Use DLSS to Make Your PC Game Run Better

Use DLSS to Make Your PC Game Run Better

Ray Tracing and 4K are the most-talked-about capabilities of Nvidia’s GeForce RTX graphics cards. The DLSS feature these GPUs can use doesn’t get as much buzz, but it’s just as impressive — especially given the magic it can work on frame rates for those playing on low and mid-range hardware.

A Non-Awkward Way to Apply Sunscreen to Your Own Back

A Non-Awkward Way to Apply Sunscreen to Your Own Back

We’re in the midst of summer, which means we’re all spending a fair share of our time swimming at the beach or a pool in an effort to cool down and beat that uncomfortable heat. So you better slip, slop, slap, seek and slide to protect yourself from harmful sun…

9 Ways to Make Dry January Less Grim

9 Ways to Make Dry January Less Grim

“Dry January” — like its sister month, “Sober October” — is marked by a sudden influx of annoying PR emails. Seltzer, soda, tea, and juice brands fill my inbox with all sorts of beverage “recipes” aimed at people who are trying not to drink. Most of them are elaborate, but…

Cook Your Popcorn in Bacon Grease

Cook Your Popcorn in Bacon Grease

Something primal has awakened in me, and my devotion to the bacon fat lifestyle has been renewed. I don’t know if it’s finally getting a fridge that’s big enough to accommodate my vintage grease crock, or the cold, rainy weather, but something has got me cooking everything in rendered animal…

How To Make Fried Or Poached Eggs In The Microwave

How To Make Fried Or Poached Eggs In The Microwave

The conundrum of how to add more excitement to your work lunch is a pain felt by many of us. Do you stink up the kitchen by using the neglected stovetop and cooking sausages in the office? Or do you destroy a little piece of your soul and settle for…

Animals Can Get COVID-19, Too

Animals Can Get COVID-19, Too

At least two gorillas at the San Diego Zoo have tested positive for COVID-19, the zoo has announced. They aren’t the first animals to contract the coronavirus in this pandemic, and they probably won’t be the last.

How to Manage Your Child’s Pet Allergy

How to Manage Your Child’s Pet Allergy

Discovering that anyone in the home — but particularly one of the kids — is allergic to the family pet can be upsetting. Our pets are members of our family, so discovering that their mere presence is negatively impacting the health or physical comfort of your child creates a stressful…

Mix Protein Powder Into Your Yogurt

Mix Protein Powder Into Your Yogurt

Protein powder is gross in most things, I’ll be honest about that. It makes oatmeal gooey, and it’s an acquired taste in almost everything but smoothies (where it’s mostly hidden by the ingredients). But there’s one dish of actual food where it’s truly at home, and that is a bowl…

How to Watch Nvidia’s ‘GeForce RTX: Game On’ Event Today

How to Watch Nvidia’s ‘GeForce RTX: Game On’ Event Today

Later today, Nvidia’s “GeForce RTX: Game On” live event will give us our first look at the company’s latest gaming-focused hardware. (Here’s hoping any new announcements drop the price and raise the availability of its top-shelf graphics cards.)

Your Ultimate Guide to Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

Your Ultimate Guide to Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

Canoes and kayaks are always fun, but the trendiest water sport this summer is stand-up paddle boarding (also known as SUP). It’s lots of fun, relatively easy to learn and can even provide an excellent core workout too. Depending on your skill level, there’s even room for a dog or…

What Happens After Impeachment?

What Happens After Impeachment?

After Wednesday’s storming of the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob, House Democrats have made impeaching the president a renewed priority, even as the clock ticks down on the last days of his term. So far, House lawmakers’ efforts to levy impeachment proceedings are contingent on whether Vice President Mike Pence…

Have Your Kid Write a Letter to Their Post-Pandemic Self

Have Your Kid Write a Letter to Their Post-Pandemic Self

I was struck the other day by the most basic pre-pandemic desire: I wish I could go out to eat with my husband and son. It’s not that I miss the food that much — we’ve gotten a lot of takeout and dined outdoors a few times before winter hit….

How to Prevent Hackers From Getting Into Your Baby Monitor

How to Prevent Hackers From Getting Into Your Baby Monitor

My wife and are I about to have a baby, which is great! But as most new parents quickly learn, modern babies seem to need a lot of accessories – crib, changing surface, diapers, car seat, stroller, and, of course, a baby monitor (among many other things). Choosing the right…

7 Blenders for Making Perfect Summer Smoothies

7 Blenders for Making Perfect Summer Smoothies

A blender is a fantastic addition to the home. It can help you make soups for dinner parties, smoothies for a nutritious breakfast, mix up protein shakes for workouts and so much more. And as blenders have become more sophisticated, they have diversified and there’s now a lot of choice between…

The First and Best Way to Troubleshoot a Fussy Device

The First and Best Way to Troubleshoot a Fussy Device

I’m almost surprised I have to write this, but when my friends and roommates come to me with technological quirks to solve, I always hit them with one answer off the top of my head. And more often than not, it’s the single thing they need to do to fix…

12 Essential Tools for Making a Delicious Coffee at Home 

12 Essential Tools for Making a Delicious Coffee at Home 

While it might be cliché, I can’t deny the fact that I’m the living embodiment of those “hilarious” Don’t Talk to Me Until I’ve Had My Coffee! mugs. Especially since the pandemic, my body has determined the most convenient time to decide I don’t need to sleep is the same time…

Test Drive Microsoft Outlook’s Future Look

Test Drive Microsoft Outlook’s Future Look

Microsoft’s Outlook and email apps on Windows, Mac, and the web are getting some big changes in the coming months as part of the company’s “One Outlook” initiative. Why wait, though? You can get a preview of what your Outlook experience is going to turn into right now.

What’s a Simple Way to Video Chat with My Elderly Parents?

What’s a Simple Way to Video Chat with My Elderly Parents?

The pandemic has been rough on everyone, especially when it comes to maintaining connection with the people we love. Luckily, technology allows us to maintain these connections in all sorts of useful ways. Chats. Game nights. Video calls. You can even watch movies together — even if you aren’t in…