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5 Inexpensive Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Chromebook

Chromebooks may be budget-priced, but that doesn't mean you should have to endure cut-rate performance. Here are five simple ways to boost your Chromebook's capabilities without breaking the bank. Read More >>

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How to Trade Bitcoin (and if You Should)

There's a digital gold rush sweeping the globe as investors try to cash in on Bitcoin, the notoriously volatile cryptocurrency. Getting involved yourself is easier—and riskier—than you think. Read More >>

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How to Install SteamOS

Valve recently released its Beta version of SteamOS, based on the Debian distro of Linux. Naturally, we were intrigued by its release and wanted to take the new OS for a test run. We've put together a guide on how to install the operating system. Read More >>

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How to Make the Switch from Android to iOS

Android is a fine OS, but the lure of a new iPhone may be too much to resist. If you're going to make the switch, you won't want to leave any scrap of your precious mobile identity in Android's cold robotic embrace. Here's how to pack up everything you'll need to bring to your new life in Apple's walled garden. Read More >>

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How to Make the Switch from iOS to Android

You've been hanging back, waffling back and forth. Android or iPhone? But it's decision time, and you've made the call: it's time to trade in the apple pie for some Kit Kats. Here's how to do it right. Read More >>

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How to Grow a Garden in a Garment Box

Cultivating an indoor garden is surprisingly easy these days, even if your studio apartment is only slightly bigger than a shoe box. And with a bit of resourcefulness and some minor MacGyvering, you can grow fresh produce year-round without sacrificing precious wardrobe-space. Read More >>

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How to Childproof Your Phones and Tablets, Without Being an Insane Control Freak

There are many ways to protect today's expensive gadgets from the inquisitive, dirty fingers of children. You can pretend they don’t exist and keep them on top of the wardrobe until they’re asleep, you can lock them down and make sure they only touch what you want them to, or you can be a good daddy and teach them the rights and wrongs of tech use. Read More >>

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Making The Perfect Gadget-Charging Bag

Smartphone. Tablet. Laptop. Maybe an e-reader, gaming device, and camera chucked in there too. Chances are, a lot of you carting around a lot of electronics on a daily basis, and most of it has a battery. Here's how to make the perfect gadget bag, one that not only carries your crap, but keeps it perpetually perked up too. Read More >>

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The Bluffer's Guide to Alcoholic Drinks

We all love the occasional tipple in our lives, but alcohol, as the world's most widespread and highly-consumed drug, is a bit of a social minefield. Here's a quick primer for those of you who've lived life so far on a diet of Tennet's Super and Frosty Jack. Read More >>

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How to Get Stock Android Without Rooting

So! You've got a Galaxy S4 or a HTC One or any of the long list of Android phones that have a third-party skin loosely blu-tacked on top. And, unsurprisingly, you don't like that skin, but you're not quite so desperate as to go root-crazy quite yet. Never fear: virtually stock Android is just a few downloads away. Read More >>

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How to Cook Virtually Anything in a Rice Cooker

It's true! This magical device isn't just capable of cooking delicious rice, it can also be used to bake bread, make porridge, cook a mean chilli, a chunky frittata, and even chocolate cake. It's an ingenious way to prepare delicious food on a budget, with the added bonus that you won't make a huge mess in the process. Here're five ideas to get you started. Read More >>

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The Realistic Guide to Learning How to Run

Step 1 -- Go running. The astute reader might've noticed that, in contrast with the established rules of guide-writing, I have effectively started at the end. Well done; pat yourself on the back, astute reader. The best possible advice for a new runner is to try and run a mile, then two...then run a 5k, throw up and don't run again for two weeks. Congratulations, you are now a runner. Read More >>

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Bypass Your PC's Crummy Built-In Soundcard With an External DAC/Headphone Amplifier

If you consider yourself an audiophile, and have a large collection of digital music, you've probably spent a large chunk of change on a pair of headphones to plug into your PC or Mac. But here's the kicker: those headphones are only as good as the soundcard installed on your computer. And if you have a crummy soundcard, your music will sound lacklustre regardless of the luxury cans you slap over your ears. Read More >>

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Quick 'n Dirty Smartphone Photography Tips

Taking good photos with a smartphone is, at heart, pretty much the same as taking good photos with anything -- it's not a simple art. But that said, smartphones, with their touch interfaces and tiny little sensors have some particular quirks it's worth paying attention to. Read More >>

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Five Essential Knots Everyone Should Know

"If you don't know knots, tie lots" is a lie. When was the last time you saw some idiot staggering around with eleven granny knots holding his tie in place, just because he never learned how to do a tie knot? At the very bare minimum, every self-respecting human being should be able to execute these five bits of cordage-wizadry. It's just common sense. Read More >>

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