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Gaming Makes You Smarter: Researchers Announce Findings After Studying 40 Hours of StarCraft Play

Gaming Makes You Smarter: Researchers Announce Findings After Studying 40 Hours of StarCraft Play

Researchers recently confirmed what gamers have expected for many years: playing smart video games makes you smarter. Yes, just like reading a smart, thought-provoking book can make you smarter, so can playing challenging video games. Researchers from the University of London, University of Texas, and University College London studied the results of 40 hours of gaming on a number of gaming and

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The Best Gaming Gear for Your Dorm Room This School Year

The Best Gaming Gear for Your Dorm Room This School Year

So you’re a gamer and you’re going off to college. Contrary to what everybody has told you, college isn’t just about school, nor is it just about partying. Instead, the right college lifestyle has a perfect blend of studying, socializing, and downtime for yourself. During that downtime, you’ll have plenty of times to satisfy your gaming habit. And just because you’re in a dorm room th

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Top 5 Things You Can Do on a PC But Not on a Mac

Top 5 Things You Can Do on a PC But Not on a Mac

Did you just switch to a PC after years of using a Mac? Are you deciding whether to pick a Mac or PC for college? This is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make in your life (right?) and it’s important for you to fully understand the differences between the two types of computers. Today, we’re going to highlight the top 5 things you can do on a PC that you can’t do on a Ma

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Microsoft Has Released Final Version of Windows 8.1 to Manufacturers, But Users Have to Wait Until October 17

Microsoft Has Released Final Version of Windows 8.1 to Manufacturers, But Users Have to Wait Until October 17

The Windows 8.1 trial has been available to users for a few months now. Microsoft used that trial to tweak the operating system and respond to user complaints (we hope). Now, the first upgrade to Microsoft’s latest OS is ready to be installed on computers. Windows 8.1 just entered the ‘RTM’ (Released to Manufacturers) stage of development, which means that Microsoft’s manufacturing part

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Four PC Security Myths You Need to Get Over to Protect Your Computer

Four PC Security Myths You Need to Get Over to Protect Your Computer

PC security is undeniably important. It’s 2013 and you’d have to be fairly special not to know that by now. Unfortunately, there are still a number of common PC security myths pervading our society. These myths are not only false - they’re downright dangerous. There’s nothing worse than a false sense of security. Here are four PC security myths that you absolutely must get over if you w

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Want to Add a Start Button to Windows 8? Buy Lenovo

Want to Add a Start Button to Windows 8? Buy Lenovo

Microsoft made the stupid decision not to add a Start button to Windows 8 when the operating system first launched. And Microsoft, in its stubborn denial of reality, will mostly continue that trend with Windows 8.1, which will add something that looks like a Start button but doesn’t act like one. Windows 8.1 is due out October 17, but Chinese manufacturer Lenovo will not wait for Microsoft to

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Games for Windows Live Will Be Discontinued on July 1, 2014

Games for Windows Live Will Be Discontinued on July 1, 2014

Games for Windows Live got off to a bad start and then it followed up on that bad start by getting worse and worse. Initially designed as a competitor for Steam, GFWL never took off because of a myriad of problems. First, Microsoft tried to charge gamers a monthly fee for the privilege of using GFWL. Then, some game developers forced users to use GFWL whether they liked it or not. Next, Microso

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How to Protect Your Internet Browser’s Saved Passwords

How to Protect Your Internet Browser’s Saved Passwords

One of the most convenient parts about being on your home computer is that your internet browser saves all your passwords and automatically inputs them into the sites you like to visit. Most people have their browsers – and smartphones – set up like this and never think twice about it. Unfortunately, few people realize how easy it is to steal someone’s password once it’s saved into a br

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How to Use Your Xbox One Controller on Your PC: Wait Until Next Year

How to Use Your Xbox One Controller on Your PC: Wait Until Next Year

The Xbox One will be released within the next few months – November 2013, specifically. The Xbox One comes with a fancy redesigned wireless Xbox controller that looks a lot like older versions of the controller while featuring some nifty changes – like better joystick textures. The Xbox 360 wireless and wired controllers are the most popular PC controllers available today. Both controllers

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Grand Theft Auto V PC release in 2013 Is A Distinct Possibility

Grand Theft Auto V PC release in 2013 Is A Distinct Possibility

Grand Theft Auto is one of the most successful gaming series of all time. However, PC gamers have been shafted over the last few releases of Grand Theft Auto. They were forced to wait about a year for a PC port for Grand Theft Auto IV, for example, and when that port finally arrived, it was filled with bugs and graphical problems. Rockstar looks to be taking the Grand Theft Auto V PC release a

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