Chris Anderson

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How To Ride In The Rain Without Crashing Or Being Miserable

While many riders are happy to hang up their helmets when the weather gets bad, there are plenty of you who ride all year or are more than content to …

Jennifer Jolly's best gadgets of 2015

I'll be honest: I'm tough to impress. I review hundreds of gadgets every year, going hands-on with all the hottest, latest, must-have tech that comes along. But I don't love tech just for tech's sake. I'm not a geek. I want my gadgets to make my life better, not more complicated, and they have to …

'Ransomware' a game-over scenario unless you have backups

<b>Q. I thought I went to Microsoft’s site to download a malware finder, but instead this program told me all my files are encrypted and I must pay 3 Bitcoin or $700 to get them unlocked. What can I do?</b><p>A. This year’s most depressing reader e-mail took the form of this testimony from a victim of …

30 questions to ask your kid instead of “how was your day?”

When I picked my son up from his first day of 4th grade, my usual (enthusiastically delivered) question of “how was your day?" was met with his usual …

Teaching

Todoist Updates With Evernote and Google Calendar Integration

Todoist is a great, cross-platform tool for managing tasks. In fact, it’s one of our favorites. And you can now integrate the tool with Evernote, …

Productivity

Auto upload photos from your computer to Google Photos

If you have been getting started with Google Photos, then you have probably checked out Google Photos on the Web and the mobile device of your choice. That's what I did last week. I am an old Picasa user and struggled through the awkward Photos-as-part-of-Google+ years before blossoming with Google …

20 Historic B&W Photos Restored In Color (Part III)

These colorized monochrome photos will change the way you imagine the past. Since we live and remember in color, a black-and-white image seems almost …

War

Diced, Chopped, Minced, & More: A Visual Guide to Six Basic Knife Cuts

If you’ve ever wondered about the difference is between “chopped”, “diced”, “minced”, and other cuts in a recipe, you aren’t alone. Knife cuts can be …

This Chart Shows What to Save Each Year to Send Your Kid to College

College is incredibly expensive and prices are only going up. This chart shows how much you need to save every year for your child’s expenses …

College & University

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

Universe

How to Make the Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg

Hard-boiled eggs may not get nearly the love that scrambled, fried, or poached eggs do, but they’re a versatile workhorse that can add a heavy dose …

Eggs

Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught in School

You’re taught about history, science, and math when you’re growing up. Most of us, however, aren’t taught how to identify or deal with our own …

Emotional Intelligence

8 Great Used Adventure Motorcycles Under $5,000 - Page 3 of 9

2. Suzuki V-Strom DL650<p>The comfortable, versatile and supremely reliable V-Strom 650 has been called “the best bike you can buy.”<p><b>Powerplant:</b> 645cc …

Osmo Masterpiece could turn every kid into an iPad artist

Osmo is turning out to be wonderfully creative at making apps for children that redefine the meaning of games and play. After a big debut last year, today the Silicon Valley startup is proving that again with Osmo Masterpiece, an app that enables kids and adults to become digital artists and regain …

What To Do If Your Social Security Number Has Been Stolen in a Hack

Last week, health insurer Anthem lost over 80 million patient records, including sensitive information like social security numbers, email and …

USA TODAY

Apps that Go Beyond News<p>The USA TODAY app allows you to be completely immersed in the news with award-winning storytelling and photography, rich-media videos, full 360-degree experiences and virtual reality.<p>Now you can get the same great content, with zero interruptions. Download now and start a …

Apps

The Five Basic Rules for Cooking Meat

You can cook meat a number of different ways, from roasting to pan-searing to barbecuing. However, there are five basic principles that apply to the …

Homeboy Review: A Motion-Detecting Home Security Camera

Cameras that clip to your body, cameras you strap to your face, cameras for your own personal flying machines, cameras for just about every occasion. Cameras are everywhere, and it seems you can’t do anything without your actions being captured for posterity.<p>While some may argue that the ubiquity …

How to Stream Your Media Anywhere with Dropbox and Google Drive

Google and Dropbox have some ridiculously low-priced 1TB storage options. With so much space for so little money, what could you do with it? Well, …

Google Drive

Poach Eggs Perfectly in a Mason Jar

Poaching is one of the trickier ways to cook eggs, if you care about it keeping a tight, round shape or if you're making several poached eggs at …

10 best alarm clock apps for Android

We as humans only have many things in common. We all eat, sleep, use the restroom and, usually, we all wake up after going to sleep. The alarm clock is a ubiquitous fixture in the bedroom and smartphones serve that purpose for a ton of people. Sometimes, the stock alarm clock app just doesn’t cut …

The 25 Greatest Batman Graphic Novels

The Dark Knight returns to stock your bookshelf with good reads.<p>It's Batman's 75th anniversary! To celebrate, we are updating our list of the 25 …

There's No Excuse for Not Backing Up Your Computer. Do It Now.

At least once a month, some friend or family member asks me how to recover data from a failed hard drive. I help them as best I can, but in my head, …

Software

How to Get Better Sleep (and Need Less Every Night)

Many of us struggle to get enough sleep every night, but is the sleep we get any good? While it’s important to get enough sleep, <i>better sleep</i> is a …

Rotate Toys to Keep Kids Engaged and Their Rooms Uncluttered

Toy overload sounds kind of fun and for a while, it is. But kids quickly with too many toys quickly become overwhelmed and bored with them. Toy …

How To Pick a Lock Using Nothing But Hairpins

You can learn the basics of lock picking from a GIF, but for a more nuanced look at the techniques required to actually get a lock open without the …

Clean These Two Parts of Your Dishwasher to Keep it Running Smoothly

Over time, dishwashers stop cleaning as well as they used to and need a bit of a cleaning. The Kitchn points to two parts of your dishwasher, the …

Cleaning

How to Disable Avast's Annoying Sounds and Popups

Avast is our favorite antivirus program for Windows, but it isn't perfect. It has a lot of great advanced settings, but it also comes with annoying …

Rinse Bacon in Water Before Cooking to Reduce Shrinkage by 50 Percent

This sounds like a bizarre thing to do, but we're talking about less bacon shrinkage! Rinse your bacon before you cook it and you'll have longer …

How to Teach Young Kids Budgeting Habits Early On

Teaching your kids early to work within a budget pays off big for them down the road. Even when very young, kids are ready for the basic idea and as …

Personal Finance