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This Airline Will Pay You $4,500/Mo. to Move to Iceland & Travel the World All Summer

Spending the summer traveling all over the world is one of those things you expect to find at the top of most people's bucket lists. Unfortunately, …

Travel Guides

How to Customize the Windows 10 Power User Menu

Don't like the commands in the Power User Menu? Here's how to modify them.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions …

Star Trek

This big-ass battery keeps your beer cold while powering 10 other devices

Backup batteries? Got ’em. Mobile charging stations? Pfft. I have enough devices for charging other devices that picking one to take to events has become a process all its own. What I don’t have, or didn’t have at least, was a mobile charging station that could keep my beer cold for half a …

How to use OneDrive: our guide Microsoft’s free cloud storage service

Tips for using the app on your PC and phone including sharing files, accessing previous file versions and more<p>Formerly known as SkyDrive, OneDrive is …

Silicon Power made a 480GB waterproof portable SSD

No price or release date yet, though<p>Accident-prone desk workers can soon breathe a small sigh of relief, because Silicon Power has announced its first portable SSD: a new puck-shaped hard drive that’s IP68 dust and water resistant. The Bolt B80 drive comes in three storage variants (120GB, 240GB, …

Portable

$40 keychain-size detector quickly alerts you of allergens in food

If you’re someone with a horrible allergy that’s not often accommodated at restaurants or food producers, taking a bite means taking your life into your hands — or mouth, I suppose. A new device developed at Harvard Medical School may soon let you test food for common allergens instead of using …

Allergies

A walkie-talkie app called Zello is No. 1 in the App Store because of Hurricane Irma

A free walkie-talkie app has shot to the top of the App Store as the Caribbean and the southeastern US prepare for Hurricane Irma.<p>The app, called Zello, lets you use your phone as a walkie-talkie or two-way radio as long as you have a network or WiFi connection. Users can join channels and …

Apps

"Solar Tarps" May Be the Alternative to Expensive Tesla Solar Roofs

Researchers are testing the mineral perovskite to make sun-soaking tarps.<p>Not everyone will be able to get a solar roof, especially not right away. …

Clean Energy

How to use the Finder’s powerful bulk renaming tools

Renaming a single file in the Finder isn’t too bad. You can click on its name and type in a new one. But what if you want to rename a whole bunch of files at once? Maybe you want to add the same text to the beginning of every file, or add a number to the end of a folder full of MP3 recording to …

Tutorials

We only have a 5 percent chance of avoiding ‘dangerous’ global warming, a study finds

In recent years, it has become increasingly common to frame the climate change problem as a kind of countdown — each year we emit more carbon dioxide, narrowing the window for fixing the problem, but not quite closing it yet. After all, something could still change. Emissions could still start to …

Climate Change

How to use a password manager (and why you really should)

If for some cruel reason I was forced to rewrite that mid-‘90s viral essay / hit single “Wear Sunscreen,” I would replace the titular advice with a simple plea: use a password manager. Like sunscreen, it can be a hassle to apply, but it’s an easy way to stop yourself from getting burned.<p>The reasons …

Information Systems

Inside Donald Trump’s “America last” presidency

He spouted “America first” on the campaign trail, but put Americans last when he took office<p>In its own inside-out, upside-down way, it’s almost wondrous to behold. As befits our president’s wildest dreams, it may even prove to be a record for the ages, one for the history books. He was, after all, …

Political Science

Volta eBike pairs stylish design with impressive range, fitness tracking features

Pure Cycle’s latest creation, Volta, hopes to be the “smartest eBike ever.” Recently launching on Kickstarter, Volta delivers a top-notch eBike in a sleek and budget-friendly design. It only weights 35 lbs, but provides 40 miles per change along with a variety of features.<p>Volta comes in black and …

MIT's sensor network tracks your power-hungry appliances

You get a bill from your electricity provider every month laying out how much energy you used, but there's no easy way to get a breakdown of which appliances suck down the most juice. But the US Navy has partnered with MIT scientists to design a cheap, portable sensor network that tracks the power …

We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs. Here's What We Learned

A lot of fake and misleading news stories were shared across social media during the election. One that got a lot of traffic had this headline: "FBI Agent Suspected In Hillary Email Leaks Found Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide." The story is completely false, but it was shared on Facebook over half …

Journalism

This rotary cell phone makes calls, sends texts, and will never fit in your pocket

As far as I’m aware, rotary cell phones never existed. The two technologies didn’t overlap much in time, with rotary dials getting replaced by push-button alternatives a decade or so before portable cell phones became popular. But that doesn’t mean rotary cell phones can’t exist <i>now</i>, and YouTube …

Gear & Gadgets

How a Clinton-Era Law Is Still Criminalizing Immigrants Today

Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibly Act reinforced the idea that there are "good" immigrants and "bad" immigrants, and the bad ones should be deported straight away.<p>February 21, 2016, started as a routine day for Victor Alvarez. He went to work at Krispy Kreme, expecting his dad to …

Immigration

Firefox users chalk up HTTPS encryption milestone

A majority of Mozilla users were served encrypted pageloads for the first time yesterday, meaning their web browsing data was secured from snoopers and hackers while in transit.<p>The HTTPS milestone was tweeted by Josh Aas, head of the Let’s Encrypt initiative which has been working to help smaller …

IT security

Klever has unveiled a new line of electric bikes with an ultra-quiet design and impressive speed

The electric bike market is quickly expanding with new options each month, it seems. However, finding the right fit for your situation can be a daunting task. Klever, a brand out of Europe, has introduced a new line of e-bikes designed to fit your exact needs. Dubbed the ‘X Electric Bike’, the …

The 'world's lightest' electric bike is not cheap

What'd you expect?<p>A company called Budnitz introduced what it says is the "world's lightest" electric bike. It's called the Budnitz Model E. It has a single speed, is made of titanium alloy, and can help riders reach up to 15mph for up to 100 miles. It's custom-made in Vermont and everything you'll …

Electric Bikes

How to use Activity Monitor to make your Mac faster

Activity Monitor for Mac<p>Activity Monitor is a little know gem of an app hidden in the Utilities folder in your Applications folder. It can look daunting when you first launch it but once you look past the information overload and find out what to focus on it can become an invaluable tool to make …

How-To: Show the size of folders in the Finder on Mac [Video]

The Finder’s list view is my favorite way to view the folders and files within the macOS Finder, because it provides a wealth of information via columns that can be sorted on.<p>One thing that you won’t find when using the Finder’s default list view is the cumulative size of the Folders contained …

Toddler-Proof Your iPhone With This Quick Trick

In a parental pinch, iPhones and iPads make great pacifiers. That’s not to say you should let junior put Apple devices in his or her mouth, but their …

IPhone 8

This freaky electric motorbike was 3D printed with metal powder

The Light Rider is an electric motorbike that weighs just 77 pounds and has a frame like an alien skeleton. Its creator, Airbus subsidiary APWorks, crafted the bike with 3D printing -- but it's not plastic. The hollow frame is aircraft-grade aluminum (this is Airbus, after all) and it takes shape …

3D Printing

Ily’s modern family phone is launching on Kickstarter

Insensi has been working hard on a brand new device to make it easier to communicate with other family members. The device, Ily, is a modern take on landline phones that is so easy to use that children and grandparents don’t need directions. Ily is now available on Kickstarter for $149 to $199.<p>The …

Living Rooms

MacPaw’s Gemini 2 intelligently finds duplicates to free space on your Mac

One of the most frustrating parts about keeping a large photo collection (75,000 and growing), is that I often end up with duplicates over years of maintenance. I’ve spent my fair share cleaning and sorting my library, but it always seems like an album sneaks in with duplicate photos. I’ve been an …

Meet the first beautiful E-bike from the future

Every time you think of the words ‘electric bike’ you probably think of something unattractive, with a huge bulky battery. E-bikes, or electric bikes, have traditionally been heavy, ugly, overpriced or all three of these things.<p>Amsterdam-based VanMoof plans to change that with its new ‘Electrified …

Steve Urkel's car has been resurrected as an electric vehicle

Well, this is pretty adorable: A company is resurrecting Steve Urkel's diminutive BMW Isetta as an electric vehicle. The Microlino comes from Switzerland's Micro Mobility Systems, according to <i>Wired</i>, and it'll sell the 880 pound personal vehicle for between $9,000 and $13,500. Production is …

First day of Spring 2017: Interesting facts about the vernal equinox

A guide to what the spring equinox means and how you can make the most of it.<p>When did spring start then?<p>The astronomical spring in the Northern Hemisphere began on Monday, March 20 and will end on Wednesday, June 21.<p>The spring (vernal) equinox in the Northern Hemisphere is also known as the March …