Leaving unbiased ratings and writing technical reviews is a difficult task, especially when the author has to assess quality and performance of computer and peripherals hardware.

A typical scenario: reviewing a USB thumb drive

USB thumb drives are a good option for those who need to store back u...

What if after having written an entire document full of typos, the word processor refused to spot any of them? Two main reasons can prevent the spell checkers from working properly:

  1. Incorrect application settings.
  2. Incomplete language environment.

While the first issue has to be managed by...

Data structures that strongly require to be thread-safe are best candidates to become immutable objects. Moreover, as programmers can write mutable code that behaves in an immutable fashion, how to best achieve immutability? Does this programming approach really affect performance?