Privacy Badger Protects You from Online Tracking

Firefox/Chrome: You already know that everyone is out to track what you do on the internet, and there are tons of great tools to protect yourself. Well, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is jumping into the fray with Privacy Badger, an new add-on that analyzes and blocks third-party tracking automatically. » 5/12/14 9:54am 5/12/14 9:54am

The Best Tip For Buying a Used Car: Talk To The Seller

I've purchased a lot of used cars. Handfuls of used cars, if you want to get technical about it. So many used cars that I now consider myself, Doug DeMuro, to be a bona fide used car expert. This means that I am able to provide excellent used car tips to readers like you; truly informative tips such as: FOR GOD'S… » 4/03/14 1:48am 4/03/14 1:48am

Most Popular VPN Service Provider: Private Internet Access

When you need a good VPN, whether it's for security on unfamiliar networks or staying anonymous and private, you have plenty of options. Last week we asked you for your picks, then looked at the five best VPN service providers. Now we're back to crown our winner. » 3/30/14 12:08pm 3/30/14 12:08pm

Add Your Car as a Contact in Your Phone to Save Important Info

Your car is a giant box of information that you need to keep sorted for one reason or another. Year, make, model, VIN, last oil change, next oil change, engine size, etc. Keep that info straight by adding your car to your phone's contact list. » 3/30/14 8:30am 3/30/14 8:30am

The Best Tools Hidden in Windows' Command Line

While it may not always be the best choice in Windows, there are certain things you can only do from the command line. We've talked about a few command line essentials before, like using tracert to troubleshoot a flaky Internet connection and using recimg to create a custom Windows recovery image. Here are a few more… » 3/30/14 8:29am 3/30/14 8:29am

I'm a Telemarketer. Here's How to Get Rid of Me

I've worked for a telemarketing company for two years and made a lot of unwanted calls. I have to keep making them because most people don't know how to get rid of us, but the right approach can make all the difference. Here's how you can get rid of telemarketers like me and save us both a lot of time. » 3/30/14 4:31am 3/30/14 4:31am

Remember the 90 Minute Rule to Ensure a Refreshing Night's Sleep

It seems more nightmarish than ever to get a decent night of sleep and feel good after it. If you'd like to wake up refreshed every morning instead of groggy and grumpy (no matter how little you might sleep), remember the 90-minute rule. » 3/29/14 5:46pm 3/29/14 5:46pm

Shatter a Car Window with a Sparkplug in an Emergency

If you're stuck in a sinking car, or outside your car and desperately need to get inside, you have plenty of ways to break that window, but one of the best might be right there in your car anyway—a simple sparkplug will do the trick with ease. This video from National Geographic shows you how it works. » 3/29/14 5:41pm 3/29/14 5:41pm

Top 10 Ways to Make Your Boss Love You

Unless you're lucky enough to work for yourself, we all have a boss we have to answer to. Provided they're not the devil incarnate, there are quite a few ways to ensure you two have a good relationship. Here's what you should keep in mind. » 3/29/14 5:35pm 3/29/14 5:35pm

Five Powerful, Built-In Windows Tools You Might Not Know About

Even if you live in Windows, you may be surprised to find that it includes some rather powerful built-in tools for helping you monitor your system and troubleshoot when things go wrong. We've taken a look at Windows' dark corners before and at some awesome features you may have forgotten about. Here are a few more of… » 3/24/14 3:03pm 3/24/14 3:03pm

Five Best VPN Service Providers

A VPN, or a Virtual Private Network, is a great tool to protect your privacy and security while you use the internet. Whether you're at home or using public Wi-Fi while traveling, the best combine great pricing with security features and privacy guarantees that make them worth your trust. This week, we're looking at… » 3/23/14 4:27pm 3/23/14 4:27pm

Popcorn Time Streams Movie Torrents from a Huge Library

Windows/OS X/Linux: Popcorn Time is a free, open-source tool for browsing, downloading, and watching movies. Browse the app's huge collection of movies and documentaries, pick one, and click play. The app torrents the movie, starts playing it immediately, and streams it while the download finishes in the background. » 3/16/14 2:48pm 3/16/14 2:48pm

Everything You Need to Know About the New Privacy-Focused Smartphones

A new generation of privacy-focused smartphones hit the scene at Mobile World Congress (MWC) last month. On the surface, they're all pretty exciting, but do you really need one of them to keep your data safe from prying eyes? Here's what you need to know. » 3/10/14 3:56pm 3/10/14 3:56pm

Eight Things You Can Discard to Downsize Your Life

How much stuff do we really need to lead a normal life? Not as much as you might think. In 2009 I moved into a 200-square-foot cottage. The rent and location were awesome, but there was one problem: Half my stuff didn't fit in the place. So I got rid of it. » 3/06/14 5:15pm 3/06/14 5:15pm

What to Do When You Just Don't Feel Like Working

If you've never had a day when you didn't have the energy or motivation to work on that thing you were supposed to be doing, tell us your secret. For the rest of us, Harvard Business Review highlights three common reasons we all procrastinate and their solutions. » 2/26/14 5:40pm 2/26/14 5:40pm