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America's Most Spectacular Drives

From the Pacific Coast all the way to the Florida Keys, we're celebrating the scenic drives that deliver a star-spangled spectacle for road trippers.

Florida

Things You Didn't Know You Could Smoke

<i>May is Grilling Month at Tasting Table.</i><p>When it comes to smoking, meat is no longer the meat of the matter.<p>These days chefs apply the technique to …

Ice Cream

Put an SSD in your pocket and you’ll sail through Boot Camp

Need bags of speedy storage you can take with you anywhere you go? With VisionTek’s USB Pocket SSD, you get a bus-powered solid-state drive that’s small enough to fit in your palm, and fast enough for almost anything.<p>I’ve been using one as a Windows drive for my Mac for the past few months; let me …

Computer Hardware

You’re Going To Die. First, Choose Someone To Manage Your Facebook Profile

Now you can give someone power of attorney over your digital life. Today Facebook began letting users select a “legacy contact” who can partially control their Facebook profile after they die.<p>Previously when you bit the dust, your friends could notify Facebook to lock your profile into a memorial …

Social Media

Leef Now Offering Flash Drive for iPhone and iPad

Users of Android devices have long had the option of using external memory to expand storage on other devices, and now that option has come to the iPhone and iPad. The iBridge Mobile Memory, made by Leef, is a thumb drive that plugs into the Lightning port and offers up to 256 GB of storage. As can …

FLIR's New Tiny Predator-Vision Thermal Camera Now Fits Any Device

We loved everything about the compact FLIR ONE thermal camera the company announced at CES last year, except for the fact that it was initially only …

Learn to Pick Locks for Fun

Learning to pick locks is a fun exercise in learning about locking mechanisms, honing a useful skill, and getting a better understanding of how locks …

Yosemite & iOS 8 How-to: Set up and use SMS Relay

Now that iOS 8.1 is out, with iOS 8.1 running on your iPhone, you can set up SMS Relay. This is one of the features of Continuity, which further integrates and connects your Mac and iOS devices, running Yosemite and iOS 8.1. Continuity also includes Handoff, iPhone Cellular Calls, Instant Hotspot, …

Dropbox Upgrades Pro Users to 1TB, Adds Remote Wipe, Security Features

Today, Dropbox announced a re-shuffling of its Pro plans. Now, there's just the one $9.99/mo option, which comes with 1TB of storage (up from 100GB …

Dropbox

3D-Printed ‘Bump Key’ Can Open Almost Any Lock

Bump keys are primitive tools used by locksmiths (and HAXoRZ) to knock open simple locks. Until now, many locks were secure simply because they were too complex to be bumped and, as a result, you had a bit of security by obscurity. That’s all changing.<p>Created by Jos Weyers and Christian Holler, …

How-to: Safely delete or change an iCloud account from your Mac or iOS device

First off, before we begin and actually discuss how to safely delete or change an iCloud account, we should discuss the different scenarios as to why you might need to delete or change your iCloud account off of your device.<p>If you are using the same Apple ID as a family member for iCloud, your …

NHTSA closes Ford F-150 EcoBoost acceleration probe

Typically when we report on the findings of an investigation from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it's because the government body has discovered a safety issue and prescribed a recall. In this case, however, NHTSA has closed an investigation into a reported performance deficit …

The 10 Most Fuel-Efficient Regular Cars for Sale Today

This sounds like a simple exercise—head to the EPA’s fuelconomy.gov site, copy, paste, and you have a list of the most fuel-efficient vehicles for sale in America, right? Not so fast.<p>We decided we needed some ground rules. First, yes, the list is based on the 10 highest EPA-rated highway-mileage …

Car Salesman Confidential: Manage Your Expectations, Shoppers

Why is it so difficult to buy cars? If you had to narrow it down to one or two things, what would they be?<p>Well, that’s a tough one, because a lot of things make buying a car difficult. But after 10 years in sales I think I’ve narrowed it down to a few basic problems.<p>Number 1, of course, is us. The …

A Pixar Artist Turns Your Favorite R-Rated Movie Scenes Into Something For The Kids

Josh Cooley combined his love for movie dialog and classic children’s books with Movies R Fun!<p>Josh Cooley is one of those guys who goes around quoting lines of dialogue from his favorite movies. He also happens to be a trained artist who feasted on Little Golden Books as a child and now works at …

PHOTOS: 11 Affordable Bucket List Adventures

Think dream trips to Machu Picchu and the Great Wall of China are financially out of your reach? Think again. We've got the inside scoop on these and …

Mophie's Space Pack boosts both battery life and storage, requires a special iOS app (hands-on)

As a smartphone power user, one of the devices that intrigued this editor the most at CES was not a huge TV or a sleek sports car, but actually the Mophie Space Pack. It's an iPhone case that marries both a backup battery and additional storage -- a first of its kind, according to Mophie. The …

Windows 8.1: What you need to know (FAQ)

One year after the debut of Windows 8, Windows 8.1 is here. It feels significantly less dramatic, but Microsoft's latest version of its PC operating system has some changes, and some requirements, all its own. If you're a curious would-be adopter, or a diligent Windows 8 upgrader, read on for some …

Microsoft Windows

Exactly How Much Cheaper Airbnb Is Than a Hotel in Every Major US City

You've probably grappled with this question when you've traveled, and the answer is yes, renting a room or an apartment on Airbnb is going to be …

Get Out of the Way: A History of How Ambulance Lights Save Lives

For as ear-piercing as ambulance sirens are, you’d think they’d be better alert systems. Truth is: they’re shockingly ineffective. Drivers register …

Why E-Mail Newsletters Won't Die

Paul Berry is trying to build the news engine of the future, but, like many online media pioneers, he’s finding he just can’t escape the grubby …

How to migrate to Gmail

If you're still holding onto an old AOL e-mail account or using the one your ISP (Internet Service Provider) gave you, it might be time to consider switching to Gmail. Gmail offers a ton of storage (currently at 10GB and growing), spam filtering at the server-level, two-step verification, and …

How to Book Travel Online for Less

With clear skies and rising temperatures around the country, the summer travel season is nearly upon us. And unless you've got money to burn or a …

Insider Secrets of Hawaii

The historical sites of Oahu. The out-of-this-world volcanic landscape of the Big Island. And of course the beaches! Here are 20 tips for visiting …