read more.mapouter{overflow:hidden;height:500px;width:600px;}.gmap_canvas {background:none!important;height:500px;width:600px;}
Home / Archive by category "Hardware"

Hardware

Hardware

5 Most Reliable Hard Drives According to Server Companies

CPUs and graphics cards typically generate the most excitement among computer components. Nevertheless, a hard drive is an essential element of a computer. An excellent GPU and CPU won’t remain useful with an unreliable hard disk.Hard drive is a great way to store huge amounts of data, far more than can be saved to most laptops or tablets. Sometimes you need the extra space that only a serious...
Read More

How to Fix Write Protection Errors on a USB Stick

You’ve finished work for the day. The only thing left to do is stick the files onto a USB flash drive. Then you get this message: “The disk is write protected. Remove the write protection or use another disk.” You immediately pull your hair out. This is your USB stick; you should be able to read, write, and do whatever you want with it!Okay, you didn’t pull your hair out. You stayed nice and c...
Read More

6 things you should know about backing up your PC

Few months ago, Google announced the new desktop version of its Backup and Sync app, and it got me thinking: What does desktop backup even mean in 2017? Basically, a back-up is a copy of all the files on your computer. If you have a back-up, you’re protected if, for example, you delete a precious photograph by mistake.It’s normal to back up your files on to a different storage device from you...
Read More

How to Look Up Your Intel Processor Generation

Finding out what generation Intel processor is in your Windows machine is as easy as a matter of a few clicks. We’ll walk you through how to find that information, and explain why it might come in handy. How to Find Your Intel Processor Generation Option one: Manually identify your processor. Use the system utility in the Windows Control Panel*. It displays information about your system hardware...
Read More

How to Use Kodi Without Breaking the Law

Is Kodi legal? The short answer is yes, but it’s not that simple. If you stick to official channels and services, Kodi is a useful, powerful, and completely legal streaming system for content.The problem is that that’s not how most people use Kodi. There are countless third-party plugins and programs like Exodus that allow you to stream illegal content off of Kodi. Other services focus on spo...
Read More

Intel Core i9 vs. Core i7 vs. Core i5: Which CPU Should You Buy?

Drilling Down to the Cores For many consumers who are on the hunt for a new desktop or laptop PC, one of the biggest considerations is the type of processor. Two of the CPUs most often in contention are the Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i7. Discounting Core i3 and m3 (mainly found in budget systems), Core i9 (powerful CPUs for gaming and performance PCs), and AMD processors (another story entirely...
Read More

Save Your Hard Drive With These Laptop Computer Temperature Monitor Apps

Heat wreaks havoc on computers, especially laptops. Tight cases and dust buildup can lead to poor air circulation, and without circulation, the heat generated inside has nowhere to go. Indeed, ignoring heat problems is the surest way to destroy a laptop. You thought it slowed down because it’s old and contains outdated hardware? That’s partly true, but not the whole story. Heat can severely impa...
Read More

What Does “Dual Core” & “Quad Core” Mean?

When you are purchasing a new laptop or building a computer, the processor is the most important decision. But there’s a lot of jargon, especially the cores. Do you need a dual-core, a quad-core, a hexa-core, an octo-core… Let’s cut the geek talk and understand what it really means. Note: This article deals with dual-core vs. quad-core processors for computers, not for smartphones. We have a sepa...
Read More

Rip an Entire DVD to Your Hard Drive With These 5 Simple Steps

With the growth of streaming services like Netflix, DVD sales are slipping. It’s safe to assume that before too long they’ll have gone the same way as VHS and audio cassettes. Once that happens, DVD players themselves won’t be far behind.Before we reach that point, it would be prudent to rip all your DVDs onto your hard drive. By doing so, you’ll be saving them for posterity; you’ll be able to...
Read More

Complete Guide : What Is A CPU and What Does It Do?

Acronyms are the tech world’s favourite way to make interesting technology sound incredibly confusing. When hunting out a new PC or Laptop, the specifications will mention the type of CPU you can expect to find in the shiny new device. Frustratingly, they almost always fail to tell you why that’s so important.When faced with decisions between AMD and Intel, dual or quad-core, or i3 vs. i7, it ...
Read More
Top