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How to Get an Airline Gate Pass

How to Get an Airline Gate Pass

We recently wrote about three airports (DTW, PIT, and TPA) that issue TSA-approved passes that allow individuals without tickets to go through security and visit the airport’s stores and restaurants. Though these passes may have been designed to promote “terminal tourism,” many people are actually using the passes to meet family and friends at the airport gate.

These Airports Let You Meet...

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today at 02:15.

How To Find Your Chromebook's End-of-Life Date

How To Find Your Chromebook's End-of-Life Date

At some point, all of our spiffy new devices will become old and decrepit. Warranties run out, hardware improves, and companies only support their products with software or firmware updates for a limited amount of time. To help you figure out when your Chromebook will reach its end-of-support date, Google will soon add this information to the Chrome OS settings menu.

To find your Chromebook’s...

Nick Douglas Nick Douglas today at 02:00.

Keep Yourself on Task by Checking In With Maesure

Keep Yourself on Task by Checking In With Maesure

Maesure is a free, tiny web-based time tracker. Every ten minutes, Maesure asks what you’ve been doing, and you tell it. It’s a no-frills alternative to sophisticated time trackers like RescueTime. But I like it as a way to stay focused in the moment.

Unlike more full-featured time trackers, Maesure isn’t actively watching what apps and sites you have open. The only power it has is to pop up a...

Josh Ocampo Josh Ocampo today at 01:30.

How to Donate Your Unused Contacts

How to Donate Your Unused Contacts

In case your eye prescription’s recently changed—or you’ve finally bit the bullet and opted for LASIK—here’s one way to get rid of those spare contact lenses you might’ve stashed away.

DonateContacts, a Florida-based non-profit, will accept all of your unused and unexpired contact lenses and donate them to children who don’t have access to or cannot afford lenses. While it varies depending on...

David Murphy David Murphy today at 00:30.

Should You Buy Apple's New 16-Inch MacBook Pro?

Should You Buy Apple's New 16-Inch MacBook Pro?

Even if you don’t want to lug around the world’s bulkiest laptop (or at least, one slightly bulkier than an already-bulky 15-inch laptop), the 16-inch MacBook Pro’s single redeeming feature should be enough to capture anyone’s interest: a brand-new “Magic” Keyboard.

A keyboard? Really?

Yes. Apple’s “butterfly” keyboard was garbage and led to all sorts of issues and annoying warranty...

David Murphy David Murphy yesterday at 22:00.

Automatically Organize Your Downloads With This Chrome Extension

Automatically Organize Your Downloads With This Chrome Extension

Chrome: I download a lot of things. We all do. In my case, my Windows Downloads folder is basically my catch-all for everything I’m working on, as well as the primary archive for files and folders I need to save somewhere else (but haven’t yet). This means said Downloads folder can get unruly, and I have found a new Chrome extension to fix that.

You can probably guess what the extension does...

yesterday at 21:45.

Flagship Smartphone Smackdown: How Does Google's Pixel 4 Stack Up?

Flagship Smartphone Smackdown: How Does Google's Pixel 4 Stack Up?

Launched last month, Google’s Pixel 4 came packed with a ton of new features, like face unlock, a rear-facing telephoto lens, and the ability to take astrophotography. Are these enough to put the Pixel on the top of your shopping list when Black Friday arrives in a few weeks? Let’s take a quick look at how the Pixel 4 stacks up against the hottest devices from Samsung, Apple, and everyone...

Josh Ocampo Josh Ocampo yesterday at 21:30. 2 comments

How to Watch Today's Public Impeachment Hearings Live

How to Watch Today's Public Impeachment Hearings Live

Starting at 10am EST today and continuing on Friday, public impeachment hearings for President Trump will be broadcast live, beginning with three current and former public officials who worked with Ukraine’s leaders.

Up until this point, news of impeachment proceedings has remained confined to transcripts of closed-door testimonies released by Congress. (In case you want to take a look at a...

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Nick Douglas Nick Douglas yesterday at 21:00.

I'm Hannah Hart, Creator of My Drunk Kitchen, and This Is How I Work

I'm Hannah Hart, Creator of My Drunk Kitchen, and This Is How I Work
How I WorkHow I WorkThe How I Work series asks heroes, experts, and all-around productive people to share their shortcuts, workspaces, routines, and more.Prev NextView All

Hannah Hart created My Drunk Kitchen, the internet’s most famous cooking show, but Hart’s channel also includes travelogues, life advice, LGBTQ activism, and more. Over eight years, Hart has become a kind of Oprah or Ellen...

yesterday at 02:30.

Get up to $300 off 2019 MacBook Pro Models

Get up to $300 off 2019 MacBook Pro Models

Apple products have been seeing some excellent deals as we near the end of the year, including the 15- and 13-inch MacBook Pro, which is currently up to $300 off for a limited time through both Amazon and B&H Photo.

This might be the lowest you’ll find the MacBook Pro on sale for the rest of the year—even with Black Friday just a couple of weeks away—so those interested should jump on this...

Nick Douglas Nick Douglas yesterday at 02:00.

The Panic Attack Hack on Bojack Horseman Really Works

The Panic Attack Hack on Bojack Horseman Really Works

Bojack panic attack hack an actual tack! In the most recent episode of Bojack Horseman, Hollyhock (Aparna Nancherla) has a panic attack at a party. A guy named Peter talks her through it. “Look around the room and tell me what you see,” he says. Hollyhock names things—first the things giving her anxiety, then more and more mundane stuff in the room. “It’s a trick my psychiatrist taught me,”...

yesterday at 01:31. 6 comments

Substitute Butter and Milk for Heavy Cream

Substitute Butter and Milk for Heavy Cream

Heavy cream is delicious and adds a richness to all sorts of sweet and savory dishes, but it’s not something everyone keeps in their fridge at all times. So what can you do if you’ve got a hankering for a recipe that calls for heavy cream but don’t have any on-hand? As it turns out, you can use a combination of milk and butter as a pretty effective substitute.

You’re going to need ¼ cup of...

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Josh Ocampo Josh Ocampo yesterday at 01:30.

Southwest Will Match Your Elite Status On Any US Airline Right Now

Southwest Will Match Your Elite Status On Any US Airline Right Now

Getting an airline to match your elite status on another isn’t always easy. American Airlines, for instance, typically requires that you pay a little extra cash to qualify. Southwest, however, is currently offering a hell of a deal you should take advantage of now.

Until December 31, Southwest will match your elite status on any other US-based airline with its own A-List Southwest status...

David Murphy David Murphy yesterday at 01:21. 6 comments

The Best Ways to Set Up Disney+ Before You Start Streaming

The Best Ways to Set Up Disney+ Before You Start Streaming

Finally, the day has arrived—Disney+ launch day, that is. Tempting as it was to call in sick today with a terrible case of the Mandalorian (and a stuffy nose), I’m here, and I’ve created a guide that will help get you started with Disney+. This includes how to quickly install the app on your various devices, activate your free service (if you’re eligible for certain promotions), and which...

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Mike Epstein Mike Epstein yesterday at 01:00. 1 comments

Turn Off Facebook's Camera Privileges on iOS Right Now

Turn Off Facebook's Camera Privileges on iOS Right Now

There’s a lot of evidence suggesting that Facebook is always tracking our data, but a new issue found on the iOS Facebook app suggests the company may be literally watching, too. A new bug—and most parties seem to believe it is a bug—turns on your phone’s camera in the background while you’re using Facebook.

The issue, discovered by web designer Joshua Maddox, who tweeted a video of himself...

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Nicole Dieker Nicole Dieker yesterday at 00:30. 1 comments

These Airports Let You Meet Your Family and Friends at the Gate

These Airports Let You Meet Your Family and Friends at the Gate

I’m old enough to remember what it was like to go through airport security with my family so we could all meet Grandma at the gate—and now, thanks to new TSA-approved tourist passes, some airports are allowing passengers to recreate that experience.

As Bloomberg News explains, these passes were originally created as a way to increase “terminal tourism” (essentially, treating the airport like a...

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Nov 12, 2019 at 23:15. 17 comments

Defrost Frozen Meat in About Half the Time with a Hot Water Bath

Defrost Frozen Meat in About Half the Time with a Hot Water Bath

Buying meat when it’s on sale and then freezing it for when you need it is great in theory. However, in practice, it’s incredibly difficult (some might even say impossible) to remember to thaw that meat ahead of time. The recommended method of thawing frozen meat overnight in the fridge can not only take more than a day, it also requires planning. As a speedier alternative, many people...

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Beth Skwarecki Beth Skwarecki Nov 12, 2019 at 23:00. 1 comments

Save Your Last Business Card

Save Your Last Business Card

You never want to be the person who runs out of business cards at a networking event. You end up scrawling your email address on a piece of paper, or swearing that you’ll remember your new friend’s name or at least their company and job title, and let’s be honest—you won’t. Well, here’s a tip: Next time you’re running low on business cards, save that last one.

What good does that do? Well,...

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David Murphy David Murphy Nov 12, 2019 at 21:30.

You Can Now 'Stereo Pair' Google Home and Google Home Mini Speakers

You Can Now 'Stereo Pair' Google Home and Google Home Mini Speakers

If you have multiple chubby Google Home speakers—the Max—or two of the company’s brand-new Nest Mini speakers, then you’ve probably already been playing around with their Stereo Pair feature. Don’t fret if you’re still rockin’ an old-school Google Home or Google Home Mini, however; your time has come. Almost.

According to numerous reports, Google is unlocking its “stereo pair” feature for...

Josh Ocampo Josh Ocampo Nov 12, 2019 at 21:15. 2 comments

The Right Way to Tip Your Instacart Shopper

The Right Way to Tip Your Instacart Shopper

Last week, Instacart workers organized a nationwide strike that lasted three days, demanding an increase of the default tip on the delivery platform’s interface from 5 to 10 percent. In a post that was deleted by Medium for “privacy” reasons (it’s since been republished), several Instacart shoppers addressed the company’s CEO, Apoorva Mehta, before their strike, referring to his business...

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