Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

Tech | Electronics | How-to Tech

This How-to Tech section is full of great articles explaining how to handle the increasing amount of technological objects in your life. Visit the How-to Tech guide and learn how to become the tech expert in your household.

Featured
How to Choose a Surround Sound System

You thought your home theater setup was nice until you watched TV at your friend's house. He's got it equipped with a surround sound system. How can you match his movielike audio quality?


How to Upgrade Your DVR's Hard Drive

 How to Upgrade Your DVR's Hard Drive

If you upgrade your DVR hard drive you can have more room to record your favorite shows. See these easy directions on how to upgrade your DVR hard drive. See more »

How to Upgrade Your PC's RAM

 How to Upgrade Your PC's RAM

You can upgrade RAM on your computer at home without the need of a specialist. Take a look at these easy steps to upgrade RAM on your PC. See more »

How to Build a DVR

 How to Build a DVR

To build a DVR can be a cheaper option than buying one in the store. See these easy instructions on how to build a DVR at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How to Avoid Facebook Scams

 How to Avoid Facebook Scams

To avoid Facebook scams, you just to be aware of what to look out for and common scam strategies. Learn how to avoid Facebook scams at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How to Know if Your Computer is Infected with a Virus

 How to Know if Your Computer is Infected with a Virus

Can you tell if your computer is infected? Learn the signs of a virus infection and see what to do if your computer is infected. See more »

How to Donate Your Computer to Charity

 How to Donate Your Computer to Charity

When your PC gets old, one option is to donate your computer to a charity. See how to remove your data and where you can donate your computer. See more »

Top 5 Ways to Troubleshoot Your Broadband Internet Connection

 Top 5 Ways to Troubleshoot Your Broadband Internet Connection

If you are trying to troubleshoot your broadband connection, take a look at these five tips to get started. See how to troubleshoot broadband Internet. See more »

How to Detect if Someone's Stealing Your WiFi

 How to Detect if Someone's Stealing Your WiFi

Can you detect if someone is stealing your WiFi? Learn about WiFi networks and wireless piggybacking and see how to detect if someone is stealing WiFi. See more »

How to Avoid Spyware

 How to Avoid Spyware

To avoid spyware requires some knowledge about the types of malware. Learn tips on how to avoid spyware and how to remove spyware at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How to Scan for and Remove Spyware

 How to Scan for and Remove Spyware

Do you know how to scan for and remove spyware? Take a look at our tips to remove spyware and prevent hacking or identity theft. See more »