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Congratulations to Future Soldier Melina Lambert on earning $52,732 to pay for college by joining the U.S. Army Reserve out Bourbonnais-Bradley …

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Army Recruiter Boosts MHS Physical Fitness Assessments

Local Sergeant takes mile run with students.<p>Massapequa High School's recent physical fitness assessment had a boot camp feel to it.<p>In an effort to …

Uber Drivers Are Secretly Rating You Too

A rating of one star implies poor service (maybe your Uber driver was uber late, or got pulled over on the way to your destination), and a perfect five star score meant the ride left you very satisfied with the service.<p>Because Uber drivers go through an arduous process to become licensed, the …

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The next Microsoft CEO should be Elon Musk

There’s no better time than now for Microsoft to turn the way they do business on its head – who better to replace retiring CEO Steve Ballmer than …

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Hashtag creator leaves Google to join a 6-person startup

Google developer advocate Chris Messina is leaving the search giant to join a tiny startup.<p>During his 1300 days at Google, Messina spearheaded a number of community-focused initiatives, including the Google Developers site. He also developed the “hashtag,” which flourished on Twitter and Facebook. …

GCHQ: Computer smashers, and Luddites?

Alan Rusbridger's cinematic description of how, back in July, two GCHQ security experts oversaw the destruction of hard drives in the basement of the Guardian's offices was symbolic of many things. Amnesty called it "sinister". It made me think of the Luddites.<p>We're almost halfway through the …

How to Get Started: 10 Pro Tips for Rock-Climbing Beginners

Veteran outdoor guide, rock climber, and author Stewart Green offers his best advice for getting vertical.<p><b>Stewart Green fell in love with rock climbing</b> when he was 12 years old exploring the granite slabs of North Cheyenne Canyon in Colorado Springs, Colo. Nearly 50 years later, he is an authority …

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Here's What Happens When You Put Flaming-Hot Nickel On Gummy Bears

Your burning question, answered<p>Might want to set aside an hour or so to watch this video several times. The mad geniuses at YouTube channel carsandwater, who've captured some pretty amazing footage of stuff being burned by a Red Hot Nickel Ball, have taken the RHNB mechanism to the heads of …

How to Wax Your Car

Get in the habit of giving your car a regular wax or polish and you'll thank yourself later.<p>Regular car waxing will improve your vehicle's look and prolong the life span of its paint. Learning how to wax and buff your car properly can save you a bunch of money over time.<p><b>What You'll Need</b><p>You'll need …

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Bike Commuting With the Waterproof Chrome Barrage Cargo Backpack

<b>Price: $160</b><p>At the end of July Chrome Industries—the outfit known for its messenger bags and other urban biking gear—released its latest hauler, the Barrage Cargo Backpack. Good timing: I commute by bike, and my right shoulder was sore from the weight of all the items I lug to and from work in an …

Surprise: NSA Agents Use All-Seeing Power to Spy on Their Crushes

It's only reasonable to assume that men or women with near unbounded power to spy on the public would <i>eventually</i> use that power to peek at people they …

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Elon Musk Wants to Build the Iron Man Hologram UI For Real

The hologram interfaces Tony Stark uses in <i>Iron Man</i> are awesome, no doubt. But they also aren't real. Yet. Elon Musk has been cooking up something …

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Watch: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How Toys Are Made

Before your favorite action figures land on the shelves of Walmart and Toys R Us, they’ve already lived a full life. Prior to the mass manufacturing, …

Using An Old Computer? Give It New Life With LXDE

Advertisement<p>As Linux is arguably the most customizeable operating system between it, Windows, and Mac OS X; there’s plenty of room to change just …

Make 2013 the year you switch to Linux

For many PC users, the prospect of switching away from Mac or Windows and onto Linux can be a nerve-wracking one.<p>After all, Linux holds only a minority share of the desktop market, and not all of us know people who are already using it. The idea of making the switch can often feel like taking a …

Five notable new features in Fedora Linux 18 'Spherical Cow'

After numerous delays along the way, the final version of Fedora Linux 18 “Spherical Cow” made its long-awaited debut on Tuesday.<p>Late last year I wrote about a few of the interesting features that had appeared in the beta version of the software, but now this finished release brings quite a bit …

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Lifehacker Pack for Linux: Our List of the Essential Linux Apps

With so many flavors of Linux and the awesome apps in their repositories, finding the right app for getting things done can be tough. In our annual …

How to Choose a Linux Laptop

With the many choices and factors to consider, choosing a laptop of any kind can be a considerable challenge. Choosing one for use with Linux, however, brings its own special set of considerations, since it's not yet always a plug-and-play world for the open source operating system.<p>Linux is …

Elon Musk just started building a real 'Iron Man' laboratory

The SpaceX founder plans to unveil gesture-based system next week<p>SpaceX and Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk has often been compared to a real life version of Tony Stark, aka Iron Man. Director Jon Favreau has openly said that Musk inspired his depiction of Stark in the first <i>Iron Man</i> film, and both …