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Add a 'Dark Mode' to Any Website With This Chrome Extension Add a 'Dark Mode' to Any Website With This Chrome Extension

I’m a tremendous fan of dark modes. They’re easier on your eyes and your computer’s battery, and I think make using sites and apps a lot more pleasant. Unfortunately, not every site offers a dark mode (this one included). However, this week I came across a web extension that can make the magic happen anywhere you want…

How to Create Your Own Custom Alexa Skills How to Create Your Own Custom Alexa Skills

Your Amazon Echo device is already pretty customizable in terms of what skills you add to it. What you may not realize is if you don’t find a skill out there that’s quite what you’re looking for, you can actually make your own using Alexa’s Skill Blueprints.

Get On-Demand Roadside Assistance Using This App Get On-Demand Roadside Assistance Using This App

When I was 17, my parents decided I could have my own car. My mother had bought the car in question new 10 years earlier but wasn’t the best at taking care of it. That meant that when she decided to buy a new car and pass it along to me, it was in need of some pretty serious repairs. I can vividly remember the fights…

Check World Cup Scores Directly From Your Computer's Search Bar Check World Cup Scores Directly From Your Computer's Search Bar

The World Cup is officially underway. If you watch to stream all the action on your computer, we’ve detailed how to make that happen here.

Request Your Data From Over 100 Different Sites Using This Service Request Your Data From Over 100 Different Sites Using This Service

Almost every service you use on the web that involves a username and password is in some ways collecting information about you. In some cases, that info might just be your email and a few identifying data points like your age or gender. In others, (cough :: Facebook) you’re handing over information about your likes…

Google Translate's Offline Mode Just Got a Lot Better Google Translate's Offline Mode Just Got a Lot Better

Google Translate is an app that’s been critical to my success when traveling in other countries. When you don’t speak the language (or don’t speak the language well) somewhere you’re traveling, being able to quickly look something up, or speak into the phone to create a translation you can use to chat with that guy on…

How to Turn Off Cortana on a Windows 10 PC How to Turn Off Cortana on a Windows 10 PC

If you’re using a Windows 10 machine, you might want to consider disabling Cortana—at least on the Lock Screen—if you aren’t planning to install the latest Windows updates for whatever reason. (And, generally, do you really need a smart assistant helping you out when your PC is locked?)

How to Watch the World Cup (Even Without a TV) How to Watch the World Cup (Even Without a TV)

The World Cup officially kicks off today and runs until July 15th. The United States didn’t make the cut this year, but 32 other nations did and the next month stands to be a pretty big one in the world of soccer (or football, depending on who you are).

How to Customize What Memories You See on Facebook How to Customize What Memories You See on Facebook

If you’re tired of seeing all of those “on this day” posts on Facebook, you’re going to hate Facebook’s latest update. The social network launched a new Memories page this week, essentially an expanded version of its “On This Day” feature where you get the pleasure of reminiscing about that burger you ate one year ago…

How to Use Google Lens' New Features  How to Use Google Lens' New Features 

Google Lens, once a Pixel-only feature, is now a part of the Google Photos app (or a standalone Android download). During Google I/O this year, Google announced a number of new features for Google Lens, and you can play with them on both iOS and Android right now—assuming your device now supports Lens in its Camera app

What Happens Now That Net Neutrality Is 'Gone' What Happens Now That Net Neutrality Is 'Gone'

Today marks the end—but not the permanent death—of net neutrality. You’ve probably heard the phrase “net neutrality” before, but just in case you need a refresher, here goes: Net neutrality was a set of rules introduced during the Obama presidency that basically demanded equality for all Internet content.

How to Customize Swipes in Gmail's Android App How to Customize Swipes in Gmail's Android App

This week Google rolled out a few version of Gmail for Android and along with it a new feature that allows you to customize what happens when you swipe right or left on a message from your inbox.

Get Alexa on Your Apple Watch With This App Get Alexa on Your Apple Watch With This App

If you want to use a voice assistant on your Apple Watch, you’ve pretty much been restricted to Siri’s dulcet tones. This week a new app brought another popular assistant to your wrist: Alexa.

How to Install the Safari Beta and Finally Get Favicons How to Install the Safari Beta and Finally Get Favicons

Apple made Safari Technology Preview Release 58 available this week for people running macOS High Sierra and developers running the beta version of macOS Mojave. If you’re already running a previous Safari Technology Preview then you can update your version from the Mac App Store’s Updates tab. If you’re not, you can …

Boost Your Memory By Making Something 'Exciting' Boost Your Memory By Making Something 'Exciting'

I can remember intricate details about my friends and our conversations from 3rd grade, but if you send me out to pick up a pizza down the street and a 6-pack of beer there’s a good chance I’m going to come home without one of them, or at least text you and ask what that other thing was I was supposed to get at the…

Search for Jobs by Commute Time Using LinkedIn Search for Jobs by Commute Time Using LinkedIn

When you’re the hunt for a new job you can typically narrow down your search by things like city and salary, but your standard job search leaves one pretty important criteria out of the equation: commute time. While there are definitely some dream jobs out there worth picking up and moving for (or dealing with that…

How to Share a Friend's Instagram Story in Your Own How to Share a Friend's Instagram Story in Your Own

When you’re tagged in someone’s Instagram Story, you’ve always received a notification in Instagram letting you know. This week the app added another way for you to interact with that mention: you can reshare it in your own story.

How to Get Firefox's New Side View and Color-Changing Features How to Get Firefox's New Side View and Color-Changing Features

Firefox unveiled a handful of new features this week via its Test Pilot program, and two caught our eye: a new Side View that allows you to view two sites within the same window side-by-side and Firefox Color, a feature that allows you to aggressively customize your browser’s colors.

It's Cheaper to Uber Than Own a Car in These Cities It's Cheaper to Uber Than Own a Car in These Cities

This week Mary Meeker from the investment firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers released her 2018 annual internet trends report. There were a lot of tidbits in there covering everything from what city is likely to be the next big tech hub to how people are shopping on the internet. It also tackled another interesting…

Find the Cleanest Beach Near You Using Swim Guide Find the Cleanest Beach Near You Using Swim Guide

Going to the beach during the summer is fun. Going to the beach and realizing that you’ve chosen the beach covered in trash with a sketchy water situation is not.

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