Gaming

New study gives some handy tips on how to survive on Game of Thrones

Enlarge / How has Tyrion Lannister survived for so long? Being high born helps, being male doesn’t. His willingness to switch his allegiance to Daenerys Targaryen likely tipped the balance. HBO Game of Thrones boasts one of the highest body counts on TV, knocking off even major characters in some very gruesome ways. Perhaps even […]

Gaming

‘Fallout 76’: Beginner Tips for Nuclear Wasteland Survival

The time has come fellow vault dwellers! Vault 76 is now open and the Overseer has a big task for us — head into Appalachia and re-colonize! Sound like fun? Unfortunately, leaving the vault isn’t as liberating as it seems. There’s a big ol’ hostile wasteland waiting for us, crawling with irradiated nasties. For more […]

Photography

7 camera care tips to keep your DSLR or mirrorless camera working for the next decade

Hillary Grigonis/Digital Trends A good camera makes for a pricey investment, especially if it’s a DSLR or mirrorless model with a collection of lenses you’ve built around it. And yet, too often we treat our expensive gear as if it was a disposal camera we picked up at Walgreens. If you want your camera and […]

Top Stories

Where Kids Find Hate Online — And Tips For How To Handle It

By Caroline Knorr, Common Sense Media Hate speech is all over the internet. Fueled by trolls, extremists, false information, and a group mentality, this kind of cruelty against a religion, ethnicity, sexual identity, gender, race ― or anything, really ― has reached a fever pitch. And while some kids will be attacked, and some may […]

Gaming

Dark Souls Beginner's Guide: 8 Tips That'll Help You Survive

If this is your first time playing Dark Souls, you’ll need all the help you can get. These tips and beginner build ideas will help get you started with Dark Souls: Remastered. October 23, 2018 4:00PM EST October 23, 2018 PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this […]

Mobile

iPhone Patent Tips Tech That Could Warn You About Spoofed Calls

In the future, iPhones may be able to automatically detect spam calls and warn you about them. The capability is detailed in an Apple patent application called “Detection of spoofed call information,” published Thursday by the US Patent and Trademark Office, according to AppleInsider. Scammers can attempt to trick you by spoofing the caller ID […]

Computer

Microsoft Tips Oct. 2 Event: Here's What to Expect

Microsoft today sent invitations to an Oct. 2 event in New York City. The company held a similar event last year to debut new Surface hardware and show off features coming to Windows 10. Since this year’s invitation reads simply “A moment of your time,” some have speculated that the company may be coming out […]

Photography

8 GoPro tips and tricks to take your footage to the next level

Things have changed quite a bit since GoPro shipped its first product — a wrist-mounted 35mm film camera — in 2005. Now, long after moving to digital and having gone through multiple generations of cameras, adrenaline junkies all over the world have flocked to GoPro for their video and photo needs. Perfect for strapping to […]

Photography

Tips and Tricks for Better Smartphone Photography

Your smartphone is always with you, a constant companion that can connect to the web to look up any tiny nugget of trivia, and generally keep you in constant contact with the outside world. It’s one of the key items you grab before leaving the house, and the last time you (probably) turned it off […]

Photography

10 Beyond-Basic Digital Photography Tips

Digital photography can be an addicting hobby. The medium offers instant feedback you didn’t get with film (unless you’re shooting Polaroid), and large memory cards allow you to experiment with angles and lighting to your heart’s content. If you’re past the beginner stage, photography is your passion, and you’re looking for some new ideas to […]

Photography

10 Quick Tips to Fix Your Bad Photos

Digital photography has democratized the medium. More people are taking more photos than ever before, and they’re sharing them online with friends and family in record numbers. It’s easy to place the blame on the camera (or your smartphone) if your images aren’t as nice as some others you see online, but by following a […]

Gaming

The best ‘Pokémon Go’ tips and tricks

Pokémon Go became a cultural phenomenon in 2016 by giving everyone the chance to “catch ’em all.” In augmented reality (AR), you wander around your city and neighborhood to find and catch as many virtual pocket monsters as possible. Despite how simple the game mechanics seem, there are still ways to play the game well, and developer Niantic has introduced […]