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How to Finally Build That Backyard Fire Pit

It's always s'mores season.<p>No more excuses: With the right equipment, building a fire pit in your backyard is so simple that we made a minute-long video with all the steps. Grab a large, durable bucket to help make any back-and-forth hauling jobs easier—we used Yeti's LoadOut 5-gallon bucket–and …

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The 30 Best iPhone Apps to Download Now

Just pick up a new phone? Or simply have an afternoon to burn and want to download some toys? These are our must-have iPhone apps.<p>Whether you just picked up a new iPhone or you're looking for an app revamp, these 24 apps belong on your home screen. Including everything from music, navigation, …

Apps

The 6 Best Fire Pits For Warming Up Your Backyard

If you need something to make those cool nights a bit more pleasant, these fire pits can help heat things up.<p>If you're still using an old rusted or crumbling fire pit as a centerpiece for backyard gatherings, it might be time for an upgrade. A portable fire pit is one option if you want a bit of …

Landscaping

This Tool Tells You If It's Cheaper to Drive or Fly

You're going to want to bookmark this.<p>Now there's one less barrier to going on vacation. TravelMath, a website that calculates the cost of travel, can figure out if you should drive or fly to cities around the world, according to Lifehacker. The website uses a "travel cost calculator" to consider …

Flying

How to set up your home network for optimal gaming performance

PC gaming demands the best hardware, and gamers are constantly looking for the competitive edge that can be a key ingredient for victory. Too often, …

9 DIY Kitchen Upgrades Anyone Can Do

If you spend a ton of time in the kitchen, why not make life easier by doing these easy DIY upgrades?<p>The heartbeat of a home is the kitchen. Days begin and end around the bustle of preparing meals, and entertaining usually revolves around eating and drinking. You can skip an expensive remodel and …

Home Improvement

10 Reliable Weather Apps for iOS and Android

Don't get caught without an umbrella again — these apps will let you know exactly what's coming your way.<p>Every smartphone comes equipped with a stock weather app, but its functionality is often a tad too basic. We've rounded up 10 third-party options for iOS and Android that will help you keep …

Apps

Three Scientifically Proven Steps For Talking With Strangers

Behavioral scientists have found that strangers are more open to small talk than you might think.<p>Want to be better at small talk? Of course you do–or you will the next time you find yourself at a dinner party, business meeting, or networking event. You can practice the “art” of small talk, or you …

Samsung Gear IconX

Wearable<p>Gear IconX<p>- 4 GB<br>- Earbud: 18.9 (W) x 26.0 (D) / Case: 92.0 (W) x 35.3 (D)<br>- Tracks fitness data such as distance, speed, duration, heart rate …

How To Stop Windows 10 Installing Automatically

Upgrading to Windows 10 should be a personal choice, but increasingly it isn’t. In a series of ever more cheeky, arrogant and downright deceptive moves Microsoft has pushed Windows 10 upon millions of unsuspecting Windows 7 and Windows 8 users.<p>So how do you stop an automatic Windows 10 installation …

Windows 10

Build of the week: Project XnineNINE

<i>Every Monday,</i> <i>Build of the week</i> <i>highlights a unique rig from the web's most dedicated PC building communities.</i><p>Blue. It’s a color. Air. It’s that good …

Top 10 Ways to Breathe New Life Into an Old Gaming Console

If you’ve been playing video games for any amount of time, odds are pretty high you have at least one console in your entertainment center doing …

Retrogaming

The 10 Most Toxic Items at Dollar Stores

When it comes to safety, dollar-store deals might not be a bargain after all.<p>Cheap stuff may come with a high price. Recent testing of products bought at a dollar store found that 81 percent contained one or more hazardous chemicals. The tests, conducted by the consumer testing group Healthy Stuff, …

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The Best Free Online Courses for Professionals | Inc.com

It's never too late to invest in your career. Fortunately, we live in a time where we all have access to an elite education at our fingertips, not to mention completely free of charge. All you have to do is create a free account at Coursera, and you'll be ready to take your career into your own …

Northwestern University

Build an Adjustable Angle Drilling Jig And Never Drill a Bad Hole Again

Your steady hands can't match the accuracy of a drill press, and this jig drills perfectly angled holes without fail.<p>When the need arises to "toe screw" a couple pieces of wood (join them at an angle) or drill pocket holes, you'll need a jig to help do the job. A drill press is the ideal tool for …

Woodworking

The best gaming headset (for most people)

<i>By Dennis Burger</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with</i> <i>The Wirecutter</i><i>, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>After more than 100 hours spent researching and testing 37 gaming headsets in all, plus more hours of long-term comfort testing than could reasonably be counted, …

Consumer Tech

How to Build a French Cleat Shelf to Hold Virtually Anything

French cleats are magical in their strength and simplicity. Here's how to make these amazing joints.<p>French cleats are often used to secure cabinets to walls, but can also be used to build modular shelves that can help organize your workspace. A French cleat system will be just as strong as most …

Woodworking

Luma debuts a Wi-Fi router that uses mesh networking to provide quality Internet at home

A few years ago, I needed to buy a router, but when I looked at the ones at the store, it was daunting. The associate wasn’t really able to help me, so I went with one based on brand name. That wound up being a bad decision, as that router didn’t provide the most reliable service in my apartment.<p>If …

11 Ways to Squeeze in More Kitchen Storage

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10 Trash Can Upgrades You Didn't Know You Needed

Who knew your garbage could be so — dare we say it – organized?<p>Trash — there's no escaping it. And as much as you reduce, reuse, recycle, inevitably you're filling up a bag or three every week. But it doesn't have to ugly or messy. We promise...

Cleaning

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a variety of disciplines.<p>Websites like Coursera and edX have leveled the playing field, allowing curious students from around the world to explore …

The iOS 9 Untethered Jailbreak Is Out

Pangu bails out iPhone users<p>The iOS 9 untethered jailbreak for iPhone and iPad has been released by Pangu. The iOS hacker group hailing from China has a history of bringing Apple mobile device users freedom from their plain ol’ stock OS.<p>For the uninitiated: jailbreaking allows iOS users to install …

8 Simple Ways to Burglar-Proof Your Home

As the saying goes, locks only keep honest people out.<p>According to the U.S. Department of Justice, there were more than 1.7 million burglaries last year with losses totaling about $3.9 billion. Here are some tips to protect your home.

Smart Homes

The iPhone 6S: How Is It Different?

Apple's latest smartphone is here. Should you buy it?<p>The new Apple iPhone 6S, released in September 2015, follows the company's distinct "Tick-Tock" pattern when it comes to smartphones: refresh the phone’s look one year ("Tick") while improving internal specs, features and adding an "S" to the …

Paranoid Android is pretty much over

Paranoid Android has long been considered one of the most popular custom ROMs available on Android. Unfortunately, it looks like the development team might be throwing in the towel sometime soon.<p>It’s no secret that the team has been slowing down as of late. After OnePlus hired a handful of key …

PlayStation Vita TV hack gives you a way to play more games

If you have a PlayStation TV collecting dust in a cabinet somewhere, this might make it useful again. A user called "mr.gas" from the Hackinformer forum has detailed how you can tweak the device to play games that it's currently not compatible with. The best thing about the procedure is it's …

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Libraries are banding together in support of Tor

In July, the Kilton Public Library in New Hampshire partnered with the Library Freedom Project (LFP), to become the first library in the country to run a server connecting to Tor, an online network that allows users to browse the internet anonymously. But in August, the Department of Homeland …

Mirrativ is DeNA’s mobile livestreaming app — and it has potential beyond gaming

Whenever someone mentions that I should set up a livestream, the first hurdle that comes to mind is all the external hardware components I’ll have to set up in order to just capture game footage. If it’s for a mobile phone game, the logistics get even more complicated.<p>DeNA, one of Japan’s larger …