hardware

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.


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.