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3 Days Ago   All the various music streaming services desperately try to differentiate themselves with personalization features and the occasional exclusive. If you ask me, however, they're all pretty much the same with similar catalogs.

3 Days Ago   A favorite pastime among Windows 10 users is to figure out ways to save Windows Spotlight images to their PC. Usually this is done through a little bit of trickery that involves finding where the images are stored on your hard drive.

3 Days Ago   Just because Windows 7 is close to eight years old doesn’t mean you still can’t find ridiculous bugs that can crash your PC. Russian-language site Habrhabr.ru recently published one such bug that apparently causes problems if you simply visit a website, as first noticed by Ars Technica.

4 Days Ago   If you’re serious about protecting your PC—and any unsaved work or game you might have open on it—you need an uninterruptible power supply (UPS). A UPS is a surge protector and emergency battery in one, meant to keep devices safe and humming along when the power goes out.

5 Days Ago   A favorite camera among business people and Twitch streamers alike is on sale today at Amazon for a really great price.  The online retailer has the Logitech C920 webcam on sale for $50.

5 Days Ago   We’re still waiting on Acer to release its show-stopping 4K HDR G-Sync monitor, the XB272-HDR, expected sometime before July. In the meantime, Acer just announced a new ultra-wide QHD curved monitor, the Predator Z35P.

5 Days Ago   Computex kicks off in Taipei next week, and it’s there that we’ll see the first liquid-cooled power supply for PCs in a long time: FSP’s wild Hydro PTM+.

6 Days Ago   Snapping screenshots in Windows 10 can be helpful indeed. Screenshots are useful for quickly showing someone what's on your desktop, or grabbing a quick moment from a video that you need to share.

6 Days Ago   Raspberry Pi retailer Element 14 recently announced a flashy new mini desktop kit for the Raspberry Pi 3, dubbed the Pi Desktop. The core concept’s similar to Intel’s sleek NUC—just with lower-powered hardware and a lot more DIY.

6 Days Ago   Sure, it’s 2017, but if you miss the old days of iGoogle personalized homepages, there are a few Chrome extensions that can provide something similar on your new tab page.

7 Days Ago   As part of Amazon's Gold Box Deals today, Anker is selling some of its input devices at a steep discount. Of the PC input deals, the one device that really caught our eye was Anker's ergonomic wireless mouse for $15.

7 Days Ago   Dish is getting serious about voice control. The company just announced that you can now use Amazon Echo’s Alexa to control any generation of a Hopper DVR or a Wally satellite receiver.

7 Days Ago   Every time I open my Chromebook and see that an update is available, I get a twinge of excitement. Is this the moment that my Acer Chromebook will finally get Android apps?

7 Days Ago   We've all been there. You read about a great little traditional desktop application or utility that you think will be a great help. Once it's downloaded, boom!, Windows 10 blocks it thanks to Windows Defender SmartScreen, a feature that prevents unrecognized apps from running.

10 Days Ago   Prior to the Creators Update rollout last month, I did a refresh of my Windows installation to shake out a few nagging problems. After the refresh, I noticed that Microsoft did me the very unhelpful favor of removing the Control Panel in the WinX power user menu that appears when you right-click Start or tap the Windows key + X keyboard shortcut.

10 Days Ago   The results are in for the second annual Google Play Awards, the company’s new tradition to honor excellence in the world of Android apps. In late April, we took a look at the 60 nominees across the Play Award’s 12 categories.

10 Days Ago   It seems like only yesterday, or just over seven weeks ago, that we found out Destiny 2 would be coming to PC, shedding the original's console-only shackles.

11 Days Ago   A few retailers have a Samsung 23-inch 1080p monitor on sale this week, but Staples wins the crown for having the best deal. Right now, the office retailer is selling the Samsung LS24D300HL for $100.

11 Days Ago   Google Assistant, and by extension, the Google Home smart speaker, can now control a raft of smart home appliances, including products from big names such as iRobot, LG, GE Appliances, and D-Link.

11 Days Ago   Twitter is dumping its support for Do Not Track (DNT), changing how it shares user data with third parties, and holding any web browsing data it collects for a longer duration—all to better aid in ad targeting, of course.

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