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How to Reduce Your Computer Energy Usage

Do you care about energy consumption? Some think that energy conservation is a fad, or perhaps something in which only the "green movement" people are interested. However, whether you're environmentally conscious or not, there are good reasons why it's smart to reduce your computer's power use.


How to Prolong the Life of Your PC

Are you feeling like your PC has become a little sluggish? Is a new system just not in the budget right now? There are things you can do to prolong the life of your PC. One of the most important things you can do is a good computer cleanup.


Crowdsourcing Computer Processing Power Through PC Utilities

Do you have some CPU cycles to spare? Of course you do. Most modern computers have far more processing power than the average user needs. Unless you're running a game or some high-end video editing software, chances are you'll never even hit the limits of your processor - and if you leave your


History of Encryption

What makes a password secure? The concept of encryption (converting information into code) is not new. In fact, as you can see below, it started with the Spartans in 500 BC; they would rearrange the position of letters within a text. Through the years, this process has become more sophisticated,