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Building a hackintosh—that is, installing Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware—used to require extremely restricted hardware choices and quite a bit of know-how. Now your options are vast and the installation process is fairly simple. With that in mind, here is our always up-to-date guide to building a hackintosh that will walk you through purchasing compatible parts, building your machine, and installing OS X all on your own.Read more...

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Yosemite's Dark Mode is a nice way to darken your screen a bit so it isn't as bright, but you have to dig into the System Preferences to enable or disable it. Redditor abspam3 figured out a way to do that with a keyboard shortcut. Read more...

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When you get a text message or email that makes you a little pissed off, it's easy to just reply as quickly as possible without really thinking about it. Chances are, you'll say something stupid here. Instead, The Wall Street Journal suggests giving yourself some cool off time. Read more...

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Mac: F.lux, the app that automatically dims your screen at night, has released a beta version that includes OS X Yosemite support. This includes a few new integrations with Yosemite's Dark Mode. Read more...

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Taking regular breaks throughout the day is important for your health and your productivity . But what do you actually do on those breaks? What are the most productive uses of your break time? Read more...

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Being a genuine, card-carrying mythbuster is just about the best job anyone can hope for. And since most of us probably haven't managed to become one, we've got the next best thing—living vicariously through one. We're lucky enough to have Adam Savage from Mythbusters here to answer all your burning questions.Read more...

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Android: File this under the "manipulative apps for parents" category. Ignore No More was developed to prevent kids (or even your significant other) from ignoring your repeated calls or text messages. Until they call you back, their phones are locked.Read more...

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Ever get a package marked "fragile" that was obviously handled not so delicately? When shipping fragile items, you might have a better chance of it surviving intact by using a "glass" or "liquid" label.Read more...

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Everyone has a dark side, but that's not a bad thing–you just need to know how to use it for good . Think of it this way: Batman has more anger issues than any therapist can cure, but he channels those to make the world a better place. There's no reason you can't do that too...you know, minus the billions of dollars and the cave.Read more...

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Here's a handy deal for any frequent travelers. This one small device is a 6,000mAh external charger, an 802.11n travel router, and a wireless USB media server all in one. Not bad for $36. [ HooToo TripMate 6000mAh External Battery with Wireless N Portable Travel Router, $36]Read more...

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Android/iOS/Web: Today, Google announced a new version of its Play Music service. In addition to the standard Material Design update , Google has added curated playlists. A trick it learned from Songza.Read more...

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Splurging on meaningless things is too easy to do. Determine which transactions are really important by remembering you have a finite number of dollars to spend in your lifetime.Read more...

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If you're not excited about the new features in iOS 8, you might consider switching to Android. Thankfully, Google just released a guide to help make the switch easier.Read more...

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Being in debt isn't great. Being unable to pay your debt is even worse. While no one likes dealing with debt collectors, doing so can help make your debt more manageable—and maybe even reduce how much you owe through the process of debt settlement.Read more...

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Google has already been pretty great about supporting two-factor authentication. Now, the company is adding another option: authentication with a secure USB key.Read more...

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Many landscape lights come with an attached plastic spike so you can install them in the ground. But not all ground is soft enough to easily drive these spikes. Using an auger bit you can drill out a hole to hold your lights.Read more...

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Summer vacation season has faded away, but you can still squeeze in microadventures like camping. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your next fall camping trip. These tips are meant to guide those looking for a low-key tent experience with some hiking involved, but not wilderness trek status.Read more...

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Deadspin Anonymous NBA Agents: Nobody Wants To Play With Kobe Bryant | Gizmodo No One's Buying iPads Because iPads Are Forever | Jalopnik I Saw Firsthand How Nuts Airlines Are Getting With Ebola Fear | Jezebel Author Stalks Anonymous Blogger Who Gave Her a 1-Star Review Read more...

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iOS: One of the best ways to make sure you break out of your filter bubble is to read different news sources with multiple perspectives on a variety of topics. Random, a news-reading app for iPhone and iPad, breaks you out by intentionally guiding you to new topics and interesting articles at news sites you may not otherwise read.Read more...

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You don't have to excel at Excel to make the most of the spreadsheet app. Download free templates to use Microsoft's program to manage your schedules, budget your money and much more.Read more...

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Impulsive spending is one of the worst money habits, and many of us are guilty of it. We've offered tips on how to curb overspending, but we're curious what's actually worked for you.Read more...

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It's hard to retrieve coins and other things that fall into the little gap between the car seat and the door or the gear box. Here's a quick, DIY solution that costs a dollar and almost no time.Read more...

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Compassion is something we're all capable of, and according to a new study published in Psychological Science, it can also be trained and developed over time. All you need is 30 minutes a day.Read more...

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If you're going to snoop on someone's personal, digital property, you want to make sure you don't leave behind any sort of trail. Here's some tips on how you can get in and out without leaving behind any damning evidence.Read more...

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Sometimes you need to get into a computer without knowing the password. Perhaps you've forgotten yours, or perhaps you're up to no good. Either way, it's actually pretty easy to do, provided your victim hasn't taken the necessary precautions. Click one of the links below to find out how to do it on either a Windows PC or a Mac , and how to prevent others from doing the same to you .Read more...

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