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Robots Have Already Taken Over: Part 2

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

From sweeping the floor to cleaning the litter box, how robots can make your life easier at home. Continue reading

Robots Have Already Taken Over: Part 1

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Most people are not aware that robots are all around us and they already control many important aspects of our everyday lives. Continue reading

What’s the difference between a server and a router? George wants to know. We break it all down and explain why a home server might be a good option. Continue reading

PS4 vs. Xbox One Part 2: Tech Specs

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

The hot new gaming consoles right now are the PS4 and the Xbox One. Here’s a look at the hearts and guts of both machines, which one has what advantages and disadvantages and where they tie. Continue reading

Perfect Gadgets For Travel

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Find out the best gadgets to pack when you’re ready to hit the road for some traveling. Continue reading

Will Reformatting Kill A Virus?

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Reformatting your hard drive will remove a virus from your system, but there are also some less radical solutions. Continue reading

The eagerly-awaited next-gen consoles from Playstation and Microsoft are finally here. This is the first in a series of articles that compares the two companies’ history with consoles and compares the two consoles themselves. Continue reading

What Should I Do With My Old Power Cords?

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Chances are, if you are like pretty much anyone I know, you have a box or two of old power cords that you don’t know what to do with Continue reading

Monitor With a Dark Half

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

If you have a monitor with one half darker than the other, there are a number of possibilities from monitor failure to cable failure, but there are some things that you can check. Continue reading

Returning Electronics The Right Way

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Tips for getting a refund or a replacement with as little pain as possible for both you and the retailer. Continue reading

Internet Explorer Error in Outlook

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

When you try to attach or copy and paste into Outlook and you get an “Internet Explorer Must Close” window, it may be time to update the versions of your software. Continue reading

Watching Hulu On Your TV

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

If you want to watch Hulu and other video on demand services on your TV, you do have some options. Continue reading

Control panel is a helpful tool, but it can be confusing to remember which options lead to which results. So here is the first in a series of decision trees for Windows 7 control panel. Continue reading

What Do I Do With a Hijacked Computer?

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

If you suddenly can’t get past a boot screen that you don’t recognize, odds are that your machine has been hijacked. This is a very hard to repair infection, but there are ways. Continue reading

Deleting Gmail Contacts In Android

Monday, October 21st, 2013

If you have unwanted Gmail contacts on your phone, it is fairly simple to delete them. Continue reading

Find out the difference between Standby and Hibernate and discover how to find the Hibernate feature in Windows XP. Continue reading

HTTP VS HTTPS VS WWW

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Whether the website that you’re looking for starts with HTTP, HTTPS or WWW, or any combination of these, you should be able to access the website. Continue reading

Use this tip to clear a hard drive of personal data before donating or selling a computer. 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

Spam From Friends? WHY?!

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Are you getting spam e-mails from friends? The good news is that they’re not really from your friends. The better news is that you can stop them in their tracks. Continue reading

I Always Wanted To Know: What is better material for your electronics to be made out of: plastic or metal? Answer: If you’ve purchased a piece of consumer electronics in the past ten years at a store you’ve done what many call the “feel in the hand” test. This is, you picked up an item to decide if you liked how it feels in… Continue reading

What Is Bluetooth?

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

I Always Wanted To Know: What is Bluetooth? What is it used for? Answer: When looking at specifications for computers, phones and tablets you may see the word Bluetooth, but what does it refer to? What is it used for? Bluetooth is a wireless communication standard built… Continue reading

I Always Wanted To Know: What Are The Most Important Tablet Specs? Answer: If you’ve considered buying a tablet device recently, you’ve probably seen a specifications page a mile long, but which are the most important specifications to pay attention to? I’ll break it down into 4 key… Continue reading

I Always Wanted To Know: What is a VPN Service? How safe are they? Answer: VPN, which stands for Virtual Private Network, is a method of encrypting and securing a connection over a public or untrusted network to a secure and trusted network. VPN… Continue reading

What Is BYOD? Why Is It Popular?

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

I Always Wanted To Know: What is BYOD? Why is it becoming more popular in businesses? Answer: You may have heard the expression BYOD or seen it mentioned in a IT policy at your workplace. BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device and allows… Continue reading

What Is A Laser?

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

I Always Wanted To Know:What is a laser? Answer: Lasers are a key component in everything from supermarket price scanners, DVD players, high-speed fiber optic cables and advanced military weapons, but what is a laser? How does it work? The answer may surprise you because… Continue reading

Why Use Two Monitors On One Computer?

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

I Always Wanted To Know: Why do people use two monitors on one computer? Answer: Dual monitor, where two monitors are connected to the same computer, have become increasingly popular among business and home users. With more computers coming with multiple video output ports… Continue reading

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