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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.
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.
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!
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.