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The Best States for U.S. Homeowners — and the Absolute Worst

How friendly is your state to homeowners?<p>A new ranking from financial blog Smart Asset shows which states have the best conditions for homeowners and which states have the worst conditions. Think you already have an idea? These results might surprise you.<p>Image source: Smart Asset<p>The 10 best states …

How to Cook a Way Better Chicken Breast (Start By Banishing the Word "Skinless")

This chef is convinced that chicken breast is the best part of the bird—it's all in how he cooks it. Steal his secrets here.<p>Quick, how to make a chicken breast, a.k.a. one of the most common staples in quick and easy weeknight cooking, better? "Add a little butter if you're feeling sassy," says …

15 Easy and Delicious Ice Cream Substitutes

My grandmother had two favorite ice cream methods. The first involved cream, sugar, egg yolks, and fresh vanilla, combined with just-picked peaches. …

Ice Cream

Hiding In Plain Sight: Top 10 Best Covert Spy Cameras

Need a discreet hidden camera? Here's my picks for the best 10 tiny and covert hidden spy cameras for when you need to record something discreetly …

Home Security

Why walk? Ride this portable personal transporter instead

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Here's something I find bonkers.<p>People slide their Lexuses into a mall parking lot and desperately drive around until they can find a spot as close as possible to the mall.<p>Sometimes, it takes them 10 or 15 …

This $200 DIY WiFi router will make it far easier for whistleblowers (and criminals) to hide online

Devices connecting to the internet have a unique IP address. It's what identifies them to others — but can also be used to track down the device. It's in part why elaborate obfuscation tools like proxies, the Tor network, and VPNs exist, to obscure the user's true IP and location. But down to both …

Wi-Fi

4 Smart Home Control Systems Under $400

Most homeowners love the idea of smart: home control systems. After all, who doesn’t want to make their lives more convenient and/or cool? What …

Kenwood’s DDX9902S and DDX9702S Android Auto units now shipping to retailers

Kenwood’s Android Auto-powered DDX9902S and DDX9702S aftermarket multimedia receivers, which were first announced at CES back in January, have now begun shipping out to retailers with the suggested retail price of $950 and $900, respectively. These units are the only aftermarket receivers currently …

Android Auto

Best Android compatible car accessories

Google may be making a big push into cars with Android Auto, but not everyone wants or needs a brand new car. Thankfully there are plenty of ways to bring at least <i>parts</i> of your Android experience into your car, including 3rd party Android Auto in-dash units, newer smartphone-compatible in-dash …

Gear & Gadgets

7 skills you never knew you needed for a career in IT

Being skilled at computers and troubleshooting is an essential part of working in IT, but if you plan on truly excelling in the field, it's vital to have a combination of hard and soft skills.<p>Here are seven soft skills every IT professional should have.<p>It's sort of a no-brainer, but when you're …

Customer Service

Smart Outdoor Lighting Ideas for Home Automation, Security and Décor

Smart lighting, LED bulbs, wireless light switches… those are all great things for inside the home, but can you do smart lighting outside the home? …

10 Best Wearable Tracking Devices To Keep Kids Safe

All parents want to keep their children safe. But the debates between the different parenting styles used to keep our kids safe are heated, and …

Gear & Gadgets

Tech Q&A: Car's black box, online snooping, cheap flights and more

<b>Your car's 'black box'</b><p><b>Q.</b> I read on Komando.com that new cars have black boxes much like airplanes. Our cars record how and where we drive. Can you tell me exactly what they are recording?<p><b>A.</b> By law, the black box records a minimum of 15 data points in a crash, such as vehicle speed, throttle …

Meet Wave, the ‘fastest and most affordable’ electric bike ever

As cool as electric bikes might be, many of them can also be rather expensive toys. That’s not the case with the Wave eBike, an electric bike concept …

Why Indian Cuisine Breaks All The Flavor Science Rules

Everything we Westerners thought we knew about flavor pairing was recently turned on its ear by a study of the delicious and contradictory jumble of sensation known as Indian cuisine.<p>But let’s step back a minute and look at how we decide what tastes good. Why do we choose certain flavor combos and …

15 Functional Home Automation Gadgets - Part 5.

Collection of 'Functional Home Automation Gadgets' from all over the world to make your home more comfortable and high tech.<p><b>Linq Smart Vents</b>: Linq …

Pioneer's AVH-4100NEX Android Auto head unit now shipping for $700

The long wait for the first aftermarket head units that run Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay is finally over. Pioneer is shipping its entry-level …

Android Auto

40 years and counting: the team behind Voyager’s space odyssey

On a chilly March morning, Steve Howard, aged 65, is at work in his office on the northern edge of Pasadena, California. Two computer screens are squeezed on to his corner desk along with family photos, a tissue box and tins of Altoids Curiously Strong Peppermints. The office is in a quiet business …

Space

Defy The Cable Company With A DIY HDTV Antenna

Stick it to the man<p>Frustrated by years of expensive cable bills, Norm Sutaria ditched his set-top box and used online instructions to build a homemade HDTV antenna. Then the education specialist shared his newfound expertise with a class at Brooklyn Brainery, a crowd-sourced education space in New …

Goodyear concept tire helps power electric cars

As the market for electric cars continues to grow, the main concern that remains for consumers is the vehicles’ potential limited range, or how far …

Alternatives to Google Maps on Android

Just because Google Maps comes pre-loaded on your phone and tablet doesn't mean that it's the only choice for you to use when it comes to mapping. …

Apps

Top 10 tips and tricks for Google Maps on Android

If you haven't noticed by now, we're lined up a pretty great series of getting to know Google Maps. We've covered everything from the basics down to …

Google Maps

A British company has invented a boiler that generates electricity as well as heat

The Flow boiler provides both hot water and heat for the flats and apartments it is installed in but, on top of that, it also produces electric energy that can power household appliances.<p>It aims at covering several energy needs with one single energy source, potentially allowing customers to …

Electrical Grid

Super-Insulated Clothing: Will Indoor Heating Become Redundant?

Comsidering that 47% of global energy is spent on indoor heating, and 42% of that specifically for residential heating, the introduction of clothes …

It will soon be a lot easier to unlock a phone from America's top carriers — here's what you need to know

Here are the broad strokes of what you need to know:<p>AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon will all adopt these standards starting …

Watch: Rare optical phenomenon creates three suns in the sky

An anthelion, a rare phenomenon in which three suns appear in the sky, is spotted in Mongolia<p>A rare celestial phenomenon has appeared in Mongolia which gives the illusion of three suns in the sky.<p>Footage shows the sun in the centre with a reflection either side.<p>The phenomenon, called an anthelion, …

IRIS Laser HUD is a projection display for your car that pairs with your smartphone

The IRIS laser HUD was announced at CES and takes a new spin on displaying your phone information on your vehicle. Instead of working like an …

Google Maps was just updated – here are 5 new features you have to check out

Google Maps is one of the most popular mobile apps on the planet. Millions upon millions of people around the world rely on the app to help them …

Here's how the Apple Watch companion app works

It's no secret that Apple is making customization a big part of the Apple Watch, but there's apparently more to it than meets the eye. The folks at <i>9to5Mac</i> claim to have details and images showing how a pre-release version of the wearable's companion iPhone app works, and there's a fairly extensive …