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Hardware Secrets has been online since the early days of the internet: 1999.

Yes, that’s right. We’ve been around for longer than many of the most popular websites in the world.

Hardware Secrets is dedicated to articles and reviews about technology, including computer hardware, smartphones, and consumer electronics.

It’s hard making decisions about technology purchases. For those of us who don’t have degrees in computer science, how do we know which computer is best? For that matter, how do we know which smartphone is even best?

Who REALLY wins the Android vs. iPhone battle?

Is the Cheaper Amazon Fire tablet worth the money? Is it even useful? How about the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro? Well, we’ve got you covered. We’ve written about both. For that matter, we even cover the more obscure tablets like the MSI Primo 81 and the Acer Iconia B1.

The fact is, there’s not usually a “right” answer. That’s because big purchases like tech gadgets and computers are all about what’s best for you as an individual and what most meets your needs. That’s why do our reviews. So that you can make the most informed decision.

And it goes deeper than that:

If you’re rebuilding your computer, even if you are experienced in computer hardware, it can be overwhelming to figure out which motherboard, RAM memory, etc…is exactly what you need.

Are you a gamer? Or just a casual user? All of these questions and needs have to be taken into consideration before making these major purchases.

And that’s not all:

We even have articles that tell you how to build your own PC, and even your own gaming computer.

And let’s not even get into how hard it is to choose the best laptop. Actually….let’s do. Because we write about that as well.

Here at Hardware Secrets, we love writing about tech, and we hope our content helps you make the best decisions about your major purchases.

We love hearing from our customers. Please feel free to drop us a line to let us know how we’re doing, or to give us suggestions on content you’d like to see on our site.

Editor in Chief — Kari Smith

Kari Smith

I’m Kari Smith, the Editor in Chief for Hardware Secrets.

I’m a millennial, so I’m what you can describe as a digital native, which means that I’ve lived in a digital world for most of my life. However, I’m a little different from many millennials I know in that I love to dig deeply into tech to discover how it all works.

I get my love for technology from my Dad. He started taking apart PCs and rebuilding them when he was just a teenager. So words like “motherboard” and “power supply” were all a part of dinner table conversation when I was growing up.

I took apart my first computer when I was 10 years old (with Dad’s help, of course).

Here at Hardware Secrets, I write or edit all of the content, and here’s why I love this job:

I learn something new every day.

In my spare time, believe it or not, I spend a lot of “unplugged” time hiking, cycling, and enjoying bird watching in the great outdoors.

Apple or Android: Apple, of course!

Email: [email protected]

Administrative Officer — Chad Kuprik

Chad Kuprik

Hello, I’m Chad Kuprik, Administrative Officer for Hardware Secrets.

Like Kari, I’m a digital native, so a world without technology would be foreign to me. One of the funniest things a teacher ever did was show me a large floppy disc. When asked to guess what it was, I asked if it was a record (as in a music album….). I was young, OK?

I never thought of myself as a geek while growing up, but looking back on it, I guess I was. I didn’t think about it because all of my friends loved computers as much as I did. We were also big gamers, so I actually write some of the gaming articles here at Hardware Secrets.

And that’s one of the things I love about my job here. It’s diverse. No two days are ever alike and being able to write as well as handle all of the HR and admin stuff makes the job really fun.

On the weekends, I spend my time catching up on reading authors like Stephen King and Neil Gaiman. Also, I’m still a huge gamer, so I always have something to do. NBA 2K, anyone?

Apple or Android: Duh, Android. I’m a wannabe hacker and gamer, after all.

Email: [email protected]

Social Media Manager — Taylor Wellsh

Taylor Wellsh

I’m Taylor Wellsh and I’ve been with Hardware Secrets for about four years. I love my job here. Where else can I play on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest all day long?

I got my first computer in 2000 and fell in love with all of the ins and outs of how it all works. When MySpace came along, I was hooked and actually learned a lot about code by editing my MySpace profile. I miss Tom!

Facebook and Twitter, in my opinion, have changed the world and the way we communicate. That’s why I love being a part of what’s going on in social media. It’s so rewarding to be on the cutting edge of a social revolution.

When I’m not at work, I stay busy keeping my with the activities of my two kiddos. Both are athletes, with my son being in baseball and football, and my daughter doing competitive gymnastics. I volunteer as the social media manager for my son’s sports clubs, so that keeps my skills sharp, along with what I do for Hardware Secrets.

Apple or Android: I plead the fifth. Not even getting into that debate!

Email: [email protected]