Computers Archive

Reviews of the Best PCIe Serial Port (Adapter) Cards

Very few interfaces have the rich, varied history of the serial port. They get there name from the way they transfer data. Just a single bit at a time, in a series. Serial technology laid the foundation for our modern communication protocols. USB stands for Universal Serial Bus. SATA stands for Serial ATA, which stands for Serial AT Attachment, which (strangely enough) stands for Serial …

Build the Ultimate Retro Gaming Machine: Old Skool NES Case for Raspberry Pi 3,2 and B+

The Raspberry Pi, a dirt-cheap portable computer, has made waves in the DIY and Modding communities. It’s the prime focal point for any embedded system. Unlike many systems that came before it, this isn’t just a micro controller. This is a full-blown computer that you can hold in the palm of your hand. One of the most popular uses for these systems is to build …

Reviews of the Quietest and Best 140mm Case Fans

When it comes to your systems performance, nothing is more important than your cooling system. Historically, beefy cooling systems were more important for individuals who wanted to overclock their computers. Today, they’re useful for anyone with a modern machine. Why is that? It all has to do with turbo mode. Let’s say that you have a latest generation I-series processor that runs at 4Ghz. You’ll …

Review of the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT

Whether you’re storing photos of your cat or your company’s financial data, storage is something that we just can’t do without. Like most technology, storage is improving at a slow and steady pace. But since the launch of the SSD, there haven’t been many announcements that make us sit back and go “Wow!” It’s not always easy to look back and think about how far …

Taking a Look at the Best Laptop Locking Cables

Thanks to modern slim and portable laptops, we can take our computers with us anywhere we want to go. It only takes a second to close the lid and throw it in a bag, making our digital lifestyle more convenient than it ever has before. Unfortunately, this comes with a trade-off. If your laptop allows you to grab and go with a moment’s notice, this …