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Here’s the Deal with Twitter’s New 280 Character Limit—and How to Use it Right Now

Twitter has always been defined by its brevity: the 140 character restriction was originally mandated by SMS data limits. But Twitter users have also always found ways around that limit, from threaded “tweetstorms” to tweets sharing larger chunks of text as a screenshot. Now, the social network is finally giving into…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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You Can Order All of Amazon’s New Devices Right Now

Three years after the original model launched to little fanfare, the new Amazon Echo is here. Complete with improved speaker quality, a refreshed design, and the ability to customize it with different face plates, it’s available now for $99, or $80 less than the previous model.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Free Web-Based Photo Editors to Try If You Don’t Want to Pay for PicMonkey

Last week, my favorite web-based photo editor, PicMonkey, started charging users. As it turns out, PicMonkey has also been a favorite with a good number of my Lifehacker coworkers. It’s easy, lightweight, and makes small edits like resizing photos or creating collages (stuff we do here pretty regularly) super simple.…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Shopkick Lets You Earn Shopping Rewards Without the Extra Effort

If you’re going to spend money, you might as well earn rewards while you’re at it. I’ve never been a fan of scanning receipts or traveling through shopping portals to score points, though, which is why Shopkick is one of my favorite apps for earning rewards.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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All the Features You Need to Know About macOS High Sierra

Apple’s new desktop operating system, macOS High Sierra, is officially available for your downloading pleasure. Compared to Apple’s iOS 11 update, which added a host of new features like augmented reality; a new dock on the iPad; and improved multitasking support; High Sierra’s improvements are mostly under the hood.…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Perimenopause: What You Need to Know If You’re in Your Thirties (or Beyond)

If you’re a person with a uterus, you probably got an awkward talk when you were around nine or ten explaining some changes that were coming for your body. (Maybe you saw a movie that memorably involved pancake batter poured into the shape of the female reproductive system.)Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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These Light Bulbs Consume 15 Watts, But Shine As Bright As 100 Watt Incandescents

If you’ve purchased LED light bulbs in the past few years, they’ve almost certainly been 60W equivalents. But if you miss the days when we all choked the planet to death by burning blindingly bright 100W bulbs, you’re in luck. You can get eight 100W equivalent LED bulbs from Amazon today for just $30, an […]

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SNES Classic Is the Best Way to Experience Nintendo’s Golden Age—If You Can Get One

Nintendo built a legacy in the 80s and 90s, and has spent the rest of its history closely guarding that legacy. Succinctly, the thing that buoys the gaming giant through its various hardware flops isn’t the value of its intellectual property (which is vast)—it’s nostalgia.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The “CTE Drove Aaron Hernandez” Narrative Is Too Convenient, And Dangerous

The hits arrived swiftly, recklessly, striking brains and causing damage. Not tackles on this Sunday’s NFL fields. Not this time. These were journalists contorting Aaron Hernandez’s diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy into arguments as twisted as the man himself.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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