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How To Identify and Avoid Spreading Misinformation, Myths, and Urban Legends on the Internet [Mythbusting]

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 19:30
#mythbusting Click here to read How To Identify and Avoid Spreading Misinformation, Myths, and Urban Legends on the Internet Even if you've never embarrassed yourself by unknowingly spreading an urban legend as fact to friends and family or, say, retweeting a fake quote by Martin Luther King, Jr after Osama bin Laden's death, you've at least been on the receiving end of one of these misinformed messages. Next time an email, tweet, or link seems a little fishy, here's how to spot it before your itchy trigger finger sends it to all your friends or followers. (Send this one to your forward- or retweet-happy family and friends.) More »
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Which Version of Chrome or Firefox Should I Use? [Ask Lifehacker]

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 17:00
#asklifehacker Click here to read Which Version of Chrome or Firefox Should I Use? Dear Lifehacker,
I'm a big Chrome user and saw that there's yet another "channel" (Canary) out for us Mac users to try. I've always been a little bit unsure about which one of these I should be running; could you give me some advice? More »
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How to Lie, Cheat, and Steal Your Way to a Perfect Flight [Dark Side]

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 14:00
#darkside Click here to read How to Lie, Cheat, and Steal Your Way to a Perfect Flight Flying generally sucks, but it doesn't have to be awful. If you're willing to break a few rules and compromise your status as an upstanding moral citizen, the dark side has a few secrets to help you have a more enjoyable flight. More »
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Where You Should Live if You Want to Avoid a Natural Disaster [Location]

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 13:00
#location Click here to read Where You Should Live if You Want to Avoid a Natural Disaster Moving anytime soon? If you enjoy living, you may want to consult a natural disaster map. The United States is full of places to live that are both high and low risk—they just might not be where you think they are. More »
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The Stress-Free Guide to Settling Down in a New City [Moving]

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:00
#moving Click here to read The Stress-Free Guide to Settling Down in a New City Whether you're moving to a new side of town or moving across the country (or beyond), getting settled in a new city can always be a little nerve-racking. Here are some of the best ways to get acquainted with your new home and make new friends. More »
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Make Breakfast in a Mug in Just One Minute [Cooking]

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 07:30
#cooking Click here to read Make Breakfast in a Mug in Just One Minute May is National Egg Month, but of course a quick hot breakfast is welcome any time of the year. This basic "egg in a mug" recipe has infinite possibilities. And it only takes a minute or two to deliver fluffy yumminess. More »
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Google Chrome Canary Now Available for Mac [Downloads]

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 06:00
#downloads Click here to read Google Chrome Canary Now Available for Mac Mac OS X: Google's released the "Canary" version of their popular Chrome browser for OS X, giving Mac users earlier access to advanced features. More »
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From the Tips Box: Facebook Comments, Quoted Replies, and Camera Cases [From The Tips Box]

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 19:00
#fromthetipsbox  Facebook Comments, Quoted Replies, and Camera Cases Readers offer their best tips for de-cluttering your Facebook page, quoting specific parts of an email when replying, and carrying your camera around with you. More »
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ScreenDimmer Helps You Conserve Battery Life on Your Jailbroken iDevice [Downloads]

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 15:00
#downloads Click here to read ScreenDimmer Helps You Conserve Battery Life on Your Jailbroken iDevice ScreenDimmer is a jailbreak extension that lets you manage various brightness and backlight settings on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to help you conserve battery life. All you have to do is configure it the way you want and it'll do its work in the background. More »
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How to Turn Your Computer Into the Ultimate Remote Access Media Server [Video]

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:00
#homeserver Click here to read How to Turn Your Computer Into the Ultimate Remote Access Media Server If you're out of the house a lot but still want access to files on your home computer, one of the best ways to solve that problem involves setting up your computer as a remotely accessible home media server. Here's a look at how to not only access your files (and control your computer) remotely, but also share files with others, stream music and video, access your photo library, and a whole lot more. More »
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This Is Lifehacker, Episode 7: Supercharge Your Camera, Take Better Pictures with Your Phone, and Paint with Light [Video]

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 10:44
#theshow  Supercharge Your Camera, Take Better Pictures with Your Phone, and Paint with Light This week's episode of Lifehacker is all about photography—composing better photographs, getting more from your point-and-shoot, taking better pictures with your phone, and a whole lot more. More »
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Make a Better Impression on Landlords with a Rental Resume [Apartments]

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 09:30
#apartments Click here to read Make a Better Impression on Landlords with a Rental Resume Apartment hunting, while exciting, is always a nerve-racking experience. Dealing with prospective landlords is by far the worst part of it all, because you have to prove something to them (and nobody likes being in that position). The folks over at Offbeat Home came up with a simple idea that can help simplify this process: Bring a rental resume. More »
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Make a Hidden Stash out of a Fake Junction Box [Video]

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 06:00
#cleveruses Click here to read Make a Hidden Stash out of a Fake Junction Box Hiding valuables in your house or apartment is always tricky, but the guys over at Make have come up with a new method: Use an inactive, empty electrical junction box. More »
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Five Best Video Services for Ditching Cable Without Losing Your Favorite TV Shows [Video]

Sun, 05/01/2011 - 11:00
#hivefive Click here to read Five Best Video Services for Ditching Cable Without Losing Your Favorite TV Shows There's no shortage of video on the web, and there's no shortage of ways to get it up to your living room with ease. Here's a look at five of the best services that you voted best for streaming video from the web to your screen without the help of a cable or satellite company. More »
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