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He! Is! GROOT! Now in His Own Solo Series!

March 29, 2015 - 11:08 pm in Articles

New Solo Series Starring Groot Coming This June! This June, the Marvel Universe’s most famous tree is starring in his very own series! That’s right,GROOT #1 is coming – and you will NOT want to miss it! Comics rising star Jeff Loveness (Jimmy Kimmel…


Top 11 Terms of Surrender in the War on Christmas

December 30, 2014 - 2:07 pm in Articles

Another Christmas has come and gone, but we’re still here. We have won the War on Christmas! To show that we are benevolent conquerors, we will only…


Stuff we regret buying: 2014 edition

December 28, 2014 - 2:04 pm in Articles

We don’t just write about this stuff, we spend a significant amount of money on the products we cover. We each like to think that we have a good track…


How to See Who’s Connected to Your Wi-Fi Network

December 17, 2014 - 1:00 am in Articles

Do you know who’s connected to your router’s Wi-Fi network? Take a look at the list devices connected to your Wi-Fi network from your router or computer to find out. Bear in mind that many devices connect to your Wi-Fi these days. The list will contain…

How to Pair Third Party Controllers with Your Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

December 7, 2014 - 12:29 am in Articles

Amazon offers a Bluetooth controller to pair with their Fire TV and Fire TV Stick media units but if you’re not a fan of shelling out $40 for a controller (especially if you already have some game controllers laying around) you don’t have to. Read on…


How to Clean the Dust Out of Your Laptop

August 18, 2014 - 9:41 am in Articles

If you’ve had your laptop for a year or two, it may be full of dust. Dust clogs fans, vents, and heat sinks, preventing your PC from cooling down properly. You can remove a good amount of this dust, even if you can’t open your laptop. Dust build-up can…


What You Need to Know About Upgrading Your Laptop’s Hardware

July 13, 2014 - 11:41 am in Articles

Laptops aren’t as easy to upgrade as desktop PCs. In fact, newer laptops are becoming harder to upgrade — but you still may be able to upgrade your laptop with more RAM or a solid-state drive. It’s generally a bad idea to buy a laptop with plans to upgrade…


Buy Your Cable Modem Instead of Renting It to Save $4-8 Per Month

April 16, 2014 - 6:22 pm in Articles

When you sign up for cable Internet service, you need a modem. You’re often asked to choose between renting the modem from your Internet service provider for a monthly fee or buying it outright. If you’re already signed up for cable Internet service, you…


Hard Disk Passwords Explained: Should You Set One to Secure Your Files?

April 14, 2014 - 7:34 pm in Articles

Many computers give you the option to set a “hard disk password” along with operating system passwords and BIOS passwords. This is different from encryption — a hard disk password doesn’t actually encrypt your files. Hard disk passwords fall into…


Ask HTG: Should I Be Setting Static IP Addresses On My Router?

March 15, 2014 - 2:14 am in Articles

Routers both modern and antiquated allow users to set static IP addresses for devices on the network, but what’s the practical use of static IP addresses for a home user? Read on as we explore when you should, and shouldn’t, assign a static IP. Dear How-To…