Chris Hoffman

Chris Hoffman is a tech geek who's been writing about everything technology-related for years. When he's not writing about gadgets and software, he's probably using them in his spare time.

Chromebook power tips: How to work smarter online and offline

Linux usage on Steam continues to fall

Linux usage on Steam continues to fall

Despite Valve's push, less than 1 percent of Steam gamers use Linux or SteamOS.

Travel Safely With Your Tech: How to Prevent Theft, Loss and Snooping on the Road

Travel Safely With Your Tech: How to Prevent Theft, Loss and Snooping on the Road

All your pricey electronics are juicy targets for hackers and sticky-fingered thieves. Here's how to reduce your risks while traveling.

One OS, Three Flavors: How Fedora 21 is Splitting Up to Double Down on Focus

The first fruits of the sweeping Fedora.next project appears in Fedora 21

The Ultimate Guide to Proper SSD Management

From file management to housecleaning, these tips and tricks will help you get the most out of your supercharged storage.

How to Keep Your PC Secure When Microsoft Ends Windows XP Support

If you can't cut the Windows XP cord completely, here's how to keep your computer as safe as possible once security patches go buh-bye.

Chromebook Power Tips: How to Work Smarter Online and Offline

Bet you don't know everything Chrome OS can do. Here's what it offers, from keyboard shortcuts to Chromecast capers.

Which Windows 8 Version is Right for Your Small Business?

Regardless of whether your business is Fortune 500 big or mom-and-pop small, transitioning to a new operating system is a major endeavor--and a major headache. There's a reason why so many companies still use Windows XP, after all. So...

10 Third-Party Alternatives for 'Missing' Windows 8 Apps

10 Third-Party Alternatives for 'Missing' Windows 8 Apps

We've sifted through the Windows Store to identify the best Band-aids for the most painful Windows Store no-shows.

Best High-Tech Holiday Light Shows of 2012

For most of us, the holidays are a time to relax with family. For the more awesome among us, however, the holidays are a time to break out miles of electrical wiring, string up tens of thousands of lights, jump on one's PC, and spend...

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