Want a PC gamepad, but don't like the Xbox controller? Here's how to use a PS3 controller instead

Properly connecting a PlayStation 3 controller to a PC is no easy task, especially when you opt for third-party peripherals, but it's not impossible. Our guide will help you through the process, step by step.
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Weekend Workshop: How to turn your old laptop into an LED wall lamp

Broken laptops collecting dust in a closet are as common as anything, so why not turn that old piece of hardware into an LED wall lamp? Simply follow this step-by-step walkthrough and you'll have your own in a matter of hours.

How to use family sharing on iOS

Family Sharing allows multiple iOS and Mac OS X users to share their iTunes purchases and content with one another. Here's how you use the feature on iOS, so you can download apps, books, music, and other content without having to pony up…

How to watch Microsoft’s Xbox keynote at E3, and what to expect

E3 allows the world's top game developers and publishers to announce their upcoming plans for the months and years ahead. Check out our quick-hit guide for some tips on how to watch Microsoft's press conference and what to expect come…

Slippery when wet: Here’s what to do if your car hydroplanes

Driving in the rain can be extremely dangerous if you’re not prepared. We asked professional racing driver Andrew Comrie-Picard for tips about how to deal with hydroplaning and what type of tires you need.

How to use iCloud like a pro on your iPhone, iPad, MacBook, or PC

Apple's iCloud is far more useful than you might imagine. Check out our comprehensive guide on to use iCloud to make the most of the free software suite so you can store, sync, and see all updates no matter your device.

Pocket your favorite videos with our guide to downloading YouTube videos

The web can be a scary place when it comes to finding methods for downloading YouTube videos. Check out our how-to guide to help make downloading YouTube videos a snap so you can watch them whenever and wherever, free of an…

Worried your car might be faulty? Here’s how to look up if your vehicle has been recalled

Automobile recalls are frighteningly common these days. Thankfully, if you're curious about whether your car has been recalled in the past, that info is easy to obtain. Here's how to find out if your car has been recalled.

How to convert MKV files to MP4 format 2:10

A number of media players can handle MKV files, but others will require you to convert your files into a different format. Here's how to convert to MP4s.

Are you still a Picasa holdout? How to make Google Photos work for you

Google's Picasa may be no more, but that doesn't mean your photos are left in the dust. Here is our complete guide to the differences between Picasa and Google Photos, and the best

Stop pre-rinsing and other advice on how to load a dishwasher

You or a loved one probably load the dishwasher all wrong. You probably fight about it. But as long as you follow some guidelines, you should be able to end the arguments and get your dishes sparkling. Here's how to do so.