A BAFFLED Apple iMac owner has discovered a spider living inside the screen of his computer – and has no idea how to get it out. In a video posted to YouTube, Timothy Buchanan showed the eight-legged critter darting around his iMac screen, completely blocked off from the outside world. "This little guy is crawling around behind the screen. He's clearly visible," Timothy explains in the video. "At first, we thought it was a digital spider – like someone was playing a trick or something. "But this thing is real. Anyone know how to get him out?" The spider seems to be stuck between the display panel and the pane of screen glass that protects it. That's entirely possible, of course. On a 2017 iMac, the gap between the display panel and the pane of glass is two millimetres. It's common for spiders to be much smaller than this, down to even half a millimetre in thickness. There are a few give-aways in the video that suggest this is a real spider. For a start, the spider appears … [Read more...] about Spider gets trapped INSIDE Apple iMac computer screen – and owner has no idea how to get it out
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The PCG Q&ARead the complete archive of PCG Q&As here. Below are some highlights:Which game character do you hate?What's your favorite non-violent game?When is teabagging okay in FPS games?It's a familiar experience: you spend a bunch of money on a dazzling PC, then four years later it's somehow just hovering above minimum specs for that new FPS you've had your eye on. You check your bank account. An upgrade is just about within reach, sort of. You put your holiday plans on hold, because this game can't wait damn it. This weekend, we ask: which game made you upgrade your PC? Here are our answers, but more importantly, we'd like to read your comments below. Philippa Warr: Dota 2I put off buying a desktop PC for as long as possible, making use of a bootcamped Macbook to play games including Dota 2. It was a well-documented disaster. I had to run Skype through my phone to use voice chat with friends, which meant I couldn't have sound on from my laptop, so I spent months … [Read more...] about What was the first game you upgraded your PC to play?
Even though many PC users enjoy building their own systems, there's nothing wrong with buying a prebuilt machine - especially when they're on sale. Right now, an Acer Aspire desktop PC with a 7th-gen Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM is on sale for just $339.99 from Newegg's eBay store.The full specs of this machine include a Core i5-7400 processor with Intel HD 630 graphics, 8GB of DDR4 RAM (upgradable to 32GB), a 2TB SATA 7200RPM hard drive, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0. Not a bad deal at all, especially considering the included Windows 10 Home license and 8GB of RAM.There is a PCI Express card slot, but the 300W PSU doesn't include a six-pin connector for a GPU. This means you'll be limited to GPUs that don't need that extra power, like this GTX 1050 Ti. Once you add that card and a cheap SSD, you'll have a pretty decent 1080p gaming rig, even compared to what you can build yourself. You could also add a modest PSU upgrade and be able to use faster GPUs like the GTX 1060 and … [Read more...] about Get an Acer Core i5 PC with 8GB RAM from Newegg for just $340
We often describe the PC as having its own ecosystem, as though it’s some form of living entity, and the symbiotic relationship between each component is almost a perfect example of Aristotle’s (oft misparaphrased) saying: “The whole is more than the sum of its parts.” Admittedly, the Greek philosopher was likely referring to metaphysics and ideologies, but we'll pretend he was talking about computers.After all, you only have to take one core component out of the typical system to render the machine incapable of function. But by themselves, the components hold far less value. So when something dramatic happens—like, say, the price of RAM skyrockets—it's tempting to buy cheaper components. Makes sense! But before you choose what memory to buy, you should make sure you understand how memory works and what your money gets you. So let's bust out the magnifying glass and shine a light on the volatile world of memory.The obsession with memory speedWhat is … [Read more...] about What you need to know when you’re upgrading your RAM
Speculating on RAM pricing is not the easiest thing to do, especially when there are conflicting reports. For example, back in January there was a report that DRAM prices might actually (finally!) start to come down sometime this year, after having more than doubled over the past year and half. Now, however, there is talk of DRAM pricing heading north by as much as 10 percent. So what changed between mid-January and the first week of March? According to "industry sources" that Digitimes spoke with, there is rising demand for DRAM chips by smartphone manufacturers and especially datacenters. The good news is that Samsung, SK Hynix, and Micron are all planning to kick up production. All combined, the market could see a 30 percent uptick in the number of memory chips produced. Unfortunately, that will not be enough to offset the rising demand, which is the bad news. The aforementioned sources say price quotes for memory chips are expected to rise by at least 5 percent and maybe twice that … [Read more...] about Demand from datacenters could push RAM prices even higher in 2018