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Not every student needs their own laptop. But by the time they're in middle school, a computer for homework is more important. But there are lots of choices. Don't pay too much. Middle and high school-age students may ask for a MacBook Pro, but do they really need it? Probably not.

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Changing one's name has mostly been for celebrities. Caryn Elaine Johnson is now Whoopi Goldberg, and Sir Elton John was once Reginald Kenneth Dwight. Now, another household name can be changed as well.

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This isn't the biggest iPhone update ever but your phone will look and feel different when it's released later this year. After testing it out for a few weeks now I've rounded up a few things you are most likely going to love or hate. And there'll be a little bit of both for sure.

If you've purchased any electronics online in the past few years there's a chance they were fakes, especially if the price was much lower than other listings. Counterfeit electronics have been a problem for years for Amazon, Walmart, and eBay.

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If you have a particular Amazon Alexa device in your home or a Ring security camera you will soon be connected to the internet network of neighbors who also have one of those devices. And vice versa.

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My daughter's phone is almost always low on battery. When I asked her why recently she said she didn't know and that it had been connected to a charger for 2 hours in the car. I asked which charger and she pointed to the USB port in the glove box. I pointed out the problem of this and my wif…

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Whether dad considers himself to be a grill master or master bartender, these gadgets will fit his taste.

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If you don’t have the cash or credit to purchase a new home or land you might want to take a look at a different type of real estate investment: digital real estate.

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One of the messiest, most cluttered areas in any home these days is underneath and behind the computer desk. Consumer technology Reporter Jamie Tucker set out to find a way to organize them all and rid my work area of the mess underneath the desk. 

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It's Earth Day. You may be trying to think of ways to help save the planet. There's at least one thing you may not have considered. It's your computer.

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"This is still very new technology, so there is a learning curve,” says digital artist BigComicArt, who’s been working in crypto art for the past four years.

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Why is your computer running so much slower than it did a few months or years ago? If you've noticed it's taking longer to start up or completing basic tasks, don't run out and buy a new PC without first trying these tips to speed up a lagging computer.

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A judge says Google will have to defend itself in a $5 billion class-action lawsuit regarding privacy and the Chrome browser's Incognito Mode.

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You probably have a few family photos of great grandparents or other relatives whom you've never met. A new website and software tool can help old family photos come alive.

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Many people do it. Plugin the phone or place it on a charger just before you go to bed. Even though phones have advanced, this could still be bad for your device.

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Many times teens and pre-teens are on their devices in their bedrooms, silently connecting with friends and strangers online. National Centers for Missing and Exploited Children Callahan Walsh said sex predators have been spending more time online too, looking for children.

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By now there's a virtual assistant in most homes (and hands) with Alexa devices, Siri oniPhones and iPads, and "Hey Google" on Android phones and Google devices. All of thesedevices have microphones so are they listening to you all of the time? In short, yes.

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Through the years Amazon has brought us gadgets and new technology that we couldn't live without now. Echo or Alexa devices to help us around the house, smart doorbells and cameras to protect our home, 2-day free shipping, and Amazon Prime Movies and Music. Now, Amazon thinks a new gadget wi…

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Apple, Google, and Amazon's decisions to effectively shut down the social media platform Parler has resulted in cries from some that free speech and the First Amendment are under attack by big tech. The social media platform often referred to as "Twitter for the Right" was removed from Apple…

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YouTube is a popular spot for people of all ages to start their own video channel, especially during the pandemic. Christmas could be a great time to get started.

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From Bluetooth speakers to gadgets for the grill, these tech gadgets make the perfect gift for almost any dad, and they probably don't already have one.

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While there are many versions of digital projectors for sale at Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and eBay, I've found two of the best are from Anker and Viewsonic.

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A recent survey by the data company "Morning Consult" found half of the holiday shoppers plan to do most of their shopping online.

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Wondering if it's time to upgrade to the newest iPhone? New iPhones have new features, but cost thousands. Here's some information that can help you decide if it's worth it to you.