Hardware may refer to:

  • Household hardware, equipment such as keys, locks, hinges, latches, handles, wire, chains, plumbing, tools, utensils, and machine parts, typically sold in hardware stores
  • Hardware store, a business which sells household hardware
  • Builders' hardware, for doors, cabinets, windows, bathrooms, etc.
  • Drum hardware, the parts of a drum or drum kit that are used to tension, position, and otherwise support the instruments themselves
  • Music hardware, mechanical or electronic devices, other than instruments, constructed to create or aid in the creation of musical sounds


  • Personal computer hardware, the component devices of a personal computer
  • Computer hardware, the collection of physical elements that comprise a computer system
  • Graphics hardware, computer hardware that enables computers to produce and show computer graphics
  • Networking hardware, devices facilitating the use of a computer network
  • Open-source hardware, physical artifacts of technology designed and offered in the same manner as free and open source software
  • Electronic hardware, interconnected electronic components
  • Electronic component, a basic electronic element
  • Digital electronics, the hardware used by digital computer systems that can be controlled by software
  • Hardware architecture, the identification of a system's physical components and their interrelationships
  • Hardware logic, a differentiation of data processing circuitry from other more generalized eleconic circuitry


  • Hardware (album), a studio album by the heavy metal band Krokus
  • Hardware (band), a supergroup consisting of Bootsy Collins, Buddy Miles, and Stevie Salas
  • Hardware (comics), a character from Milestone Comics
  • Hardware (development cooperation), one aspect of technology transfer
  • Hardware (film), a 1990 film
  • Hardware (TV series), a British situation comedy
  • Hardware, Virginia, an unincorporated community in Fluvanna County, in the U.S. state of Virginia

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Other articles related to "hardware":

Burroughs Large Systems - Primary Lines of Hardware
... Hardware and software design, development, and manufacturing were split between two primary locations, in Orange County, California, and the outskirts of Philadelphia ... instructions which were not supported on older and slower models, but the hardware, when encountering an unrecognized instruction, invoked an operating system function which ... Larger systems included hardware process scheduling and more capable input/output modules, and more highly-functional maintenance processors ...
Vanguard Sailboats - History
... The brothers started to gain attention after their sailing hardware was used on boats that won Olympic gold in 1968 and after Vanguard supplied the Finn class for several countries in the 1976 Olympics ... The hardware segment was maintained somewhat separately, as it was marketed to competing boat builders ... focused their efforts on the performance sailing hardware business in Pewaukee, WI under the name Harken, Inc ...
Defender (video game) - Development - Hardware
... Development started by focusing on the game's hardware ... the game would require 4 colors, but instead chose hardware that could display each pixel in 16 colors ... Video games at the time relied on hardware to animate graphics, but the developers decided to use software to handle animation and programmed the game in assembly language ...
One Per Desk - Hardware
... The OPD was supplied with either a 9-inch monochrome (white) monitor or a 14-inch colour monitor ... Both monitors also housed the power supply for the OPD itself ...

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