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I'm the Managing Editor at HotHardware.Com and a freelance writer for a handful of tech-centric publications.

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How to easily find drivers for Unknown Devices in Windows

Sure, you can rip your PC apart and eyeball troublesome hardware directly - but there's an easier way to find drivers for unknown devices.

Essential tools for building, repairing, and upgrading PCs (and other electronic devices)

Using the right tools can mean the difference between a satisfyingly successful project and a regrettable disaster.

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How to transform any HDTV into a smart TV

Third-party devices can add smart features to an existing set, and some of them are quite cheap.

Build this killer AMD-based Windows 8.1 PC for less than $1000

Forget about Intel; this powerful PC build packs AMD hardware under the hood.

How to make your old GPU run like new

A little TLC can breathe new life into your aging graphics card.

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How to build a killer Windows 8.1 gaming PC for under $1000

A new OS calls for new hardware, at an affordable price.

Unlock your Surface RT tablet's hidden superpowers

The Surface RT might seem limited, but smart use of its connectivity and apps can make it an able sidekick for your computing needs.

How to overclock your new Haswell CPU like a pro

Reap some amazing performance improvements from your hot new Haswell processor for free.

Build the ultimate Intel Haswell PC for under $1000

Upgrading to Intel's hot new Haswell processor requires a brand-new motherboard, so why not build an awesome new PC while you're at it?

You're a dirty, dirty, dusty PC

Is that your PC, or the ugliest dust bunny ever? How to clean the dirt, grime, and gunk from your desktop, inside and out. It will thank you.

HTPC Showdown: Which front-end interface is best?

We tested four media management utilities to decide which is best for your home theater PC needs.

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Make your PC kid-friendly with four custom operating systems

Parental controls are outdated. Make your PC fun for all ages using operating systems designed specifically for tech-savvy tykes.

Speed test! Five PC clean-up utilities: Do they really work?

Vendors say their system clean-up utilities can speed up everything from creaky Windows XP installations to brand new Windows 8 machines. We test five to verify the lofty claims.

Windows 8 picture passwords: Their great untapped potential

Windows 8 lets you use a series of gestures to log into your PC, a minor improvement with big implications for data thieves and desktop enthusiasts.

Google Chrome: How to make it faster, smarter and better than before

Google's Chrome is already one of the fastest web browsers on the block, but you can use these extensions and experimental tweaks to make it sing.