The Complete Guide to Choosing (or Building) the Perfect Standing Desk

Standing desks are popular, but choosing a good one is no easy task. You could go with a motorized, whole desk replacement, or DIY a simple solution. You could even buy an adjustable attachment to go on top of your existing desk. Let's talk about what you may need in a standing desk, what you can get for your… » 1/28/15 8:00am 1/28/15 8:00am

I Finally Switched to an Off-Contract Phone Plan, and It's Awesome

If you're tired of paying an arm and a leg only to be locked into a contract with Verizon or AT&T, an off-contract or prepaid plan is a great alternative—and it doesn't have as many downsides as you may think. » 11/21/14 8:00am 11/21/14 8:00am

Five Best Budget Computer Mice

A good computer mouse doesn't have to cost a ton of money, especially if you need it to travel, or you're on a budget. This week we're looking at five of the best mice on the market for around $20, based on your nominations. » 6/29/14 8:00am 6/29/14 8:00am

How to Spot a Counterfeit Apple Charger

You might think it doesn't matter what kind of charger you use with your phone, but a counterfeit charger can be much lower quality—not to mention unsafe. Here's how to tell the difference. » 5/22/14 6:00am 5/22/14 6:00am

Watch Out for These Misleading Computer Cables

Misleading cables are nothing new, but new ones are popping up all the time. The folks at Gamers Nexus detail three cables that aren't really what they seem. » 2/17/14 10:30am 2/17/14 10:30am

Get Amazon Add-on Items Shipped Without the $25 Minimum

Amazon's add-on items are very inexpensive, but they require you to order at least $25 of other items. If you want to get the item shipped by itself, Redditor Affinity2412 offers this hack: » 12/20/13 11:30am 12/20/13 11:30am

Eaby Finds Misspelled Items on Ebay for Cheaper Prices

Android: Believe it or not, one of the best ways to find great deals on Ebay is with auctions that have misspelled words. So a "Xbox Connect" instead of an "Xbox Kinect" might just go for a lot lesser since fewer people search for that. Eaby makes it easy to find such items on Android. » 12/15/13 12:00pm 12/15/13 12:00pm

​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 8:00am 11/08/13 8:00am

How to Choose, Buy, and Safely Use a Good Surge Protector

Most of us have more devices than we have plugs in the wall, which is why you'll likely find a surge protector behind most people's televisions and under our desks. However, not all surge protectors are alike, and some even put your gadgets at risk. We talked to an electrician to sort out how to tell the good ones… » 9/27/13 4:00am 9/27/13 4:00am

The Psychology of a Fanboy: Why You Keep Buying the Same Stuff

None of us want to admit it, but chances are we're all fanboys of something. Whether it's a particular brand of software, gadget, or anything else, we often rally behind companies and ideologies without even realizing it. Here's why we become fanboys and how to prevent it from happening to you. » 9/12/13 8:00am 9/12/13 8:00am

How to Get the Best Deals During This Week's Steam Sale

Steam's annual Winter Sale is on now, but before you go and empty your wallet, here are some helpful tips to make sure you get the most for your money and catch the titles you really want. » 6/19/14 11:05am 6/19/14 11:05am

Why I've Stopped Relying on Online Reviews for Everything I Buy

When it's time to make a big purchase, most of us rush to the internet in search of reviews and comparisons, so we can spend our money wisely...but then we rush out and buy one without actually trying it. Here's what I've started doing instead. » 7/09/13 5:00pm 7/09/13 5:00pm