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The FitNatic Nourish, and other cautionary crowd-funding tales

Revelations of the sketchy track record of two members of the FitNatic team prompted us to look back at successful crowd-funding campaigns that failed to deliver.

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How T-Mobile's pricing is pushing AT&T and Verizon in a race to the bottom

In the wake of T-Mobile's aggressive, expansive plans, AT&T is the latest carrier to blink. But wait: Prices will drop much more.

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Lenovo recalls more than 500,000 power cords due to spark, burn risk

Nearly half a million Lenovo devices in the U.S. need to swap out their power cord ASAP after Lenovo recalls the LS-15 AC adapter.

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How to ditch Google for more privacy and fewer ads

Tired of targeted ads? Protect your user data with these alternatives to Google, Gmail, Chrome, and Google Drive.

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New browser extension warns you when articles are paid for by advertisers

Native advertising and sponsored content is a big trend at news sites these days. A new browser extension helps let you know when what you're reading is not editorial content.

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Six tips to building a huge social network

Use these expert tips to grow your social following.

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The host with the most: make party planning easier with apps

Don't let your big bash become a big burden. Use these tips to remove the stress and crank up the fun for your next party.

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For family fun, gather 'round the tablet

The family unit is getting torn apart by technology. Fight it head-on by using great tech for fun family time.

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To your health: handy apps can help you hit your goals

These fitness and nutrition apps will help you get active, track your progress, and feel your best.

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What to look for in your new PC

Our guide walks you through the basics of PC selection, helping you choose the ideal device to suit your needs.

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All about DDR4, the next-gen memory coming soon for PCs and mobile devices

DDR4 promises to run half as hot and twice as fast as good ol’ DDR3. Here’s what to look forward to as this memory gradually makes its way into PCs and mobile devices.

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Just my type: Find the device that fits your life

Need help figuring out which device is best for you? Take a look at these great tablets, 2 in 1s, and portable All-in-Ones powered by Intel.

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Turn tablet time into learning time with fun apps

If your kids love using tablets to play games, it's easy to sneak in some educational content without ruining the fun.

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Overcome Creative Roadblocks With the Help of Your Tablet

When inspiration is frustratingly out of reach, try one or more of these tips or tricks to bring it back home.

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Windows maintenance, done dirt-cheap

You don't need to buy a utility suite. You just need what Microsoft brought to the party, plus a couple of freebies, to keep Windows humming along.

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Where's my robot butler? Good (high-tech) help is hard to find

Robots in all shapes and sizes are starting to work alongside people more closely than ever

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Court's smackdown on net neutrality could hit you right in the pocket

A federal court has struck down key sections of the FCC's Open Internet Initiative, serving net neutrality a devastating legal blow.

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Beware the wait: financing gotcha may pose expensive problem for Mac Pro buyers

If you bought a Mac Pro using Apple's interest-free financing option, the wait times could spell trouble unless you pay close attention to your timing.

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Target confirms customer PINs were taken in breach, but says data is safe

But the PINs were encrypted and therefore should be inaccessible to hackers, according to the retailer

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How to extend the life of your devices

All devices have a finite life. And the more you abuse them, they quicker they die. These helpful tips will help you squeeze every last minute out of your precious devices.

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