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Telescopic Contact Lens Enables Magnified Vision, Allows Users To Zoom In And Out (PHOTOS)

Superman-like vision may not be so far off.<p>A team of researchers revealed a design for the world's first telescopic contact lens in a study published in peer-reviewed online journal Optics Express Tuesday.<p><b>SCROLL FOR PHOTOS</b><p>The 1.17 mm-thick prototype contains two separate optical paths: one for 2.8x …

On Keeping a Notebook in the Digital Age

A few days ago I had a moment of sheer panic because I couldn't find a pen. I went through the Elisabeth Kübler-Ross stages of penlessness (Denial: …

This Week’s Most Popular Posts: March 8th to 15th

This week we lamented the death of Google Reader, found out why everyone likes Evernote so darn much, learned what it's <i>really</i> like to be a parent, …

Job Interviews

Four Ways Mint Can Make Your Tax Season Easier

Last year 110 million Americans got a tax refund and the average amount was about $2,800. That's a lot of money—so why do we still love to hate tax …

Personal Finance

Seven Under-the-Radar Financial Hacks Everyone Should Know About

Just before the Enron scandal broke, the company's CEO immediately put his money into annuities—in his wife's name. Why? Because those assets are …

Want to Be Happier? Stop Doing These 10 Things Right Now

Happiness—in your business life and your personal life—is often a matter of subtraction, not addition. Consider, for example, what happens when you</i> …

Why It's So Annoying to Overhear Someone's Cellphone Conversation

When we asked you about your biggest cellphone annoyances a while back, one of your biggest complaints was overhearing people's phone conversations. …

Commuting

Have a Friend Help You Weed Out Bad References on Your Resume

When you're applying for a job and they ask you for a list of references it's easy to just throw on a couple old bosses or co-workers and call it a …

Employment

Should I Use Plex or XBMC for My Home Theater PC?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I want to make the perfect home media center but I've come across a very tough decision: should I use Plex or XBMC? I've heard great …

EverClip: Great Little Utility App for Evernote Users

<b>EverClip</b> is a cool little app that should proved very handy for iPad and iPhone Evernote users. Here’s a little piece of its App Store intro:<p>EverClip is the easiest way to collect websites, texts and images to Evernote.Start EverClip and switch to your favorite apps. Copy any texts and images, …

Apps

Price Drops: TextExpander for iPad On Sale for 99 Cents Today Only

<b>TextExpander</b>, the super handy little utility app for iPad and iPhone, is on sale today for 99 cents. That’s down from its standard price of $4.99.<p>This is a popular and award-winning app that’s a big timesaver on the desktop and on our iOS devices. Here’s a little of its App Store intro:<p>Type faster …

Apps

TED Talks iPad App Updated: Adds Subtitles & More

The superb <b>TED app for iPad</b> and iPhone has been updated this week, to Version 2.0. This is the app that brings more than 1,000 wonderful TEDTalk videos to the iPad – or as they’re touted ‘riveting talks by remarkable people’.<p>This update is all about making the talks more accessible to more people, …

AirPrint – How to Find Compatible Printers

AirPrint, the ability to print wirelessly from the iPad and iOS devices, is one of the great features of using iOS devices. Some of the most commonly asked questions about AirPrint are all about whether it will work with a specific printer.<p>The good news is that Apple provides good, clear …

Killer Little Features: Vertical Scrolling in iBooks

We often focus on big, exciting features that set an app apart or make it great. Incredible graphics, slick interactive elements, hyper realistic gameplay, and so on.<p>But there are also a number of little, unsung features that turn out to be killer features. Seemingly minor bits of functionality …

iPad Mini

Evernote for iPad Updated: Adds Business Notebooks, The Trunk, Snippet View & More

<b>Evernote for iPad</b> (and iPhone) has been updated this week, to Version 5.2. The .x numbering feels almost understated for this update, as it packs quite a number of notable new features. These include a handy new snippet view, business notebooks, and access to The Trunk – the impressive range of …

Chrome for iPad Updated – Fixes Startup Crashes

<b>Chrome</b> for iPad and iPhone was updated again yesterday – to Version 25.0.1364.124.<p>The changes in this update are covered in a single line – in fact their description almost takes up less space than the goofy version number:<p>Fix for startup crash<p>I posted recently on how the previous update to Chrome …

iPad Mini