chatbot that puts ChatGPT to shame

ChatGPT-4 has officially arrived and now includes the ability to interact with images and longer text.
Man using Chromebook touchscreen.

How to print from a Chromebook — the easy way

Our complete guide shows how to print and scan from your Chromebook wirelessly or via USB, including setting up your printer and print options.
A Brother printer on a counter in front of a brick wall.

The best color laser printers for 2023

Color laser printers are the go-to choice for home offices and small businesses. But which should you buy? Here are our picks for the best color laser printers.
A divided image shows an Apple Vision Pro and Meta Quest 3.

Apple Reality Pro vs. Meta Quest 3: power or price?

We compare Meta's Quest 3 and Apple's Vision Pro, two next generation VR headsets with advanced mixed reality capabilities.
Epson WorkForce WF-2930 is a low-cost, compact all-in-one printer.

Epson WorkForce WF-2930: a low-cost home office printer with a fax

Epson's WorkForce WF-2930 has an inviting price, so we checked if the quality good enough for your home office and explored long-term costs.
Midjourney is a versatile, high-quality AI art generator, as seen in the community showcase.

Midjourney’s new zoom-out feature is becoming the next big AI sensation

Check out how Midjourney videos are creating a buzz on social media with mesmerizing zooms making its incredible AI artwork even more eye-catching.
A photo of an iPhone with a mobile app showing check ink levels with a printer in the background.

How to check ink levels on an HP, Canon, Epson, or Brother printer

Does your printer have enough ink? To get the best quality, you should find out before you print on expensive photo paper or output a large document.
The UI of Apple's Vision Pro headset.

The Vision Pro SDK has arrived. Here’s what it’s revealed so far

More juicy details about Apple's Vision Pro have been uncovered by developers digging into the visionOS SDK.
A model poses with a Meta Quest Pro over a colorful background.

The best VR headsets for 2023

We've rounded up a list of the best VR headsets from Sony, HTC, Pimax, Meta, and more to help you find your perfect path to virtual reality.
The Epson Expression Home XP-4200 is an attractive and compact all-in-one.

Epson Expression Home XP-4200: a budget-friendly all-in-one printer

Epson's Expression Home XP-4200 is an attractive, low-cost all-in-one inkjet. We test its value by checking print quality, speed, and ink cost.
A modern couple in a medieval scene that includes a flying Santa, crowns, and a flamingo gives an example of Photoshop AI.

5 amazing AI features in Photoshop you can use now

Photoshop's amazing new AI tools do more than just text to image, providing a controllable path to create exactly what you want a piece at a time.
Alan Truly is writing using a Quest Pro with a paiered keyboard and mouse.

Meta Quest Pro review: the future, right on your face

Meta's Quest Pro is a high-end VR headset that's meant for work, so I spent a week putting it through its paces to share what works and what doesn't.
The Epson EcoTank ET-2850 is a versatile all-in-one with good photo print quality.

Fill ‘er up! Epson’s EcoTank ET-2850 wastes less so you can print more

Epson's EcoTank ET-2850 is a tank printer that eliminates the hassle and waste of cartridges while offering great prints and high-resolution scanning.
From a side view, you can see how glasses can be worn along with a Quest Pro.

Meta Quest 3 vs. Quest Pro: Which is right for you?

Meta's Quest 3 matches many, but not all of the features of the Quest Pro, the much more expensive. Which is the right VR headset for you?
Apple Vision Pro has a digital crown just like the Apple Watch.

Apple Vision Pro vs. Meta Quest Pro: How will Apple stack up?

Apple just entered the ring and while its Vision Pro has incredibly powerful hardware, Meta Quest Pro is a fraction of the cost and has a large game library.
A person wearing Apple's Vision Pro headset.

Apple Vision Pro: release date, price, specs, and more

Apple's exciting, yet staggeringly expensive Vision Pro XR headset is no longer a rumor. Here's everything we know about Apple's revolutionary new device.
A person wearing Apple's Vision Pro headset.

Apple Vision Pro raises the bar (and price) of AR headsets

Apple just announced its first XR headset, a high-quality augmented reality and virtual reality device that integrates with Apple's ecosystem.

Why is my printer offline? How to solve the most common printer problems

If you printer goes offline and you need to solve the problem quickly, these simple tips might save hours of frustration.
Meta Quest 3 shown with its controllers.

Meta Quest 3 is official, but Apple is waiting in the wings

Meta's new Quest 3 was just announced days ahead of Apple's WWDC event and the budget VR headset has some impressive upgrades.
An HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e all-in-one printer rests on a white table with plants and a thumb drive beside it.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e printer review: quick and efficient

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e is a fast and rugged all-in-one printer at an affordable price. We went hands-on with it to find out if it offers good value for you.
Meta Quest 3 render created by Marcus Kane.

Meta Quest 3: everything you need to know

Meta has been dropping hints about a new VR headset, and rumors regarding the Quest 3 suggest it will be a high-performance device that won't break the bank.
Qualcomm super resolution demo superimposed on a Microsoft Surface Pro 9.

Qualcomm claims its laptops destroy Intel chips in AI tasks

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cs Gen 3 can significantly outpace low-power Intel laptop chips in AI processing tasks like Stable Diffusion.
Printing to an HP Envy Inspire 7955e from a Pixel 6a.

HP Envy Inspire 7955e printer review: everything you need

HP's Envy Inspire 7955e review has good specs at a low price, but we explore the design, performance, features, and software to find out if it's right for you.
Spacetop's virtual screens in use at a coffee shop.

This wild, screenless AR laptop gives you a 100-inch virtual display

Looking for a laptop with a bigger screen? Spacetop packs a 100-inch virtual display into a 13-inch laptop body with its wired AR glasses.
OpenAI's website open on a MacBook, showing ChatGPT plugins.

These 2 new ChatGPT features are about to change everything

OpenAI is rolling out big upgrades for ChatGPT Plus subscribers, two new features that dramatically expand the capabilities of the premier chatbot.
An office with multiple people working.

How to share a printer on Windows

Windows can easily share a printer with PCs and Macs, but Microsoft buried the controls several layers deep and in an unlikely location.
Alan Truly tries Project Gameface while watching Lance Carr.

I turned my face into a game controller, and you can too

Google introduced a new assistive technology that works with your webcam to allow for control of a computer or a game with only your face.
Google Search Experience gives an overview with links and images.

You don’t have to use Bing – Google Search has AI now, too

Google Search is about to get smarter and more helpful, surfacing details specific to your needs with generative AI to answer Microsoft's Bing Chat.
These are examples of images created with Adobe Firefly.

Google Bard can now create and edit images, courtesy of Adobe

Google and Adobe are partnering to bring Firefly's unique, licensed AI image creation and editing to Google's Bard AI text generator.
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How computer chips made of mushrooms could be the future

Future computer chips could be built on top of mushrooms, making a flexible circuit that is environmentally friendly and biodegradable.