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A Guide to the FBI's Guide to Twitter Slang

The FBI cares what you have to say on Twitter. It cares so much that it created an 83-page document about "Twitter Shorthand." The guide includes 2,800 entries that basically amount to every acronym known to man—along with quite a few that I didn't even know existed. » 6/17/14 5:40pm 6/17/14 5:40pm

How To Set Up All Your Kickass New Gear

Someone out there must think you're pretty special if you got such great gadgety goodness for Christmas. Now all you have to do get it up and running. Don't worry: we've got you covered. » 12/25/13 10:30am 12/25/13 10:30am

Here's a Guide to Last-Chance Store Hours

Still gotta go out and do some shopping? I'll bet plenty of us do, but now that its pretty much too late to do that wonderful online thing, it's time to hoof it to stores. You just have to make sure they'll be open first. Here's a handy little guide to help with that. » 12/22/12 6:00pm 12/22/12 6:00pm

The Memory Buyer's Guide: What's the Best RAM for My System?

RAM. How much do you need? How fast should it be? Are latencies important? Today, we'll be covering everything you need to know to get the right RAM for your system. » 9/01/11 5:00pm 9/01/11 5:00pm

How to Buy a Hard Drive: An Essential Guide

Do you need gigabytes or performance? Laptop upgrades or a screaming new gaming PC? We walk you through what you need to know to pick the right storage solution for your PC. » 8/25/11 10:40am 8/25/11 10:40am

The OS X Lion Survival Guide

Okay, so OS X Lion isn't perfect. But chances are that probably isn't going to stop you from picking it up. With that in mind, here's our guide to help you make the most of Apple's new OS. » 7/20/11 11:30am 7/20/11 11:30am

Army Gets How-To Guide for Zombie Invasion

One day in the not-too-distant future, a mindless horde of cannibalistic killing machines will come shambling through the streets of America. And when that day comes, the U.S. Army will be on it faster than you can scream "BRAAIIIINNSS!" » 6/22/11 10:00am 6/22/11 10:00am

Guide: Carefully Disassemble and Fix that Broken Canon 50mm Lens

So there's Memorial Day weekend BBQ in your Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens and it's ruined—shit happens! But instead of crying or buying another lens, you might take a stab at this disassembly guide for a (careful) fix. » 5/29/11 10:00am 5/29/11 10:00am

How to Find Love on Facebook

No doubt Facebook has changed dating more than any communication technology since the telephone. But are you stuck poking and messaging your way to true love? Come, learn the techniques of the expert Facebook dater. » 5/02/11 1:00pm 5/02/11 1:00pm

How to Not Suck on Twitter

If you're new to Twitter, or just want to figure the damn thing out, The Atlantic posted a pretty good guide on how Twitter works, and how to keep your followers interested. [The Atlantic] » 3/11/11 9:20pm 3/11/11 9:20pm

How To Setup All Your New Gadgets

The wrapping paper is gone. Your family has exited. The dust? Settled. So it's time to squeeze the most out of those terrific tech gifts you got—and we're here to help. Check below for our comprehensive setup guides. » 12/29/10 7:20pm 12/29/10 7:20pm

Where To Find the Best of the 36 SNL Seasons on Netflix Instant

Three months ago, Netflix announced they were adding the entirety of Saturday Night Live to Watch Instantly. They've finally (almost) done it! Splitsider's put together a handy guide to which of those 700 episodes belongs in your queue right now. » 12/22/10 1:40pm 12/22/10 1:40pm

Gifts for Those Perpetually Covered in Cat Hair

Don't let the name of this gift guide put you off—I haven't chosen 100 variations on the humble vacuum cleaner. Instead, there's seven smart, useful and stylish presents for the cat-lovers amongst us. Don't hide—I can see you. » 12/11/10 2:00pm 12/11/10 2:00pm

Masterful Gifts for the 21st Century Artist

It's a renaissance out there and 21st century artists have better be prepared. Whether your loved ones are aspiring creative professionals or just wanting to take the baby steps into digital art world, you'll find the tools for them here. » 11/26/10 10:00am 11/26/10 10:00am

What Your Weed Smoking Choices Say About You

Today California's Prop 19 could possibly (but probably won't) make smoking pot in the state legal. It seems like everyone smokes these days, but what can we learn about a person's character based on how they choose to smoke? » 11/02/10 5:44pm 11/02/10 5:44pm

How To Pick the Right Android Keyboard For YOU

There are tons of ways to tap text into your Android (y'know, when you're not just talking to it). CareAce looked at the stock 2.1 keyboard, Better, Swype Beta, TouchPal, SwiftKey Beta, and ThickButtons and sorted out what's what. » 9/02/10 10:00pm 9/02/10 10:00pm

Should I Buy an iPhone 4?

The one question Apple never answers at keynotes—their opinion is implicit—is always the most pertinent: Should I buy this new thing? Here's a simple guide: » 6/07/10 5:49pm 6/07/10 5:49pm

How To: Try Android Froyo On Your Computer

Google's next version of Android, 2.2 "Froyo", is obviously a huge step, and we've done what we can to explain what's so great about it. But enough reading, why not try it for yourself? » 5/22/10 12:30pm 5/22/10 12:30pm

How to Force Anyone to Follow You on Twitter

Follow this dead-simple guide to force any Twitter user—from Oprah to Kutcher—to follow you. No, seriously. (Update: Here's what happened.) » 5/10/10 12:32pm 5/10/10 12:32pm