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Move over sci-fy! The world of the future is here today. We’re surrounded by smart TVs, phones, watches, cars, houses, and hundreds of others interconnected devices. With the whole world at our fingertips, it’s more important than ever to stay safe, stay informed, and stay on top of the latest and greatest.

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    The Best Phone Cleaners to Sanitize Your Phone

    Your phone is gross, but a UV light phone sanitizer can blast bacteria out of every nook and cranny.

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    How to Clean Your iPhone’s Charging Port

    If your iPhone won't charge with a Lightning cable plugged in, a dirty charging port might be to blame. This...


    How to Clean AirPods Without Damaging Them

    Experts give the lowdown on how to clean earwax, sweat, and other gunk off your AirPods and AirPods case.


    How to Clean a Laptop Screen Without Damaging It

    Whether you use a PC or Mac, laptop or monitor, this guide will teach you how to safely clean your...


    How to Clean a TV Screen

    Follow this expert advice for making your LCD, LED, and OLED TV screens sparkle.

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    How to Clean Your Cell Phone—And How Often You Should

    Your phone is grosser than you realize. Here's how to clean it properly.


    Our Tech Editor’s #1 Pick for Black Friday This Year

    Here's what our Tech Editor is adding to her cart ahead of Black Friday (and you should too).

    Can You Really See Who Views Your Facebook Profile?

    Admit it: You've always wondered who might be snooping around your Facebook page.


    Here’s How to Find Lost AirPods

    The music doesn't have to stop here. There's an easy way to find your favorite earbuds in minutes.


    This Is What Your iPhone’s Low Power Mode Really Does

    This feature is surprisingly useful—even when your iPhone isn't about to die. Here's when and how to use Low Power...


    What Is the Amazon Astro Home Robot and What Can It Do?

    Meet the Amazon Astro Home Robot, Amazon's first-ever robotic home assistant.

    The Amazon Smart Plug Has Almost Half a Million Ratings—Here’s Why

    The Amazon Smart Plug does everything from providing home security to turning on the coffee pot from bed. It's an...


    Is Apple Scanning Your iPhone Photos? Here’s What You Need to Know

    Experts explain Apple's controversial new plan to scan your iPhone photos—and what it could mean for your privacy.


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    This Is How Often You Should Shut Down Your Computer

    Do you shut down your computer every night or leave it in sleep mode? Tech experts explain how often your...


    17 Best Laptop Backpacks for Every Style and Budget

    Laptops follow their owners everywhere these days. These are the best options for safely and comfortably toting yours around.


    The Best Affordable Laptops for Back-to-School

    These budget-friendly laptops are perfect for students and casual web surfers. You're welcome!

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    The 4 Things You Need to Do Before Deleting an App

    Removing an app isn't as simple as it sounds.


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    How to Tell If Your Computer Has Been Hacked

    Even if you're not a CEO or government official, hackers may be out to steal your private information. Here are...


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    25 Smartphone Accessibility Settings You Need to Know About

    These accessibility settings will change the way you use your phone, whether you have a disability or simply want to...


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    What Is Amazon Sidewalk? And Why You Might Want to Opt Out

    If you have specific Amazon devices, you're now automatically sharing your home Internet connection with Amazon Sidewalk. Your personal privacy...


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    14 Photos You Should Carry with You at All Times—But Don’t

    It's a little-used life hack, but your photo library can save you time and frustration by putting important information literally...


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    How to Block Websites on Chrome

    Follow these step-by-step instructions to block websites on Chrome using your desktop and mobile devices.


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    12 Texting Habits You Might Not Realize Are Annoying

    Who knew ending your text messages with periods was such a crime?


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    5 Common Cash App Scams and How to Avoid Them

    Fraudsters and thieves are using Cash App to steal people's money, raising questions about how secure this contactless payment app...

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    How to Save a Video from Facebook Messenger

    You can rewatch videos any time you want by saving them to your smartphone or computer. No Wi-Fi connection necessary!


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    How to Screen Record on an iPhone

    There's a simple (and quick!) way to take a screen recording on your iPhone. Here's how to do it.


    How to Save a Video on Facebook (to Watch Later)

    You don't need to open Facebook to watch your favorite videos every single time. Here's how to save a video...


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    Google Home vs. Amazon Echo: Find the Best Smart Speaker for You

    Choose wisely and you’ll make your life a whole lot easier.


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    How to Spot Apple ID Phishing Scams

    Once you know what to look for, you won't take the bait of a fake Apple email.


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    18 of the Most Useful Alexa Accessories

    Your favorite virtual assistant can now do everything from adjusting your thermostat to changing the channel on your TV. Find...