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Why Won’t The DVDs I Burn Play On My TV

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

When Nancy burns DVDs on her computer, she can’t play them on her TV. We look at what could be causing the problem. Continue reading

Build-Your-Own Computer Part 6: The RAM

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Part 6 of Build Your Own Computer. Learn all about RAM, an area where people sometimes get confused. Do memory timings matter? Is faster memory or higher bandwidth memory more important? What about heatsinks and head spreaders? The first thing you should know… Continue reading

Samsung Smart Home – The Future Is Now

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Samsung shows off appliances that are smarter, but also more expensive. Continue reading

In part five of our Build-Your-Own Computer series, learn how to select the right motherboard for your needs. The motherboard is critically important since all of your devices and parts plug into it. How do you choose… Continue reading

Security certificate errors have John at his wit’s end. We check out a surprising solution to the problem. Continue reading

Why Buy A Tablet?

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Is a Surface tablet really just a less functional version of a laptop? We check out the pros and cons of tablets. Continue reading

Build-Your-Own Computer Part 4: The Processor

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

In part four of our Build-Your-Own Computer series, learn how to select the best processor for your needs. Learn what the major difference between Intel and AMD is and why one may offer you a significantly better value then the other. The most important thing… Continue reading

In part three of our Build-Your-Own Computer series, learn how to select the best optical drive for your needs. Learn the ins and outs of choosing a Blu-ray burner and what software you may need to purchase to allow you to play videos. Continue reading

Mary wants to know shy it’s so hard to find a laptop with a CD/DVD drive. We explain and look at her options. Continue reading

In part two of our Build-Your-Own Computer series, learn how to select the best power supply for your needs. With different energy ratings, certifications, connectors and companies choosing the right one can be difficult. Continue reading

App Turns Any Surface Into A Touch Screen

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

A new app from Ubi will turn any surface into a virtual touch screen. All you need is a Windows 8 PC, a Kinect for Windows sensor and a projector plus the $150 app. Continue reading

The Xbox One will not require the Kinect to be switched on to work. Microsoft has backtracked on another key feature of the system. Continue reading

Getting Info Off of Your Kindle Fire

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Jacob has files stuck on a Kindle with a smashed connector. Is there any way he can get them off? We look at the options. Continue reading

Build-Your-Own Computer Part 1 – Case

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

In part one of our Build-Your-Own Computer series, learn how to select the best case for your needs. It might sound like a simple component but there is more then meets the eye on cases. What layout, size and cooling options will make a big difference to… Continue reading

Netgear has filed a lawsuit accusing Asus of breaking FCC rules about router signal strength. Continue reading

Learn what to consider when choosing an all-in-one PC and how to pick the best computer brand for you. Continue reading

The stakes are high for Microsoft and Sony at GamesCon 2013 as they try to win over the European market with their new consoles. Continue reading

Margie and Mark want to know why 4 GB of memory is too little and more than 16 GB is too much. We explain our recommendations for RAM in this article. Continue reading

Wireless Mouse Double-Clicking

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Harry’s mouse is double-clicking when he only wants a single click. We’ve got an easy solution that could save him the price of a new mouse. Continue reading

Coming soon to your 3-D printer, a cast that’s washable, breathable and fits under your shirt sleeve. Check out this article to find out about a new cast that’s a game changer. Continue reading

Afraid of ELF emissions from your home WiFi? Find out if you need to worry and some solutions. Continue reading

Does The Brand Of Computer Matter?

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Wayne from Merced, CA writes: What brand of desktop computer do you recommend to a person who only needs the computer for personal use? People have told me to go to Dell Computers and I wanted your opinion too. Thanks, Wayne Answer: Asking someone which PC brand is best is like asking for an argument. Let’s talk about what you should be looking for in a computer company. Continue reading

Microsoft has released some crucial details about its new Xbox One entertainment system, when you can buy it and how much it’s going to cost. Continue reading

Crys from West Indies writes: I have an HP a6700f Desktop and while using it, the computer freezes for a couple seconds with an irritating sound. Sometimes a popup says the graphics card recovered from a crash and this happens every 10 minutes or so. I’m guessing its the graphics card….but i opened it up an found none. Can you provide any suggestions? Continue reading

Can I Upgrade To Windows 7?

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Shirley from FL writes: I have a Compaq laptop with Vista on it. It is about 4 years old, am I able to put Windows 7 on it? Since I can not afford at this time a new laptop I would like to get rid of Vista since I do not like it. Answer: Shirley, I’ve got some great news for you. If your PC is running Vista then it… Continue reading

My Wii Runs On A Battery?

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

If your Wii dies, and it hasn’t been mistreated, odds are that it’s your CMOS battery. Here are some simple instructions for finding and replacing your Wii’s CMOS battery. Continue reading

How Do I Get A WiFi Password?

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Harry from Auburn, CA writes: I get a strong WiFi signal in my apt, how do I get the password? Thanks, Harry. Answer: I will assume you don’t mean the WiFi signal generated by your own router. In that case you would be the person who set the password. But if you’re just trying to use a secure WiFi network that your computer is detecting in your apartment, you would get the password by … Continue reading

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