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What Are Lumens in Lighting?

While shopping for LED strip lights, smart lights, or regular light bulbs, you’ll likely see mention of “lumens” or “lm” somewhere on the packaging or in the marketing materials. But what are lumens? We shed some light on the…

Where Are My Downloads on Windows?

If you’ve downloaded a file using Chrome, Edge, or Firefox on Windows 10 or 11, You can usually find it in a special folder called “Downloads.” Even if you saved the file somewhere else, we’ll give you some tips on where to l…

How to Turn Off Your Nintendo Switch

Although putting your Nintendo Switch to sleep is easy, powering down your Switch off completely (or restarting it) requires an extra step that’s not obvious. Here’s how to do it.

How to Update Drivers on Windows 11

If the hardware devices in your Windows 11 PC—such as USB controllers, video cards, printers, or other peripherals—need new or updated drivers, it’s usually easy to install them. We’ll show you how….

What Is a System on a Chip (SoC)?

With so much talk about Apple’s M1 and smartphone chips these days, you might hear about the “system on a chip” (SoC) designs used in them. But what are SoCs, and how do they differ from CPUs and microprocessors? We’ll explai…

How to Use Classic Screen Savers in Windows 11

If you’re a fan of vintage Windows screensavers and would like to relive the glory days of Windows 95, 98, 2000, ME, or XP, it’s easy to install a pack of vintage Microsoft screensavers for free. Here’s how to do it….

What Is Finder on a Mac?

If you’ve used a Mac, you might have heard of “Finder.” But what is it, why do you need it, and how do you use it? We’ll explain.

How to Change DNS Servers on Windows 11

If you’d like to use alternative DNS servers with your Windows 11 machine—perhaps to speed up browsing with a free DNS service, enhance privacy, or simply use something better than what you ISP provides—it’s fairly easy t…

X Marks the Spot: Microsoft’s Xbox Turns 20

When Sony’s PlayStation 2 threatened to make the Windows PC obsolete, Microsoft countered by releasing the Xbox on November 15, 2001. Of course, the Xbox didn’t run Windows or use standard PC hardware either. Here’s how that …

How to Undo (and Redo) on a Windows PC

If you’ve made a mistake on your Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC and would like to go back a step, it’s easy to use the built-in “Undo” command. Similarly, you can sometimes also perform a “Redo” action to restore what you just u…
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