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How to test your home Internet connection speed

Stop waiting on a slow Internet connection and do something about it! Testing your Internet connection only takes a few minutes, and it can help you figure out how to address network issues.

Make the most of your day off with these simple tech to-dos

Wash the car: check. Weed the garden: check. But don't forget to work through your tech chores.

How to see what your Facebook profile looks like to others

Wondering if your private pictures and posts are public? It's easy to find out!

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Stop bashing MS Paint! One 97-year-old uses it to make beautiful digital paintings

Microsoft Paint may not be the most advanced design app out there, but 97-year-old Hal Lasko uses it to create stunningly beautiful artwork

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The LittleBox turns your Raspberry Pi into an all-in-one PC

What would happen if an iMac and a MakerBot Replicator married and had a kid? I'm not entirely sure, but I imagine it would look a something like the LittleBox.

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Hands-on: Flickr gets a stunning new look, but still feels incomplete

After years of languishing mostly unchanged, Flickr—the one-time leader in photo-sharing sites—finally got a major overhaul. Is it enough to get you back? Maybe.

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App.net introduces invitation-only free accounts

Starting today, you can get into App.net for free—provided you know somebody who already uses the social network.

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Google announces $1299 touchscreen Chromebook Pixel

Unlike earlier Chromebooks, which had basic specs and low costs, the Chromebook Pixel announced Thursday has touchscreen capability, a high-quality display, and pricing that starts at $1299.

Watch as NASA livestreams asteroid 2012 DA14's visit

Catch a glimpse of asteroid 2012 DA14's close encounter with Earth by following NASA's livestream.

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Security software showdown! 9 antivirus suites empirically tested

We tested security suites on PCs, tablets, and phones to evaluate how well they protect against viruses and other threats.

The geekiest stuff we saw at CES 2013

For techies like ourselves, CES is the Greatest Show on Earth (P.T. Barnum, eat your heart out). So trust us when we tell you these are the things from CES that you don’t want to miss. You’ll thank us later.

14 CES slates that break the tablet mold

Impressive new tablets range from gamer tablets, drop-proof and tabletop tablets, to tablets with built-in TVs.

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New Lego Mindstorms will bring better robotics to kids and grown-ups alike

Like building with Mindstorms kits? Lego has something for you, but you'll have to wait a while...

Web browser showdown: Which Windows app is really the best?

Which browser is best? We pit the top contenders against one another in a battle for Web browser supremacy.

This Lego 'Star Wars' Landspeeder Must Become a Real Set

Ever dream of owning Luke Skywalker's landspeeder from the original Star Wars film? You might be able to if this proposed Lego set comes to pass...

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