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Building a PC, Part IX: Downsizing

Hard to believe that I've had the same PC case since 2011, and my last serious upgrade was in 2015. I guess that's yet another sign that the PC is over, because PC upgrades have gotten really boring. It took 5 years for me to muster up the initiative to go to Article >

GIGABYTE Teams Up For Formula One AU Grand Prix

2 Days ago Tech Source:

​The Formula One Heineken Australian Grand Prix took place in April, and GIGABYTE showed up in full force, partnering up with top modders TAGMods to create some spectacular PC builds as a part of their #BuildWithAORUS campaign. It was the first... read more

The best gaming desks to complement your PC setup

64 Days ago Tech Source:

If gaming on a PC could be distilled down into just two main points, the first is that the games you play can be more demanding thanks to its inherent power. (As opposed to, say, laptop or console gaming.) The second, though, is that you'll have... read more

Hackers are infecting Windows activators like KMSPico to steal from cryptocurrency wallets

171 Days ago Tech Source:

If you’re purchasing or building a new PC, chances are you’ll need to buy a Windows license for it. Many people aren’t willing to part with more than $100 to get one, so they often resort to purchasing cheap keys from grey market websites or... read more

There is no longer any such thing as Computer Security

1342 Days ago Tech Source:

Remember "cybersecurity"? Mysterious hooded computer guys doing mysterious hooded computer guy .. things! Who knows what kind of naughty digital mischief they might be up to? Unfortunately, we now live in a world where this kind of digital... read more

An Exercise Program for the Fat Web

1091 Days ago Tech Source:

When I wrote about App-pocalypse Now in 2014, I implied the future still belonged to the web. And it does. But it's also true that the web has changed a lot in the last 10 years, much less the last 20 or 30. Websites have gotten a lot read more

The 2030 Self-Driving Car Bet

82 Days ago Tech Source:

It's my honor to announce that John Carmack and I have initiated a friendly bet of $10,000* to the 501(c)(3) charity of the winner’s choice: By January 1st, 2030, completely autonomous self-driving cars meeting SAE J3016 level 5 will be... read more

The Cloud Is Just Someone Else's Computer

1194 Days ago Tech Source:

When we started Discourse in 2013, our server requirements were high: 1GB RAM modern, fast dual core CPU speedy solid state drive with 20+ GB I'm not talking about a cheapo shared cpanel server, either, I mean a dedicated virtual private server... read more

The Rise of the Electric Scooter

986 Days ago Tech Source:

In an electric car, the (enormous) battery is a major part of the price. If electric car prices are decreasing, battery costs must be decreasing, because it's not like the cost of fabricating rubber, aluminum, glass, and steel into car shapes... read more

Updating The Single Most Influential Book of the BASIC Era

145 Days ago Tech Source:

In a way, these two books are responsible for my entire professional career. With early computers, you didn't boot up to a fancy schmancy desktop, or a screen full of apps you could easily poke and prod with your finger. No, those computers... read more

Electric Geek Transportation Systems

1009 Days ago Tech Source:

I've never thought of myself as a "car person". The last new car I bought (and in fact, now that I think about it, the first new car I ever bought) was the quirky 1998 Ford Contour SVT. Since then we bought a VW station wagon in 2011 read more

Let's Encrypt Everything

2010 Days ago Tech Source:

I'll admit I was late to the HTTPS party. But post Snowden, and particularly after the result of the last election here in the US, it's clear that everything on the web should be encrypted by default. Why? You have an unalienable right to... read more