PCs are great, but often they feel like they're made for another species besides humanity. Each additional cord you plug in adds a new cord for you to manage and untangle. They're customisable, but it's intimidating to open one up and start pulling out its guts. That big ol' display on your desk takes up a lot of counter space. Luckily, you can reclaim the real estate on your desk, replace your mess of cables with a one-stop connection shop, and put everything in its place to improve your quality of life (and that crick in your neck) with these must-have accessories to your workspace.
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Privacy-conscious users will be happy to hear about Microsoft's latest addition to Windows 10, which adds transparency in terms of data collection, and finally let users see what information is being sent for analysis to Microsoft. The Windows Diagnostic Data Viewer makes it more convenient for users to see what data Microsoft is gathering, but won't do much to actually help users stop the company from getting their hands on the data in the first place. To halt data collection, you'll need a different version of Windows 10, one you can't exactly buy from your local Harvey Norman.
Windows 10: You can now download the next major update to Windows 10, dubbed the Fall Creator's Update. You'll be able to enjoy major features like Mixed Reality support, bringing augmented reality to compatible PCs, as well as minor upgrades to features like handwriting recognition, voice control via Cortana and a revised user interface.
PCs come in all shapes and sizes: there's the bog standard beige tower, a unit that fits inside the palm of your hand, a rig that looks just like a console, and then mecha-inspired creations like the one above.
Building a PC doesn't have to be daunting, though. And while there are tons of reasons to build a PC, ranging from better graphics to cheaper games to greater versatility, there's also some things you should know before you start.
As someone who lives and works in a city, I witness just how scarce space is becoming on daily basis -- from fitting more people into an office to apartments.
People like me need smart solutions for this problem, including when it comes to tech. Anyone who is passionate about their rigs don't want to compromise on specs to save space. And we don't have to.
The holidays is a great time for gift-giving and an equally good time for discovering something new. But not everyone has cash to blow on new console games or the Steam sales, and sometimes you just want to try something for free. So if you're looking for something to play on the cheap over the holidays, or want to install something at minimal cost to keep your relatives at bay, here's 11 titles to help you out.
Over time, PCs get bogged down with unnecessary files that take up space and slow their processing speed to a crawl. Fortunately, there are resources like CleanMyPC to get your computer running like new again. Now only $27.99, CleanMyPC strips away those unnecessary files and brings your PC’s performance back to optimal levels.
Despite Microsoft's best efforts to move everybody onto Windows 10, Windows 7 is still the company's most popular operating system. Microsoft stopped selling consumer editions of Windows 7 two years ago but kept the professional version going so original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) like HP, Lenovo and Dell could keep pre-installing them on their PCs. Now Microsoft has finally stopped selling Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8.1 licences. Here's what you need to know.
Budget supermarket Aldi is selling a Medion gaming PC that costs just under $2000. It will be on sale next Wednesday, but is it worth buying? The Medion brand isn't exactly known for high quality and the price seems awfully good when other gaming PCs can cost much more than $2000. Let's look at the specs and find out.
Unfortunately, computers don't last forever. The most common area of a laptop that generally fails first is the battery. Battery failure can occur at any time and sometimes without warning. Other times you have some pre-warning signs that you can look out for so you can upgrade before your computer becomes unusable. For those who own a laptop, there are ways to find out if your battery needs replacing. Let's take a look at the different signs to watch out for.
On Friday the very hotly anticipated No Man's Sky was finally made available for PC gamers, a full four days after console gamers got it. Reportedly this was because the developers wanted to "make it right". Unfortunately it was still a rush job and game stores like Steam and GoG have pages and pages of angry customers complaints about the unplayability of the title. 57 per cent of the nearly 40,000 reviews on Steam are negative, and while many are just bored with the game, many are actively hating on the PC port.
Late last week, a guest reader put forth a question. They've just joined the world of PC gaming, and they were quite looking forward to the upcoming Steam sale. Question is: what games should they buy?
And that can be a difficult question to broach. There are so many different genres. First-person shooters. Third-person shooters. Survival horror. Survival roguelike. Turn-based strategy. Real-time action strategy. MOBAs. Tower defence. Sports. Co-operative multiplayer. Competitive multiplayer. Simulations. Adventure puzzlers. Point-and-click puzzlers. The list goes on and on.
But we're here to help. New to PC gaming? Look no further.
Video: SSDs are a clearly superior drive format, but they're more expensive per gigabyte than their platter-based hard disk drives. The natural middle ground is to get an SSD for your Windows installation and an HDD for all your stuff. This video shows you how to setup both to make them work well together.