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The Flag-Filled Workspace

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:00

Flickr user Terry Landers (a.k.a. Lordgort141) sure likes flags...and monitors. His workspace is set up so there are screens and flags everywhere.

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Pick the Second Cheapest Wine at a Restaurant for the Best Value

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 18:00

Wine has so many varieties and varying degrees of value that it can be intimidating to order when you're out to dinner. Gerald Morgan Jr, Sommelier at Simplified Wine, has some tips on choosing and ordering wine that can help alleviate the confusion and intimidation.

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Credit Karma Offers Free Weekly Credit Reports and Monitoring

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 17:45

Credit Karma is one of our favorite free services for monitoring your own credit and keeping your identity safe . Now they're upping the ante and offering free credit reports every single week, so you're aware instantly if someone's stealing your identity.

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Enjoy Some Fine Art with These Wallpapers from the Met

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 17:30

This week, the Metropolitan Museum of Art put 400,000 high-resolution images from their collection up for download. So, to give you a taste, we decided to show off a few of our favorite wallpaper-friendly ones for your desktop.

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Remove Egg Shells From a Mixing Bowl by Wetting Your Fingers First

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 17:00

You're preparing a cake or getting ready to scramble some eggs and it happens: you spot a teeny, tiny piece of shell floating around in the eggs. Before you reach in and start picking at it, be sure to wet your fingers first.

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Opt Out of Amazon Prime’s Free Two-Day Shipping, Earn $1 Video Credit

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 16:30

If you're an Amazon Prime subscriber, you can choose a no-rush shipping option during checkout and earn $1 of Amazon Instant Video credit for every order.

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Most Popular Usenet Provider: Newshosting

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 16:15

Usenet is a great resource, but before you can take advantage of it, you need to find a good provider. Last week we asked you for your favorites , then looked at the five best Usenet providers based on your nominations. Now we're back to crown the crowd-favorite.

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Eight Power Networking Tips to Make More Meaningful Connections

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 16:00

You've heard it a million times: Career advancement is as much about who you know as what you know—and that's exactly why being an effective networker is so important. Here are eight tips from power networkers that go beyond schmoozing to expand your professional circles.

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Learn to Store Electronics, Medication, and Other Items Properly

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 15:30

Everyone is need of storing items at one point or another, but do you know what to put it in or at what temp you should try and keep it? This infographic from Next Door Self Storage gives you the rundown on storing anything from food to electronics.

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Build Your Own Universal Portable USB Charger

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 15:00

Portable USB chargers are nothing new, but they drain power pretty fast if you're charging multiple devices. Plus, the charger itself always needs to be charged up to work. So, Instructables user 3zuli decided to make his own universal charger that can draw power from just about anything.

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BitTorrent Launches Bleep, a Serverless, Anonymous Chat Client

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 14:30

BitTorrent just opened up invitations for its pre-alpha version of Bleep, a chat client that's structured around anonymity and works similar to a peer-to-peer network.

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Best Smartphone Car Mount Tie-Breaker

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 14:10

Our Five Best Smartphones voting ended with a very narrow win in favor of the Ram X-Mount, but we don't have to settle for indecisive victory. Welcome to our first Co-Op tie-breaker. Head to the comments and star your choice.

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Behind the App: The Story of Plex

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 14:00

At its most basic, Plex is an app that lets you stream media from your desktop to any other device, whether you're using a phone or a tablet or another computer. But it's slowly become an entire ecosystem of media management across virtually every platform you could think of.

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Ask Google Now for Directions "To My Hotel" or For Restaurants Nearby

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 13:30

With Google Now, you can simply say "Navigate to Home" and it knows where that is. Now, Google has added the ability to use that same feature for your hotel, if you have an itinerary in your email.

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Turn Your iPhone Charger Into a Portable Backup Battery

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 13:19

Even carrying your iPhone's charger everywhere you go doesn't guarantee you'll be able to keep your phone running all day. Sometimes outlets can be hard to find, and for those times the NomadPlus is here to help—transforming your iPhone's standard charger into a portable 1,500 mAh battery for back power on-the-go.

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Materialism May Not Be All Bad, if You Purchase "Experiential" Items

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 13:00

Conventional wisdom says that materialism–that is, using your money to simply buy more stuff–is a quick way to become unsatisfied and broke. However, spending on stuff instead of experiences may still be beneficial...if those things are, themselves, experiences.

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Deals: Faster External Drive, Smarter Gadget Charger, Fresher Wine

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:45

The HGST Touro is one of the only 7200 RPM external hard drives out there, and the 1TB model is only $60 today, which is as cheap as we've ever seen it.

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Learn the Basic Elements of Good Design in Under a Minute

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:30

Good design isn't the kind of thing that's taught as a core class in most educational systems. However, knowing just a bit about how design works can help you in many jobs. This video gives even a beginner the kickstart they need.

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How to Create a Custom Google Now Command for Anything on Android

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:00

Google Now already has a ton of useful voice commands built in . Thanks to a recent update to Tasker plugin AutoVoice , though, you can now create your own commands that plug directly into Google Now to accomplish anything that Tasker can do with nothing but your voice.

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