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Budget (under $300) laptops for work and play

Not every wants to throw down thousands of dollars for a new laptop. Here are a handful of systems, all priced under $300.

Why you should never trust a zipped laptop bag, even if it's padlocked

A lot of people asking me why I choose a hard case to carry my laptop and other valuables in as opposed to a zipped laptop bag where the zip can be secured with a padlock. It's because zips are horribly insecure.

Here's how fake telephone tech support scams work

Interested in finding out how fake telephone tech support scams work? Well, grab a cup or glass of your favorite beverage, and prepare to be educated, entertained, and horrified.

Best laptops for work and play (July 2016 edition)

A selection of powerful laptops to boost your productivity, whether you want Windows, MacOS, or even Linux. Here are laptops and 2-in-1 systems from a variety of OEMs to suit most budgets.

iOS 10: Will it be the rebirth or the death of the iPad?

iOS 10 is set to make a lot of iPads obsolete. Will this be the catalyst for a wave of upgrades, or will it be the beginning of the end of the iPad?

Here are all the iPhones and iPads that iOS 10 will make obsolete

iOS 10 will sweep a whole lot of iPhones and iPads into obsolescence.

Here's why 2-in-1 PCs are destroying the iPad and Android tablets

Don't be fooled by fans of iPads and Android tablets - it's much easier to get real work done on a Windows-powered 2-in-1 PC than it is on Android or iOS-powered hardware.

What's the best - and worst - browser for Windows 10?

Top browsers Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer are pitted against each other to find out which is the best browser for Windows 10, and which is the worst.

Five free alternatives to Evernote

Evernote's latest rejigging of pricing and features has got a lot of users down. But fear not, because there are a number of alternatives out there - and for the most part they are totally free.

Android is imploding, and there's nothing that can be done to stop it

There are more OEMs scrambling over one another for attention than there are customers to go around.

Build your own $4,250 10-core 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.

iPhone 7 leak suggests big storage upgrade coming

The latest iPhone 7 rumor suggests that Apple is going to tackle the second biggest annoyance that users have with the iPhone - not enough storage.

What's the best smartphone case for the beach?

Sand, water, salt spray, rocks. Surviving the beach presents unique challenges for a smartphone case.

Apple's 'next big thing' might already be here

Analysts, pundits, and fans alike are desperate for Apple to get busy and unveil the "next big thing" to keep the dollars flowing as iPhone sales soften. But that "next big thing" could already be here.

Best Android smartphones: July 2016

Let's take a look a selection of the very best Android handsets currently available.

Android N finally gets a name: Nougat, not Nutella

Android N has an official name, but if you were hoping for Nutella, you're going to be disappointed.

A 'more money than sense' iPhone Pro is just what Apple needs

Opinion: As iPhone sales have become soft, one way for Apple to reinvigorate sales while simultaneously keeping the average selling price strong and not hurting those who want a cheap iPhone is to unveil a Pro model.

Huawei MateBook 2-in-1 first impressions: iPad quality, but with the added bonus of Windows 10

The new Windows 10 powered 2-in-1 feels more like an iPad than a Windows 10 tablet, and that's a very good thing.

HP's new Chromebook 11 G5 promises 12.5 hours battery life

HP's new Chromebook promises long battery life at a budget price.

What Google needs to beat the iPhone

It's clear that no Android OEM has the clout to compete head-to-head with Apple. But a company that could have the influence and power to do that is Google.

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