Hardware

Careless users prove PCs and drinks don't mix

Pug drinks coffee on top of laptop

Computers are such common fixtures of modern life, many users forget the sensitive electronics that lurk under the PC's plastic skin. And, unless you're running a specialized cooling system, these electronics don't like liquids.

Unfortunately, these careless users haven't heeded this advice. Whether it's beer, wine, water, or powered candy, these users still haven't learned to protect their PCs from spills.

This photo may be cute, but a pug, a cup of coffee, and a laptop is a recipe for trouble. What happens if the pooch takes a fancy to drinking out of the cup when the owner isn't around?

By Bill Detwiler

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About Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

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