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Most Popular Featured Desktops and Home Screens of 2013

Every week, we feature customized desktops and home screens submitted by readers that show off great customization tools and UI tweaks. Sometimes …

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‘Blurred Lines’: The Worst Song of This or Any Other Year

Congratulations, Robin Thicke! “Blurred Lines” is the worst song of this or any other year. I can’t remember the last time there was a hit song this …

Which Programming Language Should I Learn First?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>With all the buzz about learning to code, I've decided to give it a try. The problem is, I'm not sure where to start. What's the best …

Mr. Skin’s Top 10 Nude Scenes of 2013, In Excruciating Pun Form

Being the sensitive intellectual I am, with a drawing room filled with framed degrees and pictures of dogs wearing turtlenecks, I would never dream of watching a work of art solely for the venal pleasure of spying some spry lass stripped of undergarments. But given that the female form is a …

The 13 Best Bourbons In America

In the "Whiskey - USA" category at last month's International Wine and Spirit Competition, great bottles of bourbon won a "Gold," but the very best took home a "Gold Outstanding" for setting the industry standard for excellence.<p>These bottles all went through the gauntlet. Wines and liquors are …

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Russia Invites U.S. To A 'Tank Biathlon'

Russia has invited the U.S. to participate in a tank biathlon so that both nations may learn to play nice — with heavy artillery.<p>The invitation was apparently extended while Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with their Russian counterparts Sergei Lavrov and Sergei …

Watch Microsoft Unbox The Xbox One Themselves

I’ve never quite understood the tech community’s fascinating with unboxing videos of new products. Maybe it’s the equivalent of a titillating technological strip show, or maybe they didn’t get enough Christmas presents as a kid.<p>But whatever the case, it’s a trend that’s here to stay in the YouTube …

Costa Rica Will Do Away With Caged Animals At Its Zoos

Here's a bit of news that has been making the rounds in Costa Rica for more than a week but is just now picking up steam stateside: Saying it's time for a more natural experience, Costa Rica's minister for energy and environment said they would get rid of caged animals at the country's public zoos …

Maximum PC

Hard hitting concise reviews and kick ass recommendations<p>In every issue of Maximum PC we look at the latest hardware to give you the low-down on …

Android 4.3 permission manager; what it is and how it works [HOWTO]

Android 4.3 is out! Even though it’s an incremental update at best, it still brought with it a number of enhancements and features, including support for 4k displays. However, that’s not all Android 4.3 was packing. Underneath the improvements we could see in Android 4.3 was a secret feature that …

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Google Nexus 7 (summer 2013) review: The best Android tablet gets even better - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Nexus 7’s</b> razor-sharp full-HD screen, silky smooth performance, long battery life, meager weight, and affordable price make it the best tablet value on the market.<p><b>The Bad</b> The back is missing the soft grippy texture of the original, screen colors lack accuracy, and there's no microSD …

Gear & Gadgets

Hidden permissions manager found in Android 4.3, lets you set the rules

Installing an Android app brings up a permissions prompt that most folks ignore (though they probably shouldn't). But, what if you could grant applications access to some parts of your smartphone and not others? That's something <i>Android Police</i> have discovered is already baked into Android 4.3, and …

Why Hackers and Makers Latest Toy is Puerto Rican

As we noted in a previous post on Puerto Rico’s nascent tech ecosystem, launching startups after or before graduating is still new on the island, where computer science graduates often take job offers from large corporations in the continental U.S.<p>However, Kytelabs’ story shows that things have …

Nicolas Cage: 'People think I'm not in on the joke'

To start with, the thing most often said of Nicolas Cage: he <i>is</i> weird-looking, with constituent parts that don't promise to add up to a movie star. …

Google's Chrome App Launcher is Now Live For Windows Users

Windows users can now download and enable the Chrome App Launcher, giving them instant access to common Web-based Google services such as the Chrome browser, Gmail, Google Drive and the Chrome store.<p>It’s essentially a shortcut to the landing page on the Chrome browser, which shows a horizontal grid …

A brief history of app pricing, and why most apps are free

We had a look at some of the app purchasing habits and statistics regarding the Google Play Store and Apple’s Appstore the other day, so to continuing in that vein, Flurry Analytics has done a little more digging into just why mobile apps are priced so low, often to the point of being free.<p>For this …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

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

With over two million apps in the Play Store, Android is home to one of the biggest app stores in the world. Soon they’ll even be on your favorite …

Arsenal coach picks up running man who kept up with them in Hanoi, Vietnam during tour of Asia

It's always a treat to see footballers playing the roles usually played by fans, and it's even more of a treat when football has a rare attack of the heartwarmings among its usual torrent of filth, fines and fighting.<p><b>Arsenal</b> are currently in Vietnam on their pre-season tour of Asia, and are still …

Get Comfy in Your Friday Open Thread

It's Friday. That means it's time to share what you know, ask what you don't, and generally partake in some insightful conversation. Right here, …

Makerspaces

Five tips for the new Google Maps on Android

After promising that Maps would receive a face lift and some new features at Google I/O, the app is finally delivering the goods. Google Maps v7.0.0 tidies up the interface and brings some shortcuts for the features you use the most.<p>The new version is rolling out via Google Play to Android devices …

“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control

<b>(Public Affairs Books/Jenna Pope)</b><p>SWAT teams raiding poker games and trying to stop underage drinking? Overwhelming paramilitary force is on the rise<p>Radley Balko<p>July 7, 2013 11:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces”<p>Sal Culosi is dead because …

With Blue Waters, supercomputing goes national

CHAMPAIGN, Ill.--If you are a scientist, engineer, or academic in need of time on a supercomputer, March 28, 2013 was a very big day.<p>That was the day that the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana brought its new baby online. Known as Blue …