All posts by karen

  • Microsoft Now Sells Replacement Parts for Surface Devices

    The right-to-repair movement has pushed companies to offer (sometimes only marginally) better access to replacement parts for PCs, tablets, smartphones, and other devices. Now you can buy parts for Microsoft Surface products for your own repairs. Microsoft...

    • Posted June 15, 2023
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  • The Meta Quest 3 Will Have a 2x GPU Boost and a Price Hike

    The Meta Quest 2 is still essentially the only VR headset if you want a standalone VR experience, without a PC or game console attached. Meta, the owner of Facebook, has announced a sequel: the Meta Quest...

    • Posted June 1, 2023
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  • Your Gigabyte Motherboard Might Have a Security Flaw

    Gigabyte is one of the most popular motherboard manufacturers, making some of the best gaming and non-gaming boards out there. Unfortunately, if you own one of the company’s boards, you might want to secure yourself against a backdoor...

    • Posted June 1, 2023
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  • When Is a Laptop (Actually) Too Hot?

    While laptops naturally generate heat during operation, excessive heat or heat only on place may indicate a problem. Signs of overheating include unexpected shutdowns, loud fan noise, and performance drops. You’re nestled comfortably on your couch, busy...

    • Posted May 31, 2023
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  • Intel’s New Tiny NUC PC Will Look Great on Your Desk

    Tiny PCs can be great, but many of them are featureless black rectangles, blending into server rooms and the back side of monitors when VESA mounted. This new compact PC, though, is one you’ll want to show off....

    • Posted May 24, 2023
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  • AMD’s New Ryzen CPUs Are Made for Chromebooks

    Most Chromebooks use Intel processors or ARM chips, but we have seen a few AMD models over the years. There might be more on the way, as AMD just revealed a new series of processors designed specifically...

    • Posted May 23, 2023
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  • 8 SSD Myths and Misconceptions People Still Believe

    If you recognize and dismiss all these SSD myths and misconceptions for what they are, you’re ahead of most people. And if not, there’s no time like the present to update your SSD knowledge. Table of Contents...

    • Posted May 16, 2023
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  • How to Use Your PC From Another Room: 5 Tools You’ll Need

    A powerful desktop PC or laptop often has to trade high performance for noisy cooling and bulky size. If you can’t stand how loud your computer is, don’t have room for it in your office, or want...

    • Posted February 27, 2023
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  • Can You Use a Refrigerator to Cool Down Your PC?

    Since fridges are not designed to handle the level of heat given off by a typical PC, it’s probably not a good idea to stick your computer inside one if it’s running too hot. Your computer is...

    • Posted February 21, 2023
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  • Is Watercooling in Gaming Laptops the Next Big Thing?

    While commonplace in high-performance desktop PCs, water cooling sounds like an inherently. bad idea when it comes to laptops. At least on the surface. However, a new generation of clever liquid cooling capable laptops might rewrite gaming...

    • Posted February 11, 2023
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