Keep your browser under control and get the most out of it: this are the best Chrome extensions

Google Chrome, Google’s web browser, came a couple year ago and since then, its popularity has soared among all kind of users. Its main strengths? The great versatility and browsing speed it offers to our computers.

Another of the reasons of its great success has been the possibility to use extensions and web application to increase the capacity of the browser according to developers and users wishes. Let’s get to know the best 11 Chrome extensions.

Adblock Plus

Adblock Plus

Adblock Plus is one of the most popular Chome extensions loved and hated in equal parts, of all the Chrome extensions. Thanks to it, we can forget all about ads, those annoying web pup-ups and even those of Youtube videos. We will have the option to disable them on many pages, but it is as simple as making a click and Adblock Plus will remember it.

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How much RAM do I need? Select the best memory for your PC

When we buy a new computer, many times we stop to think how much RAM is needed for our day to day activities. It is easy to let yourself be convinced by the vendors, or the desire to have the “best of the best.” But before spending our hard-earned savings, you should think about the use that you will give to the machine.

How to choose the memory

[toc]In all cases, it’s usual to buy RAM memory in an even number of modules. That way you can take advantage of a motherboard feature (the models from the latest few years have it) that lets you use both modules at the same time during the execution of tasks (what is known as Dual Channel). So, I will focus on memory amounts that are multiples of 2. To obtain performance from 4GB of RAM or more, you must have a 64-bit operating system.

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How to install Windows 10 and Windows 7/Windows 8 with Dual Boot

The method is simple. We need a spare hard drive or at least an accessible partition. If our hard drive has enough space, we can also free up some space for the partition that will host Windows 10. That’s the way we will do it. We just need a previously installed Windows 7 or Windows 8.

First step: Free up some space for the Windows 10 Partition

From Windows 7, the disk manager can resize partitions to make them bigger or smaller. We will free up 30 GB out of the 120 GB so we have enough space for Windows 10. It has to be unused space. It is not advisable to give less than 60 GB per System, so if you have a smaller unit, perhaps it would be better to make the installation in a separate hard drive since the installation process is pretty much the same.

We will open the disk management (diskmgmt.msc) and look for the unit we want to resize. Right click it and then resize. We will leave enough space. By default, Windows leaves it in half. That is good enough for us. After reducing the size of the drive, we can go to the next step.

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EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Classified ACX 2.0+

EVGA announced its new graphics card, the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Classified ACX 2.0+, the third most powerful GeForce GTX 980 Ti, just under the GTX 980 Ti Classified K|np|ng and the GTX 980 Ti Hybrid.

So we are thus faced with a 28nm manufactured GPU GM200-310-A1 which consists of 2816 CUDA cores, 176 TMUs and 96 ROPS at a base/turbo frequency of 1190/1291 MHZ (vs. 1000/1076 MHz mod .ref) with 6 GB of memory at 7000 MHz (reference speed) along with a 384 memory interface. The GPU comes alive through a 14 + 3 phase VRM powered by 2 8-pin PCI Express connectors, meaning this a model focused on an aggressive overclock.

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Nvidia almost has its GTX 950 Ti graphic card ready

Maybe AMD is not giving Nvidia much of a war, but that doesn’t mean that the guys at Santa Clara can rest on their laurels. That’s why they are preparing the GTX 950 Ti as a substitute of the old GTX 750 and 750 Ti that have been among us for over a year and a half now.

The new chip included has the GM206-250 denomination, a new GM206-300 version of the GTX 960, and being of the same GTX series (not the GT) should give it a good performance at 1080p games, but at a more affordable price than the GTX 960 (which can be now found in some models for less than 200 dollars).

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How to expand the RAM of the Synology DS1515?

Many NAS from Synology, and especially in certain ranges, they have the possibility to expand their RAM, even if it’s not particularly supported. One of the differences between two models such as the DS1515 and the DS1515+ is that the second one supports up to 6 GB of RAM through an accessible SODIMM slot on one of its sides.

The DS1515 comes with 2 GB of RAM, an interesting amount for a NAS. The best part is that the 2 GB of 1600 DDR3 RAM are mounted on a SODIMM slot. We can mount up to 4 GB of 1600 DDR3 in this slot as long as they are low voltage, therefore 1.35 modules. The only difficulty is that we need to gain space between the NAS’s motherboard and the storage slots so that we can extract the old module and install the new one. Unmounting it will oblige us to almost unmounts the whole NAS, because of the connection “riser’s”, so it’s best to just make some space to be able to unblock the installed DIMM and replace it for a new one.

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Acer E5-573G-57HR & E5-573G-59C3 Gaming Laptop

Budget laptops is what Acer is famous for, but this company can build luxury models as well. These 2 notebooks – E5-573G-57HR and 573G-59C3 have an appearing design and great features that will surprise many Acer fans. Good performance, several connectivity options and attractive looking laptop surface is what Aspire E5-573G series is known for.

Acer E5-573G-57HR



With the mid-range price of $560, the hardware this Acer model will satisfy most of your needs. The usual i5-4200U is replaced with a more powerful i5-5200U processor while graphics are ran by Geforce 940M. You’ll be able to store a lot of movies, programs and games since this laptop has a huge 1TB hard drive. There’s one difference E5-573G models have – storage and display. E5-573G-59C3 has a 8GB SSD as a cache can boot windows 8 super fast and a 1366×768 screen. On the other hand, E5-573G-57HR has a Full HD display.

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Toshiba high-end laptops are not far behind with the new Satellite S

4K screens, Broadwell dedicated graphics and Intel quad-core processors are some of the specifications that we see in these machines.

The high-end line also deserved a place in all the presentations that Toshiba has made today, and that gap has been covered by the Satellite S series, a line of laptops with screens that can reach 3840 x 2160 pixels (UltraHD) in the most exclusive models, or 1080p and 1600 x 900 on the most basic ones. There will be the option to enjoy a touch panel.

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ASUS N550JX-DS71T & N550JX-DS74T Gaming Laptop

IPS technology (Supporting up to 178-degree wide viewing angles) and Full HD resolution are found on both models – N550JX-DS71T and N550JX-DS74T. And the display they have actually has a touch screen, something not many laptops can brag about. Even if you don’t really need this feature, there are many people who would love to have a Windows 8.1 laptop with a touch screen.


[toc]The heart of this laptop is made out of a quad processor, Intel Corei7-4720HQ, which has awesome performance. It’s speed will handle most of the demanding tasks and Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M graphics card is capable of handling even the contemporary games. It has 2GB or dedicated vram, which is quite enough for most operations.

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ASUS C201PA-DS01/DS02 11.6 Inch Chromebook Specs, Reviews

In a short amount of time, Chromebook has grown from a new player on the market to a serious contender in an entry-level laptop market. It’s simple to use and offers only the most basic features, which is why it’s price is set quite low – at $199.

This part of market has been Intel’s playground, where only Nvidia Tegra dares to venture. But now, if you decide to go for Asus C201, you will be getting an ARM-powered device with Chrome OS in its core. We all know how reliable Asus is, which tells you a lot about how good Chromebook 2 actually is.

ASUS C201PA Chromebook

Good price amd formidable features is something many most buyers want, but not all of them will recognize what makes this laptop going. Its processor is not Intel or AMD made. New Rockchip RK3288 is an interesting newcomer to the market as it doesn’t use a lot of power but delivers high performance. Base clock speed is 1.8GHz, which makes this processor one of the best choices when it comes to value for money.

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