Lincoln SpectorContributing Editor, PCWorld

Freelance journalist (and sometimes humorist) Lincoln Spector has been writing about tech longer than he would care to admit. A passionate cinephile, he also writes the Bayflicks.net movie blog.

Multiple hard drives working together: All about RAID setups

Stevey, admittedly confused regarding the benefits of RAID arrays, asked the Answer Line forum to explain these hard-drive groups.

Answer Line: Change your Wi-Fi password on various devices

1gynRat258 asked the Windows forum how to change the password for a home Wi-Fi network.

Answer Line: Configure Windows Explorer's (or File Explorer's) Navigation pane

Windows Explorer's Navigation pane provides easy movement between the folders on your hard drive. Bevaau asked the Windows forum about configuring this handy tool.

Answer Line: Can a BSoD hurt my computer?

zyrrahXD asked the Windows forum if a Blue Screen of Death can severely damage a PC.

Answer Line: My PC doesn't see the new, second hard drive

Elsullo2 installed a new, second hard drive into a desktop PC. But Windows doesn't see it.

Answer Line: Move data files from an SSD to a hard drive

PoloTiger has both a solid state drive and a hard drive, and the SSD is almost full. What's the best way to both move data files to the hard drive and make Windows understand that that's where they belong?

Creepy permissions for Android apps

Sdlmd downloaded an Android app that wanted access to Contacts, even though it had no legitimate reason to check on friends and relatives. What can be done?

An obscenely slow Internet connection when you're paying for a fast one

Interronator is paying Time Warner for 20mbps Internet service, but is only getting about .7 (note the decimal point).

The dirty and dangerous side of tech

Your gadgets may be full of stuff that hurts the environment, other people, and maybe even you.

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I've got a dead key on my keyboard

Vaibhav Jadhav's keyboard won't type the letter T.

4K HDTVs Explained

MLStrand56 asked the HDTV & Home Theater about these new 4K HDTVs. "4 thousand WHAT???"

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Prepare an old PC for a new owner

James R. Miller has a new computer and will be donating his old one. He asked for advice about preparing his old PC for the transition.

How do I get POP email in Windows 8?

Richard Howell replaced an old computer with a Windows 8 laptop. His mail provider only supports the POP email protocol, which Windows 8's email program doesn't support. What's he to do?

Where can I rent 3D Blu-rays?

Douglas Kelner has a 3D HDTV and 3D Blu-ray player. He doesn't like buying discs, and wants to know where he can rent 3D movies.

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Malware or false positive?

Davikokar launched a program even though Norton warned that it was a Trojan. A subsequent hard drive scan revealed nothing bad. Davikokar then asked the Antivirus & Security Software forum if Norton had given a false positive?