11 Ways to Upgrade Your Wi-Fi and Make Your Internet Faster

11 Ways to Upgrade Your Wi-Fi and Make Your Internet Faster

For more info, read our guide to where to put your router for the best possible home Wi-Fi .You might need to apply some creative cabling to get your router in a better place, but it's going to be worth the effort for the end results.

How to Upgrade Your Home Wi-Fi and Get Faster Internet

How to Upgrade Your Home Wi-Fi and Get Faster Internet

While a router upgrade doesn't make any difference to the speed of the internet coming into your home, it can certainly have an impact on the speeds and stability you see on your devices.

Locally Grown Is PBS for the Streaming Age

Locally Grown Is PBS for the Streaming Age

Flipping through Locally Grown is like finding lost treasure, each channel its own trove of .Like a video archive that is available 24/7, Locally Grown is an anti-streaming streamer, the PBS of black cultural ephemera.Locally Grown lets viewers tune in to one of 11 curated channels, 24/7.

Ugly or Beautiful? The Housing Blocks Communism Left Behind

Ugly or Beautiful? The Housing Blocks Communism Left Behind

Their new book Eastern Blocks features 100 images of modernist housing estates and other unusual Soviet-era structures.The duo began photographing modernist and brutalist architecture in central and eastern Europe after founding Zupagrafika as a design studio and publishing house in 2012.

Why Bigger Roads Make Traffic Worse, and Other Summer Travel News

Why Bigger Roads Make Traffic Worse, and Other Summer Travel News

Stories you might have missed about holiday travel. On Monday, SFTMA reported its Muni trains were experiencing a delay because of … a balloon, which got stuck in a tunnel. The number of Americans expected to travel for the July 4 holiday, according to AAA—a record!

Space Photos of the Week: Here Comes the Sun

Space Photos of the Week: Here Comes the Sun

Space Photos of the Week: Here Comes the Sun. We’re turning the space oddities up to 11 this week, peeping at galaxy mergers, asteroid photobombs, and more.

The New Charlie's Angels Trailer Is Here

The New Charlie's Angels Trailer Is Here

Today we have the first trailer from the new reboot of Charlie's Angels and a whole lot of news about Netflix. George Clooney will be directing and starring in an upcoming film adaptation of the sci-fi thriller Good Morning, Midnight for Netflix.

These Cities Will Track Scooters to Get a Handle on Regulation

These Cities Will Track Scooters to Get a Handle on Regulation

On Tuesday, 15 cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco, and Bogota, Colombia, said they’ve created a nonprofit called the Open Mobility Foundation, devoted to collecting, maintaining, and standardizing information about where shared vehicles—including cars, scooters, jet packs, and bicycles—are parked.

7 Free Streaming Services to Save You From Subscription Hell

7 Free Streaming Services to Save You From Subscription Hell

The more interesting reason to take a look at the Roku Channel is that it also offers free live streaming, including news reports from ABC and indie movies and classic TV from Filmrise.

Space Photos of the Week: Salt of the Jupiter Moon

Space Photos of the Week: Salt of the Jupiter Moon

Space Photos of the Week: Salt of the Jupiter Moon. Space photos and potato chips, bet you can’t have just one or two or three or four.

Quiet Evidence of People's Impact on Earth

Quiet Evidence of People's Impact on Earth

It supports something else scientists have been saying for a while: Human activity has so drastically impacted the planet that it's entering a new geological epoch, called the Anthropocene. George Marazakis documents traces of this activity, from fish farms to salt works, while driving through Greece for his series A Cure for Anthropocene .

YouTube's 'Slow-Mo Guys' Share the Best Slow-Motion Videos

YouTube's 'Slow-Mo Guys' Share the Best Slow-Motion Videos

"You get to see things from a scientific perspective that you wouldn't normally get to see normally," says Daniel Gruchy, one half of the duo better known as YouTube's The Slow Mo Guys.

The Impressionistic Tracings of Airplane Lights at Night

The Impressionistic Tracings of Airplane Lights at Night

Now he photographs airplanes in the middle of winter, when fireflies are hibernating and there's an extra hour of darkness, letting him squeeze in a few more shots before the last flights of the day touch ground.

The Weather Channel Flooded Charleston to Make You Give a Damn

The Weather Channel Flooded Charleston to Make You Give a Damn

“We’re always trying to figure out a way to tell climate change in a way that resonates with people, and it’s extremely difficult,” says Nick Weinmiller, Weather Channel creative art director.

How to Tame Slack for a More Productive Workday

How to Tame Slack for a More Productive Workday

Customize your notification settings by navigating to the gear icon in the top right corner of a channel. You can also set times when Slack won’t send you notifications at all, like after you've gone home for the day.

So You Want to Harness Evaporation From a Manmade Lake

So You Want to Harness Evaporation From a Manmade Lake

Just check out the Qattara Depression Project ; the basic idea is to create a channel to let water from the Mediterranean Sea flow into the Qattara Depression, a giant low-lying area in Egypt.

Roku Channel Streams Shows to Your Phone, No Box Required

Roku Channel Streams Shows to Your Phone, No Box Required

And if you need any more indication that software will drive Roku’s future more than the hardware that powers it, look no further than the Roku Channel. Within a few weeks, the Roku Channel will not only host free, ad-supported content, but offer subscriptions to other streaming services as well.

How the CIA Trains Spies to Hide in Plain Sight

How the CIA Trains Spies to Hide in Plain Sight

GraffChina's 5 Steps for Recruiting Spies"One of our officers, probably working out of the American embassy, would have surveillance 24 hours a day; they'd have teams of people following them," says Mendez, who spent years as the CIA's disguise chief.

Should I Delete My Tweets?

Should I Delete My Tweets?

That might mean a few days or a few weeks, if you’re someone who habitually engages in threads or long conversations on Twitter—you don't want your half of the discussion disappear before the conversation is even finished!You can download your archive of tweets before you delete them, if you worry that maybe the MOST BRILLIANT THING you’ve ever said is buried back in your twitter history, and one day you’ll dig through and find it.

How Elvis Introduced Paul McCartney to the Remote Control

How Elvis Introduced Paul McCartney to the Remote Control

But McCartney says it was the King's TV he remembers best."I think the most amazing thing besides actually just meeting him was he had the first remote television channel changer that we'd ever seen, 'cause you know, it was that year when they came out," McCartney remembers."He was just aiming it at the TV, and the channels were changing and we go 'Whoa!

Achieve Audiophile Superiority With These Streaming Amps

Achieve Audiophile Superiority With These Streaming Amps

Naim Audio Uniti StarBest for: Streamcurious audiophilesWith a built-in CD player that rips tracks to a local drive, the Uniti Star eases the pain of parting with your CDs. Naim’s app summons your newly captured tunes and streams hi-res songs from cloud services.