Category: Gear / How To and Advice

May 6, 2021

Here’s a Calendar Trick to Ease Post-Pandemic Reentry

Ready or not, the world is opening up. Creating a daily rhythm calendar can help you take it all in at your own pace.


by Emily P.G. Erickson in Gear
May 5, 2021

Forget To-Do Lists. You Really Need a 'Got Done' List

Most digital productivity tools focus on what you have yet to do, but never celebrate what you’ve accomplished.


by Stacy S. Kim in Gear
May 3, 2021

So You Got a Clubhouse Invite. Here’s How to Get Started

How do you find your favorite topics? How do you start your own room? Here’s how to navigate the audio-only social network.


by Julie Charnet in Gear
May 2, 2021

How to Use Browser Profiles to Separate Work and Play

Organize your life, using a simple tool you probably already have.


by David Nield in Gear
May 2, 2021

These Learning Tools Are Shaping the Online Schoolhouse

Remote learning is here to stay. These platforms have designed virtual classrooms around the needs of teachers and students.


by Adrienne So in Gear
April 28, 2021

The GPU Shortage Deepened My Existential Dread

When my teenager couldn’t find a video card, he declared that everything was meaningless. Turns out, in the lonely months of quarantine, he was right.


by Jennifer Berney in Culture / Video Games
April 25, 2021

7 Great Apps to Edit Photos on Your Phone

Before you share them, make sure your snaps look their best with the help of these tools.


by David Nield in Gear
April 22, 2021

How to Reduce Motion Sickness in Virtual Reality

VR headsets are all about escapism—until your real-world nausea kicks in. These tips can help.


by Whitson Gordon in Culture / Video Games
April 22, 2021

Speakers Are Great—but Don’t Underestimate the Soundbar

Calm down, audiophiles. When it comes to your home audio system, sound isn’t the only thing that matters.


by Whitson Gordon in Gear
April 21, 2021

Don't Underestimate the Challenge of Building a PC

Building your own computer isn’t exactly “adult Lego,” but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth doing. You just need to know what you’re in for first.


by Alex Cranz in Gear