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  • How to Turn on Your PC's Firewall

    How to Turn on Your PC's Firewall

    Your Windows PC's firewall is a strong defense against malware, hackers and other sorts of Internet nasties. Here's how to turn it on.

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  • How to Defrag Your PC

    How to Defrag Your PC

    It's simple to improve your computer's performance if you know how to defragment it.

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  •  How to Erase Your Data From an Old Computer or Phone

    How to Erase Your Data From an Old Computer or Phone

    When you ditch your old computer or smartphone, do you wipe it clean of personal data? How about when your work computer is upgraded? Here's how to ma...

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  • Your Guide to Building a Gaming PC

    Your Guide to Building a Gaming PC

    If you want the biggest selection of games (at the best prices) on the most powerful hardware, your best bet is to build a gaming PC.

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  • 15 Ways to Speed Up Your Boot and Shutdown Times

    15 Ways to Speed Up Your Boot and Shutdown Times

    Kick-start your sluggish boot and speed up your shut down with these tips & tools

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  • 7 Computer-Security Fixes to Make Right Now

    7 Computer-Security Fixes to Make Right Now

    Cyber threats aren't going away, but tried-and-true security methods will still keep you safe from even the latest dangers. Your computer security pla...

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  • BitTorrent Intros Secure, Private Dropbox Alternative

    BitTorrent Intros Secure, Private Dropbox Alternative

    BitTorrent Labs has launched a pre-alpha of BitTorrent Sync, a local non-cloud distributed syncing service.

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  • Reusing Old Computers & Routers

    Reusing Old Computers & Routers

    Nearly everyone has an old laptop, desktop or router collecting dust in the basement or garage. Here are 17 ways to put that old tech to new use.

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  • How (And Why) To Build Your Own Laptop

    How (And Why) To Build Your Own Laptop

    Even a novice do-it-yourselfer can handle our simple recipe for building a "whitebook" homemade laptop. Customization was never so easy.

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