This Could Be the Year You Quit Wasting 36,500 Minutes Behind the Wheel

Each year the average American spends 608 hours driving a car — almost 26 full days of getting from point A to point B. That's equivalent to watching every episode of Breaking Bad ten times (don't put it past me). As a driver, it's your duty to own this potential, and lots of car companies are already willing to help… » 10/30/14 12:00pm Thursday 12:00pm

The Future of Mobile Commerce Is Bright (and Secure)

More than ever before, we're living most of our lives via mobile devices, which means sensitive information is in transit constantly. In the past, data security relied heavily on methods that really only work well on a desktop — but given that online ne'er-do-wells seem to get craftier and more industrious every day,… » 10/29/14 12:00pm Wednesday 12:00pm

5 Ways to Fail During an Important Meeting (and How to Avoid Them)

Each year, the average executive wastes five days waiting for meetings to start. And the average employee doesn't make out much better — most of us attend eight work meetings per week, which means those technical delays are responsible for your missed vacation days, delayed dates, and time spent reading bedtime… » 10/27/14 12:00pm Monday 12:00pm

Help Write the Forza Horizon 2 Travel Guide, Win an Xbox One and an HDTV

Okay, Europe is pretty awesome as a travel destination, but it has its difficulties. It's expensive to get there, communicating with the locals can be difficult, and even if blazing around the hairpin turns of the Amalfi Coast didn't already present the serious possibility of death, what's the point if you can't do it… » 10/27/14 12:00pm Monday 12:00pm

History Doesn't Lie: Offense Wins Games, Defense Wins Championships

Over the past several years, thanks to rule changes that have given quarterbacks more protection and allowed receivers to run rampant through the secondary, football fans have been conditioned to expect dynamic aerial battles and skyrocketing scores. Great offenses can thrill fans and rack up points, but the old adage… » 10/24/14 12:00pm 10/24/14 12:00pm

What Automated Appliance Would Make Your Life a Trillion Times Easier?

Our objects are talking to us and no, we aren't hallucinating. Home automation is turning our homes and lives into a sequel to Beauty and the Beast — but instead of being punished by an ancient spell, people are benefiting from the ability to communicate with our appliances. No more spending the workday freaking out… » 10/23/14 12:00pm 10/23/14 12:00pm

Sunset Overdrive Is Ready for the Apocalypse. Are You?

Are you the type who spends your Saturday afternoons standing in the park wearing a sandwich board proclaiming the glorious conflagration that's just around the corner? Is your fallout shelter stocked with a ten-year supply of nutritional bars, bottled water, and triple-ply toilet paper? Or maybe the words "incoming… » 10/22/14 12:00pm 10/22/14 12:00pm

Winning A $150 GameStop Gift Card Is So Easy It's Scary

Things are starting to get a little spooky around here, if you haven't noticed. Halloween is rapidly approaching, and while you're probably too old for Trick or Treating, that doesn't mean you can't get some sweet treats in your plastic pumpkin bucket this year. Candy is bad for you, though, and you're a grown up, so… » 10/21/14 4:00pm 10/21/14 4:00pm

Learn a Thing or Two from a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalist

Photojournalist Jay Dickman grew up hooked on LIFE magazine and National Geographic. Now, he's a Pulitzer Prize winner who's documented everything from the war in El Salvador to a "Stone Age" village in Papua New Guinea. He has also penned five books on his craft and founded FirstLight, a workshop series for aspiring… » 10/21/14 12:00pm 10/21/14 12:00pm

Live Large With The PlayStation Store For Day 1 Digital

Gamers like to live large. Sure, screen sizes may change over the years, but the action packed into those megapixels continues to grow at a crazy fast pace. When it comes to game time, you want the biggest explosions, the most realistic dunks, and the most massive guns. » 10/20/14 12:00pm 10/20/14 12:00pm

Infographic: Are You Making The Most of Your 24-Hour Day?

If there's one takeaway from an analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics American Time Use Surveythe U.S. government's meticulous and fascinating census of our daily actions — it's that most of us manage to do an awful lot on an unforgiving 24-hour schedule. But for most people, it isn't possible to do it all and… » 10/16/14 12:00pm 10/16/14 12:00pm

A Practical Guide to Being Trapped Alone with the Alien

Ridley Scott's Alien is a slimy nightmare on legs. The question is, would you manage to escape with your life if you bumped into it in a dark hallway? Wonder no more: Alien: Isolation is here to test your survival skills against a Xenomorph in the shadows. If you'd rather not be ET lunch, pay attention for a few… » 10/16/14 12:00pm 10/16/14 12:00pm

Get Extra Credit With Sony's "Get $15 For Spending $100" Promotion

Fall is here and depending on where you live, that might mean that the leaves are falling, but maybe not. Regardless of where you live and what the leaves are doing there, fall always means it's time for the biggest games of the year to be released out into the wild. » 10/15/14 4:00pm 10/15/14 4:00pm

Why I Love Speed Wagons (And You Should, Too)

I love wagons. One of my earliest car-related memories involves riding in the back of my friend's parents' station wagon. We entered through the rear hatch and plopped down on backward-facing seats. An ignorant kid, I viewed the wagon as a utility vehicle — until my buddy's dad stepped on the gas. The V8 roared, the… » 10/15/14 12:00pm 10/15/14 12:00pm

Every Possible Apocalypse, From Worst to Best

The apocalypse gets a bad rap, but let's face it, sometimes you find yourself thinking that if the world as we know it came to an end tomorrow, it wouldn't be the worst thing ever. Of course, everything depends on the details, and some apocalypses are better than others. Between meteoric destruction, out of control… » 10/15/14 12:00pm 10/15/14 12:00pm

Four Failed TV Show Businesses and the Man Who Could've Saved Them

When it comes to starting an independent business, many will try, but honestly, most will fail. The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well, but the know-how and raw talent to turn that spirit into success (and more importantly, money)? Not so much. Luckily, there's at least one naturally born businessman who isn't… » 10/14/14 12:00pm 10/14/14 12:00pm

How to Turn a Plane Into Your Own Personal Chill Lounge

Thanks to packed flights, crying babies, and that one guy who gets up every five minutes to recover some forgotten artifact from the overhead bin, plane rides can tread into tedious territory. The good news? Travel headaches aren't inevitable. » 10/14/14 12:00pm 10/14/14 12:00pm

Fulfill Your Fall Productivity Dreams with a $150 Amazon Gift Card

Is the chill in the air inspiring you to take on new DIY projects, tackle bestseller lists, or even try a few fall (or should we just say "pumpkin") themed recipes? Whatever you've got on your seasonal to-do list, checking things off will require some funds. Here's your chance to minimize the financial burden of… » 10/10/14 3:59pm 10/10/14 3:59pm

From Peanuts to Private Suites: The Evolution of In-Flight Service

When the first commercial flight took off in 1914, in-flight service was minimal — the focus was on getting from point A to point B without so much as a packet of peanuts thrown in. But over the past century, the concept has shifted dramatically. Here's how the role of flight attendants and the services provided… » 10/09/14 12:00pm 10/09/14 12:00pm