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This quote comes to us from a recent interview on Freakonomics with Wired co-founder Kevin Kelly, and is a nice reminder that a tool doesn't need a specific definition.Read more...

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More than three years ago, a crippling internet attack brought down Sony's PlayStation Network and interrupted service for more than a month. Legal showdowns ensued and today, people in the U.S. who used the company's online services can begin the process of getting their share of a $15 million settlement . Here's how.Read more...

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This week we gave some advice to aspiring developers , debunked some myths about muscle soreness , talked about difficult life decisions , and got a peek at the upcoming Windows 10 . Here's a look back.Read more...

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We've all asked Dr. Google about health problems, but sometimes you're likely to find overhyped pseudoscience instead of good advice. The Medical Library Association has put together a list of 100 legit sources so you can avoid Dr. Google's sometimes confused results. Read more...

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On Saturday January 24th, Amazon will make its excellent original series Transparent free to stream, even for those without Amazon Prime. More importantly though, Amazon is discounting Amazon Prime, the best deal in tech at $99, to $72 for the day. Prime is basically never discounted, and $72 is cheaper than the previous $79 that the service went for for years. [Amazon Prime]Read more...

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Chocolate bowls: The perfect edible containers for ice cream and other desserts. Read more...

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Want to take better pictures? Proper exposure is a critical part of that equation. The video above from Canon and photographer Arthur Morris teaches us settings to use for our DSLRs and how to use histograms.Read more...

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When you travel, you often have many options for getting around. Public transportation is the best way to save money and expose yourself to the local lifestyle, but it can be tricky to navigate foreign transportation systems. Here is what you can do before and during your trip to make it a little easier.Read more...

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We have a million different options to charge our phones and tablets on the go, but laptops are generally out of luck unless you can find an AC outlet. This Lenmar ChugPlug solves this age-old problem by plugging directly into the power brick of your MacBook Air or 13" MacBook Pro, providing up to four extra hours of battery life. Pure genius. [Lenmar - ChugPlug External Battery Pack for Select Apple MacBook Models, $80]Read more...

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Many people believe you can "target" fat loss through certain exercises, such as crunches for belly fat. The truth, however, is that no amount of crunches or sit ups will give you a six pack.Read more...

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Clear floor clutter with these 12" stackable wood bins that can be stained or painted your favorite color. They're great for keeping toys, tools and sporting goods, off the floor and available for easy access.Read more...

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Mac: Any.do, our favorite to-do app on the iPhone , is now available as a native Mac app. It comes packed with Notification Center integration, badges, and more.Read more...

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It'd be wonderful if you could just say to children, "People might look different and come from different places, but we're all equal and should be treated the same" and leave it at that. But if recent news has taught us anything, it's that reality is not so simple, and we need to face the topics of race and racism head on.Read more...

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You probably spend too much of your day sitting . Join a walking group to get more physical exercise in your routine. Walking groups also present you with the opportunity to meet new people who are interested in walking as well (and may have other things in common with you).Read more...

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Deadspin Colts Player: Officials Stopped Using Patriots' Balls In The First Half | Gawker Vanderbilt Woman Didn't Think She'd Been Raped Until She Saw Video Of It | Gizmodo Bulletproof Coffee: Debunking the Hot Buttered Hype | Kotaku People Destroying Cars Like in Street Fighter. Sort of. Read more...

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Poaching a lot of eggs at once using the traditional method is time-consuming (not to mention tough). With a muffin tin, you can poach a dozen at once with no problem.Read more...

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People are putting butter in their coffee. And hey, if you're just craving a new flavor experience, more power to you. The problem is that Bulletproof Coffee, the company behind the trend, is claiming that drinking a mug of fatty joe every morning instead of eating breakfast is a secret shortcut to weight loss and mental superpowers, and now the butter coffee has developed a cult of highly caffeinated, shiny-lipped adherents. So now we have to talk about it.Read more...

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Anker chargers are among the most popular items we list on Kinja Deals , and they're almost universally lavished with praise in Amazon reviews, so here's a deal worth checking out. Buy a 6-port desktop USB charger, and you'll get a pocketable Anker Astro E1 battery pack for free.Read more...

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It can be difficult to remember that saying yes to something means saying no to something else. To keep this in mind the next time someone approaches you with an opportunity, ask yourself, "If I had to do this today, would I agree to it?"Read more...

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Discomfort is an essential part of the learning process , which is why it's a shame we avoid it so much. Make yourself accustomed to constructive discomfort by finding new "firsts" to engage in.Read more...

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Well, I'm probably still asleep right now, since I haven't told anyone my office hours yet. Welcome to your weekly open thread, where you tell us all about your hackery problems and pursuits, and we try to be helpful and encouraging or just link you to a bunch of unrelated gifs if we can't do either (!).Read more...

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If you want to sock away more money, automating your savings is the way to go. Digit takes this a step further by calculating how much you can afford to save every few days. As your income and spending change, it automatically adjusts your savings.Read more...

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Android: LibreOffice is one of our favorite office alternatives, and it stands up well to the competition . If you need to read your documents when you're away from the computer, LibreOffice Viewer Beta can help.Read more...

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Have you ever met someone who just seemed to have a knack for something? Within minutes they could come up with an idea that would take you hours? Here's a spoiler: they're not magic. They've just practiced a lot.Read more...

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Momentum is a key force to your productivity. It's the reason that sometimes you can work effortlessly, and at other times it feels like pulling teeth. You can structure your day so that you build momentum and ride it out strategically. Read more...

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