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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. More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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... More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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... More>>

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? More>>

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... More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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... More>>

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. More>>

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). More>>

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 &... More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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... More>>

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... More>>

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. More>>

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... More>>

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... More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

Tesla Powerwalls keep Vermonters comfortable and safe during heat wave

Vermont's Green Mountain Power electric utility uses nearly 500 Tesla Powerwall energy storage units in residents' homes for extra power during peak periods in the summer heat wave. GMP subsidizes the home units for... More>>

How to fix the most common Windows 10 installation problems

Upgrading to the newest version of Windows 10 is usually a breeze, but sometimes you run into issues. Never fear though, our guide will help you isolate the issue at hand and solve it in a timely manner. We'll show you how... More>>

Need a do-over? Here’s how to factory reset an iPhone, from X on down

Resetting an iPhone can alleviate all sorts of software woes, and wipe away personal data should you sell your device or give it to someone else. Here's how to factory reset an iPhone from within iOS or iTunes. More>>

The best home security cameras under $200 you can buy

Some people think they have to invest a ton of money in home security. But you can actually get a good smart security camera without spending hundreds of dollars. Here's a few for under $200 -- heck, one on the list is... More>>

How to make Windows 10 look like Windows 7

There's no simple way of switching on a Windows 7 mode in Windows 10. Instead, you can install third-party software, manually tweak settings, and edit the registry. We provide instructions for using these tweaks and tools. More>>

Check out the best toasters for your sliced bread

Is your current toaster old, shoddy, or just not toasting well enough? Check out the best toasters on the market today, from high-tech models with smart features to solid, durable toasters that can stand up to heavy duty... More>>

High-speed sync: What it is and how to master it

High-speed sync allows photographers to shoot with a flash at high shutter speeds, perfect for outdoor portraits or any time you need flash and a fast shutter. Photographer Manuel Ortiz provides a simple demonstration of... More>>

What is Google Duplex?

What exactly is Google Duplex? Creepy or not, it's coming soon. This guide explains the technology, how it works, the potential applications and concerns, and what it can do for you. More>>

Useful iOS 12 tips and tricks

Apple's iOS 12 mobile operating system introduces a ton of new features, with more options to help boost productivity. But updating to it can be overwhelming, so we're here to make it easier with some iOS 12 tips and tricks. More>>

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... More>>

The best wall ovens of 2018

In the past, those who opted for a wall oven over a range oven often had to compromise, settling for less space and no self-cleaning function. But manufacturers have stepped up their game. Here are some of the best wall... More>>

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. More>>

Beginners guide to the BlackBerry Key2’s keyboard

Going from a virtual keyboard to a physical one is a challenge, but if you want the BlackBerry Key2 it's one you'll accept. It's tough at first, but we've got a guide to help you on to typing faster and more comfortably. More>>

Google’s smart home mastermind talks security, A.I., the future of control

Google product lead Mark Spates has thought a lot about how voice commands control the smart home and where Google Assistant fits into that. In this interview, he talks about the possibility of gesture control and new... More>>

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... More>>

How to clean a laptop screen

Whether your laptop's display is merely dusty or is covered in oily fingerprints and grime, you don't have to put up with it. Here, we'll teach you how to clean a laptop screen with a few quick methods. More>>

How to try on products Bixby Makeup on the Galaxy S9

With the Samsung Galaxy S9, you can use the front-facing camera and integrated AR technology to try on makeup. Whether it's lipstick, foundation, or eyeshadow, here is how to use Bixby Vision's makeup filters. More>>

The best outdoor grills

It's nearly summertime, which means grilling season is nearly upon us. To help you pick the right grill for you and your setup, we've rounded up six of our favorite models, from epic smokers to capable hybrids. More>>

Show, don’t tell, with Amazon’s new Show Mode Charging Dock

Show, don't tell. Amazon is continuing to beef up its smart home offerings with the addition of the Echo Show-like Show Mode and the wireless charging Show Mode Charging Dock for the Fire HD 8 and HD 10. More>>

Weird home security camera mix-up streams video to wrong person

A woman with a home security camera recently received an alert to her phone, suggesting the camera's motion sensor had been triggered. But when she looked at the live footage, she noticed it wasn't of her home ... More>>

How to use Gmail’s new ‘smart compose’ feature

Turning on experimental features in Gmail gives users access to a new Smart Compose feature which uses predictive AI to offer in line suggestions when writing new emails, saving time. More>>

How to recall an email in Gmail

Everyone has sent a message they wish they could take back. How great would it be if you could undo that impulsive email? If you're a Gmail user, you can. Here's how to recall an email in Gmail and how to change how the... More>>

Google and Nest pack more than 25,000 apartments with smart home tech

Smart apartments across the country are getting an upgrade from Alliance Residential, which plans to outfit more than 25,000 apartments with smart home technology, including a Google Mini. More>>

How to use Google’s Datally to save data

Background data-slurping is second nature to many modern apps, and it can be tough to stay on top of your allowances. Here's how to use Google's Datally app to conserve your mobile data and set limits. More>>

How to convert a Kindle book to PDF

Amazon's Kindle is one of the best ebook readers on the market, but it doesn't make viewing proprietary files on other platforms any easier. Here's how to convert a Kindle book to PDF using either desktop or web-based... More>>

How millennials can learn to #adult with Amazon Alexa

Learning to #adult is something that millennials have been talking about ever since they had to start doing it. Fortunately, #adulting with Amazon Alexa makes figuring out the basics of being a grown-up pretty easy. More>>

How to download and install MacOS Mojave today

Apple's official release date for MacOS Mojave might be just around the corner, but you can get it today as long as you're a member of Apple's Developer program Here's how to join and download MacOS Mojave today. More>>

Here’s how to enroll in the iOS beta program to get updates early

Tired of waiting for the new iOS like everyone else? We can show you how to enroll in the iOS beta program and get new iOS features early! If you are interested in trying out a beta, here's what to do. More>>

How close are we to living in ‘The Jetsons’? Checking in on our smart-home future

In 1962, the iconic cartoon The Jetsons gave Americans a tantalizing view of what life might be like technology-wise in the year 2062. We took a look at the gadgetry they envisioned for the home to see how far we’ve come. More>>

How to set up the Continued Conversation feature for Google Home

The Continued Conversations feature for Google Home devices allows you to say "OK Google" and then issue multiple voice commands instead of repeating the wake phrase. Here's how to enable it and how it works. More>>

How to save a webpage as a PDF

Need to quickly save and share a webpage? The best way is to learn how to save a webpage as a PDF file, as they're fully featured and can handle images and text with ease. Here's how to get it done whether you're on a... More>>

Here’s how to change Google Assistant’s voice on your Google Home device

If you'd like to hear what Google Assistant sounds like speaking in a male voice, or a female voice that's different from the default voice, you can easily make the switch using the Google Home app. More>>

Google Home adds Spanish speaking and listening capabilities

Google announced that Google Home and Google Home Mini are available in Spanish and the United States as well as putting the smart speakers on store shelves in Mexico at a launch event in Mexico City. More>>

How to send a text message from a computer

Texting is a fact of life, but that doesn't mean you always have to have your phone handy. Here's how to send a text message from a computer, whether you prefer to use your favorite email client or Windows 10. More>>

The best hair dryers

Whether your hair is straight, wavy, long, or short, a hairdryer can make life easier (and get you dry quickly). Here are some of the best hairdryers on the market, with different price points. More>>

The best convection ovens of 2018

Convection ovens are countertop or built-models that use heated air to cook foods more evenly and more quickly. These ovens have plenty of powerful smart features, but it can be tough choosing the right one. That's why you... More>>

What is HDR photography and how can I shoot it with my camera?

What is HDR photography? Check out our guide to learn everything you need to know about High Dynamic Range. We've even included a list of expert tips and suggestions to help you get started. More>>

How to combine PDF files

Sometimes juggling multiple files at once is more of a hassle than a convenience, especially when a single file would do. This quick guide will teach you how to combine PDF files on Windows, MacOS, or with online tools. More>>

Winnebago and Motiv Power Systems partner with all-electric outreach vehicles

Winnebago and Motiv Power Systems are partnering on a variety of all-electric mobile medical clinics and community outreach vehicles. Battery-powered alternatives are quiet and reduce diesel fuel use and harmful emissions. More>>

Common OnePlus 6 problems, and how to fix them

With a large screen, loads of power, and a stylish design the OnePlus 6 offers plenty of value for money, but no smartphone is perfect. We've gathered together the most common OnePlus 6 problems, along with potential fixes... More>>

How to tell if someone is stealing your Wi-Fi

Are you worried that slow internet speeds and weird activity mean someone is using your Wi-Fi network without permission? It's important to find out immediately if anyone is stealing your bandwidth. Here's how to tell if... More>>

Windows update not working? Here’s how to fix it

Windows update not working? It's a more common problem than you might think. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to troubleshoot it and in this guide we'll break them down for you, step by step. More>>

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... More>>

Alexa, order room service: Amazon brings voice assistants to hotels

Travelers may soon be able to skip the phone call down to the front desk and just ask Alexa to send up amenities. Alexa for Hospitality is an Amazon Echo designed specifically for hotels and other travel destinations. More>>

How to spot fake reviews on Amazon

Let's be honest, not every review on Amazon is legitimate. Thankfully, we've put together a guide highlighting a few tips and a couple of key resources you can use to sort the good reviews from the bad. More>>

The best refrigerators you can buy right now

There are tons of factors that go into buying a fridge, from size and capacity to color. It takes lots of research, but we've chosen the best refrigerators to get you started, regardless of what you're looking for. More>>

How to give your Google Home multiple commands at once

Do you want your Google Home to do multiple things at the same time, or compare several bits of information? Google has introduced the ability to give three commands at once - with the right phrasing. More>>

Apple HomePod arrives in Canada, France, and Germany in June

he announcement comes just as Apple announced a new iOS update which will add more features to the HomePod speaker. With the update, the HomePod can now support multi-room audio and stereo pairing. More>>

How to spot spam in WhatsApp

If you use WhatsApp, you may have noticed a recent increase in the amount of spam you receive. But how do you distinguish the hoaxes from the more legitimate offers in your inbox? We've rounded up a few pointers to help... More>>

The best wireless routers

Check out the best wireless routers for a variety of homes and apartments. We've collected the top routers for wireless management, 4K streaming, professional gaming, Wi-fi on a budget, and much more. Take a look at our... More>>

Hola, Alexa! Amazon Echo is on its way to both Spain and Italy

Smart speakers are taking over the world one country at a time. The Amazon Echo will soon be made available in Spain and Italy, and around the same time, Sonos and Bose will offer up their own Alexa-enabled devices. More>>

Get your clothing clean with the best top load washers

Whether you need to get out tough stains, wash expensive fabrics, or just get your gym clothes clean again, there's a top-load (yes, we said top load!) washer that can handle all those scenarios and more. Here are the best. More>>

The best GIF-maker apps and websites

Making an animated GIF isn't as hard as you might expect. Check out some of our favorite desktop and mobile software, whether you want to record yourself, capture your screen, or pick a clip from the web. More>>

The best camping hacks to keep you prepared on the trail

There are plenty of clever ways to make life a little easier when adventuring in the great outdoors. From basic kindling alternatives to pint-sized emergency kits, here are the best camping hacks for your next outing. More>>

Livia claims that it gets rid of period cramps, but does it actually work?

Livia is a device you wear on your stomach that is supposed to help get rid of menstrual cramps. But does Livia actually help with period pain? We decided to test the device to find out. More>>

Google and T-Mobile merge old with new in Google Assistant phone booth demos

Google and T-Mobile are showcasing the Google Assistant in a series of new demos, set to show up at two T-Mobile stores over the next three months. The demos show off a few different aspects of what the Google Assistant... More>>

The best gas grills for your summer (and spring and fall) barbecues

Can you smell that? It's almost barbecue season! That means you need to find that perfect gas grill for your summer gatherings. Here's a list of grills at all different price points, so you're sure to find what you need. More>>

How to change your Gmail password

Regularly updating your passwords is a good way to stay secure online, but each site and service has their own way of doing it. Here's a quick guide on how to change your Gmail password in a few short steps. More>>

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. More>>

Forget selfies — you need to take a Bothie with your Nokia. Here’s how

No, not a selfie. A Bothie. This is the name given to the photos taken with the Dual Sight camera mode on modern, Android-based Nokia phones. They're a great way to ensure you're in every photo. More>>

Let the chaos begin! You can finally create your own Alexa Skills

Who says you need to be a developer to create skills for Amazon Alexa? Certainly not Amazon. The company launched Alexa Skill Blueprints, heralded as an easy way to create customized Alexa functions and responses. More>>

How to record your computer screen

Learning how to record your computer screen shouldn't be a challenge. Lucky for you, our comprehensive guide lays out how to do so using a host of methods, including both free and premium utilities. More>>

HomeLuv tries to match homebuyers with builders using a Pinterest-like board

HomeLuv is a site that helps users pick out a homebuilder based on what photos they like. It shows them pictures, room by room, from builders in the area and makes recommendations based on what they like and dislike. More>>

Four things that are dumb about so-called “smart” appliances

When you go shopping for household appliances, many of the options you'll see are "smart." But, how smart are they? Some of the features on my smart appliances don't make much sense at all. In fact, they feel kind of "dumb." More>>

Celebrate dad on Father’s Day with the help of Alexa and Google Assistant

Amazon and Google's smart speakers can help you celebrate dad on Father's Day this year. Whether you create your own Alexa Skill with Amazon's Blueprints feature or get your Google Home to tell a few dad jokes, these smart... More>>

The best smart thermostats you can buy

The right thermostat can do more than just adjust the temperature of your home, it can also learn about you and help you save money. Check out our picks for the best smart thermostats on the market right now. More>>

Indiegogo-backed Tapplock proves breakable and hackable; fixes incoming

The much-lauded Tapplock smart lock is suffering from exposure to cracks in its security platform, including potential physical vulnerabilities as well as a software hack that opened the lock in two seconds. More>>

Perfect for that eureka moment: The best LED light bulbs to light up the night

With traditional incandescent bulbs being gradually phased out, LED bulbs are becoming an affordable and practical way to outfit your home with some slick technology. Here are the best LED light bulbs on the market right now. More>>

The best panini press for getting those perfect sear marks

There's something about a hot sandwich that's crispy on the outside and melty on the inside that's oh-so-satisfying. But you can't get those perfect sear marks on your sandwich, wrap, or burrito without a panini press. More>>

What is a convection oven, and how do you use it?

Convection ovens are powerful, quick, and can produce incredible dishes. But you have to know about to use them properly. Check out our guide on how to cook with a convection oven, including what foods work best for... More>>

Less is more: How to pack your gadgets for travel, quickly and easily

Do you really need to pack that laptop for the vacation? When it comes to traveling with tech, it's best to streamline the number of things you bring. We'll guide you through the essentials. More>>

How to use Apple’s augmented reality Measure app in iOS 12

Included within iOS 12, the Measure app uses Apple's ARKit to measure objects and spaces in the real world with your camera. Using the app, you can measure a piece of furniture, distance between points, and more. More>>

How to change file associations in Windows 10

Learning how to change file associations can make editing certain file types much quicker than manually selecting your preferred application every time you open them. Just follow these short steps, and you'll be on your... More>>

Smart door attachment slows house fires with devilishly simple technique

What smart home gadget do you hope to never use? One which only works in the event that a fire is detected in your house. Co-created by a professional firefighter, LifeDoor is just such a device. More>>

How to convert FLAC to MP3

FLAC files sound awesome -- that is, if your device can handle the popular, lossless format. Here's how to convert FLAC to MP3, so you no longer have to worry about incompatibility issues. More>>

Anthony Bourdain’s best cooking tips, seasoned with travel wisdom

Anthony Bourdain used Parts Unknown to explore cooking, food, and culture. Hungry for new experiences and interesting food, he served as an example of how to travel well while respecting the places you're venturing to. More>>

How to use the cut, copy, paste, and undo keyboard shortcuts in Windows

Looking for useful Windows keyboard shortcuts? The most common are the cut, copy, paste and undo shortcuts compatible with all kinds of tasks. if you aren't already familiar with these timesavers and how they can help,... More>>

The best electric toothbrushes money can buy

Powered toothbrushes do the work for you during your twice-daily brushing routines, and in some cases do double duty as flossers. We’ve rounded up the best electric toothbrushes available for happy brushing. More>>

Seaside or pine forest? This alarm clock wakes you to the scent of your choice

Imagine waking up in the morning to the smell of fresh coffee or a pine forest. That is something that Bescent has created with a new scent-releasing alarm clock, now available on Kickstarter. More>>

The most bacteria-ridden places in your kitchen? Check your appliances

Some houses appear so clean when you walk in that they look like they belong in a magazine. But even these houses can have bacteria hiding in the kitchen. We wanted to find out what type of bacteria lurks in and on kitchen... More>>

Keep your food cold and at eye level with these French-door refrigerators

If you have your eye on a French door refrigerator as a new addition to your collection of kitchen appliances, we've done the research for you and rounded up the best ones on the market right now. More>>

The best Apple HomeKit-compatible devices

Though they've been slow to trickle out, the list of HomeKit-compatible devices continues to grow and will only continue to do so now that the HomePod is available. To help you out, here's a list of the best... More>>

A.I. will make smart homes autonomous, but don’t expect perfection or privacy

At the 2018 Connections Conference, artificial intelligence and how it can improve the smart home was one topic of conversation. But before it can run your home, it has to learn to crawl through basic connectivity issues. More>>

Delta Wi-Fi Leak Detector review

Update: Delta is discontinuing the Wi-Fi Leak Detector because it can't provide ongoing programming support. Delta is issuing refunds to all device owners, and the app will stop working on September 1, 2018. More>>

Here’s how to clean a Keurig in just a few simple steps

No one likes a dirty, scaled, or smelly Keurig, but how are you supposed to clean them? Before you throw yours out the window, here's a quick guide on cleaning your machine out thoroughly. More>>

Rise and shine with the best alarm clocks to kick-start your day

People are finicky about their sleeping habits, but, fortunately, the best alarm clocks can probably match your lifestyle and budget. Here are some of our current favorites, including the Amazon Echo Spot. More>>

Amazon’s Echo Look is back on the market to dispense fashion advice

Formerly available by invitation only, Amazon's fashion-friendly Echo Look is now available everywhere with features that allow users to capture, rate, and take suggestions on their daily wardrobe. More>>

Here’s what parents (and children) get with the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition

The Echo Dot Kids Edition combines a free year subscription to FreeTime Unlimited with a more durable case and 2-year worry-free warranty. But is the Kids Edition worth the $30 over the regular Echo Dot? More>>

How to create, customize, and use Memoji on iOS 12

Apple's Memoji feature on iOS 12 allows you to send a customize Animoji that looks exactly like you. In comparison to other apps that allow you to make your own custom avatar, Memoji doesn't overcomplicate it. More>>

Is Apple showing up late to the smart home party, or just not coming?

Apple’s WWDC 2018 featured a lot of little announcements, but what was largely missing was news on the smart home front. Is Amazon planning on being late to the smart home party, or are they planning on attending at all? More>>

Amazon takes on the grocery store with Prime Pantry

Potentially useful for heavy products that you have to lug out to your car each week, Amazon's Prime Pantry service will ship groceries to your doorstep for a monthly fee of $5. More>>

Nectar’s adjustable bed frame comes with a NASA-inspired Zero Gravity setting

Who says you have to be horizontal to sleep? Not Nectar. But it's not just about the mattress for this bed-in-a-box brand -- rather, the company is taking a holistic look at sleep with a new adjustable bed frame. More>>

Smarterware ensures your fridge never reeks of spoiled food again

Your food may not be smart (yet), but that doesn't mean that your containers can't be. In the continuing quest to ensure that every aspect of our home is somehow connected, we've now been introduced to Smarterware. More>>

Espresso On Demand: The five best Nespresso machines

Most people still trek down to their local coffee shop to get an espresso or a cappuccino, but you don't have to. A Nespresso machine can put coffee shop quality espresso on your kitchen counter. More>>

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: AR globes, laser cutters, autonomous luggage

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk! More>>

Automate your life with Apple Workflow, the most powerful app you’re not using

Automation is key when it comes to saving time, but not everyone knows how to automate tasks in iOS. With Workflow, you can cut back on the amount time you spend performing everyday tasks. Here's how. More>>

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. More>>

Switching from an iPhone to an Android device

If you've decided to bridge the great tech divide and leave Apple's walled garden for the unknown shores of Android, then you'll find all the tips and advice you need to begin switching from an iPhone to an Android device. More>>

The best vacuums for pet hair

Got a pet hair problem? Fortunately, there's help for you and your furry friend. We tested out a bunch of vacuums that promise to remove pet hair. Here are a few of the best you can buy. More>>

How to reset your router

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