hardware

Control All Your Laptop's Hardware From The Windows Mobility Center

Windows: Your laptop has a lot of hardware with various settings. Some you can access from the taskbar, others are buried in the Control Panel. However, most can also be found in the lesser-known Windows Mobility Center.


The Raspberry Pi B+ Adds More Ports And Features, Consumes Less Power

We love the Raspberry Pi, and it gets even better today with the unveiling of the Raspberry Pi Model B+. The B+ packs four USB ports, a microSD slot, improved audio output, lower power consumption and more, all for the same price as the Model B.


Pair SSDs In A RAID 0 For A Huge Speed Boost

You know what’s even better than one solid state drive? Two solid state drives. If you want dramatically faster performance from your drives, pair them together in a RAID 0 configuration.


This Video Explains The Pros And Cons Of Different Display Connectors

Looking to buy a new video card or monitor? Linus at TechQuickie explains the differences between display connectors like DisplayPort, DVI and HDMI.


How To Short-Stroke Your Hard Drive For Optimal Speed

Windows: If you’d like the speed of your mechanical hard drive to be closer to SSD speeds, short-stroking your hard drive is your best bet. These steps can get your hard drive up to speed at the cost of some memory.


How Hot Is Too Hot For Your Computer To Run

You probably know that heat is bad for your computer, and you might even know how to monitor its temperatures. But how hot is too hot? Linus from Techquickie explains in this video.


Ask LH: How Do I Stop My Clueless Brother From Ditching His PC For A Mac?

Dear Lifehacker, My older brother is awful with his computers. Whenever they start to slow down or are not working correctly he sees that as a sign that he needs to get a new one. It has reached the stage where he wants to switch his recently purchased Windows 8 laptop for a Mac because he believes they will have less problems.


System Tells You Everything You Need To Know About Your Chromebook

Chrome: It’s easy to check out the specs of your PC or Mac, but it’s a different story for Chromebook owners. System is a Chrome app that provides a breakdown of your hardware.


How To Build Your Own Do-Anything 4K-Capable Desktop

While it’s a bit early to say that 4K has officially “landed”, it’s not far off. The benefits are tangible, especially if you have 4K-capable gear. There’s more to a 4K PC than a display packed with pixels, though. Here’s what you need — and need to know — to build a 4K desktop that can handle anything you throw at it.


Ask LH: Which Mac Is Best For An App Developer?

Hey Lifehacker, Just wondering what you think is a better choice for app development: the 13-inch MacBook Air or the 13-inch MacBook Pro?