Even if you've never embarrassed yourself by unknowingly spreading an urban legend as fact to friends and family, you've at least been on the receiving end of one of these misinformed messages. Next time an email, tweet, or link seems a little fishy, here's how to spot it before your itchy trigger finger sends it to…
You cook a turkey, what, once a year? Maybe your go-to turkey-cooking method's been handed down from your grandmother; maybe you try a different recipe every year looking for a better way. I'm not saying you or your grandma are wrong, but if you're turkey is in the oven for more than two hours, you're wasting your…
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This week we hunted down the best hidden features in iOS 6, cleared our sinuses with a simple trick, stopped Facebook's attempts to track what we do offline, and more. Here's a look back.
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The newest bundle of DRM-free ebooks from StoryBundle is available now, this time focusing on the crime and thriller genre. As mentioned last time, StoryBundle offers packages of quality indie books for a pay-what-you-like pricetag, vetted and brought to you by former Lifehacker Jason Chen. [StoryBundle]
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You know what's awful about YouTube videos? Sure you do! Annotations are awful. Because more often than not, they're less "annotation" and more "HEYDIDYOULIKETHIS?!!? SUBSCRIBE NOW BUY ON ITUNES!!!!!" Most of you probably click off annotations (and to a lesser degree captions) nearly every time you watch a YouTube…
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This week we boosted your home Wi-Fi, improved your Windows mastery, prepared our student-readers to go back to school, and more. Here's a look back.
There's nothing better than unwinding with friends after a long week of work. Start early in this week's open thread.
You spend hours in your browser every day. Hell, Google Chrome is even a full-fledged operating system. The more shortcuts you know, tricks you master, and tweaks you understand, the more quickly and efficiently you can use your browser—whether you're checking Facebook, buying something on Amazon, or, you know, doing…
New service StoryBundle packages quality-vetted, DRM-free indie books and sells them at a pay-what-you-want price.
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