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How to extend the life of your laptop battery

The battery in your brand-new laptop may get you through a day's work on the road. But in two years, probably not. Here's how to keep that battery healthy over the long haul.

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How to make Google Now your TV companion

If you don't mind giving even more data to Google, it can help you find what to watch on broadcast TV and via streaming services.

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Build a hellacious PC with Intel's Devil's Canyon and AMD's dual-GPU graphics monster

Combining Intel's fastest processor with AMD's beefiest graphics card melted our faces--in both gaming performance and sheer power usage. Join us as we build the beast.

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Back up your PC's files for free with these 3 tools

Been meaning to back-up your PC, but not sure where to start? Here are three tools that can get you started.

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How we built one of the most powerful DIY gaming PCs you can buy today

PCWorld's new graphics card test rig surges with the power of Haswell-E, Nvidia's GTX 980, and other high-end components. Walk with us as we build this fire-breathing monstrosity.

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Use Google Maps and GPS offline on your Android device

Maybe your carrier has tight data caps. Or perhaps you'll be driving (or hiking) in an area with no coverage. Either way, you'll want maps and GPS that aren't dependent upon immediate Internet access.

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How to type special characters and Emoji on your Android phone

You can type ü, ñ, ç, and other special characters with ease on your Android phone. Seriously.

Two good reasons to stick with POP3 email over IMAP

Yes, everyone says IMAP is the way to go when accessing your email via third-part clients, but depending on your needs POP3 may be a better choice.

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How to use Android Wear's new offline music and Bluetooth headphone features

Android Wear's new offline music features are rather inscrutable, but this handy starter's guide should make everything clear.

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Do the research before you upgrade your RAM

Adding more RAM can speed up your PC and allow it to run more powerful programs. But you need to know how much RAM your system can take, and what kind to buy.

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18 essential tips and tricks for getting started with your Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Your new phablet device comes chock full of neat features. Here's some of our favorites.

Stop typing and start dictating documents in Windows

Can't type, but you still need to get that 10-page document done? Why not type with your voice?

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What's in the hidden Windows AppData Folder, and how to find it if you need it

You know about Documents and other libraries. But some important data files are stored in the difficult-to-access AppData folder. Here's what you need to know.