Computer Peripherals

How to Use Two Speaker Systems at Once on Your Computer

How to Use Two Speaker Systems at Once on Your Computer
Desktop and notebook computers can be connected to stereo speakers for a rich audio experience when listening to music, playing games or enjoying web content. New computers may have connections for multiple speakers, just like a home theater system,

How to Share Two Computers, One Keyboard & a Monitor

How to Share Two Computers, One Keyboard & a Monitor
Sharing a keyboard and mouse with several computers can be accomplished with a KVM switch. This is desirable for home users who have a combination of several personal computers and/or laptops. It is also commonly used in server rooms where a technici

How to Recover Lost Files From a USB

How to Recover Lost Files From a USB
When files have been permanently deleted from a USB pen drive, recovery is nearly impossible without a specialized application. These applications, called file carvers, are digital forensics tools used by experts and law enforcement to recover delete

How to Connect a Webcam to a Laptop

How to Connect a Webcam to a Laptop
Laptop manufacturers have become aware of this age of video communications, and most laptops sold in 2011 reflect this, with built-in webcams in the LCD assembly. But this hasn't always been the case, and video-ready with an older laptop means buying

How to Install a Lenovo Webcam

How to Install a Lenovo Webcam
IBM's Lenovo division offers online support and installation files for Lenovo USB webcams. If you don't have the installation CD that came with your Lenovo webcam, you can download both the device driver and device software package from the Lenovo su

How to Use a SanDisk Memory Card Reader

How to Use a SanDisk Memory Card Reader
You're back from vacation and you have a pocketful of your family's dearest memories. If you only have a desktop computer, the odds are that you're not equipped with any way to transfer those images to your photo programs. A SanDisk memory card reade

How to Use Your Webcam As a Motion Detector

How to Use Your Webcam As a Motion Detector
Besides the obvious purpose of showing who you are in real time online, you can also use your webcam for other reasons you probably would find necessary. Using your webcam as a motion detecting video capture device can help you see things happening w

How to Enable AutoRun for CDs in Windows & Mac

How to Enable AutoRun for CDs in Windows & Mac
Mode CD-ROM disks have pieces of code embedded in them that tells the operating system what to do when they are inserted into a computer. However, you can manually configure the AutoRun settings on both PC and Mac computers. When adjusting the AutoRu

How to Troubleshoot UPS

How to Troubleshoot UPS
Uninteruptable Power Supplies (UPS) are battery backup power devices. They are used in desktop computer and server-type environments. Computers, home and office networks, external storage devices, gaming devices and other devices can be backed up. UP

How to Share HP Imaging Devices & Scanners on a Network

How to Share HP Imaging Devices & Scanners on a Network
Sharing an HP imaging device and scanner on a network is done by first connecting the device to your network. After this has been done, you are then able to install and set up the software, which allows you to access the printer on a wired or wireles

How to Use a Logitech Dual Action Controller

How to Use a Logitech Dual Action Controller
The Logitech Dual Action Pad is a USB gaming controller for Windows that features a button layout similar to that of the PlayStation 2 controller. You can use the Dual Action Pad with any game or application that supports USB controllers. As with all

How to Record From a Webcam to a DVD

How to Record From a Webcam to a DVD
Most laptop computers come with a built-in video camera that you can use for recording messages to your co-workers, video chatting and for recording basic videos. On a desktop computer, you can add a webcam at little expense, as these cameras are far

How to Live Stream Private Events

How to Live Stream Private Events
Weddings, graduations and a child's first birthday are the kind of once-in-a-lifetime events that you hate to miss. Watching a video of the event after the fact is a poor substitute. Thanks to advances in live streaming, people who aren't able to att

How to Hook Up a Promethean Smart Board

How to Hook Up a Promethean Smart Board
A Promethean board is a type of "smart" white board that has a high level of interactivity. Images from your computer are be displayed on the board, and a set of digital pens and erasers allow you to digitally "draw" on the projected i

How to Know if a Laptop Is Wireless Enabled

How to Know if a Laptop Is Wireless Enabled
If you've purchased a laptop or you've borrowed one and you don't know if it contains a wireless (WiFi) connection, there are several steps you can take to determine if the laptop is wireless-enabled. These steps are specifically used with Windows-ba

How to Convert an Analog Phone to VoIP

How to Convert an Analog Phone to VoIP
VoIP telephone service can be an inexpensive and convenient alternative to traditional land-based phone service, using an Internet connection instead to provide telephone service. But purchasing VoIP-enabled telephones to replace your old analog devi

How to Make a Homemade Teleprompter

How to Make a Homemade Teleprompter
A teleprompter is a device that scrolls through a script while an actor or speaker reads the text. A teleprompter is an aid used while recording any type of video content, such as a video podcast, amateur news episode or documentary, or for public sp

How to Install a Kodak S100 Webcam

How to Install a Kodak S100 Webcam
The Kodak S100 webcam has a built-in microphone, 1.3 megapixels and a VGA sensor. If you've never installed a webcam before, you might not know where to start. The Kodak S100 features a user-friendly hinged mounting device and the product utilizes a
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