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Tech Report's mobile staff picks
     Fri, Feb 23 2018 | 1:48P | 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. See what we found in our most recent update.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

PC Landscape with Cryptocurrency @ Hardware Asylum
     Wed, Feb 07 2018 | 3:37P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the common topics over the past year was the lack of GPU availability. We have all heard about it and many of us had to deal with it in one way or another. Some of it good and some of it bad but, for who?
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREASYLUM.

How The Dell Precision Powered The World For 20 Years
     Mon, Jan 29 2018 | 4:01P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Dell is one of the world’s most enduring tech brands, outlasting even IBM. Ask most consumers, and Dell brands like Alienware, Inspiron and XPS pops to mind. But did you know that the Dell Precision workstations have been powering many of the world’s greatest endeavours for the last 20 years?
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

2.5 Geeks 1/19/18: Intel-AMD Hybrid Chip BENCHMARKS
     Mon, Jan 22 2018 | 1:23P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, we talk about the first benchmarks with the Intel/AMD hybrid Core i7-8705G in Dell's XPS 15 2-in-1, we cover some more highlights from CES 2018 including some killer gaming rigs from Maingear, Xidax, and Origin PC, what to make of all the crypto-currency madness and the roller-coaster ride of Bitcoin, and finally chat about the final days of our Lenovo GIVEAWAY and more!
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Investigation: Benefits to Prioritization Software
     Mon, Jan 22 2018 | 1:12P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Would you benefit from network privatization? Yeah, yeah you would."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

10 Tech Products That Are Next to Impossible to Repair
     Thu, Jan 18 2018 | 12:01P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Repairing a faulty gadget no longer requires a PhD in electrical engineering with sites like iFixit providing tutorials that empower people to repair things on their own. After all, if your device is no longer under warranty and the only option is to buy a replacement, what's the harm in trying? Complexity, that's what.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

TechPowerUp's Best of 2017
     Tue, Jan 09 2018 | 12:02P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Before we say farewell and adieu to 2017, join the editors of TechPowerUp on a trip down the memory lane as we look back at each of our specific review categories. The first annual TechPowerUp Best of article aims to recognize products that held up to the hype, and in some cases even managed to surprise and over-deliver.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

 
2.5 Geeks 12/28/17: iPhone Throttling
     Mon, Jan 08 2018 | 12:01P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast. Today we'll be chatting about Apple's iPhone throttling controversy, the beastly Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition gaming PC, AI Voice Assistant devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home potenitally being used as corporate spy machines, the LG V30 gets Android Oreo, and we'll offer specific details of a great new holiday GIVEAWAY we're holding with Lenovo, where you could score some pretty sweet new Tech gear...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Mesh networking and increasingly powerful radios
     Sat, Jan 06 2018 | 9:01A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Technologies such as Mesh networking and increasingly powerful radios are giving WiFi the ability to cover more of your home than ever before. But you still might be worried about the reliability of the throughput. This an area where a wired LAN using powerline networking has always had something to offer. But what if you could get the best of both worlds, using powerline to extend your WiFi? This is the idea behind the devolo dLAN 1200+ WiFi ac.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

we chose the SHIELD
     Fri, Jan 05 2018 | 1:12P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Now, several weeks into this experiment, we wanted to take a step back to evaluate how the process went in practice, including a look at some of the challenges we failed to initially anticipate, projections of the increased Internet bandwidth usage that accompanies cord cutting (especially important for the many of you with home broadband usage caps), and finally a calculation of the initial and ongoing costs associated with cord cutting in order to determine if this whole process actually saves us any money.
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

Affordable Smart Home Devices Under $40
     Tue, Dec 19 2017 | 3:34P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Smart Home devices have been around for a few years now. You would think being the tech nerd that I am I would have been all over smart home devices, but I only really got into smart home a this year. I think the big thing for me was I didn’t want a bunch of different apps for different products. What brings smart home devices together now are smart home hubs like Amazon Echo and Google Home. With these we can control all of our devices with a single application and much more. Now that I’ve had to chance to really get into smart home here are 5 affordable smart home devices that you can pickup for under $40! Just in time for the holidays!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Fear not. As nerds and geeks...
     Fri, Dec 15 2017 | 9:03A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It's that time of year again. You have a nerd or geek in your life who's impossible to buy for, and you're flat out of ideas. Time is running out, too: there's only three weeks left until Christmas as of this writing. Fear not. As nerds and geeks who are impossible to buy for ourselves, the TR staff has looked back over the hardware, games, and entertainment that surprised and delighted us the most this year, and we've tried to select our favorites for all ages and budgets. See what we came up with.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

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 @

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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
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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
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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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  46. Linux Part 1: Getting Familiar
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  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
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  58. Quick Guide for Eliminating Spyware and Hijacker Software
  59. RAM, Memory and Upgrading
  60. Registry: Backups, Repairs, and Protection
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  63. Safe Mode in Windows Vista For Crash Recovery
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