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Use Puck.js to Automate Your Gardening Tasks

I love tomatoes, especially warm, freshly grown ones. We’re lucky enough to have a south-facing garden where tomatoes should thrive given enough water. However, watering is one of those things I’ve proven myself incapable of doing reliably. After a few false starts with a fish pond pump and a …

One of the Best Budget Headphone Amps On the Market Is Now An Even Better Value

Last year, <i>Gear Patrol</i> contributing staff writer Eric Adams reviewed the Monoprice Stereo Hybrid Tube Amp that comes bundled two 50-watt speakers and …

Audiophile

5 things NOT to buy at Costco and Sam’s Club

Slide 1 of 7<p>Many a shopper has walked out of warehouse clubs like Costco COST, +0.95% and Sam’s Club WMT, +1.31% with a receipt containing at least a …

Best Times to Buy Big-Ticket Items

Smart shoppers know that to every thing there is a season. Buy certain goods at the right time of year and you can enjoy substantial savings – …

The Best Time to Buy Anything During the Year

A bit of planning can save you a ton of money when it comes to buying throughout the year. Here’s your comprehensive, always up-to-date guide on the …

Google Earth in VR is a beautiful reminder of how small we are (hands-on)

"I'm like Godzilla!" my wife exclaimed, stomping around the room.<p>"Ooh, I'm in Italy!" she told me, as Florence's famous cathedral appeared in front of her.<p>"That's where my mom's from, and that's where my dad's from," she pointed with her wand, as she zoomed across a small portion of the Philippines.<p>…

Self-driving cars face massive roadblocks in New York City

Self-driving cars are gridlocked en route to New York due to red tape and antiquated legislation preventing tech companies from testing them out on the city's streets.<p>During a New York City Council hearing Friday, experts attributed the holdup in part to a 1971 law that requires drivers to keep one …

The one thing I really hated about 'Captain America: Civil War' (spoilers!)

We're going to talk about a big moment in "Captain America: Civil War", so there will be spoilers. You have been warned!<p>Everybody knows that breaking up by text is a douche move. But killing someone? That's too much, Marvel.<p>"Civil War" is great -- a thrill-packed Marvel-flavoured roller coaster …

Fidelity issues new retirement savings guidelines

Fidelity now suggests that workers save at least eight times their final salary in order to meet basic income needs in retirement.<p>Fidelity …

How to become wealthy: It's simpler than most 'experts' say

Ask any honest financial planner how to become wealthy, and they'll tell you the simple act of saving money is far, far more important than picking the next hot stock.<p>So I was surprised when I came upon an article from The Billfold titled "You Don't Get Wealthy from Savings." The article was so …

14 of the Best Wireless Speakers to Pump Up the Party

We know it’s frustrating when you want to use your iPad to watch a movie on Netflix with some friends, but it’s not loud enough on the highest volume notch. We’ve totally been there. That’s why we’ve found 14 solutions that will for sure pump up the volume on your devices while keeping the …

7 Apples to Use for Pie

The best apple pies are usually made with a mixture of apples, because each type adds different textures and flavors.<p>The best apple pies are usually …

Five Mistakes You're Making with Your Chili

It doesn't matter what kind of chili you like—avoid these five mistakes, and you'll make the best batch you've ever made.<p>There are handfuls of ways to make chili: some people like it with ground beef and beans, some like it Texas-style with big chunks of meat, and plenty go vegetarian. Whatever …

7 Things You Can Make Out of Yourself When You Die

It's time to put your affairs in order. And yet—you're still not ready to let go. Totally understandable! And fortunately for you, you don't have to. …

Pivotal Tracker 1 review: An activity tracker that costs less than dinner - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Pivotal Tracker 1 is incredibly affordable. It can track your daily activities, sleep and even your hydration level. There's a silent alarm for gentle wake ups and inactivity alerts to get you moving.<p><b>The Bad</b> Sleep tracking isn't automatic, the band isn't waterproof and distance …

How to Dry-Age Beef at Home

If you’ve had the good fortune of tasting dry-aged beef, then you know that it has a remarkable depth of flavor. Unfortunately for those of us who …

BBQ

Moto Hint Review: ​The First Bluetooth Headset I Wasn't Ashamed to Wear

Bluetooth earpieces have always stuck out. I mean they've <i>literally</i> stuck out of your ear. Perhaps they're not as much of a fashion faux pas as Google …

9 Books Steve Jobs Thought Everybody Should Read

Because, Steve Jobs said while introducing the iPad, the Mac maker was never just a tech company.<p>"The reason that Apple is able to create products like the iPad is because we've always tried to be at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts," he said.<p>Jobs' lifelong interest in the …

William Shakespeare

Video Walkthrough of Apple CarPlay on Pioneer Receiver Shows Siri, Phone, Maps, and More

Last week, Pioneer announced that it became the first company to offer support for Apple's CarPlay vehicle integration feature in five of its 2014 NEX in-dash multimedia receivers through a firmware update. Now, Josh Carr of technology repair firm Fix Denver (via <i>TUAW</i>) has put together a four-part …

8 Traits of Successful People

We are all guilty of procrastinating from time to time—there’s <i>always</i> something more interesting than the work in hand. We usually think it’s no big …

Procrastination

These Are the Oldest Trees on the Planet

Trees are some of the longest-lived organisms on the planet. At least 50 trees have been around for more than a millennium, but there may be …

How to Delete all Photos from an iPhone All at Once

- Dec 20, 2012<p>The iPhone, especially the iPhone 5, makes a good replacement for a point-and-shoot camera, we all know that. But photos can take up a …

Thinking about switching to iOS 8’s new Family Sharing? Here’s what you need to know

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Tech Time Warp of the Week: Watch Andy Warhol Paint Debbie Harry on an Amiga 1000 Computer

Forget the Apple Macintosh, Ridley Scott, and "1984." As computer launches go, we'll take the Commodore Amiga, Andy Warhol, and Debbie Harry.<p>In …

New Pocket-Sized Karma Go LTE Hotspot: Exclusive Pre-Order | Cult of Mac Deals

<b>Description</b><p>KARMA GO<p>Karma’s all-new LTE device, Karma Go, puts ultra-fast WiFi in your pocket. One tiny box can keep all your devices connected to the internet, wherever you go in the US. For a limited time, you can pre-order Karma Go for $99, a 33 percent discount, and receive 1GB of free data with …

Telecoms

Best TED Talks Of All Time To Inspire You And Transform Your Life

You have dreams, aspirations and goals. And as a savvy hacker, you know that what you do day-to-day is directly tied to your future success. So you …

Time Management

How to save money and time with iOS 8’s Family Sharing feature

iOS 8’s new Family Sharing feature makes it easier than ever for your entire family to share purchases on iTunes, iBooks and the App Store.<p>Family Sharing is about more than just sneaking copies of apps off your siblings’ accounts, though: It can bring harmony to your entire digital life by sharing …

Apps

Hardscaping 101: Concrete Pavers

Whether they’re the standard-issue variety from a home improvement store or an architect’s custom creation, concrete pavers offer instant …