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10 best Android themes

Android themes are changing. They have been over the last couple of years. Back in the day, the rage was all-encompassing theming. One theme would change how home screens, settings menus, keyboards, etc looked. These days, everything is modular. You download various components and build the theme …

15 best Android fitness apps and workout apps

There isn’t much you can do for your body that is better than getting in shape, staying in shape, and working out. It lowers all of the bad things (cholesterol, blood pressure, etc) and heightens all of the good things (muscles, stamina, etc). Owning an Android device won’t do these things for you …

Apps

Build a Super Cheap Gaming PC with Old Server Parts

You can build a pretty decent computer with a small budget. But if you really want to cut costs, the folks at Linus Tech Tips scrounged together a …

The "Sharpie Trick," and a Guide to Sharpening Knives with a Water Stone

Learning to use a water stone is the best thing you can do for your knives, especially nice ones, but learning how can be tricky. Luckily, this (very …

Knives

This Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.<p>Microsoft has …

Shopsavvy

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The Pyramids In the Sky Desktop

MistakeNot says they’ve never played Destiny, but this concept art from the game still makes a beautiful wallpaper. Combined with a widget for what’s …

The Best NES Emulator for Windows

If you want the nostalgia of an old-school NES with the quality and ease of an HDTV, an emulator can take you far. If you want a perfect NES …

The Martian Desktop

Ankush is enamored with <i>The Martian</i>, and we can’t really blame him. He didn’t mention whether he was inspired by the book or the movie to make this …

Uninstall Built-In Windows 10 Apps with CCleaner (or a PowerShell Command)

Windows 10 comes bundled with a number of tiled apps built-in, like Calendar, Mail, Maps, and others. You can’t get rid of them the usual way, so …

The Long Arm of the Galaxy Desktop

Like we’ve said before, sometimes less customization is more, and this beautiful desktop from reader Mackenzie is another great example of how just a …

The Ultimate List of Grilled Chicken Recipes

<b>The Ultimate List of Grilled Chicken Recipes</b>If you’re stuck in a grilled chicken rut, it’s time to get creative. And you don't even have to pick …

Food

This Video Explains How to Finally Get Rid of Your Bad Breath

Popping a breath mint only masks bad breath—it doesn’t actually solve the problem. If you stink up the vicinity every time you open your mouth, this …

Dentistry

This Chart Shows Which Cooking Oils to Use Based on Health Properties

It makes sense to have more than one oil for cooking in your kitchen, but <i>which</i> ones are best for you? This infographic from Information Is Beautiful …

Healthy Grill Recipes for Fat Loss

<b>Healthy Grill Recipes for Fat Loss</b>With grilling season upon us, we’ve got some recipes to make your backyard barbecue not only the best on the block …

Modify a Multitool to Include a Lock Pick Set

Lock picking sets are incredibly handy to keep around, but nobody wants their pockets stuffed with too much stuff. If you already carry around a …

Alternatives to Gatorade That Elite Athletes Actually Use

For short workouts, you'll probably be chugging water. But on long runs (more than an hour), you'll probably want something more substantial. If you …

The "Free" Foods You Can Eat to Stay Full on a Diet

Almost all foods contain calories, but some foods have so few that they aren't worth really counting. These are frequently called "free foods." If …

​Make a Custom Foam Inset to Organize your Tool Chest

Tool organization is an ongoing challenge. One way to battle the scourge of misplaced tools is to create a cozy bed for your most frequently used …

Wash Grapes Quickly With Baking Soda and Salt

You should obviously wash your grapes before eating them, but it can be a small pain to make sure each one is clean. To make the process quicker, …

How to Make XBMC Easier to Use (Especially for Non-Geeks)

So you've created a kickass, play-anything media center with XBMC, but it's a too hard for your less tech-savvy friends and family members to use. …

The High Orbit Desktop

Flickr user Thomas put this desktop together to celebrate the successful Orion test flight last month. A great, simple wallpaper and a few …

DIY PC: How To Source Cheap And Compatible Parts For Your Next Build

Welcome once again to DIY PC, a regular feature customized for PC builders and PC gamers. Ordinarily we examine the week’s hardware news, but this time around we’re going to focus on one thing: finding the most affordable and compatible parts for your next build.<p>For people pondering their first …

8 Spotify Tricks That Will Change the Way You Listen to Music

John Shearer—WireImage/Getty Images<p>Kevin Mazur—WireImage/Getty Images<p>Ethan Miller—Getty Images<p>Ethan Miller—Getty Images<p>Gary Gershoff—WireImage/Getty …

Patch My PC Updates Tons of Windows Programs At Once

Windows: Program updates keep Windows computers safe and secure. If you aren't sure which programs need updating, Patch My PC checks your computer …

What Operating System Should I Use for My DIY Home Server?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I'm ready to take the plunge and build my own home server, but I'm not sure which route I should take. I've seen guides for FreeNAS, …

Linux

Xbox One Review

An Entertainment Feast<p><i>[Note: Looking for our review of the Xbox One with Kinect? You can find it here.]</i><p>Buying an Xbox One without Kinect saves money …

Stop Giving Extra Money to Your ISP with This Discounted Modem

If you're paying your ISP a monthly modem rental fee, you might as well be throwing money into a black hole. It's never too late to buy your own …

The Nepali Desktop

Reader Brisngr loves the natural beauty of Nepal, and combined it with OS X Yosemite and a few Übersicht widgets to make a good-looking, functional …