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How to Stain and Seal a Wood Pergola

If you are building a wood pergola, you might want to consider staining and sealing the lumber before the pergola is constructed. This article shows …

Woodworking

The 20 best smartphones in the world

Mobile World Congress, the wireless industry's annual global confab, is about a month away. Every year MWC kicks off a series of announcements from phone manufacturers about new devices.<p>In addition to offering consumers new choices, the new devices also typically lead us to revise our list of top …

Phones

Cover Your Home In Qi Pads For $11 Each

<b>Update</b>: Sold out<p>Now that Apple’s jumped aboard the Qi train, we’re seeing a lot more charging pad deals than we used to. This new model from RAVPower …

Tech Trends

Android Basics – 15+ Tips and Tricks for Almost Any Android...

We’ve put together a list of 15+ Android tips and tricks that we think will translate to almost any Android phone. This isn’t a list for the advanced …

Google Assistant

How to set your default texting app on Android

Back in 2014, Google made it possible to change your default SMS app, and forced every phone maker to follow the same rules. There were a number of …

Android News

This DIY seat belt key holder is for the ultimate car fan

This is the ultimate way to store your car keys. Eamon Walsh breathes new life into some old car parts. For this project, he uses a seat belt buckle and some wood. Here's how it's made.<p>First, he cuts the old seat belt buckle from the car. He traces the buckle on wood. Then cuts the wood to fit the …

Woodworking

Work From Home 2018: The Top 100 Companies For Remote Jobs

With mobile devices and videoconferencing technology becoming more widespread, telecommuting jobs are also becoming more common. They’re also highly coveted because they tend to offer greater work-life balance. The downside is that many such offers turn out to be too good to be true.<p>FlexJobs, a …

Employment

20 Incredible DIY Shelving Units

Stand-alone shelving units are versatile pieces. They offer both form and function to the design in any room – providing much needed storage and …

House Design

How to fit a USB plug socket. USB wall socket installation. How to wire USB socket

YouTube

Our Favorite New DIY Home Improvement Products for 2018

Stone Veneer<p>When it comes to design, Eldorado Stone's new veneer options look amazingly authentic and natural. Use the veneer to transform your home, …

DIY

Eight Samsung Galaxy tricks you can't do on any other phone

Make the most of your smartphone.<p>Samsung likes to add its own flourishes to the Android operating system, which means Galaxy phones boast quite a few unique features that you won't find on standard Android devices—or iPhones for that matter. We've collected eight tips and tricks that should work on …

Apps

USB-C audio: Everything you need to know

There's a good chance the next phone you buy will support USB-C audio, even if it still has a "regular" 3.5mm headphone jack. That means we'll soon …

Audiophile

7 Legendary Cheat Codes (And The Stories Behind Them)

Ever since the dawn of videogames, people have been thinking of faster and more stylish ways to get through them. Programmers and designers sometimes …

Retrogaming

The Best Cheap Gaming Chair for Your Living Room

After testing 10 living room gaming chairs with six people of varying body types, we recommend the BirdRock Home Adjustable Memory Foam Chair for …

Shopping

FurniQi Bamboo Qi Wireless Charging Side Table

Just leave your phone on the table to charge with the FurniQi Bamboo Qi Wireless Charging Side Table. Featuring a Qi Wireless Charging spot, the …

Crowd Funding

These Stylish Furniture Pieces Have Secret StorageAnd Theyre Absolutely Genius

Finding a spot for every single in your house can be a struggle, whether you live in a 200-square-foot studio apartment or a five-bedroom house. You …

Stylish

Sofa Hack: Wooden Armrest Table with Built-In Cup Holder

As anyone who’s ever made the mistake of trying to balance a full beverage on the armrest of a couch already knows, it’s a terrible idea that will probably end in both tears and an emergency trip to the hardware store to rent a steam cleaner. So, whether you’re curled up with a book or watching the …

Furniture

Cool Wine Rack Plans And Inspiring Designs You Can Make Your Own

It’s never a bad time to add an accessory piece of furniture to your home. A wine rack would fall under this category, being one those non-basic …

8 Tiny Projects to Try in 2018

Is your New Year's resolution to get your house in order? Or maybe you'd like to stretch your DIY skills this year? If self-improvement or …

How to stop robocalls and protect yourself from scams

We’re in the middle of the rise of the robots. By that, we mean receiving phone calls at all hours of the day from automated telemarketers.<p>If you're …

Identity Theft

NES30 Controller and Arcade Stick review: Retro 80s design returns with stunning detail - but is it style over substance?

The 80's, when gaming consoles were called 'entertainment systems' and times were simple. Save the princess and collect the Tri-force. If you …

Retrogaming

8Bitdo’s Retro Arcade Stick works with Switch, Mac, PC, more for $59

Amazon offers the 8Bitdo Arcade Stick for Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, and Android for <b>$58.91 shipped</b>. Regularly $80, today’s offer is $21 off and an Amazon all-time low. Rated 3.8/5 stars.<p>8Bitdo Arcade Stick features:<p>Ultra-compatible with Nintendo Switch, Windows, macOS, & Android<br>• Wireless Bluetooth …

Retrogaming

This $30 smart power strip gives you four Alexa smart plugs for the price of one

We love Alexa-enabled smart plugs as much as the next person. Being able to turn things like lamps, fans, and coffee makers on and off simply by …

Smart Homes

Amazon reportedly paid $90M for security camera company Blink

Amazon bought the company at the end of 2017, and has big plans for its exclusive chips, says Reuters.<p>At the end of 2017, Amazon bought security startup Blink, which makes cameras and doorbells.<p>The acquisition reportedly cost Amazon about $90 million, Reuters said on Monday, citing people familiar …

Home Automation

The best smart home devices that work with Alexa

Amazon’s Echo series of smart speakers, powered by the Alexa digital assistant, are amazingly capable devices on their own. You can use them for …

Philips Hue

Instead of getting stranded, get this discounted Aukey jump starter

It'll save you a time or two.<p>Right now you can pick up this 12000mAh 400A jump start kit for just $34.79 when you use the coupon code <b>AUKEYBC1</b>. This …

Consumer Tech

Android Auto adds new partnerships with Clarion, Boss Audio, Karma Automotive, and more

Android Auto had a lot going for it as CES last month, but in all of the hubbub, new partnership announcements got missed. Some big names, like …

Android Auto

Anker PowerDrive 2 Elite 24W car charger review

If you’re a frequent traveler or you just happen to spend a ton of time in a vehicle, you likely know how important it is to have a reliable car …

Operating Systems

The Best Alexa-Compatible Smart Devices

Having Alexa is just the start. Now you need smart things to connect to it.<p>More and more devices work with Amazon Alexa these days. In fact, if it's …

Smart Homes

Anker celebrates CES w/ new deals from $11: PowerCore batteries, Lightning cables, more

With CES 2018 underway, a number of manufacturers are offering discounts this week to celebrate new releases. One of which is Anker, that is discounting a handful of popular accessories via its Amazon storefront. Our top pick is its PowerCore 5000mAh Ultra-Compact USB Power Bank for <b>$12.99 Prime</b> …

Consumer Tech