New year, new gear, same old problems

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January 7, 2016

Download Weekly

New year, new gear, same old problems


The Consumer Electronics Show kicked off this week, and we’re getting a little envy for the next-gen gear even as we polish the shiny electronic gifts we just got over the holidays. Whether your gear is old or new, sooner or later you’ll need to troubleshoot. We’re addressing common software problems like PCs that won’t boot and misbehaving mice and keyboards. Have more puzzling problems with your Windows, Mac, or mobile devices? Send us your questions. Read more »


Julie Wildhaber

Managing Editor


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