This week we confessed our favorite freaky food concoctions—think Doritos peanut butter sandwiches and buttered ramen—secured our online accounts by revoking access from shady apps, looked at the ramifications of Trump’s tax plan, and more. Here’s a look back at this week’s most popular posts.
Put on your tin-foil hat, cover your webcam with a piece of tape, and wait for the imminent arrival of the lizard people because it’s time for some conspiracy theories. Over half of American adults believe in at least one wacky theory, but why are these absurd and complex ideas are so appealing?
Have you ever noticed that some people just seemed hard-wired to be stressed out? Maybe you feel like you’ve been dealt an anxious hand yourself. According to psychology professor Daniel Keating, how we deal with stress and anxiety may have been determined while we were still in the womb.
How can you tell if you stink? This week we learned a few ways to evaluate your own body odor so that you don’t funk up the place. We also got started with 1Password, dove deep into those notorious Cheerios seed packets, and more. Here’s a look back at this week’s most popular posts.
One of the biggest limitations of Google Home, Google’s voice-controlled speakerbot, was that it couldn’t tell anyone apart so all your requests were centered on one Google account. But thanks to an update today, now it can recognize up to six people.
Last week, a group calling themselves the ShadowBrokers leaked malware that was used by the NSA to target computers running Windows. It was a striking data dump that potentially put millions of Windows users at risk. Luckily, Microsoft says they’ve already patched the vulnerabilities.
Healthcare in America is on shaky ground. Trump’s bill failed to reach a vote and though the ACA remains in place, no one is certain what will happen with legislation going forward. We’re talking with Planned Parenthood to make sense of health insurance to get the care we need.
This week we looked at all the cool stuff in the new Windows 10 Creators Update, made our own VPNs using cloud services, explained all the terrifying weapons we’ve been hearing about, and learned to get over little breakups. Here’s a look back at this week’s most popular posts.
This week, Microsoft ended support of Windows Vista, ten years after it arrived on our computers in frosted-glass splendor. Was it bloated? Perhaps. The demands of the interface were unforgiving on old hardware. But it felt like a glimpse of the future.
Brad Smith knows karate. Not “business karate” or any overwrought metaphor about teamwork; he literally teaches karate. Or at least he used to before he became chairman and CEO of Intuit.
Microsoft is doing their best to drum up excitement for the relatively mundane experience of updating Windows. Today’s release—the Creators Update—is a little more fun than the usual system tweaks, though. Is it worth its cheerful name? Maybe, if you’re a fan of MS Paint.
How far would you go to hack yourself? Would you spend thousands of dollars across decades to maximize your health and performance? That’s what Dave Asprey did. He’s the Bulletproof Exec, and you might know him as the guy who suggests you put butter in your coffee. There’s a lot more to it than butter though.
This week we took a hard look at VPNs to see if they’re really the perfect privacy saviors (they aren’t), learned some meticulous ways to sharpen you pencils, and thought outside the box while enjoying some high-quality boxed wine. Here’s a look back.
Next week on our podcast we’ll be talking with Planned Parenthood to learn all about women’s health, how you can take advantage of their services, and what you can do to show support and take part in activism. Let us know what questions you’d like us to ask!
One of the perils smart devices is that many rely on their respective company’s online servers to function, and sometimes those companies shut down. Which leaves you with an expensive paperweight. Luckily Pebble has had the foresight to update their smartwatches after being acquired by Fitbit last year.
Microsoft’s latest update to Windows 10 brings a bunch of cool features that range from legit improvements to interesting novelties, and it will begin beaming down from the mothership next week. But you can actually download it today.
Everyone seems to think they’re a great driver but your scuffed bumper might disagree. How can we learn to improve our driving in the age of infinite distractions? Do you even need to own a car these days? We’re talking with Jalopnik writer Kristen Lee about cars in the city, safer driving, and virtues of manual…
Great news if you’re the sort of person who just wants to kick back and watch movies on your laptop when you’re flying. The Netflix app for Windows 10 now supports offline playback, meaning you can download shows and movies and save them for when you don’t have Wi-Fi.
Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.
This week we continued to deal with Congress’s disregard for internet privacy by looking at VPNs, tried a surprisingly easy fasting diet, prepped our doomsday supplies without going nuts, and more. Here’s a look back.