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Sick of NBC's vapid Olympics coverage? Use a VPN and you can watch the BBC's coverage instead

How to use a VPN to watch the Olympics online via a foreign broadcaster, and avoid the vapid banter of NBC's games coverage.

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Best VPN services of 2018: Reviews and buying advice

Surfing the web through a virtual private network (VPN) can keep your identity and data safe and secure online. We show you what to look for in a VPN and help you pick the best one for your needs.

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How to automatically mute a website within Google Chrome, forever

Google's Chrome 64 browser allows you to permanently mute websites, as well as block some malicious ads. Here's how.

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How to track Santa Claus on Christmas Eve from any device

You can track Santa's annual Christmas Eve journey on your PC, mobile device, or even social networks and search engines.

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Farewell, AIM: AOL Instant Messenger has signed off permanently

AOL's AIM is shutting down, 20 years after its debut.

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FCC votes to kill net neutrality in an unsurprising move. What happens now?

The FCC has voted to kill its own net neutrality rules in a 3-2 vote along party lines. Here's what will likely happen next.

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Mozilla's Firefox Quantum next-generation browser is ready for you to try out

Mozilla has made its Firefox Quantum browser available to download, promising twice the performance of Mozilla Firefox with the same stingy memory usage.

How to delete or disable your Facebook account

Need some time away from Facebook? Sick of its privacy issues? You can deactivate—or outright delete—your account if you know where to look.

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The fear and fantasy of broadband price hikes

Will higher internet prices make cord cutting futile? Here’s some perspective.

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How to delete Facebook from your life

When it’s time to leave Facebook for good, do it by following these steps, and we'll also show you how to back out if you change your mind.

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What Groove users need to do now that Microsoft is killing Groove Music Pass

Microsoft is ending its Groove Music Pass service, discontinuing the music streaming service in favor of Spotify.

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PayPal is offering a free one-year ShopRunner membership right now

Normally $80 for a year, ShopRunner provides free two-day shipping and free returns for online stores like Newegg, MacMall, and Staples—which should come in handy during the holiday shopping season.

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Google Chrome will start blocking noisy autoplay videos in January

Google Chrome is taking aim at those annoying autoplay videos spreading across the web.

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Comcast is the fastest broadband ISP, and T-Mobile is the fastest wireless carrier, Ookla says

Millions of tests conducted by consumers themselves named Comcast as the fastest broadband ISP, and T-Mobile as the fastest wireless carrier.

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How to test your home internet connection speed

Stop waiting on a slow Internet connection and do something about it! Testing your internet connection only takes a few minutes, and it can help you figure out how to address network issues.

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Meghan Faulkner Photographer Profile

Meghan Faulkner is a young self-taught photographer in the middle of Illinois farmland. Her unique set of circumstances influence her relationship with the world and this can be seen in the photos she takes.

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4 reasons why I switched from Google to Bing

If you're still using Google as your search engine, you may not know that Microsoft Bing is a great search engine, too. Here's why to switch from Google to Bing in search.