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How to Buy a Cell Phone

Need a new phone but dread making all those choices? Consumer Affairs Columnist Amber Bouman can help.

Top 8 Holiday How-Tos

Home for the holidays? Play with your new HDTV, iPhone, digital camera, laptop and other gear and software by using some of our favorite DIY instructions.

Find and Fix Input Lag in Your HDTV or Monitor

Is your new HDTV slightly sluggish? Learn how to check your setup for input lag--and how to ensure that the next display you buy won't suffer from it.


Parlay Your Photos Into Holiday Cards and Calendars

Use image-editing software and Websites to turn your digital photos into handcrafted greeting cards and other holiday gifts.


In-Flight Entertainment on a Netbook

Here's how to make the most of a low-powered PC, be it a netbook or humbly equipped business machine.

Windows 7: A Guide for Gamers

Manage, tweak, and control your PC gaming experience with Windows 7's built-in features.


Geek 101: A Graphics Card Primer

Are graphics options confusing? Don't know how much graphics card you need? Start here.


On Your Side: Trouble With an Incompatible Laptop Hard Drive

A reader's purchase of a solid-state drive from goes bad. Also: Samsung recalls three months' worth of Jitterbug cell phones.

Improve PC Speed and Security

Use file management and deletion software to clean your hard drive, and child-friendly tools to protect your family's privacy.


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.


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.

DigiYumi: Peta 2 Kills Virtual Seals in World of Warcraft

Peta 2 kills seals to show that killing seals is wrong.

The Apple II Gains Eternal Life in the Web Browser

Thanks to the AppleIIGo Java Applet