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Walmart takes on Amazon's grocery pickups with automated kiosks

Walmart isn't letting up in its quest to one-up Amazon whenever possible, especially when it comes to in-person pickups. The retailer is testing a kiosk in Oklahoma City that lets you pick up your online groceries at any time of the day or week. Instead of parking and waiting for a staffer to bring …

What’s new in iOS 11? Hands-on with 100+ features and changes [Video]

We’ve been playing with iOS 11 for the last 12 hours or so, and have been able to experience a plethora of the new features offered by the release. As you might expect, iOS 11 is quite buggy at this stage, but it’s a truly promising release that’s littered with so many new features that it’s hard …

These Smart Light Bulbs Play Music, Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal, and More

As you probably know, LED bulbs are one of history’s greatest high-tech success stories. They use around 90 percent less electricity than …

8 Ways to Save Time and Money by Automating Your Grocery Shopping

I have a recurring dream: I wander into the kitchen, looking for something to eat. While there, I notice we’re out of a few things. I say aloud, “Buy …

Microsoft Makes Windows 10 'Free Upgrades' Worse

<i>Choice</i>. After all the software improvements, promotional offers and good intentions, ‘choice’ is the big factor Microsoft forgot to consider with Windows 10. Falling adoption rates have seen the company’s initial smugness evolve into incredulity and increasingly dirty tactics and now Microsoft …

8 Ways to Step Up Your Mashed Potatoes

Lumpy or creamy, baked or fully loaded, mashed potatoes are the star sides of your Thanksgiving meal. Check out all the ways you can make them shine …

9 Things You Didn't Know Dryer Sheets Can Do

You probably have a sizable stack of folded dryer sheets stored in your laundry room for the next afternoon of chores, but you might not realize the …

The biggest problem with the Jar Jar Theory

The Jar Jar Theory has been lighting up the Internet, lately. Buzzfeed headlined its piece on the subject “This Fan Theory About Jar Jar Binks Will Blow Your Mind,” demonstrating classic Buzzfeed restraint.<p>The theory is the brainchild of Reddit User Lumpawarroo, who posited in a detailed post that …

This wireless router makes setting up home Wi-Fi as easy as plug-and-play

My Wi-Fi is persnickety. Sometimes it’s fast as lightning; sometimes it doesn’t have such expert timing. Luckily, Internet security expert Dr. Paul …

Do citizens (not police officers) with guns ever stop mass shootings?

Backers of laws that let pretty much all law-abiding people carry concealed guns in public places often argue that these laws will sometimes enable people to stop mass shootings. Opponents occasionally ask: If that’s so, what examples can one give of civilians armed with guns stopping such …

23 Things You Can Do in iOS 9 That You Couldn't Do in iOS 8

It may have come to your attention that there’s a fresh version of iOS in town. But aside from a font change, what’s different about this new edition …

How to Sous Vide a Perfect Steak Without Buying Any Special Equipment

<i>Fast food taste tests, waitresses getting massive tips, the best restaurants across America — these are just a few of the topics Yahoo Food readers</i> …

​Ben Stein: Don't blame China for stock market woes

<i>So what to make of the recent white-knuckle gyrations on Wall Street? Our contributor Ben Stein has some thoughts on that:</i><p>August is the cruelest …

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The Surprising Reason Why Some Women are Shaving Their Faces

<i>It’s not all about hair removal.</i> ( <i>Photo: Shutterstock</i>)<p>Marilyn Monroe was rumored to do it first. More recently, Caroline Manzo of The Real Housewives …

The 10 Biggest Myths About Metabolism—Busted!

<i>The recipe for boosting metabolism was shrouded in myth—and misconceptions. Until now. (Photo: Shutterstock)</i><p>High metabolism: It’s the Holy Grail of …

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Bring back the Windows 7 Start menu in Windows 10 with Start10

Are you a Windows 10 who is feeling nostalgic for the Start menu you had in Windows 7 or Windows 8? Well, I have some good news for you, because …

9 Secrets For Growing Killer Tomatoes (Hint: You'll Need Some Eggs)

By Kelly Smith Trimble, DIYNetwork.com<p><i>One popular trick is adding egg shells, or whole eggs, before planting, which can boost calcium content in the</i> …

The one thing you should do to make your browser faster and more secure

If you're a heavy user of the web, you've probably had the same experience I have: You open too many browser tabs, and everything starts slowing to a crawl.<p>There are lots of reasons this can happen, but one of the most common culprits is Flash, an obsolete but still widely used technology for …

Windows 10: Which Version Should You Get?

Microsoft’s Windows 10 is coming to a computer near you in a little more than a week. And, like its two most recent predecessors (the widely reviled …

Upgrade Your Refrigerator Lighting

Test Tube Planter.<p>How to Grow a Pothos Plant in Water<p>Mario Planter Box<p>Starting a Handmade Business<p>Great idea!! I have done this with my fridge. Its …

The Secret Behind Kate Middleton’s High-Heel Mastery, Revealed

When the <b>Duchess of Cambridge</b> pushed <b>Princess Charlotte</b> up a grass verge in a heavy Millson pram (which there’s now a four-month waiting list for similar vintage styles) at the recent royal christening, fashionistas gaped in awe while the rest of us mere mortals wondered how she managed to do it so …

See why this beautiful blond golfer is breaking the Internet

There is more to Paige Spiranac than her collection of stunning Instagram photos, but it’s the reason the golfing beauty is breaking the …

The Scary Truth About Locks -- From Expert Lockpickers

<i>(Photo courtesy of Sure Lock and Key)</i><p>First, let’s get something straight— for the most part, what’s inside your doorknob isn’t going to keep thieves …

VPN users, beware: You may not be as safe as you think you are

It's become common practice to use virtual private networks for extra privacy and security in this era of mass surveillance, but a study published …