Jason Burke

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How to Pack Your Tree Like a Pro Without Spending a Dime

Christmas is over and now you have a giant tree sitting in your house taking up space. It's time to get that sucker cleaned off and out of your …

Crafting

The End of INTERSTELLAR Explained by Neil deGrasse Tyson

5 Beloved Restaurants That Are Seriously Overrated

People love food. How's that for a strong opening sentence? That's why I'm on the payroll, ladies and gentlemen. Anyway, as it pertains to America, …

Ice Cream

6 Negotiating Tactics That Actual Professionals Use

Negotiating is one of those things that many people have a serious aversion to. Whether it's a fear of confrontation, or simply the knowledge that …

Four Square

The Best (and Quickest) Ways to Thaw Frozen Food

Freezing food is an incredibly convenient way to save it, but thawing it is such a hassle. Here are the best (and quickest) ways to thaw just about …

Tap Water

How to Defeat Bad Breath Once and For All

It’s embarrassing when someone points out that you have bad breath or politely offers a mint with a knowing smile. There is very little you can do …

Booq’s new Boa Flow Graphite looks like a bag that might finally carry everything, anywhere

You’ve probably noticed Booq’s odd penchant for naming their strange, sophisticated baggage after snakes. And if you’ve <i>really</i> been paying attention, you’ll have noticed variations on one species crop up over and over again: The Booq Boa.<p>The Boa’s DNA has mutated into a variety of different forms, …

Ledr is sort of a leather fruit roll up to hold your longish, smallish equipment

If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly shuffling around town (or around the country) with bits. No, not those bits; you know the ones I’m talking about: pens, cables, more pens, headphones, USB sticks, pocket knives and pens. They get shoved into a small pocket in a bag, where they sit, …

Will iOS 8 Include Split-Screen Multitasking for the iPad?

Apple has never shied away from copying a competitor's feature, if it's a good one. Indeed, a good one that Windows offers is the ability to run a couple of apps simultaneously in separate windows. There are many times when I am writing a blog post, such as this, on my iPad and I need to browse the …

Satechi's 10-Port USB Hub Will Keep Your Devices Connected (Review)

Apple's handheld devices are reaching the point where just about everyone has one, and I mean <i>everyone</i>. If everyone in your home has an iDevice, but only one computer with which to sync and manage devices, then you might need a few extra USB ports. Enter Satechi's 10-port USB hub <b>($59.95)</b>. Overkill? …

The 6 Biggest Dick Moves People Pull in the Workplace

If you work in an office, you probably already know how awful office life can sometimes be, what with its seemingly endless parade of dealing with …

The Workplace

Turn Spatulas Into Grill Trays With Aluminum Foil

When you are grilling anything that can melt or drip, a good way to keep it contained and avoid spills is to turn any regular spatula into a tray …

grilled cheese

Send Anywhere Transfers Files Quickly and Securely Across Devices

Android/iOS/Web: When you need to transfer a file from your PC to your mobile or vice versa, you could turn to Pushbullet. But for a faster, …

Apps

Samsung's Crazy-Cheap 4K Monitor is Even Cheaper Than Usual Right Now

With an MSRP of $700, Samsung's new 4K display was already one of the best deals in tech, but today, Amazon has it for $100 less.<p>Packing more than …

Shopping

Fix Squeaky Floorboards with Cornstarch

We've previously shared some of the best ways to fix squeaky floors, but if screwing into the boards isn't your first choice, you can try talcum …

Carpets

Repair and Revive Your Gas Grill, Just In Time for Summer

If you have a gas grill that's been rusting away in the garage, it may need some TLC before you pull it out for summer barbecues. The Family Handyman …

What is HDR and When Should I Use It In My Photos?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I've got this setting called "HDR" on my phone's camera, but I'm still not sure what it <i>does</i>. It's supposed to make my pictures look …

Mobile Photography

Flat iPad sales are here to stay, suggests Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty suggests that weak iPad sales may be here to stay, reports <i>Business Insider</i>.<p>We lower our 2014 tablet growth forecast to 12% from 26% on the back of increasing penetration rates and the lack of new, differentiated products […]Few suppliers were able to communicate a …

Leaked Pictures Hint at Gmail Redesign

Leaked screenshots of a new web interface for Gmail reveal that Google may be quietly testing a major design overhaul.<p>The pictures, which were first …

How to Pack an Emergency Kit Like a Spy Plane Pilot

The SR-71 Blackbird is one of history's most celebrated spyplanes, and for good reason. When Blackbird pilots took off however, they had to be ready …

Red Cross

AntiSnooper Automatically Blurs Background Windows for Privacy

Windows: Want to protect your screen from the nosy eyes of colleagues peering over your shoulder? AntiSnooper is a free program that blurs out any …

Software

Deter Spiders with Peppermint Oil and Vinegar

We've discussed how to manage pests like spiders, but weblog Housewife How-to's has a good tip: Spiders don't like peppermint or vinegar. Spray a …

Coinstar Exchange Kiosks Take Your Unused Gift Cards for Cash

Got a stack of unused gift cards you're sick of keeping track of? Coinstar's new "Coinstar Exchange" kiosks will give you cash for them.<p>Coinstar …

Customer Service

Boil Eggs in a Coffee Cup, and Other Office-Friendly Food Hacks

When you eat at the office, you have to make do with the tools available to you. Have a coffee mug? You can use it to boil eggs for lunch, or as an …

Hacking

Tell Siri Where You Shop for Better Location Reminders

Siri's location-based reminders are great for remembering items when you get home. Adding places you frequently visit into contacts helps Siri create …

Siri

Apple iOS 8 Preview: Everything We’re Expecting

In less than a month, Apple will kick off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco. Apple typically uses this event to unveil new versions of its mobile and desktop operating systems, and WWDC 2014 should be no different.<p>At last year’s event, iOS 7 was easily the star of …

Why the iPad is (still) the future of Apple

Here is a surprisingly controversial statement: The iPad is going to be huge. Tablets, in general, will someday soon not merely outsell personal computers, but actually replace them, even in businesses, and in productive capacities for which people currently believe “only a PC will do.”<p>Quartz’s …

Mike Lamb of Stoic Ventures talks about Home Invasions

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