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How to Set Up a Smart Kitchen

Serghei Starus/Shutterstock Your kitchen is full of appliances, but they’re dumb. Technology, like smart speakers, lights, ovens, and faucets, can make cooking, cleaning, and grocery shopping easier. Creating a smart kitchen isn’t hard, and everyone in the home can benefit. Here’s how. Why a Smart Kitchen? Your kitchen is a room of productivity and mess. … Read more How to Set Up a Smart Kitchen

How to Speed Up Your PlayStation 4’s Downloads

George Dolgikh/Shutterstock.com Sony’s PS4 is notorious for slow download speeds, particularly the original 2014 model. This isn’t always down to hardware—software running in the background, Wi-Fi problems, and other network issues all play their part. Quick Speed Up Tips Follow a few basic tips to improve your download speeds on any device—not just the PS4. … Read more How to Speed Up Your PlayStation 4’s Downloads

The Best Sunscreen for Beach Days or Everyday Use

Dean Drobot/Shutterstock Sun damage is real. Whether you’re hitting the beach, at a baseball game, or just spending some time outside, you should be using sunscreen. But first, you need to find a sunscreen that’s right for your skin. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, only 30% of Americans regularly use sunscreen, but why? The … Read more The Best Sunscreen for Beach Days or Everyday Use

How to Choose Your New Favorite Sunglasses

Jacob Lund/Shutterstock It’s sunshine o’clock—do you know where your favorite sunglasses are? Whether you’ve misplaced your faves or never found a pair to love last summer, we’re here to help you pick the best shades. If you’re like us, chances are your former favorite sunglasses have been lost, damaged, broken, or otherwise compromised since last … Read more How to Choose Your New Favorite Sunglasses

Daily News Roundup: Jony Ive, Designer of the iPod and iPhone, Is Leaving Apple

Jony Ive may not be a household name, but in the tech world, he’s undoubtedly famous. He’s the person primarily responsible for the looks of the iPod, iPhone, Apple Watch, and even Apple’s new headquarters. Now he’s leaving Apple behind. Jony Ive first joined Apple in 1992 and immediately began to make his mark. The … Read more Daily News Roundup: Jony Ive, Designer of the iPod and iPhone, Is Leaving Apple

Stuff We Like: iFixit’s New Cases Show What Your iPhone is Made Of

iFixit We’ve all seen those nifty wallpapers that show a 1:1 scale of the inside of your phone, but iFixit took that concept one step farther with its new Insight Case line. Your phone has never been so exposed. The basic concept is pretty simple: like the aforementioned wallpapers, these cases show what your iPhone … Read more Stuff We Like: iFixit’s New Cases Show What Your iPhone is Made Of

How to Disable the Login Screen’s Background Blur on Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10’s May 2019 Update, the login screen uses the blurred “Fluent Design” transparency found on the taskbar, Start menu, and elsewhere. If you’d like to see your lock screen background clearly, here’s how to disable the blur. If you disable the lock screen, Windows 10 jumps right to the login screen instead, … Read more How to Disable the Login Screen’s Background Blur on Windows 10