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Which Laptops Have Mechanical Keyboards?

Laptops with mechanical keyboards are rare, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist. Many brands now sell notebooks that swap the membrane for individual switches, which brings a host of benefits with it….

How to Test and Replace Your CMOS Battery

Are you worried your PC’s CMOS battery is dead or dying? The good news is that testing it, even without special equipment, is easy, and so is swapping it out. Here’s how to test your CMOS battery and replace it if needed….

When Is a Laptop (Actually) Too Hot?

You’re nestled comfortably on your couch, busy crunching the numbers for that big report due tomorrow. Suddenly a wave of heat from your laptop scorches your lap. Naturally, you wonder, “Is this too hot? Is my laptop in dange…

Are Your Old Floppy Disks Still Readable?

If you owned a computer in the 80s or 90s, you probably remember using floppy disks to store and transfer data. Floppy disks seem like a relic of the past, but how long will data on your old floppies last?…

Logitech’s New MX Mice and Keyboards Look Great

If there’s one brand that comes off the top of our heads when we think about PC peripherals, it’s definitely Logitech. The company’s keyboards and mice have been at the top of everyone’s desk for years. Now, the company has a…

L1, L2, and L3 Cache: What’s the Difference?

Modern computer processors all use a multi-level cache memory system that allows data to be temporarily stored on the chip for quick access. Understanding the differences between L1, L2, and L3 cache can be important if you w…

10 Common Backup Mistakes Most People Make

Backing up your files on your computer, phone, and other devices is a crucial part of modern life, but it’s all too easy to do it wrong—even when you think you’re doing everything right. Here are ten common mistakes you wan…

How Long Do SD Cards Last?

SD cards are everywhere, and you probably have photos, saved games, or other documents on them that exist nowhere else. So how long do they last? Can you trust them to keep your data safe, or are you playing with fire?…

6 Reasons I Don’t Like Mechanical Keyboards

Mechanical keyboards hold a special place in the hearts of many, especially gamers and typists who crave tactile feedback, customization, and durability. Try as I might, though, they just don’t suit my taste. Here’s why I don…
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