One noise that people don’t expect from their computer is a soft whining sound. So what causes it? Let’s find out why computers whine and what you can do about it.
You can easily set up the Raspberry Pi to become a retro gaming machine with RetroPie. Here’s how you can transfer ROMs to Retropie and start playing games.
There is no hard-and-fast way to check motherboard health, but here’s a list of things you can keep an eye on to see if your motherboard is working fine.
Today, many CPUs come with graphics processing ability. Take a look at integrated vs. dedicated graphics cards and learn which one to use when.
If you are looking for ways to make your 5Ghz WiFi connection faster, this explains how you can find the best WiFi channel for 5ghz WiFi frequency.
When hardware begins to go wrong in a computer, it can be hard to diagnose which part is malfunctioning. Use this guide to check for a dying power supply.
Other than Cherry MX, there are a whole world of niche key switches out there for you to explore. Here are some of the lesser-known mechanical keyboard switches.
When you want to update your motherboard’s BIOS, you need to know the motherboard’s model. Here’s how to find out your motherboard’s model in Windows.
Intel has released the Intel Core i9 that boasts a whopping 18 cores. Why would a PC need that many cores, and why did Intel come up with this processor?
You might have seen terms like “ATC,” “MATX,” Mini ITX,” etc., when purchasing a motherboard. Learn about the various form factors, their differences and how it can affect your purchase decision.
RuneAudio is a powerful open-source media center that can turn your Raspberry Pi into a DIY Hi-Fi system. Learn the simple setup process.
When you are getting a WiFi adapter, you’ll be faced with either a PCI or a USB adapter. Learn the differences between them and which is more suitable for you.
With some simple optimization, you can better prepare your external hard disk for storing movies efficiently and effectively. Here is everything you need to know.
Intake and exhaust fans are useful to keep your desktop computer cool. If your system is getting a little too warm, try adding an intake/exhaust fan to improve the airflow.
It is pretty common for a big area to have a “dead spot” where you can’t receive a WiFi signal. Learn how you can extend WiFi coverage and improve the signal.
Do you have a surge protector to protect your PC? It may not seem important, but it could be the difference between the life and death of your PC. Find out more!
It is easy to blame the RAM whenever your PC is slow, but how do you really check if your RAM is faulty? Here’s how to check the RAM health in Windows 10.
Not everyone can afford a brand new laptop, and there are times when buying a used laptop is the only realistic option you have. Here are some tips for things you should check before spending your hard-earned cash on a used computer.
A PC’s BIOS typically doesn’t need to be updated very frequently except when it’s having problems with the hardware. Here’s how you can upgrade your PC’s BIOS.
You have probably seen and used an HDMI cable, but do you really know the differences between each version? Find out all about HDMI here.
Raspberry Pi is built to boot up and run from the SD card. This tutorial shows you the steps to boot up and run Raspberry Pi from an external hard disk.
A lot of confusion can sprout up where display standards are concerned, especially ones like HDMI and DisplayPort. Here we will explain what you need to know about each display standard.
Sometimes your PC will make a series of beeping noises while stuck in a strange boot limbo. This is known as a “beep code.” Find out what is it and how to interpret them.
Connecting a PC to a TV is easy, and there are a ton of good reasons to do so. Here are some of the advantages and ways to connect a PC to a TV.
If you are hearing noises coming out of your computer, here’s a guide to help you diagnose computer noises, isolate the problem and repair it quickly and efficiently.
CPUs and GPUs are quite similar, and both can process thousands of operations per second. So what’s the difference between a CPU and GPU? Let’s check it out!
With huge innovations coming to the world of technology at large this year, here is the laptop technology you have to look forward to in 2017.
The most common way to get connected to the Internet is via Wifi, Ethernet and 3G/4G. Here we’ll explore each of the methods and their pros and cons.
You might have seen a “hardware acceleration” option when configuring your devices. Here is what you need to know about hardware acceleration.
Having a comfortable workstation is paramount to your productivity. Here are a recommendations of the various desktop peripherals to make yourself more comfortable.
When buying a router there are a number of factors to take into consideration. Here is what you need to know to make an informed buying decision.
Ethernet cables are a key part of everyone’s home-computing experience. Here we’ll show you the things you need to know when buying ethernet cables!
Poor audio quality on your PC could be due to the digital-to-analog converter in your system. This article explains what a DAC is and how it affects the audio quality.
While SSD is fast, in some instances you can make use of RAM drives to make the system go even faster. Find out what RAM drives are and how they work.
While the mouse and keyboard work well for PC gaming, a gamepad usually works better for couch gaming. Let’s find out the best gamepad for PC gaming that fits your needs.
Most people have not heard of heatsink and don’t know what it does. Here we will explain what Heatsink is and show you why it is important for every PC to have one.
You probably have encountered an overheating laptop. If you find your laptop getting a little too hot, follow these steps to cool down your laptop.
You have probably heard of the ARM processor and Intel x86 processors. Let’s find out the technical differences between ARM and Intel x86 processors.
Have you encountered WiFi deadspots before? It’s an infuriating problem where a specific spot in a building can’t get a strong WiFi signal. If you’re having issues with WiFi strength, try these steps.
Intel’s processor naming is a big old box of chaos. If you are ever confused of the differences between i3, i5 and i7, this article will clear things up.
A lot of high-end laptops or CPU/GPU coolers are using “vapor chamber” as a selling point. How is this better than the traditional cooling techniques? Let’s find out.
We all know that USB drives are getting obsolete, but that doesn’t mean they are useless. Here are 5 cool things you can do with old usb drives.
When buying a laptop for the first time, some users will find the advertised system specs quite confusing. Here are the specs of a laptop you should look for when getting your first laptop.
Many are unaware that hackers can now crack into wireless mice and keyboard adapters and use them for their own purposes. This article will explain what this attack does and how to protect against it
You probably have heard of Solid State Drive but are not sure if you need one. Here we will explain SSD in more detail and help you decide if you should buy it.
With all the vital data you store on a USB drive, you might want to extend its life. Here are some tips on how to extend the life of your USB drive.
When choosing a mechanical keyboard, you will come across different types labeled by “colors.” These are the keyboard switches. Learn how to choose the right mechanical keyboard switch type.
The latest AMD Polaris and Nvidia Pascal graphics cards are here. As gamers and PC hardware enthusiasts rejoice, here’s what you need to know about them.
The Raspberry Pi 3 is one of the best and most affordable mini computers around. Follow the steps here to install Android TV in Raspberry Pi 3.
The new cut-down version of the Raspberry Pi can run Retropie, but there are a few things you should know about using it as a retro gaming computer.