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EW! Look What's on Your Keyboard

Your keyboard--yeah, the very one your hands touch hours each day--could be covered in harmful disease-causing bacteria, including E. coli and staph. That's the word from a British study conducted by microbiolog...

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What Really Happens When You Hit 'Delete'?

Don't you sometimes wish that life had a DELETE button? You say something stupid to your spouse, just hit delete. You burp in front of the CEO, just hit delete.

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Do You Curse at Your PC? Try THIS Instead

We love them. We hate them. We can't live without them. But sometimes we just have to yell *$#%@*+ to our computer because it's so *$#%@*+ sloooow.

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Tech Education Series: How to Uninstall Unused Programs

One of the common culprits behind a slow computer are unused programs running in the background, using up valuable resources. Take back your PC power by finding the programs slowing you down and getting rid of them, or at least shutting them down. We've compiled a few easy steps to help you uninstal...

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School is Over and it's Time to Spruce Up Your PC!

Having a clean space -- whether it's your house, car, desk or garage -- makes an impact on your daily life, reducing stress and saving time. And when it comes to your computer, keeping things neat and tidy is even more important because it directly affects how fast and productively your computer run...

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Dads and Grads: The Perfect Gift for Both

It's that time of year again: Gift-buying season for dads and grads. We lump them together because they rhyme. Really!?! Face it, buying gifts for your father or that recent high school or college graduate is hard. But trust us on this. Dad does not want another tie. And your favorite g...

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Fact or Fiction? Top 5 computer myths debunked

When a "tech expert" says to buy a computer with more RAM, or that it's necessary to drain your battery completely before recharging it, how do you determine fact from fiction? There are many self-proclaimed experts spreading misinformation about how to operate technology. Many of these...

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The Safe Way to Recycle Technology (and get a little something in return)

At Assist by AOL, we're all about helping people get the most out of their electronic devices. But when you get to that point where you've used your device for quite some time and you've started eyeing the newest gadgets on the market, we strong...

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