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Whether you want to give your keyboard a new look or a different feel, one of the biggest benefits to a mechanical keyboard is the ability to easily swap out your keycaps. Luke over at Linus Tech Tips shows us how.Read more...

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Chromecast who? The real Android TV is here. This is the Nexus Player, a four-inch, half-pound hockey puck of a set-top box designed to watch all your movies AND play your Android games. It'll cost $99 on October 17th. Read more...

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Android/iOS: We've featured apps before that save your spare change when you buy stuff. If you want to save a bit more aggressively, however, SavedPlus lets you set aside a custom percentage on top of your purchase price.Read more...

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The long-awaited (and long-rumored ) Nexus 6, the 6-inch (technically 5.96) monster phablet, is finally, officially here. The Nexus 6, like its predecessors before it, will be the first device in the world to ship with Android's new operating system, Lollipop . It's the purest vision of what an Android phone should be. Apparently Android phones should be huge.Read more...

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Anyone who's watched an episode of House knows the value of constructively poking holes in an idea. When you have an idea for a project, find someone who's willing to argue against it early on to refine it.Read more...

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Shopping for a router used to be as simple as buying the thing everyone said was good. These days, you have to understand a ton of technical terms, from "beamforming" to "MIMO" and "dual band". Some of these are useful, but others are marketing fluff. Let's dive in and separate the useful from the rest. Read more...

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This is big news: HBO just announced it will launch a web-only service sometime next year. Meaning, you can get HBO with no cable subscription. Yay! Read more...

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Android: Tasker plugins are increasingly the coolest parts of Tasker. AutoInput—another plugin from the same developer that brought us the amazing AutoVoice —allows you to automate every single swipe, tap, and keystroke to your heart's content.Read more...

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The unfamiliar environment of a hotel room makes it easy to misplace important stuff like your keys, wallet, or phone. Keep it all organized by laying a washcloth on a table or counter and make a habit of placing all important items in this one spot.Read more...

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Need to pull out a nail, but don't want any hammer scuff marks? All you need is a sponge.Read more...

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Deadspin What If Tom Brady Gets Ebola? | Gawker Vanilla Sex: A Perfectly Fine Way to Fuck | Gizmodo You're Wrong About Voicemail | Kotaku Anita Sarkeesian Cancels Speech Following Terror Threats [UPDATE] Read more...

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Android/Windows: Potential is a dashboard of battery levels on all your devices. You can view it anywhere, set alerts for levels, and even toggle settings to save battery.Read more...

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Instead of buying expensive Bluetooth headphones, you can turn any old set into wireless cans. Instructables user FuneLab shows you how, with his DIY BluetoothBox.Read more...

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While Apple has only just released its first huge phone , Samsung's gargantuan Note is already on its fourth iteration. In a lot of ways, it's the big phone that started this runaway screen-size race. But even though it's facing an ever-growing army of up-sized competitors , the Note 4 is the only giant phone that gets it right.Read more...

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We're fans of online budgeting tools, but using a good, old-fashioned spreadsheet can work just as well. Go Banking Rates illustrates the Excel formulas that can help you budget.Read more...

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iOS 8: You normally take photos on your iPhone by tapping the screen to focus, checking the light in your preview, and tapping the screen. MultiCam changes it up by letting you shoot first, and worry about focus and light later.Read more...

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Getting organized is great, and it's better than never knowing where anything is. However, there's a point when you spend more time organizing than is necessary to get the job done. The Small Notebook reminds us to stop there before we hit those diminishing returns.Read more...

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Sometimes, you just need to quickly grab some free Wi-Fi while you're walking through town. You probably know that nearby coffee shops offer Wi-Fi, but tons of retailers and restaurants offer it too—you just need to know where to look.Read more...

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Reader Amitabh loves his highway desktops, and even though he recently shared the Road to Redemption desktop with us, we love this Linux desktop too—the position of the stats looks like a real HUD, one that's easily ignored when it's time to work. Read more...

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With pumpkin carving season upon us, many dread the use of those dedicated, cheap-looking pumpkin carving blades. A study conducted with real human hands, however, suggests those dedicated pumpkin carvers are much more safe for the job.Read more...

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You'd think writing a decent essay would be a pretty basic skill for college honor students, but you'd be surprised. Reader story645 runs down some of the most common errors she's seen in her peers' writing, so you can learn from their mistakes.Read more...

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Philosophy is an important part of how the world is shaped. You not think it's worth your time learning about, but here are five things philosophy is good for and why they should matter to you.Read more...

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If you're a student hoping to conquer chemistry—or just like chemistry as a hobby—web site Ptable gives you a browser based periodic table that lets you view element information, properties, orbitals, isotopes, and even possible compounds in interactive visualizations.Read more...

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It's easy to fall into a routine with your running and never really think about changing things up, but you might be missing out on opportunities to improve. Today, I want to share four actionable ways you can improve your running.Read more...

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Apple recently introduced App Bundles that allow you to snag a group of apps at a discounted price. That makes perfect sense, but they also have a "Complete My Bundle" option that's a bit confusing at a glance. The developers over at Panic figured out how it works. Read more...

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