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Should you install solar panels on your roof? Ask Google

In 2015, Google launched Project Sunroof, a map that shows which houses have enough sun exposure for solar panels to be a viable energy source. …

Solar Power

The diet that can relieve hypertension and high blood pressure

Ever wondered why diets never work? For one, they’re sometimes so convoluted, you can only make it for a few days until you eventually break and …

The Best Alexa Skills to Add to Your Amazon Echo

You can add tons of features to your Amazon Echo with little apps Amazon calls “Alexa Skills.” Most of them are garbage. We’ve sifted through the …

Smart Homes

You can now get a full-featured desktop 3D printer for $220

When 3D printers first hit the market, they were huge and expensive. Only businesses could afford to buy them, which meant people had to find a 3D …

10 Reasons Why People Quit

There are times in every entrepreneur's life when he or she feels like giving up -- here's how to stay in the game.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is no walk in the park, and every entrepreneur will experience times when he or she feels like giving …

Anonymous Leaks to the WashPost About the CIA’s Russia Beliefs Are No Substitute for Evidence

(2) The reasons no rational person should blindly believe anonymous claims of this sort — even if it is pleasing to believe such claims — should be …

For just $18, you can make any headphones or powered speaker wireless

Don’t fight the future. 3.5mm analog audio jacks are going away. It’s happening. Everyone freaked out when Apple dumped the 3.5mm audio jack on its …

Tech Trends

12 ways to use Alexa in the kitchen

Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, found in its Echo, Dot and Tap speakers -- and plenty more these days -- may be good for flipping on the lights or locking the doors, but she's especially useful in the kitchen, where taking commands hands-free can be particularly helpful.<p>Here are 12 reasons you …

Smart Homes

Huge breakthrough in blazing fast internet speeds

How would you like Google Fiber-like internet speeds delivered over your home phone line?<p>That's the promise of G.Fast. It's a new technology that can deliver blazing fast internet over the wires you already have in your home. For many, it will be the first time they'll have more than one choice for …

PolitiFact "Fact Checks" Marco Rubio On the Iran Hostage Crisis And You Can't Believe the Result

I lied. Of course you can not only believe the result, you could have written it.<p>The on-going conflict of interest case that is the fake news …

The stock market just did something it's done only 3 other times in the past 100 years — and it's not good

This is the second time in the past six months that this has happened — remember, stocks fell 10% in August in just a few days — and these two corrections in such a short time don't look good, historically.<p>Any single correction isn't, in and of itself, a problem, but the speed with which stocks …

Blipcast sends TV audio to your smartphone’s headphones

No need for Bluetooth<p>Phones are the most connected devices in our lives, but we consistently underutilize that connectivity. For example, why not use a phone's Wi-Fi radio to receive audio signals from your TV or PC and output those to a connected pair of headphones, untethering it from the source …

These secret codes give you access to everything on Netflix

The site usually requires users to either search for an exact title or flick through a few limited genres that the site's technology has guessed they might like. But new websites show that there are codes that can give access to the full list of all of those genres, allowing people to choose from …

Judge Napolitano: Why Obama's executive action on guns is unconstitutional

President Obama announced Tuesday that he is issuing an executive order on guns and background checks. Here’s a look at what the president is doing and if it is even legal under the Constitution of the United States.<p>Just what is an executive order? A presidential executive order is a written …

How to set a video loop as your Facebook profile picture on iPhone

Facebook is rolling out a brand new feature for its users, which allows them to set a short video loop as their profile picture on the social …

22 Hearty Cold-Weather Slow-Cooker Recipes

I Defend My Backyard With A Bottle Bazooka

You should check your local laws and regulations before firing off your own<p>I’ve always wanted my own bazooka, but my neighbors might not look upon that too favorably. So instead, I satisfied my craving with a bazookalike contraption capable of launching plastic bottles clear across my backyard. …

The Story Behind the Famous Portrait of André the Giant Clutching a Beer Can

André the Giant holds a 12-oz can of Molsons beer. He is positioned next to the photographer in the wrestler’s own cafe. It was shot for a 1981 issue …

22 ways to earn passive income

Making money while you sleep.<p>Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?<p>After reading books like "Rich Dad Poor Dad" and "4 Hour Work Week," I became interested obsessed with making passive income.<p>Whenever someone needs additional income, the stereotypical suggestion offered is to "get a part-time job."<p>But …

Garage Storage Ideas: Find Unused Space

The average garage has more than 150 sq. ft. of unused storage space. We'll show you where to find it.<p>The perfect place for all of your stuff!<p>The …

Create a Kickass, Seamless, Play-Everything Media Center: The Complete Guide

DVD players are so 1999. In this day and age, a custom media center running XBMC is the only thing you really need hooked up to your TV—whether …

Anonymous has published a 'noob's' guide on how to fight ISIS online

Three guides were posted to an IRC channel used by Anonymous to share information on OpParis, encouraging anyone to get involved regardless of their computer skills. They include a "NoobGuide" for anyone wanting to learn how to hack, a "Reporter" guide that explains how to set up a Twitter bot for …

4 Apps To Turn You Into A Stock Market Pro (You Should Use)

The stock market is changing, and not by its own accord. Just like nearly every other industry, the stock market is experiencing disruption. From …

If you earn over $30k you need to read this

It hit me this week.After spending the last 18 months planning, designing, and building, we’ve finally settled into our ‘dream home’.And let me tell …

SmartPlug – WiFi Enabled Wall Plug from iHome

Manage your home appliances right from your smart phone or tablet with the intelligent SmartPlug from iHome. Using the renowned iHome Control app, …

Home Automation

Fantasy Football Week 7 Rankings: Top Players and Matchups for All Positions

Link to Media<p>This is a tough week for fantasy owners as a slew of the top fantasy players are on bye. That means you'll need to get creative on the waiver wire, yes, but it also means you'll need to nail your lineup selections and ensure you get the most bang for your buck at every position.<p>I'm …

23 clever ways to declutter your garage

It doesn’t matter if it’s the season for leaf-raking, snow-shoveling or landscaping. An orderly garage should be a year-round life goal.<p>Put up …

Woodworking

Month-by-Month Home Improvement Plan

1 of 14<p>12 Months of Home Improvement Projects<p>Looking to improve your home? With today's economy, it makes sense to do careful planning in advance or …