Don't-Miss Laptop Stories

Check Out On Hotel Wi-Fi Fees

A simple Wi-Fi finder utility can sniff out open networks for a free alternative to hotel Internet fees.

Fix a Noisy, Overheated Laptop

Excessive dust can cause laptops to run loud and run hot. Grab a screwdriver and some compressed air to fix this problem in three minutes.

Netbooks, Kindles, GPS: Avoiding Instant Buyer's Remorse

It's easy to feel burned after you buy a new laptop, netbook, GPS, or other mobile device--here's why.


Keep Laptops and Phones Powered for Productive Travel

When your gadgets conk out, you're paying for it. Follow these tips to keep them charged.

Save Energy, Save Money

Keep your office hardware, desktop PCs, and laptop batteries running as efficiently as possible to cut ongoing energy costs.

Dead Laptop

What do you do when a laptop does nothing when you try to turn it on. Rommel asked the Answer Line forum for advice.

Three Ways to Install Windows 7 on a Netbook

Netbooks don't have DVD drives, so how are you supposed to install Windows 7? Try any of these three workarounds.

How to Buy a Netbook

The netbook market is new, and constantly in flux. In this netbook buying guide, we explain what models are available to you today.


Linux vs Windows: The Netbook Question

Jim Getten is planning to buy a netbook. Should he get one with Linux or Windows?


Hackintosh Netbook, Anyone?

A Mac OS netbook could be yours--if you're willing to gamble almost $500.


TiVo, Wii, and Xbox 360 Controllers: 8 Clever Tricks

Zip through your TiVo menus at warp speed, drive non-gaming devices with your Wii controller, and more.


The List: 57 Amazing Things You Didn't Know Your Tech Could Do!

Here are all 57 of the tips and tricks we've pulled together for PCs, laptops, smartphones, cameras, the Web and more.

57 Amazing Things You Didn't Know Your Tech Could Do!

We've worked long and hard to come up with the best tips and tricks for your PCs, smartphones, cameras, game controllers, music players, and the Web. Let's start with PC, laptop, and networking tips.