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How to Add RAM to Your Laptop

You can significantly improve your laptop PC's performance by adding RAM, especially if you're running a 64-bit version of Windows.

How to Fix Your Wi-Fi Network: 7 Tips

A quick guide to fixing the most common Wi-Fi problems that crop up at home, in the office, or on the road.

How to Enhance Your Router With Open-Source Firmware

The stock firmware included on many broadband routers takes advantage of only a fraction of the hardware's capabilities. We explain how to use use powerful open-source firmware to unleash the beast in your router.

How to Choose a New PC Case

We'll show you how to find, buy, and build in a brand-new PC chassis.

16 PC Mysteries Solved!

Our digital detectives uncover the truth behind some of tech’s most baffling questions.

How to Make Your Own Network Cables

We show you how to clean up the rat's nest of cables behind your PC by making custom-length network cables and wiring your own network jacks.

How to Use a Kindle DX as a PC Display

With a few tools and tricks, you can transform your Kindle DX e-reader into a second screen for your Windows computer.

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How to Build a PC for Photographers

The ideal PC for digital photography minimizes workflow hassles while maximizing performance and capacity. Here's what to look for.

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How to Turn Your Laptop Into a Typewriter

Eliminate distractions and focus on your writing by turning your laptop into a modern-day typewriter (sort of) using Linux and Dropbox.

How to Get Started With Music on Google Play

We give you all the tips and tricks you need to have Google stream your songs.

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How to Replace Your Laptop Keyboard

We walk you through the process of swapping out an old and busted keyboard for a shiny new one--and saving some bucks by doing it yourself.

My PC Randomly Shuts Down By Itself

Pat Taylor's PC randomly shuts down on its own

How to Undo RAID: Best Practices

Changing from a RAID 0-array boot drive to a single-drive boot should be easy, I thought, but the operation can be more complicated than may you anticipate. Here's what I learned from the experience.