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The 8-Bit City Home Screen

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 19:00

8-bit designs may have been a technological necessity back in the day, but now they have a nostalgic charm. This 8-bit landscape, by reddit user Esrahaddon, can actually animate a retro city on your home screen when set up properly.

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Amazon Dash Buttons Are Now Available to All Prime Members

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 18:00

The Amazon Dash button lets you place an order for a single, specific product. Stick the button anywhere you like and, when you run low, press the button, and an order is automatically shipped to you.

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Treat Cracked Heels Overnight with Coconut Oil

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 17:00

Cracked heels look bad, snag on blankets and clothes, and can be downright painful. Treat them overnight with coconut oil for some relief.

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Freeze Bacon Fat to Upgrade Any Dish Any Time

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 16:30

It’s no secret that cooking with bacon fat makes many dishes that much more tasty. But did you know that you can freeze it and keep it indefinitely?

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Are E-Cigarettes Safe? Here’s What We Know

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 16:00

Everybody’s got an opinion on e-cigarettes: ask ten people about their safety and you’ll get ten different answers. Fierce debates can rage because there just isn’t a lot of data yet, but there are a few things experts can agree on. Let’s look at the details.

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Stock Up on Lightning Cables For $6 Each

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 15:59

Update: The single cable is back up to $8, but if you add two to your cart and use code M4GC5K8S, you’ll get both for $12.

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Craft a Perfect Resume Summary with this Checklist

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 15:30

Recruiters don’t tend to spend much time looking at resumes, so getting to the point as quickly as possible is a must. Over at Harvard Business Review, they created a checklist to make your resume’s summary section noteworthy and short.

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Ask Dr. Nerdlove: Help, I'm Hopeless With Women And I Hate Myself

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 15:00

Hello, Internet! Welcome to Ask Dr. NerdLove, the only dating column to graduate top of its class from Transylvania Polygnostic University.

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Use an Alias Folder in Dropbox to Quickly Save iOS Attachments 

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 15:00

Saving email attachments and other files to Dropbox is a great way to smooth out your workflow between working on your phone and your computer, but it gets a little messy. Over on the Sweet Setup, they suggest using an alias folder so you remember to actually check it.

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Reeder 3 for Mac Is Available as a Public Beta

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 14:30

Mac: Reeder is our favorite RSS client for Mac and today a public beta of the new version, Reeder 3 is available for free.

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Start a New Job Search 18 Months After Starting a New Job

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 13:30

Whether you’ve been with your employer for a while or have just been hired for a job, it’s a good idea to regularly search the job market to see what else is out there. Career Pivot recommends being prepared to switch jobs every 3 years.

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Use Your Coding Skills to Help Solve Civic Problems at Code for America

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 13:00

If you have programming or design skills, you can use that talent to help improve communities by working on projects for city governments.

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Calculate Whether You'll Get a Marriage Penalty or Bonus at Tax Time

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:30

Most people assume marriage means you get a big tax break. The idea is: you combine both incomes and pay a single, reduced income tax. This is true in many cases, but not all of them. This calculator tells you whether you can expect to get a bonus or penalty when it comes time to file your taxes as a married couple.

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Lifehacker Pack for iPad: Our List of the Essential iPad Apps

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:00

It took a little while for the apps to come into their own, but we’re at a place now where the iPad has nearly as good of a selection of apps as the iPhone. Now, it’s harder than ever to find apps that are worthwhile. Let us save you some time with this collection of the best iPad apps.

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Windows 10 Uses Your Bandwidth to Distribute Updates, Disable It Here

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:30

Every time Microsoft releases a new version of Windows, its servers get slammed. To help alleviate this burden, Windows 10 can download updates from other users’ computers. The problem is, it can use up your bandwidth and data caps to do so. Here’s how to turn it off.

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Price Mistake! Grab a 6600mAh USB Battery Pack for $5, While You Can.

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:18

OLALA emailed us this deal for a 6600mAh battery pack, but they said it was supposed to be $10. At least for now, I’m seeing it at $5, so go grab one before they fix it. [OLALA G2 Power Bank 6600mAh, $5]http://www.ebay.com/itm/OLALA-G2-P...

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Install a Whole-House Fan as a Cheaper Alternative to Air Conditioning

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:00

If your air conditioning is costing too much this summer, look into a whole-house fan. They cool your home by removing the hot air and exhausting it through windows or soffits in the attic.

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The Best Windows 10 Features You Probably Haven’t Heard About

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 10:00

Windows 10 has arrived. Whether you’re jumping the line or still trying to decide if you should upgrade , chances are you’ve heard about some of the best new features of Windows 10 . Here are some of the really awesome ones you might not have heard about.

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Paribus Tracks Your Purchases to Automatically Refund Price Drops

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 09:30

If you buy an item and it drops in price, some retailers will refund you the difference. But most of us don’t have time to track everything we buy to see how prices fluctuate. Paribus will do the tracking for you, and, more importantly, it’ll automatically request refunds so you can get your money back without having to do a thing.

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