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.

Making the Most of Subscription Gaming

The best gaming subscription services give you a constant supply of awesome games to play, either by downloading to your console or streaming directly from the cloud. But if you’re going to pay every month for a subscription gaming service, you need to use it in a smart way

How Matter Changes Your Smart Home Experience

In an ideal world, a smart home would be simple to set up, all your devices would work well together no matter the make and you’d be able to control everything from whatever smart speaker, smartphone or other device you wanted without running into any weird bugs. For a

Crank Up a Playdate Handheld With Hundreds of New Games

The Playdate handheld games console is fun, weird and kind of unlike anything else you can buy right now. It’s a charmingly simple throwback to portable gaming devices like the classic Game Boy, while still being packed with modern features. New gaming consoles don’t come along that often, and

Creating a Whole Smart Home Sound System

Music—it’s part of what makes us human, and you should be able to fill your home with it just how you like. You should be able to play your music in any and all of your rooms at any time with the tap of an app or a voice

How To Host a Virtual Game Night

Getting a whole bunch of people over to your house for a game night can be tricky. Everyone has to be free and in town, you’re limited by how much space you have in your living room, plus you need to organize all the snacks and clean up afterward.

Should I Ever Reset My Network Settings?

Modern technology can be fickle. One moment you’re talking away on a Zoom call or happily watching Netflix on your smart TV, and the next, you’re staring at a connection error message and struggling to get back online. These kinds of minor tech hiccups are just a part of

5 Things To Know Before You Play “Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom”

"The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom" is one of the biggest video game releases of 2023. The sequel to "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild," widely considered one of the best video games of all time, "Tears of the Kingdom" was released on May 12

5 Reasons Mobile Apps Are a Better Way To Manage Your Accounts Online

Whether you’re updating your account information, checking a bill or contacting support, a mobile app is often the best way to do it. They’re generally faster and easier to use than a mobile website, and have more features. They’re also just as safe and secure. Here’s why. 1. Mobile

How To Set Up Your Mesh Wi-Fi System

Mesh Wi-Fi systems are great for setting up a wireless network that covers your entire home without any dead spots, so you can make the most of a fast fiber optic internet connection. Instead of relying on one router, a mesh Wi-Fi system uses multiple devices, so you can

Netflix Hacks, Tips and Tricks Everyone Should Know

Netflix is one of the most popular streaming services around, but with thousands of movies and TV shows available on dozens of different streaming devices, most people could probably do with a few Netflix tips and tricks to make the most of it. Here are a few of our