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Part 7: How to Conduct a First Boot of Your New PC and Configure the BIOS

In this video, we show you how to safely boot up for the first time and configure your PC's BIOS settings.

How to Buy a Laptop

Size, performance, storage options, and keyboard quality are all factors to consider when purchasing a laptop. Let us help you find the laptop that fits your needs.

Part 6: How to Insert the Hard Disk and Optical Drives in Your PC

Use this video to learn how to safely install optical drives and hard disks in your PC.

Part 5: How to Connect Your PC's Power Supply

In this video, we show you how to safely hook up your PC's power supply.

Part 4: How to Add RAM and Peripheral Cards to Your PC

Follow the instructions in this video to correctly add RAM and/or peripheral cards to your PC.

Part 3: How to Install a Processor in Your PC

Watch this video and follow our step-by-step instructions on how to install a processor in your PC.

Build a Great Media-Editing PC, Part 1: How to Choose Your PC Components

In this seven-part series called "Build a Great Media-Editing PC," we take you through the entire process of building your own powerful computer. In this video, we show you how to choose the parts for your new desktop.


An Easy Fix for Broken Ethernet Plugs

Busted ethernet plug? Rather than crimp on a new RJ45 connector, check out this slick hack that uses cable ties and a razor blade to replace the broken plastic tab.


Jailbreaking the iPad: What You Need to Know

Thinking of jailbreaking for iPad? Here's are some apps and tips that might make it worth taking the plunge.


Geek 101: LCD and Plasma Basics

HDTV and computer monitor technology can be confusing to the uninitiated. We clear the air with this primer.


13 Tips to Supercharge Your 'Dumb' Phone

Don't own a smartphone? Here are 13 tips that will boost the IQ of any phone and allow you to update your Facebook page, get driving directions, or send text messages to landlines.


14 Ways to Supercharge Your Smartphone

Never pay for ringtones, avoid getting lost, and always find the best prices with these genius downloads and services for your smartphone.


Supercharge Your Phone: 40 Tips and Tricks

Avoid annoying people, make free phone calls, and manage your life with these 40 tips and tricks to supercharge your smartphone, your 'dumb' phone, and your kitchen phone.