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Everything You Wanted to Know About Hard Disk Drives

Hard Drives ready for Testing

Information storage is the hard drive’s main responsibility. Think the electronic version of the old office filing cabinet. Everything you keep on your computer is on a hard drive. Not just documents, emails, contacts, favorites pictures, music and videos.

The Future of Technology :: The Internet of Things

The Future of Technology:: The Internet of Things

Internet of things is going to be the next big thing. According to an estimate, the IoT industry touches $7 – $19 trillion by the 2020 and a report by Gartner says that there will be 26 billion devices connected by Internet of Things by 2020.

Funny Computer Memes & What They’re Trying to Tell You

Computer Meme - Why slow

Now. Here’s a few memes created to teach you a lesson.

PUT THE DEVICE DOWN :: How Technology is Keeping us Up at Night


Bedtime and Gadgets: How Your Devices Could Be Disrupting Your Sleep.

Avoiding Moisture & Corrosion for Your Computers Can Save You Hundreds

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It is true that salt air will corrode hardware and electronics especially near the ocean/coast.

Gadgets, Gizmos and Tech Gifts…& They’re not just Computers :: GREAT GIFT GUIDE

Gadgets, Gizmos and Tech Gifts...& They're not just Computers :: GREAT GIFT GUIDE

Tech gift guides can sometimes feel like the neglected middle children of Gift Guide Land—too often I see them populated with afterthought items, a perpetuation of the notion that tech can’t be pretty.

Cool Cable Management :: ADD TO CART!

Cool Cable Management :: ADD TO CART!

Imagine a sleek and stylish haven for your gadgets, designed to conceal and charge them discreetly. This innovative gadget hideaway and charging booth combines functionality with elegance, offering a chic solution to keep your tech organized and ready while seamlessly blending into your modern lifestyle.

Pics that will SHOCK YOU – From the Funny & Not-so-Funny Files!

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Prepare for a Rollercoaster of Emotions: These Unusual and Surprising Images Will Leave You Awestruck! From the hilarious to the thought-provoking, these pictures offer a unique glimpse into the world’s quirky and unexpected moments.

4G For Optus – What does it mean for you?


Optus has announced it has switched on its 4G Plus network in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide. So what does that mean for you?

Get More from Your Excel Spreadsheets

Get More from Your Excel Spreadsheets

Don’t like that annoying habit Excel has of trying to guess the right format for a cell you’re updating? Here’s how to turn it off, plus other handy tips.

Miss Manners Tech Talk

Miss Manners Tech Talk

Okay. Put down your phone. It’s time to talk. For the Rue team, Instagram-ing is a way of life, but we realize we can spend our lives a little too glued to the screen. Sometimes, we need to disconnect and actually talk to the person across the table. So when do we indulge and when should we draw the line? It’s a constantly evolving question thanks to technology (Google Glass, anyone?) but it all comes down to what all etiquette is about- being considerate.

Is Your PC Battery Getting Enough Exercise?

Upscaled Laptop Batteries

Your laptop battery charges whenever your computer is plugged into external power through an AC Adapter, an optional power adapter, or an optional docking device. The battery charges whether the computer is off or in use, but it charges faster when the computer is off.