The Manual

Flipping through The Manual: Coffee, coolers and jackets for the backcountry

Burned out on apps, keys and screens? Improve your analog life this weekend! Digital Trends’ brother site The Manual exists to give men straight-up advice, from unspoken suit rules you need to know, to the latest in fashion, food, drink…

Tor, what you need to know and how it protects your privacy

In this week's edition of Decrypt This, I'm going to breakdown everything you need to know about Tor, the anonymous network that protects you, your communications, and your identity online.

Slice down that absurd cell-phone bill with these simple money-saving tips

Are you paying more than you need to be for your smartphone and service? We've got a batch of tips for you here to help you cut those expenses down to size and spend a little less each month.

How to connect a PS3 controller to a PC

Properly connecting a PlayStation 3 controller to a PC is no easy task, especially when you opt for third-party peripherals. Check out our comprehensive guide on how to connect a PS3 controller to a PC, whether using a wired or…

Web-based selling 101: How to start an online store

No one said it would be easy. Check out our comprehensive guide to starting your own online store, from the choosing a proper hosting website to collecting payments via the Web.

No time, there’s never any time: How to fake-clean for emergency guests

When your house is not ready for guests but they're coming over anyway, you need to clean your house and fast. But it doesn't make sense to do a deep clean. Just fake it as best you can with these tips.

Don’t kick it to the curb: 11 things to do with your Christmas tree

Once you've taken all the decorations off, there's not much use for a Christmas tree, right? Wrong! There are plenty of ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle with your pine, spruce, or fir.

How to take a screenshot on a Mac

Here's a quick explanation of how to take a screenshot on a Mac using both keyboard shortcuts and the bundled Preview application. Once you know how, you'll be able to snap shots of all sizes within seconds.

Out with the old, in with the new: How to cash in on your used gadgets

We know you've got a treasure trove of old tech stashed away in your house, so we've put together this guide to help you turn that clutter into cash.

Family portraits around the Christmas tree made perfect

Taking family indoor portraits in front of the Christmas tree can be challenging. To get that perfect shot to remember, here are a few tips to keep in mind.
Home Theater

TV calibration 101: How to tune up your new HDTV

You’ve got your new HDTV out of the box, but now what? Our TV calibration guide takes you through the simple steps to getting the best picture from your LCD or plasma TV.

The definitive guide to fixing a clogged toilet

An overflowing toilet is incredibly stressful, but so is paying for a plumber. If you don't want to wait around for help you can use these simple steps to take care of that clog yourself.