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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, +2.39% and Sam’s Club WMT, -0.35% 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 …

Shopping

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

Starting today, it's a free download for the HTC Vive headset.<p>"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 …

Self-driving cars face massive roadblocks in New York City

A decades-old law along with concerns about "ghost vehicles" and drivers losing their jobs are just a few of the issues keeping autonomous cars out of the Big Apple.<p>Self-driving cars are gridlocked en route to New York due to red tape and antiquated legislation preventing tech companies from …

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

This is no way to treat one of the most beloved characters in the Marvel Universe. Not cool, Marvel.<p>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? …

Fidelity issues new retirement savings guidelines

Sep 12, 2012 | By Dave Carpenter<p>Featured Video<p>Provided by Sun Life<p>Joan was a wife, a mother and a teacher. See how Sun Life helped the Keating family.<p>…

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 …

Gear & Gadgets

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 …

Cooking

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<p><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, …

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 …

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 …

Literature

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

Ten years of research and 500 face-to-face-interviews led Richard St. John to a collection of eight common traits in successful leaders around the …

Research

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

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 lot of space. …

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

Advertisement<p>19 Comments<p>Families have found different ways to manage their iTunes purchases over the years, but the best way required you to set …

iOS

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

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 your …

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

“<b>To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.</b>” – Aristotle<p>Each one of us needs a starting point to better ourselves, a spark of …

Motivation

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 …

iOS

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 …

Landscaping