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Make Space for Your Bicycle on the Road With a Pool Noodle Make Space for Your Bicycle on the Road With a Pool Noodle

If your city doesn’t have bike lanes, it’s up to every car that passes you on your bike to determine how much space to give you. They often suck at it. But you can reclaim some space—specifically, the safe passing distance—by strapping a pool noodle to your bike.

All of the Jackbox Party Packs, Ranked By Their Best Games All of the Jackbox Party Packs, Ranked By Their Best Games

The Jackbox Party Packs are a go-to party game in my household. Each pack comes with several mini games, and anyone who’s played Jackbox games can tell you they’re not all winners. Fortunately, we’ve gone through them all and picked out the packs that give you the best bang for your buck.

Everything I've Had to Buy to Live Without a Headphone Jack Everything I've Had to Buy to Live Without a Headphone Jack

I own a Pixel 2 that’s starting to show its age. Am I tempted to upgrade to a new high-end phone? Nope. I’m eyeballing the new, much cheaper Pixel 3A for one very important reason: it has a damn headphone jack.

Closet Cosplay Is the Cheap Way to Go to a Con As Your Favorite Character Closet Cosplay Is the Cheap Way to Go to a Con As Your Favorite Character

Geek conventions are filled to the brim with impressive, overwhelming cosplay. And you’re wearing a t-shirt and a hoodie. If you buy the right pieces, and put in a little effort, that can be a costume, too.

I Must Grudgingly Admit That Laundry Folding Boards Are Pretty Useful I Must Grudgingly Admit That Laundry Folding Boards Are Pretty Useful

If you’ve only seen one of these laundry folding boards only once, it was probably in a scene from The Big Bang Theory. That alone was enough to keep me away for years. But now I must admit...I like it.

Get Better Audio Out of Your Smartphone With This Mobile Sound Gear Get Better Audio Out of Your Smartphone With This Mobile Sound Gear

The best camera is the one you have with you. The same can’t always be said for your microphone. While your phone probably has a great camera, if you want to record video, you should use a better microphone if you want to capture top-quality sound. We have some suggestions.

Quelf Is the Perfect Tabletop Game For Your Outgoing Friends Quelf Is the Perfect Tabletop Game For Your Outgoing Friends

Tabletop games are a fantastic group activity, but not everyone is into arcane rule books and methodical strategies. If you have a more outgoing, theatrical group of friends, you might try Quelf for your next party.

Everything You Need to Dungeon Master Your First Dungeons & Dragons Game Everything You Need to Dungeon Master Your First Dungeons & Dragons Game

From playing a central role in Stranger Things to the record-breaking Critical Role, Dungeons & Dragons has finally found its time in the sun. If you want to start your own game with a group of friends, you’re going to need some gear first.

Make Sure You're Using the Right Cable For Your Gaming Monitor Make Sure You're Using the Right Cable For Your Gaming Monitor

I recently bought a gaming monitor, but I kept using the old HDMI cable that I’ve used for years because it’s what I had. This was a poor decision. As it turns out, I could get significantly better performance out of my monitor just by switching over to DisplayPort.

The Gaming Peripherals You Can Use At the Office, and Why You'd Want To The Gaming Peripherals You Can Use At the Office, and Why You'd Want To

Gaming mice, keyboards, and other hardware are designed for fast-paced action, but it’s precisely that efficiency that makes them so unexpectedly great when you’re on the job, too. It’s been a few years since I wrote that blog, so here’s some of the best gaming gear out there today that’s useful in the office.

Betrayal Legacy Is Long-Form Board Gaming At Its Best Betrayal Legacy Is Long-Form Board Gaming At Its Best

Betrayal at House On the Hill is a modern classic board game that’s different every time you play it. Betrayal Legacy is one of those rare sequels that improves on the first, with a generational story that makes the game uniquely yours.

How Does an Expensive Monitor Arm Compare to a Cheap One? How Does an Expensive Monitor Arm Compare to a Cheap One?

Monitor arms let you position your display (or displays) at any height or angle, and re-position them as you see fit (and as proper ergonomics dictate). The best ones, however, can also get really expensive. Are they worth the extra money, though? We compared a few to find out.

The Workout Gear You Can Use In Your (Home) Office The Workout Gear You Can Use In Your (Home) Office

Finding time to hit the gym is hard, especially if you spend a lot of time working. Fortunately, you can still get a work out in your home office (or even in your office-office, depending on where you work) with just a few pieces of gear. Here’s the workout equipment you can keep in your office without taking up too…

Everything You Need to Automate Your Pet's Life (Except Love) Everything You Need to Automate Your Pet's Life (Except Love)

You love your pets. You don’t have to love all the clean-up and maintenance they require. It’s okay! Fortunately, these tools and gadgets can help automate the boring stuff, so you can spend more time playing, petting, and cuddling your fur babies.

All the Gear You That Should Be In Your Con Season Survival Kit All the Gear You That Should Be In Your Con Season Survival Kit

During the harshest winter months, there’s a brief respite in the convention circuit, but those days are coming to an end. As the 2019 con season ramps up, it’s time to beef up your travel kit. This is the gear you need to survive that con life.

The Gear You Need to Recreate Movie Theater Popcorn at Home The Gear You Need to Recreate Movie Theater Popcorn at Home

Movie theater popcorn is, objectively, the best popcorn. Fortunately, with the right supplies, you can make popcorn that’s almost as good at home. Here are all the supplies you need.

The Best Switch Accessory You Can Buy Is a Second Dock The Best Switch Accessory You Can Buy Is a Second Dock

There’s no shortage of accessories you can buy for any console. But few Switch accessories will give you more value than a second dock. Especially if you travel anywhere with your Switch.

Buy the Nerd In Your Life One of These Geeky Valentine's Day Gifts Buy the Nerd In Your Life One of These Geeky Valentine's Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day is coming up, but you’ve still got time to order gifts for that special dork in your life. If you’re looking for something a little nerdier than the your usual romantic fare, we have a few suggestions.

The Best Ways to Organize Your Uncontrollable Board Game Hoard The Best Ways to Organize Your Uncontrollable Board Game Hoard

You keep buying board games and you swear you’ll play them some day. But before you go all Marie Kondo your pile, get your collection sorted with some proper organization tools.

You Should Consider a Trackball Mouse You Should Consider a Trackball Mouse

You’re used to using a mouse, and you probably last touched a trackball in middle school. However, there’s a middle ground that’s gone relatively unnoticed that’s worth trying: a modern trackball mouse.

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