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12 Ways the Tech Industry Is Screwing You (and How to Fight Back)

Whether you seek out cutting-edge tech gear or keep to a strict budget, the tech industry has ways to nickel-and-dime you out of your hard-earned cash. Here’s how to fight back.


How to Record Streaming Audio

Want to revisit your favorite Internet-radio memories? Here’s how to record streaming audio on your PC.


Update the Firmware on Your HDTV, Camera, Smartphone, PC, and More

Software updates aren't just for PCs any more. Here's how to fix bugs and add new features to your existing hardware with a few easy patches.

How to Share Printers on a Network

Sharing printers across a network distributes their cost as well as their functionality. Here's a quick network printing guide for small businesses.

Automate Your Home With Four Easy Projects

Teach your PC and smartphone to turn on your lights during midnight bathroom breaks, lock your doors, wake you up (with coffee!), and more.

How to Roll out Full Disk Encryption on Your PCs and Laptops

Hardly a week goes by when some organization or another doesn't lose some laptops and face a litany of IT security questions.

Make Money Selling Your Old Tech

Get paid to unload old gear instead of letting it languish in drawers and closets. Companies are willing to buy used electronics for reselling and recycling.

5 Amazing Windows UI Tweaks

Want to wow people with your PC? Here's how to spice up your tech life with widgets, wallpaper, and multitouch screens.

Solve On-the-Go Hassles: Wi-Fi Woes, Sluggish Netbooks

Here's how to troubleshoot slow networking on a hotspot, speed up your netbook with a new OS, and get 250MB of free online storage with Dropbox.

Save Serious Money With a Business Energy Audit

Whether for a business based at home or in an office highrise, plugging energy leaks can bring measurable savings.

Off-the-Grid Gadget Chargers Provide Power in a Pinch

Solar- and wind-powered devices can charge small electronics including cell phones and digital cameras, but their convenience is mixed.

Laptop Tips: Add RAM, Recycle a Hard Drive, Tweak Power Settings

Learn how to add memory to a laptop, turn an old laptop drive into external storage, and use your laptop's power settings most effectively.

Add RAM to a Laptop

Sluggish system? Check to see how much RAM you have. Older laptops often don't have enough.