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He! Is! GROOT! Now in His Own Solo Series!

March 29, 2015 - 11:08 pm in Articles

New Solo Series Starring Groot Coming This June! This June, the Marvel Universe’s most famous tree is starring in his very own series! That’s right,GROOT #1 is coming – and you will NOT want to miss it! Comics rising star Jeff Loveness (Jimmy Kimmel…

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Top 11 Terms of Surrender in the War on Christmas

December 30, 2014 - 2:07 pm in Articles

Another Christmas has come and gone, but we’re still here. We have won the War on Christmas! To show that we are benevolent conquerors, we will only…

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Stuff we regret buying: 2014 edition

December 28, 2014 - 2:04 pm in Articles

We don’t just write about this stuff, we spend a significant amount of money on the products we cover. We each like to think that we have a good track…

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How to See Who’s Connected to Your Wi-Fi Network

December 17, 2014 - 1:00 am in Articles

Do you know who’s connected to your router’s Wi-Fi network? Take a look at the list devices connected to your Wi-Fi network from your router or computer to find out. Bear in mind that many devices connect to your Wi-Fi these days. The list will contain…

How to Pair Third Party Controllers with Your Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

December 7, 2014 - 12:29 am in Articles

Amazon offers a Bluetooth controller to pair with their Fire TV and Fire TV Stick media units but if you’re not a fan of shelling out $40 for a controller (especially if you already have some game controllers laying around) you don’t have to. Read on…

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How to Clean the Dust Out of Your Laptop

August 18, 2014 - 9:41 am in Articles

If you’ve had your laptop for a year or two, it may be full of dust. Dust clogs fans, vents, and heat sinks, preventing your PC from cooling down properly. You can remove a good amount of this dust, even if you can’t open your laptop. Dust build-up can…

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What You Need to Know About Upgrading Your Laptop’s Hardware

July 13, 2014 - 11:41 am in Articles

Laptops aren’t as easy to upgrade as desktop PCs. In fact, newer laptops are becoming harder to upgrade — but you still may be able to upgrade your laptop with more RAM or a solid-state drive. It’s generally a bad idea to buy a laptop with plans to upgrade…

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Buy Your Cable Modem Instead of Renting It to Save $4-8 Per Month

April 16, 2014 - 6:22 pm in Articles

When you sign up for cable Internet service, you need a modem. You’re often asked to choose between renting the modem from your Internet service provider for a monthly fee or buying it outright. If you’re already signed up for cable Internet service, you…

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Hard Disk Passwords Explained: Should You Set One to Secure Your Files?

April 14, 2014 - 7:34 pm in Articles

Many computers give you the option to set a “hard disk password” along with operating system passwords and BIOS passwords. This is different from encryption — a hard disk password doesn’t actually encrypt your files. Hard disk passwords fall into…

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Ask HTG: Should I Be Setting Static IP Addresses On My Router?

March 15, 2014 - 2:14 am in Articles

Routers both modern and antiquated allow users to set static IP addresses for devices on the network, but what’s the practical use of static IP addresses for a home user? Read on as we explore when you should, and shouldn’t, assign a static IP. Dear How-To…