An important part of working with families as an educationalist over many years is teaching clients how to bring balance into the lives of their children, including allowing some time for PC games and/or to chat online if this is important for a child.
I discuss family matters on a case by case basis, and talk about the importance of providing plenty of variety in their lives, from the activities that they do together, the foods they prepare and consume, to the topics they raise for discussion.
The eventual aim of parents is to guide and educate their child towards independence and to become increasingly self-reliant. The tips in this article are designed not to replace [...]
January has been declared “National Eye Care Month“. Better eye health can be maintained with an awareness of eye strain symptoms and the prevention of eye fatigue. Remedies to promote healthy eyes and vision include a healthy diet, regular exercise, proper posture and knowing how to avoid eye fatigue and eye strain.
Computer Vision Syndrome
Computer Vision Syndrome manifests itself as blurred vision, headaches and eye strain, reports the British Columbia Association of Optometrists. Dr. Marc Grossman advises to look for other symptoms, which may also manifest such as a slow ability to focus between far away objects and the computer screen. There may be [...]
Warcraft and other MMO games have several moves for each class you play. Blizzard gives you the option to macro and assign moves to a key or mouse button. More mouse buttons means better play and faster moves when someone tries to gank you.
You bind a Warcraft macro to your keyboard or mouse for better raiding as well. All gaming mice are not created equal, so here are some of the best gaming mouse brands for better game play for Warcraft, LOTRO, Warhammer and Starcraft. With Warcraft Cataclysm coming out December 7th, a mouse upgrade is a cheap computer accessory that enhances the gaming experience.Any Logitech Mouse Such as the MX 518 or G500MX 518G500/* Here you can [...]
ATI Radeon video cards are some of the most popular after market graphics cards available. When shopping for a new ATI video card it is easy to get confused not only by the various model numbers available but also by the sheer number of vendors of cards with the same basic features.
This buyers guide for ATI video cards will provide a little bit of clarity to help a buyer understand exactly what they are getting when they invest in a new ATI graphics card.There Is No Short Answer On Which Video Card Model Is Best:
The problem with ATI video cards is that each step in the series has its own advantages and disadvantages and just because a particular model has a higher [...]
The central processing unit or CPU in a computer can get quite hot while it is operating. It is necessary to install a heat sink to prevent overheating.
All computers have a Central Processing Unit (CPU), which is basically the computer’s brain and consists of the logic circuitry that performs the instructions of a computer’s programs. While the CPU is operating, it can generate a lot of heat.
This heat needs to be removed from the computer hardware as quickly and efficiently as possible to prevent damage to the computer and its hardware. To keep the computer’s CPU cool, you might need to install a new CPU cooling fan and heat sink, which is a device [...]
A decent gaming headset is a must-have component for an enjoyable gaming experience. A pair of good gaming headphones can play not only sounds but also immerse yourself into the game. 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound lets you hear sounds all around you. This may be essential if you’re serious about gaming or just seek the most realistic game feedback. Get yourself the best gaming headset for your budget with a crystal clear microphone, and we guarantee you will be able to experience games like never before.
Whether you need a gaming headset that’s connected through a 3.5mm headphone jack or USB, features surround sound or just stereo, wired or wireless gaming headset, we have [...]
In the digital age, it’s crucial to back up your data. We live much of our lives through our devices, which are relatively fragile creatures. If you drop your laptop, you can say goodbye to your hard drive and all the data stored on it. And if you use it for professional purposes, the sting is all the worse, because all of that work is gone.
Whether you’re a professional or not, backing up your data is a must. There are a few different backup strategies; some use as many as they can, others find the one(s) that work(s) for them. Either way, having any sort of backup is smarter than not having a backup at all.
When the original Fable on the Xbox was in development, Peter Molyneux, the lead director, promised it would be the greatest RPG ever made. Sadly, that wasn’t the case, and Molyneux’s subsequent claims were greeted with suspicion and doubt by a community now well-versed in his enthusiastic rhetoric.
When Fable 2 was announced, Molyneux admitted he may have over-promised with its predecessor, spouting features that weren’t even implemented yet. However, despite his humble confessions, Molyneux then went on to state Fable 2 would redeem his former claims and be the greatest RPG ever made, at the second attempt.
So is Fable 2 what Molyneux promised and [...]
In Dead Space the player takes on the role of Isaac Clarke, an engineer in the distant future sent to investigate the fate of an interstellar mining ship that has gone silent in deep space.
Accompanied by several other equally befuddled would-be rescuers, Isaac soon finds himself marooned on the dark and dilapidated USG Ishimura after a menacing alien infestation cuts off communication and all routes of escape.
Something grotesque has taken hold of the giant planet cracker. A biological plague has transformed the Ishimura’s crew into monstrous, zombie-like creatures called Necromorphs. Whatever it is, this particular alien virus intends on making sure Isaac doesn’t get [...]
Before attempting any of these repairs, make certain the Xbox 360 system warranty has expired.
As the “three red lights” problem usually indicates a general hardware failure, it would be wise to send in the broken system to Microsoft directly if it’s still covered under the company’s extended three-year warranty. Remember, opening up the console will void the warranty immediately.
With that said, if the warranty has already been voided or has run its course and the system has been stricken by the red eye of doom, here are two potentially permanent fixes gamers can tackle at their own risk.
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