Category Archives: Hardware

Free first aid for a wide range of Windows ills

Free first aid for a wide range of Windows ills By Fred Langa on June 10, 2015 http://windowssecrets.com/top-story/free-first-aid-for-a-wide-range-of-windows-ills/ Did you know that Microsoft offers over 500 automated, online solutions for common problems you might encounter with Windows software and hardware? … Continue reading

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There’s no way of knowing if the NSA’s spyware is on your hard drive

There’s no way of knowing if the NSA’s spyware is on your hard drive The NSA’s spyware known as “Fanny” was discovered embedded deep with hard disk drive and solid-state drive firmware. Credit: Kaspersky ‘Equation group’ spyware likely only targeted … Continue reading

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Wireless Live CD Alternative: ZeusGard

Krebs On Security Brian Krebs July 14 Wireless Live CD Alternative: ZeusGard https://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/07/wireless-live-cd-alternative-zeusgard/ I’ve long recommended that small business owners and others concerned about malware-driven bank account takeovers consider adopting a “Live CD” solution, which is a free and relatively … Continue reading

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Home 3-D Printers to Make Things You Need or Just Like

Home 3-D Printers to Make Things You Need or Just Like Scott Sady for The New York Times Ryan McMaster, a mechanical engineer in Reno, Nev., has used 3-D printers to print camera accessories and other household items. By AMY O’LEARY … Continue reading

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With an SSD, backups are more important than ever

With an SSD, backups are more important than ever It’s a lot harder to recover data from a dead solid-state drive, so plan accordingly. By Rick Broida, PC World  http://www.itworld.com/storage/357881/ssd-backups-are-more-important-ever?source=ITWNLE_nlt_today_2013-05-27 May 24, 2013, 11:03 AM — Welcome to the dawn of the SSD … Continue reading

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24 hours on, there’s still a lot of confusion around Microsoft’s Xbox One

24 hours on, there’s still a lot of confusion around Microsoft’s Xbox One By Peter Smith http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/357691/24-hours-theres-still-lot-confusion-around-microsofts-xbox-one?source=ITWNLE_nlt_today_2013-05-23 May 23, 2013, 6:00 AM — I wrote yesterday’s post on Microsoft’s Xbox One announcement early in the evening, and then had to keep tweaking … Continue reading

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How to upgrade your external hard drive to USB 3.0

How to upgrade your external hard drive to USB 3.0 If your PC has USB 3.0 ports, you can get a big speed boost by relocating your external drive to a faster enclosure. By Rick Broida, PC World |  http://www.itworld.com/storage/357376/how-upgrade-your-external-hard-drive-usb-30?source=ITWNLE_nlt_today_2013-05-22 May 21, … Continue reading

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