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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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Computer Protection 101: Required for All Majors

Whether you're writing a chem lab, computer code or a term paper on Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales," your PC is the most essential item you'll take to college. So before you buy new skinny jeans, stock up on T-shirts or plan your dorm room décor, make sure your laptop is ready for the rigors of...

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Tech Education Series: WHAT? My Email Attachments Won't Open

Many emails contain attachments--from photos of adorable kittens to complex spreadsheets for work. If you click on an email attachment and it won't open, one of two things is most likely to blame.

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Tech Education Series: Why Do I Have All Those Popups?

Just like witches in the "Wizard of Oz," some popups are good and some are bad...very, very bad. Good popups are legitimate ads produced by legitimate companies for legitimate purposes. For the most part, the Internet is free, and those who work hard and spend a lot of money providing...

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Beware! Is Someone Watching You?

Isn't it annoying when you open your laptop on a plane and the nosy stranger sitting next to you peers at your screen? That's the least of your worries. Connecting your laptop to a plane's WiFi is just like connecting to a public WiFi hotspot and poses some very real security risks. Lik...

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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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