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The Internet of Things invasion: Has it gone too far?

The Internet of Things has brought along some weird stuff – like smart toothbrushes, water bottles, and utensils. Are you all in?

The Internet of Things and the currency of privacy

Getting ready to check the "agree" box on that User Agreement? Read this first.

Take control of your digital identity so it doesn’t take control of you

Make sure your online persona doesn't give others the wrong impression by tracking the trails of information you leave all around the web.

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Lenovo recalls more than 500,000 power cords due to spark, burn risk

Nearly half a million Lenovo devices in the U.S. need to swap out their power cord ASAP after Lenovo recalls the LS-15 AC adapter.

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How to ditch Google for more privacy and fewer ads

Tired of targeted ads? Protect your user data with these alternatives to Google, Gmail, Chrome, and Google Drive.

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New browser extension warns you when articles are paid for by advertisers

Native advertising and sponsored content is a big trend at news sites these days. A new browser extension helps let you know when what you're reading is not editorial content.

How private NAS beats the public cloud for small business

The private cloud is no longer about merely storing your data more safely than on public cloud services. NAS lets you set up virtualization services on hardware you own and manage, saving money and boosting your peace of mind.

Six tips to building a huge social network

Use these expert tips to grow your social following.

The host with the most: make party planning easier with apps

Don't let your big bash become a big burden. Use these tips to remove the stress and crank up the fun for your next party.

For family fun, gather 'round the tablet

The family unit is getting torn apart by technology. Fight it head-on by using great tech for fun family time.

To your health: handy apps can help you hit your goals

These fitness and nutrition apps will help you get active, track your progress, and feel your best.

What to look for in your new PC

Our guide walks you through the basics of PC selection, helping you choose the ideal device to suit your needs.

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All about DDR4, the next-gen memory coming soon for PCs and mobile devices

DDR4 promises to run half as hot and twice as fast as good ol’ DDR3. Here’s what to look forward to as this memory gradually makes its way into PCs and mobile devices.

Just my type: Find the device that fits your life

Need help figuring out which device is best for you? Take a look at these great tablets, 2 in 1s, and portable All-in-Ones powered by Intel.

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Top 10 fixes for common PC problems: The best of PCWorld's Answer Line

From backups to BSODs, Lincoln Spector lists the top 10 tips he's gathered from the past two years of Answer Line letters.