The tale of upgrading your computer gone wrong and more!

Today’s Episode

I learned a valuable lesson this weekend, that is if you want to update your BIOS in your computer, flash it. This weekend I wanted to install a new graphics card; the problem was, the motherboard did not like it. I was not booting to Windows and there was a problem with the motherboard. I searched the web trying to find a fix and found one. I had to update the BIOS. I found the manufacturers new program and it gave me an update. I decided to update the BIOS that way. Well, that was a big mistake. Windows crashed, there was no way to repair it. I had to buy a new SSD and install Windows fresh, which that lead to more problems. There is a happy ending, I did get my new graphics card installed and everything is working fine, but, I lost all my old files. The lesson here, always flash your BIOS. Never, I mean, never do it through a program on Windows. Let’s get on with the show!

Tech News I Discuss Today:

  • DISH will repair your iPhone at your house
  • Instagram adds more ads
  • Twitter wants people to be connected with the “Connect” tab
  • Giphy makes a keyboard
  • Google updates its keyboard
  • The smart plug may not be what you want
  • Adblock wants you to pay your favorite publishers
  • Intel kills it’s Atom processors
  • Why you should properly update your BIOS

Apps/Bots/Programs to try:

Question of the Day:

Do you build your own computers?

Tweetable Quotes:

[epq-quote align=”align-center”]My computer was not a pretty site this weekend.[/epq-quote]

[epq-quote align=”align-center”]A smart plug that turns your router on and off sounds dumb.[/epq-quote]

[epq-quote align=”align-center”]Here’s the lesson… always flash your BIOS.[/epq-quote]

[epq-quote align=”align-center”]Blogspot turned on HTTPS for everyone… yes, people still use it.[/epq-quote]