9 Tips to Teach Your Grandparents Tech

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The world of technology is changing so quickly, that the daily tech skills you learned just ten years ago are probably irrelevant today. If you were an adult in the 80s, computer skills weren’t nearly as important as they are now. That generation of 30-something adults are now hitting retirement age and if they haven’t […]

How to Connect Two or More Computers to One Monitor

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There was a time not too long ago that it was rare for a household to have even one computer. The idea that each person would have a computer would have seemed laughable in the early days of the PC revolution. Now, most people are armed with multiple powerful computing devices, both on their person […]

7 Great Apps To Remotely Access a PC Or Mac From a Smartphone Or Tablet

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Desktop computer sales have been in decline for years, with people favoring much more mobile solutions such as laptops. This means people are more likely to take their desktop experience with them, rather than leaving a big old machine idling away at home.  However, people do leave their laptops at home, in the office or […]

How To Optimize The Paging File In Windows

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Computers these days are pretty fast and the latest operating systems are pretty good at keeping them that way. Gone are the days of the annual “format and reinstall” ritual most tech-savvy Windows users performed. That’s not to say your fresh new installation of Windows 10 will remain snappy forever though.  Some users may notice […]

Biggest Differences Between Nintendo Switch Lite and Nintendo Switch

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We can probably all agree that the Nintendo Switch has turned out to be quite a big deal. Once again Nintendo have managed to create a console that is in competition against no one but itself. The Switch might be only a little more powerful than the PS3 and Xbox 360, but by squeezing that […]

Why Would You Want a CRT Monitor In 2019?

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Unless you’ve been following the less mainstream tech conversations going on these days, you might have missed a renewed discussion on the merits of CRT or cathode ray tube screens. Yes, we’re talking about the original ‘tube’ that has now been all but replaced by various flat panel technologies.  Believe it or not, there’s an […]

Siri, Google Assistant, & Cortana – Three Digital Assistants Compared

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If you’re old enough to remember trying voice dictation software in the 90s, then you know the true meaning of tedium. If you wanted to type out an email or a memo using your voice, it required hours of training, a painfully slow speaking speed and ultimately a pretty useless piece of text. Today things […]

What Are The Options For Gamers With Disabilities?

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Video games are a hobby enjoyed by millions of people from all walks of life. There’s a game out there for everyone, but not everyone who wants to participate in the hobby can.  People who live with disabilities that affect their vision, mobility or any other faculty you need to play video games as intended, […]

What Is DLSS and Should You Use It In Games

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The march of technology is inexorable and nowhere is this more true than with graphics hardware. Every year cards get significantly faster and bring a whole new set of acronyms for fancy graphical tricks.  Looking at the visual settings for PC games, you’ll encounter a word salad that contains such tasty nuggets as MSAA, FXAA, […]

3 Best Games For Your RTX Ray Tracing GPU

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So you’ve bit the bullet and finally splurged on the latest, greatest RTX graphics card from Nvidia? This is the first consumer series of graphics cards that can do real-time ray tracing. Ray tracing is a rendering technique that uses a simulation of light to create almost photorealistic lighting and shadows.  It’s the premier technique […]