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These awesome treehouses let you sleep among the leaves

Check out these truly awesome treehouses from around the world. From a three-story treehouse in the Costa Rican jungle to a mirrored cube hidden among the trees of Sweden, we’ve got you covered.

Publish a new Alexa skill this month and Amazon will give you a new Echo Dot

Amazon' Alexa group announced a promotion encouraging new developers to publish a new Alexa skill in any country First-time developers who publish a new an Alexa skill prior to midnight October 31, 2018, will get a free...

Massive Amazon announcement brings 12 new smart devices. Here’s how to order

Amazon's hardware announcement meant a whole bunch of new Amazon Alexa gadgets. From a microwave to stereo equipment, here is the complete list of devices that were announced, as well as reviews for some.

Vector, the engaging Alexa-like robot, is ready to roam around your home

Anyone who has ever watched Short Circuit or WALL-E has surely dreamed about having a robot buddy come live with them. Finally, that dream is now a reality. It's name is Vector, and it's available now.

The best washing machines you can buy

It takes a special kind of person to love doing laundry, but the right machine can help make this chore a little easier. Check out our picks for the best washing machines on the market right now.

Second-gen vs. third-gen Echo Dot: What’s the difference?

Amazon's third-generation Echo Dot was just released. Is it worth upgrading your second-generation Echo Dot? Here, we take a closer look at the two devices to see how much Amazon has improved its flagship Alexa voice...

Simplisafe steps outside the smart home with its Video Doorbell Pro

SimpiSafe is pushing into the smart home market by introducing a new high-tech video doorbell that includes 1080p HD monitoring and a dual-sensor motion trigger that combines a body heat detector and a motion detector.

LG’s Colosseo smart sofa is the comfiest piece of tech in your home

LG has partnered with Italian furniture brand Natuzzi to produce the Colosseo, a connected sofa with five custom scenarios to provide maximum comfort for watching TV, reading, or just relaxing.

August Smart Lock satin nickel model comes bundled with Wi-Fi Connect bridge

The August Smart Lock--one of our favorite smart locks--is now available in a satin nickel finish. August is selling the new model in a $220 bundle with the Wi-Fi bridge needed for remote access and voice command features.

Gas dryers vs. electric dryers: What’s the difference?

Whether you buy an electric dryer or a gas dryer may depend solely on your setup, unless you want to spend money to get a gas hookup for your home. But if you have a choice, there are some differences to take into account.

Nest gets more colorful with three new options for its smart thermostat

Nest Parent company Alphabet announced this week that its Nest Learning Thermostat will soon be made available in three new, fancier colors: Mirror black, brass, and polished steel.

Sony Xperia XZ3 tips and tricks

This slick, stylish new Sony smartphone has hidden depths, and we’re here to help you unlock them with our Xperia XZ3 tips roundup. We’ve got advice on how to get the best picture, sound, and more in this easy step-by-step...

Smart grills are dumb. Here’s why you’re better off keeping it simple

We were once wooed by the allure of a smart grill, but our experience suggests smart grills aren't a smart investment after all. At least, not yet. Here's why your money is better spent on a quality dumb grill.

Google Home Mini vs. Amazon Echo Dot: Which is better?

We put the two most popular smart home speakers -- the Google Home Mini and the 3rd generation Amazon Echo Dot -- together and tested them on appearance, audio, and abilities. So which should you buy? Find out how they did...

How to sell Bitcoin

If you're investing in cryptocurrencies, it's important to have your exit strategy in place if prices start to crash. If you've decided it's time to get out or just want to learn how to sell Bitcoins, here's how to get...

Like many of us, this tiny home keeps itself running with coffee in its system

Dunkin' partnered with a biochemical company, a tiny home manufacturer, and Olivia Wilde to build a 275-square foot transportable home powered by coffee ground-based biofuel. The Home That Runs on Dunkin incorporates...

How to download YouTube videos

If you need to learn how to download YouTube videos, this guide will take you through it step by step. We have picked the best solutions both online and off, letting you choose the one that's right for you.

How to protect your iCloud account

From Chinese hacking to identity theft, it's not surprising if you're a little worried about your iCloud data. Here's how to protect your iCloud account with a few simple security steps. It will only take a few minutes,...

May the force cook with you: New slow cooker sports Star Wars figures

We can't say it will make your pot roast tastier, but Uncanny Brands' $50 Star Wars Slow Cooker, decorated with cartoon figures of Luke, Leia, Darth Vader, and other characters, might make cooking it more fun.

Here’s how to set up an alternate appearance for Face ID

Would like to add a second face for your iPhone FaceID? Maybe your face looks different at work, or you have a loved one that you want to be able to unlock your phone. Here's how to set up an alternate appearance for Face ID.

How to defog the windows in your car

Did you suddenly lose exterior visibility while driving because of foggy windows? Don't panic! Here's our quick guide on defogging your car windows in a safe manner while on the go, and a few steps on how to prevent them.

Top-load vs. front-load washer: Which should you buy?

There's more to the top-load versus front-load washer debate than how it opens. The two types of machines clean very differently and have pretty drastic differences in terms of cleaning power, price, and efficiency.

Google and B8ta combine to let people try out smart home products before buying

Google has partnered with the startup B8ta to let customers try out smart home technology in a retail space arranged like a real home. This lets customers get a better feel for how the technology works.

The best coffee makers you can buy

Whether you're looking for a simple coffee maker to get you through the morning or a high-end brewer that will impress your taste buds and your friends, you'll find some of the best coffee makers around on this list.

Google Home Hub vs. Amazon Echo Show

The Google Home Hub vs. Amazon Echo Show: which is better? Both are smart displays that control your smart home, but that's where the similarities end. We compare design, features, price and more to find out which is right...

How to create a smart living room for under $250

By being shrewd about which brands and products you invest in, you can quickly and easily turn your house into a home that's “smart,” and that's true even if you’re starting from scratch.

Sleep Number’s 360 p5 is a smart bed, but can it solve your sleep problems?

Could a smarter bed be the key to a good night’s sleep? Sleep Number has built an entire line of smart beds, ranging from budget to flagship models, that monitor your sleep and offer a simple Sleep IQ score. Is it the...

Here’s our list of the best tech-related Halloween decorations

Halloween is just around the corner and decorating is half the fun. From a drone ghost to an animated zombie, adding tech to your Halloween décor will elevate your home to the next level.

The Google Home Hub drops next week: Here’s what we think we know

In another barrage in the hotly competitive smart speaker market, Google is expected to unveil the final version of its Google Home Hub at its hardware event in New York City next week. Here's what we know so far.

Pixel Stand may turn your phone into an Assistant-powered smart screen

Google may be working on a new accessory for the Pixel phone which turns the device into a smart screen, complete with a display to visualize Google Assistant interactions. It's being rumored as the Pixel Stand, and it may...

Pixel 3, Home Hub, and Pixel Slate — our first look at all Google’s new devices

Google has taken the wraps off of a slew of new devices, including the Pixel 3 smartphones, Google Home Hub smart display, Google Pixel Slate tablet, and more. We were at the event, and took a ton of photos of all of...

How to season a cast iron skillet

One of the best things about cast iron pans is the natural non-stick surface, or seasoning, that makes the skillet cook delicious food so easily. Here's how to season a cast iron pan.

Patent shows Alexa may soon detect when you’re sick and suggest remedies

Amazon has patented a new feature that would allow Alexa to detect the signs of illness, such as a cough or a sore throat, and suggest solutions to help. The feature would also enable Alexa to offer to buy medicine for the...

The Google Home Hub doesn’t have a camera. Here’s why that’s a good thing

Bucking the smart display trend, Google's new $149 Home Hub smart display surprisingly doesn't have a camera. We think a camera-less Google smart speaker with a screen is a good thing, and here's why.

Amazon may be prepping its first checkout-free store overseas

Amazon is reportedly looking to take its cashier-free store to its first overseas market. It already has four Amazon Go stores operating in the U.S., and is now believed to be looking for sites in the U.K.

Ecobee server outage disrupts services, web site

Smart home vendor Ecobee experienced a major server and web site outage Thursday, disrupting services to mobile apps that manage its thermostats and light switches as well as Alexa and SmartThings integration.

The best Google Home-compatible devices

Google Home is a voice-controlled speaker built to compete with the Amazon Echo. It can currently control lights, switches, and thermostats from select partners. Here's a list of Google Home-compatible devices.

How to choose the best bed sheets: price, fabric, and color

To help you choose the best bed sheets for your price range, aesthetic, and sleeping style, we review the key factors to look for as well as the distinguishing features of today’s best online bedding retailers.

The best Roomba robovacs

What Roomba model is best for your house? Our list of the best Roomba robovacs will cover different prices, the top smart features, and which bot is right for your floors. Check out the top models for more information.

How to find hidden cameras in your Airbnb rental

If you’re worried about someone filming you in your Airbnb rental, here are some steps you can take to make sure your rental space isn’t under surveillance (which is illegal, by the way).

The best games to play with Alexa

If you're looking to get more use out of your Amazon Echo device, there are lots of games to play with Alexa. From storytelling games to trivia to games for kids, these are some of the best skills to make Alexa more fun.

Swann tackles crime prevention with two new security cameras

Swann is introducing two new Wi-Fi connected security cameras for indoor and outdoor use to help you keep your home safe. The cameras come just in time for National Crime Prevention Month.

Amazon enters the sleeping game, starts shipping mattresses

Amazon entered the online mattress marketplace with a line of mattresses through the Amazon Basics line. The sizes range from twin to California king and qualify for Amazon Prime's two-day shipping.

Best single cup coffee makers

Looking for the perfect single serve coffee maker at an affordable price? Here are the best single cup coffee makers for your home or office. From high tech customization to extra-fast cups, there's a model that works for...

How to scan a QR code

Have you seen new square QR codes start to resurface? As the codes come back with new uses, it's a good idea to make sure that your phone knows how to scan them. Here's how to scan a QR code with both iPhones and Android...

The best cordless vacuums of 2018

To make your household chores a little more painless, why not opt for a cordless vacuum? We've rounded up the best cordless vacuum cleaners on the market, chosen for their great performance and battery life.

Amazon Echo vs. Dot: What’s the difference?

Amazon Echo vs. Dot: Having Alexa answer your questions is nothing short of futuristic, but which device should you get? There are some big differences between the two, especially in size, sound, and cost.

How to watch the October 9 ‘Made by Google’ event

Google is finally set to unveil the heavily rumored and leaked Google Pixel 3, along with a number of other interesting new products. You may be wondering how you can watch the event for yourself -- which is why we've...

Power through your afternoon slump with the best espresso machines

Brew professional-style espresso drinks and become the envy of your neighborhood with one of the best espresso machines on the planet. We have options across a range of price points, perfect for any budget.

The best dryer you can buy

Dryers may be the afterthought when it comes to buying a laundry pair, but the best dryers have key features you should consider want when it comes to your new appliance, whether it's energy efficiency, steam, or...

From sharks to Shaq: Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff’s unusual road to success

headline: Profile: Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff’s Unusual Road to Success Excerpt: In 2013, Jamie Siminoff, CEO and founder of Ring, walked away from the show Shark Tank empty handed. Now, after selling his DIY home security...

Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant goes silent across Europe

Users in Europe yesterday were met with an unsettling silence every time they made a request of Amazon Alexa, as the voice assistant suffered a major service outage across much of the continent.

Yale and August team up to conquer the smart lock market with the Assure Lock

August and Yale, two of the most reliable companies in the security and locks market, joined forces to add voice assistant support to the Assure Lock, a smart lock that will help you secure your home.

Is it illegal to put hidden cameras in an Airbnb rental?

With so many home security cameras these days, does a homeowner have the right to place cameras in a place they're renting out to Airbnb guests? Is it illegal for a homeowner to film in an Airbnb rental?

Common Galaxy Note 9 problems and how to fix them

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is a fantastic choice if you're looking for a huge and powerful phone. But it's still not without its issues. Here are some of the most common Galaxy Note 9 problems, and how to fix them.

Echo Show 2017 vs. Echo Show 2018

Amazon has a new Echo Show, and it's entirely redesigned! Let's take a look at the Echo Show 2017 vs. the Echo Show 2018 and see how they compare. Everything from the display and shape to the audio qualities has been...

These are the most common iOS 12 problems and how to fix them

Apple's iOS 12 has a lot going for it, but it's not perfect. Here are some of the most common iOS 12 problems we've heard about, with some advice on how to fix them or work around them.

Alexa could connect doctors with their patients through teleconferencing

A telehealth startup called MediSprout has partnered with Alexa to more easily connect patients with their doctors, schedule appointments, refill prescriptions, and ask general health questions.

The craziest things you can buy on Amazon

You would be surprised just what you can find for sale in the corners of Amazon. From gummy pythons to entire houses, here are just a few of the things you can actually put in your Amazon cart.

Most Educated Cities Awards

It’s no secret that education opens up doors to countless economic and social opportunities. And in an increasingly information-heavy age, local economies stand to benefit from the positive impact of an educated workforce.

Google will announce hardware on October 9, new Pixel phones expected

Save the date: Google will announce new hardware on October 9 in New York City. The date and venue are a change of pace considering the past two October events took place on October 4 in San Francisco.

The long-awaited Brilliant Control smart home panel is finally available

Brilliant's long-anticipated smart home panel, called Brilliant Control, promises an easy installation process and offers voice control over all kinds of connected devices in your home. It is now available to consumers.

Set yourself ABB-free with merged smart home, security, and entertainment system

Switzerland-based ABB's integrated smart home control platform launched at the CEDIA Expo in San Diego and focuses on integrating all home systems with a unified interface. ABB-free@home is compatibile with Alexa, Sonos,...

Google Home partners with KB Homes to make houses smarter

KB Home has partnered with Google to provide a smart home system compatible with an ever-growing number of devices. The KB Smart Home System will debut in select communities throughout the country.

How to take a screenshot on a PC

Capturing a screenshot of your desktop is easier than you might think, but it's the kind of thing you'll probably need to know. Here are the three basic ways take a screenshot on a PC, using both built-in utilities and...

I loaded my condo with tech — and discovered smart homes still need a lot of work

I’ve lived in the Digital Trends smart apartment for six months. I found things I loved about it -- and also things I loathed about it.

Xbox-specific Alexa skills let you start console with your voice

Fans of the Xbox Kinect can rejoice. A set of new Alexa and Cortana skills allow players to control the Xbox One with their voice. Users can launch games, control the volume, and much more.

Researchers warn smart home appliances could be used to attack power grids

Security researchers at Princeton warn that cyber-attackers could hijack unsecured smart home appliances and turn them into a massive botnet that could target and take down power grids.

This tiny house produced in the Alps opens up to the skies

Tiny homes are all the rage in Europe and a small French company is manufacturing transportable tiny homes with solar panels, a rainwater collection system, and a roof that can open up to the skies.

I ran into LG’s Cloi robot at the airport in South Korea. Here’s what happened

After meeting LG’s Cloi robot at an airport in South Korea, the experience was both entrancing and underwhelming. The moving and talking robot may be cool, but does it have a place in our future?

How to change your Google background

Did you know that you can change how your Google search home page looks? It's a simple process to pick a new theme: We'll show you how to change your Google background, what to look for in themes, and how to download your...

How to convert a PDF file to Excel

If you have a PDF file full of useful data you'd love to extract into an Excel document, we're here to help. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps for how to convert a PDF into an Excel document.

Smooth operator: What can you do with a blender versus a food processor?

While blenders and food processors have many similarities, they often serve two very different purposes. Depending on what your needs are, you might want one or both. Let's break down the differences.

Adobe survey finds digital assistants, smart speakers are popular with shoppers

It seems like voice assistants and smart speakers are everywhere these days and it turns out they are -- a new survey of more than 1,000 consumers finds that usage is expanding and adoption rates are growing.

The best dishwashers you can buy right now

Tired of doing dishes by hand? Take a look at our picks of the four best dishwashers currently available and let a machine do the dirty work for you. They’ll do a much better job, anyway.

The Neato D7 Connected robot vacuum just got a better memory, and a lot smarter

Neato Robotics recently announced a free update to its D7 Connected robot vacuum. As of this week, owners of this smart vacuum will have access to two new features – Multiple Floor Plan Mapping and Quick Boost charging.

How to pick the perfect lens to breathe new life into your DSLR or mirrorless camera

Want to upgrade your camera lens, but not sure where to start? Our camera lens buying guide takes you through the world of interchangeable lenses and helps remove a little of the intimidation that comes with buying cameras...

How to record the screen on your iPhone in a few easy steps

Need to show your parents how to send an Animoji? Or maybe you want to help someone set up their email account. We detail how to record the screen on your iPhone or iPad in a few basic steps.

Kroger’s Ship leaves the dock with curated products and special deals

The Kroger retail food and grocery store chain launched Kroger Ship, a direct-to-customer delivery service in four U.S. cities this week. Customer orders placed on the internet will be delivered to homes from Kroger...

Ecobee’s Peak Relief saves money and reduces energy usage when demand is high

With Ecobee's smart thermostat Peak Relief feature, utility customers with Time of Use rates will be able to stay comfortable while saving money. Peak Relief will analyze customer preferences and other factors to avoid...

The best iRobot Roomba deals to make cleaning your home a breeze

Keep your home clean without lifting a finger using a robot vacuum cleaner. These nine iRobot Roomba deals not only help you keep your home tidy, but many also come with advanced features such as automatic scheduling and...

NYC startup Roomrs is renting smart apartments to young professionals at insanely low rates

An apartment management company in New York City called Roomrs is offering young professionals furnished smart apartments at reasonable rates to help them better navigate life in the big city.

Cut the calories with the best air fryers of 2018

What is this magical mechanism? It's an air fryer, and when used correctly, it can mimic the effects of frying, only using just a little bit of oil. You still get that crispy, golden exterior and the fluffy center.

YaDoggie Fresh is human-grade dog food you cook in your Instant Pot

You've always known that your four-legged fur monster was more than just a pet, and now, you can prove it. After all, what says love quite like making your dog its food in the same appliance that you use to feed your family?

How to unpair an Apple Watch

Has your Apple Watch seen better days? Do you want to replace it, resell it, or give it to a friend? First, you have to unpair it from your devices and erase the settings. We'll show you exactly how to do it.

The best DIY home security systems

Looking for the best DIY Home security systems? These security kits will help you feel safer in no time. Check out our top pick and full list to see which kit will work best for your home.

How to clear cookies

Cookies are useful when it comes to saving your login credentials and other data, but they can also be used by advertisers to track your browsing habits across multiple sites. Here's how to clear cookies in the major...

The best Alexa-enabled devices

Ever since Amazon added the Dot, Tap, and Show to its Echo lineup, Alexa-enabled devices have exploded. Here's a guide to everything Alexa can control in your smart home, from lights to locks to appliances.

HelloFresh delivers on delicious for fans of American fare

There are so many meal kits out there. How do you choose? In our quest to find the perfect meal kit, we're testing them out one by one. Here are our thoughts on HelloFresh, a meal kit that is great for families.

How to clean a washing machine

Have a dirty washing machine? If you don't clean your machine properly, you can damage your machine and your clothes. Here's how to clean your washer, no matter which model or design you have.

Alexa takes a cue from Google with its new Amazon Cast streaming feature

On Thursday, Amazon debuted a new feature called Amazon Cast, which allows users to decide what's playing on their Alexa-enabled speakers from their phone. It sounds a lot like Google Cast.

This KitchenAid Tilt-Head Stand Mixer is insanely discounted for a short time

The Best Buy Black Friday in July sale is in full swing, and surprisingly, the best deal is on a mixer. From now until Saturday, July 28, you can pick up a KitchenAid Tilt-Head Stand Mixer for just $180 from Best Buy.

Here’s where to download audiobooks for free

Finding free audiobooks can be tough -- especially ones that are worth your time. Thankfully, we've rounded up the best sites to download audiobooks for free, whether you want to listen online or off.

The best video doorbells of 2018

When it comes to knowing who's at your door before you actually open it, there's nothing better than a video doorbell. Plus, you can "answer" the door even if you're not home. Here are some of our favorites.

Google Assistant now lets you set Custom Routines to help optimize your life

Ever since the A.I.-powered helper stole the show at CES 2018, Google Assistant has been proving that it's a force to be reckoned with in the smart assistant realm. The latest useful feature to be added to its arsenal is...

How to get Android apps on a Chromebook

Good news: You can now get Android apps on your Chromebook! Google has enabled the Google Play Store app support on its Chrome OS and Chromebook hardware, so to help get you started, here's our guide on how to get Android...

The best food-delivery apps that bring deliciousness to you

Not everyone wants to venture outside their door for food. With the right app, you can get your meal delivered to your door. We've rounded up the best food delivery apps that will let you wait for dinner on your couch.

Suck up the savings with these vacuum cleaners on sale for $100 or less

Need some help cleaning up around the house? We've picked out 10 great vacuum cleaner deals available on Amazon right now, from full-sized upright models to robot vacs, to give you a hand and save you some money.

How to right-click on a Mac

The Mac is famous for its simplified mouse, which lacks a right-click button. But right-clicking is still often necessary. So, how do you do it? Our guide will teach you how to right-click on a Mac, no matter your hardware.

How to clean a microwave

If you don't regularly clean your microwave, it's time. The process is easy and only requires things you have around the house. We'll walk you through a simple step-by-step guide on how to give it a deep clean.

How to win Fortnite Battle Royale

Finding it difficult to win a round of Fortnite? This guide lays down advanced tips that can help every player earn the elusive victory royale, either solo or in a squad.

Alexa-enabled devices will play better together thanks to ‘ESP’

Your Amazon Alexa-enabled devices are about to become better friends. A couple years ago, Amazon rolled out a feature called ESP -- that's Echo Spatial Perception, not extrasensory perception. Now, it's available on the...

How to password protect an Excel file

Excel documents are used by people and businesses all over the world. Given how often they contain sensitive information, it makes sense to keep them from the wrong eyes. Thankfully, it's easy to secure them with a password.

Home printer buying guide: How to choose a printer that best fits your needs

Inkjet or laser? Do you need an all-in-one? Do you need a network capable printer? What is duplex printing and do you need it? We cover all of these topics and more in our home printer buying guide.

Kasa smart home brand hits the great outdoors with a new weatherproof cam

Smart home manufacturer TP-Link is expanding its smart home offerings with a new high-definition outdoor security cam and an expanded Wi-Fi plug that offers dual use from a single socket.

The Looking Glass brings us closer than ever to Star Wars-like holograms

We're inching closer to recreating the iconic scene in Star Wars of Princess Leia calling out to Obi-Wan for help. A Brooklyn company has created the Looking Glass, a holographic display that lets you see 3D content...

Becoming a smart city takes more than sensors and buzzwords

What makes a smart city? We asked some experts, and they all agree: No city is really there, yet, but many cities are looking to the future.

Goldfish, Ritz crackers, and Swiss Rolls are being recalled over salmonella scare

Pepperidge Farm, has announced that one of its ingredient suppliers notified the company that whey powder in a seasoning used in four types of the cracker has been recalled due to a potential presence of salmonella.

Best home security cameras under $100

Looking for a low-cost, powerful security camera for your home? These excellent cams and multi-cam systems are affordable and loaded with the latest features. Check out the best home security cameras under $100.

Here’s how to save time by setting up ‘visual’ voicemail on an iPhone

Did you just get a new iPhone? Don't forget to set up visual voicemail. We'll show you how to set up voicemail on an iPhone in just a couple of minutes so you can see and organize your voicemails.

Miele’s meal kit shows you how to microwave dinner in the 21st century

Last year, we introduced you to Miele's Dialog Oven, a unique appliance that relies upon electromagnetic waves. Now, 12 months later, Miele is back with its latest offering -- meals that are meant to be made in the Dialog.

Newly independent Arlo’s latest smart products make your front door more secure

It's been nearly half a year since Arlo left the Netgear nest and officially became its own company, and now the smart home device maker is showing what it can do as a solo act with its new audio doorbell and chime.

Beat the heat this spring and summer with these air conditioner deals

Now is the perfect time to save some money on portable air conditioners, before the dog days of summer arrive. Enjoy savings of more than 30 percent on new AC units from brand-name makers like Frigidaire and Black &...

How to clean a dishwasher in a few easy steps

It's actually pretty important to clean a dishwasher from time to time. Luckily, it takes no work and doesn't have to be done very often. Here's how to clean a dishwasher in a few simple steps.

How to use a blue light filter on your phone

Phone makers are taking the potentially disruptive effects of blue light more seriously nowadays. This guide will explain how to use Night Shift on an iPhone and how to filter out blue light on an Android phone.

The funniest things to ask Alexa

Amazon's Alexa voice assistant has a wide repertoire of funny responses, jokes, and hidden replies that you can have fun with. Here are the best funny things to ask Alexa, and examples of what her responses are.

Sun Basket meal kits make sophisticated food simple

Considering a meal kit? Sun Basket might be a good choice. With 20 rotating meals to choose from every week and interesting flavor profiles, you’ll find delicious food with simple steps.

Here’s how — and why — to use Safe mode with an Android phone

When you have an issue with your phone, Safe mode can help you determine whether a third-party app is to blame. If you’re wondering how to access it, or how to turn the feature off in Android, then you have come to the...

Here’s how to clean an oven without harsh chemicals

Cleaning your oven kind of sucks, but unless you do it on a somewhat regular basis, the food and grease is going to keep get more baked on. Here's how to clean an oven, inside and outside, no matter what kind you have.

Silverware handles up or down? Dishwasher experts settle it once and for all

When it comes to loading dishwashers, are you on #TeamHandlesUp, or #TeamHandlesDown? We asked some experts to find out which is the correct way of doing it to settle the debate once and for all.

Here’s how to unlock your phone automatically with Android Smart Lock

Tired of unlocking your smartphone with a PIN or passcode? Android Smart Lock unlocks it automatically using your location, face, and more. Here's how to set it up, and everything you need to know about it.

How to make a Minecraft server

Whether you're hosting a server for a few friends or launching a massive effort to recreate your favorite show's world, you've got options for hosting your own Minecraft Server.

How to install fonts in Windows 10

Want to know how to install fonts in Windows 10? Here's our guide on two easy ways to get the job done, no matter how many you want to add to your existing catalog, plus instructions for deleting fonts in the process.

How to appear offline on Xbox One

Sometimes, you just don't want to be bothered while you're playing video games. If you're having one of those reclusive days, we have instructions on how to appear offline on Xbox One.

How to find the IP address of your router

Changing the login information for your router isn't always easy, that's why so many have that little card on the back. But in order to use it, you need to know where to go. Here's how to find the IP address of your router.

Allergies acting up? The six best air purifiers on the market can offer relief

Indoor air is often more contaminated than the air outside, which can cause an array of health issues over time. Luckily, these five air purifiers can easily rid your home or office of unwanted allergens and contaminants.

How to set up your Google Home device in 10 easy steps

This device can do a whole lot, from playing music to reading the weather to controlling your smart home devices. We break down how to set up your Google Home so that you can get started enjoying all the things this...

How how to easily log in to multiple Gmail accounts at once

Switching between multiple Gmail accounts is quick and easy once you know how to do it. We'll walk you through the process of logging in to multiple Gmail accounts on your phone and computer.

How to turn off targeted ads in Google

Google updated its "Ad Settings," and now you can get rid of personalized ads that are targeted just for you. The process is fast and simple, leaving you with a sense of relief that Google won't know everything about you.

Oscar the A.I. trash can sorts your garbage and recyclables

Autonomous, an office furniture company, announced a Kickstarter campaign for Oscar, an A.I.-based device that sorts recyclables and garbage. Environmentally conscious owners will have the chance to assist with additional...

How to block a number in Android

Telemarketer or persistent ex won't leave you alone? Here's how to block a number in Android, whether you want to do so with native features or mobile apps such as Mr. Number or Should I Answer?

Best cold brew coffee makers

A great cold brew deserves a great brew maker for measuring, steeping and pouring. We've taken a look and found the best cold brew coffee makers, from larger models that can hold a lot of brew to small personal carafes and...

In the market for an Instant Pot? These are the four best

They're perfect for people who don't have the kitchen space to store all kinds of appliances, minimalists who want to keep their homes lean and mean, and home cooks who love the versatility that an Instant Pot offers.

Here’s how to download podcasts and listen to them on Android or iOS

Podcasts have become a cultural staple. Here's how to download podcasts and listen to them on your Android or iOS device, and which apps to use if you're looking to get the most out of the format.

The best ways to reuse or recycle an old Android or iOS device

many of us are bound to have some old Android or iOS devices that we're simply not using. Why not put them to good use? Here are some of the very best ways to reuse or recycle an older phone or tablet.

GoSun Fusion combines solar power with electric heating for outdoor cooking

We're no strangers to GoSun's lineup of solar-powered ovens. The company has created and crowdfunded its unique outdoor cookware since 2013. Five years later, it's back again with its latest project, the GoSun Fusion.

How to make a to-do list with Google Home

You can make lists with your voice using Google Home, but it takes a little work. Here's how to make a to-do list with Google Home by linking the right apps to your Home device and uses the phrases you need to create your...

Electrolux, SideChef to bring customized recipes app to Asia-Pacific market

Electrolux and SideChef teamed up to make a cooking and recipe app for Singapore, Australia, and other Asia-Pacific countries that will offer local and international dishes tailored to each country's diverse needs.

The best home security systems

Looking for the best home security systems for your house? These systems offer the best mix of devices, smart features, monitoring services, and fees that you can afford (plus good customer service reports).

How to convert a PDF to JPG

Converting file formats can be an absolute pain, but it doesn't have to be. We've put together a comprehensive guide on how to convert a PDF to JPG, no matter which operating system you're running.

Common Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus problems and how to fix them

There is nothing much worse than an issue with your beloved phone. If your Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus has been acting up, check out our list of common Galaxy S9 problems and the solutions to fix your issues.

How to convert a PDF file into a Word document

PDF files are great, but few document types are as malleable as those specific to Microsoft Word. Here's how to convert a PDF file into a Word document, whether you prefer to use Adobe's software suite or a freemium...

Plated vs. Blue Apron: Which is better?

When meal kit deliveries first came onto the scene a few years ago, the meals were relatively simple. But today, there is a wide array of meal kit delivery options to choose from. Which one is right for you, Plated or Blue...

17 Tips and tricks for better digital photography

Exposure isn't the only aspect of photography worth considering. Here, we lay out 17 tips culled from tried-and-true professionals, whether you're looking to better your composition or get a better handle on lighting.

Repainting a room sucks, so I tried to see if tech could make it any easier

One of the hardest parts of painting your home, beyond the actual chore itself, is picking a color. There are some online tools that will help you coordinate your trim and accents or just help you narrow down from “light...

How to use BlackBerry’s Privacy Shade

You want to stop someone reading your emails over your shoulder? With BlackBerry's Privacy shade feature on the KeyOne and Key2 phones, you can avoid such snooping. Here's how to use it, and how to get it on other Android...

How to track a phone

Need to keep tabs on the location of your cell phone or smartphone? Consult this guide for tips and tricks on how to track a phone, whether you're currently rocking Android, iOS, or something more old-school.

How to take a screenshot on a Chromebook

Chrome OS has a number of built-in screenshot options, and can also be used with Chrome screenshot extensions for added flexibility. You have a lot of options, but learning how to take a screenshot on a Chromebook is easy.

Here’s how to track an Android phone, tablet, or smartwatch

Need to keep tabs on the location of an Android phone? Learn how to track an Android phone with these three options, each of which is capable of helping you pinpoint your precious Samsung Galaxy or Google Pixel.

How to take the best pet photos

We call them our best friends, and sometimes we treat them better than our kids. Show your pets some love and appreciation by taking their best photographs. Photographer Josh Norem tells us how.

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