I’ve often wondered just how much your CPU can really affect the performance of a gaming PC. Surely most of the grunt comes from the GPU? As it happens I had a couple of different systems to hand; my old i5-4690K rig and my AMD Ryzen 2600 machine, the results were quite interesting: Short answer: […]

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RGB Build – Unicorn Orgy

  • Jun 11, 2019

I recently upgraded my main PC and fell into the wonderful trap of adding just a few RGB elements. By the time I was finished it ended up looking like a unicorn orgy – hence the name of the build.

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Why Your Home WiFi Sucks

Why Your Home WiFi Sucks

  • Aug 16, 2018

WiFi has achieved the status of being pretty much ubiquitous with modern life.  Yet you only have to go back a few years and the majority of devices used in the home still had a wired network connection to transmit and receive data.  Unfortunately the truth about WiFi is that it simply can’t offer the […]

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Why Your Commercial VPN Solution Sucks For Streaming Video

A Virtual Private Network is a great tool that was originally developed to allow remote workers to access their employers IT systems as if they were sitting in their office.  The idea is that through some clever trickery your PC actually appears, for all intents and purposes, to be connected to your office network directly […]

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Damn you Apple and your voodoo magic! So a friend of my wife asked me why the 13,000 or so photos on her iPhone 5S didn’t all show up when she connected her phone to her computer.  In looking into the problem I actually found I suffered from a similar issue; my phone says that […]

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MAKE THE BEST OF A SLOW INTERNET CONNECTION

Sub par connection? Make it count One of the most difficult things about our recent move to Nigeria is that we no longer have access to the kind of super fast connection that’s available in the UK.

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FIVE ALTERNATIVES TO WINDOWS XP

Microsoft’s iconic OS is end of life, time to switch

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CREATE YOUR OWN HOMEPAGE WITH PROTOPAGE

All your news and search tools on one page

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CHECK IF YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS HAS BEEN COMPROMISED

Keep your accounts safe

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CHECK THE SAFETY OF A WEBSITE WITH SCAMADVISER

Peace of mind while browsing It’s a pretty safe bet that the websites of most major companies are completely legitimate and safe, but if you stumble across a website you’ve not seen before then it couldn’t hurt to check out whether or not it’s safe to use.

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