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Ditch your ISP's modem and change your Internet experience forever

If your ISP allows it, buying and installing your own modem can net you some sweet performance improvements and a cheaper monthly bill.

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How to keep your camera clean

A clean camera means better pictures, and luckily the techniques are easy and the tools are cheap.

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How to build a killer Windows 8.1 gaming PC for under $1000

A new OS calls for new hardware, at an affordable price.

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Protect your Dropbox account with two-factor authentication

You may have to put in two passwords, but it keeps prying eyes out.

Updating to Windows 8.1

Ready to update to Windows 8.1? We'll show you how.

Turn your tablet into a guilt-free digital babysitter

Protect your tablet from destructive kiddies. (And protect your kids from grown-up content.)

Security to go: Three tips to keep your mobile data safe

It’s not easy keeping your devices secure, and mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, and, of course, laptops are no exception. But you can do a few things to improve your mobile security. Here’s a look at three of them.

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How to keep your real name and face out of Google's ads

Google just updated its terms of service to allow the company to use your real name, face, and comments in ads. Here's how to slam the brakes on it.

How to stay private now that anyone can find you on Facebook

Facebook is making it easier for people to find you, so it’s about that time again: Check your privacy settings.

How to break through the Great Firewall of China on iOS

If you're visiting China, you can use a VPN to gain access to banned sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Leaving Las Pinterest: How to kill your social media accounts

Have trouble with tweets? Loathe all those likes? Pinned your last pin? Here's how to leave your 'friends' behind.

Demystifying digital camera sensors once and for all

Forget megapixels. A camera's soul is its sensor, and not all are created equal.

3 essential techniques to protect your online privacy

Two-factor authentication, encrypted remote storage, virtual private networks: These are your weapons in the fight for Internet security. Use them well.

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How to report spam and other violations on Twitter

Make the spam tweets stop! It only takes a few clicks.