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Bitdefender Internet Security 2012 Review: Great Protection, Excellent Interface

Bitdefender’s security suite blends a friendly design with top-shelf PC protection for novices and advanced users alike.

Check Point ZoneAlarm Extreme Security 2012 Review: A Middling Antimalware Utility

While Check Point's ZoneAlarm security suite is a reasonably solid protector, it may drag down your PC’s operations.

Panda Internet Security 2012 Review: An Acceptable but Poky Antimalware Suite

Panda's security suite is a decent choice for keeping your PC safe, but its sluggish performance and mediocre interface drag down its score.

Webroot SecureAnywhere Essentials Review: Fast Security Suite Falls Short in Cleanup

Webroot's revamped security suite has a lot to like, but its low malware disinfection scores prevent it from becoming a top contender.

Avira Internet Security Suite 2012 Review: An Adequate Safeguard Against Malware

The 2012 edition of Avira's security suite gets the job done, but not much else.

Gadgetry Rules at Macworld|iWorld 2012

GeekTech makes its annual trip to Macworld Expo; take a look at some of the highlights from this year's show.

This Cabinet Can Charge 40 iPads, Might Be Overkill for Your House

A new line of storage cabinets from Anthro can charge up 40 tablets or smartphones.

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Laptops of CES: Smaller, Lighter, Flashier

The big laptop story at CES is Ultrabooks, but that isn't all that laptop makers were showing off. Here are the stand-out laptops of CES 2012.

Play Hard, Stay Safe

You still need to keep data security in mind when playing games online, as recent in­­cidents have shown. To that end, here are some safeguards you can take.

Ice Cream Sandwich Coming to Some LG Phones in Mid-2012

LG announces a schedule for rolling out Ice Cream Sandwich to some of its Android phones.

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IQ Cubes Are Even More Impossible to Solve Than Rubik's Cubes

Have a hard time with trying to solve a standard Rubik's Cube? The IQ Cube is not going to help you any.

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Mobile Security Needed

Our exclusive survey reveals both Android and iOS consumers perceive a need for security software on their tablets and phones.

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Awesome Gifts for the Geek in Your Life

We look at some gift ideas for geeks of all sorts--from the sci-fi fan to the gamer to the hardware hacker.

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Do You Speak Securitese? Five Security Terms You Should Know

Knowing these terms won’t make you a security expert—but they’ll provide a good head start on the jargon.

OCCU(PI) Bot Is the 99% of Robots

An Instructables project shows you how to turn any robot into a protest bot.

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