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How to connect a laptop to a TV (or external monitor)

How to connect a laptop to a TV (or external monitor)

In an age where we have big monitors and even bigger TVs that can connect to your laptop in all kinds of ways, it seems like a waste not to use them to extend your laptop display. Here we show you how to connect your laptop to an external TV or monitor. Related: 15 Android …

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Raspberry Pi 4 as a desktop computer: is it really viable?

Raspberry Pi 4 as a desktop computer: is it really viable?

There is no doubt that the Raspberry Pi 4 is significantly more powerful than its predecessors. It is based on the faster ARM Cortex-A72 microarchitecture and features four cores set at slightly higher clock speeds. The graphics subsystem is also significantly beefed up, running at twice the maximum stock clocks as the outgoing model. Everything …

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Laptop touchpad not working?  Here are 9 fixes

Laptop touchpad not working? Here are 9 fixes

The touchpad is an age-old feature, having long replaced the “pointing device” (or what I liked to call the “nipple”) as a standardized alternative to mouse control on a laptop. But if your touchpad stops working while you’re on the move, or in some other situation when you don’t have a spare mouse handy, you …

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How to install Arch Linux on Raspberry Pi

How to install Arch Linux on Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a versatile credit card sized computer that can be used for a variety of electronic projects. The advantage of the Raspberry Pi is that you have the flexibility to install different operating systems and you are not limited to the Raspberry Pi operating system. This includes Arch Linux, which is revered …

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How to turn off Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) in your router

How to turn off Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) in your router

By default, many routers have a Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) that allows you to connect to your router without needing its SSID and password. However, WPS makes your router vulnerable hacker attacks. Therefore, you may want to disable WPS in some cases. Below we will see how to disable WPS as well as the pros …

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How to make a Raspberry Pi 4 case with fan

How to make a Raspberry Pi 4 case with fan

The new Raspberry Pi 4 is significantly more powerful despite sharing the same small form factor as its predecessors. With great performance, however, higher power consumption. The Raspberry Pi 4 therefore generates much more heat than the older Pi models. Without active cooling, the Raspberry Pi 4 will thermally accelerate even under moderate loads. Fortunately, …

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