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I have a Logitech 5.1 hooked into my computer, but Windows 10 fails to recognize it. Only two speakers ever produce sound. Is there a foreseeable chan...
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When Windows 10 bricked my desktop, I brought the machine to the computer store. This gave the store access to my C drive. Sure, I keep my precious ...
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Free 5-Point Tuneup For Hacker Defenses

The online world gets more dangerous every day, it seems. Some quick statistics: 230,000 new malware samples are discovered daily; over 600,000 social media accounts are hacked per day; one in ten social media users has had an account hijacked by hackers. Your defense systems must be kept in tip-top shape. Here are five ways to harden your system against hackers...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on July 29, 2016 | Category: Security


Are You Charging Batteries The Wrong Way?

“My phone is dead.” How many times have you said or heard that one? Running out of juice in the middle of the day is frustrating. But maybe you're part of the problem, without even knowing it. Now, here is a different approach to charging the battery in your mobile devices…

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Posted by Bob Rankin on July 28, 2016 | Category: Mobile


Geekly Update - 27 July 2016

What do mice think about while watching Orson Welles movies? Are panhandling robots displacing actual homeless people on the streets of our fair cities? And where in the world can you go to get away from crazy Pokemon Go players? Today's Geekly Update is jam-packed with the latest tech news. It's *guaranteed* to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Posted by Bob Rankin on July 27, 2016 | Category: Tech-News


[MEME] The Screenless Future?

Recently, I came across a new phrase - new to me, at least. Are we headed for a future when screens, keyboards and mice are obsolete? We've already traveled quite far down a road where voice computing is becoming commonplace. Here's what you need to know...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on July 25, 2016 | Category: Gadgets


Tricks You Didn’t Know Google Chrome Can Do

Google’s Chrome browser is the most widely used browser, worldwide. Perhaps you've been using it for years, but there's always a new trick to discover. Read on to learn about some awesome, advanced, and hidden features of Chrome that can make it even more useful...

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Posted by Bob Rankin | Category: Browsers


[WATCH] Free Training Videos for Windows 10

Video tutorials can be a big help for people new to Windows 10, or any other software. There are many amateur Win 10 how-to videos online, but unfortunately, most of them are awful. But I found some that are excellent, and free. If you're having trouble getting acclimated to your new operating system, or you just want to see what's new and different in Windows 10, read on...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on July 22, 2016 | Category: Windows-10


[FLIP] The Rise of Anti-Smartphones

Those of us old enough to remember 90s-era flip phones often wax nostalgic about their elegant simplicity and ruggedness. They were good for phone calls and texts, and not much else. But it seems that those so-called “dumb phones" are making a comeback, and you'll be surprised at some of the people who are sporting them. Read on to learn why, and which models are available...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on July 21, 2016 | Category: Mobile


Geekly Update - 20 July 2016

Could eating a Baconator sandwich result in identity theft? Is your antivirus software the biggest security threat on your computer? And can Google Maps act as a time machine? Today's Geekly Update is jam-packed with the latest tech news. It's *guaranteed* to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Posted by Bob Rankin on July 20, 2016 | Category: Tech-News


[HOWTO] Install Windows 10 and Keep the Windows You Have Now

The July 29th deadline for claiming your free upgrade to Windows 10 is approaching soon. But many people want to try Windows 10 while retaining the option to go back to their familiar older version (Windows 7 or 8.1). You may have heard about the 30-day “downgrade window" for Windows 10, but today you'll learn how to keep both the old and new versions indefinitely. Read on…

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Posted by Bob Rankin on July 19, 2016 | Category: Windows-10


[SPEED] Improving Google Chrome Performance

Google's Chrome is the most popular browser in the world, and it's where I spend most of my work day. But Chrome is known to consume vast amounts of system resources, sometimes slowing its own performance and that of everything else running on the same computer. Here's how to speed things up...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on July 18, 2016 | Category: Browsers


[SIZZLE] Grill Gadgets For Geeks

Summer is in full swing and that means the air is full of the tangy, smoky, delicious aroma of barbecue. There’s meat (and veggie-kabobs) on the grill for hungry omnivores. All that’s missing to make a geek’s contentment complete are some gadgets. Well, here they are!

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Posted by Bob Rankin on July 15, 2016 | Category: Gadgets


Geekly Update - 14 July 2016

Will Microsoft pay you $10,000 if Windows 10 fouls up your computer? Do you have a right to privacy while using the Internet? Can robots do a better job of reporting the news than humans? Today's Geekly Update is jam-packed with the latest tech news. It's *guaranteed* to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Posted by Bob Rankin on July 14, 2016 | Category: Tech-News


[LIES!] The Truth About Warranties

If you try to fix, upgrade (or even dare to look inside) your smartphone, laptop, desktop or other gadgets, does that act void the warranty? Read on to learn the liberating truth about “warranty void if sticker removed” and other dire warnings you may see on the things you own...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on July 13, 2016 | Category: Gadgets


Data Brokers: What Do They Know About You?

The Internet has made it easy for you and me to collect enormous amounts of information about nearly any subject; that is indisputably a good thing. However, when it comes to the multi-billion-dollar business of collecting and selling data about other people, that use of the Internet can take a sinister turn. Read on for the scoop on “data brokers" and how they operate…

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Posted by Bob Rankin on July 11, 2016 | Category: Privacy


Should You Buy a Connected Car?

Computer sales are moribund; tablet sales are tanking; even iPhone sales are slowing down. Hardware makers are desperate to find The Next Big Thing to reignite their revenue growth, and they think they have found it. They’re going to connect everything! But do you really want your car connected to the Internet? Read on...

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Posted by Bob Rankin | Category: Auto




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