hardware

Make Your Own High-End-Looking Speaker Cables On The Cheap

You can spend a lot of money on speaker cables, but there’s no evidence that higher “quality” cables affect the sound enough to justify the price. They do tend to look cooler and last longer, so if you’re just looking for that, Instructables user junits15 shows off how to make your own.


Lifehacker 101: What Are The Benefits Of USB-C?

We’ll first see USB-C on Apple’s upcoming pricey MacBook line, but it won’t be unique to Apple laptops. Just what is USB-C, anyway, and why would we want to use it?


Still No Chromebook Pixel For Australia

Google’s original 2013 Chromebook Pixel — an overpriced folly with a screen that had a resolution too high for Chrome OS to actually use — never scored an official Australian release. Right now, the 2015 update isn’t getting one either.


How Much Australia Tax Will You Pay On The New Apple MacBook?

Apple has announced new ultra-thin port-free 12-inch MacBook models, including a gold variant if you’re feeling particularly luxuriant. How much extra will Australians be paying if they want the new model? Not much, it turns out.


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.


All About Custom PC Building

No one who takes their hardware seriously buys an off-the-shelf machine; they pick and choose the best components that fit their needs — the right graphics card and CPU, and perhaps a crazy water-cooling system to keep it chilled. Here to discuss PC building is Linus Sebastian, who you may know from LinusTechTips.


Use A USB SSD For Your Windows Boot Camp And Save Space On Your Mac

Lots of Mac owners run Windows in a Boot Camp partition, but if you want to save some space (for example on a Macbook with limited storage) and have Windows run faster, try a USB SSD.


Cooling Your PC With Nutella

No, we can’t recommend this, but apparently it works. If your self-built PC is running hot, then instead of using a sensible solution like thermal paste, you can apply Nutella, as this Coolmaster video demonstrates.