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How to remove stains from red wine, blood, coffee, grease, ink, and more

Clean all the stains.<p>One of the most common problems in all of chemistry and materials science: how to get rid of stains. From a scientific perspective, oil on the garage floor, red wine on a white rug, and chewing gum on your pants seat all present different cleaning challenges (at least until …

Cleaning

10 Windows 10 Settings You Should Change Right Away

Microsoft's operating system has some default settings that slow you down. Stop what you're doing and tweak these .

Windows 10

Fact: Dry Rubs Are Better Than Marinades

By Alex Delany<p>There. We said it.<p>We usually don’t like to use the word "dry" when talking about our food. But there are exceptions. A dry martini? Sure. Dry-aged steak? Absolutely. Dry rubs? Oh, yes. <b>We love dry rubs</b>. We prefer them to marinades almost every time. That's right: When it comes to …

BBQ

The new version of the camera that lets your smartphone see anywhere is down to its lowest price

Depstech’s wireless borescope cameras are some of the most popular smartphone accessories we’ve ever covered. Thousands and thousands of our readers …

Tech Trends

How to improve the SNES Classic’s lineup of games with an easy software hack

As a general rule, any new media device will, within 24 hours of its release date, be hacked. Sometimes people will just want to figure out how to …

Fun Facts You Never Knew About A Charlie Brown Christmas

<i>A Charlie Brown Christmas</i> has been a holiday staple since 1965, thanks to Vince Guaraldi's iconic jazz score and its sweet message of "what Christmas …

The History Of Activision

<b>The Memo</b><p>When David Crane joined Atari in 1977, the company was maturing from a feisty Silicon Valley start-up to a mass-market entertainment company. …

Today’s Best Game Deals: LEGO City Undercover $20, Final Fantasy XV $25, more

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>In today’s best console game deals, GameStop is offering LEGO City Undercover on Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One for <b>$19.99</b>. …

Final Fantasy

Supreme Court: Samsung's in-box warranty can't kill lawsuit

Samsung can't force a closed-door proceeding to settle a lawsuit filed by a customer who felt misled about the capabilities of his Galaxy S4, the Supreme Court has ruled. The Korean tech giant has been trying to quash the lawsuit since it was filed, arguing that any customer who buys the S4 agrees …

Ditch the Dual Displays to Improve Your Focus

The dual-monitor setup is an enticing way to make it look like you’re extra-productive. Multiple monitors just scream power user. Practically, …

Top 12 Football Films Ranked Worst to Best, Including ‘Friday Night Lights, ‘Jerry Maguire,’ Rudy’

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Thanks to Elgato you can now control your garden hose with Siri

Elgato has a whole new line of HomeKit products at IFA this week. The company teamed up with "leading suppliers" for specific home automation purposes, including a self-locking door lock, Eve Lock; a smoke detector called Eve Smoke; and a tamper-detecting window sensor called Eve Window Guard. …

Melnor Smartphone-Controlled Watering System w/ Alexa for $121.50 shipped

Amazon has the Melnor RAINCLOUD Internet Controlled Smart 4 Valve Garden Watering Irrigation Timer for <b>$121.49 shipped</b>. That’s nearly 20% off the regular listing, the lowest Amazon has offered it for and the best we can find. Rated 4+ stars from nearly 100 Amazon customers.<p>Melnor RAINCLOUD 4 Valve …

Smart Homes

Become a shutdown defender with our ‘Madden NFL 18’ defense tips

Most players feel that Madden is at its most exciting when they have the ball. Controlling the pace of the game and hurling touchdowns <i>is</i> extremely …

How to make perfect rice … in the microwave

Why would you want to learn how to cook rice in the microwave? After all, the microwave method is only marginally faster than using the stovetop. But, some think this method actually produces <i>better</i> rice.<p>Plus, there's the convenience factor. You can microwave, serve, and even eat your rice out of …

Kim Basinger Makes Rare Outing With Daughter Ireland Baldwin as They Jet out of LAX

Kim Basinger has kept a low-key lifestyle away from the Hollywood spotlight these days, having only appeared on the red carpet once in the past …

Canada rules that all new cellphones must be unlocked

Canadians pay some of the highest wireless rates of any G7 nation, and to add insult to injury, they often have to shell out $50 or more to unlock cellphones when switching operators. However, the nation's wireless regulator, the CRTC, has now ordered carriers to unlock devices for free and decreed …

Net Neutrality

10 Slimming (Yet Totally Satisfying) Recipes For Swimsuit Season

Warm weather is upon us and, like it or not, swimsuit season is here. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up good eating. Summer meals can be lighter and less caloric, but still delicious. From soups to salads to entrees, all of these recipes are light, full of flavor, and totally satisfying.<p>1. …

Make your own NES Classic Edition with Lakka 2.0 LibreELEC Linux distro and Raspberry Pi

The NES Classic Edition is a very fun nostalgia-based gaming console. As someone who grew up with Nintendo, I knew I wanted the mini system as soon …

Here's How You Get Rid of Fruit Flies

It's all about building the right kind of trap.<p>Fruit flies are a nuisance that will eventually afflict every household. All it takes is a piece of fruit or vegetables that have been left out for a week, and you'll find you have many new flying friends. The simple answer for getting rid of fruit …

11 Essential Grilling Tools to Make You Master of the Flame

Everything you need (and nothing you don't) for a summer of perfect grilling<p>The grill you have. The grilling recipes are covered. Your sides are set. …

128gb Image (with roms) Régalad attract mode 2.2.1 - The closest to Hyperspin style on Pi to date?

So we are sitting here in the office playing mindless violence video games and we get an inbox “I have a 128gb image, that is perfect…I am French but …

Retrogaming

Why dev thinks this gaming watch will succeed where other smartwatches failed

Packed with games and potential<p>It took the Gameband less than a day to hit its modest goal of $75,000 on Kickstarter last week.<p>No surprise there.<p>The Gameband is a smart watch designed around the ability to play retro mini-games on your wrist. More importantly, those games include beloved classics …

Asus ZenWatch 3, Moto 360 2nd Gen, Huawei Watch and more to get Android Wear 2.0

Now that Google has official started rolling out Android Wear 2.0 and revealed the long-rumoured LG Watch Style and LG Watch Sport, one of the main …

How to update Kodi on your Amazon Fire TV Stick

Because Kodi isn't available to download through the Amazon Appstore, getting the latest version requires a little more effort on your part than it …

Amazon Fire TV

New Hack Offers A Full Game Library On Your NES Classic Edition

Legally questionable, of course

Retrogaming

Etcher Is the Easiest Way to Make a Raspberry Pi SD Card

Windows/Mac/Linux: While it’s gotten easier over the years to make a Raspberry Pi SD card, it’s still a little confusing for people new to the idea …

Raspberry Pi

Google Finally Lets You Download ADB and Fastboot As Standalone Tools

Windows/Mac/Linux: Google’s ADB and fastboot are incredibly powerful command line tools for customizing your Android phone. Up until now, these tiny …

Get Oprah's Turkey Burger Recipe — Considered by Gayle to Be the 'All-Time Best'

Burgers are best shared with friends, as foodie and newly minted cookbook author Oprah Winfrey sees it.<p>“My friend Gayle [King] is always on a quest …

Recipes

James Corden Shares Emotional Tribute to George Michael and How He Inspired Carpool Karaoke

If it wasn’t for George Michael, James Corden‘s popular Carpool Karaoke sketch may have never existed.<p>The <i>Late, Late Show</i> host returned to television …