Why a $35-Raspberry Pi is better than the New iPad

by Nestor E. Arellano A few weeks before the release of the New iPad, the United Kingdom-based Raspberry Foundation offered up for sale the device that you see in the picture above. Looking more like

Published on: March 18th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

iPhone users complain of iOS 5 upgrade problems

Many iPhone users are finding they can't finish their upgrade to iOS 5, and speculation is that the Apple servers handling the downloads are overwhelmed by the demand.By late afternoon Wednesday, a discussion

Published on: October 14th, 2011 John Cox

Testing cleanup utilities

Most PC users know that to speed up an old system, you need to spring for new hardware: RAM, a graphics card, or a CPU. If you're not ready to make an investment

Published on: June 23rd, 2011 Patrick Miller

How to overclock your CPU, GPU and RAM

You want the best performance possible from your computer, but you can't afford any hardware upgrades. No problem--we'll show you how to safely overclock your existing desktop computer’s CPU, GPU, and RAM and

Published on: May 25th, 2011 Alex Wawro

How to use your smartphone as a portable video production studio

A few decades ago, even a short, amateur film cost hundreds--or thousands--of dollars to make. And your friends couldn't see it unless you invited them over and set up the 16mm projector.Today, the

Published on: May 9th, 2011 Lincoln Spector

5 ways to keep up with Facebook’s constant updates

When you disclose as much personal information as many of us do on Facebook, it's important to know when changes in privacy occur, when security updates go live and when new features roll

Published on: April 25th, 2011 Kristin Burnham

Everything you need to know about Windows Task Manager

Hold on. Don't just reboot your Windows 7 PC. I realize that rebooting is the go-to solution when a program won't shut down, or the system starts dragging or acting wonky, but there

Published on: April 8th, 2011 Tony Bradley

How to set up a Windows’ network in your home office

Households are increasingly becoming multiple-PC homes. And as people add extra PCs to a home, they naturally want to share files between those systems. Typical multi-PC households also tend to have different operating

Published on: April 7th, 2011 Loyd Case

Do-it-yourself tech accessories

Ingenuity: It's the stuff of legends in the geek world. After all, why should you waste your hard-earned cash or spend hours at the old electronics store to purchase items that you can

Published on: March 30th, 2011 David Murphy

Clean up your Mac in 6 easy steps

It’s spring again, and with the new season comes the age-old ritual of cleaning out things you ignored for most of the year. Far be it from me to suggest that you clean

Published on: March 23rd, 2011 Kirk McElhearn

Answers to the top 21 most frustrating PC questions

Modern PCs are certainly marvels of technology--and yet for all their advances, computers still do crazy, inexplicable things. With the average machine, there's enough mystery to keep Sherlock Holmes or Miss Marple hopping

Published on: January 25th, 2011 Rick Broida

How to fix your home-office PC on your own

Building a PC is a little like walking a tightrope without a net. Okay, it's not quite that dangerous, but unlike buying an off-the-shelf system, you have to be your own tech support

Published on: August 3rd, 2010 Loyd Case

Inexpensive ways technology can keep your home life happy

For every household nuisance, you can find a dedicated and--surprise, surprise--expensive product to fix it (usually in The Sharper Image catalogs). For instance, you can buy a bird-scarer to keep pigeons off your

Published on: June 8th, 2010 Sarah Jacobsson

Look at these things when buying a desktop PC

Once you've determined the type of desktop system you want --a compact PC, a budget system, a mainstream all-purpose model, or a performance crackerjack--you need to know what components to look for. The

Published on: March 17th, 2010 Nate Ralph