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Computing

No Internet? No Problem! How to use Chrome OS offline

Google's application suite is incredibly useful, sure, but did you know you can use a host of Google apps offline in Chrome OS? Here's how, so you can keep up your productivity even when an internet connection is nowhere to be found.
Cool Tech

Weekend Workshop: How to build a coffee table that’s also a universal TV remote 0:54

Universal remotes are great but what if you could control your living room media hub via your coffee table? Do just that by the end of the weekend with this innovative Instructables walkthrough.
Computing

Protecting your PDFs with a password is easier than you think, and you don't even have to pay 1:09

Do you need to secure a PDF from prying eyes? This guide provides you with step-by-step instructions on how to password protect it so that no one can mess with your precious docs.
Cars

Wring every mile from that fill-up with these gas-saving tips

From camping trips to road trips, summertime is the busiest season for driving. It’s also the most expensive time at the gas pump, so inside, we’re unwrapping all our favorite fuel-saving tips.
Home

The definitive guide to fixing a clogged toilet

An overflowing toilet is beyond stressful, but so is paying for a plumber. If you're short on cash, or you simply don't want to wait around for help, here are a few simple solutions for eradicating the clog yourself.
Photography

How to pick the perfect camera lens

Our camera lens buying guide takes you through the the world of interchangeable lenses and helps remove a little of the intimidation that comes with buying cameras lenses.
Gaming

‘Pokémon Go’: Pikachu is a secret starter Pokémon, here’s how to catch it

Eager to catch a Pikachu in Pokémon Go? Here's how to make the series mascot the very first monster you catch -- make sure you've got plenty of Pokéballs.
Mobile

More MOBI, fewer problems: here’s how to get EPUB books on your Kindle

Amazon's Kindle is an exceptional ebook reader, with one notable drawback -- it doesn't support EPUB, one of the most popular ebook formats. If you have some EPUB books you would love to read, here's how to get them working on a Kindle.
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How to select a wine cooler (and we don’t mean Bartles and Jaymes)

If you're worried about your red wine sitting in your sweltering apartment and are thinking of getting a wine fridge, we have some tips on selecting one, whether you want to store vino long-term or just want to get your whites the right…
Cool Tech

Weekend Workshop: Stave off the heat this summer with a DIY smart electric fan 0:49

The electric fan needed an upgrade and a savvy engineer at Instructables devised a way to make a person sensing smart fan using a Raspberry Pi. Here's how you can build one of these innovative devices for yourself.
Mobile

How to flash the factory image for the July 2016 security update on Nexus devices

The best thing about owning a Nexus devices is the faster updates. However, who wants to wait for an over-the-air update? This guide will show you how to get the most recent version of Android N or Android Marshmallow on your device right…
Mobile

15 annoying iPhone SE problems and how to fix them

The iPhone SE is Apple's latest iPhone, but people are still running into issues all the same. Here, we take a look at some commonly reported iPhone SE problems and offer up some useful advice regarding potential workarounds and fixes.