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Here at Lifehacker, we may not always look to musical acts for our productivity tips (though there are exceptions ), but Kanye West might have just summed up the entire point of lifehacking in general.Read more...

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There are plenty of occasions where you might find your car idling. In a long drive through, picking someone up from work, or just sitting in your driveway. If you're idling longer than 10 seconds, though, you're better off turning off the engine.Read more...

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Tiny, light and infinitely transportable, this affordable little kit might save your life in an emergency. Here's how to build your own mini survival kit and how to use the stuff in it.http://indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com/now-that-its-u... Read more...

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You probably know that you can run a desktop operating system in a virtual machine for testing. You can do the same thing for Android, and it's a great way to test out a phone before you buy it. Here's how to set it up.Read more...

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In our recent discussion on ways to hack your grill , Lifehacker reader torchbearer2 recommended the Kettle Pizza—an interesting accessory that turns your grill into a pizza oven. At $150, however, it's not cheap. You can make your own version for about $20.Read more...

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A recent study of users' shopping habits reveals that the more informed you are about a type of product, the more likely you are to choose a generic store brand over the pricier national brand.Read more...

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Verizon has been caught throttling Netflix streaming (much like Comcast was before Netflix paid the cable company for a "fast lane" access). If you're having speed or quality issues with Verizon or any other ISP—and with any kind of streaming service—try using a VPN.Read more...

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Kickstarter can be a useful way to fund projects you really like, but our friends over at Kotaku show us exactly why you should be careful and vet the project first : not all projects are created equal.Read more...

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Colors are important to making things look good, whether it's the clothes you wear or the presentation you give at work. But not everyone instinctively knows that orange and blue is a perfect combination. If you can't trust your own judgement, understand and rely on the basics of color theory to always pick the right colors.Read more...

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Don't have the cash to get a GoPro? Woot has Gear Pro action cams starting at $45 today. Their image quality obviously won't be any match for the real thing, but at these prices, it's hard to nitpick. Read more...

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Chrome's omnibar can be used for more than just searching and typing URLs. If you use Gmail, you can use the address bar to search your emails and compose new messages.Read more...

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Readsy is a free web service that makes speed reading or focusing on any online article or web site easy. Just paste in the text or the URL, and the site guides you through a rapid reading of the content.Read more...

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Not everyone works 9-5. When you schedule doesn't fit into neat little boxes, it can require some special skills to keep everything in order. Here are some tactics you can use to keep your energy up and maintain a bit of control.Read more...

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We've mentioned how dirty remote controls are , and they may not be cleaned very often—if ever. When you stay in a hotel, you might want to clean off previous occupants' germs before using it, but there are other options too.Read more...

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Amazon has launched a mobile wallet app, Amazon Wallet. For now, the Android app only organizes and stores gift cards and loyalty cards, though the corresponding site can store other payment methods. Read more on TechCrunch.Read more...

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Gawker Missing Teen Returns Home Nine Months After Disappearing | Gizmodo Scientists Can Now Cut HIV Out of Human DNA | io9 Which Dystopias Are Too Realistic to be Enjoyable? | Kotaku Oh Hey, It's Inflatable Pikachu Vagina Read more...

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As long as you're logged in to your Google account, creating new reminders or appointments on your calendar is as easy as visiting the Google homepage and typing into the search bar. You don't have to open reminders specifically, or go right to your calendar—Google will handle the rest.Read more...

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Glassdoor took the wraps off their new Job Explorer today, a webapp that lets you search for jobs that your skills qualify you for that you may be overlooking. The tool also features a map that shows where you can find work with your skills, anywhere in the country, based on specific openings available right now.Read more...

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Today's Amazon Gold Box deal is a brand new Kindle Fire HDX 7" with your choice of Verizon or AT&T LTE for $229. That's $100 off retail price, nearly $50 off the lowest price ever, and the same price as a Wi-Fi-only model.Read more...

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We've talked about the best clever uses for text expansion apps , but blogger and podcaster Greg Hickman has a new one: write your daily to-do list so you can access it quickly when you're stuck.Read more...

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Web: Microsoft Bing's daily updated photo backgrounds for the search engine are cool and popular. You can now browse and download all the wallpapers in Bing's history at the official Homepage Gallery, all for free.Read more...

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We all have some tasks we like to avoid, like getting paperwork in order. But they still have to be done. Asian Efficiency recommends scheduling an anti-procrastination appointment with yourself where you do nothing but that task.Read more...

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Android tablets are finally starting to develop a mature ecosystem. While there are still some key holdouts (looking at you Facebook), there are plenty of great apps you can install right now. In the follow up to our fifth annual Android pack from last week, we're taking a look at the best apps for bigger screens.Read more...

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Sometimes we love to see bags that pair down to just the essentials, but oftentimes, it's fun to see one that goes all in. Everday Carry spotlights one such bag from Simon, a self-described "collaborator, gadgeteer, and outdoors lover." Read more...

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Whether you're calculating a tip or just in need of some fast math, percentages can be something even math students goof. This video from YouTube channel MindYourDecisions shows you the easiest way to find those numbers in your head.Read more...

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