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Nest Protect Smoke + CO Alarm review: Fewer false alarms and no more midnight battery chirps

Smarts make this connected detector worth the extra cost.<p>Smoke alarms are supposed to provide peace of mind, but many produce only headaches and white-hot rage. Whether it's cooking-related false alarms, 3 a.m. low-battery chirps, or discovering that our detector was never actually working in the …

The Best Backpacking Tent I’ve Ever Used

The trouble with most ultralight shelters is that they sacrifice livability to achieve their exceptional packability. They’re great to carry, terrible to sleep in. This new Nemo is different. It weighs less than two pounds, but can genuinely accommodate two people comfortably.<p>What Is It?<p>The big …

People Wait In Looong Lines for This Beer: Goose Island's Bourbon County Stouts for 2017

Every year, the day after Thanksgiving means beer lovers are waiting in line for these limited edition stouts. Here's why.<p>Being trampled in a race to procure a severely discounted toaster oven is not the best way to spend your Black Friday. Instead, you could wait in a more civilized line, in front …

What's the Difference: 2017 Honda Accord vs 2017 Toyota Camry on Everyman Driver

11 easy ways to lower your air conditioning bill this summer

Summer’s almost here, and with it will come rising electric bills as you fight to keep your home cool and take refuge from the sweltering heat.<p>Luckily, there are many ways to fight astronomical air conditioning costs — here are 11.<p><b>1. Upgrade your windows</b><p>If your home has old windows, they might not …

Home Improvement

Brilliant gadget lets you control any garage door opener you already have from your phone

Everyone is on a mission right now to make everything in and around their homes “smart.” Connected devices offer all sorts of benefits over “dumb” …

Forget the 4% Retirement Rule -- Here's a Smarter Way to Manage Your Nest Egg

Improve on this rule of thumb to get better results.<p>Whenever you're striving toward a financial goal, it's helpful to have a number in mind. That's …

Retirement

Is your home too humid? Nest thermostat can help

Nobody likes humidity. It makes hair frizzy. People with certain medical conditions find it harder to breathe when it's humid. It can encourage mold to grow. If you live in a humid area, you may have just learned to deal with it... or plan on moving. Before you give up, give your Nest Learning …

Home Automation

9 High-Protein Sandwiches With No Meat

In the world of meal prep and healthy lunch ideas, the humble sandwich often gets overlooked. Which is a shame, because high-quality, 100-percent …

What’s new in watchOS 4? Hands-on with 50+ features and changes [Video]

As we did with the beta release of iOS 11, we’ve taken some time to walk through many of the new features and changes found in watchOS 4. While the Apple Watch software isn’t busting at the seams with new features like iOS 11, there are still quite a few new goodies and changes to be found. In this …

WatchOS

How to adjust your driver's seat like a pro

Most of us adjust our driver's seat the way most of us play craps: Just move everything around and see if it works out OK. There is a better way, documented by the driving ergonomics team at Loughborough University in Leicestershire, England. I love three-step lists, unfortunately seats today are …

2018 Honda Accord Photo Gallery

2018 Honda Accord Saves Manuals, Drops V-6; We Preview New Turbo Four with 10-Speed

10 Stops You Can’t Miss on Your I-95 Road Trip

If you want to drive along America’s East Coast, chances are you’ll motor on I-95 for a good portion of it. Beginning in Maine and ending in Florida, …

New Jersey

Here's how to set up Alexa Calling and Messaging

Google may have upstaged Amazon with the introduction of voice calling for Google Home, but the Echo isn’t without messaging tricks of its own. Alexa …

Tesla Solar Roof: Is It Worth It?

Many homeowners intrigued by the idea of using their roof to generate power are turned off by the look of the ugly black solar panels they’d need to …

Outdoor Fire Pit Seating Ideas That Blend Looks And Function In Crazy Ways

Having a fire pit out in the backyard is simply genius. It gives you the perfect entertainment setting for outdoor. The fire pit is an excellent …

Everyone uses Gmail, but not everyone knows these awesome tips and tricks

Between Labs, extensions, and settings, there’s a plethora of ways that you can customize your Gmail experience and tweak how emails are handled. …

If you want to sell your home for more money, these are the colors you should paint your walls

According to a new analysis by Zillow, paint color should definitely be a change you consider.<p>After analyzing more than 32,000 listing photos of homes that have sold across the US, Zillow came up with a list of the colors that performed the best.<p>For example, homes that are painted "greige," a shade …

Dining Rooms

LeakSmart can sense floods and stop them in under 10 seconds - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The LeakSmart Complete Home Water Protection System is responsive, relatively easy to set up and solidly designed.<p><b>The Bad</b> The hub doesn't add much value, and the app needs work. Most importantly, for the price, the system should include more -- more sensors and more features.<p><b>The Bottom …

4 Little Genius Tricks to Make All Your Shrimp Dinners Better

I've been on a quest to make my shrimp dinners fall more consistently under the juicy, perky, mega-delicious banner instead of the sometimes dry or curiously mushy one. Shrimp are precious, and not cheap—they should be great every dang time.<p>All roads led back, as they often do, to J. Kenji …

10 Gmail Shortcuts Everybody Ought to Know

If you're anything like me, you spend a lot of time each day clicking through your inbox. (And, admittedly, if you're anything like me you also walk …

Keyboard Shortcuts

It May Be Small But JBL's Affordable Bluetooth Speaker Is Flipping Excellent

I spend quite a bit of my time reviewing expensive and high-end audio gear. Often they are very nice pieces of kit that you’d love to have in your home but not everyone has the cash or the desire to spend a lot of money on audio. Personally, I like nothing better than a real bargain. It’s …

Gear & Gadgets

This Photographer Got the Sony A9 to Overheat in 20 Minutes in Real World Conditions

Sony, we have a problem! This video from Youtuber, that1cameraguy is getting a lot of attention today with the revelation that he managed to get the …

These Chicken Fajita Nachos Will Make Your Weekend So Much Better

On the menu this weekend FOR SURE.<p>3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed<p>2 teaspoons salt<p>1 teaspoon pepper<p>2 teaspoons chili powder<p>2 teaspoons garlic powder<p>2 teaspoons cumin<p>3 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>1 onion, halved and sliced<p>4 cloves garlic, sliced<p>3 bell peppers, seeds removed, sliced lengthwise<p>…

The Ultimate Guide To Building Your Own Smart Home In 2017

What does life imply? It’s a question that has bothered scientists since the beginning of time. Is it the existence of a certain intelligence or autonomy, a consciousness, or something more? Does it require the inclusion of an entity higher than is currently measurable by scientific systems, a …

These 3 Slimming, Healthy Ingredients Will Seriously Up Your Smoothie Game

Smoothies are our go-to breakfast and post-workout snack, and we love mixing it up with new ingredients. That’s the beauty of smoothies — you can mix and match all your favorites depending on what you’re in the mood for. We love to add different nut milks, fruits, veggies, seeds, and spices. Today …

15 Ways to Make Your Lawn the Envy of the Block

Who knew you needed to service your mower?<p>As the weather warms up, your neighbors will inevitably spend more and more time outside. And if you want to make sure your yard is the star of the season, follow these care tips and invest in these tools that'll make maintenance easier and your grass …

The Best Vintage Watches to Collect (According to Experts)

<i>Last Updated November, 2017.</i><p>In the past year, the vintage watch market has seen “unprecedented interest,” with newbies flocking to vintage shops and …

Make Your Camping Trip One to Remember With These Healthy Make-Ahead Snacks!

Who’s planning a camping trip this summer? Rather than reaching for the same old processed snacks, make your own to take with you! These three healthy camping treats can all be made in advance with just a few minutes of effort, and there’s something for everyone — chewy baked banana chips sprinkled …

All the keyboard shortcuts you’ll ever need for Safari on iPad

Safari on the Mac is almost entirely controllable by the keyboard. You can open tabs, navigate forms on the page, and search through pages. And even if there’s no built-in shortcut, the Mac lets you add custom shortcuts to any menu item. The iPad isn’t quite so well-served, but you’d be surprised …