Hardware and Sound
Computer cases are not things you often buy, as they tend to last for a long time, even if you upgrade all your hardware components. That's why a good computer case should be right at the top of your buying list when you decide to build your own computer. We've recently received a pre-made computer from ASUS, that used a new case made by them in collaboration with Cooler Master. It's called ASUS TUF Gaming GT301, and we were curious to discover how good it is for building a PC, what it looks like when all is mounted in it, and what its best features are.
Intel's 10th generation processors came out this year, and they require a different type of socket than previous processors. They also work on newer chipsets, with the Z490 being the best of them. Unfortunately, many motherboards based on this chipset have high prices that are not for everyone. The good news is that more affordable motherboards are also being launched, one of them being the ASUS TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS (WI-FI). For a mid-range price, it promises to deliver top performance and excellent build quality.
The PUK code or Personal Unlocking Key is a security feature of all the modern SIM cards used in our smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. If you insert the wrong PIN code three times, your SIM card is locked, and you need its PUK code to unlock it. The PUK code is unique to each SIM card, and entering it incorrectly too many times (usually ten) can get your SIM disabled, so it's important to use the correct one. This tutorial illustrates how to get the PUK code of your SIM card and resume using your mobile device:
Compared to Intel's previous line of processors, codenamed Coffee Lake, the new Comet Lake CPUs, Intel Core i5-10600K included, keep the same number of cores, but ramp up both the base and the turbo frequencies. That can only mean good news for users and should bring Intel's i5 mid-range processors up to par with AMD's. Is all that true, and how does the Intel Core i5-10600K measure against the competition? Read this review and find out more about the latest Core i5-10600K processor from Intel:
Trust is a well-known company in the world of gaming devices and peripherals, and many of their products have accessible prices. Trust GXT 488 Forze PS4 is one such device - a gaming headset that's officially certified for use with PlayStation 4 consoles, sold at an entry-level price. We've tested it, and now we're ready to share with you what we have found out. If you're curious about it and want to know whether the Trust GXT 488 Forze PS4 gaming headset delivers good audio and build quality, read our review:
Sharing the internet data connection available on your mobile smartphone with your Windows PC through a USB cable is called USB tethering. In other words, if you're wondering "what is USB tethering?", the answer is quite simple: it's a way of using your Android smartphone as a modem or router to get mobile internet via USB on any PC. Say you have access to a Wi-Fi network in your home but your desktop PC doesn't have a wireless card in it. You might want to use your Android's USB tethering feature to establish a connection between them.
Do you need to know the exact version of the firmware (BIOS or UEFI) installed on your computer's motherboard? Traditionally, this means that you have to restart your computer, manually enter the BIOS and check the version information displayed there. It is one way of doing it, but it's not the fastest, nor the easiest. Without further ado, here's how to find your BIOS version in eight different ways:
Drivers are critical because you cannot fully use your computers and devices without them. However, some drivers can be too old and incompatible with your version of Windows or new and insufficiently tested. To get rid of errors, crashes, and Blue Screens of Death, you may need to delete the drivers that are causing problems. Here's how to uninstall drivers from Windows completely:
NOTE: The steps from this guide show you how to uninstall drivers from Windows 10 with May 2020 Update, and also from Windows 7.
NFC or Near Field Communication is a wireless communication standard that allows the devices that support it to transfer data between them over a distance of 4 cm or less. If you have an Android smartphone, you can use NFC to connect your smartphone to a wireless speaker, to make contactless payments, or to share data with other devices. Regardless of how you plan to use it, here's how to check if NFC is available on your Android and how to enable it:
While most users never have to do this, there are times when you need to know how to enter the BIOS on your Windows 10 PC, laptop, or tablet. The UEFI BIOS in Windows 10 is the first software to run on your computer and controls the way the hardware works. It also lets you access and configure the settings of the device's components. This tutorial illustrates how to get to the Windows 10 BIOS on your PC, laptop, or tablet: