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20 of the Worst PC Setups – November
     Wed, Dec 13 2017 | 4:02P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I’m sure at some point you’ve had a bad PC setup. Maybe moving into a new place, waiting for a new desk to arrive or you just ran out of room. I can remember my horrible PC setups from when I was living at the dorms in college. If you have ever ventured over to the Shitty Battlestations sub-reddit you will find a lot of horrible PC setups. We will are going to pick 20 each month and feature them as 20 of the Worst PC setups for that month. Here are some of the bad ones from November."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

macOS High Sierra Root Bug Explained!
     Sat, Dec 09 2017 | 9:01A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Internet is abuzz with the shocking revelation that now everyone can hack an Apple computer… as long as it’s using the latest macOS High Sierra operating system. Let us explain what’s going on, and share with you the workaround for the macOS High Sierra root bug.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Guide to using NiceHash to Mine Cryptocurrency
     Sat, Dec 09 2017 | 9:00A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Want to mine cryptocurrency using NiceHash? This guide will help you - it's easier than you think!"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Precursors to Today's Technology: These Products Had the Right Vision
     Sun, Dec 03 2017 | 9:00A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Products like the Apple Newton and the Nintendo Power Glove immediately come to mind when reminiscing about technology that was before its time. However this article will focus on products and services that didn't necessarily flop out of the gate and all had a vision that helped shape today's technological landscape.
  FULL STORY @

In Hindsight: Some of the Worst CPU/GPUs Purchases of 2017
     Wed, Nov 29 2017 | 9:03A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we're discussing what we feel were the worst CPU and GPU purchases of 2017. Some were just bad from the get go while others started life as viable options that sadly proved poor choices before year's end.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

How To Report Cheaters on PUBG
     Tue, Nov 07 2017 | 9:01A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is a wildly popular 'battle royale' and really fun game to play, but recently the numbers of cheaters and hackers has gotten pretty bad. We figured out the proper way to report a player that is cheating to help get them banned in order to save this game title from being ruined. Read on to find out how to easily report a cheater with video evidence.
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

TechSpot PC Buying Guide: A quick CPU/platform update for late 2017
     Sun, Oct 29 2017 | 4:01P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The TechSpot PC Buying Guide offers a comprehensive analysis of today's best desktop PC hardware spanning five well differentiated budgets. Starting at ~$400 for an affordable PC, followed by two well-balanced enthusiast-oriented machines, a premium high-end build, and finally a dream machine packing the baddest hardware available, period.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

 
Upgrade My PC Please! Episode 8: Just Random PCs
     Thu, Oct 26 2017 | 4:02P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ast week you voted HAL’s PC the most worthy of receiving the proposed upgrades. Coming his way is a Ryzen 5 1600 processor, a Gigabyte B350 motherboard, and 16GB of DDR4-3000 memory.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

eTeknix Review Roundup
     Mon, Oct 09 2017 | 9:00A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We've got another huge batch of epic reviews for you all today. Our mailouts are a little behind schedule this month, but rather than spam your inboxes with a vast amount of emails today, we've compiled everything you might have missed. We've got the latest Intel CPUs, gaming note books, peripherals, and so much more!
  FULL STORY @ GOO

20 of the Worst PC Setups – August 2017
     Tue, Sep 12 2017 | 2:30P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I’m sure at some point you’ve had a bad PC setup. Maybe moving into a new place, waiting for a new desk to arrive or you just ran out of room. I can remember my horrible PC setups from when I was living at the dorms in college. If you have ever ventured over to the Shitty Battlestations sub-reddit you will find a lot of horrible PC setups. We will are going to pick 20 each month and feature them as 20 of the Worst PC setups for that month. Here are some of the bad ones from August."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

mobile staff picks
     Thu, Aug 17 2017 | 5:39A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It's time for another edition of The Tech Report's mobile staff picks, where we comb the worlds of tablets, laptops, and phones to separate the best from the rest.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

Eugene Kaspersky Interview Exclusive : No Kremlin Ties!
     Mon, Jul 24 2017 | 9:02A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I took the opportunity to grill Mr. Kaspersky on his run-in with the US Senate over accusations of personal ties to the Kremlin and close affiliation with Russian intelligence agencies. Check out this exclusive video of our exchange!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Palaeontology of Cyberattacks by Vitaly Kamluk
     Sun, Jul 16 2017 | 9:03A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Vitaly Kamluk shares how Kaspersky Labs traces cyberattacks and the creators of malware and exploits to help shut them down, and prevent future attacks!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

TechSpot PC Buying Guide
     Wed, Jul 12 2017 | 9:02A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The TechSpot PC Buying Guide offers a comprehensive analysis of today's best desktop PC hardware spanning five well differentiated budgets. Starting at ~$400 for an affordable PC, followed by two well-balanced enthusiast-oriented machines, a premium high-end build, and finally a dream machine packing the baddest hardware available, period.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Guru3D Rig of the Month - June 2017
     Tue, Jul 11 2017 | 9:03A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The May edition of the Guru3D Rig of the June 2017 is here. The turn goes to Guru3D old-timer Douglas Alves who built his own customized PC. The man does like his modding alright, check it out his rig called TitanFall.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Razer Lancehead Review
     Wed, Jul 05 2017 | 7:07P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Razer Lancehead is the company's latest ambidextrous mouse offering that comes in both wireless and wired iterations. The wireless version will set you back a whopping $140 for a top-of-the-line gaming mouse, while the wired Tournament Edition comes in at a more reasonable $80. We've had hands-on time with both versions for this review.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

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Samsung ATIV Book 9-Lite NP915S3G-K01 13.3-inch Touch Screen Notebook Review
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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex TV HD Media Player Review
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Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
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Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
Oct 02 | Beginners Guides
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A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
Jul 27 | Motherboards
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The Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is an awesome 'Sandy Bridge-E' motherboard for anyone in the business of content creation, yet still nimble enough to take on multi-videocard gaming and overclocking at the end of a days work.
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
May 29 | Hard Drives/SSD
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All Constellation ES drives are rated to 6Gb/s SATA III speeds, incorporate 64MB of cache, utilize 7200RPM spindle speeds and offer Native Command Queing. The drives are covered by an impressive 5 year warranty and rated to1.2 million hours MTBF.
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  35. How to Install: Intel Socket 1155 CPU and Heatsink
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  37. How to Install: AMD Socket FM1 CPU and Heatsink
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  40. How to Update a Motherboard BIOS
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  42. Installing Windows Vista
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  44. Internet Connection Sharing
  45. Legally Copying Software and Music
  46. Linux Part 1: Getting Familiar
  47. Linux Part 2: Installing a PC
  48. Linux Part 3: New Software
  49. Little Known Features of WindowsXP
  50. Making Old Software Compatible with Windows Vista
  51. Making DVD Movies from Video Files
  52. Most Common Ways to Kill a PC
  53. Optical Drives & Recording Formats
  54. Overclocking the CPU, Motherboard & Memory
  55. Overclocking the Videocard
  56. Preventing Data Theft from a Stolen Laptop
  57. Printer Sharing on a Home Network
  58. Quick Guide for Eliminating Spyware and Hijacker Software
  59. RAM, Memory and Upgrading
  60. Registry: Backups, Repairs, and Protection
  61. Remote Access to Computers
  62. RSS Feed Setup & Subscriptions
  63. Safe Mode in Windows Vista For Crash Recovery
  64. Setting up an FTP Server in WinXP
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  74. Upgrading Win98 to Windows XP
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  77. Website Hosting From A Home PC
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  80. Windows XP Command Prompt
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