Xbox Controller Not Connecting to PC? 9 Fixes

Thanks to Microsoft’s Xinput controller standard, almost every Windows game for the past few years works seamlessly with an Xbox controller . That is, if your Xbox controller itself is properly connected to your PC. If your Xbox controller is not connecting to your PC, here are the most effective fixes. Identify Your Xbox Controller […]

How to Fix a Kernel Mode Heap Corruption BSOD

If your Windows PC suffers a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error , it’s a sign that your PC has become unstable. Corrupt files, outdated drivers, failing hardware – they can all cause a BSOD error to appear. These often come with unusual error names, such as a “kernel mode heap corruption” BSOD. A kernel […]

Avast UI Failed to Load? 5 Ways to Fix

Avast Antivirus uses multiple live shields, dubbed Core Shields, to protect your computer against malicious threats in real-time. But you still need to rely on the Avast user interface (UI) occasionally. Not only does it let you perform intensive scans for hidden forms of malware , it also allows you to make configurations to how […]

What is VulkanRT and Is It Safe?

Game developers are innovators, but they can’t do it alone. A crucial component of any successful game is the technology that allows the game to be played on PCs and consoles. APIs like DirectX and VulkanRT allow your Windows PC to create the environments necessary for you to play the games you enjoy. VulkanRT (or […]

4 Best Arcade Emulators for Windows

There’s something magical about arcades. A dark-lit room, neon lights, and the chatter of dozens of excited gamers, perhaps punctuated by the hard impact of an air hockey table in the distance, makes the games come alive. While you might not be able to capture that atmosphere at home, you can play some of your […]

Xbox Game Bar Not Working? 10 Fixes to Try

The Game Bar in Windows 10 tries to bring a little of that Xbox magic to Windows computers. By simply pressing the Windows key and G, you can summon the Game Bar at any time. This allows you to quickly check in on your gaming-related notifications and activate features such as game recording. Usually it’s […]

How to Fix Google Drive “Download quota is exceeded” Error

One of the great things about Google Drive is that you can download, share, and collaborate on files with many people. However, once those teams get large or you’re trying to upload big files, you can run into usage limits. Those usage limits can lead to the error that your “Download quota is exceeded”.  There […]

How to Change Your Wi-Fi Channel (And Improve Performance)

Are you finding your Wi-Fi slower and dropping connections lately? Chances are your Wi-Fi router is broadcasting on the same channel as someone else, or maybe several people. Just like radio, Wi-Fi broadcasts use channels. Imagine two local radio stations, being on the same channel. How would that work? It doesn’t and that’s a good […]

10 Best 3D Printed Raspberry Pi Cases

Raspberry Pis are getting more popular, and it’s no wonder. You can do so much with so little when you use a Raspberry Pi. These tiny computers that run on Linux are portable and affordable, often making them the perfect solution for your projects.    It’s a good idea to get a case for your Pi […]

Google Assistant for Chromebook: How to Set Up and Use It

Google Assistant wasn’t officially integrated into the Chromebook until the release of Chrome OS 77 in 2019. Before that, many Chromebook users relied on an experimental version of the virtual assistant from the Chrome Flags menu . When setting up your Chromebook , you should get a prompt to configure Google Assistant. If you missed […]