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What to do when the PC turns on but the screen remains black

You turn on your PC. The lights come on. The fan spins. But the screen remains black. Here's what you should do about it.

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How to customize or silence Chromebook notifications

Tame all those alerts that can slow down your workflow on a Chromebook by learning how this settings menu works.

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How to personalize your PC's power settings for every situation

Need to make sure your PC never turns off, or you want the most extreme power savings possible? Here's how you can set up your own power plan.

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5 things you can do with a second internal drive

Sure, you could just store more stuff, but other options range from virtual machines to games.

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How to turn on data compression in Chrome on your phone or tablet

By flipping this feature on you can browse faster and save on your wireless data plan.

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How to silence noisy Chrome tabs with one click

This Chrome hidden feature lets you silence tabs with auto-play videos even faster than before.

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How to set up tap and pay on your Android phone

Paying with your phone with apps like Google Wallet is becoming more commonplace, so make sure your device has the right switches flipped on.

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The file manager that Android forgot: How to find photos and other data on your device

Android lacks tools for managing folders and files, but a handy app fills that gap.

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How to install a graphics card

Few improvements add as much punch to a PC as upgrading your graphics card. Here's how.

Sick of Netflix's available shows? Use a VPN to change your country and see more

There may be some risk, but if you're interested you can check out the Netflix movie selection in countries around the world.

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Tested: 6 tips to extend your Chromebook's battery life

A few smart settings can help your Chromebook last hours longer off-grid.

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Windows 10: The best tricks, tips, and tweaks

Windows 10 may still be in a beta preview form, but it already has some fun and handy, hidden new features worth exploring. Check 'em out here.

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3 easy steps anyone can take now to back up a PC

It really doesn't take much to set up a solid backup protocol for your PC. Here are the basics, with pointers to more details.