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SugarSync 2.0 goes public, we go hands-on

SugarSync recently rolled out a new-look interface with fancy new features. Is it enough to push the power-user's preferred cloud storage service over the top?

How to sacrifice your online privacy for fun and profit

Companies buy and sell your private data every day. Should you remain a passive observer, or jump into the action yourself? Welcome to the dark side of the data economy.

Review: Aliens: Colonial Marines is a bad movie reference

Aliens: Colonial Marines should have been left to drift in space.

Mayhem, chaos and the Just Cause 2 multiplayer mod

It comes once in a blue moon, but this weekend you have 48 hours to check out the crazy Just Cause 2 multiplayer mod.

First look at Nvidia's Project Shield (video)

Our Boston colleagues got some hands-on time with Nvidia's Project Shield gaming device, and here's what we found out.

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Arma Tactics coming to Project Shield

The guys who brought us the realistic military sim Arma II help kick off Project Shield's launch with Arma Tactics.

10 PC peripherals that push the limits of science and tech

Science fiction or PC fact? From shipping products to working prototypes, we give you the weirdest, wackiest replacements for mice, keyboards, and displays we've ever seen.

Hands-on with MLB 13: The Show

We get our mitts on Sony's brand new ballgame and spend some time testing the new Beginner Mode.

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Gaming on Linux: A guide for sane people with limited patience

With a little know-how and some simple console commands, you can play PC games on Linux so smoothly that you'll never need to boot into Windows again.

A road warrior's guide to locking down your laptop

Have notebook, will travel? Here's how to protect your valuable notebook against prying eyes, snatching hands, and malicious Wi-Fi connections.

Anatomy of a PC crash: 7 scenarios, and how to avoid them

Ah, the dreaded Blue Screen of Death. It persists even in Windows 8, but if you know its common causes, you can usually stop it before it borks your system.

How to encrypt (almost) anything

Adding a layer of protection to your data is easier than you think. Here's how to get started with the software and drives you use every day.

Why all-in-one PCs suck at gaming (plus one that doesn't!)

They're slim, sleek, and family friendly. But why do most all-in-one desktops make such awful gaming machines?

Review: Capcom hits you over the head with Dante's new style in DmC: Devil May Cry

Capcom's killer reboot of a classic franchise is an excellent action game with an outrageous aesthetic.

Turn your flash drive into a portable PC survival kit

When web utilities won't work and all hope fails, a properly loaded thumb drive can fix PC hassles in a flash.