Free Microsoft Office Alternatives

No Microsoft Office on your PC or Mac? No extra budget to pay $70 per year for an Office license? Don’t fret! There are several Microsoft Office alternatives out there that support word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, and many more…

NVIDIA SHIELD TV Is Basically Silent

I recently obtained an NVIDIA SHIELD TV, which is one of the best Android TV boxes available today. I was originally hesitant to purchase it as it has active cooling with a fan. However, after hearing some reports that the…

Graphics Card Makers and Semi-Passive 0dB Fan Modes

In recent years, video card makers have come to realize that even though gamers want powerful, well-cooled GPUs, they don’t always want to listen to a vacuum cleaner, especially when there are no game or movie sounds to cover up…

List of Fanless Intel Skylake Core M Notebooks & Tablets

If you’re looking for a silent, fanless portable computer, Intel Core M processors may fit your bill. While the previous generation Broadwell Core M allowed for silent computing, the performance was somewhat lackluster. The current generation Skylake Core M3, Core…

NVIDIA GTX 1080, 1070 & 1060: Best for Silent PC Gaming?

The GeForce 10 series of graphics cards from NVIDIA are extremely powerful, but also power-efficient, making them ideal candidates to use for a silent gaming computer. Of the 3 cards currently available, which should you choose? The answer depends on…

Silent Home NAS Finally A Reality in 2016?

Information Week reports that SSD prices are falling fast and capacity will surpass HDDs in 2016. I hope this is true, as that will mean that we can finally have affordable silent home storage solutions, something I’ve been waiting a…

Costco Surface 3 Bundles Save $80

Costco has a great deal with a couple of Surface 3 bundles that can save you $80 off the retail price. The two bundles available are: $599: Surface 3 (2GB RAM / 64GB Storage), Type Cover (black), Surface Pen (silver)…

Microsoft Surface 3 Fanless Finally

Microsoft announced the Surface 3 on March 31, 2015. This new Surface device is essentially a smaller version of the Surface Pro 3 launched last year, but with the most important difference (for silence) being that it is fanless! Check…

Looking Forward To 2014: New Tech On The Way

Happy 2014! The year of 2013 introduced a lot of cool products and revisions, including the release of new game consoles (Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft XBox One), updated phones from Apple (iPhone 5s/5c) and Google (Nexus 5), a more…