SEARCH

HARDWARE ARTICLES / RASPBERRY PI, DIY, GADGETS, AND MORE

If you’ve ever tried to get a vintage computer game up and running on a modern system, you’ve likely been shocked at how fast the game ran. Why do old games run out of control on modern hardware?

about 10 months ago - by  |  6 Replies

Portable scanners aren’t exactly brand-new technology, so what makes the Doxie Go portable scanner special? Read on as we take one for a test drive, show you how to set it up in the process, and highlight exactly why the Doxie Go will keep your inbox and file cabinets empty.

about 10 months ago - by  |  5 Replies

Official replacement batteries can be expensive. Whether you’re looking at a laptop or smartphone battery, you may be tempted to take the cheap route and buy an aftermarket battery. But this decision could blow up in your face — literally.

about 10 months ago - by  |  20 Replies

Like any newcomer in the gaming world, the Ouya microconsole has a slew of lovestruck fans and an equal (if not greater) number of detractors. What’s the story behind the tiny game platform and is it worth your time and money? Read on as we review the quirky little Android-powered game machine.

about 11 months ago - by  |  3 Replies

So you’re using your laptop and, all of the sudden, it dies. There was no battery warning from Windows — in fact, you recently checked and Windows said you had 30% battery power left. What’s going on?

about 11 months ago - by  |  11 Replies

Today’s Question & Answer session comes to us courtesy of SuperUser—a subdivision of Stack Exchange, a community-driven grouping of Q&A web sites.

about 11 months ago - by  |  9 Replies

RAM modules are cheaper than ever before, so why aren’t we running our entire operating system off super speedy RAM banks?

about 11 months ago - by  |  9 Replies

Scarcely larger than a thumb drive, Google’s new cloud-to-HDTV wonder, the Chromecast, promises cheap and dead simple video streaming. Does Google deliver? Read on as we take the Chromecast for a high-def spin.

about 11 months ago - by  |  14 Replies

So it’s the end of the road for your PC, tablet, or smartphone. Before letting go, be sure to follow this quick check list to prepare your device for its new owner.

about 11 months ago - by  |  5 Replies

There are a variety of household devices and electronics that can interfere with your Wi-Fi signal, but most don’t have the ability to do so quite so spectacularly as a microwave oven. Read on as we explore how a microwave can wreak havoc on your wireless network.

about 11 months ago - by  |  5 Replies

Every piece of hardware on your local network has a MAC address in addition to the IP address assigned to it by the local router or server. What exactly is that MAC address for?

about 11 months ago - by  |  Leave a reply

Google’s Chromecast allows you to send anything you can view in a Chrome browser tab to your PC. You’re not limited to just web pages, as Chrome can play local videos and music files and display PDFs and Office documents.

about 11 months ago - by  |  Leave a reply

When you swipe an app off your Android currently-running-apps list, what exactly happens to the application and data? Read on as we investigate.

about 11 months ago - by  |  2 Replies

If you’ve used an SD card for more advanced purposes than simply storing digital photos (e.g. running a mobile or micro OS), you’ll find it requires a little more finesse than simply formatting the card to reclaim all the space. Read on as we show you how.

about 11 months ago - by  |  8 Replies

Thanks to a new native Android tool, you can now easily locate your phone and (in a worst case scenario) perform a remote data wipe. Read on as we show you how to activate the feature on your phone.

about 12 months ago - by  |  13 Replies

Whether you’re trying to get the dust off your monitor or your kid’s fingerprints off your gorgeous new HDTV set, removing dust, dirt, and oil from the plethora of screens around you requires the right tools and the right touch. Read on as we show you how to safely clean your expensive screens.

about 12 months ago - by  |  36 Replies

Whether you’re building your own computer, installing new RAM, or upgrading your PC’s components, you’ll be opening it up and touching sensitive electronics components. While doing this, you should be careful of static electricity, which can harm your computer.

about 12 months ago - by  |  8 Replies

Unlike a typical Windows machine, the little Raspberry Pi running Rasbian doesn’t exactly come with plug-’n-play printer support. Read on as we show you how to add full-fledged print capabilities to your Pi unit.

about 12 months ago - by  |  12 Replies

Google Cloud Print is a fantastic way to link your printers to the cloud and enjoy print-from-anywhere access, but there’s a catch. If you don’t have one of the recent Cloud-Print-Ready printers, you need to leave your computer on to enable remote access. Read on as we configure  a tiny, energy-sipping Raspberry Pi for the task.

about 12 months ago - by  |  10 Replies

Batteries need to be cared for properly — they’re a critical part of our mobile devices and battery technology hasn’t advanced as fast as other technologies. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of incorrect information about batteries out there.

about 12 months ago - by  |  21 Replies

If you’re disappointed that many of the “multiplayer” games you’ve picked up lately are either multiplayer because of lame mini-game content or require online-play, read on as we help a fellow HTG reader find the couch-based multiplayer content he craves.

about 12 months ago - by  |  2 Replies

Some people’s networked printers, cameras, routers, and other hardware devices are accessible from the Internet. There are even search engines designed to search such exposed devices. If your devices are secure, you won’t have to worry about this.

about 12 months ago - by  |  Leave a reply

Is it necessary to keep your list of startup and running apps lean and mean on Android OS, and if so,  how can you put the brakes on an application heavy startup?

about 1 year ago - by  |  1 Reply

The “Collections” feature on the Kindle has so much potential, but Amazon has done a terrible job implementing it. Read on as we show you how to use third-party tools to properly manage your Kindle Collections and make them truly useful.

about 1 year ago - by  |  11 Replies

We’ve shown you how to jailbreak your Kindle in the past, but the new Paperwhite (with a beautiful higher resolution screen that begs for custom screensavers) requires a brand new bag of tricks to jailbreak. Read on as we jailbreak a Paperwhite and show off the new screensaver modes.

about 1 year ago - by  |  22 Replies