Don't-Miss Hardware Stories
You can significantly improve your laptop PC's performance by adding RAM, especially if you're running a 64-bit version of Windows.
A quick guide to fixing the most common Wi-Fi problems that crop up at home, in the office, or on the road.
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.
Our digital detectives uncover the truth behind some of tech’s most baffling questions.
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.
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.