computers

Touchscreen Laptops Are A Battery Drain, Even With Touch Disabled

You probably already know that a touchscreen laptop is more expensive than the non-touch version. But there are other, non-monetary premiums you have to pay for the touch capability, including a bigger drain on your battery.


Kogan Is Selling A $359 Windows Laptop

Netbooks might be a long-forgotten trend in our tablet-centric world, but there’s still a place for a device with a keyboard that can run standard Windows apps. Kogan’s new Atlas Laptop has somewhat basic specifications, but a basic price too: $359 (plus $19 for delivery).


Hide Valuables In A Secret PC Tower Drawer Made From An Old Bay Drive

Having a drawer built into your computer can be a great way to use an empty 5.25″ bay slot. If you have an old 5.25″ bay drive — like a CD or DVD drive — you can make your own drawer and disguise it.


Clean The Dust Out Of Your PC's Video Card With This Video Guide

Computers get dusty. It’s a fact of life. They’re easy to clean, but a few parts — like the video card — may require a deeper shining once in a while. The folks at LinusTechTips show us how to clean the dust bunnies out of your GPU for fast, cool and quiet performance.


Five Best Small Form Factor PCs

If you’re looking for a computer that can fit anywhere and do almost anything, a small form-factor PC is your best bet. The best ones offer power and portability, make the right compromises, and still come in at a good price. This week we’re looking at five of the best, based on your nominations and suggestions.


Top 10 Computer Disasters (And How To Deal With Them)

Using a computer means occasionally dealing with annoying, possibly disastrous problems like losing all your data if your hard drive crashes. Here are ten of the most common computer problems and how to deal with them.


What Kind Of PCs Will Your Business Buy In 2015?

We live in a world where most employed people own a smartphone, but that doesn’t mean that we’re ready to abandon computers in the workplace just yet. What do statistics suggest will be the dominant trends in PC purchases for business this year?


It's Been A Fun Ride, But I'm Done Water-Cooling My PC

For the past three years, I’ve been water cooling my computer for ultra cool, ultra quiet performance. It’s been a fun project, but it’s also been extremely stressful and costly. It’s time to move on.


How Eye Tracking Will Change The Way We Use Computers

Eye tracking devices sound a lot more like expensive pieces of scientific research equipment than joysticks — yet if the latest announcements about the latest Assassin’s Creed game are anything to go by, eye tracking will become a commonplace feature of how we interact with computers, and particularly games.


PCPartPicker Gets A New Look, Price Filters And Build Guides

When you build your own PC, PCPartPicker is one of the best tools to organise your build and save you money. It just got a major update, overhauling the look and feel of the site and adding new features to make your build easier.