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- Easy Access to US, UK Streaming Services From Anywhere - August 18, 2012
- 5 Fresh Android Games Released in 2012 - July 5, 2012
- Google Chrome Explodes On To iOS, Puts Desktop Experience In Your Pocket - June 30, 2012
It never ceases to amaze me what you can learn online. From the interesting psychology reflected by the average user to the most basic of instructions for the tiniest task that may simply have eluded you, the worldwide web is that bit of tech that just keeps on giving. There are several places you can go on the web to get to the heart of it all (for you) and learn useful things (how-to’s, the best software — or cupcake — for your money, how to get things done that need doing and do it on the cheap, etc.), not the least of which are Google and YouTube, but for me, one place stands out as the go-to spot for most things I might need: Lifehacker. The name says it all, really — and yes, I am perfectly aware that I am promoting another blog on this one, but credit goes to where it’s due, my friends — and just look at the cool odds and ends I learned (and often shared) in just the past week:
Cool Google Chrome Extension.
Wayyy cool, though entirely -not- a friend to the environment…
Looking for a weird gift for someone? This may be for you! It’s a self-lathering, self-cleaning washcloth, folks!
4. Google Is Giving Some Lucky Town Super SUPER Faaast Broadband (for free the lucky bastages)
This is very high on the awesome scale. Google is now publicly experimenting on entire communities — very Eureka, no?
5. How to Use a Snack Sausage as an iPhone Stylus (seriously…)
Did you know that snack sausage is the meat equivalent of a human finger? Huge amounts of iPhone using Korean’s do.
Windows 7 is in there — and one flavour of Mac and three of Linux.
Could make those screencasts run a bit more smoothly — or maybe you want to stream your own newscast? Live video-blogging anyone?
The trick is in the shaking — but it really does work!
This looks a bit silly, honestly, but your significant other may thank you, in the long run — and you save battery by deleting fewer crappy pictures.
And some duct tape. Never forget the duct tape…
You can get this info pretty much anywhere at the moment, really — but Lifehacker got there first, I am pretty certain.
We all get ‘em. They frustrate. Kick ‘em in the pants.
A bit convoluted, but if your the sort who torrents your TV, you may be prepared to go that extra mile.
Drag ‘n’ Zoom, Aerial Imagery — more Google experimentation…
Seriously… do I have to say more?
Who knows how long the site will last — but it’s there for the viewing!
Because… why wouldn’t you? Recycle, man!
Happens to the best of us — and I’m sure you would really rather not break the door down, no matter how good it might make you feel right then.
Some not-so-secret secrets that every person should be taught in school.
Lifehacker gets many of their article-topics from interested regular folk who just want to share (bless their hearts!), as well as from other sites like makeuseof.com — not to mention from their crafty little minds. Thanks, Lifehacker folks! You make mundane life interesting even on a slow day!
Do you have a favourite site that you swear by for all of your online and worldly information needs? Let us know in the comments!