Harry Guinness

About the author

Harry Guinness is an Irish freelance writer and photographer. He spends his time either at home in Ireland, in the French Alps skiing, or avoiding everything in Parts Unknown. His writings have been published in The New York Times, Popular Science, Lifehacker, and dozens of other places.

How To Get That PS5 or Xbox Series X/S Right Now

Although they were released over a year ago, the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are almost impossible to buy. You can’t just walk into a store and grab one off the shelves—as soon as they come back into stock, they’re sold out right away. If

The 5 Best Releases Your Favorite Gamers Want for Holidays 2021

Many of the biggest console and computer games of the year are released around the holidays—and 2021 is on track with tradition. If you’re looking to pick up a great game for yourself, or as a gift for someone lucky, let’s look at five of the best new games

#1 Fiber Game Changer: It Uses Light to Send Data

Internet that’s as fast as light? Absolutely. You just have to turn to fiber optic cables. Instead of using an electrical current like traditional copper telephone wires, fiber cables literally carry data using beams of light shot out by lasers. Let's discuss.  How does light carry data? Have you ever watched a movie where someone uses a mirror

Why You Should Use Alexa Routines

Alexa Routines are a way to make your Echo smart speakers even smarter. They let you combine multiple actions into a single voice command. Instead of having to say, “Alexa, dim lights,” “Alexa, set lights to purple” and “Alexa, play '80s Party on Spotify,” you could just say, “Alexa,

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Lose The Lag And Top The Leaderboard With These Gaming Tips

When you’re playing online multi-player PC games, there's nothing more annoying than stuttering, lag or choppiness. Any slowdown or delay between you pressing a button and your on-screen character taking action can cost you a match. And it takes the fun right out of it. Thankfully, there are some

How To Watch 4K Films at Home

Even if you have a brand new 4K TV, you might not be seeing the movies and shows you’re streaming in all their ultra-high-definition 4K glory. It can be surprisingly complicated to get everything set up and working correctly. Let's talk about it.What is 4K content?4K or ultra-high-definition (UHD)

Choosing the Right Video Conferencing Service: How Gig Makes a Difference

Whether it’s your weekly family catch-up or an important work meeting, video conferencing software now plays an important role in many people’s lives. But if you’re getting connection issues on Zoom or poor video quality with Microsoft Teams, then your connection might not be good enough to support your

It’s Time To Start Backing Up Your Important Files to the Cloud

Digital data is increasingly important in our work and personal lives. If you have precious documents on your computer—whether it’s a presentation for work, a draft of the novel you’re writing or family photos you treasure—it’s a good idea to take steps to keep them safe.And the best way

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Why Is Fiber Future-Proof?

If you’ve looked into upgrading your home internet to a gigabit fiber connection, you’ve probably seen some marketing materials that claim fiber optic internet is future-proof. This isn’t made-up marketing talk. It’s real. Let's explore what it really means—and why fiber is going to keep delivering the fastest internet

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Creating a Smart Home Wine Cellar

Collecting wine is almost—almost—as fun as drinking it. But if you’re going to get the most from the bottles you put away for a few months or even years, you need to store them correctly. Most of us don't have the setup for a regular wine cellar, but you