Lincoln SpectorContributing Editor, PCWorld

Freelance journalist (and sometimes humorist) Lincoln Spector has been writing about tech longer than he would care to admit. A passionate cinephile, he also writes the Bayflicks.net movie blog.

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How to protect your wireless router from malware

Your PC and your phone aren't the only devices that can catch an infection. The router that connects them to the Internet may also be vulnerable.

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How to connect your laptop to your HDTV without HDMI

It's easy to connect a laptop to an HDTV--unless your laptop doesn't have the right port.

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Satechi Smart TV Box review: Android-based set-top box does a lot, but doesn't make it easy

It can handle nearly anything your phone can do, but the learning curve is long.

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How to calibrate your TV to get the best picture possible

With just a few simple adjustments, you can tweak your new TV to produce a more accurate picture. We'll show you how.

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Roku Streaming Stick vs. Chromecast: Which dongle should dangle from your TV?

Roku has more channels and a remote, but Chromecast is cheaper. We pit the two devices against each other in five categories.

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Review: Simple.TV 2 knows some great DVR tricks but also has flaws

This network DVR costs less to run than a TiVo Roamio OTA, but we had a few issues with its lack of Wi-Fi and its excessive fan noise.

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Dolby's Atmos technology will bring another layer of surround sound to your home

Ready for speakers in the ceiling? Dolby Atmos will soon make the jump from high-end movie theaters to the home theater, and then to your headphones too.

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MediaBeam review: This ultra-cheap streaming stick isn't worth the money

Just pay another $5 and get a Chromecast and spare yourself the hassles of this buggy mess.

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Troubleshoot a dead Internet connection

Can’t get an Internet connection? Follow these steps to find the problem.

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Beyond Netflix and Hulu: 4 worthwhile movie streaming services

Netflix and Hulu Plus aren't the only games in town for movie buffs. We've found a few other film-streaming sites that use curation to stand out from the crowd.

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5 classic films to stream for free on YouTube

From John Wayne to Alfred Hitchcock, the public domain films on YouTube are free to watch and free from guilt.

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Here's how your to-do list can text reminders to your phone

In our busy lives, we all need a to-do list. But the one on your computer isn't much help when you're not in front of it. You need reminders to pop up on your phone.

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5 awesome Blu-ray box sets for the holidays

Whether its rare foreign art, 1950’s teenage angst, or spaceships firing photon torpedoes, these boxes of Blu-ray make a great gift.

Clean up your public Internet profile

Maggs2378 found personal information "on one of those 'people search' web sites" and wants to know how to get it removed

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How to change your email address without losing your friends

Mohammad Anwar has to change his email address. He asked for advise on handling the transition.

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