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Google Finally Lets You Mute Autoplay Videos In Chrome—Here’s How

For several months, Google has teased some updates for Chrome that aim to make surfing the web slightly less annoying. And on Thursday, Chrome …

Plex Just Killed My Cable Box Rental, and It Could Kill Yours Too

One of the dirty secrets about streaming live TV services like PS Vue and Hulu TV is that in many cases you’re paying the same amount of money as you …

Film Posters

10 easy ways to speed up Windows 10

If your formerly shiny, new Windows 10 PC has begun to lose some of its luster, there are ways to put a little pep back in its step. Here are some quick, easy ways to improve its performance without swapping out any hardware.<p>1. Go opaque<p>Windows 10's new Start menu is sexy and see-through, but that …

Need to unplug? This site will help you delete yourself from the internet

The internet can be a pretty gross place when you really sit back and take it all in. There’s lots of hate floating around out there, not to mention …

This Cheap $20 Toolkit Can Open 99 Percent of Your Gadgets

Were the electronics makers of the world to have their way, every time one of your gadgets broke, you’d simply buy a new one. But most gadgets can be …

Bragi Headphone review: finally, wireless earbuds worth buying

A big leap forward, but not without a step back<p>After almost three years of buzz, one wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, and multiple product delays, German startup Bragi has finally made good on its promise: a pair of truly wireless earbuds that actually work. That resolution just didn't come …

Apple replacing a small number of iPhone 6s batteries

Apple has let a cat out of its bag, the cat in this case being that there's a problem with some iPhone 6s models. According to the company, a fault with the battery is causing a "very small number" of handsets to randomly shut down. If you're rocking a device that was manufactured between September …

Mobile Technology

13 handy car gadgets that cost less than $100

Fortunately, there are a number of gadgets on the market today that can help you be better prepared for whatever the road throws at you.<p>Here are 13 car gadgets that will not only improve your overall driving experience, but will also help you be ready for the unexpected.

The best Wi-Fi Range extender

<i>By David Murphy</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After spending 140 …

Wi-Fi

How to set up the Inteset 4-in-1 Universal Remote

The number of devices around your TV is likely growing. Here's how you can get it under control with one option, the Inteset 4-in-1 Universal Remote.<p>If your entertainment system is becoming crowded with multiple devices, like a television, sound bar, gaming console and streamer box, your remote …

The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $100 on an iPad Pro 9.7

<i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read their continuously updated list of deals atTheWirecutter.com.</i><p>You may have already seen Engadget posting reviews from our friends atThe Wirecutter. Now, from time to time, we'll also be publishing …

IPad Pro

Review: Tylt Energi Pro Backpack, the traveling nomad’s perfect solution

Backpacks have always been a source of frustration for me when carrying around my laptop and the various tools I need with me throughout my day. I don’t carry a ton with me at any given moment, but finding a bag that can carry and handle everything has been difficult.<p>Enter Tylt’s new Energi Pro …

The Most Common Squat Mistakes and How to Fix Them

We love squats, but it’s another one of those exercises that’s more technical and prone to mistakes than it initially lets on. Even if your …

CrunchBase launches its official app for iOS

CrunchBase, the database of startups, announced today the launch of its iOS app. The app allows users to look up information about companies, acquisitions, investors, funding rounds and business news, just as the website does.<p>“Now our users have the fastest way to search for innovative companies …

CrossFit workouts: The 10-Day program to get stronger

It’s no secret that CrossFit is a demanding discipline. If you wanna survive a grueling WOD, you’ll need a big metabolic engine, plenty of power, and …

Darth Vader returns in new 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' trailer

"The world is coming undone." See new footage from the upcoming Star Wars prequel with the Death Star, AT-ATs, robots, Stormtroopers, would-be heroes and the Dark Lord of the Sith himself.<p>When fans first heard that "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" would be getting reshoots to make the darker tones a …

Add a backup camera and a DVR to any car for $71

Backup cameras are fantastic, but unless you have a newer car you probably don’t have one. Then there are in-car digital video recording systems that …

Tech Trends

Learn to Solve a Rubik's Cube in Less Than Two Minutes

Did you know there are 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 ways to scramble the 54 colored squares on a Rubik’s Cube? So how do those record-holding geniuses …

Mathematics

This DIY Floating Workbench Folds Into Place When It's Time to Work, Away When You're Done

Reader lookitsash saw this floating, wall-mounted workbench from a few years ago and decided to improve on its design in his own home. He did, and …

Five Useful Microsoft Excel Tricks You May Not Know About

If you’ve mastered the basics of Microsoft Excel and you’re looking to boost your spreadsheet skills, this visual guide explains some useful tips and …

Software

#OneMinuteMuscle: how to put your #deadlifts down correctly to spare your back and not scrape up your knees— https://t.co/gpiYIK8561

Five Ways to Boost Your Confidence

Your self-confidence makes a huge difference when you meet people, have to make a first impression, or just in how good you feel when you’re trying …

1 Kettlebell, 9 Workouts You Can Do Anywhere

<i>Kettlebells are just a tool, but their myriad uses make them the best tool available. [Photo courtesy CrossFit Stars]</i><p>I’m a big fan of kettlebells.</b> …

Workouts

How to Fix a Really Ugly Squat

Improve Your Squat From the Bottom Up<p>Improve Your Squat... Backwards<p>Reverse patterning was first introduced by Gray Cook. It's simple: if you want to …

This travel bag might make carry-ons great again

For the longest time, I’ve been looking for the perfect carry-on bag. It needs to have plenty of available space so that you can easily squeeze in a …

Periodic Table of Resistance Band Exercises

Resistance bands are lightweight, very inexpensive, and extremely compact and portable. They are on our short list of favorite exercise equipment for …

Your Top Four Picks For Best Men's Underwear

Here are your four frontrunners for best men’s underwear, narrowed down from hundreds of nominees. Read up and vote.<p>Ex-Officio Give-N-Go<p>These are …

How to do a clean install of Windows 10

If you have a Windows 7 or 8 computer, you have until July 29 to upgrade it to Windows 10 for free. While your data, apps and most of your system settings will remain intact, upgrading tends to adversely affect performance.<p>This post will show you how to change that and get a clean install of …

Windows 10

How-To: Fix iPhone videos that are mistakenly started in portrait mode [Video]

Have you ever started shooting a video in portrait orientation on your iPhone, only to quickly rotate into landscape mode after realizing the mistake? Once you’ve begun recording a video while in portrait orientation, it stays locked that way for the duration of the video, and vice …

These Windows 10 Apps Are Actually Worth Installing

Microsoft’s concept of universal apps that run seamlessly across computers, tablets, and phones are a hallmark of the company’s newest operating …

Apps