Americans confirm Japanese scientific research on how to eat a burger

We know that Japanese researchers claim to have found the perfect way to eat a burger, one that guarantees perfect bites and doesn't get you or your plate dirty. But does it really work? America—the land of the burger—had to confirm it. It works! » 2/12/14 1:29am 2/12/14 1:29am

How to Bet on the Super Bowl Online (Without Getting in Trouble)

The legality of online sports betting exists in a sort of shrouded grey fog of possibly questionable behavior. However, there are still plenty of quality offshore operations that are willing to take your bets and pay out your winnings. If you want to know how to bet on sports online—like, say, for the Super Bowl—we'll… » 2/01/14 1:05pm 2/01/14 1:05pm

Computer Manufacturers Ranked: How to Pick a Laptop That Won't Fail

With so many options available, picking the right laptop can prove awfully difficult. How do you know you'll end up with a reliable model? Or one that will last you at least three years without feeling outdated? While you can't predict the future, you can use information from the past to figure out your best bet before … » 11/19/13 2:39pm 11/19/13 2:39pm

The Trick That Lets You Set Your Hotel Thermostat to Any Temp You Want

Just like "close door" elevator buttons and press-to-walk street signs, hotel thermostats are a notorious public placebo. You see the rig on the wall and get to feel like you have some modicum of control, but in reality, that thermostat will only let you go to 72, maybe 70 if you're lucky. But after that, it's… » 11/12/13 12:20pm 11/12/13 12:20pm

​How to Use Amazon Glacier as a Dirt Cheap Backup Solution

Not too long ago, Amazon introduced Glacier, an online storage/archiving solution that starts at just a penny per GB per month. Depending on your storage needs, Amazon Glacier could be the most cost-efficient way to back up your data for a lifetime. Here's what you need to know about it and how to set it up. » 11/08/13 12:16pm 11/08/13 12:16pm

How to Optimize Your Mac for Gaming

You may not immediately think "gaming" when you think "Mac," but there are tons of games for the Mac these days, and some of the most popular PC games are also available for OS X. Let's take a look at a few ways to make those games run as smoothly as possible. » 10/25/13 8:25am 10/25/13 8:25am

Make Your Own Awesome Inception-Style Room for $350

With its $160 million budget, Inception's special effects—the floating hallway scene in particular—are pretty damn impressive. But take away the funds, the crew, the computers, and what do you have left? Videographer Justin Fredrick Clark's very own (and equally incredible) gravity defying room—which he built entirely… » 9/23/13 5:20pm 9/23/13 5:20pm

How to Harness Solar Energy to Make Your Own Post-Apocalyptic Keys

We all know the world's going to end at some point, and sure, maybe it's not entirely "likely" to happen anytime soon—but better safe than sorry. So assuming you've already been working diligently on your underground, radiation-proof bunker, what's going to happen when you need extra keys made with nary a (non-zombie)… » 8/26/13 2:40pm 8/26/13 2:40pm

How to Encrypt Your Email and Keep Your Conversations Private

Between constant password breaches and the NSA looking in on everything you do, you've probably got privacy on the mind lately. If you're looking for a little personal privacy in your communications with friends and loved ones, or you just want to trust that the documents you email to your accountant or client aren't… » 8/14/13 3:11pm 8/14/13 3:11pm

An Amazingly Simple Way To Test If a Battery Is Dead

It turns out that when the alkaline in a battery wears down, it produces a gas that fills the inside. So if you've got a box of random batteries you want to test, and don't have access to a voltmeter or any other device, you can simply drop them vertically a short distance onto a hard surface. A charged battery will… » 8/14/13 2:20pm 8/14/13 2:20pm

How to Find Out If Your Flight Has Wi-Fi, and How Much It'll Cost

Nowadays many planes come with internet access for an arguably small fee. Some airlines offer Wi-Fi across their entire fleet while others only on certain types of planes and flights. If you want to find out if you can stay connected during your flight, you only need to know where to look. » 7/17/13 2:57pm 7/17/13 2:57pm

How to Overclock Your Video Card and Boost Your Gaming Performance

Overclocking—or running your hardware at higher speeds than it was designed to run—is one of the best ways to boost your gaming performance. Here's how to overclock your video card and get faster, smoother games without spending a dime. » 6/11/13 4:52pm 6/11/13 4:52pm

How to Choose the Best Mechanical Keyboard (and Why You'd Want To)

Mechanical keyboards, or keyboards with full, individual switches under every key, have exploded in popularity recently, although the technology inside is as old as the keyboard itself. There's really no substitute for that solid, clicking sensation under your fingers as you type, and the satisfying sound each key… » 6/04/13 3:56pm 6/04/13 3:56pm

How to Clean Out Your Overflowing Hard Drive and Get Your Space Back

Hard drives get messy. You save files and forget them, download huge chunks of data that pile up, and change your naming schemes a hundred times. It's spring, though, so why not do a little tidying up? » 5/30/13 5:19pm 5/30/13 5:19pm