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10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People

Do what everyone else does and you get the results they get. Here are ways to be different -- and achieve differently.<p>Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly …

The adorable new rolling Star Wars droid is not CGI

The new trailer for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> sent the internet into near-meltdown on its release. But arguably the best video featuring the …

Use This Lightroom ‘Secret Slider’ Trick for Extreme Shadow Recovery

Retoucher Matt Kloskowski offers this quick and easy Lightroom tip for your mental library: if you ever find yourself with a drastically underexposed …

Building an Open Source PVR: Step Two – Software | Adventures in Open Source

So in my quest to replace my Mac-based PVR I wanted something lightweight that could be controlled via a remote. I had issues with my current setup …

Setting up Raspberry Pi with RaZberry

In my previous post, DIY Home Automation: The basics, I explained my motivations to build my own DIY Home Automation system and what my requirements …

Raspberry Pi

How I Built a Custom Desk and Wire-Free Workspace for My Photo Editing

For years I’ve struggled with my workspace, I’ve had loads of different ones, from small ones in the corner of the living room in my old apartment to …

Basic Portrait Processing in Lightroom

Over the past few years I have learned a great deal about doing portraits, especially of young kids. I think it’s because I get so much enjoyment out …

Lightroom

Should I Use a DIY PC for My NAS or Buy an Enclosure?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I'm thinking about building a NAS (Network-Attached Storage) for storage and backups, but I don't know if I should build a computer …

A Super Simple Way to Make Landscape Photos POP Using Lightroom

It seems like virtually all outdoor or landscape photographs suffer from the same illness when they come out of the camera. The symptoms are: An …

Photography

6 ways to up your hot chocolate game

slurp it up, baby. slurp it up.<p>Some people's January pasttimes include taking a barre class, or knitting, or creating some kickass ceramics. Mine, on the other hand, primarily consist of binge watching Netflix shows, reading a few book club picks, and sipping (read: chugging) hot chocolate. …

How to Build a Kid's Loft Bed

Introduction: How to Build a Kid's Loft Bed<p>About: MyFixitUpLife is a husband-and-wife’s home improvement obsessed lifestyle. Mark and Theresa are …

From coffee-makers to cameras: six gadgets to simplify your life

Technology has got so complicated thanks to ‘feature creep’. Here are some great gizmos that do the job just as well as flashier options

15 best designed Android apps of 2014

Every year, developers and designers take bold moves to see what they can do and the winners are us, the users. It was a wild year in terms of Android apps design as we saw a number of great apps that challenged the best of the best when it comes to design. Let’s take a look at the 15 best designed …

Apps

Britain First Use Polish Spitfire Picture To Promote Their 'British Values'

There's a couple of things wrong with this post...<p>Post by Britain First.<p>Firstly, it's "unparalleled" and secondly, that's a Polish spitfire.<p>That's …

10 tips and tricks to get the most out of your new Chromecast

Someone put a new Chromecast for you under the tree, or maybe you just bought one for yourself to finally bring Netflix to your TV. You unpacked it, …

16 Productivity Tools Nobody Can Live Without

<i>This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Productivity is the name of the game for entrepreneurs. The good news is that there are …

Cool: 'Ghost Ship' Projected On Water In Amsterdam Canal

This is an image of the 17th century ship that's being projected on two intersecting curtains of water (to make it appear more 3-D) in an Amsterdam …

An Inexpensive Solution to Geotagging Your Photos: Geotag Photos Pro App for iOS and Android

<b>Geotagging</b>, a relatively new word to the ever increasing lexicon of photographic terminology. It is a relatively simple term that means adding GPS …