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A Beginner's Introduction To Overclocking Your Intel Processor

If you want to squeeze every last ounce of processing power out of your new computer or ageing system, overclocking is a great — if slightly nerve-racking — option. Here are some simple guidelines for safely overclocking your processor.


Under The Hood: When Do PC Components Matter?

PC enthusiasts can often sound like brand-loyal trolls, especially if you get them started on CPUs and graphics. They do occasionally have a valid point, however. When it comes to computer hardware, brands do matter, but why they matter usually depends on the hardware in question. Here are some things you’ll want to consider…


10 Tips, Features And Projects Every Windows User Should Try

Windows hasn’t changed much in the past few years (at least, the desktop hasn’t) but there’s always a dark corner to explore, tweak and improve. Here are 10 things every Windows users should do with their system.


Top 10 Ways To Deal With A Slow Internet Connection

Sometimes, slow internet is the universe’s way of telling you to go play outside — and sometimes it feels like a cruel joke to destroy your productivity. Here are 10 ways to troubleshoot, fix or just survive a slow internet connection.


How To Overclock Your Video Card To Boost Gaming Performance

Overclocking — running your hardware at higher speeds than it was designed to run — is one of the best ways to boost your gaming performance. Here’s how to overclock your video card and get faster, smoother games without spending any extra money.


10 Annoying Apps We're All Stuck Using (And How To Make Them Better)

Every app has its share of annoyances, but some are so popular that you’re just plain stuck using them — either because your friends do, because you need it for a particular gadget, or just because there’s no real alternative. Here are 10 popular apps that get on our nerves, and what you can do to fix them.


Nine Things Your Smartphone Sucks At (And How To Fix Them)

Sometimes, smartphones can be a boon for your personal productivity, but other times it’s amazing how much trouble they have performing simple tasks. Here are nine things your phone probably sucks at and how to make it work better.


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The Android Phone 8 Home Screen

Lifehacker reader Dave really likes the Windows Phone UI, but couldn’t give up the openness of Android. So he created this home screen, getting the best of both worlds.


Under The Hood: The Beginner's Guide To Water Cooling Computers

I used to think a truly high-performance computer meant lots of fans, lots of noise and limited speed. Then I discovered water cooling. If you really want to overclock your PC and push it to the brink of its power, water cooling is the best way to make that happen while keeping it whisper quiet.


Under The Hood: Build Your Dream Media Centre For Under $700

Between the Blu-Ray player, laptop, digital tuner and everything else hooked up to your TV, your home theatre situation can easily become a mess. Here’s how I rolled all those devices into one awesome media centre — the media centre of my dreams — for under $700.