Category: TechInfo

The Signs That Say Your Hard Drive is Dying

Think about the hardware that’s inside of your computer right now. What would you say is the most important part of it? That would be the piece of hardware which, if it failed, you would have the most trouble replacing to make the system exactly as it was before. Would you say the CPU? Or would you say the video card? Both of those are expensive pieces of equipment. They’re also the wrong answer! As a matter of fact, the most valuable thing in your computer is your hard drive. Why? Think about it: it’s got all of your data and all of your files. If you lost that, you wouldn’t be able to just get it all back! That’s why you need to watch your hard drive’s health carefully. You need to be able to spot the signs that your hard drive is dying. Otherwise, you’re going to have a really tough time predicting when you need to back […]

What You Need to Watch Out For in F2P MMOs

If you’ve ever taken the time to look for them, you’ve likely realized that there are a ton of F2P(free to play) MMOs out there. There’s a reason for this: people like to play games that don’t have a hefty price tag attached. However, despite the plethora of F2P MMOs out there and the success that many have them have attained, this doesn’t mean that they’re all worth checking out. In fact, if you’re not careful, F2P MMOs can provide you with the worst gaming experience of your life. For this reason, you need to be aware of just what you should be watching out for with any kind of MMO that doesn’t require you to drop cash on to play. Cash Shops The cold hard truth of the matter is that most F2P games usually require some kind of financial transaction if you’re looking to experience them to the fullest. There is after all costs involved in running any […]

Why eBooks Are Better Than Physical Books

One of the most common debates held nowadays is the one over whether physical books or ebooks are the better kind of book to have. With the onset of ebooks, it has become more and more common to see someone with a Kindle or a tablet of some kind reading rather than someone holding a solid book in their hands. A large number of people claim that old, regular books are the better way to go because there is so much more to be held there, but that is not necessarily the case. There are plenty of reasons for why ebooks are the better option and in the end it really all depends on your own personal preferences. But either way, here are a few reasons for why ebooks are better than physical books. Way Cheaper First and foremost is the fact that ebooks cost a fraction of the price of regular books. While you will pay three or four […]

Electronics You Should Never Buy Pre-owned

There are few things you might want to buy that are as expensive as electronic devices. It’s a sad fact of life, unfortunately. When you’re looking to buy one, you might be tempted to buy pre-owned just to save yourself the hassle of dealing with pushy store representatives trying to sell you extra items and to save a bit of extra cash, but buying pre-owned electronics can be a double-edged sword. It’s okay to buy a few things used, but there are some electronics that you should make sure not to purchase secondhand to avoid issues with them down the road. Just a side note, here: when we say pre-owned, we don’t mean refurbished. That’s another story. If an electronic has been returned to the manufacturer and refurbished, it’s sold to you in like-new condition and is usually okay. But if you’re buying from a small secondhand retailer or straight from the previous owner, be aware! A smart consumer never […]