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Don't panic! How to fix 5 common PC emergencies

Spilled soda on your laptop? Broke your screen? Here’s what you can do.

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11 selfies we all really need to stop taking

There's nothing wrong with taking a picture of yourself. But these particular selifes are totally played-out.

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10 new emojis Android users need

Android needs to step up its emoji game with these Android-specific emoji.

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What it’s like to live without a smartphone

Lost your phone? Here’s the next week of your life.

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10 messages that can only be adequately expressed with emoji

Words are great, but sometimes you need a good ;) to really get the message across.

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9 ways smartphones are making our lives better

Your smartphone isn't just a device you use to occupy yourself on the toilet – it's a powerful mini-computer that can save the world.

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10 ways your Android phone is smarter than you

If our phones get any smarter, they’ll have no more use for us.

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The List: Why carrier stores are the worst

If carriers want to sell more phones and services, they need to improve the customer experience.

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11 really stupid things you do with your smartphone

Maybe it's time to put down the phone and live your life. Nobody needs to see what you ate for lunch.

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The fitness fanatic’s guide to earbuds: Everything you should consider before you shop

If you work out regularly, a good pair of fitness earbuds can be a better investment than a fitness tracker.

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Yurbuds Leap Wireless review: These earbuds stay in your ear—no matter what

Yurbuds’ ‘twist-lock’ technology isn’t the most comfortable means of keeping your earbuds in your ears, but it works.

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Sennheiser MX 686G Sport earbuds review: These workout earphones make few sonic compromises

These wired earbuds aren’t innovative or exciting, but they deliver excellent sound.

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Monster iSport Super Slim wireless earbuds review: These bulk-free earbuds offer bright, peppy treble

The slimmest wireless earbuds on the market have an audio profile designed for pop.

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12 times when texting is a terrible idea

It pains me to admit this, but sometimes texting is not the best form of communication.