How to Completely Erase a Hard Drive

These tips and tricks will help you destroy old data and make sure that your old drives are wiped clean.

How to Set Up Multiple Monitors

Boost your productivity by adding a second monitor. It'll provide you with increased screen real estate and boost your efficiency.


How to Buy a Laptop

Size, performance, storage options, and keyboard quality are all factors to consider when purchasing a laptop. Let us help you find the laptop that fits your needs.

How to Easily Install Ubuntu Linux on Any PC

A step-by-step guide to installing Ubuntu, the most popular Linux distribution.


How to Give Your PC a Windows 7 Makeover

Some of Windows 7's new interface tweaks are pretty slick, which is why software developers have already started cranking out copycat tweaks.


How to Manage Multiple Users with Windows7

Robert Strohmeyer takes a look at some of Window's 7's tools for managing multiple users on a single PC.


How To Set Up a Windows 7 Network

Senior Editor Robert Strohmeyer shows guests at his Windows 7 launch party how to set up a Windows 7 network and share files.


How to Fine-Tune Your HDTV

Tools and tips for getting a better picture on your your high-definition television, including color, brightness, and contrast settings.


How to Start Up Your PC Faster

Tips and quick fixes for faster boot times.


Digital Demolition: Four Styles of Cell Phones Put to the Test

In the fourth episode of Digital Demolition, Chris and Sarah try to determine which type of phone is the most robust.

New Palm, HTC, and LG Smartphones at CES

Check out the best Windows Mobile phone ever, as well as new handsets from Palm, LG, and Samsung.

Grabbag: CarMD for Checking Car Problems, Date Check Smartphone App, and the DocuPen Scanner

A diagnostic device to analyze your car troubles, a smartphone dating app that lets you check other people's marital and criminal status, and a handheld scanning device that fits in your pocket.


The Impressive Que eReader and HP's First Touch Netbook

A look at Plastic Logic's QUE eReader and HP's first touchscreen netbook, the HP Mini 5102.

A Slew of New Android Phones Appear at CES

We take a look at the Samsung Galaxy Spica, LG's GT540, and the innovative Motorola Backflip.

Car Technology Speeds Up

Want to start your car with your phone? See up to five times further in the dark as you drive? Browse the Web as you're zooming down the freeway?