2021 Ford Bronco first drive review: Legit Jeep slayer

If you’re bringing back a legendary nameplate after a quarter-century slumber — especially one tasked with dethroning the industry’s biggest icon — you’d better give it everything you’ve got. Two days spent driving the 2021 Ford Bronco both on- and off-road suggests that not only has the Blue Oval done what’s necessary to take on Jeep’s Wrangler, … Read more

Woodworking in America: Meggan Smith

We may receive a commission when you use our affiliate links. However, this does not affect our recommendations. We are interviewing producers from all 50 states. Today we introduce you to Meggan Smith, a carpenter and owner of a small business in Kansas. How did you start working with wood? Who were your mentors?My carpentry … Read more

How to turn off Google Assistant and improve your privacy

Sarah Tew/CNET Google Assistant — the virtual assistant found in Android phones and smart home devices like the Google Nest — offers help with a variety of everyday tasks. You can check the weather, find the score of sports games and even get help with math just by asking Google Assistant.  However, you may not want it on … Read more

Six Favorite Tips for Decorating a Summer Bedroom

This article is in partnership with Walmart OOne of the most enjoyable things for me in decorating is to focus on the season we live in! Why keep your spaces always the same when you can feel inspired by a few simple changes? We’re not going on a tropical vacation this summer, but the sun … Read more

14 Tips for Picking the Best Time to Plant Roses

Roses are a very popular flower that is often associated with love and romance. But for many gardeners roses don’t always conjure warm feelings of admiration. Some view it as picky or too hard to grow. Even seasoned gardeners find challenges with growing roses. However, roses aren’t always difficult to grow. But they do call … Read more

Make way for Matter, the smart home’s would-be skeleton key

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Three speakers, three assistants — and one standard devices can use to connect with each of them. Chris Monroe/CNET At Wednesday’s Alexa Live 2021 event, Amazon confirmed that its Echo lineup of speakers and smart displays will soon support Matter, a new, universal smart home standard. The product of a multiyear joint effort with other … Read more

How to Clean Baseboards – The Ultimate Guide

While you’re getting into your spring cleaning, make sure to spend some time cleaning baseboards. Although they might seem insignificant, once they’re clean it’ll make a big impact. Not sure how to go about cleaning baseboards? Don’t worry, I’ve put together an easy-to-follow guide for baseboard cleaning. There are some parts of the house that … Read more

Samsung’s Family Hub fridge now comes with Alexa built-in

Samsung Earlier this year, Samsung refreshed the 22.5-inch touchscreen on its flagship Family Hub smart refrigerator, giving it a cleaner interface and new features for cooking and shopping. Now, the company is adding Alexa into the newest Family Hub models, as well — and that might make for a crowded house, given that the smart … Read more