5 Cheap Video Cards for Gaming

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It’s not unusual for avid gamers to spend more than $500 on a video card. However, if you’re working off a tight budget or just starting out in the gaming world, there are other cheaper options that will still give you a good gaming experience. It’s important to pick

5 Reasons Why You Should Build Your Own Computer

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If you need a new desktop computer, you may be thinking of buying a pre-built machine from a manufacturer such as HP or Dell. However, there is another option – build your own. Enthusiasts have been doing this since PCs first hit the market, either to save money or

16 Open Source Alternatives for Your Favorite Programs

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In this information age, the words “paid” and “proprietary” seem to be among the dirtiest words that you can possibly slap on a piece of software. But let’s face it- lots of people use commercially-made software on a daily basis whether they like it or not, often paying a

Top 5 Most Common Computer Problems And How To Fix Them

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On a daily basis millions of people who use either a PC or laptop are bombarded with various problems and while some of them are really simple to solve, some are so annoying and persistent that they can drive you crazy. Well, if you’re one of those who is

Essential Productivity Apps for the Mobile Freelancer

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Being a freelancer is hard work– despite what most people would think. The idea of working from home in your pajamas would seem like an ideal working scenario for some, but having no bosses around to keep tabs on you can result into your productivity going into a nosedive.

Linux Mint for Noobs – Getting Started

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Windows is easy and familiar. It has been the de facto operating system on most computers for the past twenty years or so- and for the majority of people who use PCs, it’s the only operating system that they know of. It’s easy to see why some people are

Awesome Websites to Get Your Kids Hooked on Programming

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The success stories of people who used MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) to pick up new skills and even change careers aren’t exactly rare nowadays. You probably have heard of people learning how to code by signing up for classes on sites like Coursera, eDX, and Udacity, then leveraging

Laptop Recycling Project: Turn Your Old Laptop Screen into a Working Monitor

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So you have an old laptop lying around that you just can’t bear to part with. It’s too underpowered for you to do anything remotely useful with it, plus its battery is already busted. What can you do with this thing to make it useful again? If you’re a

Easy as Pi: 7 Creative Raspberry Pi Projects

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The Raspberry Pi is the little computer that could. Credit card-sized and with a cute raspberry logo printed on the board, it’s easy for a casual observer to dismiss it as a mere tinkering toy for nerds. But beneath the small exterior lies a relatively powerful (for its size

How to Uninstall Windows 8 Apps

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Windows 8 has been quite popular among laptop, tablet and smartphone users. It has a new interface called the Windows Start Screen. This is the first screen you notice when you log in to Windows 8. Laptop, tablet and smartphone users need to use this interface to search for