Why You Should Resist the Overwhelming Urge to Torment Your Cat With a Cucumber

So you’ve probably seen that viral video showing cats having the bejeezus scared out of them by a particularly snake-like vegetable: the lowly cucumber. Hilarious, right? Sure—if you’re a human. As a veterinary technician points out, this trending activity could cause lasting psychological problems for your feline… »11/20/15 7:39pm11/20/15 7:39pm

Five Smartphone Battery Myths, Explained

Over just a few years, the batteries in our smartphones have changed a lot. That means those old tips to stretch out your battery life just aren’t as true as they once were, yet we still share them like they’re gospel. Before telling someone to disable Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, let’s shed some light on those old myths. »11/08/15 2:48pm11/08/15 2:48pm

Five Best Ways to Send Money to Other People Online

Sending money online, whether you’re splitting the check at lunch, paying your share of the bills, or buying something via Craigslist, is easier now than it’s ever been. There are tons of services that make it easy to transfer money with a phone number or email address. This week we’re looking at five of the best,… »6/01/15 6:42am6/01/15 6:42am

Use the Palm Test to Figure Out If Your Grill Is the Right Temperature

Knowing when to put the food on the grill and when to wait or turn down the heat makes all the difference between a perfectly cooked burger and the under-cooked or hockey puck kind. Here’s a quick test to get the timing right. »5/31/15 8:31am5/31/15 8:31am

Household Repairs You Can Totally Handle Yourself

Ah, the joys of owning a home: wonky doors, stuck windows, and cracks in the drywall. These projects are annoying, but all too easy to ignore in favor of the big stuff—but you can probably handle them yourself in a single weekend. Here are nine common household repairs and how to fix them, no experience nece. »5/27/15 6:10pm5/27/15 6:10pm

Why Chrome Uses So Much Freaking RAM

Chrome may be the best browser around, but it eats up your PC’s RAM like turkey on Thanksgiving. If you’ve ever looked at your task manager, you’ve probably flipped out at the sheer number of Chrome processes and the memory they hog. Here’s why Chrome uses so much RAM, and how to curb its gluttony. »5/27/15 10:24am5/27/15 10:24am

Jumping Ship from Photoshop to Pixelmator: A Switcher's Guide

Pixelmator is now our favorite image editing app for Mac because it's incredibly cheap ($29.99) and almost as powerful as the far more expensive Adobe Photoshop. But if you're coming over from Photoshop, you'll notice that things work a bit differently. Let's take a look at how to do some of the most common Photoshop… »3/14/15 8:33pm3/14/15 8:33pm

How to Pick Your Next Android Phone: 2015 Edition

Fun fact: there are roughly seven different model Android phones per human on the planet. While that statement isn't actually true, it seems close. Since you've got things to do, here's what matters when buying a new Android phone. »3/12/15 5:03pm3/12/15 5:03pm