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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  All historical content has been preserved and  imported into xenForo, including posts and current members.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 […]

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IP Camera Review: Belkin WeMo NetCam HD+ vs. D-Link Wireless HD Pan & Tilt Network Surveillance Camera

What defines an IP Camera? Price? Features? Design? Quality? As a spectator and dabbler in this developing home automation market, I think a good IP Camera has to have features that enable it to work together with other home automation products.  The Belkin WeMo NetCam HD+ (NetCam) and the D-Link Wireless HD Pan & Tilt […]

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Stream Video Games To Your Mobile Device

As a society, we are moving more and more towards mobile computing.  And while mobile devices do have the obvious benefit of being small, practical, and allowing us to have computing power just about anywhere, they do limit how much computing power we can carry around with us.  Granted, the computing power of smartphones and […]

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Android Security: NoRoot Firewall

Do you ever worry that your mobile applications may be secretly or unnecessarily connecting to the Internet?  Over the years, I have downloaded countless apps from the Google Play Store and found the vast majority of them accessing the Internet for reasons unrelated to their purpose or function.  An instant messaging app, for example, can […]

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Turn Your Old Smartphone Into A Security Camera

How often do you upgrade your smartphone? For many, a phone’s lifecycle is like this: here today, gone tomorrow. There are of course those of us who always want the newest smartphones.  Yet, even those of use who are not the early adopters typically swap out our phones every couple of years. We saw a […]