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Mind Reading Headphones Play Music Based On Your Mood

Advertisement<p>Music is the food for soul and it really helps in uplifting our mood. A study shows that listening to music can reduce your pain and …

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Change the Color of a Hue Lightbulb with a Text Message

You may have heard of Phillips Hue Lightbulbs that connect over Wi-Fi and let you adjust them via your smartphone. While a bit pricey for most, if …

The Backlit Pegboard Workspace

Graphic designer Chris Elsasser's custom-built workspace is a gorgeous alternative to the pegboard wall workspace featured last week.<p>Rope lighting …

Is Life Hacking Worth It?

Earlier this week, Slate published an article by Evgeny Morozov with what is probably our least favorite title ever: "Down With Lifehacking." We …

Ask Lifehacker Podcast (August 1st, 2013)

Best Online Backup Service?

We've talked about the best cloud storage services and the providers that care about privacy, but when it comes to seamlessly backing up your data, …

SCR Screen Recorder for Android Captures High-Quality Screencasts

Android (4.0.3+, Rooted): Recording screencasts on Android can get a little tricky. Some apps only support certain devices, and all of them require …

The Gaussian Calm Desktop

Reader komodo009's desktop is pretty straight forward, but one thing stood out to us aside from the clean look of the finished package: The …

Build Your Own Crossover Cable, USB to Ethernet Extender, and More

We've discussed the different types of ethernet cables and what they're good for, but they're also easy to hack and re-wire to fit whatever need you …

Raspberry Pi

Build Your Own GameBoy-Sized Handheld with a BeagleBone

The GameBoy is a classic piece of equipment, and if you want to live those glory days with a bit more power, blogger Max Thrun shows off how to turn …

Download Free, Open-source Textbooks from OpenStax College

Textbooks are incredibly expensive (not to mention cumbersome and heavy in dead tree format). Smart students can pick up free digital textbooks from …

Textbooks

Prevent Eyestrain from Your Computer and Smartphone Screens

Staring at a screen all day likely won't cause permanent vision damage, but it can cause painful eyestrain. Keep your eyes healthy and prevent other …

How to Choose (or Build) the Perfect Desk for You

Wooden desks, glass desks, treadmill desks, and more—desks come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and styles. But how do you select or build the right …

Furniture

What Qualities Make a Great Leader?

We've all had our share of good and bad bosses, but what made us like or dislike them? While our personal opinions take a share of the credit, …

What's the Best Way to Safely Put Out a Grease Fire?

<i>An animal fat or vegetable oil inferno is pretty much the worst-case scenario in any kitchen environment. But do you know how to snuff out a fire if</i> …

Engineering Memes

Shrink Plastic Kitty Key Rings

Make these cute Hello Kitty key rings from shrinkable plastic. They are fun to make for kids and adults alike. Great for hanging on backpacks as kids …

Winner of 5 free patterns from ChrisW Designs

The winner of our giveaway from ChrisW Designs is…<p>Congratulations, Rebecca, you get 5 FREE PATTERNS from ChrisW Designs. I see some gorgeous new …

Motorola unveils Moto X with 2,000 variations, including wood cover

After teasing it for weeks, Motorola finally unveiled its American-manufactured, customizable smartphone: the Moto X.<p>The Google-owned company said users will be able to customize a number of the parts on the Moto X, including various colors and materials such as wood. In total, more than 2,000 …

Jony Ive’s new look for iOS 7: black, white, and flat all over

With the grand unveiling of Apple’s next operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch approaching, sources have provided detailed descriptions of what users and developers alike could expect from the software’s fresh look.<p>As we reported in April, Apple Senior Vice President of Industrial …

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24Jan/18<p>To see the full list of this year’s Top Women in Retail honorees, click here. What do you enjoy most about working in the retail industry? …

Google Play Still Missing Top App Titles From iOS, Many Of Which Are Games

Many of today’s tech companies and startups are still building their apps for iOS first, despite Android’s growing market share. The problem stems from a lack of in-house talent, fewer Android-owning beta testers, technical hurdles, fragmentation issues, potential for revenue and more. And yet, …

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean vs iOS 7

Apple’s WWDC is in full swing, and arguably the biggest part of its keynote yesterday morning was the unveiling of the new iOS 7. Now that iOS 7 has been announced we can formally pit the two biggest mobile operating systems head to head. It’s go time – Android 4.2 Jelly Bean vs iOS 7 – in an all …

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