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Sonnet launches its Echo 11 Thunderbolt 3 Dock with Ethernet, SD, 87W charging, more

If you have a Thunderbolt 3-enabled device, you’ve likely looked for a Thunderbolt 3 dock. The technology is fantastic, providing insane throughput rates and giving many different options when it comes to features. You can power a device, send (or receive) display information, and have …

MacBook Pro

Some of our favorite USB-C hubs are cheaper than ever for Verge readers

Do more with the port(s) you have<p>Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. For more information, see our ethics policy.<p>If you’ve recently bought a MacBook, a Pixelbook, or a slim …

USB Type-C

Price drop! Learn how to master Raspberry Pi 3 for under $20

The <b>Raspberry Pi</b> has become one of the most popular tools for hobbyists and engineers alike. You can learn how to master it with, The Complete Raspberry Pi Hacker Bundle right now.<p>The Raspberry Pi is is a little computer which you can plug into a keyboard to perform all sorts of tasks, from building …

Raspberry Pi

Amazon Alexa: The definitive guide

Alexa is Amazon’s virtual assistant, which competes with Google Assistant. It’s available on various devices like smartphones and smart speakers, and lets you check the weather, play music, and control smart devices in your home with voice commands. Here we’ll show you how to use it, reveal the …

Smart Homes

5 favorite MacBook Pro accessories for power users

Despite its ongoing keyboard issues, the MacBook Pro is still one of the best laptops available, and with the right accessories, it can be especially handy for power users. Here’s a look at my top 5 power user-oriented accessories that I often pair with my MacBook Pro.<p>CalDigit TS3 Plus<p>I reviewed …

Seasoning your cast iron pan isn’t enough

You season and reseason for a reason.<p>Cast iron is strange mixture of incredibly durable and unusually delicate—especially for a cooking implement. The metal is physically sturdy, but also highly reactive, which means even a droplet of water sitting in your cast iron pan can leave a rust spot. To …

Particles

10 ways to become a certified project manager

Project Management is such a <b>lucrative and competitive</b> field. You gotta get some <b>real qualifications</b> on your resume just to <b>stand out above the pack</b>.<p>If you’re looking to move into this <b>high-powered profession</b>, make sure you do it in style. <b>The Project Management Professional Certification Training …

Project Management

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 …

Apps

How to convert any file to any format

Organize your work your way.<p>A file's format—the way that it's saved and encoded—determines what you can do with it and which programs can open it. (You can check its format by looking at the file name's extension.) Think of each format like a different language, with some only understood by …

Software

This Old House launches its DIY website House One

Media executives sometimes say that their companies are <i>like</i> a startup — but in the case of <i>This Old House</i>, that’s actually kind of true, since Time Inc. sold the nearly 40-year-old brand (best known for the home improvement TV show of the same name) to Eric Thorkilsen and TZP Growth Partners less …

How to return a lost phone to its owner

Do your good deed for the day.<p>If you've ever misplaced your smartphone, you know how hard it can be to retrieve a lost device. So when you find a deserted device, you should return it as soon as possible.<p>However, most people lock their phone screens for security, so when you need to track down the …

Google Assistant

Navy SEALs Spotted Using Modified Jet Skis and Cool Magnetic Climbing Gear

The new tech was spotted at a naval exercise in Greece.<p>Sharp-eyed observers have spotted U.S. Navy SEALs driving a new but familiar vehicle: modified versions of Yamaha personal watercraft. SEALs were also spotted using magnetic gear to scale the hull of a navy destroyer.<p>The exercise, held off the …

Make DIY cold brew coffee—without fancy equipment

The method and chemistry behind your favorite caffeine source.<p>If you want to buy cold brew coffee, known for tasting smoother and naturally sweeter than its hot cousin, you’ll have to deal with its inflated price tag. Luckily, it’s quite easy to make your own cold brew, despite what Big Coffee …

Coffee

So Retro: Classic arcades get a reboot

Arcades offering classic '80s games are luring a new generation. We visit the Neon Retro Arcade in California to see how they bring the past to the present.

The Best Vacuum Cleaners

We’ve done hundreds of hours of research and testing on vacuum cleaners over the past five years, searching for the best ones to fit all kinds of …

The Best Gear for Travel

Traveling well can be one of life’s great pleasures, whether you’re alone or with friends and family. But what does it mean to travel well? Avoid …

This attachment can get your car out of a tricky situation

Following is a transcript of the video.<p>This attachment can get your car out of a tricky situation. It's a Bush Winch.<p>It doesn't work like a normal winch. You attach the winch directly to the wheel itself. The rope can then be anchored elsewhere. Such as a tree.<p>Various anchor attachments can be used …

How to set up and use Apple Pay Cash

[<b>Update:</b> Apple has shared a new video on its YouTube channel promoting Apple Pay Cash called <i>How to send money on iPhone</i>, check it out below.]<p>While Apple Pay Cash started rolling out yesterday, the new feature has just gone live for many users today. Follow along for a look at how to set up Apple …

These tactical flashlights are the ultimate survival stocking stuffers

popsci shop<p>This week only, get two UltraBright 500-lumen flashlights for just $15.<p>From roadside breakdowns to getting lost in the hills, there are many times when a good flashlight can save the day. The UltraBright 500-Lumen Tactical Military Flashlights are more durable than most, and incredibly …

Self Defense

Google Drive is changing—here's how to prepare

New apps for the cloud-storage service.<p>File storage service Google Drive is ending support for its desktop apps in March. But what exactly is changing, what will happen to your data, and most important, what do you need to do to get ready? We'll answer all those questions and more. Here's a rundown …

Google Drive

You can now view detailed App Store and iTunes purchase history on iOS

Apple today is making it easier for users to view purchase history directly from their iOS devices. The company revealed in an updated support document today that you can now view your App Store and iTunes purchase history in the Settings app on iOS…<p>Previously, as the support document notes, this …

App Store

How to make a custom ringtone for your iPhone, with GarageBand on iOS

With the latest version of iTunes, Apple buried the interface for making ringtones on the Mac. It’s still possible but a lot more cumbersome to manage.<p>A little-known secret is that you can actually make custom alert ringtones for iOS on your iPhone itself, using GarageBand. Here’s how.<p>This feature …

Music Production

You wish you had this home theater in your basement

Build a portable computer on a USB stick

It's a PC that you can carry anywhere.<p>Linux, the free and open-source operating system, has fewer desktop users than Windows and macOS. But it's also far more flexible. In fact, you can install many of its versions (Linux comes in several different flavors, called distributions or distros) on a USB …

Raspberry Pi

20 Amazon tips to save you time and money

Shop smarter.<p>Amazon has become synonymous with online shopping. The company, which started out in 1994 as a web-based bookseller, expanded over the years to sell just about every type of product you can imagine. That breadth of coverage means <i>Amazon.com</i> isn't always the easiest site to navigate. …

How to book the cheapest flights possible

Tech and tools to save you airfare dollars<p>Got your eye on a getaway? Ready to take off somewhere new? Thanks to the web and those pocket computers we call smartphones, booking a flight is easier than ever before. But, as seasoned campaigners will know, flight prices shift substantially based on …

Air Travel

The best flashlight

<i>By Doug Mahoney</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After spending three weeks …

100+ new iOS 11 features / changes!

Apps

These secret codes let you access hidden iPhone features

The iPhone has a handful of secret codes — some are very useful for everyone, some may only be useful for some. You can show your exact signal strength, display your call forwarding status, and hide your phone number from caller ID. Here are some of the best ones.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

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What to bring on your next beach trip

A Go-Pro shuttlecock? I love the beach.<p>After a long winter and a wet spring, it's about dang time for some bona fide beach weather. But before you charge through your front door with your sun umbrella in hand like you're in Medieval Times—take heed. While there's nothing that gets you out of the …