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25 Google Search tricks you won’t know how you ever lived without

Hundreds of millions of people around the world use Google Search more than any other Web service as they seek out information on anything and …

Pack Your Dopp Kit Like a Pro

Traveling is great. Packing is not. Especially bothersome, though, is the dopp kit. Unless you’re Ryan Bingham, there’s a good chance you don’t …

Be Prepared for the Next Big Storm - Consumer Reports

Staying warm and keeping your home’s plumbing from freezing this winter could be a challenge if a storm shuts down the power. The best portable …

Thousands Of People Oblivious To Fact That Anyone On The Internet Can Access Their Computers

There are technologists who specialize in “scanning the Internet.” They are like a search team making its way through a neighborhood, but instead of checking the knob of every door, they check Internet entrances to online devices to see which ones are open. These people have been screaming for some …

4 Home Security Systems to Try Now

Cheap microprocessors, easy communications, and ubiquitous smartphones make the “home of the future” a reality today.<p>Since the invention of the door lock (which allowed only certain people inside your house), homeowners have been eager to control their dwellings. The home automation market seems to …

11 apps that help you save money

Ready to buy new clothes, dorm furnishings, gadgets, or just want to make sure you can afford to eat? The good news is that you won't have to spend all of your time looking through the newspaper or local flyers to find the best deals. Here's a collection of 11 apps that will help you locate …

Beautiful Houses: Villa Geldrop

Today we will show you the beautiful Villa Geldrop in The Netherlands, a project by Hofman Dujardin Architects. This house is super elegant, modern …

United We Stand – iPhone, iPod, iPad and iMac (and some more!)

With the benchmarks of Jony Ive and Steve Jobs’ aesthetics to match, it’s hard to let your iMac and its peripherals languish in clutter and disgrace. …

34 Ways to Encourage Positive Thinking | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The brain is a powerful organ; it controls the entire body. But your thought process is much more influential. Your thoughts dictate who you become, …

Mesmerizing Glass Chamber Teapot Brews Tea Before Your Eyes

Your tea-drinking experience is about to get a lot more mesmerizing! The upcoming Sorapot 2 is part teapot and part sculpture, and it aims to show you the magic that happens when preparing your beverage. Normally, you'd put your loose leaves in a pot, close it, and wait for them to brew. The …

Industrial Designer

What to Do in the Wake of the Backoff Malware Attack - Consumer Reports News

Retailers, restaurants, and other businesses have a new form of malware to fight, called Backoff. This latest form of cybercrime attacks …

Pick The Right Paint Color | Interior Paint Reviews - Consumer Reports News

How often have you found that a paint color that looks great in the store is a disappointment once you apply it to the walls? Here’s how to minimize …

The Best Ways to Sell Your Stuff | Consumer Reports

Auction houses<p>Consignment shops<p>Online sales<p>Yard sales<p>How to decide where to sell your stuff<p>This decision tree will help you decide which venue makes …

Low-Cost, Balloon-Formed Housing Concept for Developing Countries

Not many architects can say that their father invented a new way of building. Nicoló Bini, however, is adapting his dad’s 1960s air-formed Binishell concept for a new generation.<p>Nicoló Bini went to architecture school to figure out an effective way to build low-cost housing in developing countries. …

You can now ask Google to remove links about you

If there's something online you don't want people to see, you can now ask Google to pretend the offending item doesn't exist.<p>The search giant has created an online form through which you can ask for links to personal data or posts about you to be removed from its search results. The new form is in …

Email overload? 19 tips for taking control of your inbox

How to take an email back, leave conversations and set up automatic responses<p>Email is both a miracle and a curse. At no other time in human history and we been able to exchange messages instantly globally; but at the same time, our ancestors didn't spend hours each day sifting through memos, …

BlockSender Bounces Email Back to the Sender

Chrome: Gmail does an excellent job of blocking spam, but sometimes you just want to go the extra mile and prevent some mail from ever reaching your …

Remove Location Data From Your Photos Before Sharing Them

The GPS coordinates that are tagged to every picture taken with a smartphone (and many cameras) can be useful in all kinds of ways—finding shots from …

Personal Information

How to Set Up a Beehive

Easily assemble your own beehive in one -- hopefully warm and sunny -- day using materials from a Langstroth-style starter kit. As seen in Country …

Insects

How to Build a Compost Bin

Compost bins aid gardeners in making their own compost, so their plants will thrive with unlimited amounts of free organic fertiliser. They are …

Gardening

Quick Bread-and-Butter Pickles

Even so-called quick pickles can take several hours or overnight to marinate. But fill a siphon with pickle ingredients and charge it with …

5 Best Software Packages to Keep Info Thieves Away | Online Security - Consumer Reports News

ChatSecure<p>Hotspot Shield<p>LastPass<p>Safeplug<p>ShazzleMail

3 Weak Password Strategies And One That Works | Online Security - Consumer Reports

Passwords are your first line of defense against online predators. “A password is rather like a key that opens a door,” Matt Bishop, professor of …

Overnight Apple Butter

Cook up a batch of the tastiest apple butter in no time by making it in a slow cooker with this recipe from Amy Traverso, author of "The Apple Lover's Cookbook." This recipe also includes instructions for canning apple butter.

10 tips for egg safety

Collect regularly<p>Collect eggs two to three times a day, especially when weather is especially hot or cold. Discard eggs that are found on the floor, …

Eggs

No-Knead Pizza Dough

Makes six 10"–12" pizzas Servings<p>Active Time: 90 min<p>This pizza dough recipe is by no-knead king Jim Lahey. It's only 3 ingredients—you've got this.<p>March 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>7 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (1000 grams) plus more for shaping dough<p>4 teaspoons fine sea salt<p>1/2 teaspoon active dry …

Baking

Edible Landscaping - Edible Trees

Persimmon trees produce gorgeous orange fruits that hang on the tree into fall and compliment the colorful fall foliage.<p>Nut trees such as pecans are …

Plants

Homemade Lip Balm: Burt's Bees Copycat - A Golden Afternoon: Simplified Home Living

You asked how my new recipe went last week so here are the results…LOVE IT!<p>Burt’s Bees. Some of us have used it since high school or even before. It …

Essential Oils

21 Of The Most Beautiful Japanese Cherry Blossom Photos Of 2014

The delicate pink sakura, or cherry blossom, is associated primarily with the culture of its native Japan. These trees blossom throughout Japan every …

Cherry Blossom