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We’re back with another Apple-themed issue of Tech 911, where I give it my all to help you figure out the issues you’re having with your computer, smartphone, device, or life. Read more...

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Where did the Lifehacker staff get their endless knowledge of how to do everything better? Your first guess may be either genetics or wise paternal wisdom.Read more...

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The true summer months are fast approaching. If you have a camping trip planned and need to replace some gear that’s maybe past its expiration date, this Coleman Gold Box is for you. Tents, sleeping bags, coolers, camping chairs and more are discounted, with everything coming in under $130 (even this 6-person instant…Read more...

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Earther Welp, We Might Get Another El Niño This Fall | The A.V. Club This Wheel Of Fortune Twitter account has all the best wrong answers | The Takeout Good news/bad news: Aldi has world-class whiskey that costs under $20—you probably can’t buy it |Read more...

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Recently while researching a vacation package I was considering booking, I noticed that while all of the customer reviews about the destinations, tour guides and mechanics of the trip were glowing, there were a few people who gave poor ratings for reasons that didn’t seem like the travel company’s fault: Their flight…Read more...

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Current gas prices nationwide are the highest they’ve been since 2014, meaning you might want to re-calculate your gas budget. This tool tells you how much you’ll spend on gas over the next year based on your car’s model and how many miles you think you’ll be driving. It also can tell you how much more you’ll spend in…Read more...

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Windows: To be honest, Windows 10's volume controls aren’t that special. You can set the volume for the default speakers you’re listening to, you can change your default speakers (from your monitor’s crappy built-in speakers to your awesome headphones, for example), and... that’s it.Read more...

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When you hear the phrase, “It’s all who you know,” what do you think of?Influential people who can open a door for your career? Friends in high places who can throw you a bone? I think it’s time we look at the phrase differently.Read more...

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Windows: To be honest, Windows 10's volume controls aren’t that special. You can set the volume for the default speakers you’re listening to; you can change your default speakers (from your monitor’s crappy built-in speakers to your awesome headphones, for example); and ... that’s it.Read more...

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Doing the dishes—or “washing up” as the Brits call it—is the worst part of cooking and feeding yourself at home. Though I have developed little tricks for motivating myself, few things make the task of washing cookware in a single, undivided sink easier than the humble dish tub.Read more...

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“Reddit, what is a legendary comment thread that everyone should read?” With this question, redditor myawesomeself opened the floor for the development of a Canon of Great Comment Threads. Some happened on Reddit, some on blogs, some on the Bodybuilding Forum. Here the top picks from this grand convocation.Read more...

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You probably use machine-learning systems every day without even knowing it. The technology gives us spam filters, our Facebook News Feeds, digital assistants, search engines, Netflix picks, Amazon recommendations, fraud detection systems, chatbots and more. And it’s only going to become more pervasive. Machine…Read more...

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There is nowhere in the U.S. where a full-time worker earning the federal minimum wage of $7.25 could afford a two-bedroom rental apartment working 40 hours per week, according to a study released Wednesday from the National Low Income Housing Coalition. In fact, workers need to make on average of $22.10 per hour to…Read more...

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If you’re using a Windows 10 machine, you might want to consider disabling Cortana—at least on the Lock Screen—if you aren’t planning to install the latest Windows updates for whatever reason. (And, generally, do you really need a smart assistant helping you out when your PC is locked?)Read more...

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No matter how many flawless custards or mirror glazes you’ve made in your life, some culinary techniques just seem to invite disaster, especially those that hinge on precise temperature control. If you need to evenly heat a delicate substance to a precise temperature, the microwave might seem like a horrible…Read more...

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If there’s a person who knows a thing or two about falling, it’s Jessie Graff. But for the American Ninja Warrior phenom, the important part is getting back up. Through a new video series called “Stunt Sitter” from Nexcare, Graff teaches self-described “helicopter” parents how to let let kids take risks and even—gasp…Read more...

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In the course of a life, one stumbles through the occasional invisible door, and once one passes through such a door, there is no turning back. They make a choice, express a preference, mention that they happen to really like this one book or that one color, and bam, the door slams behind them. The old Allison is…Read more...

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If you’ve been feeling helpless about the Trump administration’s separation of families at the border, you can make your voice heard at one of the dozens of rallies happening across the country today, June 14. Grassroots coalition Families Belong Together is leading a nationwide event to oppose “the cruel, inhumane…Read more...

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Hey friends, how’s the burpee challenge going? Today I’ve got some modifications that will be perfect if the burpees haven’t been agreeing with you, or if you’re doing fine but you’d like to rope in a friend who has some doubts. Read more...

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The key to Reykjavík is the rest of Iceland, according to the generous readers who gave their travel advice for this week’s Hack Your City. “You’re not going to Reykjavik to see Reykjavik. You’re going to Reykjavik to see Iceland,” says jjdebenedictis. “Reykjavík proper can really be done in a day or two,” says …Read more...

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Now is the time of year when a lot of younger drivers get a new ride. Teens are graduating and going to college, or if they’re really lucky, heading to their last years of high school in a car for the first time. You see a ton of “Best Cars For New Grads” articles out there, and while those lists are always debatable,…Read more...

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Chrome: The same open-source software company that wants to keep crappy advertising out of your browser also wants to keep “fake news” from enriching your life. Or, at the very least, Eyeo wants to show you whether your favorite news sites are full of FUD and bias. And If that’s your cup of tea, take a big, strong…Read more...

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There will come a time in your life where you look around your home and decide you need professional intervention for the mess you’ve made or accrued over many, many years of ignoring the concept of a “deep clean.” Here’s how to avoid getting to that point.Read more...

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The World Cup officially kicks off today and runs until July 15th. The United States didn’t make the cut this year, but 32 other nations did and the next month stands to be a pretty big one in the world of soccer (or football, depending on who you are).Read more...

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Leek greens are quickly becoming my favorite part of the leek. Not only are they freaking banging when pan fried, but they can be used to infuse fish and other seafood with delicate, oniony flavor.Read more...

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