Top 10 Tech Stupidity Taxes You Should Never Pay

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Earlier this month, millions of Americans filed their income tax returns, but so many continue to pay an additional "stupidity" tax, not to the government, but to tech companies that take advantage of consumer laziness and computer illiteracy. You may think that you're smart paying that blue shirt to scan your computer for viruses, but he's laughing at you on his way to the bank. Avoid the digital dunce cap by steering clear of these common technology rip-offs.

Online Editorial Director Avram Piltch oversees the production and infrastructure of LAPTOP's web site. With a reputation as the staff's biggest geek, he has also helped develop a number of LAPTOP's custom tests, including the LAPTOP Battery Test. Catch the Geek's Geek column here every other week or follow Avram on twitter.

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Avram Piltch
Avram Piltch, LAPTOP Online Editorial Director
The official Geeks Geek, as his weekly column is titled, Avram Piltch has guided the editorial and production of Laptopmag.com since 2007. With his technical knowledge and passion for testing, Avram programmed several of LAPTOP's real-world benchmarks, including the LAPTOP Battery Test. He holds a master’s degree in English from NYU.
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