Category Archives: Hardware

Photographer-Friendly Desktop – What Is It Made Of?

The photographer’s most important tool of the trade is camera, but to actually make something out of the photos he captures, a computer is required. If you are a recreational photographer, chances are you already have a desktop or laptop with which you’ve been successfully working on your images. It is true that almost any computer can do just fine for a shutterbug, yet if you are very serious about your hobby – or you’re a professional – you might want to pay attention to your next desktop purchase. After being a hobbyist photographer and working with image editing for five years, I have compiled this checklist for paparazzi shopping for a new computer.

read more

Signs of CMOS Battery Failure

The word CMOS is an acronym for “complementary metal oxide semiconductor”. The CMOS battery is a small, round battery that lets you store the day, time, and month on your computer. It allows you to shut your PC down for an extended period of time and still have the correct time and date in place when you use your PC again. More importantly, the CMOS battery stores the BIOS settings of your computer. The BIOS enables us to identify what hardware is on the system and what device drivers to use. When the CMOS battery is weak, the BIOS loses data and the computer can start to malfunction. Let’s take a look at a few signs of a CMOS battery failure.

read more

Best Gaming Mouse Under $50

Updated

There are a ton of great gaming mice on the market today. If you are a big PC gamer, having a mouse that is built for gaming is essential. A long time ago, I played with a normal, non-gaming mouse. I finally decided to give a mouse specifically made for gaming a try. The difference was unbelievable and I never looked back. The gaming mouse was more precise, more comfortable, more durable, and had other features a normal mouse just didn’t have.

Many gaming mice can get pretty pricy though. However, just because a mouse costs a lot of money doesn’t mean it is the best. In this post, I look for the best gaming mouse under 50 dollars.

read more

What Are Vehicle Tracking Devices and do they Work?

Over the last few years, there has been a massive improvement in the technology used to secure vehicles, one of which is a tracking device – but what exactly are they?

It is no secret that as thieves have become smarter, so too have their methods. The modern day car thief is almost as cunning as a fox who’s just been appointed Professor of Cunning at Oxford University, but less of the Blackadder analogies…

In the 21st century, manufacturers have been working on methods to stave off the modern criminal that needs nothing more than the slightest of openings to make their move. One such method that has been introduced is the tracking device.

read more

How to Choose the Right Speakers

If you’re going to spring for speakers to enhance your music or gaming experience, you’ll want to buy the best speakers that you can afford. This makes buying the right speakers—with regard to measurable sound quality, but also in terms of personal preference—absolutely crucial. Sinking a lot of money into a sound system, only to get home and find out that it isn’t at all what you were looking for, is an experience that no-one would appreciated.

Fortunately, there are ways in which you can narrow down the list of options in advance. At a basic level, it comes down to knowing what you’re looking for, and where you’re going to find it, which we’ve gone on to describe in detail below.

read more