Category: Gear / How To and Advice

July 4, 2020

How to Host a Virtual Watch Party

Still sheltering in place? Good. Here’s how to watch movies with friends, even when you’re apart.


by Boone Ashworth in Gear
July 1, 2020

How to Take Photos of Fireworks With Your Phone

Use these battle-tested tips and camera settings to capture dramatic photos of those explosions in the sky.


by Wired Staff in Gear
June 27, 2020

The Best Podcast and Livestream Gear (2020): Mics, Stands, and More

If you’ve always wanted to start creating your own content, now is the time. This gear can help you get great audio and video quality from the start.


by Parker Hall in Gear
June 26, 2020

How to Build the Perfect Pump-Up Playlist

Research shows that music makes a lot of us feel more inspired and productive. Here are some tips on finding your flow—and some tracks to get you started.


by Alan Henry in Gear
June 24, 2020

How to Suspend Your Phone Service to Save Money (Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint)

You’re probably using less cellular data while you shelter in place. Here’s how you can temporarily pause your account—or switch to a cheaper network.


by Julian Chokkattu in Gear
June 17, 2020

Best Sites, Apps, and YouTube Channels to Learn Music (2020)

Modern technology makes studying to play a new instrument easier than ever. And the best part? Most of these tools are free or affordable.


by Parker Hall in Gear
June 16, 2020

How to Disinfect Everything: Coronavirus Home Cleaning Tips

These are our in-depth best practices for keeping yourself (and just about everything else) clean and Covid-19 free.


by Jess Grey Matt Jancer in Gear
June 15, 2020

How to Trade In or Sell Your iPhone (2020): Swappa, Gazelle, uSell

If you’re planning on upgrading to a new device, don’t forget to cash in on your old one.


by Scott Gilbertson in Gear
June 11, 2020

Is it Safe to Send My Child to Back to Day Care

As parents, we may have to develop a new level of comfort with a certain level of risk.


by Adrienne So in Gear
June 7, 2020

How to Build a PC (2020): Hardware Suggestions, Instructions, and More

Building your own computer yourself is a lost art—one due for a revival. We go over the process, from hardware recommendations to instructions.


by Jess Grey Brendan Nystedt in Gear