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Calibre 2.0 Adds An Editor And Book Comparison

Windows/Mac/Linux: Calibre, one of the best free ebook managers out there (and a great tool for removing DRM), released a big update this week. …

How To Effectively Work With People Who Are Smarter Than You

It's entrepreneurship gospel -- hire those who are smarter than you. There's no mystery to this wisdom. Clever, skilled employees require less …

How To Be More Interesting When Meeting New People

You might think that being interesting is an innate talent, or that it means you have to be the "life of the party." Neither of those things are …

Social Octopus Species Shatters Beliefs About Ocean Dwellers

Group-living animals are helping scientists learn more about octopus behavior.<p>If recent octopus discoveries have taught us anything, it's that these eight-armed ocean dwellers are smart. They can use tools, change color in an instant, and commission their arms to solve problems. But they generally …

5 Essential Add-Ons For Dropbox

Many of us rely on Dropbox for file syncing and backup, but you might not be aware of all the different extensions and services that you can plug …

Apps

What the Histogram on Your Camera Actually Tells You

You've almost certainly seen a histogram on your camera's display at some point, but if you don't take photography particularly seriously you might …

Photography

How To Limit Gmail's Personalised Ads

Google's algorithms have always scanned Gmail messages to display personalised advertisements, but a recent update to the terms of service has …

Stephen Fry Explains The Meaning Of Life In Three Minutes

What's the secret to living a happy and fulfilling existence? If you don't believe in religion, the answer can be hard to pinpoint. Avowed atheist …

Briefly: Facebook Buys Oculus Rift, Cheap Ebooks, LSCC Cosplay Highlights

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Facebook purchases Oculus Rift for $US2 billion, Humble eBook Bundle 3, the best cosplay …

Psychometric tests in job interviews: what are they looking for?

<b>They're about discovering who you are</b><p>"When people talk about psychometric tests, they sometimes mean questionnaires," says Mark Parkinson, a business psychologist who puts together both for organisations. "A test is something with a right or wrong answer, which might be used to measure numeracy or …

The Science Behind Why Diets Don't Work

Losing weight for healthy living is difficult. What's interesting is the role our brain plays in regulating our weight and why that makes it so …

Plague DNA Found In Ancient Tooth Suggests Black Death Isn't Dead Yet

You've undoubtedly heard about the Bubonic plague, but the chances of you knowing next to anything about the Justinian plague are significantly …

How well do you know the world? Play Geoguessr to find out!

Think you're a geography expert? Test your knowledge with BBC Travel’s Geoguessr – the game that proves how well you know the world!

Can Bad Weather Actually Cause Joint Ache?

You might have heard grandma or grandpa predicting a storm because they "could feel it in their bones" and when a storm hit you probably thought …

22 Awesome Science And Infrastructure Webcams From Around The World

How many webcams are there in the world? I have no idea. Millions upon millions. But the problem is that 99.99 per cent of them are dull and boring, …

Top 10 Clothing Annoyances, Fixed

Between shirts that don't stay tucked in, shoes that slip on and off and zippers that get stuck every which way, it's a wonder we humans still wear …

Google rumored to launch its own TV set-top box under the Nexus brand next year

We haven't even seen the latest iteration of Google TV yet -- oops, sorry, that's "Android with Google services for TV" these days -- but a new rumor from <i>The Information's</i> Amir Efrati points to a Nexus-branded set-top box directly from Google in the first half of 2014. Previous rumors have noted …

Recommended Reading: Cool Tools review, drone delivery and more

<i>Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books dealing with the subject of technology that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.</i><p><b>Cool Tools: A Catalog of Possibilities</b><br>by Kevin …

Supermarkets selling chicken that is nearly a fifth water

Frozen chicken breasts on sale in leading supermarkets are being pumped up with water and additives that make up nearly a fifth of the meat to the point where consumers are paying about 65p a kilo for water, the Guardian can reveal.<p>The legality of the industrial process, in which cheap imported …

Why it's time for brain science to ditch the 'Venus and Mars' cliche

As hardy perennials go, there is little to beat that science hacks' favourite: the hard-wiring of male and female brains. For more than 30 years, I have seen a stream of tales about gender differences in brain structure under headlines that assure me that from birth men are innately more rational …

Silkworms Fed Dyed Mulberry Leaves To Produce Coloured Silk

<i>Fact:</i> Snails fed coloured paper will poop coloured squiggles. Now, silkworms are getting in on the technicolor action: a recent report shows that, …

pack essential

<b>With SIM-only packages and now covering dozens of countries, every data-hungry traveller should have a Globalgig SIM ready to roll when they need to</b> …

Nexus TV next up from Google: Android, Netflix, Hulu, simplicity

This afternoon a bit of light has been shined on the next generation in Google’s play for the living room, a device code-named Nexus TV. This machine …

2013 eReader Comparison Guide

Meet the e-readers<p>The Kindle is still the dominant player in this field, but Barnes & Noble's Nook and Rakuten's Kobo are still churning out some …

Gear & Gadgets

National Geographic Brings Over 500 Historic Maps to Google Maps

Google is launching an initiative allowing organizations to share their map data with the public via Google Maps. National Geographic announced it is …

GadgetellSolutions Media

18Apr/18<p>As the owner of a retail business, you’ve probably dreamed about getting some extra help. Advertising a retail job for your store(s) can …

The Masai Mara: 'It will not be long before it's gone'

Our vehicle comes to an abrupt stop. "There, now watch," says Josphat, my exacting young Masai guide. We cut the engine and the silence is acute. Josphat points out a cheetah's head in an ocean of golden grass. One minibus has already pulled up on another sandy track a few hundred metres away and …

Should I Remove It? Tells You Which Programs Are Safe To Remove

Windows/Web: Should I Remove It? explains what those mysterious processes are in the Windows task manager, shows you what those unlabeled …