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Josh Norem is a freelance technology writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Windows recovery disk tip: When and if it needs updating

Once you make your Windows recovery disk, do you ever need to update it? We asked Microsoft, and this is what we learned.

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Lenovo Yoga 910 review: A host of excellent upgrades make it a winner

Lenovo's Yoga 910 overhauls the Yoga 900, resulting in one of the best convertible laptops we've ever seen. The battery life is a fantastic 11 hours, too.

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4 Windows Command Prompt tricks everyone should know

For all of Windows 10's icons and tiles, sometimes, only the Command Prompt will do what you need to do. Learn these four special tricks to work smarter with your PC.

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How to reinstall Windows 10 without any bloatware

Windows 10 actually has the ability to install just the OS without any additional software, which is great news for those with prebuilt systems laden with unwanted software.

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Acer Predator 15 review: A fast, affordable gaming laptop trapped in a heavy chassis

The Acer Predator returns with a slimmed-down pricetag and a beefed-up chassis.

Everything you need to know about Windows 10 recovery drives

We take a look at the recovery drive, one of the most useful troubleshooting tools included with Windows 10.

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When your Windows 10 login password fails, you need a recovery drive

Your Windows 10 PC could lose track of your password due to an upgrade gone awry, or some other unexpected hiccup. We have a few workarounds.

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The easy way to save Facebook videos

There's an easy way to save any video posted to Facebook—as easy as adding one letter to the URL. Here's how.

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Alienware 13 (2016) review: The first OLED gaming laptop has landed

Alienware's 13-inch gaming laptop not only offers a stunning OLED screen, but also a redesigned chassis, solid construction, and superb performance. It's the whole package.

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How to customize Windows 10 colors

You can tweak the built-in Windows 10 color palette quite easily; you just have to know where to look!

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Origin EON17-X review: Hot and loud, but oh so fast

The EON17-X embraces the big and bad stereotype for gaming laptops, delivering generous amounts of performance, heat, and noise.

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MSI GT73VR Titan review: This gaming PC excels with a GTX 1080 and G-Sync panel

MSI's fully loaded GT73VR Titan gaming laptop can go toe-to-toe with a desktop rig.

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How to create sublabels in Gmail

Gmail lets you attach labels to email for easy organization, but you can also create sublabels to fine-tune your mail sorting.

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How to know when your SSD could die

SSDs have a finite lifespan. Here's how to tell how "old" your drive is, and whether you need to prepare for an untimely death.

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Stop HTML5 autoplay videos in Chrome, Firefox, Opera (but not Edge, Explorer, Safari)

Websites have shifted from Flash to HTML5 for video, because many browsers now allow native disabling of Flash. Here's what you now need to know to stop videos from playing as soon as the page loads.