Weekend Open Forum: Which PC case do you use?
One of the very first premium aftermarket computer cases I acquired was a Lian Li PC-60. In the 15 or so years since, I’ve had the opportunity to work with probably a hundred or more cases of varying shapes, sizes, building materials and price points including my current chassis,... Read more
Neverware wants to turn your old computer into a speedy ‘Chromebook’
There’s no shortage of options when it comes to deciding what to do with an old computer once it has been replaced. Repurposing an old machine is certainly a noble cause but when it takes 10 to 15 minutes just to boot into Windows, what good can it really... Read more
Intel says move to 10-nanometer chips still on track for 2017
Intel posted a job listing on its website last month in which it mentioned that mass production of products using its 10-nanometer manufacturing technology would begin approximately two years from the date the listing was posted (January 21, 2016). This caught the attention of The Motley Fool’s Ashraf Eassa... Read more
Huawei takes on Surface, iPad Pro with 2-in-1 MateBook running Windows 10
Huawei at Mobile World Congress pulled back the sheet on its first-ever 2-in-1 running Windows 10. The Huawei MateBook is an incredibly thin 2-in-1 that aims to take on devices like the Surface and the iPad Pro in the productivity category. The MateBook features a 12-inch IPS LCD display... Read more
MediaTek unveils Helio P20, a ‘true’ octa-core SoC built on 16nm process
MediaTek has added a new member to its “P” family of chipsets as Mobile World Congress 2016. The Helio P20 improves on its predecessor, the Helio P10, in virtually every category with a focus on energy efficiency. The MediaTek Helio P20 is a true octa-core SoC that foregoes the... Read more
Samsung Portable SSD T3 1TB
Samsung’s ultra-compact T1 SSD made a strong impression around this time last year when it topped our performance charts as the quickest USB 3.0 storage device we’d ever tested. Having been based on an mSATA version of the company’s SSD 850 Evo, the T1 shared similar performance to that... Read more
How to fix your PC’s USB ports
USB ports, just like everything in your PC, may occasionally stop working. However, what you might not know about them is that quite often USB ports don’t break down for good. In many situations the problem comes from software or firmware (drivers) and not the hardware itself. So, if one of... Read more