How to Add a New DWORD in Regedit

Regedit is the command used to launch the Registry Editor in Windows operating systems. A DWORD value, which stands for Double Word, is one of the five main data types handled by the Registry Editor. A DWORD value can hold a maximum of 32 bits. The registry displays these in decimal or hexadecimal values and…

10 strategies for beating “programmer’s block”

“Writer’s Block” is a real thing, but “Programmer’s Block?” According to computer science professor at Oregon State University, Heather Knight, programmers are just as subject to getting blocked as writers, but programmers do not have a host of self-help resources with insights applicable to programming. However, she discovered that many of the writing books for…

Quick tips to make Linux networking easier

If you either work on a Linux desktop, or administer a Linux server, there might be times when frustration sets in over networking issues. Although Linux has made significant advances over the years, there are still instances where the standard troubleshooting or optimizations won’t work. To that end, you need to have some tricks and…

Best gaming PC: 8 of the top rigs you can buy in 2017

PC gaming has never been in better shape. AMD is making the processor scene competitive again with affordable octo-core processors, Nvidia is almost definitely aiming to up the ante with the GTX 1080 Ti and Intel may even bepreparing 12-core chips. As such, there’s no time like the present to fork over the cash for…

7 Ways To Free Up Hard Disk Space On Windows

Hard drives are getting larger and larger, but somehow they always seem to fill up. This is even more true if you’re using a solid-state drive (SSD), which offers much less hard drive space than traditional mechanical hard drives. If you’re hurting for hard drive space, these tricks should help you free up space for…

How to Find and Remove Duplicate Files on Any Operating System

Search for a duplicate-file-finder and you’ll find yourself bombarded with junkware-filled installers and paid applications. We’ve put together lists of the best free duplicate-file-finders so you can save some time. The applications here cover Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and even Android. Apple’s iOS doesn’t offer a user-visible file system, so you can’t do this on an…