hardware

All The Tools You Need For Building A Computer From Scratch

Building your own PC is a fun, rewarding experience, but after you acquire all the parts you need, you still need the right tools to put everything together. Linus at NCIX Tech Tips runs through the most important tools.


Dell PowerEdge 13 Servers Add Hybrid Storage

Dell has upgraded its venerable PowerEdge server line to generation 13. The most notable change in this generation (latest Intel Xeon processors aside)? Hybrid models that let you combine flash and SATA drives in a single server.


Ask LH: How Large Should My Portable Hard Drive Be?

Hi Lifehacker, I’m planning to build a new PC in ITX-form factor, so a lot of space for hard drives could be a problem. Instead I’m looking to buy a portable hard drive to do backups and storage. Can you give me advice on the capacity and what to avoid when looking at a portable hard drive? (It will be staying at home most of the time, so size isn’t an issue).


Keep Your Mac's Old RAM After Upgrading

Upgrading RAM in a computer is such an easy affair that most of us just do it on our own. If you’re on a Mac, you’re probably also upgrading your RAM from third-party suppliers. MacIssues points out that if you’re adding RAM from someone other than Apple, it’s worth holding onto it for a bit.


Toshiba's Chromebook 2 Has A Bad Case Of Australia Tax

Toshiba has launched a new model Chromebook. It looks impressive and keeps the 13.3 inch screen seen on Toshiba’s earlier model, but the Australian release is somewhat overpriced.


Ask LH: How Can I Give Away Old PC Parts?

Hey Lifehacker, Just wondering if there are any good Australian institutions that would take old PC parts as donations or for recycling? I’m not interested in DIY re-purposing hacks, I just want this junk out of my house!


Why IBM Has Dumped The PC Hardware Business

With the sale of first its desktop PC business and now its server business to Chinese partner Lenovo, IBM has come full circle. By exiting the hardware business IBM leaves behind the low-end market it invented and returns to its roots in high performance computers, software, and a focus on the client.


Turn Your Laptop Into A Wi-Fi Hotspot By Adding A Second Wireless Card

Sharing your laptop’s Internet connection isn’t hard, but you need two network cards to do it. If your laptop only has a single wireless card, add a second wireless adaptor to turn your laptop into a Wi-Fi hotspot.


Five Best Ultrabooks

Whether you need a new laptop for work, school or play, an Ultrabook is a powerful and portable choice. Here are five of the best Ultrabooks on the market right now, based on your nominations.


Everything That Does And Doesn't Work With The New Raspberry Pi

A new model of the Raspberry Pi was released this month that comes packed with more ports and uses less power. While the price has remained the same, a few things have changed that make external hardware work differently. Ladyada has a breakdown of everything that matters.