Pasha Boltenkov

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Eloquent JavaScript Teaches You JavaScript for Free

These days, there’s no dearth of great resources for learning to code. Here’s another great one, a 21-chapter book posted online and chock full of …

Learn the Basics of Color Theory to Know What Looks Good

Colors are important to making things look good, whether it's the clothes you wear or the presentation you give at work. But not everyone …

Calculate Nearly Any Percentage In Your Head with Simple Tricks

Whether you're calculating a tip or just in need of some fast math, percentages can be something even math students goof. This video from YouTube …

Mathematics

Lifehacker Pack for Windows: Our List of the Essential Windows Apps

Windows has more great programs than we can count, but some are essential to just about every PC setup. In this year’s annual Lifehacker Pack for …

Software

Easy Ways to Refresh Your Run and Make It More Fun

Running is one of the best cardio workouts you can get. However, it can also get repetitive and boring doing the same thing over and over. Whether …

How to Use Pocket Like a Pro to Save Everything from the Web

Pocket has long been one of our favorite services for saving articles and reading them later. Beneath the surface, though, you can use Pocket for a …

Apps

Add a Virtual Keyboard to a Raspberry Pi

We've shown off a few different Raspberry Pi projects that use touchscreens in the past, but one of the problems with them is that you still have to …

Build a Solar Powered Heater with Recycled Cans

If you're looking for a green way to heat up a small indoor space, Seattle resident Peter Rowan shows you how to make a solar powered heater using a …

Off-grid

Use Meetup to Start a Networking Group, Even If You're Unemployed

Just because you don't have a job, or don't have a job in your field of interest, doesn't mean you can't network with people who do. We've talked …

The Circular Workspace for Two

Today's featured workspace sports a custom-made, circular desk that turns a small room into a sort of cockpit for two.<p>There's a PC on one side and an …

iMac

How We Store Memories in Other Peoples' Heads

I have a pretty unreliable memory. Far too often I find people saying to me, "I told you this already!" I also tend to rely on other people to …

Make Your Own Cardboard Virtual Reality Kit

One of the biggest surprises at this year's Google I/O press event was the reveal of Cardboard, a simple virtual reality headset that uses your …

Don't Just Learn to Code, Learn How to Think Like a Computer Scientist

Recently, there's been much debate over whether or not everyone should learn to code. Software engineer Yevgeniy Brikman says that this is the wrong …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

DisplayFusion 6.0 Adds More Improvements to Multi-Monitors in Windows

Windows: If you have multiple monitors, you know that Windows only scratches the surface in terms of optimizing them. DisplayFusion, the awesome …

The Minimal Academic Desktop

Reader sgosp3 wanted a desktop that was minimal and helped him focus on the task at hand—his research—so he built this Windows desktop so he has …

Software

How to Make Windows 8's Start Screen Actually Useful

Windows 8's Start Screen gets a bad rap, but with the right tweaks and a couple downloads, it can actually be pretty useful. Here's how to make the …

Software

Pushbullet and EvolveSMS Allow You to Send SMS From Your Desktop

Despite living in a wonderland of messaging apps, many of us still rely on boring old SMS, which is unfortunately tied to your phone. Pushbullet and …

Apps

Ready Contact List Shows Your Communication History with Your Contacts

Android: Chances are you talk to your contacts through more than one medium: IMs, email, phone calls, or more. Ready Contact List shows you recent …

Apps

This Infographic Gives You Substitutes for Common Ingredients

It's annoying to realise you don't have some ingredient needed for your dish after you have started cooking. eReplacementParts made a handy …

Infographics

Top 10 Incredibly Useful Windows Programs to Have On Hand

Some apps are essential, and you use them every day. Everyone knows their names: Firefox, VLC, 7-Zip, and so on. However, there’s another class of …

What It's Like to Interview for Tech Jobs

Over the past year I have had great opportunities to interview for positions at companies I respect, and some I didn't. I wanted to share my …

Employment

Master GitHub Shortcuts and Commands with This Cheat Sheet

Whether you're learning to code or you're a practiced developer, GitHub is a great tool to manage your projects. With these shortcuts and tips, …

How to Get the Best Linux Features on Windows

For many users, Linux isn't a viable option for everyday work. Some don't have the time or resources to learn a new OS, while others have a need for …

Linux

The Green Bubble Desktop

Matt Pollard's desktop has a color scheme after our own heart—green and black, and packed with tools as well as room to work. Here's how he set it …

The Helix Desktop

Erelde's Windows desktop isn't full of bells and whistles, just a visually striking wallpaper and a few widgets to help him keep track of a few …

This Music Is Designed to Help You Relax and Sleep

The right kind of music can soothe us into a perfect state of relaxation. Add this scientifically-based, hour-long video to your nighttime playlist …

Five Best Personal Finance Tools

Managing your money and budgeting can be a daunting task, even if you're a spreadsheet ninja. Corralling accounts, watching your money move, and …

Can I Use Voice Recognition to Code More Efficiently?

<i>Voice recognition is getting better, and it's increasingly being used for more than just reminders and email. But can you use it to help you code?</i> …

Productivity

The Best Free Alternatives to DynDNS

As you may have heard, DynDNS is shutting down its free plans, which is a bit of a bummer. Still, they're not the only option if you need a hostname …

Streaming Media