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Weekend Workshop: How to build a DIY solar charger out of Altoid tins

This easy-to-make DIY solar charger assures you'll never have to leave home and worry about a "Low Battery" alert on your smartphone ever again. Plus, it's completely solar-powered so it has 21st Century written all over it.

How to keep up with 24 hours of Le Mans online

The annual 24 Hours of Le Mans is one of the biggest and most historical racing events of all time. Check out our comprehensive walkthrough detailing how to keep up with the race online, whether you prefer to watch onboard video or listen…

How to kill Android apps and tasks running in the background

Are you having issues with your Android smartphone or tablet? Do you suspect there’s a rogue Android app running in the background? This guide will show you how to check and what you can do about it.

How to win by playing as Hanzo in ‘Overwatch’

Hanzo has one of the biggest learning curves of any character in Overwatch, but with a few helpful tips, you’ll be picking off fools with your bow in no time. Check out our guide for a closer look at his skill set.

How to download and install the June security OTA update on Nexus devices

The Android Marshmallow update is rolling out to Nexus devices, but waiting for it over-the-air can be a drag. That's why we put together this complete guide on how to download and install the update right now.

E3 Schedule: How to watch all of the E3 2016 press conferences live

We've rounded up streaming windows for all the biggest broadcasts of E3 2016 so you can follow along the news as it happens, hassle-free.

How to watch Nintendo’s E3 2016 livestream today, and what we expect

Nintendo's 2016 E3 showing is slimmer than in the past, but we still have plenty to look forward to. Check our guide for some tips on how to watch Nintendo's press event, and what to expect.

How to stream Sony’s E3 press conference and what you might see

Sony's last E3 conference hit with the force of an meteor strike, but can the company keep the momentum going? Here is how to watch this year's press conference, and some games and announcements that are likely to make an…

How to watch the 2016 Bethesda E3 conference

In 2015, Bethesda thrilled the gaming community when they demoed Fallout 4 and Doom. This year, the company is expected to do so again with the forthcoming Dishonored 2, as well as a few surprises. Here's how to watch the press conference…

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…