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8 Netflix Tricks You Just Can't Live Without

One of the main reasons Netflix is so popular is because of its simplicity. It’s painfully easy to queue up a movie on your laptop, video game …

Reality TV

Web TV Arrives. Over The Top TV Is Here This Time.

If you have been thinking about cutting the cable cord, you had to look down a long dark alley of missing content and a lonely flatscreen TV. But a number of new services are now showing up to fill that gap and provide a true TV experience that could herald the arrival of the OTT - Over The Top - …

Sell Your Crap, Pay Off Your Debt, And Do What You Love! This Makes It All Possible!

There’s something strange happening around the globe… but it’s awesome!<p>Lifestyles and needs are changing, and consequently, our houses are shrinking. …

What does it mean to 'Powerwash' a Chromebook?

A Chromebook running Google Chrome OS isn't a traditional computer, although it has a lot of characteristics we've come to expect from a PC. Yet part of the territory that comes with adjusting to a new operating system is getting used to the (seemingly) odd names for certain features or aspects.<p>As …

'Bong With Friends'? Stoner dating site offers budding romance

There's too much angst in online dating.<p>Will she reply? Will he swipe left, rather than right? Is he married with four kids, as opposed to single with none that he knows of? Can she possibly look as good as those pictures?<p>The criteria we choose for selecting our mates are blighted by our desperate …

Coming Soon: An Amazon.com For Social Services

Need a college loan? Or unemployment benefits? Just add it to the shopping cart and Single Stop makes it simple to see which government programs you qualify for.<p>For every person who takes advantage of government programs such as federal aid for college or food stamps, there are many who need them …

Slow-Cooked Green Beans with Salt Pork

4 Servings<p>Why spend 90 minutes making green beans? That long cooking time infuses the beans with porky goodness and makes them silky-soft.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 oz. sliced salt pork<p>1 pound green beans, trimmed<p>Freshly ground black pepper<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Place salt pork and green beans in a …

dSLR tips for beginners: How to use Shutter-priority mode

What it is<p>It probably sounds obvious, but you use shutter-priority mode when you need to control shutter speed and don't care (much) about aperture. You determine the shutter speed you want, and the camera automatically adjusts the aperture to maintain the correct exposure.<p>For more information …

Cameras

Samsung Galaxy Gear update switches it from Android to Tizen

When Samsung debuted its new line of Tizen-powered wearables, it looked like the original Galaxy Gear had been put on notice. Instead of leaving early adopters in the cold, the Korean smartphone maker has decided to make good on its promise to bring the wearable up to date -- by switching it from …

Buffalo Wings Made From Cauliflower?

Chrome extension lets you copy text from images

<b>A Chrome extension called Project Naptha allows you to highlight and copy text from an image, with more features on the way.</b><p>Last year, XKCD posted a …

Beyond basic TV settings

When we talk about TV setup, most of the time we're just discussing the basics. The first page of the TV settings menu. But most TVs have many more pages of settings. Some of these have a pretty obvious effect on the picture, others are more subtle.<p>So what are the correct settings, or at the very …

How to run both Chrome OS and Ubuntu on a Chromebook

You've probably heard a lot about Chromebooks. These affordable computers are manufactured by companies like HP, Acer, Toshiba, and Samsung, among others, and run Google's cloud-based operating system known as Chrome OS, which relies on an Internet connection to run most apps.<p>The big appeal for …

Linux

How To Learn A Foreign Language In 3 Months

"French and Spanish, English, German, and Brazilian Portuguese..." he ticks them off for me. "And Esperanto."<p>That last one is a made-up language, or a "constructed international auxiliary language," meaning it was designed to help people from different nations without a common tongue …

Toshiba Chromebook review: A 13-inch Chromebook for full-time use - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The 13-inch <b>Toshiba Chromebook</b> has a bigger screen and better keyboard than smaller 11-inch models, and battery life is excellent for a sub-$300 system. Ports include HDMI-out and dual USB 3.0.<p><b>The Bad</b> This Chromebook suffers from the same limitations as other Chrome OS products, including …

How to deauthorize Google Play Music devices

Google allows you to use the Google Play Music service on up to 10 different devices with your account. If you've reached your device limit and want to add a new device, you'll need to deauthorize an old one before being allowed to add another device.<p>There are two ways to deauthorize devices from …

Google Play

Five steps for a better-looking TV

TV factory settings are generally designed to look good in bright, fluorescent retail stores -- not your living room. To get the best TV picture, you'll need to make some adjustments.<p>This guide begins with some of the simpler (but impactful) settings -- like disabling unnecessary features and …

Tutorials

11 Things You Didn't Know About Costco

Is it truly the "anti-Walmart?"<p>Often much less maligned than its retail warehouse counterparts, Costco has developed a sort of cult following among thrifty shoppers and supporters of workers' rights alike. But if you're one of these wholesale superfans, how much do you truly know about the …

How to deauthorize Amazon Cloud Player devices

Amazon Cloud Player can stream and download your music library to as many as 10 PCs and mobile devices, which for some users is more than enough. But if you're a tech junkie and/or you share that library with family members, you might be surprised how quickly you hit that limit.<p>Indeed, if you own a …

Mobile Devices

How to factory reset a Chromebook if you don’t have the password

One of the maintenance benefits of using a Chromebook(s goog) is how quick and easy it is to restore the device to its initial factory state. Even on …

Moving from Windows or OS X to a Chromebook

Chromebooks are becoming increasingly popular. The affordable computers currently account for four of the top five best-selling laptops on Amazon, ranking higher than Apple's MacBooks and various Windows 8 laptops. With price tags under $300 and a strong advertising budget provided by Google, the …

Google

Aussie-made Zelda fan film is a slice of genius

There are fan films by the hundreds out there, but our favorites are those that do something different -- that show a new side to our favorite characters and worlds, that tell new stories (without, preferably, trampling on the canon too hard while they do so).<p>A group of Australian fans teamed up a …

Fan Films

How to check memory usage of Chrome extensions

The Chrome Web Store is both awesome and horrible. While you can find many new extensions to enhance your Web browsing experience, you can also slow things down by adding too many. If you're having trouble picking which ones to keep, taking a look at how much memory each one is using might make the …

Dropcam Pro: A Burlier Webcam to Keep Watch Over Your Home

Dropcam, the worldwide leader in nanny cams, is following up its popular cloud-powered remote monitoring system with a greatly improved piece of …

Home Automation

Galaxy S4 Accessories : your complete buying guide!

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is one of the most desirable smartphones of the year, and there’s a plethora of accessories to go with it. Sometimes it can be difficult to find just the right one, though. We’ve taken the time so you don’t have to, and have put together a guide to help you find the perfect …

Tech Trends

Recipe

Fresh tamarind is the secret to the incredibly tasty sauce the noodles are tossed in.<p>An easy and savory fried rice is full of chicken chunks with …

This Smartphone Charger Also Hunts Down Malware

Numbers show that malware on smartphones is a bigger and bigger problem every year, and it's not like the phone companies are making it any easier. …

Mobie wants to “fix” Android: killing bad apps, saving batteries, locating lost phones

60 percent of Android smartphones returned to the store aren’t actually broken. And if InnoPath’s new Mobie app gets widespread adoption, they may not actually get returned in the first place.<p>“Android provides more than iPhone, if you know how to use it,” John Fazio, CEO of InnoPath, told me last …

1 Giant Batch of Tomato Sauce, 5 Dinners

<i>Put time into dinner now, and you can make it last forever -- or at least the whole week. Welcome to Halfway to Dinner, where we show you how to stretch your staples every which way.</i><p><i>Today: Food52's managing editor Brette Warshaw lets three-ingredient Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter feed her all</i> …

A.I smartwatch is also a standalone Android smartphone (updated)

Smartwatches sure are multiplying faster than rabbits. One of the newest devices hoping to make it to market is the A.I Watch: a companion gadget that's also a standalone Android phone, similar to a Chinese creation we saw in August. According to its developers, you can use the A.I Watch to make …