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$44 and 15 minutes is all it takes to convert any car’s headlights to LEDs

The CougarMotor LED Headlight Bulbs All-in-One Conversion Kit isn’t just one of the best LED headlight conversion kits on the planet. It’s also one …

What Is It About Costco?

Every single Sunday for six years, my family went to Costco. And I learned that Costco is not for what you need; it’s for what you want.<p><b>To walk around</b> <b>Costco</b> as a childless, unattached person is to experience the fragility of your existence. To perk up at the reasonably priced Angus steaks only to …

Set up a second screen for your computer

Two views are better than one.<p>You may get along just fine with only one computer screen, but adding a second can give you much more room to work. This upgrade isn't just for creative professionals or seasoned programmers—it lets anyone spread out their apps, edit documents side by side, and …

Mobile TV

Apple will upgrade some iPhone 6 Plus units in need of repair

If you have an iPhone 6 Plus in need of replacement, you could be in line for an upgrade to iPhone 6s Plus. An internal document distributed to Apple Authorized Service Providers gives permission for units to be upgraded until the end of March, though no reason is given.<p>Apple states that “orders …

Amazon has copycat AirPods on sale for $36 right now — they're normally $300

Traditional AirPods straight from Apple will run you up about $159. These copycat earbuds look just like the real thing.<p>These white, Bluetooth …

Tech Trends

How to completely erase any device | ZDNet

StarTech 4-bay drive eraser<p>If you have a lot of drives to erase, you need a professional piece of kit that can keep up with the demands that you're …

How To Clear Space On Your iPhone Quickly & Without Deleting Everything You Love

At one point in your life, you have probably struggled with trying to figure out how to clear space on your iPhone quickly, and without deleting …

11 Dirty Movies On Netflix That Actually Tell A Good Story

We're currently living in a truly golden digital age, ladies and gentlemen. One where filth, raunchiness, sauciness, and unadulterated erotica is but …

17 gadgets and apps to make your dumb car smarter

Useful technology for your commute.<p>You don't have to wait for self-driving cars to upgrade your experience behind the wheel. You don't even have to buy an expensive new luxury vehicle. Instead, add some 21st-century intelligence to your drive with a few smart gadgets and apps. These devices can log …

Why Incompetent People Think They're Amazing

We've posted enough about the Dunning-Kruger effect that you know the basics: incompetent people don't recognize how incompetent they are because …

Amazon And Ebay Opened Pandora's Box Of Chinese Counterfeits And Now Don't Know What To Do

A few years ago in California, a professional cartoonist, a designer of golf putters, a surfer, and a self-professed geek got together and formed a company. No, this isn’t the start of a bad joke, it’s the very real story of four guys and one good idea — a story of grassroots entrepreneurship and …

Intellectual Property

How to clear up your headlights

Most cars on the road today have a plastic headlight assembly that can yellow with age. UV radiation from the sun turns the crystal clear housing into a hazy, cloudy thing that reduces overall brightness, blunts the beam pattern the manufacturer so meticulously engineered, and just makes your car …

Get a 2nd-gen Nest thermostat for $139

<i>CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter!</i><p>I've always wanted a Nest thermostat, but was …

Home Automation

How to make your own Magic Erasers at home

Tired of expensive Magic Erasers that don't last? Here's how to make your own for a fraction of the price.

How to remove brown stains from sheet pans — with stuff you already own

No matter how hard you scrub, there are some stains that just won't come out with soap and water. Case in point: the eternally-dirty sheet pan that always seems to have brown, burnt-on residue coating the sides.<p>But we don't have to resign ourselves to this fate — there's a simple two-ingredient …

Appetite-controlling brain cells activated by amino acids

You've likely heard that eating protein can fill you up faster than eating simple carbs like bread and pasta. Now, researchers at the University of …

watchOS 4: How to stop Now Playing and audio apps from automatically opening on Apple Watch

watchOS 4 includes a new default behavior to auto-launch audio apps when you wake the screen while playing audio on your Apple Watch or iPhone.<p>Auto-launching Now Playing can be useful when you’re playing music from the watch or a podcast from the phone for example. Instant access to play/pause and …

Apple iOS 11 Starts Causing Problems

Apple iOS 11 is packed full of features (including many secret ones), but following reports of several bugs my Upgrade Guide advised iPhone users in particular should hold off updating. This now looks a wise move because iOS 11 is causing problems…<p>A new report from mobile security firm Wandera …

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Speed up iOS 11 on older iPhones

Don't despair if your iPhone 5 or 6 isn't as peppy as it used to be. These tips will help boost speed on the updated OS.

This Nuclear Bomb Map Shows What Would Happen if One Exploded Near You

It even accounts for weather.<p>Imagine that a 150-kiloton nuclear bomb exploded in the city closest to you. Do you know how the city, surrounding …

8 ways to speed up your old, tired iPhone

It's not just your imagination -- your old iPhone is, in fact, getting slower. Apple admitted today that it's slowing down older iPhones in order to preserve deteriorating battery capacities.<p>Starting with iOS 10.2.1, Apple began slowing down the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE in order to prevent …

How to repair and take good care of your leather furniture?

When looking for home furnishings, leather could be your ideal bet since it is durable and comes with low-maintenance surfaces. By following the …

Two Surprisingly Cheap Cuts of Steak—and Exactly How You Should Prepare Them

I’ve got good steak news, and I’ve got bad steak news. The bad news is that previously cost-conscious cuts of meat, such as flank and skirt steak, …

Mistbox mini sprinkler system cools down your tired AC unit

Mistbox wants to lower your energy bill by gently spraying water on your outside AC unit. Confused? Keep reading.<p>The summer months are tough on air conditioners. Not only is your thermostat's set temperature likely lower because of the blistering heat, your outside AC unit has to use more energy to …

How to reset your Mac's NVRAM, PRAM, and SMC

When your Mac starts acting up, you’ll probably run through some common troubleshooting procedures, such as restarting it, running Disk Utility, and …

Apple doubles its $10/month iCloud storage plan to 2TB, adds family sharing

Apple is adding more storage to its top-tier iCloud storage plan, but not raising prices. As one of the many under-the-radar announcements emerging from Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference this week, the company adjusted its iCloud pricing plans to offer double the storage to subscribers of its …

iCloud

App specific passwords will be required to sign in to iCloud with third party apps from June 15, here’s how to make them

In its ongoing efforts to ensure strong security for customers, Apple will require the use of app-specific passwords from June 15th. This affects you if you use a third-party app that logs in with an iCloud email and password (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc) to access contacts, calendar and mail …

Buying a used iPhone? Here’s an easy way to check whether it was stolen …

Nobody wants to risk buying a stolen item. Even if you leave aside the morality issue, buying stolen devices creates a market for further thefts. And with iPhones, a stolen device will be rendered useless by a combination of Activation Lock and blocks by carriers.<p>Wireless trade body CTIA has now …

iCloud Guide: Top Tips for Understanding and Using iCloud

When Apple introduced iCloud in the summer of 2011, it was groundbreaking in recognizing the need for a hassle-free method of updating information and content across devices. A lot has happened to iCloud since that introduction. Today, with 800 million worldwide users and growing, Apple's iCloud is …

Activate iOS Mail’s hidden folders

iOS 10’s Mail app may look just like its previous pedestrian iterations, but it packs a whole lot of hidden superpowers under the hood. While you still can’t export a message to, say, a to-do list app, you can do pretty much everything those fancy third-party mail apps do, and then some.<p>Let’s take …

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