How to Virtualize Android on Your PC So You Can Try Before You Buy

You probably know that you can run a desktop operating system in a virtual machine for testing. You can do the same thing for Android, and it's a great way to test out a phone before you buy it. Here's how to set it up. » 7/22/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm

​Sanitize or Quarantine Your Hotel Room's TV Remote Before Using It

We've mentioned how dirty remote controls are, and they may not be cleaned very often—if ever. When you stay in a hotel, you might want to clean off previous occupants' germs before using it, but there are other options too. » 7/22/14 7:30am Yesterday 7:30am

​This Language Learning Method Ensures You Never Forget What You Learn

We all like the idea of learning a new language, but the time and effort involved can be off-putting. Gabriel Wyner, who wrote our previous post on learning languages as quickly as possible, has revised his method to help you learn faster and better retain what you learn. » 7/18/14 9:30am Friday 9:30am

​Tim Ferris' Email Auto-Responses Can Help You Manage Your Inbox

We all rely on email, we all know it can get overwhelming. To get back in control, Tim Ferris suggests setting up auto-responses that make it clear you only check your emails at certain times of day. He even offers his own for you to try out yourself. » 7/15/14 12:00pm 7/15/14 12:00pm

​Shorten Your Shopping Trip By Blocking Out Slow Tempo Music

There are lots of ways stores try to manipulate shoppers, from placing more expensive items at eye level to encouraging interaction with goods. A study published in the Journal of Marketing shows that the tempo of music you hear whilst shopping can also have an influence. » 7/15/14 9:00am 7/15/14 9:00am

Mirror Enabler Brings Chromecast Screen Mirroring to More Devices

Android (Rooted): Mirroring your Android screen to Chromecast is great for showing off photos and videos, but it is only supported by a handful of devices. Mirror Enabler is an experimental tool from r3pwn that unlocks the feature for many older handsets. » 7/14/14 10:30am 7/14/14 10:30am