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How Much Are Your Old, Failed Gadgets Worth? [Infographic]

The history of technology is littered with discontinued products that failed to enter the mainstream — from unsupported home entertainment platforms to computing systems that were beyond their time. Despite ending up in discount bins at the time of release, these gadgets can now command top dollar on eBay and the like. This infographic looks at 12 dead and largely forgotten tech products that regularly sell for hundreds of dollars online.


This Chart Compares 81 Hacker Friendly Single Board Computers

You have a ton of different options for single board computers that can run the likes of Linux or Android. While a board like the Raspberry Pi might be the most popular, it’s certainly not the only one. Over on HackerBoards, they have a massive chart comparing all 81 different boards.


Top 10 PC And Workspace Upgrades You Can Do In An Afternoon

A substantial PC upgrade, or even a better workspace, doesn’t have to be a huge project that drains your time and energy. If you can order the parts, there are several worthwhile improvements you can make that will pay off big when it’s time to work (or play). Here are some of them.


Opt For The Larger SSD Capacity To Also Get A Speed Boost

If you’re weighing your option between SSDs and you can’t quite justify buying the bigger version, this might tip you over the edge: Generally, larger SSDs are also faster.


Build A Solid VR-Ready PC For Less Than $1700

We’ve seen a few different builds for VR-ready gaming rigs, but if you’re curious what some pros are planning on using, Tested partnered with Loyd Case to put together their VR testing PC for about $1700.


This Video Helps You Pick The Best Motherboard For Your Build

I have built every computer I’ve used since I was eight. Motherboards are still my least favourite component to buy. This video helps break down what to look for in a main board.


Don't Settle For A Laptop That Doesn't Have At Least Full HD Resolution

Many PC vendors market their laptops with 1366 by 768 screens as “high definition”, but these are not the laptops you deserve. Laptop Magazine argues that you should never settling for anything less than 1080p for your next laptop.


Ask LH: Are Apple Macs Worth The Extra Money?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m an iPhone-loving mum who is looking to buy a desktop computer to store the bazillion photos I have of my kids. I’d like a machine that has longevity, reliability and one that’s fast for internet and email. Is a Mac going to be my best choice since the iPhone to Mac transfer is pretty simple or is spending the extra hundreds not worth it for me? I’m hopeless with technology, so any advice would be appreciated!


How To Build A Computer From Scratch: Hardware Basics

Building a computer from scratch gives you the perfect machine for your needs, but it can be daunting the first time around. Over the next few days, we’ll be taking you through the buying, building and installation process step-by-step. Today, we’re going to start with a little computer hardware basics.


Overspecced Laptops Are A Waste Of Money

The average retail price for a Windows laptop is about $600, but PC manufacturers are building laptops that cost even thousands of dollars more than that — hoping you’ll fall for premium features you might not need.


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