- What Caffeine Actually Does to Your Brain
For all of its wild popularity, caffeine is one seriously misunderstood substance. It's not a simple upper, and it works differently on different people with different tolerances-even in different menstrual cycles. But you can make it work better for you.
- Top 10 USB Thumb Drive Tricks
What can you do with a few gigabytes and a USB port? Quite a lot, with the right software. Learn how to encrypt your work, run whole systems, rescue Windows, and customize your thumb drive with these USB-geared tricks.
- Top 10 DIY Food Geek Projects
The best-tasting food is the kind that comes from your own efforts, because victory tastes oh-so-sweet. Conquer KFC-style fried chicken, smoky barbecue, wood-fired pizza, five-minute bread, and other DIY delicacies with these great food-focused projects.
- The Worst Email Habits and Annoyances You Should Avoid (or At Least Be Aware Of)
Email signatures might be more annoying than you think, but we all experience plenty more gaffes, annoyances, and misfires in our inbox. We asked our savvy readers to share their biggest email annoyances, and here's what they said.
- Jumping Ship from iPhone to Android: A Switcher's Guide
If you're sick of Apple's walled garden but have yet to make the jump from the iPhone to an Android handset, here's what to expect, how to adjust, and how to cope with certain app withdrawal.
- How to Run Mac OS X in VirtualBox on Windows
If you're on Windows, need to use OS X, but don't want to buy or build a new computer, reader Bobby Patton shows us how to run Snow Leopard in a virtual machine on Windows with just a few tweaks.
- Access Hulu from Outside the U.S. Without a Proxy Server
We've featured one or two ways to watch Hulu from outside the US, but one user over at Reddit has discovered another method, no outside proxy server required. All you need is a Firefox add-on and a few blocked ports.
- How to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi Networks
Starbucks is offering free Wi-Fi to all customers, at every location, starting today. Whether you're clicking connect on Starbucks' Wi-Fi or some other unsecured, public Wi-Fi network, here's how to stay safe and secure while surfing a public hotspot.
- First Look at the Improved and Redesigned Firefox 4
Windows/Mac/Linux: Mozilla today released the first beta build of Firefox 4, complete with a new look, new features, and support for more HTML5 specs. Here's a quick screenshot tour of how it's shaping up:
- Top 10 Tips for Surviving Office Life
The modern office isn't quite a wretched hive of scum and villainy, but it's not always pleasant, either. If your workspace, your co-workers, or your sinking feeling of not getting anything done needs fixing, here are ten possible remedies.