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Announcement: Website Improvements

We are continuing to implement infrastructure improvements on the PCMech website to ensure an even better site experience for all users.  I wanted to take a moment to share a couple of them with you.  Over the last couple of weeks we have upgraded both the commenting and site search systems on PCMech.  For article […]


Robot Vacuum Review: Neato Botvac vs. iRobot Roomba

Walking around a room while dragging an air-sucking vacuum machine really isn’t that fun. What is fun is owning a robot that does all the vacuuming for you. I think most people are familiar with the Roomba by now, but there’s a new competitor vacuuming people’s attention – Neato Robotics. Will Neato Robotics out clean […]

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Gaming 101 Series: Choosing A Gaming Mouse

Picking a new gaming mouse can be a daunting task.  With lots of fancy buzzwords and features listed on gaming mice pages, it makes the already difficult task of choosing a gaming mouse even harder for most people.  The industry has gone on a bit of a DPI (Dots Per Inch) binge over the last […]

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A Tale of Sadness, Frustration, and Data Loss

It started on a Saturday evening with my wife asking why our DVR suddenly stopped playing a show she was watching. I told her it was probably just some glitch, but I’d take a look. I walk into the family room to look, and the error basically stated that the underlying disk was no longer […]

Microsoft Windows 10

Preview Windows 10 Using VirtualBox

Microsoft has announced that it will release its next Operating System – Windows 10 – at the end of July of this year.  Like its predecessors, this version of Windows is also going to include a host of new features and capabilities, including increased security (i.e. support for two-factor authentication), virtual desktops, a personal digital […]

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Review: Fujikam FI-361HD Cloud Camera

People love being connected, and over the years, we’ve continued to develop technology that lets us connect with people no matter where we are in the world. Even some of the latest security cameras have this capability. The Fujikam FI-361 HD Cloud Camera is a great example, it connects people with their loved ones and […]

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Announcement: New Community Forum Software

I’m happy to announce to the PCMech community that we have upgraded our forum software from vBulletin to a new system called xenForo.  All historical content has been preserved and  imported into xenForo, including posts and current members.  I am very excited about this upgrade as the new system offers a host of new features […]

Hardware Temperature

Utilities For PC Temperature Monitoring

One of the fundamental requirements of a well functioning PC is that it is cooled properly at all times.  Today’s high- end systems include fast multi-core processors and often multiple graphics cards – components that offer great performance, but also generate a lot of heat.  While care must be taken to ensure that the PC […]