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How to Wipe a Computer Clean of Personal Data

Many families have welcomed new PCs into their homes, thanks to back-to-school and Labor Day sales, leaving older computers to be donated, recycled, …

How to Clean a Stainless Steel Grill

Keeping stainless steel kitchen appliances smudge-free and shiny is hard enough. Keeping a stainless steel gas grill pristine requires even more time …

Here's how to wipe your old iPad/iPhone/iPod touch for resale

I've been asked several times over the past few days about how to wipe an iPad ready for resale (presumably because Apple has a new iPad out). …

5 Ways to Cut Hearing Aid Costs

Have you put off buying a hearing aid? In Consumer Reports’ most recent survey of readers with hearing problems, 71 percent who bought hearing aids …

What You Need to Know When Buying a Hearing Aid

Suspect that your hearing isn't as sharp as it used to be?<p>Determining when you might benefit from a hearing aid, choosing among the available devices …

Can PSAPs Help Your Hearing?

Personal sound amplification products, or PSAPs, which are available over the counter, cost a fraction of the price of the average hearing aid. The …

Hearing Loss: No More Suffering in Silence?

Age-related hearing loss has long been thought of as an inevitable part of getting older, more a nuisance than a life-altering medical condition—at …

​Download free e-books from your local library -- here's how

If you're an insatiable reader and you want as many e-books as you can get for free, look no further than the library. Recently, the New York Public Library put 300,000 books on an app called SimplyE. The app is available for Android and iOS, but is only available to those with a NYPL library …

Apps

What you need to know about 4K TVs

Ultra HD, colloquially known as "4K," is everywhere on TV shelves and online this year. Previously restricted to only high-end models, 4K resolution has become so inexpensive that your next 50-inch or larger TV will probably be 4K.<p>What does it mean? Does it matter? Why should I care?<p>Here are the …

5 Ways to Deal With a Psychopath

I know what some people are thinking: <i>I’m never going to deal with psychopaths. This is just more sensational clickbait junk.</i><p>Wrong. The experts are …

10 Things to Know About Chalky Paint

What you need to know about the trendy, no-fuss finish.<p>Chalky paint is a hit with DIYers and people who refurbish and refinish old furniture. Not sure if your dresser has an oil- or latex-based finish? Don't know if it's stain, lacquer, shellac or polyurethane? Doesn't matter. Chalky paint covers …

Coats

Five things to consider before buying LED bulbs

As your incandescents burn out, it's a good time to consider switching to LED bulbs.<p>LEDs have an impressive lifespan (20-something years!) and are very cost-effective.<p>Now's the right time to switch to LEDs. These bulbs have made significant advances over the last few years, finally delivering the …

Home Automation

How to Use a Multimeter to Measure Voltage, Current and Resistance

How to Use a Multimeter to Measure Voltage, Current and Resistance<p>Updated on March 30, 2018<p>What is a Multimeter?<p>A digital multimeter or DMM is a …

Bondic Pro Kit

Reading Time: 1 minute<p>Make it like new with the today’s Daily Deal, the Bondic Pro Kit. Bondic is the worlds first liquid plastic welder. By using a …

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New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Joshua Tree National Park Is The Most Beautiful Place In California

... and it's NOT a beach. 🙅<p><b>• Joshua Tree covers 800,000 acres in both the Colorado and Mojave Deserts.</b><p><b>• The federal government recently recognized the land around Joshua Tree -- 1.8 million acres of desert -- as official national park land.</b><p>The Golden State is known for its many wonders... but …

The Future Of Listening Is Now Ready For Your Ears

Doppler Labs' Here earbuds want to change the way the world hears<p>I’m standing in the middle of the subway platform, press a button on my smartphone, and the entire world seems to melt away. Everything around me is close but silent, and suddenly I’m more a spectator of the world than a …

My 10 Favorite RV Maintenance Products

Having full-time RVed for nearly five years now, I’ve tried out dozens of various maintenance products. Doing my own maintenance tasks to keep the …

Low-Rolling Resistance Tires Can Save Fuel

Low-rolling resistance tires are marketed as an easy way to save fuel—and money. But how much do they really save you? In collaboration with the …

Fuel Efficiency

Innovative Toyo Winter Tire Can Stay on Your Car Year-Round

Toyo introduced the Celsius and Celsius CUV tires this past fall, describing them as variable conditions tires—with performance like an all-season …

Best Dishwashers of 2015

Not long ago the inside of most dishwashers looked pretty much the same. But lately manufacturers have gotten more innovative, changing the racks and …

This Crazy Sky Pool Is Either Incredible or Terrifying

It's made entirely of glass and suspended 10 stories in the air.<p>Warning: If you're afraid of heights, you might want to look away. A South London apartment complex is building the first-ever Sky Pool, made of eight-inch-thick glass and suspended 10-stories above ground. At 90-feet-long it will …

Architecture

Strategies for cutting how much you pay for your wireless plan

Can you win when it comes to shopping for a wireless plan?<p>The Conference Board of Canada reported last week that its index for telecommunications prices increased by almost 5 per cent in 2014, driven in large part by higher spending on wireless services.<p>It might ultimately be a futile endeavour, …

Apple iPhone 6s 16GB with 200 min and 5 GB in Ontario

You can optimize your search per month, for two years or for the upfront payment<p>You don't know what mobile plan to choose for your new cell phone? …

Mobile Technology

Propane prices plunge across Canada as BBQ season begins

As Canadians begin to ignite their barbecues for another summer of outdoor cooking, propane prices are fizzling out across the country.<p>Filling up …

Oil

Why the Black & Decker Workmate Belongs in the Tools Hall of Hame

They're so good, our senior home editor bought two<p>The Lotus Elan and the Black & Decker Workmate have one thing in common: Both were designed by Ronald Hickman, a South African who left his native country to design cars in England. He was also an avid tinkerer and an amateur builder. While working …

Woodworking

When Were Most People With Your Name Born (And How Many Are Still Alive)?

Names are a fascinating convention. Letting parents name their children whatever they want has produced some questionable moments, to say the least. Luckily for most kids, names tend to go in and out of style, and most of us sit somewhere in the middle of our name’s unique bell curve. This is …