Computers, hardware, general (37)

From idea to icon: 50 years of the floppy disk. (2021-09)
50 years of the floppy disk  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general)
Don't erase, overwrite: How to avoid being that person who resells or recycles a drive with data still on it. (2019-06)
Remove data from drive  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general, Security, storage drive)
If you've ever shopped for an Internet cable for your PC, you probably saw different types available, such as Cat5, Cat5e, Cat6 and others, but which should you be using? (Watch at least the first 9 minutes of this 12-min. video.) (2019-04)
Ethernet cable types 3  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general)
Modem vs. Router - What's the difference? (Note: Although many cable modems include router technology, it's very wise to add a separate dedicated router into your home network for its additional security.) (7-min. video) (2019-04)
Modem vs. Router  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general)
Hub, Switch, & Router explained - What's the difference? (Note: Hubs are rarely used anymore.) (7-min. video) (2019-04)
Hub vs. Switch vs. Router  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general)
Useful tips to cool down an overheating laptop. (2017-03)
Overheating laptop  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general)
13 disappearing laptop ports and how to get them back. (2017-03)
Defunct ports  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general)
A guide to computer ports and adapters; why all the different cables? (2017-01)
Ports & adapters  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general)
How to connect a laptop to a TV; VGA, HDMI, mirroring, over scan problems, and more. (2016-06)
Laptop to TV  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general, Television, general)
When defaults are bad: How to pick a unique wireless channel for your router. (2016-05)
Router channel  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general)
Got an ASUS router at home? Read this. (2016-04)
ASUS router security  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general)
The humble power supply unit (PSU) explained. It doesn't hurt to have a spare on hand, just in case. (2016-03)
About power supplies  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general)
Worried about your hard disk? Here are 3 ways to check hard disk health on Windows. (2016-03)
Checking hard drive health  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general)
A motherboard ripped apart to show you how it works. (2016-03)
Chopped motherboard  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general)
A RAM stick chopped up to show you how it works. (2016-03)
Chopped RAM stick  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general)
How do you secure the hard drive when you take your computer to get it serviced? Consider more than just 'trust'. (2015-10)
Servicing your computer  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general, Computers, security)
Paper shredder, printer, and scanner buying tips. (2015-09)
Printers & scanners tips  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general)
Surge protectors and UPS buying tips. (2015-06)
Buying tips for surge protectors  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general)
Tips and considerations when purchasing a new desktop or laptop computer. (2015-06)
Computer buying tips  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general)
Portable data drive buying guide. (2015-06)
Portable drive buying guide  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general)
Thinking of buying a hard drive? Check these failure stats first. You may be surprised at the results. Applies to the hard drive in your computer as well. (And by the way....start backing up!!) (2015-06)
Hard drive buying tips, selection  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general)
Hard drive buying tips, reliability  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general)
Product reviews and test videos of wired and wireless headphones and speakers. (2015-06)
Headphones & speakers  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general)
PC hardware and gadgets independently reviewed. (2015-05)
PC hardware reviews  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general)
'Uncomplicating the Complicated' site provides tutorials, news, and reviews about computer hardware in very easy to follow language. (2015-04)
Hardware secrets  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general)
Do you need a firewall for your computer? Heck, yes!!!! Here's a comparison between the two types (but you should consider having both types). (2015-03)
Firewall types  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general, Computers, security, Security, general)
Explanation of what an SSD is, how it works, and whether you should consider using one. (2015-03)
What's an SSD  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general)
Why solid state drives slow down as you fill them up. (2015-03)
SSD slow down  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general)
Fast talking young British gal offers serious video reviews of computer hardware - mobos, video cards, gaming boards, processors, and more. (2014-11)
Hardware reviews  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general)
Need a new PSU (Power Supply Unit) for your computer? This website helps calculate the correct component for your particular build. (2014-10)
PSU calc  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general)
If you choose to (carefully!) over clock the processor in your computer to achieve a higher level of performance, use this free torture test tool to test the stability of your over clocked PC. (2014-10)
Overclock test  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general)
How to buy a wireless router. (2014-06)
Wireless router  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general)
Six things you should not do with Solid State Drives (SSDs). (2014-01)
Don't do with SSDs  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general)
English translation of a French website with a detailed DIY description of building an Ethernet cable. All you need is a cable, some connectors, and a crimping tool. (2012-02)
Your cable  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general)
Close up videos including a hard drive teardown, LCD monitor operation, creation of a light bulb filament, and more. (2011-09)
Technical videos  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general)
Free tool tracks the movement of your mouse pointer onto a blank screen. (2010-04)
Mouse tracker  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general, Windows, utilities)
Suggestions on how to recover a dead hard drive. (2010-01)
Dead hard drive  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general)
Click on "Pictorial Guide to Computer Hardware" for cool downloadable poster of computer hardware. (2009-12)
Hardware poster  (keywords: Computers, hardware, general)

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