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The Anti-Rape Gadgets That Never Delivered

It’s like clockwork: every month or so, you’ll be scrolling through your Facebook feed and stumble across a video about a new ring or underwear, color-changing straws or color-changing nail polish, or “smart stickers” that claim to help prevent sexual assault. There’s the inevitable swarm of uncritical media coverage …Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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I Hate Almost Everything About Fitbit’s New Watch—But There Is One Thing I Love

The “Your Fitbit Ionic is running low on battery” notification arrived on my phone and in my inbox at the same time around one yesterday afternoon, suggesting I take a moment to charge my smartwatch. Instead, I went to a couple of meetings, took the train home, went for a brisk walk with the dog, […]

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Ditch the Dual Displays to Improve Your Focus

The dual-monitor setup is an enticing way to make it look like you’re extra-productive. Multiple monitors just scream power user. Practically, however, the set-up can be more of a hindrance than a help. What if using a single display allowed you to improve your focus and get even more work accomplished?Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Amazon’s Selling Thousands of Marvel Digital Comics For a Few Bucks Each, For Some Reason

Amazon’s running a Marvel digital comic sale that’s bigger than any Avengers movie today, with literally thousands of titles marked down to just a few bucks, in most cases. You’ll find everything from the Guardians of the Galaxy to Darth Vader to Deadpool to Captain America in there, and every hero in between, so…Read more… […]

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How to Track Calories and Macros in Homemade Meals

If you’ve ever experimented with food tracking, you probably know that it’s really easy to track the calories and nutritional macros in a can of chicken noodle soup or a box of chocolate chip cookies—the information is right there on the package, and it’s often pre-loaded into apps like Fitbit and MyFitnessPal—but…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Shazam for Birds: Three Apps That Recognize Bird Calls

“Shazam for bird calls” is a compelling sales pitch, and a difficult technical proposition. It’s much harder for an algorithm to identify animal sounds, in all their wild pied beauty, than to recognize a specific recording of a pop song. Impressively, though, several apps really can identify a bird by its song, with a…Read more… […]

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There Still Aren’t Any Truffles in Truffle Oil

There is a fairly popular local burger chain near me that refuses to make fries of the non-truffle variety. They aren’t terrible, but they are overwhelming, and they obscure the flavor of whatever else you happen to be eating. They’re also not made with real truffles.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Manga Version of The Life-Changing Magic of Cleaning Up is Getting Teens to Actually Declutter 

Marie Kondo has built an empire around her “life-changing” method of tidying up, inspiring millions to quit the cruelty of rolling socks into balls and start the practice of thanking inanimate household objects that spark joy. She’s now reaching a new audience: graphic novel fans.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Hackers Infected CCleaner’s 32-Bit App —Here’s How to Fix It

This morning, Piriform, developer of PC maintenance tool CCleaner, announced it was breached by hackers who infected an estimated 2 million users with malware. Prifirom says the incident has since been resolved, but encourages users to update the software to prevent further compromises.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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