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How to Monitor Your Computer’s CPU Temperature

October 24th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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There are two groups of users worried about the temperature of their computer: overclockers… and pretty much anybody with a powerful laptop. Those things just cook you! So have you ever wondered exactly what temperature your CPU is running at? Read more: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/ever-wonder-what-temperature-your-cpu-is-running-at/

Micro Bit mini-computer heads overseas

October 19th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The announcements were made by a new non-profit foundation that is taking over the educational project, formerly led by the BBC. About one million of the devices were given away free to UK-based schoolchildren earlier this year. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37682405

10 Important Computer Security Practices You Should Follow

July 7th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Antivirus programs aren’t perfect — especially Microsoft Security Essentials. If you’re relying on your antivirus alone to protect you, you’re putting yourself at risk. You should still follow basic, common-sense computer security practices. It’s hard to make a complete list of all the little tips and best practices geeks follow every day. This is an […]

How to Test Your Computer’s RAM for Problems

June 30th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Is your computer unstable? There may be a problem with its RAM. To check, you can either use a hidden system tool included with Windows or download and boot a more advanced tool. Both of the below tools function by writing data to each sector of your computer’s RAM and then reading it back in turn. If the tool […]

How to Save Big Money on PC Games

June 24th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Thanks to the frequent sales, PC games just cost less than console games. If you’re patient and know the tricks, you can save quite a bit of money. Almost every game seems to regularly go on sale. Since Steam started holding their regular holiday sales, the sales are coming thicker and faster than ever. From […]

China builds world’s most powerful computer

June 20th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A new supercomputer from China has topped the latest list of the world’s most powerful machines. The 93 petaflop Sunway TaihuLight is installed at the National Supercomputing Centre in Wuxi. At its peak, the computer can perform around 93,000 trillion calculations per second. It is twice as fast and three times as efficient as the […]

How to Add Wi-Fi to a Desktop Computer

June 20th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Wi-Fi is becoming more common in desktop computers, but not all desktop computers have it. Add Wi-Fi and you can connect to the Internet wirelessly and host Wi-Fi hotspots for your other devices. This is a simple, inexpensive process. Buy the right little adapter and you can even take it with you, quickly adding Wi-Fi […]

Six Things Android Could Do Better

June 13th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Android has come a long way over the last several years. What was once an ugly, sluggish operating system is now a refined, widely-used, excellent mobile OS. While it’s not for everyone, it’s hard to deny or ignore what Google has done with Android. But it isn’t perfect—there are things that could simply be done better. Here […]

How to Scan and Repair an Infected Computer From Outside Windows

June 7th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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If a Windows system is badly infected with malware, running an antivirus from inside Windows often won’t help. You can more easily find and purge malware by scanning from outside Windows. Malware can hide itself on an infected system, avoiding detection. Other malware may attempt to battle the antivirus software, preventing it from properly installing […]

How to Share Your Computer’s Files With a Virtual Machine

June 7th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Virtual machines are isolated containers, so the guest operating system in the virtual machine doesn’t have access to your computer’s file system. You’ll have to set up shared folders in a program like VirtualBox or VMware to share files. To help the guest operating system understand what’s going on, virtual machine programs present these shared […]

Micro Bit computer becomes a commercial product

June 1st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The BBC Micro Bit, the tiny computing device designed to get children coding, is going on sale to the general public. The device is already being delivered, free, to one million Year 7 children in schools across the UK. Now it will also be available to buy from the various partners in the project for […]

PSA: Don’t Shut Down Your Computer, Just Use Sleep (or Hibernation)

May 27th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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In this day and age, there’s no reason to shut down your computer, then sit through the boot-up process when you want to use it. Save yourself time by putting your computer to sleep or hibernating it instead. Modern computers–whether they’re laptops, desktops, or tablets–are designed to be used in this way. This applies to Windows PCs, Macs, […]

How to Scan Your Computer With Multiple Antivirus Programs

May 11th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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You should only run a single antivirus application at a time, but none of them are perfect. Some antiviruses may catch malware that other antiviruses miss. Luckily, you don’t just have to rely on a single antivirus program. The key to using multiple antivirus programs is running a single antivirus as your main background protection […]

How to Remove an Old Computer from a Windows Homegroup

May 4th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Windows Homegroup is great for sharing documents, pictures, and printers between computers on your home network. If you’ve had it set up for a while, you may have noticed that the ghosts of old computer hang around in your Homegroup list. Here’s how to banish them. If you’re on a home network and want an […]

How Do You Find a Computer’s Geographic Location Using the Command Line?

April 29th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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There are many ways to learn the location of a computer from its IP address, but how do you go about it if you decide to use the command line to find the information? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful suggestions to help a reader find the information he wants. Today’s Question & Answer […]

Computer paints ‘new Rembrandt’ after old works analysis

April 6th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A team of technologists working with Microsoft and others have produced a 3D-printed painting in the style of Dutch master Rembrandt. The portrait was created after existing works by the artist were analysed by a computer. A new work was then designed to look as much like a Rembrandt as possible – while remaining an […]

How Much RAM Does Your Computer Need for PC Games?

March 14th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Unlike a faster CPU or graphics card, more memory (aka RAM) won’t always speed up your games. If you already have enough RAM, adding more won’t make a difference. So how much RAM do you need for modern PC gaming, anyway? This is a crucial question whether you’re purchasing a gaming computer, buying RAM whilebuilding […]

What’s the Best Way to Back Up My Computer?

February 29th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Everyone loses data at some point in their lives. Your computer’s hard drive could fail tomorrow,ransomware could hold your files hostage, or a software bug could delete your important files. If you’re not regularly backing up your computer, you could lose those files forever. Backups don’t have to be hard or confusing, though. You’ve probably heard about countless […]

Is a Computer’s CPU Active When an Operating System Is in Sleep Mode?

February 19th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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When you put your operating system into sleep mode, just how much activity is still actually occurring “under the hood” with your computer’s hardware? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has a great explanation to help a curious reader learn more about how his system and computer works. Today’s Question & Answer session comes to us courtesy […]

Can You Move a Windows Installation to Another Computer?

January 25th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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If you recently built or bought a new PC, you may be wondering if you can just transfer your old hard drive into the new computer–thus migrating your entire installation in one fell swoop. But it’s not as easy as it seems. Linux systems generally load all their drivers at boot time, which mean they’re much more […]

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