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What Is a Secured-Core PC for Windows 11?

Home PCs can face very different threats from business machines, which is why Microsoft and its manufacturing partners developed the Secured-Core PC for enterprises. However, some of their security features are included on al…

What’s a Good Internal PC Temperature?

Temperature is a big obsession for PC enthusiasts, which is why we hear a lot about CPU and graphics card cooling. But what about the rest of the PC? And what’s the ideal temperature range? Let’s dive into this hot topic….

What’s New in Fedora 36

There’s no time to waste in the world of Linux distributions. Fedora 35 dropped in November 2021, and Fedora 36 was released on May 10, 2022. Here’s what’s new in Red Hat’s open-source Linux distribution….

5 Linux Alternatives for Windows PowerToys

One of Windows’ neatest features is PowerToys, Microsoft’s open-source add-on that lets you tweak your Windows desktop to your heart’s content. Being a Linux user, though, doesn’t mean you have to miss out….

PCIe 6.0: What’s New, and When Can You Get It?

Sometimes the technology industry moves too fast. We’ve only started kicking into gear with PCIe 4.0 in consumer products, PCIe 5.0 is just barely rolling out, and already PCIe 6.0 is on its way. Here’s what you can expect….

How to Set Up Dual Monitors in Windows 11

If you work at home, even just a few days a week, there is nothing better than having multiple monitors for getting productive. Here’s everything you need to know to set up your workspace with more than one monitor in Windows…

What Are “IOPS”, and Do They Matter?

When it comes to PC components, it’s all about performance. But the meaning of some performance measures can be very unclear including today’s topic Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPs). What are IOPs, and are they measu…

What Is Microsoft’s Pluton Security Processor?

The first computers packing Microsoft’s Pluton security processor arrive in 2022 thanks to AMD’s Ryzen 6000 laptop CPUs. If you haven’t heard of the technology, Pluton promises improved hardware security by walling off sensit…

3 Critical Stats Every PC Gamer Should Monitor

Building a desktop gaming PC is a fantastic pastime, but games demand a lot from your PC. For that reason there are three critical statistics you should keep an eye on including component temperatures, frame rates, and disk h…

How to Enable Wake-on-LAN in Windows 10 and 11

Wake-on-LAN (WoL) is an old-school technique that network administrators have used for years to remotely turn on PCs on the same network without sidling up to them. You can use it at home, too. Here’s how….

How to Generate SSH Keys in Windows 10 and Windows 11

If part of your life includes logging in to a remote server be it for a self-hosted blog, a Nextcloud installation, or sending your latest changes to GitHub, you need SSH keys. In Windows 10 and 11 we are spoiled for choice w…

What’s New in Fedora 35

Fedora 35, Red Hat’s free Linux distribution (distro), was released on November 2, 2021. From an updated desktop experience to behind-the-scenes tweaks, we’re taking a look at the Workstation edition to see what’s new for de…

What Is a 5nm Chip, and Why Is 5nm So Important?

There’s a lot of talk about new manufacturing processes for CPUs. Not that long ago the talk was all about 10nm and 7nm. The latest “nm” to enter the game is 5nm, which is already in use in some devices and is heading to PCs …

What Is a Capture Card, and Do You Need One?

If you’re thinking about live video game streaming on Twitch or YouTube, you might wonder whether you need a capture card. The quick answer is easy: For streaming from a console like a PlayStation or Xbox via a PC, yes, you …

3 Fun Linux Tools to Run on Windows 10 With WSL

We’ve shown you how to install a Linux terminal in Windows 10 with the Windows Subsystem for Linux. But now that you’ve got this command-line interface (CLI) what are you going to do with it? Here are some fun ideas beyond th…

5 Websites Every PC Gamer Should Bookmark

Sure, there are lots of PC game stores online. But there’s more to PC gaming than buying games—unless you’re playing the metagame of accumulating games in Steam sales and never playing them. Here are five sites every PC gam…

What’s New in elementary OS 6 “Odin”

There are many Linux distributions (distros) that people claim are good replacements for Windows or macOS. But there are few that have that explicit goal, other than elementary OS, whose sixth major release, “Odin,” was relea…

What Is a CPU Socket Type? CPU Socket Types Explained

The central processing unit (CPU) is the brains of your PC. “Central” is right there in the name, after all. But every ruler needs a throne—and, when it comes to the CPU, the throne matters a lot. In fact, if your CPU gets …

What Is a “Lite Hash Rate” or “LHR” GPU?

Forget about software. In 2021, it’s cryptocurrencies that are eating the world. Thanks to miners looking to strike it rich in cryptocurrencies like Ethereum and Dogecoin, prices are sky-high in the consumer market for graph…

Do You Need Liquid Cooling for Your PC?

Keeping your PC cool is critical, whether it’s a high-powered gaming machine or just an office PC. There are a lot of PC types in between these two extremes, and many require robust cooling under heavy load. So should you sti…
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