Bargav Ravikumar

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"Creativity Is a Numbers Game"

For decades, reseachers have been trying to uncover how the creative mind works and how people can become more innovative. This quote from …

30 Essential Things You Should Keep in Your Car

Some of us keep absolutely nothing in our car trunks, while others have enough packed to live in their cars for weeks. Somewhere in between is this …

Repairs

Download Free, Open-source Textbooks from OpenStax College

Textbooks are incredibly expensive (not to mention cumbersome and heavy in dead tree format). Smart students can pick up free digital textbooks from …

Methodic Adds Smart, Time-Sensitive Shortcuts to Your Home Screen

Android: Most of us have a set of shortcuts we put on our home screen that we use most often, but we don't use every shortcut equally. Methodic …

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Mediocre People

I’m pretty mediocre. I’m ashamed to admit it. I’m not even being sarcastic or self-deprecating. I’ve never done anything that stands out as, “Whoa! …

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 …

The White Home Screen

Android: Sometimes, less is more. That's the approach My Color Screen user udikas took when creating this white, minimalist home screen.<p>The layout …

WakeVoice Is an Alarm Clock That Talks To You (and You Can Talk To)

Android: We've covered several Android alarm clocks, but WakeVoice is different. Instead of waking up to music, WakeVoice rings, then speaks to you …

LEDBLinker Provides In-Depth Controls Over Your Phone's Notifications

Android: One of the neatest features of Android is the ability to customize notifications to a high degree. LEDBlinker gives you even more power.<p>The …

The Sideswipe Home Screen

Grids of icons are so passé. Mycolorscreen user Bowker678 opted for a different look with a side bar with quick access to common apps.<p>Just about all …

The Black and Blue Desktop

Some desktops are clean and minimal, but others, like Daniel Orbegoso's desktop, are packed with information and widgets. Even so, it's still …

Why Your Memory Sucks (and What You Can Do About It)

Human memory is quirky, complicated, and unreliable. Even when we think we're remembering everything accurately, chances are things have gotten …

The Brain

The Best Gmail IFTTT Recipes

Gmail and If This Then That are already two of our favorite services. When you combine the two together they become seriously powerful. Here are a …

Six Scientifically Supported Ways to Crush Procrastination

Procrastination is something that <i>everyone</i> deals with. It’s hard to place too much blame on ourselves though, as the internet offers an unlimited …

Earbits Offers Fast, Completely Free Streaming Music

Web/Android: With all the talk of streaming music services vying for your headphone time, it's easy to overlook some of the ones that are simple, …

Everything You Didn't Know You Could Do with Google's Voice Commands

Voice search is one of those features that seems silly, but is awesome once you start using it. Not convinced? Here are a few ways to turn voice …

Top 10 Ways to Hack Your Car

You spend an awful lot of time in your car every day, especially if you have a long commute—so why settle for what you're given when you can make it …

Top 10

The Circles Home Screen

While many modern interfaces are moving to a more square, grid-based look, Deviantart user dandylion7 opted for something more round and organic.<p>If …

The Best Chrome Apps You're (Probably) Not Using

The Chrome app store has seen a lot of improvements lately, but a lot of the apps that work inside Google Chrome still go under the radar. With that …

Apps

Overcome "Fuzzy Brain" During the Workday with These Tricks

Unproductive days at work come in many forms. There are the days when you're tired (<i>I</i> <i>probably shouldn’t have gone to that midnight movie last night</i>), …

Top 10 Computer Tricks Every Geek Should Know

We’ve talked before about the things every computer user should know how to do, but we geeks are special: we want to go above and beyond, to explore …

8 Extensions That Make Google Drive More Powerful Than Dropbox

A little over a year ago, Google officially changed the name of its Docs app to Drive and gave users cloud storage to compete with Dropbox. While so …