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Dell Latitude 7285 becomes world's first wireless charged 2-in-1 notebook

The Dell Latitude 7285 is the first WiTricity-enabled consumer device that charges wirelessly at a distance and through materials, without precise alignment to a charging pad.

IT pro toolbox tour

If you're in the business of repairing PCs, smartphones, or tablets, then you need the tools to help you get the job done in a fast, efficient, and safe way. Updated with reader suggestions July 2017.

How much power does your smartphone charger waste?

How many smartphone and tablet chargers do you have? Ever wonder how much it's costing you to leave them plugged in 24/7, or whether you should unplug them when they're not in use to save a few dollars?

Computers that fit in the palm of your hand

It's not that long ago that a computer was something housed in a huge beige box that weighed as much as an engine block and took up a good half your desk. Now you can get powerful computers can fit comfortably in the palm of your ha...

How to master Google Chrome

Essential tips and tricks you need if you want to master Google Chrome.

Make Google Chrome kinder to your laptop's battery

Google Chrome is a great browser that's used on more than half of the computers out there. But it's also a big power hog for those who have to work on laptops or tablets. Here's how to make it use less power.

Why smartphone and laptop batteries explode, and what can you do to protect yourself

Make no mistake, a faulty lithium-ion battery is incredibly dangerous, and it can explode. Thankfully, explosions and fires don't happen all that often.

Caring for your rechargeable batteries

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

Nine Apple products you shouldn't buy

As Apple more and more morphs into a smartphone company (albeit a wildly profitable smartphone company), a number of products in the Apple lineup are being allowed to wither and die. Other products are ready for an imminent update. Here's a list of Apple products that you shouldn't buy.

Better, faster, cheaper Raspberry Pi alternatives

Here is a selection of single board computers for homebrew projects and automation, with prices starting at only $5. (Updated July 5, 2017)

Best Android phones for 2017 (July edition)

Looking for a new Android smartphone? Here are a selection of high-end Android-powered smartphones that will satisfy even the most demanding users.

Best Raspberry Pi operating systems

If you've not explored the wealth of operating systems available for the Raspberry Pi then you're really doing yourself - and your board - disservice. Here are five of the best Raspberry Pi operating systems available, with their individual strengths outlined.

Best smartphone case for the beach

Sand, water, salt spray, rocks. Surviving the beach presents unique challenges for both smartphones and smartphone cases.

The best replacement Lightning cable for your iPhone

Has your iPhone Lightning charging cable broken again? Are you tired of spending big bucks on cables for your iPhone that only last a few months? Here are some replacements that have been tested for durability and performance.

How to add a microSD card slot to your iPhone or iPad

Running out of space for photos? Tired of paying Apple big bucks for storage when Android users get to enjoy the convenience of a microSD card slot? Here how you can add a microSD card slot to your iPhone or iPad.

Best iPhone accessories for under $25

Equip your iPhone with some the best accessories available without breaking the bank.

How to wipe your data off hard drives, SSD, flash drives, iPhones, iPads or Android devices

Here's everything you need to know about securely wiping your data off hard drives (HDDs), solid state drives (SSDs), flash drives, and iOS and Android devices.

Speed up your old PC

Got an old PC? Here's how to breathe new life into your old desktop system.

The $18 'key' that will protect your Facebook and Google account, log you into your PC or Mac, and more

YubiKey offers a quick, cost-effective and simple way to protect your data, both online and offline, whether for personal use, business, enterprise, or even developers.

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