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Why Does My Laptop Shut Down Instead of Going to Sleep?

One of the most frustrating issues you can encounter with a device, usually your computer, is when it starts doing something it never did before. Typically, this is something you didn’t want it to do: It takes 15 more seconds to boot, it’s emitting some strange noise, or it is unable to launch the application […]

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Why Does My Laptop Shut Down Instead of Going to Sleep?

One of the most frustrating issues you can encounter with a device, usually your computer, is when it starts doing something it never did before. Typically, this is something you didn’t want it to do: It takes 15 more seconds to boot, it’s emitting some strange noise, or it is unable to launch the application […]

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Save $300 on the Last MacBook Air With a Good Keyboard

The problem: You want a Mac that doesn’t have a crappy keyboard, but you can’t afford (or don’t need) the brand-new 16-inch MacBook Pro. You can either go scrounging for a 2015 MacBook Pro—a Mac I grew quite fond of—or deal with a cheaper, less-powerful alternative: the 2017 MacBook Air, now on sale for $300 […]

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How To Find Your Chromebook’s End-of-Life Date

At some point, all of our spiffy new devices will become old and decrepit. Warranties run out, hardware improves, and companies only support their products with software or firmware updates for a limited amount of time. To help you figure out when your Chromebook will reach its end-of-support date, Google will soon…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Should You Buy Apple’s New 16-Inch MacBook Pro?

Even if you don’t want to lug around the world’s bulkiest laptop (or at least, one slightly bulkier than an already-bulky 15-inch laptop), the 16-inch MacBook Pro’s single redeeming feature should be enough to capture anyone’s interest: a brand-new “Magic” Keyboard.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Figure Out What’s Inside Your Desktop or Laptop PC

Windows: If you built your PC, odds are good that you know what’s in it. Or, at least, you have a general idea—and might only need a refresher about specific model numbers from time to time. If you bought a prebuilt desktop or laptop, you’ve probably long since forgotten what’s inside. Don’t worry, though; it’s […]

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How to Pre-order Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3, and Surface Pro X

Microsoft is launching a bunch of new Surface products over the next few weeks: The Surface Pro X, Surface Pro 7, and new Surface Laptop 3. Each device comes in multiple models with varying specs, prices, and release dates, but all of them can be pre-ordered right now.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Do Not Install Your Microsoft Surface’s August Firmware Updates (for Now)

If you own one of Microsoft’s latest Surface devices—the Surface Book 2 or Surface Pro 6—you’ll want to pause Windows Updates for a little while, because Microsoft’s latest firmware could absolutely tank your system’s performance. If your laptop is already hosed, however, we have a few ideas for how you can fix it. Read more…

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Do Not Install Your Microsoft Surface’s August Firmware Updates (for Now)

If you own one of Microsoft’s latest Surface devices—the Surface Book 2 or Surface Pro 6—you’ll want to pause Windows Updates for a little while, because Microsoft’s latest firmware could absolutely tank your system’s performance. If your laptop is already hosed, however, we have a few ideas for how you can fix it.Read more… Continue […]

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Origin PC’s EVO16-S Is A Wonderful Little Laptop And Mine Has A Unicorn On It

When Origin PC approached me about reviewing its EVO16-S gaming laptop, the representative asked me if I wanted anything printed on the top laptop panel. “A pink unicorn,” I said. “Like a majestic unicorn on the side of a van.” A few weeks later arrived the most beautiful laptop I’ve ever used.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Origin PC’s EVO16-S Is A Wonderful Little Laptop And Mine Has A Unicorn On It

When Origin PC approached me about reviewing its EVO16-S gaming laptop, the representative asked me if I wanted anything printed on the top laptop panel. “A pink unicorn,” I said. “Like a majestic unicorn on the side of a van.” A few weeks later arrived the most beautiful laptop I’ve ever used.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Update Your Nvidia Drivers Right Now to Fix Critical Vulnerabilities

Windows: Most gamers love updating their graphics card’s drivers to score the best performance for their favorite titles. But even if you’re a “filthy casual,” you’re going to want to make sure your system’s Nvidia drivers are up to date. Nvidia recently found a few critical vulnerabilities in its display driver that…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Get Apple’s Best and Cheapest MacBook Pros at Their Lowest Prices Ever

If you’re looking to pick up the latest MacBook Pro, steer clear of Apple for now. Head on over to Amazon or Best Buy, and you’ll be able to nail great discounts on a barebones 13-inch MacBook Pro and both 15-inch versions of Apple’s latest laptops. We haven’t seen prices shoot this low for these […]

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HP’s YouTube Channel Is Now a Treasure Trove for Tech Support and Tinkering

Either some intern is having the most boring Silicon Valley summer or HP’s YouTube team has gone mad with power. Whatever the reason, the company has been on a YouTube flurry lately, uploading hundreds of detailed technical support videos covering countless ways to disassemble, fix, and otherwise mess with its many…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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