Mechanical keyboards aren’t just for gamers

by Blogger ‎05-24-2016 07:33 PM - edited ‎05-24-2016 07:34 PM

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Gamers love mechanical keyboards like the Razer BlackWidow Expert. The precision of mechanical switches is a big advantage in high stakes video games, but you don’t have to be fighting off a pack of feral ghouls in Far Harbor to appreciate what mechanical keyboards have to offer. In fact, I use one every day where it is unbeatable at the decidedly more mundane task of writing.

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How to set up a multiple display workstation

by Blogger on ‎05-23-2016 08:24 AM - last edited on ‎05-23-2016 10:14 AM by Blogger

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If you're at all curious about setting up a multiple display workstation to help you spread out your work and entertainment across multiple screens then today is your day as we take a look at the basics to get you started.

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How to protect your computer from malware and viruses

by Blogger ‎05-22-2016 01:24 PM - edited ‎05-23-2016 08:12 AM

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You may not know how to keep your computer protected from malware and viruses. You may not be aware that is something you need to do no matter what type of computer you have. You may even not be aware of what those things are in the first place. Don't worry. Today we'll take a look at some basic steps you can take to get your system secure.

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Virtual reality is coming to the PC world in the form of VR headsets like the Oculus Rift. The experience promises to be amazing. Video gaming in particular will never be the same. But replicating an environment you can explore and interact with—in three dimensions—takes an incredible amount of computing horsepower. Is your PC ready for the arrival of virtual reality?

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1 2 3 infinity: multiple monitors are good for everyone

by Blogger on ‎05-17-2016 12:20 PM - last edited on ‎05-17-2016 01:04 PM by Editor in Chief

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Many people are still using a single computer display, whether that’s a laptop screen or a computer monitor. Most of those people would enjoy a significant benefit from doubling that, adding a second display. Even for home use! Here’s the science behind why multiple monitors are good for everyone.

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5 essentials for a successful business (big or small)

by Blogger on ‎05-15-2016 06:11 PM - last edited on ‎05-17-2016 12:44 PM by Blogger

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The right technology and the right equipment are a crucial part of doing business. In this post, I take a look at the steps to help you get your business set up for success with all the right gear.

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Five Essential Items Every Home Office Needs

by Blogger on ‎05-12-2016 10:51 PM - last edited on ‎05-13-2016 11:07 AM by Editor in Chief

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So, you’ve decided to give up your long commute to work and set up your own home office. However, to really create a solid working environment, you know you’re going to need to do a bit more than just slap your laptop down on the kitchen counter. But, what do you really require to create a decent work space in your abode? Read on and I’ll show you the five essential items every home office needs.

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USB-C: everything you need to know about the one port to rule them all

by Blogger ‎05-09-2016 12:48 PM - edited ‎05-11-2016 01:53 PM

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Like most people, I was initially confounded by the switch to USB Type-C. The new charging and connectivity platform is appearing in newer smartphones, tablets and notebook PCs as a way to make devices sleeker, more versatile and help them to charge a lot faster. Is this really the one port to rule them all?

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OnHub from Google: now with IFTTT functionality

by Blogger on ‎05-05-2016 08:54 AM - last edited on ‎05-18-2016 04:17 PM by Editor in Chief

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The newest feature for the OnHub Wireless Routers isn't a Google feature at all. So what is it, where did it come from, and why does it make your connected digital home more useful than ever before?

 

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There is perhaps nothing more personal than a headset when it comes to your computer. What works for one person may not work for another and vice-versa. No matter what your personal preference is, however, there is no denying that headsets have come a long way.  This article takes a look at some of the features to look out for in headsets for gaming, and whether or not the price difference between the low end and the high end is worth it.

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Review: Samsung CF591 27" Frameless, Curved Monitor [Video]

by Blogger on ‎05-02-2016 06:34 AM - last edited on ‎05-05-2016 12:06 PM by Editor in Chief

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Computer monitors have come a long way since the green and amber screen monochrome views into the digital world we once had. You might have heard about curved screens and how effective they are, especially with gaming. This article explores that and more.

 

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Review: Netgear Nighthawk X8 AC5300 router is a beast for those who need it

by Blogger on ‎04-30-2016 06:57 PM - last edited on ‎05-06-2016 02:03 PM by Editor in Chief

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Comparing a router to a muscle car probably wouldn’t seem like an apt analogy, but in the Nighthawk X8, Netgear has built a unit that is designed to roar with power. Outfitted with a variety of features and unique hardware connections, this is a router aimed at users who know their home networking situation and want to raise it to another level.

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Good, better and best tech solutions for your home office

by Blogger on ‎04-29-2016 01:46 PM - last edited on ‎04-29-2016 01:57 PM by Editor in Chief

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A few weeks ago, I wrote a post making the case for a PC, router and smartphone being the three most important technologies for your home office. Today, it’s time to get down to specifics, with good, better and best options in each of these categories.

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Introducing the Alienware Alpha Gaming PC

by Blogger on ‎04-28-2016 06:10 AM - last edited on ‎05-02-2016 10:33 AM by Editor in Chief

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Get the power and versatility of PC gaming with the convenience of a console with Alienware’s Alpha Gaming PC. Powerful hardware and SteamOS come together in a desktop PC that’s built to be the ultimate video game solution.

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More than just a pretty picture: the many benefits of upgrading to a new computer monitor

by Blogger on ‎04-25-2016 02:27 PM - last edited on ‎04-25-2016 02:58 PM by Editor in Chief

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Looking for a way to kickstart your PC experience? Don’t overlook the monitor. One of the easiest components of your computer to replace, it also delivers a big “bang for the buck” upgrade experience. And that’s not just limited a pretty picture. I’ve put together a list of ways a new monitor can boost your overall PC experience.

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The 3 most important technologies for your home office

by Blogger on ‎04-22-2016 10:34 AM - last edited on ‎04-29-2016 02:05 PM by Editor in Chief

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Do you have a home office? Many Canadians do and whether you use your home office for occasionally working from home, or it’s the full-time base for your business, three technologies make it all possible: the PC, the smartphone and the router.

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Review: Samsung CF391 32" Curved Monitor [Video]

by Blogger on ‎04-21-2016 07:00 AM - last edited on ‎05-05-2016 12:09 PM by Editor in Chief

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Curved monitors promise to ease the eye-strain and deliver a more enhanced gaming experience on your PC. Some people are not sure about how well curved monitors actually work, so make sure you read on to find out Syd Bolton's experience with the Samsung CF391 32" monitor and watch the included video to help make your own conclusions.

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Why running a home-based business is easier now than ever

by Blogger on ‎04-20-2016 07:05 AM - last edited on ‎05-02-2016 10:34 AM by Editor in Chief

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Are you looking to start a home-based business, but are worried about what it all entails, and more importantly, how much it will cost? While once it may have been quite an investment to create your own work environment in your abode, today, thanks to better and more inexpensive tech, running a home-based business is easier now than ever.

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Enhanced PC Gaming: Learn more about controllers

by Blogger on ‎04-14-2016 11:46 AM - last edited on ‎04-14-2016 01:29 PM by Editor in Chief

Gaming controllers have a rich history from the early joysticks on the Atari 2600 to the more sophisticated gaming flight controllers used on modern PCs. In this article we look at a brief history of controllers, find out how some innovations came out much earlier than you likely thought, and find out what controllers are some of the best to get today for the best gaming experience on your PC.

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Lenovo Miix 700 review

by Blogger ‎03-31-2016 12:20 PM - edited ‎03-31-2016 12:53 PM

Looking for a convertible 2-in-1 device that will cover off both your tablet and Windows laptop needs? Microsoft kickstarted this growing segment with the Surface tablets, but competition is heating up. Lenovo’s Miix 700 is one of the newest entries and I just wrapped up a week with it. Here’s what you need to know.

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High end routers compared: ASUS RT-AC5300 and Netgear Nighthawk X8

by Blogger on ‎03-29-2016 08:15 PM - last edited on ‎04-01-2016 03:12 PM by Editor in Chief

With the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard now over two years old, we are starting to see routers that push the technology to unbelievable levels. The AC1200 routers that were once so impressive seem pedestrian compared to the extreme performance of AC5300 routers. But who needs this kind of Wi-Fi speed? I tried out two of the fastest Wi-Fi routers on the planet—the ASUS RT-AC5300 and Netgear Nighthawk X8—to find out.

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How to protect your data using PC backup software

by Blogger on ‎03-28-2016 05:11 PM - last edited on ‎03-30-2016 11:52 AM by Editor in Chief

If your PC crashed tomorrow, would you easily be able to recover the data and restore it exactly to its pre-crash condition? What about if its hard drive died, or the computer was stolen. What if you were locked out using ransomware? In this post I’ll explain the importance of data backup and show you different options for protecting your data using PC backup software.

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How to get the best PC gaming experience: choosing a video card

by Blogger on ‎03-27-2016 09:00 AM - last edited on ‎03-28-2016 04:58 PM by Blogger

It used to be quite tough shopping for a video card. I remember agonizing over minute details before making a decision. Today those little details don't have as big an impact on your performance as they used to and shopping for a video card can be a lot easier than many of us remember it being. Today I'll look at what is important to focus on when shopping for a video card so that you can get the most bang for your buck.

 

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One of the most important components in a gaming PC is also one of the most overlooked: storage. Killer video cards, monster CPUs and wide-screen monitors tend to get all the attention, but the hard drive also has a big impact on your gaming experience. It’s also one of the easiest components to change, and one where making a switch can have a big impact. Here’s how you choose a hard drive to get the best PC gaming experience.

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Top 5 tax questions answered during recent Twitter chat

by Blogger on ‎03-23-2016 01:39 PM - last edited on ‎03-24-2016 09:09 AM by Editor in Chief

It’s tax season, and while we at TurboTax adore this time of year as we get to help millions of Canadians get their taxes done right, we know that most people don’t get quite as giddy as we do about taxes. We’ve compiled a list of the top five burning questions you had for us during our recent #taxtalk Twitter chat with the Best Buy team. We hope they help you better understand your taxes.   

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How to boost your computer’s performance with faster Wi-Fi

by Blogger ‎03-22-2016 06:25 AM - edited ‎03-22-2016 06:31 AM

There are many tweaks and system upgrades that will help your PC perform better and seem more responsive. One of the overlooked ways you can boost performance is through faster Wi-Fi. Here’s how upgrading to 802.11ac can make your computer faster than ever.

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Review: ASUS Zen 24" All-in-One PC [Video]

by Blogger on ‎03-20-2016 11:00 AM - last edited on ‎04-06-2016 09:48 AM by Editor in Chief

ASUS delivers a phenomenal All-in-One 24" desktop PC with the Zen AiO. This machine is fantastic for games, work, entertainment, or multitastking any combination of those. It has a refined style and superb quality that will be at home on any desk.

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Build Your Own PC for the Ultimate Gaming Experience

by Blogger on ‎03-16-2016 09:21 PM - last edited on ‎03-17-2016 10:33 AM by Editor in Chief

Are you an avid gamer in need of a new gaming computer, so you can play all the latest, graphically intense titles without having to compromise either the visuals or performance? But, buying a high-end gaming rig pre-made can be a big pain in the piggybank (not to mention so terribly unoriginal), so we set out to show you why and how to build your own PC for the ultimate gaming experience and bragging rights.

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Two New tablets from Samsung now available at Best Buy

by Blogger on ‎03-16-2016 10:48 AM - last edited on ‎04-01-2016 04:21 PM by Editor in Chief

Samsung has a new duo of tablets that are currently available now. These are updates to previous models, rather than a brand new series or line, and are designed to be entry-level models. The Galaxy Tab A and Tab E Lite are both similar designs—highly portable with slight variations in specs, and aimed at users who are looking for simplicity.

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Review: The G752 serves ASUS and their Republic of Gamers well

by Blogger ‎03-15-2016 12:44 AM - edited ‎04-06-2016 01:24 PM

My household has been fairly loyal to the ASUS brand over the last 10 years. Between my wife and I, 5 of our last 6 laptops have been ASUS ones. We've seen them through their gaming ups and gaming downs. The Republic of Gamers G752 is a definite up. A revolutionary cooling and exhaust system, one touch game recording/streaming and a keyboard with features stronger than most mechanical keyboards are some of the great features. It also plays Fallout 4 on Ultra Settings. Read on to find out more.

 

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