Brad Bourque

Immerse yourself in the action with these gaming monitors

These screens are tuned for crisp images and perfect response times, with refresh rates faster than the human eye and special features that will keep you alive longer in Counter Strike - if your rig can handle it.

Computing

Set your Chromebook free by installing Linux

If you're a tinkerer and like to really squeeze efficiency from your machines you can get a lot from your Chromebook by installing Linux. This gives you greater control over the system and lets you run software Chrome OS can't.

Computing

5 Android keyboards that will have you texting faster than a 13-year-old

We did the research and found keyboards for Android that don't just work efficiently and look good, but also have a history of user security and robust privacy policies so you can feel confident trusting them with all of your typing.

Mobile

Asus brings optical zoom into focus with the Zenfone Zoom

Are you a prolific Instagram sharer? The Asus Zenfone Zoom might be just the smartphone for you, with a 3x optical zoom lens and 13 MP sensor.

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How to tackle troublesome PCs using remote desktop connections

Whether you're connecting remotely to your own computer, or to other peoples', there are any number of reasons you'd want to use a system you're not sitting in front of. Here are five popular options that work with Windows or OS X.

Computing

Uber ceases illegal Portland pickups for 3 months while city rethinks laws

Today, Uber has announced through an agreement with the city that they'll be suspending pickups within city limits for the next three months while they rework the code.

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The dock is dead: Go wireless with one of these great iPhone/iPod speakers

we’ve put together a list our favorite sonic solutions, which leverage wireless streaming via Bluetooth, or Apple’s proprietary Airplay system to take all that rad jive on your iPhone to the next level without ever leaving your pocket.

Home Theater

How to build a killer media center PC

Not content to just watch the limited libraries of the streaming companies, a media center PC will crown you the king of multimedia.

Computing

Portland is keeping it weird by keeping Uber out, so we took an illegal ride

Last night, I took an illegal Uber X trip. If we were caught, the driver could have been written a ticket with a minimum of $2250, and risked having his car impounded and spending a night in jail.

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Intel’s Core i5 vs Core i7: Which do you need?

This guide is designed to help you decide whether you need the extra technological enhancements provided by the i7 core, including sharper integrated graphics, faster clock speed, and hyper threading, or whether an i5 will suit your needs.

Computing

Roll up your sleeves and bust out your tools: how to build your own computer

You could buy a PC off the shelf or you could take matters into your own hands and pick out the parts and you want, and put it together yourself.

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Palm tree, volcano, hospital: How to enable emoji on any Android phone

Who doesn't love emoji? They allow us to say so many things digitally that we would never be able to with just words, from "I'm feeling sick and going to the hospital," to "my cat pooped a palm tree, one hundred!" and everything in between.

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Save your money for more movies with one of these Blu-ray players for under $100

When it comes to Blu-ray players, just a few extra bucks can make all the difference. Check out our five, favorite players currently on the market, whether you're looking for a device with 3D support or access to a vast number of streaming services.

Home Theater

How to find your router’s IP address and login info

Knowing your router's default IP and admin password ensures that you can make changes and secure your network's integrity while keeping unwanted users away.

Computing

LG officially announces shutdown of plasma display business – Update

After hinting at a plasma business shutdown, LG finally officially announced its exit, saying it was ceasing plasma display panel (PDP) production as of tomorrow. This leaves only one PDP manufacturer in the world, and that company's panels don't reach US…

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