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Low-cost NFC tags will change how you control your Android device

Cheap plastic tags let you control your Android device through short-range radio communications. Here’s everything you need to know about how to implement a DIY solution.

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Save your power cables with a little help from twist-ties

Broken cables suck. Here's a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to make them last longer.

How to sell your old tech while protecting your data

Did you get a shiny new gadget this holiday season? If so, here's how to wipe your old tech clean of personal data, sell your old gear, and keep your new gadgets in shape for future reselling.

10 ways to repurpose your old iPad

Want to treat yourself to a new iPad? Go ahead--we've collected a few great ways for you to make use of your old one.

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Make the most of your day off with these simple tech to-dos

Wash the car: check. Weed the garden: check. But don't forget to work through your tech chores.

7 browser tricks to get the most out of your Chromecast

Chromecast already offers a ton of value for its $35 price tag, but the Cast extension for the Chrome browser can help it do so much more.

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Samsung Galaxy S III: 15 power user tips

Own this summer's hottest Android phone? Try these cool power tricks. Own another Android phone? Check our recommendations on apps that may give your phone the same boosts.

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Easy Home Automation Projects for the Weekend Warrior: Part One

This first installment in an ongoing series will cover everything you need to know about lighting control.

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How to Recharge Your USB Gear Faster

If you want to charge your gear faster, bypass those USB 2.0 ports in favor of a wall charger. Here's why.

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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Geek-It-Yourself: How to Learn New Tech Skills and Make Your Own Projects

Want to try your hand at do-it-yourself tech projects, but don't know where to start? Here are some tips for getting going.

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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.

Tablet Encryption 101

Thinking about encrypting your Apple or Android tablet? The process can be daunting, but here's how to do it.