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There are many different types of desktop computers. Learn about PCs, supercomputers, printable computers and more.

How Quantum Computers Work

Scientists have already built basic quantum computers that can perform specific calculations; but a practical quantum computer is still years away. Learn what a quantum computer is and just what it'll be used for in the next era of computing.

New Quantum Computing Research Plots Safe Journey Through the Past

Researchers have some new ideas on how quantum computers can benefit from time-traveling particles without breaking causality. See more »

What is the world’s fastest supercomputer used for?

Do you know what the world's fastest supercomputer is used for? Read on and learn about Sequoia, the world's fastest supercomputer. See more »

Set your computer for energy savings. In this article, learn how to set you computer to save energy. See more »

The general green angle behind upgrading a computer is easy enough to understand. Learn more about the most important thing to know before upgrading your desktop computer. See more »

Is the desktop computer going the way of the dodo bird?

Will desktop computer exist in the future? Will netbooks, smartphones and tablets take over? Learn about desktop computers in the future. See more »

Computer Pictures

View computer pictures to see the latest desktop and mobile computer technologies. Learn about types of computers with computer pictures. See more »

Laptop Pictures

View laptop pictures at HowStuffWorks to take a look at the latest laptop technologies and uses around the world. Explore laptop pictures. See more »

How Fabric PCs Will Work

A Fabric PC won't be encased within a metal shell; however, it will be built into a tough but pliable fabric frame. Find out how Fabric PCs will work. See more »

How the Google-Apple Cloud Computer Will Work

The Google-Apple cloud computer is a revolutionary new system in which all programs are stored on a central server. Learn about the Google-Apple cloud computer. See more »

How Liquid-cooled PCs Work

In most computers, fans do a pretty good job of keeping components cool. But liquid cooling can be a better solution. Learn why. See more »