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Low-cost NFC tags will change how you control your Android device

Cheap plastic tags let you control your Android device through short-range radio communications. Here’s everything you need to know about how to implement a DIY solution.

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Save your power cables with a little help from twist-ties

Broken cables suck. Here's a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to make them last longer.

How to sell your old tech while protecting your data

Did you get a shiny new gadget this holiday season? If so, here's how to wipe your old tech clean of personal data, sell your old gear, and keep your new gadgets in shape for future reselling.

10 ways to repurpose your old iPad

Want to treat yourself to a new iPad? Go ahead--we've collected a few great ways for you to make use of your old one.

Don't be that guy: How to use your tech in public

Congratulations. You have a smartphone and a tablet. Here's how to use them without making everybody mad.

How to Reset Your Android Phone

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Here's how to reset your crashed Android smartphone and restore it to factory default settings.

Make the most of your day off with these simple tech to-dos

Wash the car: check. Weed the garden: check. But don't forget to work through your tech chores.

7 browser tricks to get the most out of your Chromecast

Chromecast already offers a ton of value for its $35 price tag, but the Cast extension for the Chrome browser can help it do so much more.

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How to own (and love) a 3D printer

Your new 3D printer is sitting in the box just waiting for your attention. What do you do? How do you start? What do you need to know? Take a deep breath. There, now read on.

Sony Dev-50 digital binoculars fill a double bill as a still or video camera

Instead of a pair of metal tubes packed with lenses, the DEV-50 binoculars is a pair of 1080p HD camcorders joined together. Andy Ihnatko took them for a spin.

How to make your own version of the game 'Deep Sea'

Deep Sea is a game by sound designer Robin Arnott that simulates being a deep-sea diver. And you can make your own version of it.

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Samsung Galaxy S III: 15 power user tips

Own this summer's hottest Android phone? Try these cool power tricks. Own another Android phone? Check our recommendations on apps that may give your phone the same boosts.

Easy Home Automation Projects for the Weekend Warrior: Part One

This first installment in an ongoing series will cover everything you need to know about lighting control.