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Voice-controlled dash cams: what’s available and what’s to come

<b>If it seems like everything is having voice control added to it nowadays, that’s because it is. From watching TV to playing music, hands-free control</b> …

Smart Homes

Here are the smart bulbs that work with Alexa

TP-Link LB100<p>Cree Connected LED<p>GE Link LED<p>Osram Lightify LED<p>Sylvania Smart Plus LEDs<p>Nanoleaf Ivy<p>Nanoleaf Aurora<p>Nanoleaf Square<p>Eufy Lumos LED<p>GE Sol<p>GE Sleep and Life LEDs<p>Lifx Color 1000<p>Lifx White 800<p>Lifx Color 1000 BR30<p>Lifx White 900<p>Lifx Mini<p>Lifx Tile<p>Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance LED<p>Philips …

Smart Homes

Measuring Tips and Techniques for DIYers

1-in. Stop Block for Multiple Cutoffs<p>To get furniture-grade crosscuts, you have to use a table saw. When Senior Editor Travis Larson crosscuts a …

Woodworking

How to Build a Smokehouse

Preserving food these days seems like a hard job, unless you want to do it in a natural way. The perfect medium for this is a smoke house. This …

DIY

Backstabbers! Republicans Betray American Taxpayers

Posted: Feb 11, 2018 12:01 AM<p>While American taxpayers were nestled snug in their beds congressional Republicans were plotting to pass the second …

Republicans

5 incredible ways to use your smartphone’s camera you never knew until now

It’s hard to believe but many people, including myself, hardly use a smartphone to make phone calls anymore. By the way, in case you still do and …

Mobile Photography

How to check battery health and disable battery performance throttling in iOS 11.3 beta

As promised, Apple has included a new screen in the iOS 11.3 beta 2 settings called Battery Health (Beta) available on all iPhones since iPhone 6. This view includes information about the maximum capacity of the battery in the device, and describes whether the battery has degraded to the point …

iOS

The 20 best Amazon Alexa skills and tips

Many of us have welcomed our first smart assistant into the home, with Amazon's Echo smart home hub bringing the Alexa voice assistant into households across the country.<p>Alexa is the Amazon voice assistant. Launched in 2014, it provides a way to ask questions, play music, get news bulletins or …

Smart Homes

50 most useful Alexa skills

Alexa has a ton of functionality out of the box, but the real magic happens when you dig into the world of third-party skills.<p>Out of the box, Alexa can do an impressive number of things. It can stream Amazon Music or Spotify, control your Philips Hue smart bulbs or anything connected to a …

Smart Homes

The Harp Twins Perform a Rocking Cover of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Immigrant Song’

Identical twins Camille and Kennerly Kitt, also known as the Harp Twins, performed an awesome cover of legendary rock band Led Zeppelin‘s “Immigrant …

Rock Music

The New Shingles Vaccine: What You Should Know About Shingrix

A newly approved vaccine appears to bring significantly more protection against shingles, a blistering skin eruption that typically affects people …

Public Health

How To: Hide or Restrict Apps, Features, Content & Settings on an iPhone

Apple has tools built into iOS to help parents monitor the iPhone habits of their children. However, those same tools can be used by everyday iPhone …

iOS

The Philippines’ Most Active Volcano Is at It Again

In further proof that real life is wilder than fiction, the most active volcano in the Philippines is currently spewing its guts out, creating a …

9 Common Sense Home Automations You Must Try

It's time to take your smart home setup to the next level with these common sense automations!<p>1. A sunset-driven humidifier<p>One automation I'm really …

GOP congressman: Trump may have exempted Florida from offshore drilling because of Mar-a-Lago

GOP Rep. Mark Sanford suggested that a sudden exemption for Florida from President Donald Trump's new offshore drilling plan may have to do with the president's own business.<p>In an interview with CNN, Sanford said the exemption from the Trump administration's new plan to open 98% of the US's …

Donald Trump

How to easily check to see if Apple is slowing down your iPhone

Remember how crazy all those conspiracy theorists sounded when they carried on and on about “planned obsolescence,” claiming that Apple was …

The Trump Administration's War on Science Agencies Threatens the Nation's Health and Safety

As scientists, we have watched with dismay as senior positions in our federal science agencies remain unfilled, science advisory panels get disbanded …

How to Check If Your iPhone Needs a New Battery

Apple is slowing down your older iPhones when their batteries age. That recently confirmed fact has dominated the Apple and tech blogosphere.<p>But …

Trump claims Mexico will pay for wall – day after seeking $18bn from Congress

At news conference, president says ‘we all want Daca to happen’ but highlights need for security after administration requests border wall funding<p>Donald Trump insisted on Saturday that Mexico would pay for a wall along the southern US border, one day after his administration asked Congress for …

GOP leaders happily stand by Trump as he becomes increasingly unhinged

Debates over Trump's fitness for office are a distraction.<p>On the heels of a dramatic week that featured widespread concern about Trump’s fitness for …

Donald Trump

Home security for travelers: The latest and greatest, plus some old-school standbys

Leaving on a trip, whether for business or pleasure, should leave you with peace of mind that all is well at home. Little can stamp out great …

The photo that proves we're living in the darkest timeline

Sure, things are bad, but it’s not like we’ve gone full dystopia yet.<p>I mean, our Great Leader isn’t lavishing praise on kowtowing corporations from …

A George Carlin routine from 1992 explains Trump's foreign policy

Good comedy has no expiration date. Great comedy, meanwhile, tends to become even more perceptive as time goes on. George Carlin was a purveyor of the latter, and a routine he performed almost 26 years ago proves it.<p>On Tuesday (Jan. 2), Donald Trump, the president of the United States, mocked the …

George Carlin

Curb how Facebook, Google and Amazon use your personal data in a quick privacy clean-up

It can seem that it’s a lot easier to complain about your lack of privacy online than to do something about it. But your alternative to griping isn’t a monastic, offline existence.<p>Here are four steps to understand who has your data, limit their use of it, and leave less “data exhaust” that can be …

Privacy

The 18 Netflix Original Series to Be Excited About in 2018

With more being spent on original content than ever before, can Netflix match quantity with quality in 2018? These new shows have us thinking …

TV

The Netflix ID Bible – Every Category on Netflix » What's On Netflix?

Is there ever a time where you are trying to enjoy Netflix, but Netflix is not cooperating? We may have all the easy fixes to your Netflix</b> …

iOS

7 signs Apple may be slowing your old iPhone

When should you seek out Apple's new $29 battery replacement? Here are some pretty good indicators.<p>On Thursday, Apple apologized for failing to tell us the truth right away: The company had been secretly throttling the speed of older iPhones to keep them from unexpectedly shutting down. The fix? A …

News: The 5 Best Free Email Clients for iOS

You're a busy, on-the-go professional, so you deserve an email client that keeps up with you. If the iOS Mail app isn't cutting it, you're in luck — …

9 tips for your new Apple TV

The Apple TV is a seemingly simple device, but there are a lot of hidden features that you need to know.<p>The Apple TV ($197.84 at Sam's Club) may seem like a pretty simple device -- a streamer box that connects to your television and works very similarly to an iPhone ($1,149.00 at Apple) or iPad …

Take an extra $20 off a lifetime of VPN coverage

With loads of VPN services out there vying for your business, it’s not always easy for any single provider to stand out from that crowded field. However, VPN Unlimited has been widely praised throughout the industry and now, you can find out why by taking advantage of an extra $20 price drop down …