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Top Raspberry Pi alternatives

Here is a selection of single board computers for homebrew projects and automation, with prices starting at only $5. (Updated June 2, 2017)

iOS 11 features wishlist

WWDC 2017 will be the place where we get the first look at the operating system that will be powering iPhones and iPads over the coming year -- iOS 11. Here's our features wishlist for the next release.

Five years of Apple blunders, mistakes and missed opportunities

Don't let Apple's massive cash pile and huge revenues lead you to think that the company hasn't made some huge blunders and mistakes. Here are just a few of those missteps and missed opportunities from Apple over the last few years.

Acronis Backup 12.5 features world's first blockchain-based data integrity verification and ransomware protection

Not only does Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced and Standard Editions ensure the authenticity and integrity of data backups by storing backup file checksum certificates in the blockchain database, but it also features automatic ransomware protection.

Eco Blade server: The most energy efficient high-performance blade server on the market

PSSC Labs have announced its new Eco Blade server platform, the most energy efficient server on the market offering power savings of up to 46 percent per server.

Intel Core i9: It's not whether you need 12 cores, but whether you'll pay for them

The processor market is heating up once again, with AMD and Intel back to having "core and speed" wars. But if the latest leak is accurate, Intel's next-generation silicon is likely to be out of most people's budget.

The quickest, simplest way to speed up an old, tired PC

Got an old PC? Here's how to breathe new life into your old desktop system.

With one small tweak, the iPad could replace the laptop

Apple clearly wants the iPad to replace the laptop. In fact, the company believes that it is already superior to the laptop. But it isn't.

Here's how to check if your favorite iOS apps are going to soon become obsolete

iOS 11 could be the end of the line for a lot of old apps. Here's how to find out if an app you rely on might stop working soon.

There's a handy shortcut menu hidden on your iPhone or iPad

Here's a simple trick that will make it much easier for you to find and use the buried features that you regularly use on your iPhone or iPad.

No TPM (Trusted Platform Module) in your PC? No problems, here's how to fit one

Want to use the Windows BitLocker feature but there's no TPM in your PC? No problems. Here's how you can fit one yourself for under $20.

Computer repair toolkit essentials for IT technicians

If you're in the business of repairing PCs, smartphones, or tablets, then you need the tools to help you get the job done in a fast, efficient, and safe way. Updated with reader suggestions May 2017.

Virtual digital assistants will overtake world population by 2021

All those Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, and Alexa installations are going to add up over the coming year, claims a forecast by Ovum.

AMD is making PCs and servers exciting again

Forget about smartphones and tablets, AMD is making the PC and server markets exciting again.

Here are the (bad) reasons why people disable automatic updates

Turns out there are a whole raft of - mostly bad - reasons why people disable automatic updates on their PCs and Macs.

Best tech purchases for under $50 (May 2017 edition)

What was the best bit of tech gadgetry and gear that I purchased during the past 30 days that cost under $50?

Stop disabling automatic updates, people!

If you're regularly delaying the roll out of patches and updates, then you're part of the problem. But then companies like Microsoft, Apple and Google are also a part of the problem.

Build a VR headset from an iPhone or Android smartphone for only $7

Want to get a VR (Virtual Reality) headset but don't want to spend big bucks on one? Here's how you can transform an iPhone or pretty much any Android handset into a cool VR headset.

Speed up your sluggish iPhone or iPad

Is your iPhone or iPad feeling a bit sluggish? Here's how to give it a refresh and get it working optimally again.

Five features the iPhone 8 needs to have (but probably won't get)

While Apple likes to focus on making new iPhones lighter, thinner, and faster, here are the top features I'd like to see baked into the next iPhone, but sadly probably won't get.

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