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7 Minutes. No Equipment. One Science-Backed Core Workout That Works

In the faster-is-better world we live in, carving out 30 to 45 minutes a day for a good workout can seem like a major challenge—and that can totally …

Workouts

9 Alexa tips and tricks

Siri had a good run, but its time in the spotlight is over. Alexa has arrived, and it's way smarter than Siri. Alexa, of course, is the …

How to Solve The Rubik's Cube

<b>If you’re reading this, you’re probably holding a cube in your hand and already feeling bad about yourself for needing to look up the solution. But</b> …

Plex's new Kodi plugin lets you enjoy the best of both worlds

If you've dabbled with building your own media center, it's likely that you will have encountered Plex or Kodi. Both started life as offshoots of the famed XBMC software, but over time their propositions have diverged, with Plex embracing subscriptions and Kodi remaining open-source. In the past, …

Software

Fitbit set to buy Pebble in a reported deal that will 'barely cover the watchmaker's debts'

Pebble was once a Kickstarter champion, smashing records across the board. But more recently sales have slowed, it laid off a quarter of its …

This is why your iPhone 7’s battery might die in a year

There’s a new battery issue plaguing various models of Apple’s phone, including the iPhone 6s. Though we should expect Apple to investigate and fix …

Here's how to check if your finicky iPhone 6S battery needs to be replaced

<b>UPDATE:</b> Apple has updated the recall information page to include a built-in serial number checking tool. Rather than checking your number against the …

Mobile Technology

How to deal with iPhone calendar spam

You may have noticed a handful of suspicious push notifications on your iPhone over the weekend -- calendar invites for deals and sales from users with obviously real names like "kcmgweqeq" and "nfbtz."<p>These invites are exactly what they look like: spam! Your iCloud calendar app is set up to …

Apps

Apple Watch 2 Case, SUPCASE [Unicorn Beetle Pro] Rugged Protective Case with Strap Bands for Apple Watch Series 2 2016 Edition [42mm, Compatible with Apple Watch 42 mm First Generation 2015] (Black)

• Precise cutouts for Apple Watch 42 mm (2015 and 2016 Release); Advanced front cover Snap-On design for easy installation<br>• Precise cutouts for Apple …

These smart lights work with Amazon Alexa

Amazon offers an affordable way to start building out a voice-activated home automation system for your house or apartment with their Amazon Echo and …

Home Automation

Lace Up Your Boots and Gear Up the Kids: It's Family Hiking Vacation Time

You’re never too young for a hike; take the kids on a family-friendly hiking vacation. (Photo: JJ Pixs / Alamy)<p>If relaxing on a quiet beach with the …

Permethrin Soak Method Guide

You can buy a pre-mixed Permethrin solution like Sawyer Permethrin (left) or dilute a highly concentrated form like 10% Martins Permethrin (right) to …

DIY - Build a Tree Bench - Quiet Corner

This comfy, stay-cool tree bench has room for the entire family. To build it, Mark Powers chose a specially impregnated and thermally modified pine …

Woodworking

How to Organize the Ultimate Group Camping Trip

If you’re anything like me, then your buddies are constantly hassling you to take them on an adventure. But if you’re anything like me, then your buddies also have busy schedules, little camping gear, and a predilection for bad-decision-making. Here’s how to pretend you’re an outfitter and take …

Build This Stylish DIY Bluetooth Speaker That Delivers Great Sound

This Bluetooth speaker can be built in a day and is distinguished enough to complement your home's hi-fi system.<p>Bluetooth speakers have exploded in popularity, and are the easiest way to play music off your smartphone. The problem is the speakers are usually a bit small and the sound doesn't quite …

Woodworking

Why Does DWR Suck?

Durable Water Repellant Coatings Prevent Wet-Out by Making Water Bead on the Surface of Fabric and Roll OffThe DWR (Durable Water Repellent) that …

See Why He Puts Wood Into A Pot Of Boiling Water

Why You Need a Shemagh in your Preparedness Gear

Think of the Shemagh as the bandana’s big brother. They have almost unlimited uses. This is why You Need a Shemagh in your Preparedness Gear<p>What is a …

How to Tie a Shemagh - Military Style

How to Tie a Shemagh: STEP 1: Start with it open in a full Square.<p>How to Tie a Shemagh: STEP 2: Fold it in half to form a triangle.<p>How to Tie a …

Gear & Gadgets