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Spend Your Ubisoft ‘Club Units’ Before They Expire This Month

There are so many digital currencies and rewards systems, it can be tricky to remember how much you have stored up where, especially if you’re like me, and you like saving up your virtual points/coins/doodads for something good. (I’ll use my credit card reward points someday, I promise.)Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Boost Mobile Game Performance and Battery Life on Your Android 

As mobile games get more sophisticated and their graphics get better and beefier, smartphones require higher hardware specs in order for these games to look great. Whether your smartphone is brand-new or showing its age a bit, you can probably squeak out higher frame rates. Tweak your phone or tablet’s display…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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It’s Time to Unfollow Your Favorite Brands on Instagram

Instagram launched Checkout on Instagram this week, which makes it possible for users to buy products without leaving the app (before, users could click on a product, and would be directed to the retailer’s website to complete the purchase). In other words, it’s all too easy to impulse-buy a new sweater or pair of…Read more… […]

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Blast This Playlist While You Get Ready to Go Out

When I’m getting ready to party, music is crucial. It’s the overture to the whole night of carousal (or of chatting on the couch in someone’s living room with a clear plastic cup of Two Buck Chuck). With the help of the Lifehacker team, Gizmodo Media colleagues, and Twitter followers, I’ve lined up eight whopping…Read […]

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Wipe Off the Day With a Sustainable MakeUp Eraser For Just $16

Wearing makeup is all fun and games until it’s time to take it off. Stop scrubbing your skin raw with a washcloth or using endless, expensive, wasteful cotton pads and pre-soaked wipes, and get yourself a MakeUp Eraser for $16 in one of four on-sale colors (including a unicorn print). Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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This Bacon Is Bananas (Peels, That Is)

Throughout my efforts to turn scraps into treats, I have encountered some challenges, but none have been as challenging as the dreaded banana peel. Though the fruit portion of the banana is delicious, its natural wrapper is just plain unap-peeling. Chewing on a raw banana peel is an extremely unpleasant experience.…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Quitting Zyrtec May Lead to Intense Itching as a Withdrawal Symptom

Long-term users of the allergy medicine Zyrtec (cetirizine) sometimes report a rare but excruciating withdrawal syndrome with itching all over their body. Jessica Misener recently wrote about her experience quitting the drug at Medium, and reports that the FDA is looking into it. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Which Transcription Service to Use for Every Job

With audio transcription, you get what you pay for. For a dollar per minute of audio, Rev will give you a well-formatted transcript. For 25 cents a minute (a little lower for large volumes), Trint will give you a transcript riddled with errors, but will help you correct it with a sophisticated editing tool. And […]

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