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Check out this week's most-awesomest, must-check-out downloads from Lifehacker:
If you've wondered what all the talk about Near Field Communications (NFC) is all about, you can get started experimenting with it today if you have an Android device that supports it.
One of the biggest challenges when organizing your living room is organizing your video system game controller(s). Using a readily available part from Ikea, you can create a great-looking holder for your controllers.
Back before internet mapping websites were as readily available as they are today, if you needed a good local map you would get one of those nifty County map books at the nearest gas station. With a little leg work & the information now available to you via Google Maps, you can create an awesome customized map book of…
From Japan, this cool idea takes an old piece of trash headed for the dump and gives it new life.
Lately many ISPs are enforcing limits on downloading - similar to the telephone and electricity industries. If you have to download a large file, but it isn't needed right away, use this lightweight Firefox addon for scheduling your download for a later time.
If you are into electronics and designing your own circuits, check out this handy tip for harvesting nearly-free components from old PCBs.
Have you ever wondered why the keyboard you are using right now has the characters laid out in that particular order? The standard keyboard layout is called the Qwerty layout, and was designed around 1875. But what if you wanted to try a more efficient layout? The Dvorak keyboard layout was invented just for that…
Your desktop is your virtual home, and much like you're real home, customizing it to fit your needs and style can make the difference between between a drab and depressing workspace and one you're excited to work on. Earlier this week we asked you to share your favorite desktop customization tools, and now we're back…
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Turning the childhood invisible ink trick on its head, this mod from Make allows you to print out invisible messages with your inkjet printer.
One of the more annoying things with more and more services offering photo sharing is that you don't want to have to post photos to multiple services. FlickSquare is a solution to this problem if you use both Flickr and Foursquare - it automatically posts photos from your Foursquare account to Flickr.
For the data nerds out there, the HTTP Archive is like The Internet Archive except instead of capturing just the pages of a website, it tracks the load sizes, times and attributes of websites on the internet.
Marketers and salespeople use different psychology techniques to get you to buy things. So to be an educated consumer you should be aware of these methods in order to fight against them.
If you are an avid Last.fm user like I am, whenever you listen to music you feel the need to track the songs on your Last.fm profile. If you also use Pandora, there are a number of ways to track your songs via apps but not too many through a simple webpage. LastPandora is a mashup that allows you to listen to your…
The great truth that is rarely told by artists, according to Austin Kleon, is that they borrow their ideas from other sources. That, along with 9 other topics, was the subject of a talk he gave at Broome Community College and is now posted up on his blog.
This is one of those cool "so-thats-how-it-works" projects that is an easy weekend activity to teach yourself (or your kids) the basics of how a battery operates.
If you're an information worker, you likely spend hours in front of your computer every day. Customizing it to fit your aesthetic is like decorating your apartment: It makes you more comfortable in your space. This week, we want you to brag, show off, and tell us all about your favorite desktop customization tool.