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  • Learn to Pick Locks for Fun and an Increased Understanding of Security

    22 October 2014, 8:30 pm by: Jason Fitzpatrick

    Learning to pick locks is a fun exercise in learning about locking mechanisms, honing a useful skill, and getting a better understanding of how locks work and protect—or fail to protect—you and your stuff.Read more...
  • The Sleek Scandinavian Workspace

    22 October 2014, 8:00 pm by: Melanie Pinola

    This mostly white workspace with black and natural accents is refreshingly light and minimalist—without being boring.Read more...
  • The Money You Can Save by Cutting Back on Beer, TV, Soda, and Smoking

    22 October 2014, 7:00 pm by: Patrick Allan

    Everyone has heard how drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, and indulging sugary sodas is unhealthy one way or another, but there are other costs involved. This video gives some examples of the money and time you could save if you cut back on these common bad…
  • Play with Digital Paper with These Android 5.0 Wallpapers

    22 October 2014, 6:00 pm by: Eric Ravenscraft

    Google just released announced Android 5.0 last week and, along with it came a new developer preview. Included in that preview are a slew of pretty new wallpapers for your phone-decorating pleasure.Read more...
  • Watch Out for Suspicious Microsoft Office Files--It Could Be Malware

    22 October 2014, 5:30 pm by: Patrick Allan

    Microsoft recently announced a security advisory warning of specially crafted Microsoft Office files that can give an attacker the same user rights as the user that opens it. The vulnerability affects all supported releases of Microsoft Windows, excluding…
  • Most Popular Linux Desktop Environment: GNOME Shell

    22 October 2014, 5:15 pm by: Alan Henry

    Even after settling on a Linux distribution to use, you still have to decide on a desktop environment. There are tons to choose from, and last week we asked you for your favorites . Then we looked at the five best Linux desktop environments . Now we're back to…
  • The Best Techniques for Negotiating with Car Dealerships

    22 October 2014, 5:00 pm by: Jason Lancaster - Quora

    Car salespeople have a reputation for trying to squeeze every cent from their customers, and they're often very good at their jobs. They are experienced negotiators and you need to know how to find leverage to make a deal in your favor.Read more...
  • Gawker These Are the Creepy 4Chan Successors Behind Gamergate's Pathetic War | io9 10 Bizarre Theori

    22 October 2014, 4:50 pm by: Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker

    Gawker These Are the Creepy 4Chan Successors Behind Gamergate's Pathetic War | io9 10 Bizarre Theories About The Pyramids That DON'T Involve Aliens | Jalopnik The Man Who Turned Speedboats Full Of Weed Into Indy 500 Glory | Kotaku The Evil Within: The…
  • Prevent Clutter by Asking Yourself Where Items Will Go Before Buying

    22 October 2014, 4:30 pm by: Patrick Allan

    The best way to get rid of clutter is by preventing it from accumulating in the first place. The next time you're out shopping, ask yourself where the item you're considering buying is going to go, even if it's not an impulse buy.Read more...
  • PhotoMath Calculates Equations Using Your Phone's Camera

    22 October 2014, 4:00 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    iPhone/Windows Phone: You have a ton of options for calculators on your phone, but Photomath does things differently. Just point your phone's camera at an equation and PhotoMath automatically comes up with the solution. Read more...
  • Three Best Sets of Rechargeable Batteries

    22 October 2014, 3:30 pm by: Shane Roberts, Commerce Team on Kinja Co-Op, shared by Shane Roberts, Commerce Team to Lifehacker

    You've charged up these top five nominees with your recommendations , and now it's time to vote for a winner.Read more...
  • Fantastical Adds Interactive Notifications, Today Widget, and More

    22 October 2014, 3:30 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    iOS: Fantastical 2 for iPad and iPhone were both updated today to include a bunch of new iOS 8 features, including interactive notifications, a today widget, and more. Read more...
  • I'm Matthew Dornquast, CEO of Code42, and This Is How I Work

    22 October 2014, 3:00 pm by: Andy Orin

    It may be our most repeated and most ignored advice: always back up your files . Just do it! All drives and discs eventually fail, and backup service CrashPlan is specifically designed with that in mind.Read more...
  • Choose the Left Line Instead of the Right for a Possibly Shorter Wait

    22 October 2014, 2:00 pm by: Melanie Pinola

    No one likes waiting on line, especially when it seems like everyone else's line is moving faster . If you have to choose a direction—left or right—you might have better luck going to the left, where lines tend to be shorter.Read more...
  • Use a "One Month Ahead" Budget to Adjust for Irregular Income

    22 October 2014, 1:30 pm by: Melanie Pinola

    Setting up a budget is pretty easy when you're making the same amount of money every month and your expenses are fairly regular. It's trickier when your income fluctuates. Get one month ahead on your bills and you'll have more control. Read more...
  • Inbox From Google Adds Reminders, Snooze, and Smart Info to Your Email

    22 October 2014, 1:23 pm by: Eric Ravenscraft

    Android/iOS/Web: Today, Google took the wraps off a big new email application. Now, you can view important information directly in your inbox, set reminders or snooze emails, and even bundle related email together with better smart categories.Read more...
  • How Piracy Benefits Companies, Even If They Don't Admit it

    22 October 2014, 1:00 pm by: Eric Ravenscraft

    We've talked a lot about the legality of piracy a lot here at Lifehacker, but really, you're probably breaking the law everyday anyway . However, piracy can sometimes have its benefits. Even to the companies who own the copyrights.Read more...
  • A Kitchen Thermometer to Save You From Overcooked Meat, and More Deals

    22 October 2014, 12:45 pm by: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team

    Whether you're cooking on the grill or in the oven, this wireless meat thermometer will alert you as soon as your meal reaches the desired temperature. It's Amazon's #1 selling meat thermometer, and enjoys a 4.1 star review average to boot.Read more...
  • Treat All Linear Growth as Exponential Growth When You Save Money

    22 October 2014, 12:30 pm by: Eric Ravenscraft

    When we think of our savings, we tend to think in linear terms. If you save $20 every week for a year, you'll have $1,040 by the end of the year. However, when it comes to saving money (or anything else), linear growth becomes exponential growth the more you…
  • This Graphic Shows How to Pair Ingredients for More Flavorful Salads

    22 October 2014, 12:00 pm by: Melanie Pinola

    Tired of the same old, boring salads? While there are nearly endless ingredient combinations you can try, this graphic suggests tried-and-true flavor pairings that balance primary tastes . Read more...
  • ​How to Boot from a USB Drive in VirtualBox

    22 October 2014, 11:30 am by: Tori Reid

    VirtualBox is a lifesaver for anyone who wants to tinker and experiment with different operating systems. Using a CD or disc image is easy in VirtualBox, but it's handy to know how to boot from USB in VirtualBox on Windows as well.Read more...
  • How to Tap Your Network and See Everything That Happens On It

    22 October 2014, 11:00 am by: Alan Henry

    Your home network is your fortress. Inside it lies tons of valuable information—unencrypted files, personal, private data, and perhaps most importantly, computers that can be hijacked and used for any purpose. Let's talk about how you can, with the power of…
  • Go Camping For a Week to Learn Your Body's Natural Sleep Cycle

    22 October 2014, 10:30 am by: Eric Ravenscraft

    We know that our sleep schedules can shift to unnatural states in urban settings. To reset your body's clock and learn your natural sleep patterns, try going camping for a week to see how you sleep in the wilderness.Read more...
  • Keep Kids Occupied During Travel By Spreading Out Activities

    22 October 2014, 10:00 am by: Heather Yamada-Hosley on Wayfarer, shared by Andy Orin to Lifehacker

    Plan to take a trip with kids soon? Conde Nast Traveler suggests you keep them busy during the travel portion by only allowing them to start a new activity every 15 minutes. This makes the entertainment you brought last longer, and it teaches them…
  • Draw a Perfect Circle with a Speed Square

    22 October 2014, 10:00 am by: Timothy Dahl on Workshop, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker

    A speed square has many obvious uses for marking up your building materials. Here's a small hidden feature you may not know about: it can also draw perfect circles .Read more...

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