Category: Gear / How To and Advice

April 8, 2020

Steam Remote Play Together: Setup Guide and Best Games to Try

Steam lets you run local multiplayer videogames over the internet, allowing you to play with friends even when they’re not next to you.

by Robert Carnevale in Gear
April 4, 2020

9 Easy Mess-Free Indoor Activities and Creative Ideas for Kids

Need to keep the kids busy while you work at home? Here are some ideas that won’t leave your house looking like it’s been glitter bombed.

by Scott Gilbertson in Gear
April 4, 2020

Turn Off Your Screen Time Notifications

It’s just one more thing to feel bad about at a time when nothing feels particularly good.

by Brian Barrett in Gear
April 3, 2020

The CDC Now Recommends Americans Wear Face Masks

Staying home is still the best way to protect yourself from the coronavirus. But the CDC now says that masks are effective as an additional measure.

by Medea Giordano Michael Calore in Gear
April 1, 2020

Whether it’s a Roku, Vizio, or Yamaha, Just Get A Soundbar Already

If you’re also streaming movie after movie, trying to forget that we’re living in a housebound half-life, there’s no better time to try one.

by Adrienne So in Gear
March 31, 2020

Covid-19 Symptoms: What to Do If You Might Have It

Stay calm. Here’s our guide to what symptoms you should look out for, and how to respond if you’ve been exposed.

by Parker Hall in Gear
March 29, 2020

14 Apps and Tools to Stave Off Cabin Fever

Millions of people are staying inside for the indefinite future. Here are a few apps to help you socialize, exercise, and meditate from your own home.

by David Nield in Gear
March 27, 2020

Nonprofits and Companies That Are Helping to Fight the Pandemic

Donate, if you can. Everyone is trying to get by, but these nonprofits, retailers, and companies are directly helping make a difference against the novel coronavirus.

by Medea Giordano in Gear
March 26, 2020

How to Get Your Data-Cap Fees Waived During the Pandemic

Verizon and AT&T will drop mobile data overage charges for customers experiencing financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus. 

by Jon Brodkin Ars Technica in Gear
March 26, 2020

How to Stay in Touch With Friends and Family When You’re Stuck at Home

It’s dangerous to go alone! Take these apps and services to stay in touch and feel less isolated while you follow shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders.

by Louryn Strampe in Gear