How to Become More Tech-Savvy in 2020

8 Tips and Tricks to Get More Out of Your Everyday Tech in 2020

January 2, 2020 Tech By

It’s officially 2020 and there are a number of simple things you can do to get the most out of your new (and old) gadgets. Whether it’s adjusting a few settings on your TV, learning how to back up your computer, or learning a neat trick on your Sonos speakers, it’s never been a better time to learn how to be a little more tech-savvy.

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Tucker Bowe

Tucker Bowe has been on Gear Patrol's editorial team since 2014. As a Tech Staff Writer, he tracks everything in the consumer tech space, from headphones to smartphones, wearables to home theater systems. If it lights up or makes noise, he probably covers it.

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