Karen Cogswell

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5 tricks to free up space on your Android phone

It doesn't matter if your Android phone has expandable storage via a microSD card -- you fill up whatever space you're given, whether it's 32GB or 200GB. Here are some easy ways to free up storage on your Android device -- both the internal storage and microSD.<p>Got an iPhone? Check out our tips for …



Review: SkylinkNet Alarm System Kit

I'm a control freak when it comes to home alarm systems. Sure, I could pay one of the big alarm companies like ADT or Vivint to come wire up my …

The Craziest Sci-Fi Fantasies That Got Closer to Reality This Year

Author: Nick Stockton. Nick Stockton Science<p>Date of Publication: 12.26.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Related …

Sennheiser Adds Wireless and Noise-Canceling Features to Its Consumer Headphones

A handful of new Sennheiser headphone models are debuting here at CES. They aren't <i>entirely</i> new—most of them are based on older models from the last …

Consumer Tech

Swapping smartphone modules with Google's latest Project Ara prototype

Google's modular phone concept is one step closer to reality. With today's announcement of the latest updates to Project Ara and an upcoming pilot program in Puerto Rico, Google has made serious strides in bringing the unique swappable-module phone idea to market. Today, we had a chance to take a …

How a man used 3D printing to help treat his wife's brain tumor

In the summer of 2013, Pamela Shavaun Scott started having "24/7 severe headaches" — so severe that she couldn't sleep. It wasn't before December …

Sennheiser goes wireless with the latest version of its popular MOMENTUM headphones

Sennheiser’s MOMENTUM line of headphones have received great reviews since their release, and now the company is back with refreshed models. Not only has the well known audio device maker returned with overall hardware improvements, it has also cut the cords…<p>Coming in both on-ear and over-ear …

27 Times Dogs Were Truly The Best Kind Of Friends

Dogs are the best. No lie.

Anonymous Is Targeting Islamist Sites Over Charlie Hebdo Attacks

Anonymous told supporters of ISIS and al-Qaeda, “We are declaring war against you, the terrorists.”

The first truly wireless earbuds are here, and they're awesome

Every few months I boot up my Google machine and search for "wireless earbuds." I have great over-the-ear headphones that I love, but there are just too many times when I need something more portable. That forces me to deal with problems like durability and fit, and the fact that the wires on every …

List of banks that will support Apple Pay in coming weeks/months

Visa has published a list of banks and financial institutions that will support Apple Pay in the United States “in the coming weeks,” while MasterCard has its own list of supported banks arriving in the coming months. The mobile payments service officially launched on Monday, October 20th and …

iPhone 6 battery cases are finally a thing

LAS VEGAS — An iPhone battery case is kinda like insurance: You don’t really want it, but you know you need it. It’s been months since Apple started selling the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but we have yet to see any battery cases from established brands … until now.<p>Otterbox unveiled its Resurgence power …

FLIR's second-generation thermal camera now works with (almost) any smartphone

When FLIR launched its first smartphone-based thermal camera at last year's CES, the biggest annoyance people had was that the hardware was baked into an iPhone 5 case. Anyone who wasn't toting Apple's newest two smartphones was understandably aggrieved about that decision. That's why, as a …

Gear & Gadgets

AfterShokz Offers an Open Ear Alternative to Earbuds

There are earbuds, on-ear headphones, and over-ear headphones, but I was surprised to see the Open Ear wireless Bluetooth headphones from AfterShokz, dubbed BLUEZ 2 ($99.95). These attractive headphones use the bone conduction technology whose origins go back to Beethoven and you might find today …

86 Viral Images From 2014 That Were Totally Fake

We debunked a lot of fake viral photos this year. Eighty-six, to be exact. And that doesn't even include all those fake toilet photos from the Sochi …

Los Angeles

North Korea, South Korea: A Photographic Juxtaposition

<i>Universities in North Korea (top photo) and South Korea</i><p>North Korea and South Korea may be close geographically, but politically and culturally they …

It's Almost Worth Breaking Your Arm for this Crazy 3D-Printed Cast

Plaster casts are bulky, obnoxious, heavy, inevitably sweaty, occasionally pink. In short, they are no fun. But this 3D-printed "Cortex" cast could …


An 8-Wheeled Skateboard That Can Glide Down Stairs

Riding a skateboard is one thing. Kickflipping down a flight of stairs is another. But what if there was a skateboard that could cruise down …

The 50 Cutest Things That Happened This Year

2014 might have been the cutest year of all.

Cute Animals

18 Reasons Foxes Are The Most Adorable Creatures In Existence

Warning: Extreme cuteness ahead.

Cute Animals

The 30 Greatest Animal Photobombs Of 2013

To be a truly great animal photobomber you must first be an artist. After that, obviously, you have to be an animal of some kind. These are the animals who 'bombed the best in 2013.

This Adorable Pup Is Living Out The Work Hard, Sleep Hard Motto

Why count sheep if you can sleep on them?

31 Of 2014's Unsung Heroes Of Cute

Some of these cuties were hard at work, and others were just freakin' adorable.


Heartwarming video shows a disabled dog walking for the first time thanks to 3D printed legs

3D printers may not be an everyday household item just yet but there’s no doubt that 3D printing technology is leading to some incredible …

The Best Wireless Headphones For Every Discerning Ear

I love headphones, always have. That’s probably because for most of my life, I was hearing impaired. Headphones were the only way for me to hear …

Consumer Tech

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, You may be missing out on some of its most powerful features.<p><b>1) Take Siri to School</b> <br>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another …


Fantastic do-anywhere exercises that will get rid of lower back pain

Niggling back pain? There's plenty you can do to strengthen, loosen and ease it off. Here are 6 fantastic exercises for lower back pain.<p>Lots of …