How to Choose a Reliable Emergency Radio (and Some Good Ones to Buy)

With luck, you'll never need to rely on an emergency radio, but they're an essential part of any emergency kit. However, not all emergency radios are alike, and buying a reliable one isn't as simple as plucking one from the shelves. Here's what to look for, and some good options for your emergency kit. » 9/29/14 10:00am Yesterday 10:00am

The Clock Is Ticking: How to Save Money Booking Your Holiday Travel

The holiday season is fast approaching, and if you're planning a trip out of town to visit family or friends, time is running out to get the best price on airfare, rental cars, and hotels. If you haven't made your travel arrangements, set aside a little time now to save hundreds of dollars that you don't have to… » 9/26/14 4:30pm Friday 4:30pm

Wayfare Shows You the World by Connecting You With People Far Away

Android/iOS: Traveling is a great way to expand your horizons and learn about the world beyond your doorstep, but not all of us have the luxury to do it when we want to. Luckily, Wayfare, a new mobile app, wants to help you explore far off places by connecting you with the people that live there. Here's how it works. » 9/26/14 5:00am Friday 5:00am

How To Boost and Maintain Your Credit Score, Explained with Apple Pie

We've discussed good credit habits in the past, but the way your credit score is weighted and how you can improve it can still be a murky topic. This short video from The Washington Post explains in easy-to-understand terms, using delicious apple pie as a guideline. » 9/26/14 4:30am Friday 4:30am

Learn the Wild and Naughty History of Sex Toys

Did you know that archeologists found a polished, penis-shaped stone in a cave that's thought to be around 28,000 years old? Or that "hysteria" was actually a made up "illness," regularly treated with the first patented vibrators? Boost your knowledge of sex toy history with this video from the folks at Anyhoo. » 9/25/14 4:30pm Thursday 4:30pm

The Luxury Accessories You're Probably Paying Too Much For

There are some things you just don't skimp on, but other luxuries just aren't worth the price tag. From stemware to TVs, there are some luxury goods that don't live up to the hype—or can be had cheaper by buying generic. Let's run down a few of them. » 9/25/14 4:00am Thursday 4:00am

The Best PCs You Can Build for $300, $600, and $1200

We've walked you through building your own computer before. In this post—which we'll update periodically as prices and components change—we'll walk you through the hardware we'll need for three different system builds: a budget workstation, a powerful all-purpose PC, and an enthusiast's system for gamers and media… » 9/24/14 8:00am 9/24/14 8:00am

PSA: No VPN Will Protect You If You're Careless with Your Identity

We talk a lot about technologies that can protect your security and your privacy around here, and VPNs are one of our favorite, easy-to-use tools to keep your traffic encrypted. Tor is great for staying anonymous. However, none of these services will protect you if you're careless. Here's why, and an example we can… » 9/23/14 6:30am 9/23/14 6:30am

Five Best Places to Buy Used Games and Consoles

If you're looking to save some money on video games, you have plenty of options, from local stores to huge online retailers, all offering gently used games for all platforms, as well as consoles and handhelds as big discounts. This week we're looking at five of the best spots to grab good deals on used gaming gear,… » 9/21/14 8:00am 9/21/14 8:00am

Disconnect Mobile Blocks Malicious Ads and Malware on Your Smartphone

Android/iOS: Disconnect, one of our favorite privacy-protecting browser tools, has a mobile app that keeps you safe on your smartphone as well. Disconnect Mobile blocks malicious ads that track your activities, blocks malware disguised as ads, and offers protection against suspected malware sites. » 9/19/14 4:30am 9/19/14 4:30am

The Best Third Party Keyboards for iOS 8

Now that iOS 8 is here, it's brought with it a ton of third party keyboards that offer features that Apple's built-in keyboard doesn't. From better predictive text to cloud syncing and swipe-to-type, there are several to choose from, including some names you'll recognize. Let's take a look at the best of the best. » 9/19/14 4:00am 9/19/14 4:00am