Why Are USB-C Cables Frying Laptops?

Why Are USB-C Cables Frying Laptops?

The USB-C cable was designed to help pave the way for future devices that would require very versatile signalling and power transfers. So why are they, instead, frying laptops? Let’s find out.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
What You Need to Be Ready for Virtual Reality

What You Need to Be Ready for Virtual Reality

VR (virtual reality) is becoming even more popular. In this article we cover graphics technologies necessary and prominent first-gen VR headsets you’ll be seeing, as well as other items and peripherals you’ll need.

By Christopher Harper -
5 Tips to Effectively Clean Your Electronic Devices

5 Tips to Effectively Clean Your Electronic Devices

Want to keep your electronic devices looking new? If you keep putting off cleaning your devices because you’re not sure how to do it, these tips will show you how to clean them efficiently.

By Judy Sanhz -
5 Simple Ways to Protect Your Home While on Holiday

5 Simple Ways to Protect Your Home While on Holiday

Going away for a trip or vacation? This article lists some simple practices to help you protect your home while you are on holiday and ensures you need to spend the least cash while doing so.

By Karrar Haider -
The Best Tips and Tools for Computer Builders

The Best Tips and Tools for Computer Builders

Computer building isn’t just a skill or profession; it also has a community of enthusiasts. Many people enjoy it. Here are some useful tips and tools for computer builders.

By Christopher Harper -
Mastering the Raspberry Pi Camera

Mastering the Raspberry Pi Camera

The RasPi has a cheap camera module you can just plug right into the board, and you turn it into a surveillance camera. In this article you’ll learn to fit and set up the Raspberry Pi camera and adjust the basic settings to take stills or video.

By Phil South -
Buying Memory/RAM: What to Know

Buying Memory/RAM: What to Know

There are multiple factors to take into consideration when buying RAM: type of RAM, RAM capacity, and RAM Frequency. If all of this is confusing to you, we’ll clarify it for you in this article.

By Christopher Harper -
Buying a Motherboard: Form Factor, Ports, More

Buying a Motherboard: Form Factor, Ports, More

The motherboard is the core of your PC, so when buying a motherboard you want to make the right choice. This guide will help you find the best one for your needs.

By Christopher Harper -
Why You Shouldn’t Purchase a “Gaming” Laptop

Why You Shouldn’t Purchase a “Gaming” Laptop

There’s no easy way to say it: a laptop shouldn’t be purchased for gaming. There’s a wide variety of reasons why you shouldn’t be buying gaming laptops; this article explains why.

By Christopher Harper -
Buying a Case: Drive Bays, Form Factor and More

Buying a Case: Drive Bays, Form Factor and More

The case you choose for your computer is quite important. There’s a multitude of factors to take into consideration when buying a case for your computer. Check them out in this article.

By Christopher Harper -
Buying a Processor: What You Need to Know

Buying a Processor: What You Need to Know

Processors may seem simple on the surface, but they’re much more than they seem. Here’s what to keep in mind when buying a processor and comparing them.

By Christopher Harper -
Buying a Mouse: DPI, Sensors and More

Buying a Mouse: DPI, Sensors and More

Looking for a new computer mouse to suit your needs? This article outlines the aspects you should be taking into consideration when buying a mouse.

By Christopher Harper -
Buying a Monitor: What to Look For

Buying a Monitor: What to Look For

Need a new monitor? Not sure where to start? In this article we’ll go over the most important things to look for so you’ll have a good idea of which to buy.

By Christopher Harper -
Buying an SSD: What to Look Out for

Buying an SSD: What to Look Out for

A Solid State Drive is an alternative to the traditional Hard Disk Drive. If you’re buying an SSD and want to know what to look out for, this guide is for you.

By Christopher Harper -
Why CPUs Won’t Be Made of Graphene

Why CPUs Won’t Be Made of Graphene

Graphene may have plenty of plaudits about its massively fluid electrical conductivity, but it is impossible to build CPU out of it. Here’s why!

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
Making a Raspberry Pi Music Machine

Making a Raspberry Pi Music Machine

In this article you’ll learn to use the Volumio system to turn Raspberry Pi into a home hi-fi, playing music from memory sticks & streaming from Mac or PC.

By Phil South -
How Often Do You Reformat Your Computer?

How Often Do You Reformat Your Computer?

How often are you going to go through all the motions of reformatting so that you can enjoy the benefit of a smooth quick-as-lightning computer? How often do you reformat your computer?

By Laura Tucker -
Arduino vs. Raspberry Pi: The Pros & Cons

Arduino vs. Raspberry Pi: The Pros & Cons

Wondering which DIY developer device is best? In the battle of Arduino vs. Raspberry Pi, here are the pros and cons you need to know. Check them out.

By Christopher Harper -
Can SSDs Lose Data Without Power?

Can SSDs Lose Data Without Power?

A report from the JEDEC about SSDs suggests they might not be able to retain storage over long periods of time without power. Is this true? Let’s find out.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
Are Smaller Computers Better?

Are Smaller Computers Better?

It’s a trend that hardware devices are getting smaller and smaller, but does being smaller make it a better device? Let’s check it out.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
How to Recalibrate Your Laptop Battery

How to Recalibrate Your Laptop Battery

While your computer may have a preinstalled app, it is always helpful to understand how to recalibrate your laptop battery manually. Follow these steps.

By Sarah Li Cain -
5 Ways to Improve Your Wireless Network

5 Ways to Improve Your Wireless Network

Even if you’re not an expert on Internet connections, there are a few simple ways to improve the strength and speed of your wireless network. Here’s how.

By Sarah Li Cain -
How to Repair a Broken Laptop Keyboard

How to Repair a Broken Laptop Keyboard

Broken or unresponsive laptop keyboards aren’t fun to deal with. Keep reading to find out how you can put a pesky keyboard back in its place.

By Paige Edenfield -
How Big Is Your Monitor?

How Big Is Your Monitor?

In today’s world, monitors come in all different sizes to accommodate our different devices. How big is your monitor?

By Laura Tucker -
How to Know If Your Hard Disk Is Failing

How to Know If Your Hard Disk Is Failing

Hard disks have a limited lifespan and could break down after years of usage. Here are some symptoms that help you check if your hard drive is failing.

By Vamsi Krishna -
All About Wi-Fi Router MAC Filtering

All About Wi-Fi Router MAC Filtering

Other than WPA, MAC filtering is another feature to enhance the security of your WiFi router. Learn why this little setting is insurmountably powerful.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
Can People Really Spy on Your Webcam?

Can People Really Spy on Your Webcam?

There were news that the FBI was able to spy on people’s webcams without them knowing. How is this possible? Let find out how this hack was done.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
Why Some Games Need 64-Bit Support

Why Some Games Need 64-Bit Support

In the world of gaming, there has been a recent move by major publishers to release their games with 64-bit support. Why is this so? Let check it out.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
Smart Ways to Use a Tablet

Smart Ways to Use a Tablet

For those who are not sure of the best way to utilize their tablets, here are some smart ways for you to use a tablet.

By Rudolph Musngi -