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Anker’s ubiquitous Astro series of USB battery packs are some of the most popular items we’ve ever posted, but today we have the first ever deal on their brand new PowerCore charger.Read more...

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You can perform a number of app functions with Google voice commands, like playing music for example. While Google usually lets you choose which app to use each time, it will now learn which apps you prefer and auto-select them.Read more...

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Not all light bulbs are alike. Some have smart home features, others are energy sippers. Some can be controlled by Wi-Fi, and others change colors. This week, we want to know which ones you think are the best, or are on your smart home wishlist.Read more...

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If you use the Plex media server for your movie and TV library, you’ll need to change your password this morning. The company announced it’s forum servers were hacked, leaving email addresses, forum messages, and hashed passwords vulnerable.Read more...

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A few years back, a friend of mine experienced a classic foot-in-mouth moment. “Congratulations!” she said to a coworker, who dryly replied, “I’m not pregnant.” An embarrassment like that makes you want to crawl under a rock and never show your face again. Tempting, but it’s probably healthier to recover from that moment.Read more...

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Reader Pushkar submitted this good-looking desktop to our Desktop Showcase, and we love the look of it. Useful as a second screen or when it’s time to work, here’s how he set it up.Read more...

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If you love super chunky guacamole, try using a knife to “chop” everything together, the way this video from Ina Garten demonstrates. You’ll get the texture you’re looking for, and it speeds up the process.Read more...

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When you’re running at least two extension cords to power something, a rough tug on the line can easily separate them. A carefully placed carabiner fixes that.Read more...

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When you’re a kid, there’s nothing like a good bedtime story from someone you love. This custom recorder can attach to any children’s book and let your little one listen to you read it to them whenever they like.Read more...

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For ten years Make: Magazine has been sharing stories of people making incredible projects, from flying robots to whittled spoons to bee keeping, and has been a central pillar of the maker movement. Helping to ferry that enthusiasm along is Mike Senese.Read more...

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Having a routine can be comfortable, but it can also get you stuck in a lazy rut. If you’re tired of coming home from work only to plop on the couch, don’t let yourself come home until you’ve done something else.Read more...

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If you’re still using ugly CFL bulbs, or heaven forbid, energy-hogging incandescents, it’s time to transition to LED. Philips’ unique SlimStyle 60W equivalents are only $4 each today on Amazon, which is within a few cents of an all-time low. At that price, they’ll pay for themselves in the short term with energy savings, and in the long term with a lifespan that could stretch over multiple decades. Plus, many utility companies will pay you a buck or two for each bulb, if you submit a receipt. Read more...

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Evernote’s Web Clipper extension is a great way to save clips from the web to your Evernote account, and now it works a lot better with Gmail, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Amazon. Better still, the Clipper can now grab attachments from Gmail.Read more...

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Apple Music launched yesterday and with it came a whole new design in Music app. If you’re not a fan, you can sort of get back the old look with a Settings toggle. Read more...

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A sunscreen labeled “SPF 15” should let you spend about 15 times as long in the sun before you burn. Pretty awesome, right? Unfortunately, most of us don’t get that level of protection because we don’t apply enough. What you’re likely getting: a mere SPF 2.Read more...

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Software developer Andy Adams wrote a great post on how to talk yourself into charging more for your freelance services, with rebuttals for three of the most common objections or fears we have about raising our rates.Read more...

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For the perpetually cold people out there, true misery is being stuck on an airplane, shivering and praying that your toes are still attached to your feet. When you ask an unsympathetic flight attendant if they could adjust the cabin temperature, your speech is slurry—a sign of hypothermia.Read more...

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When investing in a home improvement project, many people hope to get at least most of that money back when it’s time to sell the house. If you’re able to DIY the top projects with the highest return on investment, you’ll boost that ROI big time.Read more...

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Half-filled notebooks, pencil stubs, and broken crayons—when school’s over, kids come home with too much stuff. If you can’t reuse these school supplies, consider donating them to a good cause.Read more...

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So you’re running out of hard drive space (maybe on that fast-but-tiny SSD of yours), and you need to move a few of your PC games to another hard drive. Don’t uninstall and re-download them! You can actually move your games to a new drive without having to wait hours to reinstall each one.Read more...

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Sometimes you might want to go for a long distance run and other times go for a hard speed run. There are better times of the day to do each of these different types of runs.Read more...

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Everyone thinks they understand good design, and while we all understand our tastes, there’s more to making a product well designed than just making it pretty. Form and function have to combine to work well together, but they both need to be present. Here’s why form matters, when it makes a product better, and when too much can actually make a product worse.Read more...

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As the weather heats up, it’s time to think twice before taking your dog for a walk. A scorching hot pavement can be uncomfortable for their paws (or worse, it could burn them). Use the five-second rule to make sure it’s safe to walk your dog.Read more...

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Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best.Read more...

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