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PSN Download Speeds Too Slow? Here’s A Fix

PSN Download Speeds

For many people, Sony’s PlayStation Network or PSN download speeds are slow, but from the moment game consoles were able to connect to the Internet, it was obvious their ability to make the most out of that precious data pipe was somewhat limited. A video game…

Sign Documents Digitally Using Preview on macOS

Sign Documents Digitally - No More PC Load Letter

If you’re printing out documents just so you can sign and scan them back onto your computer, then something is seriously wrong with your workflow. Preview for macOS allows you to skip the archaic printing and scanning process by letting you put your digital…

25 Photography Gadgets To Shoot Like A Pro

Photography Gadgets and Gear

There is nothing more fun than shopping for new gear and gadgets. But you always want to make sure you’re getting the right new gear and gadgets (i.e. not just the most expensive). We’re here to help you figure out the best photography gadgets…

How WEMO Powers My Smart Home (After 4 Years of Troubleshooting)

wemo powers smart home

I’ve been using Belkin’s WEMO line of products since 2012, and in that time I’ve developed a love/hate (mostly hate) relationship with these things. I envisioned creating a smart home with WEMO’s simple plug and play system but as I’ve outlined previously, it started…

MacBook Pro Battery Replacement In One Simple GIF

MacBook Pro Battery replacement

All batteries have a shelf life, which means every single gadget you buy that comes equipped with a rechargeable battery will, over time, lose its ability to hold a charge until it’s completely useless. When your MacBook Pro battery is finally dead, your once-fancy…

The Parable of Pokemon Go

Every few hours, the train station a block from my Chicago apartment switches control. New colors go up, and new groups are no longer welcome. Blue, red, blue, red. This isn’t about gangs, though. This is about teams, the cousins of gangs, which are…

The Best Weather Station for the Biggest Weather Nerds

weather station needed for detecting supercells like this one!

I’m a secret weather nerd and the current heatwaves across the country has us hiding indoors with the AC cranked, so I figured now would be a good time to write an article about the best weather station to buy. That’s right, when I’m…

The Question Concerning Iron Man’s Technology

Iron Man

Since it began with Iron Man, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been built on technology. From the plots of the movies – which often revolve around recovering pieces of technology or preventing them from falling into the wrong hands, to the heroes themselves and…