Android PIN Bug: How To Get Back Inside Your Phone

Android PIN Bug: How To Get Back Inside Your Phone

An annoying lock screen bug has been bothering some unlucky Android users for months now, locking them out of their devices by way of a weird authentication loop. The bug has been present as far back as September, when it was originally spotted on Pixel XL devices. It remains unfixed…

Keep Your Home Office Clean By Setting Up A Cleaning Schedule

Keep Your Home Office Clean By Setting Up A Cleaning Schedule

Working from home is fantastic in a lot of ways. Working alone at home can make things like lunch breaks and what clothing you’re wearing pretty flexible. It can also make something like cleaning up your space optional, in some cases so optional that you might not do it all….

OK, So When Does Brexit Actually Happen?

OK, So When Does Brexit Actually Happen?

With Boris Johnson winning the election in Britain, you’ve probably seen a bunch of headlines about how Brexit is sure to happen. But it’s not that simple. Let’s break down the event and what it means for the U.K.—and what it might (eventually) mean for the rest of the world.

Don’t Microwave These Foods This Christmas

Don’t Microwave These Foods This Christmas

Choreographing a lavish meal is a high-pressure project to say the least, and when you’re juggling a dozen-odd dishes, every square inch of stove and oven space is precious real estate. A microwave oven can streamline even the most ambitious prep schedule, as long as you make good choices —…

How To Watch The Geminid Meteor Shower Tonight

How To Watch The Geminid Meteor Shower Tonight

Tonight’s nearly full moon is still a visual treat in the night sky, but there’s another light show going on at the same time: the Geminid meteor shower. It’s the second-to-last meteor shower of the year.

These Are The Busiest Days To Fly During The Holidays

These Are The Busiest Days To Fly During The Holidays

If you’re flying home for the holidays, get ready for lines of all kinds—according to a forecast by advocacy group Airlines for America, more than 47 million Americans will fly in the days leading up to Christmas and through January 5, 2020, representing roughly 2.6 million passengers a day.

How To Play Spotify Podcasts Through Alexa

How To Play Spotify Podcasts Through Alexa

As of today, all Alexa users can finally use their Alexa to play podcasts through Spotify, simply by saying “Alexa, play The Upgrade on Spotify.” If you’re partway through an episode on the Spotify app, Alexa will pick up where you left off, and vice versa. No more juggling your…

Reminder: ‘Incognito Mode’ Is Not As Private As You Think

Reminder: ‘Incognito Mode’ Is Not As Private As You Think

Even when you’re covering your tracks by opening a new incognito window, your web browsing history might not be as private as you think. Information about what you do online, down to every single URL, can likely be purchased on the web by anyone who wants it. And while in…

I’m Anil Dash, And This Is How I Work

I’m Anil Dash, And This Is How I Work

Glitch wants to do for web apps what YouTube did for videos, Flickr and Imgur did for pictures, and Twitter did for bad opinions: make them easy to create, share, and embed, and give them the chance to reach the right audience or even go viral. I talked to CEO…

What’s The Biggest Money Lesson You Learned In 2019?

What’s The Biggest Money Lesson You Learned In 2019?

Maybe you’ve already started to reflect on where 2019 has taken you, and what you want to focus on in 2020. You’re planning a trip, or figuring out how to get back to the gym regularly, or thinking of starting a hobby. But have you thought about your money?

How To Uninstall Windows 10’s Unnecessary ‘KB4532441’ Update

How To Uninstall Windows 10’s Unnecessary ‘KB4532441’ Update

Microsoft accidentally pushed yet another unnecessary Windows 10 update. This week’s “KB4532441” update went out to regular users of Windows 10, even though the update was meant for those using Windows Autopilot—a way for IT departments to set up and manage new computers. Microsoft even let loose with a number…

Why Are Electric Cars So Bad At Towing?

Why Are Electric Cars So Bad At Towing?

Electric cars are undoubtedly the future of the automotive industry. If a manufacturer doesn’t have an EV in its lineup, that manufacturer is behind the times. But EVs also have some hurdles before they are universally accepted, and towing is one of them. Thankfully, Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained is…

How To Turn A Can Of Beans Into A Fancy Party Snack

How To Turn A Can Of Beans Into A Fancy Party Snack

Canned beans are rarely thought of as luxurious. Economical? Sure. Convenient? Absolutely. But they’re not exactly the kind of thing that pops in your head when you’re planning a fancy holiday soirée. They should be though, particularly if that party is this evening, and you forgot you were supposed to…

Stop Grammar Policing The Word ‘They’

Stop Grammar Policing The Word ‘They’

If somebody wants to refer to a person whose gender they do not know, or who doesn’t have a gender, they can use a certain very common English language pronoun. You know which one I mean. I just used it twice. Congratulations to they on being Merriam-Webster’s word of the…

Check Your Airbnb’s Carbon Monoxide Detector

Check Your Airbnb’s Carbon Monoxide Detector

In May, six tourists died of carbon monoxide poisoning while staying at an Airbnb rental property in Santiago, Chile. This wasn’t an isolated incident. In 2018, a couple visiting San Miguel de Allende, Mexico also died after unknowingly inhaling gas emitted by a heater in their Airbnb rental.

Use Incognito Mode To Hide Where You Go In Google Maps

Use Incognito Mode To Hide Where You Go In Google Maps

There are many reasons why you might want to track some of the locations you visit in Google Maps, but maybe not all of them. You might not want your friends and loved ones (with access to your phone or account) to know you hit up the local dispensary. Perhaps…

You Can Finally Move Events Between Google Calendars On Android

You Can Finally Move Events Between Google Calendars On Android

As much as I’d love to have a single Google Calendar that tracks all my stuff, I don’t. Neither do you, I bet; from work, to rehearsals, to shared roommate house calendars, to calendars for that nonprofit you volunteer at, we all have to manage many events within our complicated lives….

The White Island Volcano Eruption Explained

The White Island Volcano Eruption Explained

Five people have been confirmed dead, 31 remain in hospital with injuries and eight are still missing after sudden volcanic eruptions on Whakaari/White Island off the east coast of New Zealand. Here’s why the volcano erupted without warning.