SmartThings vs. Wink vs. Insteon: Which Smarthome Hub Should You Buy?

Three of the biggest names in the smarthome hub world are SmartThings, Wink, and Insteon, all of which offer a consumer-friendly hub that allows users to connect all sorts of smarthome devices together and manage them in one place. But which one should you buy? Here are some things to know about the two hubs and which one might be best for you. ... Read More »

When Should You Replace Your Major Home Appliances?

You probably replace something when it breaks down and no longer works (or repair it if the costs aren’t too high). However, that’s usually not a good strategy for large, expensive appliances in your home that you rely on every single day. Here’s what you should know about the lifespan of most appliances and when they should be replaced. The ... Read More »

How Do You Press “Insert” on a Keyboard Without an Insert Key?

By Akemi Iwaya on April 28th, 2017 Finding a keyboard that has all the features you want can be a bit of a task at times, but what do you do when your chosen keyboard does not have a particular, yet useful key built in? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the solution to a reader’s keyboard dilemma. Today’s Question & ... Read More »

How to Improve Video Quality When Casting a Tab to Your Chromecast

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A new feature in Chrome radically improves the quality of video casted from the browser to your Chromecast—but only if you toggle a hidden setting on. Why Tab Casting Is So Terrible (and What Google’s Doing About It) If you’ve used the screen-mirroring function to send video from the Chrome browser to your Chromecast, you’ve certainly noticed one thing: the ... Read More »

The Cheapest Ways to Stream Baseball (Even If You Don’t Have Cable)

Just because you got rid of cable doesn’t mean that you don’t have to go without baseball for the entire season. Here are some ways that you can watch MLB games live without paying for cable. Cutting the cord puts a lot of strain on sports fans in general, since most games are aired on cable networks, with very few ... Read More »

How Do You Determine the Time It Takes a Program to Fully Load at Startup?

By Akemi Iwaya on April 25th, 2017 There are few things as frustrating as turning your computer on and having it take forever to fully load up, so how do you find out which programs are slowing everything down? With that goal in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has an easy solution for a curious reader’s problem. Today’s Question & ... Read More »

Nick Offerman stars in hilarious Home Depot commercial parody

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Lowe’s announced that they’re using robots instead of human employees for some tasks now––including customer service. So naturally Last Week Tonight takes a few jabs at this development. The post Nick Offerman stars in hilarious Home Depot commercial parody appeared first on Holy Kaw!. Read More »

Unroll.me is Selling Your Information, Here’s an Alternative

Have you ever used Unroll.me, the web service that helps you unsubscribe from newsletters in bulk? If so, your emails have been scanned by that company and sold to third parties including Uber. There’s a chance they’re scanning your emails right now. If you want to switch tabs right now and remove third-party access to your email account, I don’t ... Read More »

The Best All-In-One Windows PCs: Seriously, They’re Actually Good Now

All-in-one PCs are the domain of the novice, the hotel business nook, or the interior decorator who can’t stomach seeing a “real” PC in a pristine living room. With the exception of the iMac, they were seen as boring, underpowered boxes with laptop components stuffed behind a cheap screen. But that’s changing. It’s true that all-in-one machines are mostly cheap and simple, ... Read More »

Seven Low-Cost Home Improvements That Make a Huge Difference

Renovating a living space can get real expensive real quick, especially if you’re remodeling an entire kitchen or bathroom. However, there are a ton of low-cost home improvement projects that you can tackle yourself and that make a huge difference. Replace Your Outlets and Switches If you live in an older house, your outlets and switches are likely a beige ... Read More »