Valve is one of the most well-respected PC gaming companies in the world today. Unlike most other gaming companies, Valve has resisted being absorbed by EA and is also attempting to branch out into other areas of the industry. PC hardware is one area that Valve wants to explore. Valve is making a line of Steam Machines that come with their own custom operating systems. They’re designed to ble
I have some horrible news, everyone: online hackers have finally gone one step too far. Instead of just using cute online cat pictures to lure in victims, hackers and scammers are now using cute dog pictures. The epidemic is reportedly sweeping across the world and it’s not your conventional security problem. Here’s how these puppy scammers most often work: -Scammers post a picture of
Hype about GTA V for PC is growing on a daily basis. But before you get too excited about Grand Theft Auto V for PC, remember that the console industry has a track record of wrecking good games on PC. Somewhere between the console and PC, the game’s magic gets lost. Sometimes, porting the game involves lazy coding and a lack of quality control or testing. While in other cases, console games j
Curved screens are here and they are here to stay. From smartphones to TVs and PC monitors, you’re about to see curved screens in a lot more places. But what’s the point of a curved screen? Do they make your PC games look better? And are any curved monitors worth the high price tag? Today, we’re going to answer those questions and explain why you might consider buying a curved PC screen.
Every smart gamer knows that PC gaming is the best. It has the best graphics, the best mods, the best multiplayer, etc. etc. But a new game called Project Cars could be the best looking PC racing game ever made. Project Cars is arriving for the PC, Xbox One, and PS4 later this year and recent preview screenshots have caused gamers to get excited. Project Cars is currently being developed
Without RAM, your computer is basically useless. With RAM, it’s a blazing fast machine capable of taking on the world’s toughest processes. RAM has consistently gotten cheaper, larger, faster, and more efficient as the years go by. We’ve gone from basic DDR RAM to today’s DDR3 and next year’s DDR4. But a new type of RAM is being developed that could change the face of computing as
Valve is trying to shake up the console wars later this year by providing gamers with a middle ground between gaming PCs and conventional consoles. That middle ground is called the Steam Machine and it will run Steam OS on your living room TV or office PC. The Steam Machine is designed for gaming and multimedia and will compete with the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. One of the things that make
Apple products are notoriously difficult to repair and replace. Try taking apart your iPhone, for example, and you’re going to run into a bunch of weird screws and ridiculously powerful glue. One of the oldest jokes about Apple products is that once they break, they’re incredibly easy to fix: all you need to do is throw your old one out the window and buy a new one. Jokes aside, Apple ap
Nearly every PC blog on the planet tells you to regularly back up your PC. But most people never do that. Unfortunately for these people, that decision often results in losing all their data. That’s why you should know how to create a system image backup in Windows 8.1. A system image backup lets you restore your PC to its former glory when the unthinkable happens. Windows 8 has its faults
Windows 8 is nearly one and a half years old. Unfortunately for Microsoft, Windows 8 has had its fair share of troubles since its release. Without getting into specifics, consumers didn’t really like Windows 8 and found it confusing to use when compared to older versions of Windows. That was bad for Windows 8’s sales figures and it meant that many users refused to upgrade from Windows 7.