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How to transform your laptop into a gaming powerhouse with an external graphics card

With a little bit of research and elbow grease, an external graphics setup can transform your laptop into a gaming powerhouse for a fraction of the price of a whole new gaming PC.

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How to squeeze more battery life from your Linux laptop

Linux has a lot of advantages, but long battery life on a laptop isn’t usually one of them. Here's how to fix that.

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How to get started with Cardboard, Google's DIY virtual reality headset

Want to strap your smartphone to your face? It's cheap and relatively easy.

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Five ways to add SSD speed to your laptop without losing storage capacity

Using an SSD and a hard drive together offers both speed and storage space. But most laptops won't let you install two drives.

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How to diagnose and fix a dead laptop keyboard

You can't write that report with a dead keyboard. A few tests can tell you how to bring it back to life.

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10 tips and tricks to get the most out of your HTC One M9

Make the One M9's great version of Android work even better.

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3 surprisingly easy PC repairs you should do yourself

You could pay someone to take care of these repairs for you, but you'd be surprised how easy they are with a little patience.


Google's essential tips for how to keep your Android phone safe

A helping of essential tips from the company's own lead security engineer, Adrian Ludwig.

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Lock your phone to a single app with Lollipop’s screen pinning

Lollipop's screen pinning feature can help keep your young kids from wreaking havoc on your phone. And it takes just a few moments to set up.

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11 killer Android features you aren’t using, but should

You love Android—but how well do you really know Android? These power user tips dig deep into your system's hidden crannies, and surface super-cool features you can really use.


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15 tips and tricks to get the most out of your Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung's latest flagship is great, but it gets even better with a little tweaking.

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How to replace a broken laptop screen

If your laptop's LCD screen is cracked, black, or otherwise broken, it doesn't mean your notebook's a paperweight. Here's step-by-step instructions on how to replace a broken laptop screen.

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How to use the new Wi-Fi and Bluetooth quick settings in Android 5.1

You can now change your network or paired Bluetooth connection directly from the Quick Settings panel.

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How to set up commute sharing in Google Now

Give family and friends time to prepare for your imminent arrival.

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The easy answer to the laptop vs. desktop question: Use a docking station

You can have the power, upgrade options, and ergonomic advantages of a desktop without sacrificing the portability of a laptop.