Thomas Lockwood Jr

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11 Ways To Make Your PC Run Faster

From small tweaks to your settings to purchasing some new RAM, there's plenty of options for everyone's budget and skillset.<p>So before you toss your computer aside for a new one, try out these suggestions to get your PC chugging along again.

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What's up with watts; how many watts do your speakers need?

How much is enough? 25, 50, 100 or more watts, or maybe a lot less; the Audiophiliac ponders the wattage question.<p>Amplifier power is one of the most misunderstood questions facing audio consumers. That is, how many watts do we need? The short answer is, if you crave high volume, have wild parties …

Don't Pay to Find Out if You're Affected by the Super Hack

Why pay for something you're entitled to by law?<p>Yesterday’s New York Times story about a super-sized data leak got a lot of attention because of the huge numbers in it: 1.2 billion username and password combinations, including half a billion email addresses, have been gathered up from 420,000 …

Three Ways To Protect Yourself From Hackers

Another day, another data breach. At least that’s what it feels like after the data firm Hold Security made public its discovery that a gang of Russian hackers has made off with a cache of 1.2 billion user name/password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses. As reported by the New …

The best Wi-Fi routers you can buy right now

Let's face it, routers are now a big part of our daily lives. Whether for your connected home or just at the office, jumping on a Wi-Fi connection is …

You've been hacked! Here's what to do

Russian criminals have stolen more than 1.2 billion Internet usernames and passwords, and the odds are decent that some of yours might be among them.<p>There's no need to panic at this point -- Hold Security, the firm that discovered the theft, says the gang isn't in the business of stealing your bank …

50 Best Websites 2014

10 Minute Mail<p>In case its name didn’t give it away, 10 Minute Mail sets you up with a self-destructing email address that expires in — you guessed it …

9 tips every Windows user should know

Bypass the sign-in screen<p>Boot to desktop mode<p>Understand the Start button<p>Customize the Start menu<p>Disable hot corners<p>See all of your apps<p>Change the default apps<p>Set a universal wallpaper<p>Create a system image<p>Bonus: Don’t forget about updates

This Is How Drastically Your Windows Computer Has Changed Over The Years

We've come a long way from the aging, chunky monitors we used to play "The Oregon Trail" in elementary school.<p>And, as computers have become slimmer and more sleek, so has the software that goes along with it.<p>Here's a look at how Windows has changed throughout the years.

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Tiny Wireless Earbuds Could Be Damn Near Invisible When In Use

Two tiny, cylindrical earbuds that could be great–if you don’t lose them.<p>Earin, currently attracting tons of money on Kickstarter, is a tiny wireless earbud product that’s a bit different from anything currently on the market–and by doing things so differently, it might be the first pair of …

Microsoft bets on Kinect-like gestures for the future of Windows Phone

Microsoft is trying to cram Kinect-like features into its future flagship Windows Phone handsets. At least one device, codenamed McLaren, will debut on a range of US carriers later this year with features that let you hover your finger over the screen to interact with games and applications without …