The Ultimate Guide to Computer RAM

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RAM (short for Random Access Memory) is an essential part of every computer, because it holds all of the data your computer is currently using. Think of it as your computer’s short-term memory, whereas the hard drive is more like long-term memory.

Why is RAM important? How much RAM do you need, and how fast does it need to be? We’re going to answer those questions, and hopefully clear up some common myths about RAM along the way.

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What is a Mechanical Keyboard? Guide to Buying a Mechanical Keyboard

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Your keyboard is the part of your computer with which you have the most contact. But despite all the time many people spend with their keyboards, very few consider the variety of choices available.

So, what options are there for your keyboard, and how do you know when you’ve found the right keyboard for you? And what are these “mechanical” keyboards you keep hearing about?

Read on to get an intro to mechanical keyboards, or just watch this video:

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10 Cool Gadgets and Apps for Home Automation

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Note: We at Logical Increments have been curious about home automation technology for some time. This is a contributed article from Modernize. We do not endorse the products listed in this post because we have not used them, but we do find the future of home automation interesting and exciting.

From smartphone apps to bluetooth technology and sophisticated computer-compatible devices, home automation isn’t what it used to be. In fact, there are more options to choose from these days than there ever were before, and that can be a little overwhelming. We at Modernize selected 10 of the coolest home automation gadgets and apps available right now.

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What’s an SSD? Here’s everything you need to know (with video)

For a long time, the only way to store information on your PC in a long term, easily accessible manner, was to use a hard drive disk, which is a technology that dates all the way back to the 1950s. The refrigerator-sized IBM 305 computers shown below held 3.75 megabytes of data each, which is just about the amount of data used to store one photo taken by a modern mobile phone.

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The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Computer Mouse

The average PC user spends several hours a day touching a computer mouse, making it one of the most critical computer peripherals. And yet, few PC users spend much time considering mice before purchasing one that they’ll end up using for years.

Today, PC users have an enormous variety of mice to choose from, as well as numerous factors to consider before choosing the best mouse for them. Everyone’s hand is a little different, so it makes sense that different hands may prefer different mice.

This guide should serve as a primer to help find your hand the best possible mouse companion. We’ve separated the guide into four sections based on the four main criteria to consider when selecting a mouse: comfort, precision, button layout, and extra features.

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