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The Top 5 Most Anticipated PC Games of 2013

The Top 5 Most Anticipated PC Games of 2013

At Speed Up My PC Free, many of our biggest fans are PC gamers. These are the users who want (nay, need) to squeeze every ounce of performance power out of their systems. If you want the highest framerates and smoothest graphics, then you need a program like PC Cleaner Pro to iron out the kinks in your system. So here’s an article for all our PC gamer friends. Check out the top 5 most anticip

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Protect Your Information From Hackers By Installing HTTPS Everywhere Add-On

Protect Your Information From Hackers By Installing HTTPS Everywhere Add-On

If you have read any PC security articles over the past few years, then you’ve probably noticed a common theme: every PC security expert recommends using ‘https’ whenever possible. Https – the extra ‘s’ stands for ‘secure’ – goes at the start of every web address. It shows the user that the information sent over the connection is encrypted and safe from the prying eyes of hackers

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Windows 8 Previews Get Shut Off On January 15, 2013

Windows 8 Previews Get Shut Off On January 15, 2013

If you’re one of many users who are still checking out the free preview copy of Windows 8, then the time has almost come to make a big decision. Should you bite the bullet and buy Windows 8?  Or should you move back to Windows 7? The third option – continue using the free preview version of Windows 8 – will not be an option after January 15, 2013. That’s when Microsoft is shutting down

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IBM Predicts That In Five Years, Computers Will Smell Our Breath

IBM Predicts That In Five Years, Computers Will Smell Our Breath

Twenty years ago, computers were found in a limited number of households. People still used phone books to find the local businesses they needed and photo albums were the closest thing the world had to Facebook. When you think of how far we’ve come in the past two decades, it’s easy to fantasize about how far we’ll go in the next twenty years. Well, IBM wasn’t quite ambitious enough to

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Mozilla Had a Big Year in 2012- Just Take a Look at This Infographic

Mozilla Had a Big Year in 2012- Just Take a Look at This Infographic

Today, Mozilla Firefox is losing ground to Google Chrome. But in spite of that fact, Mozilla still prides itself on a remarkable year of achievements. With billions of add-ons downloaded and the Firefox Android app being voted as one of the best apps of the year, it’s easy to see why Mozilla would be proud. With nearly 100 supported languages and Facebook Messenger Integration in Firefox 13,

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How to Reset Your Windows Password in Minutes Without Downloading Extra Software

How to Reset Your Windows Password in Minutes Without Downloading Extra Software

We’ve all been there. You’re sitting at your computer and can’t remember the password to your account. Or maybe you’re trying to get into a friend’s computer to, you know, plan a surprise birthday party. But whatever the case may be, hacking into a Windows account is virtually impossible, right? It can’t be done without calling some expert Russian hacker? Fortunately, that’s simpl

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The Most Entertaining Typing Game on the Internet Today

The Most Entertaining Typing Game on the Internet Today

Most of us learned how to type when we were in school. But the first stages of learning how to type can be incredibly frustrating. And once you’ve mastered the basics, honing your skills to become a 100+wpm typing master can be a grueling process that requires hours of pecking away at the keyboard. And that’s why online typing games are so popular. But one new typing game called Typing Kara

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Valve Exec Confirms Steam Box is In Production and Will Compete With Next Xbox, PlayStation

Valve Exec Confirms Steam Box is In Production and Will Compete With Next Xbox, PlayStation

A year from now, the world’s gaming environment will look totally different than it does today. Three major new consoles are rumored to be released around the Holiday 2013 season. Those consoles are the new Xbox (aka the Xbox 720), the PlayStation 4, and a new entry called the Steam Box that aims to compete head-to-head against its established competition. The origins of the Steam Box Most PC

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Microsoft Surface RT Will Appear at Best Buy and Other Retailers Soon

Microsoft Surface RT Will Appear at Best Buy and Other Retailers Soon

Microsoft handled the launch of its Surface RT entirely in-house. Copies of the flagship Windows RT tablet were available for purchase only through the Microsoft online store and through official Microsoft retail stores that have popped up in malls across North America. But nobody expected Microsoft’s in-house retail focus to last for long. And renowned Windows blogger Paul Thurott recently a

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Tech Website Tears Down IBM’s $250,000 85-pound Vintage Hard Drive from 1989

Tech Website Tears Down IBM’s $250,000 85-pound Vintage Hard Drive from 1989

Storage space doubles in size every two years according to Moore’s law. Moore made the prediction that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit would double every two years way back in 1965. And the amazing thing is that Moore has been right. Every two years, since 1965, the number of transistors has approximately doubled. That means the technology we used ten years ago looks nothin

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