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Amazon has a $27 multi-color LED light strip that syncs to your music

When we first caught wind of the DotStone Music-Syncing LED Strip Lights, we thought they sounded kind of cheesy, to be honest. Then we actually …

The best things to do on New Year’s Day in Chicago

January 1 is traditionally a time to stop, reflect and sleep it off. You bid good riddance to 2017 at one of the city’s exciting New Year’s Eve …

Florida Keys

The Ultimate Road Trip<p>Take in all the Florida Keys has to offer on this epic road trip.<p>Embrace the laid-back Keys life on a classic drive down the Florida Keys Overseas Highway (U.S. 1). The roughly 100-mile (one-way) route island-hops along the southern rim of the Everglades and Florida Bay from …

7 Stunning Natural Wonders in South America

Escape to cascading waterfalls, ivory glaciers, and pristine beaches across this wild continent.<p>South America’s 6.9 million square miles hide chilly glaciers, epic waterfalls, and diverse landscapes from desert and jungle. Here are 7 incredible natural features in South America not to miss.

The 25 best Chicago attractions

1<p>Attractions, Parks and gardens<p>Millennium Parkicon-chevron-right<p><b>What is it?</b> This 24.5-acre section of Chicago’s front yard is one of the most popular …

Here’s how to know if you bought a great speaker or headphone

How do you really know if your new speaker, headphone, amplifier, receiver, digital converter or turntable is any good?<p>One sure sign is that it keeps you coming back for more. If it's great, it may even keep you from checking Facebook or Instagram for hours on end. When you find yourself just …

Master your new Google phone with these handy Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL tips and tricks

Got a Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL smartphone? You’ve made a good choice — we crowned the Pixel 2 XL as the best Android phone, and the Pixel 2 sits …

Make colors on the Pixel 2 and 2 XL more vibrant with Oreo Colorizer [APK Download]

<i>This is a guest post from developer Carlos Lopez, also known as ShortFuse. He’s the developer of</i> <i>SuperOneClick</i> <i>and</i> <i>Fusion</i><i>.</i><p>As detailed in my recent color …

Best Mexican restaurants in Chicago

1<p>Photograph: Nick Murway<p>Restaurants, Mexican<p>Carnitas Uruapan<p>At this tiny Pilsen storefront, regulars get special treatment (a.k.a. refried beans, not …

Must-try Italian restaurants in Chicago for pizza, pasta and more

1<p>Photograph: Nick Murway<p>Restaurants, Italian<p>Osteria Langheicon-chevron-right<p>Regional Piedmontese cuisine is Osteria Langhe's focus, and that means …

The Rule of Thirds Explained

Do you have a desire to capture better images? Have you learned the fundamental settings and are ready to take the next step? If so, it’s time to …

Elgato's Cam Link turns your DSLR into a souped-up webcam

Most of the time, I buy cameras for specific purposes. My DSLR exists to capture vacation photos and product shots for Engadget reviews. When I go on hikes or long bike rides, I pull out a GoPro Hero4. For some reason, however, I just can't bring myself to buy a dedicated webcam for Twitch …

The best Apple Watch apps

Whether you’re wearing the original Apple Watch, the Series 2, or the new Apple Watch Series 3 — which we say is the best smartwatch you can buy — …

5 Common T-Mobile Problems and How To Fix Them

Our Android phones and the cellular networks they use to communicate are some pretty complicated beasts. It takes a ton of parts and millions of …

Wi-Fi

A Requiem for Florida, the Paradise That Should Never Have Been

As Hurricane Irma prepares to strike, it’s worth remembering that Mother Nature never intended us to live here.<p>ORLANDO, Fla.—The first Americans to spend much time in South Florida were the U.S. Army men who chased the Seminole Indians around the peninsula in the 1830s. And they hated it. Today, …

Rainfall

Don’t Make These 4 Photo Composition Mistakes: Watch This Video & Avoid “Eyeball Confusion”

Whether you shoot landscapes, portraits, sports, or other types of images, sloppy composition can ruin an otherwise great shot. In this quick …

The best free things to do in Chicago in September

Most Chicagoans will tell you that summer is their favorite season, but we're here to make a case for fall. Autumn in the city affords …

Thousands rescued as Harvey's waters rise

<b>(CNN) —</b> Even as darkness fell and the waters kept rising, emergency officials in Houston continued fielding calls overnight from flood-stranded Texans. Thousands have been rescued so far, many are still waiting to picked up.<p>"The Coast Guard is continuing to receive upwards of 1,000 calls per hour," …

Extreme Weather

This hidden spy camera is so covert, it should be illegal

Disclaimer: please check the laws in your state before purchasing this device, and please don’t use it in any gross or creepy ways. With that out of …

Check Out This Gorgeous Eclipse Time-Lapse Video and Learn How It Was Filmed

Daniel Dean knew the total solar eclipse would be an incredible opportunity for him to capture something amazing. A few months prior to the eclipse, …

The Best Photos of the Great American Eclipse

Of the endless stream of Great American Eclipse photos being shared online, there are some notable gems that are going wildly viral on social media. …

iPhone 8 has real competition if this is what Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 looks like in person

Remember yesterday when we wrote that it was difficult to care about Samsung’s upcoming new Galaxy Note 8 after seeing the sleek Galaxy Note 9 that a …

What is High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) in watchOS 4? | Trusted Reviews

<b>Our Wearables and Fitness Editor provides the full lowdown on HIIT training – and how you can incorporate it into your workout regime to blast fat</b> …

How to give your iPhone 7 a glowing Apple logo for less than $35

It looks like a modern take on the $1,900 Retro iPhone 7 from Colorware, which has an old-school design complete with the original rainbow-colored Apple logo, but this lighting kit costs a fraction of the price.<p>You can buy the lighting kit from tech site TheUnlockr. It's $30 for the iPhone 7 kit, …

Astonishing Aerial Photos from Australia, Naples, and the UAE

You’ve never seen Abu Dhabi like you will through Irenaeus Herok’s eye.<p>This starkly surreal, vaguely apocalyptic image is obviously digitally altered—right? Wrong. Irenaeus Herok photographs what he sees. His gift: to find and capture the surreal views hiding in plain sight.<p>“I try to keep it real,” …

Tech tips to help stay safe in Trump’s America

Tech is as much a liability as it is an opportunity, as this election demonstrated. The next few years will be scary for many reasons, and to some more than others, and part of that will be the continued and likely expanded exploitation of the technologies and services we’ve come to rely on. …

Information Systems

These DIY Camera Tricks Will Save You Money And Up Your Game

Setting up a full camera operation can cost a fair chunk of change. A pro DSLR alone can set you back thousands. Buying all the gear needed to take truly pro quality shots sends the final bill into 5-digit territory — and that’s not even getting into the time it takes to hone those skills. Luckily …

DIY

Where to find The Division's best Easter eggs

There's more than just man-shooting, gear-grinding, and collectible caps and parkas in The Division. Post-virus Manhattan is also filled with film …

Eggs

How to make the most of your time and money in The Division

Making money, buying the best upgrades and maximizing mods<p>Role-playing games can be daunting. Just ask the players who painstakingly discovered <i>Destiny</i>'s most esoteric secrets with brute force. The same principle applies to <i>Tom Clancy's The Division</i>, which is just as much of an RPG as it is a shooter …

33 photos of Google's rise from a Stanford dorm room to world domination

On Thursday afternoon, Schmidt announced he'll be stepping down from his position as executive chairman of Alphabet, Google's parent company. He won't be leaving Alphabet entirely — he'll remain on its board and will serve as a technical advisor role — but he'll be taking a step back from having a …