Why Daylight Saving Time Is Pointless

Ugh. You're up an hour early, your body hates you for it, and even a gallon of coffee can't get your day on track. Daylight saving sucks. But you know the worst part? It doesn't have to be like this. » 3/09/15 7:30am 3/09/15 7:30am

This Huge Engineering Project May Be Our Best Chance At Colonizing Space

Space colonization has reached an impasse, for reasons far more fundamental than a lack of money for the Space Shuttle program. There is simply no way humans can travel easily offworld without using massive amounts of rocket fuel to escape the gravity well — and that's both expensive and environmentally… » 2/04/15 11:30am 2/04/15 11:30am

How to Beat TWC and Comcast's Bullshit Modem Rental Fees 

The only thing worse than paying out the tuchus for unreliable internet from Time Warner Cable and Comcast is being forced pay a monthly rental fee for a modem you need to access that crappy internet. Happy New Year! The fees on both TWC and Comcast are going up yet again. Here's how to buy your own modem so you can… » 1/02/15 12:45pm 1/02/15 12:45pm

The Scientific Formula for Perfect Eggnog

Have you ever felt like making boozy eggnog is a total crapshoot? Half the time you get a smooth and delicious cocktail, and half the time it's a lumpy, curdled mess. What gives? » 12/25/14 5:00pm 12/25/14 5:00pm

How to Set Up Your New iPhone the Right Way

You got a new iPhone! Maybe it's a slightly bigger iPhone 6 or a bigger-still 6 Plus. Either way, what now? Here's what you need to get started with your new iPhone, whether you're a first-timer or an iOS pro. » 12/25/14 11:00am 12/25/14 11:00am

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone: The Always Up-to-Date Guide [iOS 8.1]

Jailbreaking is a process that changes little by little with each iOS upgrade. Rather than always publishing new guides, we're simply going to keep this one up to date. If you want to jailbreak your iOS device, you've come to the right page. » 10/31/14 11:00am 10/31/14 11:00am

7 Half-Assed, Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

You hate Halloween. Now you have to go to a party, and you don't have the guts to not dress up. You're screwed, but don't worry, not so screwed that you can't make a good showing. » 10/31/14 9:48am 10/31/14 9:48am

Top-Secret Space Plane Lands After Almost 2 Years In Orbit

The U.S. Air Force's top secret X-37B Space Plane made a not-so-secret return to Earth this morning, landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California after an impressive 674 days in orbit. » 10/17/14 4:08pm 10/17/14 4:08pm

8 Uses for Your Outdated iPad

With iPad Air 2 preorders starting today, you might be ready to kick your old tablet to the curb. But when the march of technology sends your slate to the junk drawer, don't just sell it off. Recycle it into a high-powered specialist device. » 10/17/14 10:04am 10/17/14 10:04am

The Best Alternative for Every Pre-Loaded iPhone App

The iPhone comes with a bunch of apps you never use. Some of them are poorly implemented. Others are lacking important features. Fortunately, there's a whole world of developers offering some very viable third-party alternatives. You still can't delete the apps your iPhone comes with, but here are some alternatives… » 9/27/14 12:00pm 9/27/14 12:00pm

What Is the LRAD Sound Cannon?

Protests in Ferguson, Missouri have reached a terrifying fever pitch, and the ludicrously armed Ferguson Police Department is bringing all its crowd-control weapons to bear, tear gas, stun grenades, rubber bullets, you name it. One of the more controversial of those is the LRAD Sound Cannon. So what's the harm in a… » 8/14/14 11:40am 8/14/14 11:40am

Bourbon Chocolate Bunnies: Make Your Easter Basket Boozy

Easter egg hunts were fine and good when you were a kid and sugar was the only rush you needed. But it's time to set the Peeps aside. It's time to get drunk the Easter way. » 4/20/14 8:00pm 4/20/14 8:00pm

A Brief History of Easter Eggs in Tech

The Easter egg—as in a hidden surprise or in-joke, not the chocolate treat—can be dated back to the last Russian imperial family who gifted people with jewel-encrusted Fabergé eggs containing additional surprises tucked away inside. » 4/20/14 5:00pm 4/20/14 5:00pm

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

How To Order Internet Delivery During a Blizzard and Not Be a Dick

If you live in the blizzard-ridden United States, you might be looking out your window at a harsh, desolate, snowy wasteland. Cars in the middle of the street. Frosty despair. But you're also hungry. Here's how to order in, guilt-free. » 1/03/14 10:30am 1/03/14 10:30am

How to Make the Switch from iOS to Android

You've been hanging back, waffling back and forth. Android or iPhone? But it's decision time, and you've made the call: it's time to trade in the Cupertino Kool-Aid for some Kit Kats. Here's how to do it right. » 12/25/13 8:40am 12/25/13 8:40am

How to Make the Switch from Android to iOS

Android is a fine OS, but the lure of a new iPhone may be too much to resist. If you're going to make the switch, you won't want to leave any scrap of your precious mobile identity in Android's cold robotic embrace. Here's how to pack up everything you'll need to bring to your new life in Apple's walled garden. » 12/25/13 8:35am 12/25/13 8:35am

Windows 8 Survival Guide: All the Tips, Tricks, and Workarounds

Windows 8 is out, and Microsoft's army of touchscreen devices has made its way into many people's hands. It's a huge change from what you're used to. And we're here to get you through it. » 12/25/13 8:30am 12/25/13 8:30am

How to Take Holiday Photos That Don't Suck

Holiday family gatherings are the ripest events of year for photo-documentation. Rather than leaving the task to Aunt Edna, take those reins yourself. You can capture the finest damn pictures this family has ever seen! » 12/21/13 12:00pm 12/21/13 12:00pm