As someone who was born and grew up in NC for 22 years, I must revoke your NC card. It isn't pulled pork, it's BBQ. BBQ isn't that tomato/mustard based sauced slathered on pulled slivers of pork. BBQ is a whole hog over a charcoal grill for 12 hours, continuously marinated with a vinegar based sauce, and then… » 9/12/14 6:56am Friday 6:56am

This is the exact reason my wife lets me spend as much money on a gaming headset as my actual console. I usually stay up an hour or two past her gaming a couple nights a week and up until a few months ago I played on a TV just across the hall from the bedroom. When I told her a headset would mean she wouldn't hear a… » 9/11/14 8:33am Thursday 8:33am

Just don't take it too far. As a 30 year old with a masters in music performance from one of the top conservatories in the country, I can wholly say just play for fun. Don't even think about making it a career. Even if you are a prodigy, you're better off being a half-assed programmer and trying to make the next… » 9/08/14 6:55pm 9/08/14 6:55pm

I got a 6 pack of this last fall and have been keeping an eye out for it since. Definitely one of my favorites that is still somewhat affordable enough to keep in stock. But it seems to have almost gone seasonal around here, in VA, because no one has had it in stock for a while. Granted I haven't been looking for… » 9/08/14 4:39pm 9/08/14 4:39pm

We had a huge and very modern gym with indoor and outdoor pools. The library also loaned cds and dvds, although I know most public libraries do this as well. There was also tons of free entertainment. Whenever we were bored we could just walk through the center of campus and find something to do. We also took… » 9/08/14 8:21am 9/08/14 8:21am

More importantly though, is it faster? I had to give up on Chrome when it became so unbelievably slow towards the end of my GNex. Gave it another shot on the M8 and it was still noticeably slower than Dolphin browser. If it can't hang on an M8, then it doesn't cut it on any device. I'd love to use Chrome for… » 9/05/14 10:43am 9/05/14 10:43am

I was hesitant about getting my M8 at the end of May because I wanted to wait and see what the Moto X and Nexus 6 might bring. But from this review it sounds like the Moto X is just trying to be like the M8 on the hardware side with all the really cool Moto software additions. » 9/05/14 10:39am 9/05/14 10:39am

I know higher end phones already have this, but I really like my IR blaster on my One M8. What I really want though is to be able to use my phone as a replacement for my Logitech Harmony remote. I love having one remote to control all devices with easy one-button on/off and saved favorite channels.

A smartphone… » 8/31/14 4:41pm 8/31/14 4:41pm

You, sir, are my hero. I did this with Harviestoun Ola Dubh last year, except that it was the same beer aged 6 months in 6, 12, 18, and 30 year old whisky casks. The flight also threw in some Old Engine Oil for comparison.

Same place had the Bourbon County Stout and I am pissed at myself for only getting two. I… » 8/29/14 2:49pm 8/29/14 2:49pm

I worked as a claims rep. for GEICO and I can say that it does matter. If a customer of over 5 years asked something that was against our policy, it was much more likely to be considered and granted. Even if they were only a policy holder for 2-3 years then it was more likely to be considered.

An auto insurance… » 8/27/14 5:22pm 8/27/14 5:22pm

On Android I'm not including Gmail, Maps, Chrome, etc... since they are usually preloaded. Typically there are others like Facebook and a messaging app (I really like HTC's stock messenger).

So I usually start off with:

-TitaniumBackup Pro
-Dolphin Browser
-ES File Explorer

If it's not obvious, I…
» 8/24/14 7:07pm 8/24/14 7:07pm

I know it's not really part of the article, but it's related. Wifi automation, especially for those of us on data caps, has gotten very important and fortunately gotten very easy. For the last few years I relied on tasker, though a series of very complicated profiles, to toggle my wifi based on location and nearby… » 8/23/14 12:33pm 8/23/14 12:33pm

I was going to suggest you give the HTC One M8 a shot before that last sentence about small tablets. It's definitely large at 5 inches but it's by far the best phone experience I've had. I only had the Droid X and then the Galaxy Nexus before so I was all about pure android. But HTC has really nailed it with Sense.… » 8/22/14 8:26am 8/22/14 8:26am

I did the same in May. Switched from to T-Mobile from Verizon and got the HTC One M8. I left an unlimited data plan and my wife and I both got a single gigabyte each on T-Mobile. With only moderately more attention to my wifi usage I'm able to stay under a gig, in fact I usually only use about 350 megs per month.

» 8/21/14 4:00pm 8/21/14 4:00pm

Ehhh... I had a cheapo stylus that I got from a job fair somewhere that just had the plastic ball at the end. When it finally wore out after a few months I sprung for one of these, I believe based on reading from wirecutter. I admit it is extremely accurate and feels very sturdy, for someone that does actual work on… » 8/21/14 5:22am 8/21/14 5:22am

I'm guessing you haven't been looking for a job recently. I say this since I graduated in 2007 and then again with a masters in 2009. It was impossible to get a job then. I worked two part time jobs for a while, then worked a job requiring no degree. I now have a job that only requires an associates degree. » 8/12/14 1:40pm 8/12/14 1:40pm