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Author - Maria Vera

Rearranging your workspace to improve your posture and reduce pain

Ergonomics is a word that gets bandied around a lot these days. If you’ve any experience working at a large company, then you’ve doubtlessly sat through at least one awkward slideshow extolling the virtues of sitting upright. Despite HRs cringeworthy presentations, the ergonomics of your setup are actually pretty important. Whether we’re talking about the desk where you prepare  company accounts or the sick battlestation you virtually slay your foes from, ergonomics can have a dramatic effect on your performance...

Top 10 tips to improve your sleep starting today

Sleep is one of the most important functions of the body. It allows you to  recharge your mental energy, rebuild the wear and tear from the day before, and all-around refreshes you for the day ahead. Sleep is so critical to our performance that even an hour short has a measurable effect on your cognitive ability, making your reactions slower and hindering your ability to make decisions. There’s a lot ot be said for making sure you catch enough z’s! This...

Enhance your microphone’s audio quality with these simple tips

So, you’ve got yourself a microphone — perhaps for streaming, or recording YouTube videos, or maybe you’re going to try your hand at podcasting. You plug everything in, lean in close, and greet the world... and it sounds terrible. Unfortunately, this situation is all too common for new users. Microphones are tricky pieces of kit, and you need to take some care with how you set them up  to ensure you get the best out of them. Real pros use really...

Solutions to your laptop frame rate woes

Struggling with low frame rates when gaming on a laptop can be a frustrating experience. Laptops typically have less power available than their larger cousins, and the sacrifices made to give them mobility often mean there’s less you can do to solve a problem. Start with the low hanging fruit – drivers and dedicated graphics When troubleshooting a frame rate issue, start with the low hanging fruit. Updating your graphics drivers takes only a few moments, and can have a dramatic effect...

Laptop overheating? Here’s how to fix it

Laptops give us an amazing amount of freedom. Whether it’s taking your work overseas or just shifting over to the couch, laptops give us mobility and convenience that even the smallest desktop can’t match. As technology advances and they grow slimmer, lighter and more powerful, laptops can perform all but the most demanding of tasks, extending that freedom even further. That convenience and mobility comes at a cost, however. The tight confines of a laptop’s case mean that cooling is more...