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Windows 8 boot times could be too fast

Windows 8 boot times could be too fast

We all like fast boot times. Just ask anybody with an SSD. However, fast boot times can be a problem when you’re frantically trying to press F8 in order to enter Windows Safe Mode. If your computer boots in a very short period of time, then hitting that key in a fraction of a second window can be a serious problem. Interestingly enough, Microsoft has optimized the boot time of Windows 8 so mu

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Speedy Google Chrome now world’s most popular browser

Speedy Google Chrome now world’s most popular browser

The biggest news in the internet browser industry this week is that Google Chrome has toppled Internet Explorer as the most popular internet browser in the world. Of course, users who like fast PCs have already been using Google Chrome for ages. After all, one of the easiest ways to speed up your internet is to use a streamlined browser like Chrome. While the difference may only be a few millis

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American cable companies team up to offer Wi-Fi everywhere

American cable companies team up to offer Wi-Fi everywhere

If you like having access to Wi-Fi wherever you go, then here’s some good news for you: several major American cable companies are teaming up to give consumers access to Wi-Fi anywhere. Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, and others are collaborating on a service called CableWiFi, which has so far only been integrated into New York City and central Florida. So what’s the big deal with

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How to find good deals on fast computers

How to find good deals on fast computers

Finding a fast computer isn’t nearly as difficult – or expensive – as you might think. In fact, if you know where to buy computer parts, and which time of the year to go shopping, then it’s easy to pick up a very fast computer at a rock bottom price. Here are a few tips that will help you get the best deal on your next computer purchase. Time it right Every retail company has seasonal

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Optimizing computer performance with an SSD

Optimizing computer performance with an SSD

SSDs are the newest craze in the PC data storage market. While SSDs have been available for several years now, they have just recently started dropping to a price where the average consumer could afford them. Just how much do SSDs cost? Well, a 64GB one should cost you around $100. However, with a drive of that size, you can easily fit your operating system and a few essential games. By placing

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Iran angry over Google Maps snub

Iran angry over Google Maps snub

It’s normal to be angry about the footage seen on Google Maps. Maybe the Google Car took a picture of your street when you were coming out the front door in a housecoat. Or, maybe your car was spotted at some place it shouldn’t have been, and now you’re single. However, it’s rare for an entire country to get mad at Google Maps, but that is exactly what has happened with Iran. Today,

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Play Star Wars: The Old Republic for free this weekend

Play Star Wars: The Old Republic for free this weekend

If you’ve followed the tips on our blog, then your PC is probably quite a bit faster than it was when you started. But if you’re not using your fast PC to its full potential, then what’s the point? Well this weekend, computer users have a perfect opportunity to test out their fast PCs. Bioware’s popular MMORPG, Star Wars: The Old Republic is offering a free weekend to any new users. The

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Windows 7 to Windows 8 upgrade could cost new PC users $15

Windows 7 to Windows 8 upgrade could cost new PC users $15

The upcoming Windows 8 operating system has a lot of PC users feeling excited. In days gone by, Microsoft would offer new PC users a free upgrade during the transition period from one operating system to another. This ensured that they wouldn’t delay their purchase of a PC till a later date. However, those days appear to be over. When Windows 8 is released later this year, users who purcha

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Fast desktop replacement laptops have never been this cheap

Fast desktop replacement laptops have never been this cheap

Over the last few years, certain laptops have become so powerful that they’ve been listed as ‘desktop replacements’. This means that, instead of purchasing a high-end desktop that is pretty much stuck on your computer desk, you can pay a little more for a laptop that does the same job but is more portable. Fortunately, today’s desktop replacement laptops have come down a significant amo

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Lenovo announces fast 2012 ThinkPad lineup

Lenovo announces fast 2012 ThinkPad lineup

Just a few days ago, Lenovo announced that it had made the world’s lightest 14 inch ultrabook – the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. While that laptop was certainly cool looking, Lenovo took it a step further today by announcing their entire 2012 ThinkPad lineup. Lenovo is separating its ThinkPad brand into four separate groups. Here is a basic run down of each group. ThinkPad L group The L series

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