How To Extract Files From a Dead Hard Drive

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What scares you more than losing everything that’s on your computer right now? If your hard disk drive (HDD) died right now, this second, would your heart sink into your stomach or launch it straight up into your throat? You’ve been making sure your files are backed up to a cloud service or that your […]

How to Find the Best Hashtags for Instagram

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Learning how to find the best hashtags can be the key to success for your Instagram account. With the right hashtags on your photos, you can get your content seen by a much larger audience. You also increase the chance of your photos gaining traction on the ‘top’ section of each individual hashtag you include. […]

Is it Dangerous to Tether to a Cellphone for Internet Access?

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We’ve gone from the philosophical concept of everything being connected to the physical reality that almost everything is connected. But there are those times where you can’t be connected to your home or work network, or a public WiFi hotspot. That’s where mobile hotspot tethering comes into play. What is Mobile Hotspot Tethering? Most phones […]

What is Path Tracing and Ray Tracing? And Why do They Improve Graphics?

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If you’ve taken even the slightest glance towards gaming and graphics news lately, then you’ve heard the latest and greatest buzzword: ray tracing. You might also have heard a similar-sounding word called path tracing. And you could be totally forgiven for not fully understanding what either one of the processes is. A simple explanation is […]

How To Transfer Files From One Google Drive Account To Another

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Google Drive has been around for a long time and if like me, you use Drive on a regular basis to store files, then it’s probably getting quite full by now. One solution is to buy more storage space. As a for-profit business, Google obviously prefers that you get your wallet out. But another solution […]

Should You Buy the New AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs or Stick with Intel?

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AMD just shocked the consumer PC space with a powerful lineup of new AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs, which I recently covered on HDG. Is it finally time to make the switch from Intel to AMD? In this article, I take a look at AMD’s new Ryzen processors and offer some tips on which processor brand […]

How to Build Your Own Budget Gaming PC in 2019

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If you were to take the shell off the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, you’d find that the parts are comparable to a budget gaming PC. If you’re not interested in platform specific games like God of War or Halo, and you’re not sure you want to buy a gaming PC or a console, then […]

4K vs HDR vs Dolby Vision: What’s the Best for Your TV?

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Browsing through the TV aisle, you notice the wide variety of acronyms used in their descriptions. Ultra HD, UHD, 2160p, 4K x 2K, 4K Ultra High Definition, Quad High Definition, Quad Resolution, Quad Full High Definition, QFHD, UD, HDR…the list goes on. Is the extra money worth the hype? 4K/UHD has four times the number […]

What Are the F (Function) Keys For?

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Across the top of almost every keyboard lies a series of keys beginning with F. F1 through F12 and they are known as function keys. Can you believe that they’ve been around since 1965? They were introduced as keys that could be changed to do whatever you want. Keys that can be programmed are also […]

How To Add a Hidden Area Inside An Encrypted VeraCrypt Volume

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Last time, I showed you how to set up an encrypted volume on your computer using VeraCrypt. Today, we are going to go a step further and show you how to insert a hidden encrypted area inside an ordinary encrypted volume. Mind-bending, right? But Why Would I Want a Hidden Section? Apart from the fun […]