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Tesla Solar Roof Buyer Tells Us First Impressions of Elon Musk's Tiles

Amanda Tobler is among the first to get on board.<p>Tesla’s solar roof is generating power for people right now. The tiles are part of CEO Elon Musk’s …

Tesla

6 new uses for your old iPad

Getting a new tablet? Before you sell the old one, consider putting to use in other ways.<p>If the arrival of Apple's latest iPad is tempting you to upgrade, you might be debating the fate of your old iPad.<p>Two options: keep or sell. The latter can net you some funds to help defray the cost of the new …

Amazon Fire TV

SketchUp Multi-Tool Personalities: Part One

Did you know that many SketchUp tools have alter egos? You might think you know your SketchUp tools pretty well, but many have supplemental functions …

Graphics

Turn Your iPhone into a Laser Measuring Device

Just plug it into the headphone jack and you can measure pretty much anything.<p>Here's one way to make your iPhone more useful: Lasers. Simply plug the iPin Spatial Ruler into your iPhone, download the app, you have your own laser measuring device.<p>iPin's first product was a laser pointer that plugs …

How To Pick A Lock With Just A Hairpin

Editor's Blog Photo credit: NightHawkInLight/YouTubeWe’ve all seen the movies where a lock is poked around with a hairpin and the door miraculously …

Video Tutorials

Dell announces two new 2-in-1 tablets with USB Type-C

Dell is making a big push this year with its business class products, starting with the brand new Latitude 13 7000 Series — a laptop that is essentially a port of the XPS 13, the company's popular consumer laptop. But two new 2-in-1 tablets being announced at CES this year are pretty attractive …

Gear & Gadgets

Cord cutters face a sea of streaming options

Like millions of other consumers, Evan Hartstein was fed up with pay TV.<p>The 40-year-old father of two was paying nearly $250 a month for a bundle of phone, high-speed Internet and hundreds of cable channels that he and his family barely watched.<p>So Hartstein and his wife recently ditched their …

Instant film and a record player were top sellers on Amazon for the holidays

You'd think that in 2015 — a year in which virtual reality, autonomous cars, and personal drones were major stories — all the holiday gifts people are buying through the world's top digital storefront would be, you know, high tech. But that's not entirely the case. This morning, Amazon released a …

Home Audio

Playing Xbox One games on a computer solves one of gaming’s biggest problems

But let's be honest: you've been hogging the TV for hours, and you really should let others use it.<p>What if there was an easier solution? A solution, perhaps, that enabled everyone to be happy?<p>Back in November, Microsoft released an update for the Xbox One operating system that put Windows 10 on the …

Streaming
Woodworking

A solution for low resolution

Have you ever brought an image texture into SketchUp and notice that the resolution isn’t as crisp as it is in your image viewer?<p><i>Notice that the</i> …