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Swedish High School Students Discover that Plans Don’t Grow Near Wi-Fi Routers

Swedish High School Students Discover that Plans Don’t Grow Near Wi-Fi Routers

You know how some crazy people don’t like to use electronic devices because they’re scared the signals are interfering with our brainwaves? These people might not be as crazy as we all thought. A group of Swedish teenagers recently discovered that plants don’t grow near Wi-Fi routers. That’s right: the same Wi-Fi router you’re probably using to read this page may be killing your br

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The Pros and Cons of Buying a Sound Card

The Pros and Cons of Buying a Sound Card

Discrete sound cards are a divisive topic in the performance PC community. Some people love their sound cards and can’t imagine playing games or listening to music without their card. Others think that discrete sound cards are overrated and unnecessary. But most people fall somewhere in between and don’t know or don’t care about sound cards. So where should you fall? Do you need a d

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What Are All-in-One PCs and Should You Really Care?

What Are All-in-One PCs and Should You Really Care?

All-in-One PCs have been around for quite some time. However, they’ve always been a fringe market ignored by most PC users. In 2013, things might have changed for the All-in-One PC. Sales of All-in-One PCs increased despite an industry-wide decline in PC sales of 10.1%. All-in-One PCs were basically the only category that did well this year. Shipments grew 15.8% in 2013 according to Digitime

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DDR4 Memory Currently In Production, But Won’t Arrive Until 2015

DDR4 Memory Currently In Production, But Won’t Arrive Until 2015

It feels like DDR3 memory has been around for a while. Well, the end is finally in sight, PC fans, because we can officially tell you that DDR4 memory is about 18 months away. Today’s biggest RAM manufacturers have already started to build DDR4 memory. Unfortunately, these major memory vendors will not be releasing DDR4 memory until 2015. Why the delay? RAM can be as fast as you want, but

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How to Make an Incredibly Quiet Gaming PC

How to Make an Incredibly Quiet Gaming PC

Gaming PCs and noise reduction don’t usually go together. In most cases, high-performance gaming parts make your PC as noisy as a jet engine - especially when you put those components in a large, echo-ey case. Fortunately, building a quiet gaming PC is easier than you think. It requires a bit of money and some time spent swapping out parts and coolers, but hey, think of how much better you’

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Should You Care About Beamforming, the Futuristic Faster Version of Wi-Fi?

Should You Care About Beamforming, the Futuristic Faster Version of Wi-Fi?

If you’re happy with your Wi-Fi speeds all the time, then I envy you. But I also think you’re a liar. Let’s be honest: most people aren’t very happy with their internet speeds at all times of the day and at every point in their home. That’s why Beamforming is getting a lot of people excited. Beamforming has been advertised as the futuristic, faster version of Wi-Fi technology. While m

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Should You Care About Refresh Rate (Hz) When Buying a PC Monitor?

Should You Care About Refresh Rate (Hz) When Buying a PC Monitor?

If you’ve been shopping around for a new PC monitor, then you’ll find a number of different ways to compare different monitors. You can look at screen size, resolution, refresh rate, response time, and more. But which of those things actually matters? The effects of screen size and resolution are obvious, so that leaves us to talk about refresh rate and response time. Should you pay more fo

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A Full PC Built Into a USB Thumbstick? It’s a Reality Thanks to Dell’s Project Ophelia

A Full PC Built Into a USB Thumbstick? It’s a Reality Thanks to Dell’s Project Ophelia

Have you ever thought that desktop PCs were too bulky?  Then get a laptop or tablet. But what if space is at an absolute premium and you don’t want to bother with a laptop or tablet? Well thanks to Dell’s Project Ophelia, you can now purchase a full PC that is just the size of a USB thumb drive. At first glance, you might mistake Project Ophelia for a thumb drive. It features a sleek black

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Pros and Cons of a Mechanical Keyboard

Pros and Cons of a Mechanical Keyboard

If you’ve cruised around your local tech store lately, then you may have noticed mechanical keyboards on sale. Mechanical keyboards, at first glance, don’t look too special – until you see the price tag. So why are mechanical keyboards so expensive? And what makes them different than an average keyboard? Today, I’m going to explain the advantages and disadvantages of a mechanical keyboa

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Check Out the Best PC Gaming Hardware from E3 2013

Check Out the Best PC Gaming Hardware from E3 2013

The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 may have dominated headlines at E3 this year, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t some killer PC gaming hardware on display. Take a look at some of the awesome hardware that will be available to PC gamers over the next few months (and years): Nvidia GeForce GRID Streaming The PC gaming world has known about Nvidia GeForce GRID Streaming since CES 2013, bu

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  • Speed up your System
  • Fix System Errors And Crashes
  • Improve Internet Access
  • Boost Start-up Speed