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Computer Glasses Showdown: Gunnar Optiks Vs. Uvex

Gunnar Optiks and Uvex computer glasses both promise to reduce eye strain, prevent computer-related headaches, and be comfortable to wear for long periods of time. But Uvex’s basic frames, while not even remotely as visually appealing as the Gunnar line, are a fraction of the cost. Let’s see who is victorious in this battle between beauty and the beast.


Do You Use A KVM (Keyboard/Video/Mouse) Switch Anymore?

Assuming you don’t work in a datacenter, it’s not as common as it once was to have multiple computers at one desk — and even if you do, many displays support multiple inputs, and apps like Synergy control several computers with one keyboard and mouse. So: Do you use a KVM anymore, or is it outdated tech?


The PocketC.H.I.P. Is The Handheld Linux Machine I've Been Looking For

The variety of ways people have found to cram the palm-sized Raspberry Pi computer inside a handheld device are some of my favourite Pi projects. But those projects are usually expensive, and some even require a 3D printer. The PocketC.H.I.P. isn’t nearly as powerful as a Pi, but it’s still the handheld machine I’ve wanted for a long time. Plus, it’s just $US50 ($67).


Dealhacker: The Cheapest AMD Radeon RX 480s In Australia

Looking to upgrade your computer with a graphics card that can handle VR, or you’re looking to build a PC on the cheap for gaming at 1080p with a bit of dabbling at 1440p resolutions? That’s the crowd AMD is trying to hit with their new Radeon RX 480, and it manages to do so admirably.

But just like games, you’ll want to make sure you get the best possible deal. So to help you out, here’s a list of some of the cheapest RX 480s in the country.


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.


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