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USB 3.0 speed: real and imagined

In theory, USB 3.0 transfers data at an awesome 5gbps, but the flash drives available now can't even hit USB 2.0's much-lower speed ceiling.

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Razer announces new games-oriented microconsole at Google I/O

Move over, Ouya—Razer's got its own Android-based microconsole on the way.

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Don't use the same external drive for backup and storage

External hard drives can provide both backup and storage. But don't use the same drive for both.

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How to upgrade an old PC: No-brainer improvements anyone can do

Is your computer running too slow? Breathe new life into that aging PC with a few tune-ups and upgrades to get it back up to speed.

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The PC gaming hardware that mattered most at E3 2014

The focus might be on new consoles, but PCs still put in a good showing at this year's gaming extravaganza.

Three essential 'hardware' tools every PC user needs

You won't need them every day, but when you need them you really, really need them.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review: Slightly overdone, but plenty tasty

Whether you're a business user or a consumer, this is the best Ultrabook so far.

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How to easily find drivers for Unknown Devices in Windows

Sure, you can rip your PC apart and eyeball troublesome hardware directly - but there's an easier way to find drivers for unknown devices.

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CES 2014 Picks: Gear, oddities, and attitudes we really liked

The standouts of CES include Google Glass apps, saucy booth signs, 4K projectors, 3D printers, digital entertainment gear that only Brad Pitt could afford, and more.

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CES 2014 Fails: The gadgets and goings-on we'd rather forget

An event featuring the Cowardly Lion? A store devoted to the Kardashians? Grumpy Cat headphones? Join us as we grumble about the stinkers of CES 2014.