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How much it costs to charge a smartphone for a year?

How much does the electricity needed to charge a smartphone over the course of a year cost? Under a dollar? A few dollars? Tens of dollars? Hundreds of dollars? Let's find out.

What the iPhone 7 needs to stay ahead of Android

While Apple likes to focus on making the new iPhone lighter, thinner, and faster, here are the five features the next iPhone needs. But will it get them?

Chrome for Windows to get battery performance boost

Google responds to Microsoft criticism that Chrome is a battery hog by introducing new power consumption enhancements.

Build yourself a $10 VR headset

Want to get a VR (Virtual Reality) headset but don't want to spend big bucks on one? Here's how you can transform an iPhone or pretty much any Android handset into a cool VR headset.

Quick and simple way to prevent laptop power cords fraying

I come across a lot of laptops with frayed power cords that are expensive to replace. Prevention is better than cure. Here's how to prevent the problem happening in the first place.

Build a monster 10-core high-end gaming/workstation PC

Intel has a new "king of CPUs," the 10-core Core i7-6950X Extreme Edition. Want this at the heart of your next PC? Here's what you'll need.

Every day carry (EDC) pocket tools and gadgets

Here is a tour of some of the useful tools and gadgets that I carry around with me on a day-to-day basis.

iPhone 7 rumor roundup: Release date, technical specs, pricing, and more

Here's everything you need to know about the new iPhone ahead of the official unveiling on Sept. 7.

Here's what else to expect at Apple's iPhone event

There's much more to Apple's September 7th event than just unveiling the next iPhone.

Top Android smartphones (September 2016)

Don't like the iPhone? Don't worry! There are plenty of Android smartphones that can beat the iPhone at its own game.

Huawei MediaPad M3 octa-core tablet

Huawei takes aim at the media-consumption market with a new octa-core tablet featuring a hi-res display and Harman Kardon-certified stereo speakers.

Approaching iPhone 7: Evolution of Apple's flagship

A tour of how the iPhone has changed over the years, starting with the first-generation iPhone released back in 2007.

Here's how much RAM your PC needs to run smoothly

Is there a case for more than 8GB of RAM? Sure there is, but the bang for the buck trails off beyond that point.

Diagnose car problems with your smartphone or tablet

Got a 'Check Engine' light on your dash, staring at you? Wonder what it means? Wonder how much it will cost you to fix? Wondering if you can fix it yourself, if only you knew what it meant?

'Touch Disease' defect affecting iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

If you start seeing a flickering gray bar at the top of your iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, then your phone is suffering from 'Touch Disease.'

Android Nougat leaps ahead of iOS 10

Google's focus on core features puts Nougat ahead of iOS 10 as Apple fumbles about trying to freshen up the user interface and revitalize stale apps.

How to jump the queue and download Android 7.0 Nougat now

Here's how you can get the Android 7.0 Nougat up and running on selected Android devices right now.

The future of Android likely means the death of Android

Opinion - Android has a lot of problems, and Google knows this, and is already making plans for the death of Android.

Here's how to make rechargeable batteries last for years

Whether it's a rechargeable battery inside a smartphone, tablet, or laptop, here are a set of tips to help you get the most from it.

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