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<b>Acer Aspire: </b> Lighter.

These budget Chromebooks are easy on the pocket and surprisingly versatile.

TechKnow: Cloud backups to the rescue

CrashPlan cloud storage is free if you want to backup files across the internet to a friend's computer and vice versa.

Backing up family photos to a USB stick or network drive isn't going to save the day if your home is struck by fire or flood, which is why you should keep an "offsite" backup in the cloud.

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Copper Bamix: nice colour, good feel.

From brownies to almond milk, how do these top stick mixers stand up to the challenge?


Google Duo's party trick is Knock Knock, which shows a live video preview of the caller.

Free video chat sounds great, but using it means balancing simplicity against features.