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How to Test Your Internet Connection Speed or Cellular Data Speed

How fast is your Internet connection? Sure, your Internet service provider has given you some numbers, and your cellular provider probably says you …

Net Neutrality

Wi-Fi vs. Ethernet: How Much Better Is a Wired Connection?

Wi-Fi is obviously more convenient than wired Ethernet cables, but Ethernet still offers significant advantages. Join us as we take a look at the …

Wi-Fi

Should You Buy a Router If Your ISP Gives You a Combined Router/Modem?

Many Internet service providers are now giving their customers combined devices that function as both a modem and a wireless router. With these …

Wi-Fi

What is 802.11ac, and Do I Need It?

If you’ve been down to your local Best Buy lately, you might have noticed that a whole new class of wireless routers are on the market on the premium …

Wi-Fi

What’s the Difference Between 2.4 and 5-Ghz Wi-Fi (and Which Should I Use)?

If you’re looking at replacing your old router—maybe even upgrading from your ISP’s combined modem/router unit—you may come across terms like “dual …

Wi-Fi

How to Check Your Android Wear Watch’s Remaining Storage

Android Wear watches aren’t necessarily like your phone: they’re more of an auxiliary device than a standalone unit, so most of the time you don’t …

Wearable Tech

7 of the Biggest Smartphone Myths That Just Won’t Die

Smartphones have only been mainstream for less than a decade, but myths have still built up over time. Some of these myths have been around for years …

Screen Protector

Smartphone Specs Don’t Matter Anymore: It’s a Software Game Now

How important are the specs under your smartphone’s hood, really? That may seem like a silly question, but honestly: are specs what define phone’s …

Phones

How to Control Your Amazon Echo from Anywhere Using Your Phone

If your Amazon Echo can’t hear you from the other room, or if you just want to control it when you’re away from home altogether, you can do so with …

Smart Homes

How to Add a Charging Station to Your Nightstand (Without Ruining It)

If your gadgets never leave your side, what better place to charge them then next to your bed? With some inexpensive parts and a few minutes of time, …

Gear & Gadgets

What Kind of Ethernet (Cat5, Cat5e, Cat6, Cat6a) Cable Should I Use?

Not all Ethernet cable is created equally. What’s the difference, and how do you know which you should use? Let’s look at the technical and physical …

Arduino

How to Crimp Your Own Custom Ethernet Cables of Any Length

Have you ever needed a short Ethernet cable, but all the ones in your closet are six feet long? You could just wrap up the excess, but for a cleaner …

Raspberry Pi

Basic Computer Security: How to Protect Yourself from Viruses, Hackers, and Thieves

People often think of computer security as something technical and complicated. And when you get into the nitty-gritty, it can be—but the most …

Malware

What Is DNS, and Should I Use Another DNS Server?

Did you know you could be connected to facebook.com—and see facebook.com in your browser’s address bar—while not actually being connected to …

Information Security

How to Check Your Router for Malware

Consumer router security is pretty bad. Attackers are taking advantage of lackadaisical manufacturers and attacking large amounts of routers. Here’s …

Information Security

What Determines If a PC Is Able to Be a Web Server or Not?

If you are thinking about setting up a web server, do you need a computer specifically built with that purpose in mind or can you use a more common …

Raspberry Pi

Why You Shouldn’t Use (Most) Alternative Browsers Based on Google Chrome

Google Chrome is based on Chromium, an open-source browser project. Anyone can take the Chromium source code and use it to build their own browser, …

Software

How to Find Out What’s Using Your Android Wear Watch’s Battery

Android Wear is a useful tool for checking notifications and getting quick info without having to actually take out your phone. But it’s kind of …

Android News

How to Set Up, Tweak, and Use Your Android Wear Watch

Android Wear is a rather useful addition to your arsenal of technology, but getting to know a completely new device can be overwhelming. Here’s …

Apps

How to Save Battery Life on Android Wear

If you’re rocking Android on your wrist, there’s a chance you’ve learned to rely on its convenience pretty heavily. And if you’re in that position, …

Android News

How to Turn a Raspberry Pi into an Always-On BitTorrent Box

It’s ideal to have a dedicated machine for your BitTorrent client, so you can seed 24/7. But it’s energy intensive to leave a full rig powered up and …

Linux

How to Set Up Google Cardboard on Android

If you’re hungry for a taste of this new-fangled virtual reality, Google Cardboard is by far the cheapest (and easiest) way to get in on the action. …

Google Cardboard

How to Set Up Google Cardboard on an iPhone

Want to see what this VR thing is about, but don’t want to plop down a bunch of cash? Google Cardboard is an insanely cheap way to try it out. And, …

Virtual Reality

Online Security: Breaking Down the Anatomy of a Phishing Email

Don’t think that it’s just your banking details that are important: after all, if someone gains control over your account login they not only know …

Identity Theft

How Browsers Verify Website Identities and Protect Against Imposters

Have you ever noticed that your browser sometimes displays a website’s organization name on an encrypted website? This is a sign that the website has …

IT security

Why Using a Public Wi-Fi Network Can Be Dangerous, Even When Accessing Encrypted Websites

“Don’t do your online banking or anything sensitive on a public Wi-Fi network.” The advice is out there, but why can using a public Wi-Fi network …

Information Systems

What Is HTTPS, and Why Should I Care?

HTTPS, the lock icon in the address bar, an encrypted website connection—it’s known as many things. While it was once reserved primarily for …

IT security

How to Pair a Bluetooth Headset with Android Wear

Android Wear has the ability to store music on the watch for on-the-go listening away from your phone. But you don’t have to use its tiny little …

Android Wear

Yes, That Extra Storage is Overpriced, But You Should Pay For it Anyway

It’s a lesson many of us have learned the hard way. Yes, $100 is overpriced for a storage upgrade, but it’s still worth it. The most inexpensive …

Gear & Gadgets

Four Ways Point-and-Shoot Cameras Still Beat Smartphones

Smartphone cameras are getting better and better every year, and while no one would argue DSLRs are the best choice for serious photography, …

Phones