Hardware

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Why Are There Roaches Inside My Computer?

There are some things that belong in a computer. Wires, chips, whirring mechanical doodads — what most of us would think of, sensibly, as “hard drive stuff.” Absent from this list — absent from most lists, except those dealing with repugnant, six-legged disease vectors — are cockroaches. A cockroach in…

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You Should Really Update Your BIOS

The BIOS (or Basic Input/Output System) is what kicks into gear when you turn on your computer: It’s the most fundamental level of software there is on your machine, checking that all the system components are working and in the right place, and loading up the main OS. The BIOS…

This $77 Mini Switch Lite Knock-Off Is Underpowered But Fun As Hell

This $77 Mini Switch Lite Knock-Off Is Underpowered But Fun As Hell

Despite looking like a miniaturised clone of Nintendo’s Switch Lite, the Powkiddy Q90 lacks the power needed to play nearly every game released in the past 25 years. Guess there’s something to be said about not judging a book”or a console”based on its cover. The $US50 ($77) Powkiddy Q90 is,…