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Move over sci-fy! The world of the future is here today. We’re surrounded by smart TVs, phones, watches, cars, houses, and hundreds of others interconnected devices. With the whole world at our fingertips, it’s more important than ever to stay safe, stay informed, and stay on top of the latest and greatest.

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I Was Stalked with an Apple AirTag—Here’s What I Wish I’d Known

Tech aimed at making our lives easier is now the perfect stalking tool—and it's terrifying

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How to Find and Disable a Hidden Apple AirTag That Could Be Tracking You

Apple's new tracking device was created to help you find lost items, but experts warn that AirTags could also put...


This $11 Amazon-Loved Laptop Cleaner Wipes Away Keyboard Crumbs

Kiss crumbs, smudges, and smears goodbye with this do-it-all laptop cleaning tool.


What’s a Multi-Device Charging Station, And Do You Need One?

Charge all of your devices simultaneously without scrambling to find a mess of cords and outlets.


This $28 Key Finder Makes Locating Lost Items Easy

This clever product makes losing important belongings a thing of the past, and it's less than $30.

The Best Phone Cleaners to Sanitize Your Phone

Your phone is gross, but a UV light phone sanitizer can blast bacteria out of every nook and cranny.


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How to Clean Your iPhone’s Charging Port

If your iPhone won't charge with a Lightning cable plugged in, a dirty charging port might be to blame. This...

How to Clean AirPods Without Damaging Them

Experts give the lowdown on how to clean earwax, sweat, and other gunk off your AirPods and AirPods case.


How to Clean a Laptop Screen Without Damaging It

Whether you use a PC or Mac, laptop or monitor, this guide will teach you how to safely clean your...


How to Clean a TV Screen

Follow this expert advice for making your LCD, LED, and OLED TV screens sparkle.


Our Tech Editor’s #1 Pick for Black Friday This Year

Here's what our Tech Editor is adding to her cart ahead of Black Friday (and you should too).

Here’s How to Find Lost AirPods

The music doesn't have to stop here. There's an easy way to find your favorite earbuds in minutes.


This Is What Your iPhone’s Low Power Mode Really Does

This feature is surprisingly useful—even when your iPhone isn't about to die. Here's when and how to use Low Power...


What Is the Amazon Astro Home Robot and What Can It Do?

Meet the Amazon Astro Home Robot, Amazon's first-ever robotic home assistant.


The Amazon Smart Plug Has Almost Half a Million Ratings—Here’s Why

The Amazon Smart Plug does everything from providing home security to turning on the coffee pot from bed. It's an...


Is Apple Scanning Your iPhone Photos? Here’s What You Need to Know

Experts explain Apple's controversial new plan to scan your iPhone photos—and what it could mean for your privacy.

17 Best Laptop Backpacks for Every Style and Budget

Laptops follow their owners everywhere these days. These are the best options for safely and comfortably toting yours around.


The Best Affordable Laptops for Back-to-School

These budget-friendly laptops are perfect for students and casual web surfers. You're welcome!


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The 4 Things You Need to Do Before Deleting an App

Removing an app isn't as simple as it sounds.


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25 Smartphone Accessibility Settings You Need to Know About

These accessibility settings will change the way you use your phone, whether you have a disability or simply want to...


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What Is Amazon Sidewalk? And Why You Might Want to Opt Out

If you have specific Amazon devices, you're now automatically sharing your home Internet connection with Amazon Sidewalk. Your personal privacy...


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How to Block Websites on Chrome

Follow these step-by-step instructions to block websites on Chrome using your desktop and mobile devices.


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5 Common Cash App Scams and How to Avoid Them

Fraudsters and thieves are using Cash App to steal people's money, raising questions about how secure this contactless payment app...


How to Save a Video from Facebook Messenger

You can rewatch videos any time you want by saving them to your smartphone or computer. No Wi-Fi connection necessary!

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How to Screen Record on an iPhone

There's a simple (and quick!) way to take a screen recording on your iPhone. Here's how to do it.


How to Save a Video on Facebook (to Watch Later)

You don't need to open Facebook to watch your favorite videos every single time. Here's how to save a video...


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Google Home vs. Amazon Echo: Find the Best Smart Speaker for You

Choose wisely and you’ll make your life a whole lot easier.


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How to Spot Apple ID Phishing Scams

Scams are getting more sophisticated. Learn what to look for so you don't fall prey to an Apple phishing email.


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18 of the Most Useful Alexa Accessories

Your favorite virtual assistant can now do everything from adjusting your thermostat to changing the channel on your TV. Find...


What Is Amazon’s Alexa and What Can It Do?

What can Alexa do? A better question might be: What can't Alexa do?!