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A Matchbook Full of Tiny Disposable Flashlights Is a Brilliant Emergency Tool

Matches are a great way to start a fire when you don’t want to rub a bunch of sticks together, but their short burn time makes them terrible when you …

Cool Stuff

Stanford's aluminum battery fully charges in just one minute

Lithium-ion batteries have been a boon for the modern world -- they've replaced the heavier, single-use alkaline type in everything from wristwatches to jumbo jets. Unfortunately, these rechargeable cells are already struggling to keep up with our ever-increasing energy needs. But a new type of …

A Set of Extraordinary Lights

• 1 |<br>• Designer: Coelux<p>The lights from CoeLux manage to reproduce natural light indoors, using nanotechnology. The photos here, according to the …

Interior Design

Hidden iPhone menu shows you a map of the exact places you’ve been

Many smartphone applications, including default apps that come preloaded on the device, track your location for various purposes, regardless of …

Apple is worth a lot more than you think

Sometimes a CEO knows the value of its stock, and sometimes they don't. That is why Jim Cramer rolled up his sleeves, to expose two stocks that are …

This electronic bike raised $3.2 million on Indiegogo in just 10 days

The bike has raised $3.16 million on Indiegogo since the campaign started on February 1. They blew by their $75,000 goal.<p>There's several reasons why people are going so nuts for this bike. The great design of the bike. The very low cost of the bike. The amazing story of bike's creator. The pledge …

Electric Vehicles

The man who brought us the lithium-ion battery at the age of 57 has an idea for a new one at 92

AUSTIN, TEXAS—The chances are you have never heard of—nor, until looking at this page, ever seen—John Bannister Goodenough. But you know his work. In fact, you almost certainly own some.<p>Consider the last six or seven decades of technological and scientific leaps: the polio vaccine, space rocketry, …

Clean Energy

Big data and Data Visualization

Like many people of a certain age, my first exposure to the term dashboard was when I developed a one for monitoring for corrective and preventive …

Top 10 Lifehacker Posts of All Time

Lifehacker launched exactly ten years ago today (happy birthday to us)! In light of the occasion, let's take a look back at some of the most popular …

Wi-Fi
Emotional Intelligence

Steve Jobs Used This Simple Productivity Hack To Hone Apple's Focus

Jobs gave him and Yahoo's top executives a simple but profound piece of advice.<p>At an off-site meeting with about 200 Yahoo execs, Jobs explained in a presentation that many companies will make a list of 10 things they want to achieve in a year, but "the smart companies will take that list and …

Walter Isaacson

De-Clutter With a Category Plan instead of Going Room by Room

Typically, when most people are on a de-clutter mission, they start in one room. If that approach isn't working for you, try to start with a category …

Why Startup Founders Are Getting Rich Earlier Than Ever

Fighting over a limited pool of high-potential companies, investors are letting entrepreneurs pocket loads of cash before their businesses are even proven.<p>Venture Capitalists used to invest in startups so founders could build businesses. And if those businesses became successful, <i>then</i> the founders …

Venture Capital

Devialet’s Hi-Tech “Phantom” Implosion Stereo Sounds Better Than Speakers 20X Its Size

You need a big sub-woofer for big bass, right? Wrong. After 10 years of research, French acoustic engineers as Devialet just unveiled a giant step forward in audio that’s just one foot long. The Phantom is a petite, spherical, all-in-one amplifier and speaker that delivers what audiophiles think …

Plague: This 'Tinder for Information' Could Be onto Something

Over the weekend I spent a bit of time with Plague, an app that our own Owen Williams recently described as a gamified version of Reddit, and I’m sure the developers have hit on something noteworthy here. It looks like others agree, as its user base is growing rapidly.<p>Despite only a small amount of …

Check Out The Epic Mansion Minecraft's Creator Just Bought With His Microsoft Money

The eight-bedroom mansion sold for $70 million. Persson outbid Jay-Z for it.<p>He sold his company to Microsoft for $2.5 billion in September.

Jony Ive

PocketQube Kit Lets You Build A Satellite For Less Than $6K

If <i>Interstellar</i> infected you with a renewed passion for space, the PocketQube Kit could be the thing for you. Developed by a Glasgow-based startup, it includes all the components needed to build a micro-satellite.<p>PocketQube satellites are 5cm cubes that hold the record for being the smallest …

PocketQube Kit v1.0 EM

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

Apps

A Secret Message Hidden In A CIA Sculpture 25 Years Ago Might Finally Be Solved

The sculpture is 12 feet high, and stands on the grounds of the CIA complex in Langley, Virginia. American artist Jim Sanborn built it 25 years ago.<p>Kryptos contains four hidden messages, carved out of metal. Those four messages are the clues to a riddle. Sanborn has hinted that solving the riddle …

Mathematics

6 Awesome Zen Stories That Will Teach You Important Life Lessons

The Backed Pack: A learning laptop, a self-cleaning fish tank, & a bass booster

<i>Each week, our friends at Backerjack bring us updates on some of the most successful gadget crowdfunding campaigns.</i><p>Pi-Top<p>The mission behind Pi-Top is simple: Focus on teaching people how to create and code great hardware. It functions as a laptop dedicated to teaching the skills necessary to …

10 Steps To Conquering Information Overload

We’ve all heard the phrase “information overload.”<p>It reminds us of tweets, texts, emails, the endless stream of interesting articles on Facebook, those viral videos we can’t help but click on, the numerous phone photos and videos we take, Secret posts, fleeting Snapchat photos and more.<p>But actually …

Scientists Found Something Strange When They Looked At The Brains Of Stoners

First, you might notice that a critical part of the brain that helps us process emotions and make decisions appeared smaller than in the brains of the nonsmoker.<p>But you would see something else, too: that the connections passing through that region of the brain were stronger and thicker.<p>Thankfully, …

The Brain

Revel lands a whopping $100M to put another nail in cash registers' coffins

<i>*Updated 12:49 PM to clarify the ways in which Revel competes with Square.</i><p>Even as the dust is still settling from the introduction of Apple Pay, the point-of-sale (POS) wars are heating up.<p>iPad POS vendor Revel System today announced it has scored $100 million in new funding to take on the likes of …

The Most Powerful Millennials In Tech

And in tech, millennials are taking over. We scoured top CEOs, talent, and billionaires for impressive leaders who were born after 1980.<p>Here are the youngest people making the biggest impact in technology today.

Ben Silbermann

The Art of Not Working at Work

At first, the ability to check email, read ESPN, or browse Zappos while on the job may feel like a luxury. But in time, many crave more meaningful—and more demanding—responsibilities.<p>Two years ago a civil servant in the German town of Menden wrote a farewell message to his colleagues on the day of …

Slack is now the fastest-growing workplace software ever

And it has $120 million in new funding to push it forward<p>Slack has become a big enough deal that it almost makes you care about enterprise software. The company, which integrates a kind of sophisticated group chat with dozens of other software services that your company may already use, has spread …

The One App You Need On Your Résumé If You Want A Job At Google

Average pay at Google is $141,000.<p>It's relatively easy to get a job at Google, too.<p>The company is so large and has such a massive need for talent that hiring for Google is something of a headache, so if you have the right skills, Google is really enthusiastic to hear from you.<p>Especially if you know …

Eric Schmidt