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Play PC Games on Your Android Phone with This DIY NVIDIA Shield Clone

The NVIDIA Shield is a cool new device that lets you wirelessly play your existing PC games on a handheld device. Linus Tech Tips shows us how to …

Android Phones

How Can I Stay Motivated and Finish My School Work?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>Recently, I've been too bored or unmotivated to do my school assignments. No matter how hard I try to actually focus on it, after a …

Avoid These Appointment Times to Skip the Wait at the Doctor

We previously noted that you want to book a doctor's appointment at 8:00 AM or 1:00 PM to skip the wait, but it turns out you have a few times you …

Productivity

Turn an Old Film Canister Into a Compact Flashlight

If you have any old film canisters lying around in your attic, you can give them new life by turning them into flashlights.<p>The electronics in this …

Batteries

Top 10 Tricks to Get Discounts on Almost Anything

You know that victorious feeling you get when you pay for something with a coupon? Here are 10 ways to get that feeling on just about everything you …

Test Your Printer with the Google Homepage

When you hook up a new printer, or just add new ink cartridges to one you already own, you probably want to print off a simple test page. Next time …

Android News

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>A few years ago, …

Apps

Knew Tab Fills Your Chrome New Tab Page with Useful Information

We've looked at a ton of Chrome new tab page extensions, but if none of the scratch just the right itch, Knew Tab is another great one to try.<p>The …

Software

Five Best Alternative Texting Apps

If you send more text and photo messages with your smartphone than you actually place calls, you may already have a favorite free texting app or …

Apps

Roll Your Own Solar Gadget Charger with Spare Parts

There are plenty of solar-powered device chargers out there, but you can save a few bucks (and have some fun), but hacking together your …

Powerbank

Stay Fit By Scrolling Web Pages with a Treadmill

If walking at a treadmill desk seems a little too boring or repetitive, you can try hacking the treadmill to scroll web pages.<p>Brian Peiris realized …

Too Little Sleep and Weight Gain? It's a Brain Thing

Does your appetite change when you're tired? If you're short on sleep, do you find yourself craving junk food and sweets? Turns out, this dynamic isn't just in your head. But it is in your brain.<p>We talk a lot about the connection between sleep and weight. An overwhelming body of research has …

Exercise Intensity Matters More Than Duration In Keeping Weight Off: Study

Every little bit counts.<p>That's the message of a new study in the American Journal of Health Promotion, which showed that even a few minutes of brisk physical activity can add up to protect against obesity.<p>"What we learned is that for preventing weight gain, the intensity of the activity matters …

What Education Has To Do With Making Lifestyle Changes In The Face Of A Medical Diagnosis

If you were diagnosed with a chronic condition like high blood pressure or diabetes, how quick would you be to change your lifestyle to turn that condition around? A new study might provide some clues as to what kind of person is quicker to quit bad habits, like smoking, or maintain good habits, …

Shingles jab campaign for people in their 70s

<b>People in their 70s across the UK will be offered a vaccine against shingles from this week.</b><p>The government-led programme will initially offer the vaccine to those aged 70 and 79.<p>Shingles, or herpes zoster, is an infection of a nerve and the area of skin around it, and can cause a painful …

How to Make a Dollar Bill Bow Tie

A dollar bill bow tie is a quirky and delightful bit of origami that is easy to make, even for an origami novice! Creating these bow ties doesn’t do …

How to Disable Office 2013 Start Screen

1<p><b>Open the Run window using (Windows + R) and type regedit.</b> Click OK.<p>2<p><b>Navigate to this location - HKEY_CURRENT_USER >> Software >> Microsoft >> Office</b> …

How to Avoid Mosquito Bites

By many measures, mosquitoes are the most dangerous animals in the world. Conservative estimates hold mosquitoes responsible for hundreds of millions …

7 Survival Life Hacks That Could Save Your Life