Computer Peripherals

Peripherals are pieces of hardware that you add to your computer. In the Computer Peripherals Channel, find explanations, reviews, videos and prices on these parts, plus how they communicate with your computer.

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Are you a fan of AirPods but still have to work on a PC? No problem. We'll tell you how to connect the two in just a few steps.

By Jeremy Glass

Apple's AirTag is an inexpensive, quarter-sized gadget that helps you keep track of the things you often lose.

By Brittany Vincent

Connecting your AirPods to your Mac is a simple process. Here's how to do it.

By Jeremy Glass

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3-D printing has made it possible to print out almost anything, including homes, medical devices, clothing, even guns or a human heart. But how do you print these objects and are there drawbacks?

By Chris Pollette & Stephanie Crawford

Ancient humans used symbols to communicate. Are we regressing to a pictorial system of language?

By Patrick J. Kiger

3-D-printed homes can be completely and cheaply built on site with energy-efficient and resilient materials.

By Patrick J. Kiger

It turns out that keeping the official list of emojis is some serious...stuff...

By Chris Opfer

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For the first time, technology giant IBM has created its very own typeface, IBM Plex.

By Patrick J. Kiger

As casual computer users shift to touchscreens, wear patterns on computer keyboards have evolved, affecting suppliers of replacement letters.

By Patrick J. Kiger

"4-D printing" adds another dimension to 3-D printing, by creating objects that are programmed to change shape. A new Harvard development takes inspiration from nature.

By Patrick J. Kiger

Printer ink is such a common part of your everyday life that you might not have stopped to wonder about how the printer knows what to put on a page or how all those nozzles deliver just the right amount of pigment.

By Bernadette Johnson

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Wireless technology has freed users from a sea of cables. How has it changed printing specifically?

By Nathan Chandler

It used to be that every home and office needed a printer. Now that's not such a necessity, but are we really ready to give up printing?

By Nathan Chandler

Printing documents is costly, to the point that the expense sometimes might override your desire for hard copies. But there are a few tricks that will help you keep printing without breaking the bank.

By Nathan Chandler

OK, you know both go into (and come out of) printers, but do you know what the separate characteristics of ink and toner are?

By Nathan Chandler

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Ink is costly, so you want to know you're getting your money's worth. Your computer will tell you when you need to replace your ink cartridges, but how does it calculate usage, and how accurate is it?

By Nathan Chandler

You might think of 3-D printing as a way to make plastic models and parts, but people are embracing the technology for fashion, food, housing and a host of other things.

By Patrick J. Kiger

An inkjet printer is any printer that places extremely small droplets of ink onto paper to create an image. Take a look inside one to see how they work.

You want to set up wireless printing on a Dell, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to set up wireless printing on a Dell in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

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You're totally confused about digital photography and would like to learn how to understand the relation between print size vs. resolution. This article will help you learn how to understand the relation between print size vs. resolution.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Did you ever want to know how to use a DVD burner? Learn how to use a DVD burner in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

The future is now. Microsoft Surface tabletop allows multiple users to share and manipulate information on a tabletop computing interface. See how it works.

By Stephanie Crawford

It's worthwhile knowing how to fix a printer driver error. Learn about how to fix a printer driver error in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

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Knowing how to choose the right inkjet photo paper will make your pictures even more brilliant. Learn about how to choose the right inkjet photo paper in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

If you know how to print a CD/DVD label, you can give your disc a professional quality look with a professional looking label. Learn about how to print a CD/DVD label in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors