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Matthew DeCarlo

Matthew DeCarlo has been in digital publishing for more than a decade, during which time he has authored and edited thousands of technology articles including industry news, hardware and software reviews, product buying guides, how-tos, editorials, in-depth explainers, trivia, and more. He’s a veteran at computer repair, has been infatuated with PCs since playing The Oregon Trail and is fascinated by future technologies such as IoT, AI, brain emulation, and nanotech. Along with a lifetime of sponging information on subjects spanning from pet psychology to copy style guides, he has spent years pursuing minimalist outdoor living and exploring the primitive roots of mankind. Side interests include health/wellness, cycling, strength training, gardening, foraging, and fishing. When not in front of a PC, he can be found anywhere that trees might be.
How Much Does a Gaming PC Cost? A Beginner’s Guide

How Much Does a Gaming PC Cost? A Beginner’s Guide

The Short Answer: A high-end gaming PC will cost you well over $1000 dollars if you need top-end processing power and want to splurge on luxuries like liquid cooling. But you can build a good gaming PC for less than $1,000 that can handle most modern games at medium...

How to Make a DIY Keycap Puller with Paperclips

How to Make a DIY Keycap Puller with Paperclips

Looking to install some new keycaps? Need to clean your mechanical keyboard in a pinch? Maybe you just want to bend paperclips for a little while? No matter the case, learning how to make a sturdy DIY keycap puller might just come in handy. Thanks to Reddit user...

ESDF: Elevate Your Game with This WASD Alternative

ESDF: Elevate Your Game with This WASD Alternative

While not widely discussed among PC gamers these days, ESDF may be most memorable as being a popular keyboard layout among Doom and Quake players in the mid-90s. Today, ESDF isn't likely to be on your radar unless you're an old school PC gamer or someone who’s looking...

How to Build a Gaming PC: The Interactive Guide (+ Videos)

How to Build a Gaming PC: The Interactive Guide (+ Videos)

Learning how to build a gaming PC can be intimidating, especially if you've never built or upgraded one before. Fortunately, it's much easier than you might think. Once you've picked your PC parts, it's simply a matter of plugging things in where they fit. We’ll walk...

LCD Panel Types Explained: IPS vs. TN vs. VA

LCD Panel Types Explained: IPS vs. TN vs. VA

Between all the display resolutions, refresh rates and other screen technologies available today, shopping for monitors is more difficult than ever. While this article won’t cover all the angles involved with buying a new LCD, it will explain the differences between...