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Brian Burgess
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Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa, is convenient. But surprise items might end up at your doorstep. Here's how to prevent accidental voice purchases.
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VLC plays practically any audio or video files on practically any platform. But here are a few more things that it does that makes it even more awesome.
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This quick tip will show you how to set up different themes and wallpapers on your various Windows 10 devices.
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If you are going to sell your Xbox One, you'll want to set it to factory defaults first and make sure your data is erased from the console. Here's how.
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Increase the security on your #Windows10 device
We've shown how to create a four-digit PIN for logging into your Windows 10 system easier. Here's a look at how to make your PC more secure when logging in.
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Microsoft today released cumulative update KB3194496 for Windows 10 Anniversary edition, or version 1607. Here's a look at what has been improved.
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If you own an Amazon Echo device, with Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa, you might not be a fan of the default wake word. Here's how to change it.
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If you don’t want to install third-party software for screenshots, here’s a look at some keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10 to achieve the results you need.
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Touchscreen misbehaving? Windows 10 has a few quick and easy remedies to get it up and running again. Plus, we offer a few tips on what to do if those automatic fixes don't work.
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If you are going to sell your Xbox One, you'll want to set it to factory defaults first and make sure your data is erased from the console. Here's how.
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Amazon Prime members are reaping more benefits. The company recently announced "Prime Reading" which provides thousands of books and magazines for reading for free.
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Microsoft yesterday released the latest version of the Windows Insider preview for Windows 10 for PC and Mobile, Build 14936.
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Technology blogger and editor
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I'm a freelance technology journalist and blogger. I am currently the Editor in Chief groovyPost.com.

I have also contributed to the following notable tech sites:

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  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College
    Computer and Network Technology, 2012
  • Minnesota State University Moorhead
    Computer Science
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Microsoft makes Office 2016 Preview available for download
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Microsoft today launched Office 2016 Preview, making it available for users who want to get an early look at the latest iteration of the com

Review: Roku 3 (updated 2015 model)
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Roku has launched an updated version of its popular Roku 3 set-top box for 2015, which introduces voice search via the remote along with som

What's new in the latest Windows 10 for phones preview
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Last week, Microsoft released the latest tech preview of Windows 10 for phones, build 10051, which brings in new features and UI enhancement

More tips and tricks for Amazon Fire TV
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When we first reviewed Amazon's Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, both had plenty of features that make them viable contenders in the streaming dev

First look: Unlocking the new features in Microsoft's Project Spartan we...
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Microsoft promised a new streamlined web browser in Windows 10 that will effectively replace Internet Explorer. It's codenamed Project Spart

What's new in the latest Windows 10 tech preview (build 10041)
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Microsoft released the next build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview desktop OS last week to members of the Windows Insiders program. This

How to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 tech preview via Windows Update
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Microsoft will be launching Windows 10 later this year, and when it does, you'll be upgrading Windows 7 and 8.1 via Windows Update. This is

Video streaming options for cutting the cable cord
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Have you wanted to get rid of your cable or satellite company and cut the cord for good, but aren't sure where to begin? Here's a look at so

How to set up your new Windows PC the right way
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When you get a shiny new Ultrabook, desktop, or convertible Windows computer, you'll be tempted to dive right in and get to work or play. Ho

What's new in (and how to install) the Windows 10 Technical Preview for ...
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Microsoft released the first technical preview of Windows 10 for phones last week for members of the Windows Insiders program. While the bet

Review: A-Audio Icon and Legacy headphones
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A-Audio sent us two pairs of its latest headphones to review, its Legacy wired headphones and the Icon Bluetooth headphones. Here's our look

What's new in the latest Windows 10 technical preview
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Microsoft is continuing development of its latest desktop and mobile operating system, Windows 10, and revealed some more details at a media

More tips and tricks for Google Chromecast
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Google's Chromecast streaming device has been around for more than a year and its user base continues to grow. Having shown you some tips to

Review: Amazon Fire TV Stick
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Amazon entered the battle for living room when it launched its Fire TV set-top box earlier this year, and more recently it launched the Fire

Review: Google's Nexus Player
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Google's attempts to stake its claim in the living room have been a little hit and miss, with the well-received (and cheap) Chromecast falli

2014 Smartwatch Comparison Guide
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Wearables still aren't quite mainstream products, but smartwatches did grow in popularity – not to mention quality – this year. Are you tryi

What's new in the latest Windows 10 build 9879?
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As Microsoft continues development of its new desktop operating system, it recently released a new build of Windows 10 for members of the Wi

Review: Amazon Fire Game Controller
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The ability to run quality mobile games that scale up help separate the Fire TV from other streaming set-top-boxes currently on the market.

Inbox for Gmail revolutionized my email in a week
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Google has released the new look of Gmail to an invite-only group of beta testers. We tried out the new app and web interface for a week and

Amazon Fire TV update enables streaming from more Android devices
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Previously, the only devices able to stream content to the Fire TV were Amazon's own Kindle Fire HDX tablet or Fire smartphone. An update ha