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How to build your first PC

While there are plenty of off-the-shelf solutions that you can buy, you'll get the most reward by getting down and dirty and building your own PC. Here's a rundown of what you'll need to do.

By October 24, 2012


MacBook Air vs. the ultrabook alternatives

The MacBook Air has existed without peer for some time — but with the launch of ultrabooks that mantle is finally being challenged. Does the first crop of thin Windows notebooks stack up?

By December 11, 2011


Understanding process priority in OS X

As with many Unix and Linux systems, you can change the priority of processes in OS X to advance them through the CPU. While this will not make them faster, it can be used to make processes more responsive.

By March 29, 2011


Google releases Anthill to bake VP8 into hardware

Chipmakers now can create processors that accelerate encoding and decoding of Google's royalty-free VP8 video format. Also, Opera builds in WebP image support.

By March 15, 2011


Steve Jobs' letter explaining Apple's Flash distaste

Apple's CEO doesn't like Flash. Here's the full memo explaining why the company is keeping Adobe Systems' software off the iPhone and iPad.

By April 29, 2010


Music and technology firsts

Music and technology go together like rock and roll. We take a whirlwind tour through the history of technological milestones in music, packed with classic tunes and amazing facts

By November 25, 2009


TV Torrents: When 'piracy' is easier than legal purchase

NBC's recent withdraw from the iTunes store leaves the millions of users of Apple iPods without a legitimate way to purchase and watch NBC's content. Could this be the push that brings easy-to-use TV 'piracy' to the masses? This article discusses the issu

By September 13, 2007


Flip4Mac released as a Universal Binary

Flip4Mac released as a Universal Binary

By July 28, 2006