What To Do If You Lose the Master Password to Your Password Manager

Using a password manager is smart security. That’s nothing new. However, the best password managers keep your credentials locked behind a single "master" password that only you know. But what happens if you lose that master password? » 2/18/15 8:00am 2/18/15 8:00am

Don't Quit the Social Networks You Hate. Bend Them to Your Will

We get it: No one likes Facebook. Twitter is full of trolls. Social networks can be a pain, but they're also great ways to stay in touch with friends and talk to new people. Even so, every few weeks we hear from someone who wants to just "quit" Facebook altogether. Here's why that's a silly idea, and what you can do… » 2/04/15 8:00am 2/04/15 8:00am

These Flare Gas Trucks Get High on Their Own Supply

America is undergoing a fossil fuel renaissance thanks to a resurgent natural gas industry. But with many new wells being built far from existing oil pipelines, crews often vent excess gas. One such field in North Dakota is putting that gas to work running the company's fleet of field equipment. » 9/12/14 11:49am 9/12/14 11:49am

Chicago Wants To Install Superconducting Cable To End Power Outages

With the threat of terrorism and extreme weather perennially perched on the horizon, Chicago's getting creative with its infrastructure upgrades. The city's primary power company, Commercial Edison, is planning to install superconducting cables to prevent outages in the city center. Why doesn't every city do this? » 7/16/14 6:00pm 7/16/14 6:00pm

How to Make Your Own Bulk App Installer for OS X

The worst part about setting up a new Mac is finding and downloading all your software. It's time-consuming, boring, and usually feels like a waste of time. Thankfully, with just a little bit of setup, you can automate the whole process with Homebrew and Homebrew Cask so you never have to do it again. » 6/05/14 8:00am 6/05/14 8:00am

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How to Get the Best Features of Android KitKat Now

Android KitKat was just announced yesterday, and both carriers and manufacturers are already promising to roll it out as soon as possible. You don't have to sit around and wait though, you can get some of KitKat's newest and best features for the phone you already have, right now. Here's how. » 11/01/13 8:00am 11/01/13 8:00am

This Colossal Dam Keeps Russia's Capital City Above Water

When Tsar Peter the Great founded the former Russian capital city of Saint Petersburg more than 300 years ago, he intended it to provide a "window on the Baltic." Turns out, that window was more of a screen door. To protect itself, the city built a dam that took almost 300 years and $3.85 billion to complete. » 9/09/13 2:00pm 9/09/13 2:00pm

Are "Smart" Utility Meters to Blame for Customers' Wi-Fi SNAFUs?

The widespread installation of "Smart Meters" here in California has many people up in arms citing potential health and privacy issues. But in Maine, customers are concerned that these meters might also be affecting their home electronics. » 11/22/11 12:40am 11/22/11 12:40am

How San Diego Looks With the Lights Turned off

Yesterday, a sweeping power outage left six million people without power in the Southwest—including a huge swath of San Diegans. The result? An Emerald City that shined in patches, not flares. And it's actually kind of beautiful. » 9/09/11 12:40pm 9/09/11 12:40pm

New Power Cost Monitor Lets Anyone Use Microsoft Hohm

Microsoft Hohm, the energy usage-tracking web app, just got a whole lot easier to use. Microsoft and Blue Line Innovation have created a power meter reader so anyone can use Microsoft Hohm to see exactly how much money they're wasting. » 7/27/10 1:08pm 7/27/10 1:08pm

Microsoft Hohm Tracks Home Energy Usage via Webapp

Microsoft's Hohm lets people with participating energy providers track their energy usage online via a website. The end goal is to have the site give you tips on how to save energy and thus money. » 6/24/09 12:00pm 6/24/09 12:00pm

How To Keep Cool Without Going Broke This Summer

For many of us, air conditioning results in our biggest utility expense during the summer months. Well, summer is officially here, and so is Prof. Dealzmodo to lay some tips on you for keeping cool without going broke. » 6/23/09 4:00pm 6/23/09 4:00pm

Google PowerMeter Begins Rollout, Gives You One More Metric To Obsess…

Google PowerMeter, an online widget that monitors your home's power usage in real time, is one of those ideas that really should've caught on by now. Well, it's starting to! » 5/20/09 4:55am 5/20/09 4:55am

Green Tech Upgrades That Boost Home Values and Reduce Bills

Last week I provided a few basic green upgrades that can help you save money. This time around it's all about tech that will save money and potentially increase the value of your home. » 4/30/09 2:00pm 4/30/09 2:00pm

SetteMaxer Download Easily Tweaks Windows 7 Settings

If you are one of the many trying out the Windows 7 beta, you may be interested in downloading SetteMaster as a one stop shop for common performance tweaks. » 1/23/09 8:40pm 1/23/09 8:40pm