Now I can put those coins I have laying around to good use!


With the progression of technology, it feels like possibilities are becoming endless. Not so long ago, people were confined to using desktop PCs (and before that, nothing), but now we have all of these mobile alternatives. Laptops, tablets, everything! A huge issue with mobile computers, however, is the fact that they can overheat so easily. There's nothing more frustrating than laying in bed with your laptop and having it get so hot that it shuts itself down. Well, never fear, because people have come up with a temporary solution while the professionals figure out a more permanent one!

Is this what your laptop looks like after being on for 30 minutes? Don't worry, you're not alone.



Do you have a bunch of change laying around your house? Of course you do. Who doesn't?

Well, you can help keep your laptop from overheating with this super simple trick (that involves coins, obviously).



A heat map showing a laptop under stress gives a pretty good picture of why our laptops are overheating.

All of that heat is focused in one spot.

Japanese singer Akinori Suzuki finally got tired of his MacBook Pro constantly overheating, so he figured out a simple trick.

All you have to do is take a stack of coins and line them up behind the keyboard!



The kind of coin you should be using depends on where you're from. Since copper is the best at dissipating heat, pennies generally do the trick.