Field Guide Needs You! Send Us Your Nagging Questions About Your Tech

Field Guide’s mission is to help you get more out of your technology, whether that’s tips for your favorite apps, round-ups of the best tools for a particular task or in-depth guides to achieving a particular goal. From stretching out battery life to kid-proofing an iPad, we’ve covered a lot of ground over the last… »9/23/15 2:55pm9/23/15 2:55pm

Minnesota Just Became the First State to Ban Anti-Bacterial Soap

If you've ever washed your hands with anti-bacterial soap, there's a good chance you were rubbing yourself down with a chemical called triclosan—a chemical that's been proven to be harmful in humans in recent years. Now, Minnesota has become the first state to officially ban it. And yours could be next. »5/20/14 1:40pm5/20/14 1:40pm

What if the rest of the alien universe was terrified of humans?

In almost every sci-fi movie worth re-watching, it seems that us humans are always less technologically advanced, dumber and only serve as a mere speed bump into an alien race eliminating humans to take over our planet and suck Earth dry of its resources. We're always the weaker ones in alien wars. Well, what if we're… »1/09/14 10:45pm1/09/14 10:45pm

How Hot Does It Get Inside a Parked Car? (Spoiler: SO FREAKING HOT)

It's summer. It's stinking hot. And for any silly person who leaves their pets (or any imbecile who leaves their kids) inside a parked car, watch this video where a doctor traps himself inside a parked car to see how how it gets. Even with all four windows cracked down a bit, the car temperature reaches 117 degrees… »7/03/13 1:00am7/03/13 1:00am

PSA: Don't Let Your Friends Sign Into Google On Your Computer

In the summer of 2010 Google rolled out multiple log-ins. It was a fabulous thing for those who didn't want to run multiple browsers in order to have simultaneous access to Google-powered personal and work accounts. Merging your own accounts is one thing, but can you imagine accidentally merging yours with someone… »6/03/13 3:20pm6/03/13 3:20pm