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You plug an external drive into your USB, and poof, nothing happens. USB ports do not always work, so find out the possible reasons.
By Lauren Bove
Ready to transfer files to a new computer? You've got some choices, all with different costs in time and money.
By Jaceson Maughan
A low virtual memory fix can speed up your computer and save you a few headaches. Learn how.
By Maeve Rich
While laser printers create an image and throw powdered ink (toner) to paper that passes over an electrically charged drum, an inkjet printer sprays tiny dots of ink onto the page to create the image. A laser printer is standard equipment in offices around the world.
My sister is looking for a new personal computer. She knows the kind of system she wants but hates the process of going to Wal-Mart or some big box business retailer like OfficeMax to buy a computer. She also hates going to an online superstore or even Dell's site and buying a computer that may be ten percent cheaper only to spend almost one hundred bucks on shipping.
By Natasa Shepherd
A Bluetooth printer adapter sets up quickly and makes it easier to travel with your printer.
By Jaceson Maughan
Curious who invented the computer jump drive? This little piece of technology is now popular worldwide, but many people have tried to claim a piece of the credit.
By Dachary Carey
Choosing a desktop PC is a tough and very personal decision. While it's easy to compare the picture quality on HDTVs or the features on a DVD player, desktop PCs are hard to understand until you get them out of the box and start using them.
Using inkjet refill kits can be a costly mistake. Here's what you should know before you try them.
By Dachary Carey
Software, storage and speed are all considerations if you want to copy your hard drive.
By Dachary Carey
What do I need to build a computer, you ask? If you've got all the PC hardware and computer parts, you can build a custom system significantly cheaper than you'd buy it in a store.
By Dachary Carey
What is the purpose of a modem? This little piece of technology is vital in today's connected world, but how much do you know about this device that sends messages from one computer to another?
By Dachary Carey
How does a cable modem work? A cable modem speeds up your Internet because it sends and receives data over a cable line instead of your phone line.
By Shawn Donovan
There are options for touch screen technology in your PC. Find out if they're worth the added expense.
By Dachary Carey
Check out our selection of picks for the best inkjet printers, in categories inlcuding color, business use, photos and overall value.
By Dachary Carey
An external mouse(or clumsy thumbs) can cause an erratic cursor. Disabling touchpads can solve either of these problems.
By Gene Rodriguez, III
Curious how to format a hard drive? Formatting a second hard drive is a relatively simple operation, but formatting your primary hard drive requires a little extra know-how.
By Dachary Carey
What is a computer server? All servers are computers, but a computer server can mean different things depending on how you're using it.
By Dachary Carey
Find out how to connect your laptop to a WiFi source, and check out the list of fixes to common problems, too.
By Philip Lop
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