Meet Raspberry Pi’s $25 PC

Raspberry Pi Foundation's $25 PC will become available by the end of this month, and buyers hope it could fill in as a low-power desktop, while being an alternative to the more expensive

Published on: February 9th, 2012 Agam Shah

Windows XP seeing mass exodus for Windows 7

Microsoft's Windows XP shed a large amount of usage share again last month as users continued to desert the decade-old operating system for Windows 7. Windows XP lost 2.4 percentage points of share

Published on: January 3rd, 2012 Gregg Keizer

PC makers hike prices after Thailand floods

The early brunt of a hard-drive shortage resulting from widespread flooding in Thailand is falling on small PC makers, who are raising computer prices to stem losses.Hard-drive prices have skyrocketed since October, and

Published on: November 23rd, 2011 Agam Shah

How to recover your PC from a malware attack

Is your computer running slower than usual? Are you getting lots of pop-ups? Have you seen other weird problems crop up? If so, your PC might be infected with a virus, spyware, or

Published on: November 17th, 2011 Eric Geier

How to install RAID drives for easy backup and improved performance

Configuring two or more hard drives in a RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) setup can increase performance and/or provide automatic protection against data loss from drive failure. RAID used to be expensive,

Published on: November 2nd, 2011 Kirk Steers

Run Android apps in Windows with free BlueStacks Player

Are you thinking about buying an Android...but want to try outthe smart phone's apps first? Or maybe you already have an Android phone and want to run yourfavorite apps on a larger PC monitor.

Published on: October 21st, 2011 Bruce Gain

HP TouchPad sells out on steep discounts

Some retailers sold out remaining Hewlett-Packard TouchPad tablets in just a few hours on Saturday after heavily discounted prices attracted buyers to the last remaining units of the soon-to-be defunct tablet. The TouchPad

Published on: August 22nd, 2011 Agam Shah

IBM 5150: Can this 30-year-old PC still get work done?

When IBM released its first personal computer, the 5150, 30 years ago, it was deliberately drab--black, gray, and low-key. That's because IBM intended the 5150 to be a serious machine for people doing

Published on: August 15th, 2011 Benj Edwards

Intel invests $300 million in ‘Ultrabooks’

Intel Corp. on Wednesday said it would invest $300 million in companies that develop new technologies for Ultrabooks, a class of thin and light laptops promoted as an alternative to tablet PCs.The Intel

Published on: August 11th, 2011 Agam Shah

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

Consumer or Business PC: How to choose what’s right for you

Between a quarter and a third of small and medium businesses buy their PCs from retail stores – often big-box retailers like Future Shop, Staples or Best Buy. Should they? The answer according

Published on: May 17th, 2011 Grant Buckler

6 sneaky April Fool’s tech pranks to try at work

You know what day it is today. And if there's ever a Jim Halpert wannabe in your office you better be on your guard.The workplace desktop can be a goldmine of hilarious tech

Published on: April 1st, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Organize your PC in five easy steps

Today is National Organize Your Home Office Day for 2011. While many will be focused on finally filing that growing pile of documents and receipts on their desk, actually implementing a filing system

Published on: March 8th, 2011 Tony Bradley

14 ways to boost your PC’s speed

If upgrading your pc is out of the question, you still have plenty of options for increasing its pep. Here are some suggestions that are worth a try. Depending on your system, changing

Published on: March 2nd, 2011 Christopher Null