How to Build a Cheap Android PC With Inexpensive Parts

Want a functioning Android PC? You can try installing Android on a computer or laptop, but consider yourself lucky if it works! Certain cheap parts, though, function without problems.

Here are some of the parts that you can use to build an Android PC.

Operating Systems

Before looking at the hardware, consider the operating systems on offer. You have a few options when it comes to running an Android computer.

Phoenix OS: The best installable version of Android—as of 2018—is Phoenix OS. The installation can be a little complicated. Read our Phoenix OS installation tutorial

The Ultimate How-To Guide for Chromebook Beginners


Chromebooks have deservedly earned a reputation for being easy-to-use, even for people who aren’t technologically savvy. Chromebooks aren’t just perfect for students, they’re also solid options for seniors.

But just because the operating system is straightforward, it doesn’t mean there aren’t some parts of it that require further explanation. Without further ado, here’s an ultimate how-to guide for your Chromebook.

How to Take a Screenshot on a Chromebook

Chromebooks offer two ways to take screenshots natively


How to Record Vinyl to Your Computer With Audacity

Creating digital copies of cherished analog recordings is a useful skill to have. Not only does it make listening to your collection easier, but you’re preserving the original medium by causing less wear over time.

Many modern turntables are already equipped with digital interfaces for this precise reason. Other setups will require some additional hardware, but none of it is beyond the reach of the vinyl hobbyist.

So let’s run through the process of recording and cleaning up your vinyl recordings.

Before You Begin: Getting Audacity

The first thing you’ll need to do is download Audacity for your operating system. Audacity is free, open […]

Why Robolinux Is the Best Linux for Windows Users

While switching from Windows to Linux carries several considerations, it’s simple enough to ease the transition. But what’s the best version of Linux for Windows users?

Robolinux is an operating system that targets Windows users who want to start learning and using Linux as painlessly as possible. In this article, we’ll cover what Robolinux is, how to install it, and more.

What Is Robolinux?

Robolinux, a Debian-based operating system, places a heavy emphasis on Windows and Linux integration. This is nothing new: Wine can already help you run Windows programs on Linux, for example.

Still, compatibility varies greatly. As such, running Windows in a […]

How to Turn Any Linux PC Into a Kodi-Based HTPC With Kodibuntu

Kodi is a massively popular open-source home theater PC (HTPC) media center. It’s available as an app for many operating systems and devices, as well as a standalone operating system (OS). Notably, the Raspberry Pi boasts a slew of standalone Kodi OSes.

While it’s available on Linux as an application, Kodibuntu is an awesome way to create a Linux-based Kodi media center. Learn how to use Kodibuntu to turn any Linux PC into a HTPC


8 Ways Linux Is Taking Over the World

Linux doesn’t only run on home computers. You will also find it in some much more exciting pieces of kit. It’s particularly common where the proprietary nature of Windows and macOS is not suitable. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most unusual ways people and companies around the world have used Linux.

1. Large Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator. It’s a 17-mile long circular tube that’s buried 175 meters below the French-Swiss border near Geneva.

It’s common knowledge that the facility has been resounding success from a scientific perspective. […]

The Chmod Command and Linux File Permissions Explained

So you’ve sliced your way through all the common misconceptions about Linux, found a flavor of Linux that you like, but now you’re confused because you haven’t the faintest clue about terminal commands and Linux file permissions?

Or maybe you have a website that’s hosted on a Linux server and you’ve run into some file permission issues that can only be solved with some command line magic.

Regardless, one of the most essential Linux commands to learn


How to Disable UEFI to Dual Boot Any Operating System

Have you ever tried to install a second operating system alongside Windows? Depending on what you tried to install, you might have encountered the UEFI Secure Boot feature. If Secure Boot doesn’t recognize the code you’re trying to install, it will stop you. Secure Boot is handy for preventing malicious code running on your system. But it also stops you booting some legitimate operating systems, like Kali Linux, Android x86, or TAILS.

But there is a way around it. This short guide will show you how to disable UEFI Secure Boot to let you dual boot any operating system you like.

UEFI […]

How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10 From a Previous Release

With the release of Ubuntu 17.10, came loads of big changes, like GNOME replacing Unity as the default desktop, window buttons going back to the right, the ability to move the dock, and no 32-bit desktop version. There’s also a new default display server and default display manager.

Ubuntu 17.04 was a non-LTS release, which means it only has a 9-month support cycle. As of January 13, 2018, Ubuntu 17.04 has reached end of life and will no longer receive software and security updates. It’s recommended that you upgrade to 17.10.

Ubuntu 16.04 is an LTS release and will still be supported […]