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Adjust these Facebook privacy settings to protect your personal data | ZDNet

​Facebook knows a lot about you<p>Facebook knows a lot about you. And so do the third-party app makers and partners in the social network's …

Apps

This Is The Right Way to Load Your Dishwasher

Modern dishwashers are marvels of appliance engineering. They use scalding water to kill bacteria, potent jets to scour food remnants, and enough …

European Travel

This $12 Bluetooth tracker isn’t just cheaper than the Tile Mate, it’s better

The Tile Mate is a great little Bluetooth tracking tag that definitely helped popularize this new product category. The problem with the Tile Mate, …

Tech Trends

GoPro unveils new $199 HERO action camera w/ built-in touchscreen, waterproofing, no 4K

<i>Update:</i> <i>Now available to purchase at Amazon.</i><p>This morning, GoPro delivered on a promise to unveil updated hardware this year, unveiling its new $199 HERO. Priced at a more “accessible” MSRP, it’s designed to bring in more content creators and comes at just the right time for a company that’s …

GoPro

Facebook's new privacy tools let you scrub your data, for real

Still reeling from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook will let you delete anything from your profile or timeline and end Facebook's use of that data.<p>If you didn't care about Facebook privacy two weeks ago, you probably do now.<p>The social network has come under a hailstorm of criticism after …

Social Media

How to enable Wi-Fi calling on your iPhone, Mac and Apple Watch

Wi-Fi Calling is a technology that lets you make and receive calls over a WiFi connection instead of the regular cellular connection. Wi-Fi Calling on your iPhone can be helpful in areas with little or no cellular coverage.<p>Let’s see how you can enable Wi-Fi calling on your …

Tech Trends

What to know before you buy vintage-style LED light bulbs

A new crop of LED light bulbs wants to combine modern technology with old-school looks. Here's what to look for as you pick one out.<p>You'll find all sorts of light bulbs in your local lighting aisle, but more and more, we're seeing bulbs that fall under labels like "vintage-style." The pitch for …

Vintage

How To: Set Up Google Voice to Get Visual Voicemail on Your Unlocked Android Phone

Buying an unlocked phone is usually the correct move. By doing so, you bypass a lot of bloat that carriers put on your phone, and you can also use …

Google Voice

Everything You Need to Know About the Jimmy Kimmel-Matt Damon Feud

The infamous feud between Jimmy Kimmel and Matt Damon may technically be fake, but that doesn’t make it any less entertaining. In the 12 years since …

Comedy

Chicken Veracruz Style | Pollo A la Veracruzana | Mexican Recipes

Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper.<p>Add the chicken to frying pan to sear for about 7-8 …

Our 20 Best Mexican Comfort Food Recipes For An Authentic Mexican Feast

Can't make it to Mexico this year? No worries, just spend a few weeks cooking authentic Mexican comfort food for dinner. Cool salsas and creamy …

Cooking

These Words and Phrases Have Racist Origins

The English language is constantly evolving, with new words and phrases spreading among us like an infection—we hear things, then we say those …

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

Software

Essential Apps You Should Install on a New PC Running Windows or macOS

You just bought a new laptop, built a new desktop PC, or are simply clean installing on a new solid state drive, good for you! Gotta love the taste …

Software

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

The wireless headphones that beat Beats are under $50 for the first time

All things considered, the Ghostek soDrop 2 Premium Bluetooth Headphones are better than Beats’ comparable model, the Solo3. They might not be quite …

Tech Trends

I Tried This Easy Car Rental Service That's All App-Based — and I'm Never Turning Back

To describe my relationship with car rental services as unhealthy would be an understatement. I cannot even begin to tell you about the number of awful experiences I've had with traditional kiosks like Hertz and Enterprise because I get heated just thinking about it. But let's just say they've …

29 Viral Photos and GIFs From 2017 That Were Totally Fake

It’s that time of year again when we look back at the photos and GIFs that went viral over the past 12 months. We did similar year-end round-ups in …

Downing Street

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Anime

How to replace your old, outdated 3-way light switches

Here's how to swap outdated three-way light switches for something much better.<p>Archaic light switches might as well be from the stone age. All they do is turn a light on and off. They can't dim lighting gently or remember the brightness level you prefer. Outdated switches don't play nicely with LED …

Arduino

Here's A Cheap And Easy Way To Give Your Old Car A USB Plug That Actually Looks Good

You can buy a USB adapter for your car’s 12 volt cig lighter plug for a couple bucks. But if you spend just a tiny bit more time and money, you can …

How to get through the Tijuana border crossing faster

<b>Question</b>: I am returning from Mexico through Tijuana by car, and there is a choice of "signed" lanes, including "Público General" and "Ready Lanes." We have passports with us, but which lane is for us?<p>John Loggins<p>Rancho Palos Verdes<p><b>Answer</b>: Loggins emailed his question to me as he was stuck in the …

2017 Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals roundup [Updated continuously]

Article Contents<p>1 Phones<p>1.0.1 Carrier Promotions / Complicated Deals<p>2 Tablets & Chromebooks<p>3 Smart Speakers / Home Automation<p>3.0.1 Smart …

The best Bluetooth audio receiver for your home stereo or speakers

<i>By R. Matthew Ward</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After doing 13 hours of research and …

This Clever Little Gadget Keeps Guacamole From Turning Brown

The horror of watching your delicious guacamole turn brown before your eyes is one we know all too well. But what if we told you there was a new …

Country Lifestyle

CrossOver on Chrome OS lets you run Windows apps on Chromebooks

Over the past year or so, Chrome OS has gone from an affordable computing solution for the classroom into something that's also practical as a daily …

The Origins of All 30 NBA Team Names

Why is a team in Los Angeles nicknamed the Lakers, and what are the Jazz doing in Utah? Here's the story behind the nicknames of all 30 teams.<p>Atlanta …

NBA

Acer Chromebook 15, HP Chromebook 11 G5, and 15 others now fully support the Play Store

Earlier this year, Google announced that all Chromebooks shipped in 2017 and beyond would support the Play Store. Some models have shipped with the …

Here’s the YouTube video that inspired 'SNL' to make David S. Pumpkins

Tom Hanks became a Halloween legend last year with the introduction of David S. Pumpkins.<p>Mr. Pumpkins first appeared on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> in the …

Hear Depeche Mode Frontman's Chilly New Collaboration 'Where I Wait'

Singer and electronic-music artist Kurt Uenala discuss the making of the track, slated for upcoming Null and Void album 'Cryosleep'<p>When …