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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...


Profiles in Geekdom: Musician Adam Young of Owl City

We catch up with synthpop artist Adam Young of Owl City to discuss his tech tools of the trade, what goes into producing a song, and his favorite Internet meme.


Get Nyan Cat Faxed to You With Nyan Fax

Fax machines may not be as common as they once were, but don't tell that to these guys.


TechHive: Social Network Privacy Settings Compared

Facebook, Google+, and Twitter all have settings that let you tweak what others can see on your profile--but navigating them can be a bit of a mess. Here's a guide.

Google Announces Android 4.1 'Jelly Bean'

The next update for Android, due in mid-July, will feature upgraded search, better responsiveness, and more.


Profiles in Geekdom: Alex Plank of Wrong Planet

We speak with Alex Plank, creator or autism community Wrong Planet, on how tech has helped those with Autism Spectrum Disorders.


LinkedIn Hack FAQ: What You Need to Know

Worried that your LinkedIn account has fallen victim to hackers? Here's what to do next to safeguard your account.

Fill Your Mobile Security Toolbox

Malware isn't the only threat to your smartphone. These handy utilities will block snoops and control rogue apps on your Android handset or iPhone.

This Kickstarter Project Re-imagines 'Terracotta Army' as Lego Minifigures

What do you get when you cross ancient Chinese art with Lego? You get this Kickstarter project.


Microsoft Security Essentials 2.1

We liked Microsoft Security Essentials' interface, but other products did a better job at blocking malware.

PC Tools AntiVirus Free 2012

In our tests, PC Tools AntiVirus Free did a decent job removing malware, but its real-world malware detection left something to be desired.

Comodo Internet Security Premium

Although Comodo Internet Security's firewall makes this freeware look tempting, its antivirus protection lagged compared to others we tested.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free's defense against zero-day exploits makes it a useful addition to your antimalware toolkit.

Avira Free Antivirus

Speed and a low rate of false positives are Avira Free Antivirus's best points.