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Android: In the future, paper (much like running) will only exist for recreation, for fun. In the meantime, we still have to deal with annoying contracts, memos, and receipts. All of which can be scanned instantly and uploaded directly to Dropbox, Evernote, and more with Scanbot, previously available for iOS .Read more...

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We've mentioned how for people who are already active, a four-minute workout can go a long way towards keeping you active and in good condition. If you can't remember what that workout entails, this graphic walks you through the exercises and how long to do each one. Read more...

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Android (4.3+): When you get notifications on the Moto X, the center of the screen turns on to show you the time and an icon for the app that has the notification waiting for you, along with some other visual cues. If you'd like something similar for your Android phone, AcDisplay delivers.Read more...

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Artichokes are members of the thistle family, which can make them a bit prickly and unapproachable—but they're really good for you, and tasty too. Since they're in season right now, this video from the folks at Panna shows you the fast, easy way to clean and prep them for cooking.Read more...

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Google Maps is easily one of the most popular and powerful mapping tools on the internet. It doesn't have to do all the legwork alone, though. Here are some of the best extensions you can add to your browser to make Google Maps that much more awesome.Read more...

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Erelde's Windows desktop isn't full of bells and whistles, just a visually striking wallpaper and a few widgets to help him keep track of a few things. Here's how to make your computer look like this.Read more...

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Looking good doesn't stop at getting good fitting clothes . You still have to dress yourself. For those times you need to tuck your shirt in, The Art of Manliness shows off four different techniques. Read more...

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Chrome: Ad blockers are a popular, if controversial group of software, but they don't cover everything. Do Not Disturb ups the ante by blocking content widgets, data miners, and a bunch of other things that might annoy you.Read more...

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Think of your most common habits and the regular culprits come to mind—biting your nails, snacking late at night, cracking your knuckles. Do something enough times and it becomes a behavioral pattern you do almost involuntarily. But is creativity any different?Read more...

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Siri seems to get new powers all the time, but it's still not useful unless you're really hooked into Apple's apps. If you want to add some new commands and don't mind a slow response time, GoogolPlex is a clever little hack that let you control Spotify, a Nest Thermostat, and more. Read more...

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Just like on the desktop, the official Google Calendar app on Android now autocompletes the "Location" entry using Google Maps. It's a small update, but hugely useful. Read more here.Read more...

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If you're a fan of Outlook.com but still use a few other accounts for mail—like Gmail or Yahoo—you can import your mail and manage it from Outlook.com's awesome interface.Read more...

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iPhone 5s: One of the best features on the iPhone 5s is the movement tracker, but you still need to grab an app to actually make use of all that data. You have a lot of options to chose from and now Runkeeper has their own with Breeze.Read more...

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Family dinners aren't just for the holidays. They actually have benefits far outside of sharing that ham or lamb feast among people you care about. Read more...

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If you live in a seriously cluttered house, downsizing all at once can feel like an impossible challenge. Wise Bread shares a simple tip to do it gradually: get rid of one (or ten) things every day.Read more...

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LED bulbs can be expensive up-front, but they more than make up their cost in energy savings over their lifespan (which can be measured in decades). Today at Best Buy though, you can ease the sting of that initial purchase with great prices on several Insignia bulbs. Read more...

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Roku's universal search feature is incredibly awesome, but up until recently, you could only search using your Roku remote. Now, you can search right from the Roku app for Android or iOS.Read more...

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Google has released an iOS app for its Helpouts service that connects you via video chat with experts in a wide array of topics . You can download it here, or read more here.Read more...

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Today Facebook began rolling out a new feature called Nearby Friends. It does exactly what it sounds like: tells you when your friends are nearby so you can get in touch with them.Read more...

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Google's algorithms have always scanned Gmail messages to display personalized advertisements, but a recent update to their terms of service has everyone talking about it again. You can't stop scanning altogether, but if you want to limit what kinds of ads you see—and even get rid of some—you can do so with a few tweaks.Read more...

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We've talked about the dangers of sitting all day many times before. Standing desks and walking desks are good solutions, but if you want to use gadgets on your elliptical, bicycle, or other exercise equipment, the SurfShelf does it well.Read more...

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Coffee grounds work great as fertilizer and insect repellant in the garden. You can combine all these uses into a biodegradable flower pot that can go from the windowsill to the ground without repotting.Read more...

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If you're looking for a super-compact PC with an abundance of power, but don't want to build it all from scratch, Intel's Next Unit of Computing boxes might be just what you're looking for. Today on Amazon, the Intel Core i3 and Core i5 models are marked down to some of their lowest prices ever.Read more...

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Writing is a very personal practice, and as a result you have a million writing-focused apps to choose from. From distraction-free apps that take up your whole screen to feature-packed mainstays like Microsoft Word, we've put together a guide to help you choose the writing software that's right for you.Read more...

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We all make decisions based on available information. It's hard to blame us! That's all we have. However, selective presentation of successes can make us believe that things like investments, business plans, or opportunities are better than they are. This is called survivorship bias.Read more...

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