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Google will announce hardware on October 9, new Pixel phones expected

Save the date: Google will announce new hardware on October 9 in New York City. The date and venue are a change of pace considering the past two October events took place on October 4 in San Francisco. More>>

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The long-awaited Brilliant Control smart home panel is finally available

Brilliant's long-anticipated smart home panel, called Brilliant Control, promises an easy installation process and offers voice control over all kinds of connected devices in your home. It is now available to consumers. More>>

Set yourself ABB-free with merged smart home, security, and entertainment system

Switzerland-based ABB's integrated smart home control platform launched at the CEDIA Expo in San Diego and focuses on integrating all home systems with a unified interface. ABB-free@home is compatibile with Alexa, Sonos,... More>>

Google Home partners with KB Homes to make houses smarter

KB Home has partnered with Google to provide a smart home system compatible with an ever-growing number of devices. The KB Smart Home System will debut in select communities throughout the country. More>>

How to take a screenshot on a PC

Capturing a screenshot of your desktop is easier than you might think, but it's the kind of thing you'll probably need to know. Here are the three basic ways take a screenshot on a PC, using both built-in utilities and... More>>

I loaded my condo with tech — and discovered smart homes still need a lot of work

I’ve lived in the Digital Trends smart apartment for six months. I found things I loved about it -- and also things I loathed about it. More>>

Xbox-specific Alexa skills let you start console with your voice

Fans of the Xbox Kinect can rejoice. A set of new Alexa and Cortana skills allow players to control the Xbox One with their voice. Users can launch games, control the volume, and much more. More>>

Researchers warn smart home appliances could be used to attack power grids

Security researchers at Princeton warn that cyber-attackers could hijack unsecured smart home appliances and turn them into a massive botnet that could target and take down power grids. More>>

This tiny house produced in the Alps opens up to the skies

Tiny homes are all the rage in Europe and a small French company is manufacturing transportable tiny homes with solar panels, a rainwater collection system, and a roof that can open up to the skies. More>>

I ran into LG’s Cloi robot at the airport in South Korea. Here’s what happened

After meeting LG’s Cloi robot at an airport in South Korea, the experience was both entrancing and underwhelming. The moving and talking robot may be cool, but does it have a place in our future? More>>

How to change your Google background

Did you know that you can change how your Google search home page looks? It's a simple process to pick a new theme: We'll show you how to change your Google background, what to look for in themes, and how to download your... More>>

How to convert a PDF file to Excel

If you have a PDF file full of useful data you'd love to extract into an Excel document, we're here to help. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps for how to convert a PDF into an Excel document. More>>

Smooth operator: What can you do with a blender versus a food processor?

While blenders and food processors have many similarities, they often serve two very different purposes. Depending on what your needs are, you might want one or both. Let's break down the differences. More>>

How to download YouTube videos

If you need to learn how to download YouTube videos, this guide will take you through it step by step. We have picked the best solutions both online and off, letting you choose the one that's right for you. More>>

Adobe survey finds digital assistants, smart speakers are popular with shoppers

It seems like voice assistants and smart speakers are everywhere these days and it turns out they are -- a new survey of more than 1,000 consumers finds that usage is expanding and adoption rates are growing. More>>

The best washing machines you can buy

It takes a special kind of person to love doing laundry, but the right machine can help make this chore a little easier. Check out our picks for the best washing machines on the market right now. More>>

The best dishwashers you can buy right now

Tired of doing dishes by hand? Take a look at our picks of the four best dishwashers currently available and let a machine do the dirty work for you. They’ll do a much better job, anyway. More>>

The Neato D7 Connected robot vacuum just got a better memory, and a lot smarter

Neato Robotics recently announced a free update to its D7 Connected robot vacuum. As of this week, owners of this smart vacuum will have access to two new features – Multiple Floor Plan Mapping and Quick Boost charging. More>>

The best coffee makers you can buy

Whether you're looking for a simple coffee maker to get you through the morning or a high-end brewer that will impress your taste buds and your friends, you'll find some of the best coffee makers around on this list. More>>

How to pick the perfect lens to breathe new life into your DSLR or mirrorless camera

Want to upgrade your camera lens, but not sure where to start? Our camera lens buying guide takes you through the world of interchangeable lenses and helps remove a little of the intimidation that comes with buying cameras... More>>

How to record the screen on your iPhone in a few easy steps

Need to show your parents how to send an Animoji? Or maybe you want to help someone set up their email account. We detail how to record the screen on your iPhone or iPad in a few basic steps. More>>

Kroger’s Ship leaves the dock with curated products and special deals

The Kroger retail food and grocery store chain launched Kroger Ship, a direct-to-customer delivery service in four U.S. cities this week. Customer orders placed on the internet will be delivered to homes from Kroger... More>>

Ecobee’s Peak Relief saves money and reduces energy usage when demand is high

With Ecobee's smart thermostat Peak Relief feature, utility customers with Time of Use rates will be able to stay comfortable while saving money. Peak Relief will analyze customer preferences and other factors to avoid... More>>

The best iRobot Roomba deals to make cleaning your home a breeze

Keep your home clean without lifting a finger using a robot vacuum cleaner. These nine iRobot Roomba deals not only help you keep your home tidy, but many also come with advanced features such as automatic scheduling and... More>>

NYC startup Roomrs is renting smart apartments to young professionals at insanely low rates

An apartment management company in New York City called Roomrs is offering young professionals furnished smart apartments at reasonable rates to help them better navigate life in the big city. More>>

Cut the calories with the best air fryers of 2018

What is this magical mechanism? It's an air fryer, and when used correctly, it can mimic the effects of frying, only using just a little bit of oil. You still get that crispy, golden exterior and the fluffy center. More>>

YaDoggie Fresh is human-grade dog food you cook in your Instant Pot

You've always known that your four-legged fur monster was more than just a pet, and now, you can prove it. After all, what says love quite like making your dog its food in the same appliance that you use to feed your family? More>>

How to unpair an Apple Watch

Has your Apple Watch seen better days? Do you want to replace it, resell it, or give it to a friend? First, you have to unpair it from your devices and erase the settings. We'll show you exactly how to do it. More>>

The best DIY home security systems

Looking for the best DIY Home security systems? These security kits will help you feel safer in no time. Check out our top pick and full list to see which kit will work best for your home. More>>

The best Google Home-compatible devices

Google Home is a voice-controlled speaker built to compete with the Amazon Echo. It can currently control lights, switches, and thermostats from select partners. Here's a list of Google Home-compatible devices. More>>

How to clear cookies

Cookies are useful when it comes to saving your login credentials and other data, but they can also be used by advertisers to track your browsing habits across multiple sites. Here's how to clear cookies in the major... More>>

Pixel Stand may turn your phone into an Assistant-powered smart screen

Google may be working on a new accessory for the Pixel phone which turns the device into a smart screen, complete with a display to visualize Google Assistant interactions. It's being rumored as the Pixel Stand, and it may... More>>

The best Alexa-enabled devices

Ever since Amazon added the Dot, Tap, and Show to its Echo lineup, Alexa-enabled devices have exploded. Here's a guide to everything Alexa can control in your smart home, from lights to locks to appliances. More>>

HelloFresh delivers on delicious for fans of American fare

There are so many meal kits out there. How do you choose? In our quest to find the perfect meal kit, we're testing them out one by one. Here are our thoughts on HelloFresh, a meal kit that is great for families. More>>

How to clean a washing machine

Have a dirty washing machine? If you don't clean your machine properly, you can damage your machine and your clothes. Here's how to clean your washer, no matter which model or design you have. More>>

Alexa takes a cue from Google with its new Amazon Cast streaming feature

On Thursday, Amazon debuted a new feature called Amazon Cast, which allows users to decide what's playing on their Alexa-enabled speakers from their phone. It sounds a lot like Google Cast. More>>

This KitchenAid Tilt-Head Stand Mixer is insanely discounted for a short time

The Best Buy Black Friday in July sale is in full swing, and surprisingly, the best deal is on a mixer. From now until Saturday, July 28, you can pick up a KitchenAid Tilt-Head Stand Mixer for just $180 from Best Buy. More>>

Here’s where to download audiobooks for free

Finding free audiobooks can be tough -- especially ones that are worth your time. Thankfully, we've rounded up the best sites to download audiobooks for free, whether you want to listen online or off. More>>

The best video doorbells of 2018

When it comes to knowing who's at your door before you actually open it, there's nothing better than a video doorbell. Plus, you can "answer" the door even if you're not home. Here are some of our favorites. More>>

Google Assistant now lets you set Custom Routines to help optimize your life

Ever since the A.I.-powered helper stole the show at CES 2018, Google Assistant has been proving that it's a force to be reckoned with in the smart assistant realm. The latest useful feature to be added to its arsenal is... More>>

How to get Android apps on a Chromebook

Good news: You can now get Android apps on your Chromebook! Google has enabled the Google Play Store app support on its Chrome OS and Chromebook hardware, so to help get you started, here's our guide on how to get Android... More>>

The best food-delivery apps that bring deliciousness to you

Not everyone wants to venture outside their door for food. With the right app, you can get your meal delivered to your door. We've rounded up the best food delivery apps that will let you wait for dinner on your couch. More>>

Suck up the savings with these vacuum cleaners on sale for $100 or less

Need some help cleaning up around the house? We've picked out 10 great vacuum cleaner deals available on Amazon right now, from full-sized upright models to robot vacs, to give you a hand and save you some money. More>>

How to right-click on a Mac

The Mac is famous for its simplified mouse, which lacks a right-click button. But right-clicking is still often necessary. So, how do you do it? Our guide will teach you how to right-click on a Mac, no matter your hardware. More>>

How to clean a microwave

If you don't regularly clean your microwave, it's time. The process is easy and only requires things you have around the house. We'll walk you through a simple step-by-step guide on how to give it a deep clean. More>>

How to win Fortnite Battle Royale

Finding it difficult to win a round of Fortnite? This guide lays down advanced tips that can help every player earn the elusive victory royale, either solo or in a squad. More>>

Alexa-enabled devices will play better together thanks to ‘ESP’

Your Amazon Alexa-enabled devices are about to become better friends. A couple years ago, Amazon rolled out a feature called ESP -- that's Echo Spatial Perception, not extrasensory perception. Now, it's available on the... More>>

How to password protect an Excel file

Excel documents are used by people and businesses all over the world. Given how often they contain sensitive information, it makes sense to keep them from the wrong eyes. Thankfully, it's easy to secure them with a password. More>>

Home printer buying guide: How to choose a printer that best fits your needs

Inkjet or laser? Do you need an all-in-one? Do you need a network capable printer? What is duplex printing and do you need it? We cover all of these topics and more in our home printer buying guide. More>>

Kasa smart home brand hits the great outdoors with a new weatherproof cam

Smart home manufacturer TP-Link is expanding its smart home offerings with a new high-definition outdoor security cam and an expanded Wi-Fi plug that offers dual use from a single socket. More>>

The Looking Glass brings us closer than ever to Star Wars-like holograms

We're inching closer to recreating the iconic scene in Star Wars of Princess Leia calling out to Obi-Wan for help. A Brooklyn company has created the Looking Glass, a holographic display that lets you see 3D content... More>>

Becoming a smart city takes more than sensors and buzzwords

What makes a smart city? We asked some experts, and they all agree: No city is really there, yet, but many cities are looking to the future. More>>

Goldfish, Ritz crackers, and Swiss Rolls are being recalled over salmonella scare

Pepperidge Farm, has announced that one of its ingredient suppliers notified the company that whey powder in a seasoning used in four types of the cracker has been recalled due to a potential presence of salmonella. More>>

Best home security cameras under $100

Looking for a low-cost, powerful security camera for your home? These excellent cams and multi-cam systems are affordable and loaded with the latest features. Check out the best home security cameras under $100. More>>

Here’s how to save time by setting up ‘visual’ voicemail on an iPhone

Did you just get a new iPhone? Don't forget to set up visual voicemail. We'll show you how to set up voicemail on an iPhone in just a couple of minutes so you can see and organize your voicemails. More>>

Miele’s meal kit shows you how to microwave dinner in the 21st century

Last year, we introduced you to Miele's Dialog Oven, a unique appliance that relies upon electromagnetic waves. Now, 12 months later, Miele is back with its latest offering -- meals that are meant to be made in the Dialog. More>>

Newly independent Arlo’s latest smart products make your front door more secure

It's been nearly half a year since Arlo left the Netgear nest and officially became its own company, and now the smart home device maker is showing what it can do as a solo act with its new audio doorbell and chime. More>>

Beat the heat this spring and summer with these air conditioner deals

Now is the perfect time to save some money on portable air conditioners, before the dog days of summer arrive. Enjoy savings of more than 30 percent on new AC units from brand-name makers like Frigidaire and Black &... More>>

How to clean a dishwasher in a few easy steps

It's actually pretty important to clean a dishwasher from time to time. Luckily, it takes no work and doesn't have to be done very often. Here's how to clean a dishwasher in a few simple steps. More>>

How to use a blue light filter on your phone

Phone makers are taking the potentially disruptive effects of blue light more seriously nowadays. This guide will explain how to use Night Shift on an iPhone and how to filter out blue light on an Android phone. More>>

The funniest things to ask Alexa

Amazon's Alexa voice assistant has a wide repertoire of funny responses, jokes, and hidden replies that you can have fun with. Here are the best funny things to ask Alexa, and examples of what her responses are. More>>

Sun Basket meal kits make sophisticated food simple

Considering a meal kit? Sun Basket might be a good choice. With 20 rotating meals to choose from every week and interesting flavor profiles, you’ll find delicious food with simple steps. More>>

Here’s how — and why — to use Safe mode with an Android phone

When you have an issue with your phone, Safe mode can help you determine whether a third-party app is to blame. If you’re wondering how to access it, or how to turn the feature off in Android, then you have come to the... More>>

Here’s how to clean an oven without harsh chemicals

Cleaning your oven kind of sucks, but unless you do it on a somewhat regular basis, the food and grease is going to keep get more baked on. Here's how to clean an oven, inside and outside, no matter what kind you have. More>>

Silverware handles up or down? Dishwasher experts settle it once and for all

When it comes to loading dishwashers, are you on #TeamHandlesUp, or #TeamHandlesDown? We asked some experts to find out which is the correct way of doing it to settle the debate once and for all. More>>

Here’s how to unlock your phone automatically with Android Smart Lock

Tired of unlocking your smartphone with a PIN or passcode? Android Smart Lock unlocks it automatically using your location, face, and more. Here's how to set it up, and everything you need to know about it. More>>

How to make a Minecraft server

Whether you're hosting a server for a few friends or launching a massive effort to recreate your favorite show's world, you've got options for hosting your own Minecraft Server. More>>

How to install fonts in Windows 10

Want to know how to install fonts in Windows 10? Here's our guide on two easy ways to get the job done, no matter how many you want to add to your existing catalog, plus instructions for deleting fonts in the process. More>>

How to appear offline on Xbox One

Sometimes, you just don't want to be bothered while you're playing video games. If you're having one of those reclusive days, we have instructions on how to appear offline on Xbox One. More>>

How to find the IP address of your router

Changing the login information for your router isn't always easy, that's why so many have that little card on the back. But in order to use it, you need to know where to go. Here's how to find the IP address of your router. More>>

Allergies acting up? The six best air purifiers on the market can offer relief

Indoor air is often more contaminated than the air outside, which can cause an array of health issues over time. Luckily, these five air purifiers can easily rid your home or office of unwanted allergens and contaminants. More>>

Amazon Echo vs. Dot: What’s the difference?

Amazon Echo vs. Dot: Having Alexa answer your questions is nothing short of futuristic, but which device should you get? There are some big differences between the two, especially in size, sound, and cost. More>>

How to set up your Google Home device in 10 easy steps

This device can do a whole lot, from playing music to reading the weather to controlling your smart home devices. We break down how to set up your Google Home so that you can get started enjoying all the things this... More>>

How how to easily log in to multiple Gmail accounts at once

Switching between multiple Gmail accounts is quick and easy once you know how to do it. We'll walk you through the process of logging in to multiple Gmail accounts on your phone and computer. More>>

How to turn off targeted ads in Google

Google updated its "Ad Settings," and now you can get rid of personalized ads that are targeted just for you. The process is fast and simple, leaving you with a sense of relief that Google won't know everything about you. More>>

Oscar the A.I. trash can sorts your garbage and recyclables

Autonomous, an office furniture company, announced a Kickstarter campaign for Oscar, an A.I.-based device that sorts recyclables and garbage. Environmentally conscious owners will have the chance to assist with additional... More>>

How to block a number in Android

Telemarketer or persistent ex won't leave you alone? Here's how to block a number in Android, whether you want to do so with native features or mobile apps such as Mr. Number or Should I Answer? More>>

Best cold brew coffee makers

A great cold brew deserves a great brew maker for measuring, steeping and pouring. We've taken a look and found the best cold brew coffee makers, from larger models that can hold a lot of brew to small personal carafes and... More>>

In the market for an Instant Pot? These are the four best

They're perfect for people who don't have the kitchen space to store all kinds of appliances, minimalists who want to keep their homes lean and mean, and home cooks who love the versatility that an Instant Pot offers. More>>

Here’s how to download podcasts and listen to them on Android or iOS

Podcasts have become a cultural staple. Here's how to download podcasts and listen to them on your Android or iOS device, and which apps to use if you're looking to get the most out of the format. More>>

The best ways to reuse or recycle an old Android or iOS device

many of us are bound to have some old Android or iOS devices that we're simply not using. Why not put them to good use? Here are some of the very best ways to reuse or recycle an older phone or tablet. More>>

GoSun Fusion combines solar power with electric heating for outdoor cooking

We're no strangers to GoSun's lineup of solar-powered ovens. The company has created and crowdfunded its unique outdoor cookware since 2013. Five years later, it's back again with its latest project, the GoSun Fusion. More>>

How to make a to-do list with Google Home

You can make lists with your voice using Google Home, but it takes a little work. Here's how to make a to-do list with Google Home by linking the right apps to your Home device and uses the phrases you need to create your... More>>

Electrolux, SideChef to bring customized recipes app to Asia-Pacific market

Electrolux and SideChef teamed up to make a cooking and recipe app for Singapore, Australia, and other Asia-Pacific countries that will offer local and international dishes tailored to each country's diverse needs. More>>

The best home security systems

Looking for the best home security systems for your house? These systems offer the best mix of devices, smart features, monitoring services, and fees that you can afford (plus good customer service reports). More>>

How to convert a PDF to JPG

Converting file formats can be an absolute pain, but it doesn't have to be. We've put together a comprehensive guide on how to convert a PDF to JPG, no matter which operating system you're running. More>>

Common Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus problems and how to fix them

There is nothing much worse than an issue with your beloved phone. If your Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus has been acting up, check out our list of common Galaxy S9 problems and the solutions to fix your issues. More>>

How to convert a PDF file into a Word document

PDF files are great, but few document types are as malleable as those specific to Microsoft Word. Here's how to convert a PDF file into a Word document, whether you prefer to use Adobe's software suite or a freemium... More>>

Plated vs. Blue Apron: Which is better?

When meal kit deliveries first came onto the scene a few years ago, the meals were relatively simple. But today, there is a wide array of meal kit delivery options to choose from. Which one is right for you, Plated or Blue... More>>

17 Tips and tricks for better digital photography

Exposure isn't the only aspect of photography worth considering. Here, we lay out 17 tips culled from tried-and-true professionals, whether you're looking to better your composition or get a better handle on lighting. More>>

Repainting a room sucks, so I tried to see if tech could make it any easier

One of the hardest parts of painting your home, beyond the actual chore itself, is picking a color. There are some online tools that will help you coordinate your trim and accents or just help you narrow down from “light... More>>

How to use BlackBerry’s Privacy Shade

You want to stop someone reading your emails over your shoulder? With BlackBerry's Privacy shade feature on the KeyOne and Key2 phones, you can avoid such snooping. Here's how to use it, and how to get it on other Android... More>>

How to track a phone

Need to keep tabs on the location of your cell phone or smartphone? Consult this guide for tips and tricks on how to track a phone, whether you're currently rocking Android, iOS, or something more old-school. More>>

How to take a screenshot on a Chromebook

Chrome OS has a number of built-in screenshot options, and can also be used with Chrome screenshot extensions for added flexibility. You have a lot of options, but learning how to take a screenshot on a Chromebook is easy. More>>

Here’s how to track an Android phone, tablet, or smartwatch

Need to keep tabs on the location of an Android phone? Learn how to track an Android phone with these three options, each of which is capable of helping you pinpoint your precious Samsung Galaxy or Google Pixel. More>>

How to take the best pet photos

We call them our best friends, and sometimes we treat them better than our kids. Show your pets some love and appreciation by taking their best photographs. Photographer Josh Norem tells us how. More>>

Tesla Powerwalls keep Vermonters comfortable and safe during heat wave

Vermont's Green Mountain Power electric utility uses nearly 500 Tesla Powerwall energy storage units in residents' homes for extra power during peak periods in the summer heat wave. GMP subsidizes the home units for... More>>

How to fix the most common Windows 10 installation problems

Upgrading to the newest version of Windows 10 is usually a breeze, but sometimes you run into issues. Never fear though, our guide will help you isolate the issue at hand and solve it in a timely manner. We'll show you how... More>>

Need a do-over? Here’s how to factory reset an iPhone, from X on down

Resetting an iPhone can alleviate all sorts of software woes, and wipe away personal data should you sell your device or give it to someone else. Here's how to factory reset an iPhone from within iOS or iTunes. More>>

The best home security cameras under $200 you can buy

Some people think they have to invest a ton of money in home security. But you can actually get a good smart security camera without spending hundreds of dollars. Here's a few for under $200 -- heck, one on the list is... More>>

How to make Windows 10 look like Windows 7

There's no simple way of switching on a Windows 7 mode in Windows 10. Instead, you can install third-party software, manually tweak settings, and edit the registry. We provide instructions for using these tweaks and tools. More>>

Check out the best toasters for your sliced bread

Is your current toaster old, shoddy, or just not toasting well enough? Check out the best toasters on the market today, from high-tech models with smart features to solid, durable toasters that can stand up to heavy duty... More>>

High-speed sync: What it is and how to master it

High-speed sync allows photographers to shoot with a flash at high shutter speeds, perfect for outdoor portraits or any time you need flash and a fast shutter. Photographer Manuel Ortiz provides a simple demonstration of... More>>

What is Google Duplex?

What exactly is Google Duplex? Creepy or not, it's coming soon. This guide explains the technology, how it works, the potential applications and concerns, and what it can do for you. More>>

Useful iOS 12 tips and tricks

Apple's iOS 12 mobile operating system introduces a ton of new features, with more options to help boost productivity. But updating to it can be overwhelming, so we're here to make it easier with some iOS 12 tips and tricks. More>>

The best wall ovens of 2018

In the past, those who opted for a wall oven over a range oven often had to compromise, settling for less space and no self-cleaning function. But manufacturers have stepped up their game. Here are some of the best wall... More>>

Beginners guide to the BlackBerry Key2’s keyboard

Going from a virtual keyboard to a physical one is a challenge, but if you want the BlackBerry Key2 it's one you'll accept. It's tough at first, but we've got a guide to help you on to typing faster and more comfortably. More>>

Google’s smart home mastermind talks security, A.I., the future of control

Google product lead Mark Spates has thought a lot about how voice commands control the smart home and where Google Assistant fits into that. In this interview, he talks about the possibility of gesture control and new... More>>

How to clean a laptop screen

Whether your laptop's display is merely dusty or is covered in oily fingerprints and grime, you don't have to put up with it. Here, we'll teach you how to clean a laptop screen with a few quick methods. More>>

How to try on products Bixby Makeup on the Galaxy S9

With the Samsung Galaxy S9, you can use the front-facing camera and integrated AR technology to try on makeup. Whether it's lipstick, foundation, or eyeshadow, here is how to use Bixby Vision's makeup filters. More>>

The best outdoor grills

It's nearly summertime, which means grilling season is nearly upon us. To help you pick the right grill for you and your setup, we've rounded up six of our favorite models, from epic smokers to capable hybrids. More>>

Show, don’t tell, with Amazon’s new Show Mode Charging Dock

Show, don't tell. Amazon is continuing to beef up its smart home offerings with the addition of the Echo Show-like Show Mode and the wireless charging Show Mode Charging Dock for the Fire HD 8 and HD 10. More>>

Weird home security camera mix-up streams video to wrong person

A woman with a home security camera recently received an alert to her phone, suggesting the camera's motion sensor had been triggered. But when she looked at the live footage, she noticed it wasn't of her home ... More>>

How to use Gmail’s new ‘smart compose’ feature

Turning on experimental features in Gmail gives users access to a new Smart Compose feature which uses predictive AI to offer in line suggestions when writing new emails, saving time. More>>

How to recall an email in Gmail

Everyone has sent a message they wish they could take back. How great would it be if you could undo that impulsive email? If you're a Gmail user, you can. Here's how to recall an email in Gmail and how to change how the... More>>

Google and Nest pack more than 25,000 apartments with smart home tech

Smart apartments across the country are getting an upgrade from Alliance Residential, which plans to outfit more than 25,000 apartments with smart home technology, including a Google Mini. More>>

How to use Google’s Datally to save data

Background data-slurping is second nature to many modern apps, and it can be tough to stay on top of your allowances. Here's how to use Google's Datally app to conserve your mobile data and set limits. More>>

How to convert a Kindle book to PDF

Amazon's Kindle is one of the best ebook readers on the market, but it doesn't make viewing proprietary files on other platforms any easier. Here's how to convert a Kindle book to PDF using either desktop or web-based... More>>

How millennials can learn to #adult with Amazon Alexa

Learning to #adult is something that millennials have been talking about ever since they had to start doing it. Fortunately, #adulting with Amazon Alexa makes figuring out the basics of being a grown-up pretty easy. More>>

How to download and install MacOS Mojave today

Apple's official release date for MacOS Mojave might be just around the corner, but you can get it today as long as you're a member of Apple's Developer program Here's how to join and download MacOS Mojave today. More>>

Here’s how to enroll in the iOS beta program to get updates early

Tired of waiting for the new iOS like everyone else? We can show you how to enroll in the iOS beta program and get new iOS features early! If you are interested in trying out a beta, here's what to do. More>>

How close are we to living in ‘The Jetsons’? Checking in on our smart-home future

In 1962, the iconic cartoon The Jetsons gave Americans a tantalizing view of what life might be like technology-wise in the year 2062. We took a look at the gadgetry they envisioned for the home to see how far we’ve come. More>>

How to set up the Continued Conversation feature for Google Home

The Continued Conversations feature for Google Home devices allows you to say "OK Google" and then issue multiple voice commands instead of repeating the wake phrase. Here's how to enable it and how it works. More>>

How to save a webpage as a PDF

Need to quickly save and share a webpage? The best way is to learn how to save a webpage as a PDF file, as they're fully featured and can handle images and text with ease. Here's how to get it done whether you're on a... More>>

Here’s how to change Google Assistant’s voice on your Google Home device

If you'd like to hear what Google Assistant sounds like speaking in a male voice, or a female voice that's different from the default voice, you can easily make the switch using the Google Home app. More>>

Google Home adds Spanish speaking and listening capabilities

Google announced that Google Home and Google Home Mini are available in Spanish and the United States as well as putting the smart speakers on store shelves in Mexico at a launch event in Mexico City. More>>

How to send a text message from a computer

Texting is a fact of life, but that doesn't mean you always have to have your phone handy. Here's how to send a text message from a computer, whether you prefer to use your favorite email client or Windows 10. More>>

The best hair dryers

Whether your hair is straight, wavy, long, or short, a hairdryer can make life easier (and get you dry quickly). Here are some of the best hairdryers on the market, with different price points. More>>

The best convection ovens of 2018

Convection ovens are countertop or built-models that use heated air to cook foods more evenly and more quickly. These ovens have plenty of powerful smart features, but it can be tough choosing the right one. That's why you... More>>

What is HDR photography and how can I shoot it with my camera?

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