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How to Clean Your Tech Gadgets
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Door knobs, faucet handles, money, runny noses — you're exposed to all kinds of germs and dirt during the day. Then, you touch your smartphone, remote control or game controller. Let's face it, your gadgets are gross: Studies show that computer keyboards and remote controls can be dirtier than toilet seats. Before you throw your tablets in the tub, however, Carley's got tips to help you clean them the right way. She'll share the dos and don'ts of keeping electronics germ-free, show you some cool high-tech products that help you zap bacteria and teach you how to make a tech cleaning kit so you can fight the ick on all your domestic devices.

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