Hardware

It can be challenging keeping up to date with hardware and PC specs, as they change daily as new components become available. Not only will we share what’s new on the market, but we’ll keep you abreast of how to improve performance and resources.

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Nvidia Geforce driver 388.31 WHQL: new profiles, fixes, issues

Nvidia released a new version of the company's driver for graphics card; the new Nvidia Geforce driver 388.31 WHQL brings Game Ready profiles for Star Wars Battlefront 2, some fixes, but it […]

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New Intel Graphics Driver adds 4K HDR streaming support

A new Intel graphics driver adds support for streaming 4K HDR media on Windows PCs and laptops provided the right hardware available. Microsoft's Fall Creators Update -- the company launched the operating […]

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Nvidia Graphics Driver 388.00: new features and issues

Nvidia released the new Nvidia Graphics Driver 388.00 WHQL to the public with game ready profiles for Destiny 2 and Assassin's Creed Origins. The new graphics driver is available on Nvidia's driver […]

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HP pushes third-party ink blocking printer firmware update (again)

Hewlett Packard (HP) released a new firmware for the company's Officejet printers that appears to block third-party ink from functioning correctly. The company caused quite the uproar a year ago when it […]

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USB 3.2 promises twice the performance of USB 3.1

USB 3.0 was a big step up from USB 2.0 in terms of performance, which in turn was a big improvement over USB 1.0. It then got a bit confusing when USB […]

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How to turn off the Surface keyboard backlight

When it comes to saving battery, one of the things that you can do that is effective is to turn off the keyboard backlight of your Surface device. Note that other mobile […]

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Nvidia GeForce Drivers for Windows 378.49 released

Nvidia has just released new GeForce Drivers for supported Windows operating systems that introduces game ready support for Resident Evil 7 among other things. Nvidia GeForce Drivers 378.49 is a WHQL (Windows […]

Of Apple and Windows: Gartner's OS forecast is useless

You have probably read about Gartner's latest forecast already which sees Apple shipping more combined devices than Microsoft / Windows in the year 2017 and the following years. If you have not, […]

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Nvidia 375.86 driver issues

The last couple of weeks have not been good to Nvidia. The company released a new driver with the version 375.57 in late October that caused major issues especially on Windows 10 […]

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Microsoft's Surface Dial

Microsoft did showcase several new pieces of hardware on yesterday's event including the company's first desktop PC Surface Studio and an accompanying Surface Dial. Surface Dial, which looks like a Hockey puck, […]

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HP releases printer firmware to undo non-HP ink cartridge blocking

HP angered many of its customers in September 2016 when a previously released firmware update for company printers would block non-HP ink cartridges from working. HP designed the update to come into […]

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Western Digital launches SSD products

Western Digital launched two new Solid State Drives (SSD) product lines under the WD brand yesterday of which one is already available for purchase. WD Blue and WD Green Solid State Drives […]

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HP firmware update blocks non-HP ink cartridges

HP released a firmware update on March 12, 2016 for several of the company's Officejet printers that renders non-HP ink cartridges useless. HP customers began to complain about the issue on September […]

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Seagate unveils 10TB Consumer Hard Drive portfolio

Seagate unveiled today a new portfolio of 10 Terabyte hard drives for the consumer market that push storage capacities to new heights. The 10 Terabyte drives Seagate Barracuda Pro, Seagate IronWolf and […]

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The Z is an innovative computer mouse

The Z is a mouse created by Swiftpoint that aims to revolutionize how mice works by introducing new features that benefit all users. When it comes to the mouse input device, not […]

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A cloud-connected Keyboard? No Thanks

The Das Keyboard 5Q is a cloud-connected computer keyboard that is designed as a notification device as much as it is a keyboard. Das Keyboard is one of the most popular mechanical […]

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Upgrading PC components

One of the biggest advantages of desktop PCs is that these systems are open enough to allow you to replace components. While you may be able to replace some components, a hard […]

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OEM Updaters put PCs at risk

A study by Duo Security, Inc suggests that OEM Updaters, programs designed by PC manufacturers to update vendor-specific software, do more harm than good as they put PCs at risk. Prebuild desktop […]

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My Surface Pro 4 Experience so far

I made the decision to buy a Surface Pro 4 shortly after Microsoft revealed the new machine. I always liked the idea behind the machine especially since much of the hardware and […]

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Find out if your PC is Oculus Rift ready

Oculus Rift, a VR solution, is now available for preorder for $599 on the official company website (pricing is €699 plus shipping for Euro countries, and £499 Pound). The VR solution ships […]

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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book differences

Microsoft announced several new devices on its Windows 10 Devices event including a new version of the popular Surface Pro line called Surface Pro 4 and the company's first laptop Surface Book. […]

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iPad Pro, Google Pixel C, Microsoft Surface: which should you get?

Google revealed the Pixel C Chromebook yesterday and Apple the iPad Pro earlier this month. Both devices are designed to add productivity features to tablets running Android and iOS, for instance by […]

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Google's Nexus 5X and 6P pricing outside the US is ridiculous

As a European, I'm used to paying more for devices, software, subscriptions and other digital goods. If you compare the pricing, it appears that most company's simply replace $ with €/£ when […]

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Fix Creative Speakers stop playing audio out of the blue

For the past ten years or so I have used headphones to listen to audio and do other audio-related things on PCs. Recently, I bought a pair of audio speakers from Creative […]

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Samsung releases new fix and firmware update for SSD 840 Evo drives

If you own a Samsung SSD 840 Evo drive and noticed that write performance went considerably down after some time, you may want to download an updated tool and install a new […]

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Logitech's MX Master mouse: control up to three devices

Functionality-wise, computer mice have not changed this much in recent time. Apart from different button layouts and programmable buttons, there has not been much change at all in this area. Logitech's MX […]

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Why I won't buy a smart TV anytime soon

About 18 months ago, I expressed my opinion on smartwatches and why I would not buy one in the near future. Today, I'd like to share my opinion on so-called smart TVs […]

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Add SD Storage to mobile phones without card slot with ExoDrive Case

Many modern day phones come without SD card slot which means that you are stuck with the phone's internal storage. While 8 or 16 Gigabyte may look like much on paper, it […]

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KeyMouse, a keyboard-mouse hybrid for both hands seeks funding on Kickstarter

If you think about how computer systems are controlled, mouse and keyboard probably come to mind first before touch and voice commands. It is rather interesting that little progress has been made […]

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Seagate to launch affordable 8TB Archive consumer Hard Drive

Seagate's new 8 Terabyte Archive HDD hard drive will launch in January 2015. Storage is one of the few things where regular platter-based drives beat Solid State Drives in. Not only do […]

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Amazon Fire TV Stick vs. Google Chromecast vs Fire TV Box

Amazon announced the Fire TV Stick today. It is on first glance similar to Google's Chromecast and other streaming sticks and solutions. You connect the stick to your TV's HDMI port and […]

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Wearables are the next big thing. Here are my thoughts on that

With smartphones and tablets reaching saturation points in many countries, it is time to hop on to the next big thing. Most companies are betting big on so-called wearables which can be […]

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The limitations of Google's Chromecast device

I have to admit that I was curious when I first heard about Chromecast and how some people used the device to play Internet or local videos stored on the computer on […]

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The Surface Pro 3 is not an iPad competitor

So Microsoft revealed the third generation Surface Pro 3 yesterday. Many sites have already live blogged about it or at least published hands-on reviews about it, which is why I do not […]

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How to replace the laptop hard drive with a faster one

I was in desperate need of a new laptop, one that I could use for work when I was away from home. After reading lots of online reviews, I decided to get […]

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Archival Disc with 300 GB capacity to launch in 2015

Current optical disc formats are less than ideal for archiving or backup purposes due to space constraints. It is often not possible to back up your root partition to a single disc, […]

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Tokyoflash Japan Watches are stylish masterpieces

Watches serve two main purposes. They tell the time and date, and sometimes display other information, and also express your personal style and taste. If you are a geek, or someone who […]

4 Technology Certainties for 2014 that will rock the computing world

2014 will be an interesting year from a technology perspective. Not only will it be the year of exciting new technologies that are introduced to the public, it is also the year […]

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How to find out how much RAM your motherboard supports

One of the reasons why PC sales have slumped, at least in my opinion, is the fact that many users do not see the need to upgrade their systems as often as […]

Things to consider before heading out and buying a notebook

My mother needs a notebook, and I promised to get her one for Christmas. Since this is her first mobile computer -- she only used desktop PCs until now -- I had […]


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