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Do you ever sign up for a credit card just to receive the reward? Among credit card reward enthusiasts, the strategy of applying for numerous cards in order to earn multiple sign-up bonuses is called credit card churning. But is this a good practice, and can it affect your credit score?Read more...

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Gawker Dutch Teen Arrested for Trolling American Airlines with Twitter Threat | Jalopnik Here Are All The Damning Revelations From GM's Recall Documents | Jezebel US Airways Tweets Pic of Woman With Toy Airplane in Her Vagina [NSFW] | Kotaku The Big Thing You Might've Missed During Last Night's Game of Thrones| Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

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Mac: The volume keys on a Mac keyboard and an Apple Remote are great ways to control you Mac's volume, but that only changes the system volume, not the volume in iTunes. If that's a problem for you, iTunes Volume Control is a simple little app that changes that behavior. Read more...

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Garage door openers are simple enough when it's just a button, but if you want something more high tech, Instructables user MegunoLink shows off how to build a garage door opener you can control with your smartphone. Read more...

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Mac: The "Sum" function in spreadsheets is great, but if you're not the type to do all your list-making in Excel, coder Brett Terpstra built an OS X System Service that allows you to total up any set of numbers in any document. Read more...

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Insomnia can be very frustrating and we've all been through it—staring at the ceiling in the middle of the night, hoping to catch a few winks before the dim blue light of dawn shows up. Luckily there are ways to improve your sleep. At soon-to-launch startup Casper, co-founders Philip Krim and Neil Parikh have been hard at work testing quantifiable sleep products to find out what makes for a better night's sleep. With Philip's entrepreneurial acumen and Neil's background in robotics with NASA (among other things), the duo hope to help people engineer their slumber. Have a question about sleep or the lack thereof? Philip and Neil will be here for the next hour so ask away.Read more...

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iOS: Morning is one of the better dashboard apps for the iPad , working somewhat like a Google Now in that it dishes the weather, your to-dos, and more from a single screen. Now, it's available on the iPhone. Read more...

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This SanDisk flash drive is part of the company's Connect line. The drive streams your media, including documents and video, to your Mac, PC, iPhone, Android, or Kindle, and doesn't need to be plugged in or have a router or an Internet connection to work. The 64GB model is sitting at its lowest price ever, while the 32GB is damn close.Read more...

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Having trouble deciding whether you should blow money on that new gadget? Weblog Budgets Are Sexy has a simple test that might help.Read more...

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Recently, I've noticed something interesting among midsize speakers: many have a very "boomy" quality that grates on the ears. Luckily, you can fix this boomy bass by adjusting one equalizer frequency.Read more...

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Health experts and chefs both often say you should eat "seasonally," or include foods in your diet that are grown at the same time of the year you eat them. For example, that means squash in the summer and fall, and artichokes in the spring. Eating seasonally is important, and carries benefits to your health, the planet, and your wallet. Here are some of them.Read more...

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Ever feel like you're overwhelmingly busy? Of course you have. We all do. But chances are, you might not be as busy as you think—and knowing this simple fact can reduce a lot of stress.Read more...

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After nearly four years and thousands of posts, this will be my last as an official Lifehacker writer. In keeping with the tradition of last days, I have some special stories, secrets, and life lessons to share. Let's get sentimental!Read more...

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One of the horrors of reinstalling Windows is the endless amount of software updates and reboots required to get it secure, stable, and current. But there's a better way: slipstreaming. With a bit of prep, you can create a new installation disc with all the updates included, so everything installs at once.Read more...

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Accidentally getting redirected to a mobile version of a website on the desktop can be obnoxious. However, as reddit user Holy_Jay points out, Wikipedia's mobile site makes split-screen reading on the desktop much nicer.Read more...

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So you're trying to tighten your budget, and you want to know which expenses to cut first. Money blog Moolanomy suggests graphing your expenses to figure out how to prioritize them.Read more...

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Deadspin Jeff Francoeur's Teammates Pulled A Hilarious Month-Long Prank On Him | Gizmodo Banksy's Latest Depicts Spying, Right Outside the UK Intelligence HQ | io9 This App Could Help You Overcome Jetlag Faster | Kotaku Japanese Service Lets You Hide Photos of Ex-Lovers OnlineRead more...

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XBMC has a ton of cool add-ons . Not all of the cool possible additions come directly through official channels. If you want to get off the beaten path, Fusion can help make it easier to install unofficial (and untested) add-ons.Read more...

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Usenet is a great resource for lots of things , and we've talked about a number of great apps to use to get the most out of Usenet. Tretflix is a custom, ready-to-install operating system that wraps them all up into an easy-to-use package. All you do is provide the hardware.Read more...

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With the weather getting warmer, you might be tempted to get away from it all and cool off. If you wouldn't mind a refreshing dip while you're at it, SwimmingHoles.info can show you where your area you can go for a swim without the crowds and concrete, no pool pass required.Read more...

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Closet space comes at a premium in most homes and apartments, so you have to make the most of what you get. Luckily, Kelly at View Along the Way shows us how she made these slide-out organizers for belts, ties, scarves, and more that fit even in tight spaces and slide out when you need them. Read more...

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Tipping is a confusing practice, usually because you're never quite sure who you're supposed to tip, when, and how much. This infographic from Wait But Why shows what most people do, and what's expected at different establishments.Read more...

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To build a relationship with your superiors at work and have a better chance of moving up the ladder, try mirroring their mannerisms, says LearnVest. In other words: monkey see, monkey do.Read more...

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Can't find the opener? You could open the bottle with a countertop or even a newspaper , but Instructables user mikeasaurus had a better idea: just attach the opener to the bottom of a coaster.Read more...

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The official Facebook app for Android asks for too many permissions, so I'm looking for an alternative. Any recommendations? How can I turn a 1TB external hard drive into networked storage that could be accessed from anywhere, not just within my network? Is there a way to easily stream my content directly from my Time Capsule to the Apple TV and cut out the middle man? Any ideas for what I can do with my decade-old 8.5lb laptop with a Pentium 4 processor, 1GB RAM, 40GB HDD and Windows XP? Is there a super-simple online calendar I can convince my luddite wife to use? Maybe if there's a "smartboard" calendar that hangs on a wall and syncs with Google Calendar? I'm looking for an app that will regulate the volume output on my android phone. Preferably something with integration for Tasker. You know when you go into the gym and you see those big buckets of combs in the weird blue Barbasol liquid? What's the proper thing to do with the comb after you've used it? Set it aside, toss it back, throw it out? Question about AT&T's Mobile Share Value plan: Yesterday while looking over my AT&T Bill, the site said I was eligible to switch to the Mobile Share Value plan. Problem is, I assumed I was still under contract since I re-upped to get a subsidized iPhone 5 18 months ago when it came out. What happened here? Am I still under contract, and if so when will the contract expire? I don't think I broke any rules? I recently upgraded my HTPC from Windows XP to 8. VLC for Windows 8 seems to be buggy as hell. Can anyone recommend music/video players that don't stink? Or any other essentials I should have? How does one get motivated to get started in the face of an overwhelming workload? (At work it's fine - it's the personal/educational projects that are suffering.) Read more...

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