Every bit of camera gear you own has a unique serial number to identify it. It is what you’ll use to prove that a particular camera or lens belongs to you if you ever need to make an insurance claim or report something stolen. Here’s how to find your gear’s serial numbers.
Most Wi-Fi cameras and video doorbells offer a paid subscription that comes with more features, but also offer a free tier that works well enough for most use. However, that’s not the case with Nest cameras at all. You pretty much require a Nest Aware subscription.
The Steam Link was built for the Steam Controller, but Valve has added support for others, including the beloved Xbox One controller. Recent firmware updates have allowed native vibration support. Here’s how to enable it.
Your AirPods can function as hearing aids thanks to “Live Listen” in iOS 12. This feature uses your iPhone (or iPad) as a directional microphone, capturing sound and reducing noise before piping it through your AirPods.
Gas-powered lawn mowers and string trimmers may be the gold-standard, but electric options (battery-powered and corded alike) are becoming more common. Here are some things you should know about both so you can decide which is best for your situation.
For a long time, Chromebook users who also need access to the Android Debug Utility (ADB) and Fastboot for Android devices were left with one option: Crouton. Now, however, both ADB and Fastboot are included in Chrome OS. Here’s how to access them.
It’s amazing how it’s become almost unthinkable to go about your day to day life without a fragile chunk of glass and expensive electronics in your pocket. A single drop, one stumble, a careless spill, and you’re out hundreds of dollars. This is why gadget insurance is such a big industry. But is it worth it to insure your gear?
If you’re interested in using Android but don’t want all the Googly-ness of it, there are ways to go completely Google-free. With the right set of tools, you can have a truly open Android experience.
A 403 Forbidden Error occurs when a web server forbids you from accessing the page you’re trying to open in your browser. Most of the time, there’s not much you can do. But sometimes, the problem might be on your end. Here are some things you can try.
Kindles have an incredible lifespan. My six year old Paperwhite is still going strong. You’re pretty likely to still have a working Kindle if you upgrade to a newer model, so here’s what you need to do before selling or giving away your old one.
Wi-Fi cameras like the Nest Cam, Arlo Q, Canary, and more are super convenient—you just plug them into a nearby outlet, connect them to your Wi-Fi network, and you’re off to the races. However, that convenience comes at a cost.
Travelling with your camera gear can be a difficult time for photographers; just ask Michelle Frankfurter, who recently lost $13,000 worth of gear after her carry on was gate checked on an American Airlines flight. There are just so many ways your gear can get broken or go missing. Let’s look at how to travel with your gear as safely as possible.
A 502 Bad Gateway Error occurs when you try to visit a web page, but one web server gets an invalid response from another web server. Most of the time, the problem is on the website itself, and there’s not much you can do. But sometimes, this error can occur because of a problem on your computer or networking equipment. Here are some things you can try.
Windows 10’s April 2018 Update brings “Core Isolation” and “Memory Integrity” security features to everyone. These use virtualization-based security to protect your core operating system processes from tampering, but Memory Protection is off by default for people who upgrade.
Kindles, like any other small electronic devices, are easy to lose; they’re also a good target for thieves. Here’s what to do if your Kindle goes missing.
Standing desks are great. They’re arguably better for your health than sitting, have been known to increase productivity, and can improve focus. But you can’t just jump right into using one—there’s both a learning curve and a physical adjustment to go through.
Chromebooks have come a long way since the original Cr-48 back in 2010, and are now more powerful (and mainstream) than ever. If you’re curious about Google’s web-centric operating system, here are some things you may not know.
Good camera lenses don’t come cheap, but if you’re window shopping on Amazon or B&H Photo, you might notice some extreme outliers: cine lenses (or cinema lenses) designed specifically for filmmakers. While you can get a Canon 50mm f/1.8 for $125, the Canon 50mm T/1.3 cine lens is a cool $3,950. So, what sets this cine lens apart? Let’s find out.
USB Type-C is clearly the future, but getting to the future isn’t always painless, and USB-C has a lot of problems. Here are a few things every new USB-C user needs to know.
While they’re never the snappiest devices, if your Kindle is feeling sluggish—or freezing altogether—we’re here to help. Let’s look at some troubleshooting tips.
If you want a video doorbell for your front door, but aren’t sure which one to get, we’ve tested out the top three models—the Ring Video Doorbell 2, Nest Hello, and SkyBell HD—to see which one might best fit your needs.
A UV filter is a glass filter that attaches to the front of your camera lens and blocks ultraviolet rays. They used to be necessary for film photography, but now most photographers use them to protect their lenses.
Android and iOS are constantly running in parallel, copying (and expanding on) each other’s features. But they’re not always at parity. Here’s a closer look at a handful of things Android can do that you won’t find on iPhone—even after you upgrade to iOS 12 this Fall.
Noise-isolating headphones are great, but if you have a favorite pair of earbuds that you just can’t part with, you can turn them into noise-isolating earbuds of sorts that block out outside noise without spending a bunch of money.
Something called storedownloadd is taking up a lot of CPU power, which you noticed while using Activity Monitor. Don’t panic: it’s just the Mac App Store downloading some software for you.