Could We Quit It With Stereotypes About “Tech Gifts For Women?”

Tis the season for that perennial favorite: yet more lists of “tech gifts for women.” It seems like every year I run across this rubbish on one site or another, and it gets more annoying every time. Here’s one of this year’s entries, but they’re all pretty much the same, assuming that women only want … Continue reading Could We Quit It With Stereotypes About “Tech Gifts For Women?”

Tech Facepalm: Why Does AMD Make Graphics Drivers For Windows 7 and Windows 10, But Not For Windows 8.1?

A few weeks ago, the graphics card on my PC finally gave up the ghost. What should have been a simple replacement turned into a frustrating example of bureaucratic nonsense. My old card was an AMD Radeon R9 390. Decent for its time, and I would have kept using it if it hadn’t decided to … Continue reading Tech Facepalm: Why Does AMD Make Graphics Drivers For Windows 7 and Windows 10, But Not For Windows 8.1?

Hands-On With The Samsung Galaxy S4, Plus Antivirus For Android

I recently had the opportunity to test-drive the Samsung Galaxy S4 from Verizon. If you're looking for a powerful smart phone with some of the features of a tablet, this might be the device for you. Related article: Galaxy S4: Vivid Color, Vibrant Performance by Triona Guidry (The Northwest Herald) The Galaxy S4 looks similar … Continue reading Hands-On With The Samsung Galaxy S4, Plus Antivirus For Android

Six Things Every PC User Needs To Know About Windows 8.1

The new Windows 8.1 affects you, even if you're still using previous versions of Windows. Here's what you need to know about the upgrade. First Rule of Windows 8.1: There Is No Start Menu Microsoft's been shouting it from the rooftops: "The Start button's back! The Start button's back!" Except that doesn't mean what you … Continue reading Six Things Every PC User Needs To Know About Windows 8.1