Nathan Chandler

Contributing Writer

Nathan is a freelance writer and photographer based in Lincoln, Nebraska. He earned his B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa and has researched and written about consumer tech for more than 10 years. He's also game to take on stories about science, conspiracy theories and more.

Recent Contributions

What really happens when you transfer your browser to the incognito feature? You may think you're completely anonymous on the internet, but that's not what's happening.

By Nathan Chandler

The internet has made it possible to have a side job — or a full-time one — within your four walls, or just beyond them. We look at 10 great gigs.

By John Fuller, Nathan Chandler & Zach Taras

Streaming movies are a convenient way to catch a flick, but some of those online sites can be iffy, particularly if they offer free movies. We'll show you how to tell a legal site from a sketchy one.

By Nathan Chandler & Yara Simón

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As sports franchises try to attract more fans, teams spend millions upgrading their old stadiums and building new ones. The centerpiece in most? A really, really big HDTV.

By Nathan Chandler & Yara Simón

With all the Internet spying going on out there, it seems like it would be easy to know who's viewing your Facebook profile. Lots of apps promise they can, but can they really?

By Nathan Chandler, Garth Sundem & Chris Opfer

Whether you want to break up with Facebook for good — or just take a breather — we've got step-by-step instructions so you can do either.

By Nathan Chandler & Zach Taras

All these numbers and letters might seem confusing at first, but using your camera's f-stops is really quite simple once you understand some basic principles. Find out how fiddling with f-stops can enhance your photos.

By Nathan Chandler

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Spills are a daily occurrence, but some leave an indelible mark on history. Here are 10 spots that no amount of cleaner can ever wash away from the public record.

By Nathan Chandler

Many homes in rural parts of the U.S. rely on well water rather than city water. But well water has pros and cons that city people may never have considered.

By Nathan Chandler

That fridge dispenser is supposed to make it easy to get a pure delicious-tasting glass of water. But often you taste something stale, metallic or foul. Why is that and how do you fix it?

By Nathan Chandler

Wind tunnels are the unsung heroes of aerodynamics. Thanks to these breezy devices, we have safer planes, cars and space vehicles.They even provide some extreme fun for the adrenaline junkies among us. What's the deal with wind tunnels? Find out in this article.

By Nathan Chandler

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It's fun to point out the faces of people you know in real albums, and you can do the same thing with Facebook photo-tagging. Want to know how to tag someone on Facebook? Read this article to learn the steps!

By Nathan Chandler

Some Airbnb guests have found hidden cameras in their rented homes. Is this legal? And how can you tell if you're being spied on?

By Nathan Chandler

In consumer optical devices like cameras and telescopes, aperture is an incredibly important concept. But what is it, exactly? Let's find out!

By Nathan Chandler

The idea of technology that you wear isn't new, but it's an industry that's exploding in popularity, from Google Glass to fabrics that turn movement into electricity.

By Nathan Chandler

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Augmented reality is the blending of interactive digital elements into our real-world environments. Taking a photo just by framing your fingers is one example.

By Kevin Bonsor & Nathan Chandler

If your fingers ache from trying to type text messages on your smartphone, you'll be happy to learn how to text from computer. There are many benefits, and it's easier than you think!

By Nathan Chandler

You want to import pictures from a cell phone to a laptop, but you're not sure how to do it. We'll show you how to do it step by step.

By Nathan Chandler

You may have heard of Topsy the elephant and her sad demise at the hands of Thomas Edison. But what's the real story?

By Nathan Chandler

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Experts are baffled as to why dogs keep throwing themselves off Overtoun Bridge in Scotland. Are they lured by unseen scents or is something supernatural at work?

By Nathan Chandler

Maybe it's mistrust of the U.S. government and health-related industries, as well as Lyme's insidious nature, that makes this idea catnip for conspiracy theories. But what's the truth?

By Nathan Chandler

When you type a URL into your web browser's address bar, the correct page appears as if by magic (provided you typed it correctly). Is it the work of sorcery? Nope! Domain name servers are handling all the data behind the scenes.

By Marshall Brain, Nathan Chandler & Stephanie Crawford

Black boxes help investigators determine what happened in an airplane accident. What's inside a black box and how does it record flight data?

By Kevin Bonsor & Nathan Chandler

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These days, remote controls seem to, well, control our lives. Most people tend to have piles of them strewn about their living rooms. But where did this ubiquitous technology come from? Where is it headed?

By Nathan Chandler

One term might give you the impression of something grand and mysterious, while the other makes you think of claustrophobia-inducing environs that threaten human life. But what's the real difference?

By Nathan Chandler