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.

6 New Things To Know About Smart TVs and Where the Tech Is Heading

The best smart TVs are bigger, better and more usable than ever. If it’s been a few years since you upgraded your TV set, there's a lot to be excited about this year. 1. Smart TVs are getting bigger With the announcement of the TCL 98” XL 4K UHD

Do I Really Need a Gaming Laptop?

For a long time, there were just four words to describe gaming laptops: big, heavy, loud, expensive. In the past few years, though, this has changed, and today they can be a really great option for gamers on the go, college students and those who just want to own

40+ Cool Games To Play With Your Alexa

Amazon Echos are one of the hardest-working smart home hubs available, but your Alexa can do a lot more than turn on and off your lights or play music. One of the most fun ways to use it is to play one of its many great games. We’ve put

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How To Grow a Smart Garden in Your Kitchen

There's nothing like having fresh herbs and produce on hand when you cook, but if you live in an apartment, or where the weather doesn’t always allow for outdoor gardening, home-grown produce might seem out of reach. That’s where a smart indoor garden can come in.What is a smart

Now That You Have 2 Gig Speed, How Do You Get the Most Out of It?

2 Gig internet is so fast, you can’t just plug a cable into your router and expect to get the best speeds. If you want the fastest internet around, you have to configure your home network, update your devices and make sure everything is compatible. Let’s look at how

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9 Gaming Predictions for 2022 From Experts Across the Internet

2021 was a great year for the video game industry, with games like "Deathloop," "Forza Horizon 5" and "Metroid Dread" dropping—even though the latest consoles are still hard to get your hands on. 2022, though, looks set to be even better.1. Gaming will continue to growThis year, the games

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The Future of Gaming Is in the Cloud (And It Needs Fiber)

Cloud gaming is a new way to play some of your favorite games—without the need to buy an expensive console or gaming PC. Here’s how it works, and what you need to get started (hint: a really good internet connection).What is “cloud gaming” and how does it work?When you

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

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#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