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GPD Pocket 7" Windows Laptop Review

This DIY Floating Workbench Folds Into Place When It's Time to Work, Away When You're Done

Reader lookitsash saw this floating, wall-mounted workbench from a few years ago and decided to improve on its design in his own home. He did, and …

Tesla announces the companies selling the Powerwall in Australia

It's been a long wait, but Tesla has announced it will be bringing its energy storage solution, the Powerwall, to Australia through energy retailers …

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The Best Hidden Features of VLC

VLC is easily one of our favorite media players (and yours too). However, it's not just a one-trick pony. Under the surface, there's a wide range of …

ChooseMyPC Generates a Sample PC Build in Your Budget

Building your first PC can be an overwhelming experience—there are just so many different components to choose from. ChooseMyPC gives you a starting …

ZOTAC unveils the ZBOX PI320, a $200 Windows 8.1 PC the size of a chunky smartphone

Windows 8.1 is flexible enough to be used in a huge range of devices - not just desktops and notebooks, but also tablets, hybrids, smart displays, …

Intel Bay Trail-based HDMI stick capable of running Windows 8.1 goes on sale

An Intel Bay Trail-based HDMI stick has gone on sale on Chinese retailer Alibaba's website for just $110 excluding shipping.<p>The HDMI stick featured …

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Go From Google Drive To MS Office By Converting Your Files with Takeout

Google includes a Takeout tool that lets you export every last drop of data associated with your Google Account—emails, contacts, Hangouts, YouTube …

'The Matrix' Trilogy Explained in Less Than 3 Minutes

Everybody knows that reality is an illusion and we exist within a computer simulation. What everybody doesn't know? The plot of <i>The Matrix</i> …

How Did You Overcome Money Issues in Your Relationship?

Couples fight about money more than anything else. Maybe you and your partner have different ideas about budgeting, or maybe funds are just tight, …

I Want to Write Android Apps. Where Do I Start?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I have some background in coding, but I've never touched Android development before. I'd like to get started, but I'm not entirely …

Guide: How to install Windows 10 using VHDs

Last week, we posted a quick guide on how you can create bootable media for Windows 10.<p>After reading a lot of the comments, we’ve added a mini guide …

Basis unveils its first fitness tracker since getting acquired by Intel

You probably mainly think of Intel as the company trying to make 2-in-1s happen, but lately it's been dabbling in fitness, too. It all started when the chip maker acquired Basis, the creator of what was quite possibly the most sophisticated fitness wearable on the market. Intel promised it'd make …

GEGeek Tech Toolkit Fixes Windows Computers and Updates Itself

If you're the person friends, family and coworkers count on to fix their computers, you already know a portable USB toolkit is essential for repairs. …

Securely Format a Drive in Windows 8 from the Command Line

As you probably know, formatting a hard drive doesn't completely erase the data on it. You must overwrite the data to securely destroy it, preferably …

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Docking Station Review

Dangerous prank brings SWAT team down on gamer

A Littleton, Colorado, man named Jordan Mathewson was raided by a heavily armed SWAT team thanks to a false shooting and hostage report, and all the chaos was captured on a Twitch game stream (see below). During a <i>Counter-Strike</i> session, Jordan "Kootra" Mathewson -- a founder of The Creatures -- …

The best fitness tracker you can buy

Get up off of that thing<p>I sit at a desk too much. I drink too much coffee. I don’t sleep very well. I have an odd feeling those three things might be connected. This thing on my wrist agrees with that assessment.<p>After a few months of wearing and interacting with a fitness tracker, I have a …

How to avoid getting ripped off by the dentist

There are plenty of excellent, trustworthy dentists out there who make their patients' interests their top priority.<p>But there are also some unethical dentists who provide unnecessary treatments and products simply for profit.<p>I've discovered this after growing up having dental work done by my …

This Fake Lens Is Actually a Vacuum That Sucks Dust Out of Your DSLR

If there's one downside to a digital SLR that every photographer has to deal with—at least every photographer who doesn't just stick with their kit …

How Sleep Changes as You Age, and Why You'll Need Even More of It

Not sleeping as well as you used to? Maybe it's just you're naturally getting older. Unfortunately, since sleep is so important for protecting your …

Build Your Own 16-Button MIDI Controller with an Arduino

DIY musical instruments are their own thing entirely, but if you're looking for a place to start, Adafruit has a guide to building your own MIDI …

Take a Free, Two-Week Personalized Fitness and Nutrition Class

Whatever your health and fitness goals are, it helps to have an expert in your corner. Nutrition and exercise are highly individual things, so …

This Graphic Explains All the Health Hazards of Sitting for Too Long

By now, you already know that prolonged sitting is bad for your body. But what exactly goes on when you sit for hours every day? This graphic from …

3D print your own moving, tracking Portal turret

Wouldn't it be ace if you could catch your housemate, coming home from a late night out? They tiptoe across the floor; then, from out of the darkness of the lounge, a red light, and a singsong voice: "I see you".<p>Engineering graduate Yvo de Haas -- Dragonator on Instructables, who has built gaming …

Nissan unveils virtual future supercar

Automakers usually show off their latest concept cars at auto shows, but Nissan has been dribbling out teasers about its Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo over the last few weeks, with more to come in July. However, unlike a traditional concept car, this one will end up on the virtual racetracks of …

Randomize Your Computer's MAC Address with This Script

Your computer's MAC address is on part of what makes it possible for people to secretly track you. If you want to really prevent that from happening, …

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Intel Core M chip means really thin Windows 8.1 hybrids are on the way

If you could sum up the impact of Intel's new processor in a word, it would be "thin." In two words, "very thin."<p>The Core M, based on the chipmaker's new Broadwell silicon, debuted on its own Llama Mountain design at the Computex conference in Taipei this week. Llama Mountain is an impossibly thin …

At $100, this Windows 8.1 tablet is going head-to-head with Android

Microsoft has been on a crusade to fight Android at the low-end of the market segment with cheaper Windows devices. They made this possible by …