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13 Ways to Make a Slow Laptop Faster

Your laptop may be slow, but that doesn't mean you need to replace it. Through heavy use, your notebook will collect a ton of excess files and programs, not to mention some literal dust. The parts wil...

10 Best Apps for Your New Tablet

Buying your first tablet can feel a bit like mankind taking its first steps on the moon. It's a big and exciting deal. Then comes time to load it up with apps, and that means navigating app stores wit...

10 Gadgets You'd Be a Fool to Buy Right Now

In the '80s, you had a shiny new Betamax player, a couple of years after VHS came out. In the '90s, you spent top dollar for a Sega Dreamcast, only to watch the platform crumble. More recently, you we...

12 Dumbest PC Default Settings (and How to Change Them)

If you bought a new car that came with the seat tilted all the way back, the air conditioner going at full blast in the winter and the radio volume turned down to inaudible levels, you'd immediately m...

6 Things Microsoft's Next CEO Should Do

Moments after Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced he would be retiring within 12 months, the company's stock shot up 8 percent. That probably didn't make the extremely animated and passionate tech l...

10 Worst Tech Predictions of All Time

In the technology world, bold predictions abound, and they should. Placing big bets in one direction or another is how this industry works. Some pundits try to make educated guesses about where tech i...

6 Ways Android Mini PCs Beat Google Chromecast

Users are intrigued by Google's Chromecast TV stick for seemingly good reasons. The tiny, $35 device is no bigger than a USB flash drive, plugs right into the back of your TV and lets you watch your f...

The 10 Best Bargains in Tech Today

From a $900 tablet that lasts just 4 hours on a charge to a $30 HDMI cable that’s really worth $2.99, the gadget world is filled with overpriced rip-offs. Fortunately, there are also many devices th...

6 Ways to Toddler-Proof Your Gadgets

Living with a toddler is like watching a rogue country develop weapons of mass destruction. One day, you think your 1-year-old couldn't possibly enrich uranium on his own and the next he's learned  h...

7 Ways Skins Beat Stock Android

Ever since the dawn of Android, phone and tablet manufacturers have been adding their own ingredients to Google’s open-source OS. Though custom UIs like Samsung’s TouchWiz or HTC’s Sense started...