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Intel’s 10th Gen CPUs: What’s New, and Why It Matters

Intel Intel rose to AMD’s Ryzen 3000 challenge with its recent announcement of new 10th generation desktop processors. Dubbed Comet Lake-S, these CPUs bring a slew of improvements and a few surprising new features. Here’s what’s so great about them, and why PC builders, or anyone looking at prebuilt desktops, should consider one for their next rig. Intel announced the new Comet Lake desktop chips on April 30. Earlier that month, it introduced new Comet Lake mobile processors for laptops and…

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Should You Use HDMI, DisplayPort, or USB-C for a 4K Monitor?

DUO Studio/Shutterstock If you’ve bought a new 4K monitor recently, you might have been puzzled by the array of ports on the back. HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-C, and Thunderbolt are all commonplace now, but which is the best, and why? HDMI 2.1: The All-Rounder High Definition Multimedia Interface, or HDMI, is the most common display interface today. It’s used in televisions to connect games consoles and Blu-ray players. It provides a stable digital signal that can be hot-swapped (unplugged and plugged…

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It’s Our Great Clients Who Make Our Job Worth It

Weathering the COVID-19 Pandemic with Kindness At the end of March, 2020, as the COVID pandemic forced us all to stay home and find new ways to cope with business, we at ComputerCare brainstormed how we could continue to help our walk-in clients. Apple Genius Bars had closed, as had the Best Buy Geek Squad. At the same time, the new work-from-home workforce needed even more tech support, thanks to increased reliance on their devices to stay connected and get…

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Wi-Fi 6E: What Is It, and How Is It Different From Wi-Fi 6?

Vasin Lee/Shutterstock.com Wi-Fi 6 hardware is finally arriving on the market, and you’ll be seeing more and more of it released throughout 2020. But people are already talking about something new: Wi-Fi 6E, which promises to reduce Wi-Fi congestion further. Update: We originally wrote this article in January 2020. On April 23, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission voted to open up the 6 GHz band for unlicensed use later this year, clearing the way for Wi-Fi 6E in the USA.…

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CES 2020 Happened in January…Let’s Take a Look at the Highlights!

The world of tech is always changing, and innovators are feeling especially daring at the start of a new decade. That’s why we wanted to give you a look at the new tech unveiled at CES 2020 in January of this year.  First, let’s talk about the items that we all want to own (whenever they actually appear on the market). There’s the electric bike that operates like a hydrofoil, which means you can ride it on water! There’s also…

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AMD 6th Generation Carrizo APU Unveiled: Taking On Intel At 15 Watts

Introducing AMD’s 6th Gen APU: Carizzo AMD previously only teased bits of detail regarding their forthcoming 6th Generation A-Series APU, code named “Carrizo.” We heard from AMD about this next generation, highly integrated mobile architecture as far back as CES 2015 in January and then again in February and more recently with AMD’s HSA (Heterogenous System Architecture) 1.0 spec roll-out in March. It’s safe to say AMD has been beating the drum on Carrizo with a regular cadence for the…

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Everyone Has a Smartphone…Should Everyone Have Smartphone Insurance?

We all know the feeling: standing in a cell phone store with a silver-tongued salesperson wondering if we really do need an insurance plan for our devices. A wave of uncertainty washes over us as we envision drowned phones, lost purses, cracked screens, and other disasters. Maybe we should pay the extra $7-$15 a month for safety… The real answer is that it all depends.  Here are some factors to consider, so you can answer that salesperson with confidence.  …

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What Are The Benefits Of Guest Posting?

If you have been a part of the content marketing industry, you might be familiar with the term ‘guest posting.’ It is the process of creating content and posting it on someone’s guest posting website. These websites usually have an established audience and enjoy a steady flow of traffic. There are several advantages of guest posting and some of them are mentioned below: 1. Recognition It is very difficult to get recognition in the modern competitive world. We face content…

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Ways to Waterproof Your Devices (and some pros and cons)

As the weather warms up, and people emerge from their Netflix-bingeing hibernations, it’s time to go outside! That means your devices will be going outside as well, exposing them to a variety of potential hazards, including water. Whether it’s rain, the ocean, your favorite fishing hole, or that cold beer you’re enjoying on a patio, keeping your device from exposure to liquid is a must. Here are some ways to waterproof your device (and some pros and cons to go…

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How to Keep Your Laptop On With the Lid Closed on Windows 10

Windows 10 normally puts your laptop into low-power sleep mode when you close the lid. This can be a problem when hooking your laptop up to an external monitor. Use the Control Panel—not Windows 10’s Settings app—to change this behavior. If you do this, be careful! Closing your laptop’s lid and throwing it in your bag while it’s still on could cause some serious problems due to poor circulation or blocking of vents. Your laptop will continue to run, wasting…

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It Loves Me. It Loves Me Not: Or Why I Hate Technology But Need It In My Life

For many of us, technology is a necessary evil. Something we love and hate in equal measure. We realise its importance in our lives, but find it a chore to use and hate the reliance we have on it. But why do we love and hate technology? This may seem like a difficult question to answer, but when you think about it, our relationship with technology plays on our two most fundamental mindsets of fear and love. For instance, technology…

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How to Disable Motion Smoothing on an LG TV

LG If you’ve got a new LG TV, you might have noticed that the picture feels eerily smooth. This effect, which LG calls “TruMotion,” tries to make your TV’s picture feel smoother but often ends up looking strange. What Is “TruMotion” Anyway? TruMotion is LG’s implementation of motion smoothing. Motion smoothing works by increasing the framerate (the speed at which your TV shows a new picture) of the video by inserting extra “fake” frames between each real frame. Most movies and TV…