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Is It Safe to Sell My Old Modem or Router?

If you have an old router lying around that you no longer need, you might be tempted to sell it or give it away. Fortunately, your old router is unlikely to give away any revealing information about you, but it’s a good idea …

3 Fun Linux Tools to Run on Windows 10 With WSL

We’ve shown you how to install a Linux terminal in Windows 10 with the Windows Subsystem for Linux. But now that you’ve got this command-line interface (CLI) what are you going to do with it? Here are some fun ideas beyond th…

The Fastest Way to Open Your Camera on Android

A smartphone makes it easy to snap photos in your daily life. However, some of those moments are fleeting. We’ll show you the fastest way to launch the camera on your Android phone. Never miss a shot again….

How to Watch the Coke Zero Sugar 400 Live Online

NASCAR’s return to fan-filled events revs up with the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Florida’s Daytona International Speedway. The August 28, 2021 race, going live at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, will once again be the finale of NASCAR’s re…

The Best Chromebooks of 2023

Today’s Chromebooks rival Windows PCs and Macs in functionality and quality. These “glorified web browsers” running Chrome OS are capable of everything you need for school or work, editing photos, and can even run Android an…

How to Right-Click

You might have seen “right-click” mentioned while reading how-to instructions. But what does it mean? In some cases, it’s more than just clicking your right mouse button. We’ll show you how to right-click on several different…

6 Tips for Taking Better Selfies

Selfies are a fun form of photographic expression. Modern smartphones have ditched the shabby front-facing potato cameras of yore in favor of 12 megapixel depth-sensing arrays with Night Mode and simulated studio lighting….

How to Hide Apps on Android

Everyone has apps they may not want other people to know they use. That’s why many Android home screen launchers allow you to hide apps. We’ll show you how to set it up so you can keep prying eyes away….

5 Websites Every PC Gamer Should Bookmark

Sure, there are lots of PC game stores online. But there’s more to PC gaming than buying games—unless you’re playing the metagame of accumulating games in Steam sales and never playing them. Here are five sites every PC gam…

What Is Full-Array Local Dimming?

If you’re buying a new TV, you might come across terms like “dimming zones” or “full-array local dimming” in marketing materials. Understanding what this means and how it relates to image quality can help you make a better bu…

The Best Webcams of 2023

Streaming on Twitch and video conferencing on Zoom are more popular than ever, which means you’ve probably realized your computer’s webcam isn’t great. Thankfully, one of these excellent cameras will make you look good durin…

How to Use the fsck Command on Linux

All of our important data sits in a file system of one type or another, and file system issues are bound to happen. On Linux, we can use the fsck command to find and fix file system errors.

Why You Should Use Multiple Web Browsers

If you think you just need a single web browser, think again. We recommend using multiple web browsers on your computer, especially if you work and perform personal tasks on the same system. Here’s why you should consider add…

What Is an Edison Bulb?

Edison lights are modern, reproduction bulbs that harken back to the very first lightbulb made by Thomas Edison in 1879: a glass vacuum globe that let you see through to the filament inside. Check out a few modern options bel…

What Are Decentralized VPNs?

Decentralized VPNs might be the latest way in which we can stay safe on the web—and are even touted as a way in which we can change the way the internet works. But what are these services exactly, and how do they work?…

What Is a Retina Display?

Apple loves to use the term “Retina display” in its marketing materials, but what exactly does this mean? And why are there so many different types of displays that carry this label? Let’s take a closer look at the phrase….
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