Ben Kendrick

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9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Self-improvement

How To Root Any Android Device With Just One-Click via Framaroot

The universal root app, that let’s the users root their device in just one click. Framaroot has eased the lives of many Android smartphones, the app …

Simple, the Alternative to Big Banks, Was Just Acquired by a Big Bank

BBVA, Spain's second-largest bank, has just acquired Simple, the online bank that makes managing your finances easier. We dig Simple for a lot of …

Iridium Go Satellite WiFi Hotspot

No matter where life takes you — whether you're a globe-trotting adventurer, an international businessman, or you just live out in the middle of …

Make a Pocket Hole Lamp - Fun Kreg Jig Woodworking Projects

41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

These tips and tricks will guarantee you'll be a totally happy camper this summer.

Low-Cost Multipurpose Earthbag Building - DIY

One of the most practical structures on a small farmstead is a multipurpose building that can serve as a storage shed or cool pantry above ground, or …

Regulation

Hobbyists are now building tablets using a $35 computer brain

Hobbyists have been assembling personal computers from their components for decades, buying the processors and other parts and putting them together in their basements. Now they’re doing the same for tablet computers.<p>Among them is Michael Castor of Make, the publisher of geek do-it-yourself …

Raspberry Pi

31 DIY Ways To Make Your Backyard Awesome This Summer

While you're impatiently waiting for summer to just GET HERE already, start planning your outdoor space.

DIY Ginger Liqueur Recipe

This homemade ginger liqueur tastes so elegant that people will not believe you made it yourself. It can compete with Domaine de Canton on flavor—for less than half the cost and only 20 minutes of work. The steeping time is very short, so this is a perfect DIY holiday gift...if you can bear to part …

How Can I Make Quality Videos and Short Films on a Budget?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I want to get started making some YouTube videos, and maybe even a short film, but I'm not sure what I need to get. I also don't want …

Carve a Pumpkin with Cookie Cutters (and Other Pumpkin Carving Hacks)

You don't need carving skills to create a great looking pumpkin for Halloween. Just grab some appropriate cookie cutters.<p>As the video above shows, …

Organize Your Garage with This Six-Zone System

The garage is one of those areas that can easily become a cluttered, disorganized mess. To make your garage more usable and maximize storage space, …

Auri Reads Your RSS Feeds Aloud, Responds to Voice Commands

Android: You should probably not be reading blogs while you're driving. Listening to them, on the other hand, is A-OK. To that end, Auri can …

Five Annoying Life Problems You Can Solve for $5 with Fiverr

Life comes with a lot of work we don’t want to do or just don’t have the skillset to accomplish. Maybe you need to craft a good resume and business …

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Psych - Aberturas Diferentes | Differents/Alternate Intros

Build an Automatic Plant Watering System from Plastic Bags and Thread

If you're leaving town for a while but don't want your plants to wither while you're gone, you can ask a friend to stop by and water them, or you can …

Dropbox Plus Adds Folder Trees to Dropbox's Website

Chrome/Firefox: Dropbox is a crowd favorite in the file syncing tool category, with no shortage of uses. The site kind of sucks to navigate, though. …

Mount Your Wii (or Anything Else) to the Back of Your TV with Hooks

Most TVs have mounting holes on the back so you can mount them on a wall, but reader Rehevkor uses them for something else: mounting his Wii out of …

Android Security Apps That Keep You Safe Without Killing Your Battery

If you've been thinking about installing a mobile security tool for your Android phone or tablet but you're worried about the impact it may have on …

Run an Action When You Remove Your Phone from an NFC Tag

Android (rooted): NFC is awesome. It lets you automate your phone for every room in the house, running any task you can imagine when you place your …

How To Really Do a Fishtail Braid (It’s Easier Than You Think!)

Backstage at Tory Burch Spring 2013.<p>Despite the fact that they’ve been in high demand for some time now (there are entire Pinterest boards dedicated …

Hairstyling

Where Should I Buy Parts When I Build a PC?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I built a new computer recently and it was a nightmare. It took months of going back and forth with Newegg to get parts that worked, …

Best Video Converter?

One of the best ways to make sure you can play all of your TV shows and movies on any device, anywhere you go, is by making sure they're all in the …

YouTube Ads, BitTorrent Privacy, and the Best Ereaders

“I read your article about protecting my BitTorrent privacy with BTGuard, but after trying it out, I’m really unhappy with the service. My speeds are …

Make the Ultimate Pizza at Home with a $5 DIY Brick Oven

Pizza stones (or, alternatively, unglazed ceramic tiles) give pizzas, breads, and much more a marvelous crust. Use <i>two</i> layers of pizza stones or tiles …