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About Dong Ngo

Dong Ngo

Hi everyone, Dong Ngo is here! (Can’t pronounce my last name? Dong “Know” will do.)

Who is Dong Ngo?

You probably remember me as the “router guy” at CNET. Fair enough! From late 1999 until mid-2017, among other things, I reviewed Wi-Fi routers for the popular tech site.

But my obsession with technology started long before that. I first saw a computer in 1992: an i486 machine running MS-DOS, and was mesmerized by the little cursor on the black screen that turned into letters as someone typed on the keyboard.

A few months later, I had the chance to use one myself for the very first time in a computer class and impressed everyone by how well my ten fingers were dancing on the keyboard. I was a natural, they thought. The secret? I had been learning how to type with a life-size QWERTY keyboard drawing on a piece of cardboard. In a way, it was my first touchscreen.

Now, like many of you, cutting down on screen hours is my daily struggle. So, I’ll make sure your visit to Dong Knows Tech worth it. I’m not going to waste your time!

A bit of personal stuff

I was born and raised in a tiny village in North Vietnam, among paddy fields, the part that — before I arrived — was bombed a lot during the American war.

Growing up learning how to swim in one of those bomb craters, I got my very first pair of shoes when I was 17. Now I live with my little family (wife and two toddlers) in the San Francisco Bay Area. It’s a real American dream. No cliché.

Oh, English is not my first language, not even my second, or third. So, once in a while, please excuse my French! 🙂

StarCraft is my very first video game. For a long time, I had thought I was quite good at it until I saw those players from South Korea! 


What can you expect from Dong Knows Tech?

“This Dong guy knows tech!” is the first thing I hope you’ll realize. You’ll find here plenty of in-depth reviews and DIY posts on networking, storage, and other tech aspects. Once in a while, there’ll also be personal tech-related stories.

I review products independently. Though at times I might have sponsorship, my opinions on this website always derive from my own assessments. In other words, I don’t take money to say good (or bad) things, nor do I say good things so I can sell something. My only bias is my experience.

My mission is to make your life a bit easier. Tech can be complicated, but you’ll note that I always write in layman’s terms. My promise is reviews, and how-to posts on this website derive from my real-world and first-hand experience. There’ll be no BS, no clickbait, no patchwriting, and no product pushing.

I have no hidden agenda. This website is my passion. My only pressure is the desire to share what I know and help you make sound tech decisions.

“Dong Knows Tech – And that’s good for YOU!” is real. I mean it.



Information provided on this website, including reviews and how-to posts, is accurate to the best of my knowledge, but not necessarily free of errors or mistakes. So, use it at your own risk. I assume no responsibility for any consequences that might arise from your consumption of information posted here.



This website contains ads and affiliate links (from Amazon Services LLC Associates Program). The latter gives me a small commission — at no additional cost to you — when you click through and make a purchase. Thank you!

This website is hosted by Bigscoots, which also gives me a small commission if you sign up using this link. Hey, I use it, so maybe you should consider it, too!


How can you support Dong Knows Tech?

It’s quite expensive to run a tech website. And I’m doing this all by myself, in addition to taking care of my family.

That said, if you want to support this website, please turn off your adblocker, and send useful articles to your friends. Better yet, you can buy me a coffee. Also, if you run into sites that reuse my materials without disclosing the source, please let me know.

Finally, when you find a typo in an article, please do report it by selecting the text in question and pressing Ctrl + Enter. That’d be super helpful. I proofread myself, which is always a challenge.


Have questions, requests, or suggestions? You can reach me via Facebook or Twitter, the comment section under each article, or email at tech<at>dongknows<dot>com. I’ll try my best to get back to you. Thanks for visiting Dong Knows Tech and for your support! 

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