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The internet exploded Friday with the news that Google Chrome extensions are being sold and injected with adware. But the little-known and much more important fact is that your extensions are spying on you and selling your browsing history to shady corporations. HTG investigates.

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Malware isn’t the only online threat to worry about. Social engineering is a huge threat, and it can hit you on any operating system. In fact, social engineering can also occur over the phone and in face-to-face situations.

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A false positive is a mistake that happens occasionally — the antivirus thinks a download is harmful when it’s actually safe. But malicious people may try to trick you into downloading malware with this assurance.

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Hooking up a desktop computer to a monitor is simple; you just plug it in and it works.  Connecting a laptop to a television should be just as easy, right?  Well, not always.  Read on as we explain several ways to hook up a laptop to your TV.

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Windows 8 was very different from Windows 7, but change is only speeding up — Windows 8.1 has seen quite a few changes since Windows 8. You’ll have new things to learn, whichever which version of Windows you’re upgrading from.

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What does every geek do when their computer starts to run slow or give them trouble?  They open the task manager and look at the running processes.  This guide will teach you what to look for and how to prioritize running processes to make your computer run more smoothly.

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Chrome 32 now offers a new feature on Windows 8: A full-screen, Chrome OS-style desktop mode. The Chrome app launcher can bring Chrome OS to the Windows desktop, but Chrome can now replace the Windows desktop entirely.

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There are few things that compare to the special peace and joy one can find when spending an evening outside enjoying the quiet beauty of moonlight. Turn your Nexus 7’s screen into a denizen of the night with the first in our series of Moonlight Wallpaper collections.

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Do you enjoy working on DIY projects and would love to get your kids interested in them as well? Then today’s tutorial video is a great place to begin. This “starter” DIY project is perfect for the kids to work on over the weekend as they make their very own MacGyver-style flashlight!

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Mailing lists are an old tool in the email arsenal, but their implementation in Gmail isn’t immediately intuitive. Read on as we show you how to email groups using your Gmail account.

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Steam Machines, also known as Steamboxes, are Valve’s attempt at bringing PC gaming to the living room. In a way, they’ll compete with game consoles like the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U.

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While we may not think about it very much, there is quite a bit more going on ‘behind the scenes’ than we might realize when browsing the internet. We explore the reasons why our browsers are busy contacting unknown third-party websites in today’s SuperUser Q&A post.

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Depending on your location, you may have found yourself strictly limited on the amount of time you could listen to Spotify each month after the first six months had passed with your free account. But starting this week, Spotify has removed the streaming time limit restrictions on all free accounts, so grab your favorite pair of headphones and ‘lose yourself’ in the music!

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Rsync is one of the most useful utilities for a server administrator, but it syncs everything by default, which can be annoying if your application creates a lot of temporary files. Here’s how to exclude files when using rsync.

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Do you prefer Google Chrome to Microsoft’s Windows 8 apps? Well, you’re in luck, even if you have a Windows 8 PC. You can swap the entire “Modern” environment for the Chrome OS desktop, hiding the Windows 8 interface entirely.

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