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dayzsunny
13 hours ago

I saw a reference to an OTG cable in an answer to an older question. So…what’s is an OTG cable and what do you use it for?

jlister
4 days ago

I've been looking to get a couple of new pc's, and I found that some models have USB 3 and others (close-out models) sometimes, but...

Tags: e-sata, usb |
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OldHippie
4 days ago

I was going through some USB memory sticks and some of them wouldn't come up. Is there a way to test them to make sure they're not...

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ttopp
4 days ago

It seems that every month or so I see a news story along the lines of “Brand X smartphone explodes in man’s pocket,” or “Brand Y laptop battery explodes,...

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mandril
5 days ago

I read that there has been a recall of HP laptop power supplies that could overheat and pose a fire hazard. How can I determine if my laptop is covered by...

MrsMith
6 days ago

My HP Windows 7 laptop has stopped charging when it is plugged in. I like the laptop ok, although I don’t care for the AC jack. How can I narrow down the...

2 Answers |
cchecca
6 days ago

Is there a software solution that can be used to monitor the temperature of various components of a PC, in particular the CPU and graphics card?

aiden
6 days ago

I need to reball a GPU. Which is the better choice for solder, leaded or lead free?

dvarian
1 week ago

I am looking at a new 2.5” HDD for a laptop, and am trying to choose between two different designs - a conventional 7200rpm drive or a 5400rpm hybrid SSD....

Tags: HDD, Hybrid Drive, SSD |
2 Answers |
nchristine
1 week ago

Type-C USB connectors, which among other improvements will be reversible (finally!), were announced early this year. I haven’t heard anything in a long time...

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Advanced Micro Devices is targeting mid-range desktops with its latest high-end FX chips based on the Piledriver architecture.
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Intel is shipping its fastest PC processor to date and its first with eight cores.
Tablet shipments worldwide will continue to grow this year, but not as quickly as previously expected, according to a forecast released Friday.
Although forecasts for PC shipments have brightened, much of the improvement stems from bets that Chromebooks and Macs will make up a larger part of this year's market.
Leap Motion may have a new lease on life thanks to inexpensive virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift.
While SAP has made a big push into mobile software and device management with the acquisition of Sybase and a series of apps, it hasn't made overt moves into the devices market. But this could change down the road, judging from a recently published patent application submitted by SAP.
You've got a Mac, an iPhone, maybe an iPad or two in your household, and you have a problem. Maybe one of them's got a cracked screen, and you want to find out if it's still under warranty (and what that warranty covers). Maybe one of them won't start up, and you want to find out what to do. Maybe you just have a question that requires an Apple expert. Turns out you can find out all that and more in one place--a place that a lot of Apple users have never heard of.
The PC market is still a bleak place to be, but not as bleak as expected, according to new figures released Wednesday.
The Internet of Things may have been the talk of the tech industry for months now, but communications chip maker Broadcom thinks it's just getting started.
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