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How to Erase Everything on an SD Card

You can erase everything on an SD card in File Explorer on Windows or Disk Utility on a Mac.

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How to Format an SD Card to FAT32

You can format small SD cards to FAT32 in Windows through File manager and big cards with a third-party tool, or Disk Utility in macOS

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How to Choose an External Hard Drive

An external hard drive is a great way to backup or move files, but there's hundreds to choose from. Here's what to know before you buy.

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Tips for Protecting Your Laptop in Cold Weather

Use these tips to prevent cold-weather damage to your laptop and help ensure its long life.

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Removing the Laptop Battery in Some Situations Could Extend Its Life

Battery care is important and can extend its life. In some cases removing a laptop battery while it is plugged in can benefit its longevity.

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What's the Differences Between Coaxial and Optical Cables?

Both coaxial and optical cables are used to connect a digital audio source with a component. Here are the key differences between the two.

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A Quick Comparison Guide to USB 2.0 and USB 3.0

What's the difference between the USB 2.0 vs USB 3.0 standards? They both transfer data but there's much more to consider. so we researched to find...

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Inkjet vs Laser Printers: What's the Difference?

Can't decide between an inkjet or laser printer? Here's more about the features and benefits of each type of printer, and which is best for your...

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DDR3 vs. DDR4

If you're considering upgrading your computer RAM, you might be trying to decide between DDR3 vs. DDR4. We looked at both to determine which one is...

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AMD vs Intel: How These Processors Stack Up Against Each Other

Deciding between an Intel vs. AMD Ryzen processor? We looked at both of these processors to determine which will be best for you computing needs.

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HDD vs SSD Storage: Which Type is Better?

It's important to make the right decision when you're choosing a type of storage for your computer and important documents. One has a clear advantage.

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Trying to Find the Best Way to Build a 3D Model?

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) programs operate on a variety of mathematical formulas which results in models being created as either solid, mesh, or...

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Plate A 3D Print in Metal to Give an Object Strength and Beauty

Plating, or electroplating, has been around for hundreds of years. People are starting to apply this age-old technique to 3D printing.

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Wondering What a DIP Switch Is? Here's the Answer

A DIP switch is small toggle switch that sits directly on a circuit board. DIP switches are rarely seen on new computer hardware.

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What's the Difference Between exFAT and NTFS Filesystems?

Filesystems are something most users don't bother with. But here are some reasons you may want to consider using exFAT rather than the default NTFS.

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Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is the perfect DIY computer. So... let's get doing!

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Printers & Scanners

You've got a great printer and/or scanner; now what? Learn the tips and tricks to optimizing yours for easy use alongside your computer, laptop or...

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Keyboards & Mice

Keyboards and mice are pretty important whether you use an ergonomic, wireless or a customized version. Learn how to use yours effectively and...

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HDD & SSD

Hard drives and solid state drives are used in technology to help store and retrieve data. Discover what you need and how to use or troubleshoot...

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Expansion Cards

Video cards, sound cards, parallel cards and more help your computer run at top performance. Learn more about the cards you use every day behind the...

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Accessories & Hardware

Computers, laptops and tablets all have a variety of accessories you can use to make life easier. Learn how to use yours with ease.

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Monitors

Monitors are a critical component of your computer. Learn how to do cool things with yours and how to fix it when things go wrong.

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eMMC vs. SSD: Find the Best Storage Option For You

Shopping for a new laptop? You should consider your storage options. Here's the rundown on the differences between eMMC flash and SSD storage.

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Optical Mice vs. Laser Mice: Which Is Better?

Optical and laser mice replaced the traditional computer mouse. We compared their features and prices to see if one type is better than the other.

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What Is a Battery Backup? (Uninterruptible Power Supply)

A battery backup, aka UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply), is a device that provides backup power and consistent electricity to a computer system.

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PCIe vs. SATA SSDs: How to Choose the Best Drive for You

Choosing the right kind of solid state drive for your machine can be hard, but it doesn't have to be. Here are the differences between PCIe SSD and...

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5 Monthly Laptop Maintenance Tasks You Need to Be Doing

It takes more than being careful to keep a laptop running in tip-top shape. Here are five monthly laptop maintenance tasks you should be doing.

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Learn More About TFT Displays and How They Work With LCDs

TFT stands for thin-film transistor and is a type of technology used to improve the image quality of an LCD.

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