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Atari 2600 Teardown: What’s Inside Your Old Console?

What's inside that old Atari 2600 of yours? Have a look at this Reagan-era console, courtesy of the folks at iFixit.


Android: A Gamer's Guide

You may not realize it, but your Android-powered smartphone or tablet PC could be a gaming monster--if it's in the right hands. Here's everything you need to know about playing games on your Android gadgets.


Stop StarCraft II From Melting Your PC's Face Off

Fix a StarCraft II bug that forces your video card's processor to work so hard it can cause your computer to overheat.

How to Customize Your Android Phone

With a booming Android Marketplace, there's no reason to stick with the limited and sometimes frustrating default apps and settings on your Android smartphone. Here are some tips.


How to Dominate StarCraft II

StarCraft II hits stores on Tuesday, July 27. Avoid the most common newbie mistakes so you can crush the campaign mode and beat your buddies.

Give Your Phone the Power of a Desktop PC

Cross-platform apps such as Firefox Portable Edition, Portable, and Audacity Portable will give your phone full PC capabilities.

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.

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 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.

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.


How to Avoid PlayStation Game Download Scams

Dozens of websites promise "unlimited" PlayStation Portable game and video downloads, but most charge fees to link to otherwise free--and highly illegal--content.

PCWorld's Proprietary Cable Guide

With our help, you'll be able to identify every important device-specific cable out there.


Tweak Your Graphics Card for Gaming

Here's how to make your games look gorgeous and run smoothly--using nothing but your AMD or nVidia graphics card control panel.