Category Archives for Speeding Up Your PC

7 secrets of Windows Task Manager every computer user should know

7 secrets of Windows Task Manager every computer user should know
If your computer is acting up and you're thinking of doing a lengthy restart, this is also a faster trick you might want to try. Open Task Manager and go to the Processes tab. In Windows 10 and 8.1, scroll down to the "Windows Explorer" process. Right …
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College student 3-D printed his own braces to save money
This is the type of innovativeness that is needed more in the American Education System, specifically engineering, computer science, theoretical math, etc., etc. We have enough lawyers and Art History majors. …. With a Fox News account. Sign Up …
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MIT touts tech to speed up webpages
MIT touts tech to speed up webpages. Published March … Slow-loading webpages are a modern-day annoyance, but researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and Harvard have unveiled a plan to nip the issue in the bud.
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Repairing, Rather Than Replacing, Aging Gadgets

Repairing, Rather Than Replacing, Aging Gadgets
In my test, the coconutBattery app revealed that my 18-month-old iPhone battery had gone through 610 charge cycles; Apple's website says the battery loses about 20 percent of its original capacity after 500 charge cycles. In other words, in about six …
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9 free Windows apps that can solve Wi-Fi woes
I've rounded up nine free pieces of Windows software that can go a long way toward helping you solve your Wi-Fi issues at home, in your office or on the go. … It locates every network within range of your laptop and displays a tremendous amount of …
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Toshiba Tecra Z40-C Review
Because it uses a mechanical hard drive, the computer also employs vibration-detection software that stops the disk during jolts to prevent damage. As I used the Tecra Z40-C, annoying alerts from this application kept popping up. However, if Toshiba's …
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Q&A: Get better Google search results

Q&A: Get better Google search results
Speed up your computer startup. Q. My computer takes so long to start I forget what I was planning to do on it. Can I speed it up? A. Computers naturally get bogged down over time, but you can get some speed back. The first step is to us a program like …
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Was the low FICO score really your fault?
Some scammer got access to their account and charged thousands of dollars of computer equipment on their card, via telephone, at a popular outlet in the San Francisco Bay area. They discovered the bogus … The Washington law was passed in an attempt …
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International Trade: Good Or Bad For Colorado? It Depends Whom You Ask
Computer and electronics manufacturing make up the single most valuable slice of Colorado's exports. … But two years ago he decided to build them in-house, to have more control over quality and to speed up innovation. …. "I like my job a heck of a …
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3 ways to speed up your computer's startup time

3 ways to speed up your computer's startup time
Remember those old tube TVs that took minutes to warm up after you turned on the power? How about dial-up modems that took half a minute to connect to the Internet? In the age of fast-booting TVs and always-connected Internet, you probably don't miss …
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Tech Visionary Nicholas Negroponte Talks About the Future of Education
In 1984, at the very first TED conference, the futurist famously predicted CD-ROMs, video teleconferencing, service kiosks, touchscreens and his very own effort to provide computers to children in developing countries. The architect … The debugging …
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Pioneer XDP-100R review: This polished and flexible high-resolution audio
Also unlike other high-res DAPs in this roundup: you can adjust this player's touchscreen to control the volume—but only after you've called it up using the physical volume wheel. Removable metal bumpers protect the player's top and bottom ports. They …
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5 password mistakes you can't afford to make

5 password mistakes you can't afford to make
There's a joke going around the Internet that says, "I changed my password to 'incorrect,' so whenever I forget it the computer will say, 'Your password is incorrect.'" It's a funny idea, but passwords … They have dictionaries with millions of the …
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The Growing Threat of Ransomware
"My mom called me one night, and she was ranting about needing to pay a ransom," she tells PCMag. … Mom got her files, the hackers got their money, and everyone who read the story in The New York Times learned about the phenomenon of ransomware, a …
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My Flight With the Wannabe Space Pilots of the Mojave
Right now they're sitting in leather chairs and taking notes, but in just an hour and a half, they will be in the grown-up versions of those toys, learning how to fly in formations like fighter pilots and airshow pros. And while the chaperones—like …
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Why Netflix streaming is getting slower, and probably won't get better any

Why Netflix streaming is getting slower, and probably won't get better any
As you can imagine, it's awfully hard to make sure that everyone gets fairly paid for the traffic that crosses their network, which is why the internet is based on peering agreements. Basically, Netflix builds its network of routers and data centers …
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TV This Week: 'Girls'; 'Better Call Saul'; Portlander on 'Alone'; Pearl
"Better Call Saul": Despite a few familiar faces turning up, this second season has shown that "Better Call Saul" is no simple "Breaking Bad" spinoff. The pace has been slow-burning, but the show has become more subtly powerful each week. And the …
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The Ars guide to building a Linux router from scratch
A router does this by accepting traffic from the LAN, substituting its own public IP address for the LAN IP address the packet came from, and sending the packet on to the Internet. When replies to the packet come back to the router, the router looks up …
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Former Sabre John Scott and his odyssey of extremes

Former Sabre John Scott and his odyssey of extremes
A computer programmer later designed a method to thwart NHL.com and stuff the e-ballot box for him. “Vancouver made it clear … As the MV Blue Puttees navigated the 110-mile route from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland on a foggy afternoon – her last run …
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A gaming mouse is a luxury I don't need, but I still want one
Though all of these mice are still available and I'd gladly recommend any of them, quite a few contenders for the crown have made their debut since I published my roundup. … Once I downloaded the driver and restarted the computer, everything was …
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Florida priest still missing; Suspect has Aiken hearing
Wednesday the U.S. Marshals Service received a tip that Murray was in the Aiken, S.C. area, where he grew up, around 4 p.m., according to Augusta, Ga., television station WRDW-TV. There, after yet another high-speed chase, Murray ditched the car and …
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Review: 4 mid-priced laptops that mean business

Review: 4 mid-priced laptops that mean business
Welcome to the world of mid-priced Windows laptops. According to Linn Huang, research director for devices & displays at IDC, today's typical business systems are far from the high-end, high-cost ultraportables and 2-in-1s that usually get media attention.
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PC market continues to drop as Skylake, Windows 10 fail to spark recovery
IDC also noted that sluggish inventory clearance caused problems through much of 2015 and into 2016, though that activity is thought to be wrapping up. “Demand for PCs in … Microsoft's new upgrade policy around Windows 10 is designed for a future in …
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OneDrive for Business Spring Updates Begin Roll Out
OneDrive for Business has had a pretty bad reputation for reliability in the past and Microsoft has known changes were needed to bring the service up top speed with customer expectations. That effort is apparently paying off as OneDrive for Business …
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Windows 10 release date, features, devices and free upgrade: Windows 9 appears

Windows 10 release date, features, devices and free upgrade: Windows 9 appears
02/01/2016: Windows 10 now runs on more desktop PCs than Windows 8.1 and Windows XP, the latest figures show. Microsoft's final operating system is running on 11.85 per cent of the world's …. Yusuf Mehdi, corporate VP of Microsoft's Windows and …
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Ubuntu 15.10: Changing the Linux game
The apps were all rudimentary and looked like they belonged on a Windows XP computer. But after I installed Ubuntu 15.10 a few days ago, all my earlier … After using Ubuntu for a couple of days, I instantly realised that I loved working on Ubuntu …
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Genie Timeline Home
Another nice accessory is the Summary window, with three tabs for search, statistics and file-type breakdowns, and backup history. You can also switch between Smart and Turbo backup modes, with the latter obviously running faster and demanding more …
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Calculating the Human Brain's Processing Capacity Is a Flawed and Meaningless

Calculating the Human Brain's Processing Capacity Is a Flawed and Meaningless
Earlier this month, a computer program called AlphaGo defeated a (human) world champion of the board game Go, years before most experts expected computers to rival the best flesh-and-bone players. …. and though they can surpass birds in speed or …
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Bitcoin Could Consume as Much Electricity as Denmark by 2020
This network of so-called bitcoin “miners” ensures the security of the system, but unfortunately also consumes a lot of electricity—currently about 350 megawatts according to my own calculations, which is roughly equivalent to the electricity demand …
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IBM delivers a piece of its brain-inspired supercomputer to Livermore national lab
“Lawrence Livermore has commissioned a scale-up, brain-inspired supercomputer, and that's what you're looking at here,” Modha said. … Back in 2011, when I got my first look at IBM's prototype “brain chip,” the company had a prototype with one core …
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