All Articles by Rich Edmonds

Why mechanical keyboards are better than traditional membrane keypads

I made the switch to a mechanical keyboard five years ago, and I never looked back. Here's why I prefer mechanical keyboards for typing on and gaming.

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How to connect non-USB professional studio microphones to your PC

Here's how you connect a microphone that doesn't have compatible ports to your PC.

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Mother's Day UK gift guide for tech geeks

Live in the UK? Want to treat your mother to a unique gift this year? Check out this handy guide that's chock full of ideas.

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PC water-cooling project part three: Completing 'the Leviathan'

After ordering all the parts we needed for our water-cooling setup and cutting all tubing, we were ready to put everything together and perform a few test runs before using Mayhem's Pastel solution and benchmarking. Here's how it all played out.

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What 'Power over Ethernet' is and why you might want to use it

Power over Ethernet is essentially network cabling that carries electrical power. This helps reduce the number of connections required for devices to function, combining both data and power into a single cable.

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How to pick the right radiator for your PC water-cooling solution

Here's everything you need to know when it comes to choosing the right radiator or radiators for your PC water-cooling solution.

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This week's Deals with Gold take Xbox One gamers to the world of Eos

There are a number of solid Xbox One titles available for less as part of this week's Deals with Gold. Here are all the games you'll be able to save some money on.

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What do you want to see in the 2017 Windows Central Developer Program?

We're revamping the Windows Central Developer Program and need your help shaping the new version.

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Do Gunnar PC glasses really protect your eyesight? Here's a four-year eyes-on review

Gunnar glasses are specially designed glasses for use with a screen, be it the TV, a smartphone, or a PC. After wearing a pair for more than four years, how have they helped my eyesight?

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How to make your own Ethernet cable

It's easy to buy Ethernet cabling online or from your local store, but you're restricted to set lengths that may not be optimal for you. So why not pick up a few tools, some cabling and make your own? Here's how to get started.

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PC water-cooling project part two: Cut tubes, not corners

In part two of our water-cooling project, we look at cutting PETG tubing to size and then bending it to connect various components.

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A second look at the Steam Controller and a blossoming romance

I've spent a good number of months with the Steam Controller and I believe I'm ready to give an updated

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Save up to 28 percent on new Corsair CXM PSUs!

Should you be on the hunt for a new power supply, there's a cracking promotion currently underway over at Amazon where you can save up to 28 percent on the Corsair CXM series.

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AMD could launch four new Ryzen R5 chips on April 11th

AMD is getting ready to launch four Ryzen R5 SKUs, according to leaked information. If the report proves accurate, the company will launch the new mid-tier processors on April 11.

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How to 'shred' digital files and make sure they're permanently deleted

When it comes to data, recycling leaves traces of information on storage drives that can be retrieved using special software. However, this scenario can be avoided by "shredding" data rather than simply emptying your recycle bin. Here's how.

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AMD: Windows scheduler isn't to blame for Ryzen performance problems

AMD spoke out in an official blog post on the numerous theories surrounding Ryzen and the odd performance hits reported in certain games at lower resolutions. The company denies that it's related to Microsoft's OS, but the community thinks otherwise.

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Save big on Xbox One games with this week's Deals with Gold

Microsoft has confirmed what titles are part of this week's Deals with Gold promotion. Should you be on the hunt for some new games for your Xbox One or Xbox 360 you'll be able to save some pennies on select releases.

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How to tell which files are eating up your PC storage

There's nothing worse than running low on drive space. These handy tools can help you figure out what's taking up your valuable PC storage and regain control.

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How to install an Intel CPU

Installing a new Intel processor is an important step of any PC build or upgrade. Get it wrong and you could cost yourself hundreds of dollars. Here's how to install a new Intel CPU without issue.

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Control PC cable chaos with these combs

After getting your PC all configured and ready to go, you may be left wondering just what you can do with all those cables hanging around. Here's an affordable and quick mod to tidy up all your cabling.

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