While many of us now use mobile phones instead of land-line phones in our homes, these mobile phones come with lithium batteries which require some maintenance as long as they are used. Once you know how, you can optimize your phone's...
How Much Your Cable Bill Will Increase This Year, Depending on the Provider
Cable providers are about to jack up their prices, according a recent report from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). They want to keep their advertised rates nice and low, though, so they’ll just increase fees. Consumer Reports breaks down what you can expect, depending on the provider.
How to Use a Hearing Aid with Your Smartphone
The iPhone and other mobile phones include tools and settings to help people with hearing loss.
Top 10 Ways to Boost Your Home Wi-Fi
WiFi is one of the most important developments in the evolution of the internet—no one wants to be chained to a desktop—but it’s also one of the most frustrating. If you’re plagued by slow speeds, bad reception, and other WiFi issues, here are 10 ways you can power up the WiFi in your home.
Surgeon jumps from bridge after divorce from TV personality wife
A top local surgeon and the ex-husband of ABC News’ chief women’s health correspondent killed himself by leaping off the George Washington Bridge, it was reported Sunday. Dr. Robert Ash…
What Causes Burnout and How to Overcome It
It’s common to feel tired after a long day at work or to need a holiday after a month-long sprint to finish a new feature. But sadly it’s also common to feel tired all the time. To lack enthusiasm about your work. To feel cynical and disengaged from what you do.
What to do if your computer is taken over by ransomware — a form of malware taking over the internet
If you get hit with ransomware, you're best option may be to lose everything.
How to Stop Jet Lag From Destroying Your Trip
Vacationing in another time zone often means being the victim of jet lag, which can make the first few days of your trip tough. Here are a few tricks I’ve used over my years of traveling to make sure jet lag doesn’t stop me from making the most of my vacation time.
NASA shares space views of Camp Fire raging across California
Heat and smoke from a furious wildfire in Northern California can be seen from orbit.
How to Really Sharpen a Pencil
David Rees thinks he knows how to sharpen pencils. He says people have entrusted 1,500 pencil points to his sharpening business. I know a little something about working with sharp pencils, and let me tell you, if you send your pencils out for sharpening you’re a fucking amateur.