Don't-Miss Computers Stories
The stock firmware included on many broadband routers takes advantage of only a fraction of the hardware's capabilities. We explain how to use use powerful open-source firmware to unleash the beast in your router.
We'll show you how to find, buy, and build in a brand-new PC chassis.
We show you how to clean up the rat's nest of cables behind your PC by making custom-length network cables and wiring your own network jacks.
Our digital detectives uncover the truth behind some of tech’s most baffling questions.
Eliminate distractions and focus on your writing by turning your laptop into a modern-day typewriter (sort of) using Linux and Dropbox.
We walk you through the process of swapping out an old and busted keyboard for a shiny new one--and saving some bucks by doing it yourself.
Pat Taylor's PC randomly shuts down on its own
Changing from a RAID 0-array boot drive to a single-drive boot should be easy, I thought, but the operation can be more complicated than may you anticipate. Here's what I learned from the experience.
Rohkai asked the Answer Line forum if a PC's BIOS, like an operating system or an antivirus, should be kept up to date
Building an amazing desktop computer is easy, but even after you stuff your new system with the latest hardware, hook up your cabling, and make room for your giant monitor, you're not quite done. Make it easy on the eyes with this handy guide.
When you're shopping for a gaming system, consider our ten rules of thumb before you pull out your wallet.