7 Creative Ways to Organize All Your Cables

All the incredible technology available today is amazing, and it certainly makes our lives easier in a lot of ways, but it does present one problem: all the unsightly cables and cords that ruin a room’s décor. The wires attached to your computer alone are enough to create a sense of clutter. They’re are easily tangled and seem to always be a mess, so we’ve found some creative ways to keep wires from ruining the look of a room.

1. This bamboo charging station is simple and sleek:
2. These cable twisters are nice pops of color, and they keep the wires from tangling together:

3. You can make your own charging station yourself! Personalize it to match the surrounding

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How To: Get Your Keyboard Actually Clean

If you’re reading this on your computer right now, take a second and look at your keyboard. It probably doesn’t look as nice as it did when you first started using it. Most people like to enjoy coffee and snacks while working at their computers, and as a result, a lot of debris builds up underneath the keys. Dirty keyboards can cause your device to not function as well, and the buildup of germs can lead to health problems, so it’s important to keep everything as clean as possible.

By far the simplest way to get the grime out is to use Cyber Clean, which molds to any surface and picks up the dirt that gets trapped in everyday items. … Read more...

6 Jobs Technology Made Obsolete

If you want to measure how much technology has changed our culture, a good place to look is the job market. Occupations that were once necessary have become obsolete due to the progression of technology, and it’s fascinating to see how different the world was before it evolved into what we know now. Here are some weird jobs you’re not about to see listed on indeed.com.

1. Human computer

 

The term “computer” used to mean ” one who computes.” These people performed mathematical calculations before electronic computers became available.

2. Elevator operator

Back when elevators needed to be operated manually, people were hired to do that job. It eventually progressed to frequently double as a tour guide position. This … Read more...

Laptop Buying Guide – Top 10 Features to Look For

Time to buy a laptop computer? Take a look at the options, and you’re likely to get a little overwhelmed at the many choices. Here at P.C. Richard & Son we make the process of choosing just the right computer as easy as possible. We’ve created this handy buying guide containing the top 10 features to look for in a laptop.

1. Size and weight

Most likely you’ll be transporting your laptop, so its size and weight matter. Heavier laptops weigh around 5 pounds, whereas ultra-light computers come in at around 3 pounds. The diameter of the device is also important, as you want to be able to easily fit it in your briefcase or laptop backpack.

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Back To School – Choosing the Right Laptop

If you’re heading to college for the first time, the most important thing you will need is a laptop. You’ll use your laptops for more than just class work: for streaming movies, shows or music, staying in touch with friends and family, gaming, storing photos and much more. You’ll want to find one that’s right for you and your needs, as well as last through your college life.

Before you begin your search for the perfect laptop, the first thing you should do is check with your school or major for specific system requirements. Some colleges and universities want their students equipped with a Windows-based laptop to cut down on software incompatibility issues. Others will let you use almost any … Read more...

HP Back To School Bundle Sweepstakes

It’s that time of year again! You may not want to think about school while you’re lying on the beach, but now is the time to start preparing to head back and we want to help. P.C. Richard & Son wants to kick off your school year right with a chance to win an HP Back to School Bundle! This bundle has everything you’ll need for studying: a desktop computer for the dorm, laptop for class, and a wireless printer!

The lucky winner could be YOU! For a chance to win you can enter on our Facebook page here or stop by any of our 66 P.C. Richard & Son Superstore locations and fill out an entry form at our … Read more...