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A month with Nest's latest smart thermostat

Nest's programmable thermostat has just turned four, and the company marked the anniversary with the debut of its third-generation device. Four years ago, thermostats were still boring blocks stuck to your wall and while programming them was already possible, it was always a painful process. Once …

Home Automation

How to Squeeze More Life From Your Aging Laptop

Cheap cures for common ailments<p>Looking to squeeze another year out of your aging portable? The common ailments below can be cured for $150 or less. …

You can now pay your Netflix membership via iTunes including discounts and credits

Netflix today has announced an update to its iOS app that ads the ability for users to subscribe to the service from within the iOS app itself. The change was announced in a new advertisement from Netflix that stars two characters from its hit show Orange is the New Black talking to an iPhone using …

A Day After iOS 9’s Launch, Ad Blockers Top The App Store

One of the better features in this week’s newly released version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 9, is the ability for users to block ads on mobile websites, along with other content that can slow down browsing and eat away at mobile data plans. And while somewhat of a geekier feature to …

Get a front-facing flash on your current iPhone

There are two likely suspects if you find your selfies lacking: your face or your phone. Let's assume it's the latter. With a low-resolution camera and no flash, it can be a challenge to snap the perfect selfie shot. To aid this important, time-consuming endeavor, Apple has improved the …

Mobile Photography

Top 10 Clever Ways to Use Chopsticks (That Don't Involve Takeout)

Chopsticks are the utensil of choice when eating Asian dishes, but they can do a whole lot more than just pick up noodles. Check out these ten other …

Learn How to Smoke Meats on a Gas or Charcoal Grill with This Infographic

We’ve talked about the best cooking times and temperatures when you’re using an electrical smoker, but what if you don’t have one of those? This …

Turn Old Shirts into a DIY Dog Toy

Sometimes it feels like you spend tons of money on toys that your pup destroys in just a few days. Instead, use some old cotton shirts to make a fun …

Your Complete Guide to Microsoft Windows 10

Microsoft is rolling out Windows 10 beginning at 12 a.m. ET Wednesday morning. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest Windows operating …

Hackers Show They Can Take Control of Moving Jeep Cherokee

Using a wireless communications system, researchers manipulate the SUV’s electronics<p>Two computer-security researchers demonstrated they could take control of a moving Jeep Cherokee using the vehicle’s wireless communications system, raising new questions about the safety of Internet-connected …

Fiat Chrysler

This Tiny Swimmer's Wrist Band Is a Life Preserver

Who needs a vest?<p>A hefty, bright-orange life preserver isn't the most flattering thing to sport while spending a day on the water, but, for safety's sake, we wear one anyway. However, now that there's an alternative—the Kingii, a new type of life-preserver alternative—we may be opting out of the …

Coast Guard

10 Photoshop alternatives that offer powerful editing and photo management controls

One could argue that, as an image editor, Adobe Photoshop is in a class by itself — a unique industry standard. So perhaps it’s counterintuitive to suggest alternatives or replacements for it.<p>Still, some people who bought Photoshop in the past did so because it was the best image editing app, even …

Tutorials

Is your ISP throttling your internet speed? Here's how to find out

While the Title II classification of ISPs as common carriers was a victory for all, there is growing concern that ISPs could go on with business as usual with clever tricks designed to skirt the rules of the classification.<p>While knowingly stepping outside the boundaries of the Title II …

British startup attracts Silicon Valley funding for its global expansion ambitions: ‘We’ve evolved from a cool Kickstarter kit to an end-to-end computer company’<p>British firm Kano has raised $15m (£9.9m) of new funding to back its build-your-own-computer kit for children, while launching a new model …

Raspberry Pi

This Video Shows You How to Escape Handcuffs Using Only a Paperclip

If you’ve been kidnapped, held hostage, or you’re just looking to become a magician, this video demonstrates how you can break out of a pair of …

Designer Creates a DIY SLA 3D Printer for Under $30 (Minus the Projector)

Most of us are aware of the KISS principle: Keep it simple, stupid! And while simplicity is certainly a theme in many 3D printers, they are anything …

How to make and receive phone calls on your iPad

Now with Continuity on iOS 8 you can actually make and receive phone calls on your iPad. Want to hear more? It’s actually pretty simple, and it can be very helpful and convenient for those times when you hear your iPhone ringing, but realize it is in the other room. Maybe you can’t answer the call …

How to move your music and photo libraries from one iOS device to another

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>There are three things that can eat up all of the free space on your iOS devices, and those are music, photos and videos. …