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Sweet Google Maps Trick Lets You Measure Distances “As the Crow Flies”

It’s easy to use Google Maps to see how far your office is from your favorite restaurant, or how long it’ll take to drive from Los Angeles to New York. Estimating the distance between two locations without relying on winding roads messing up your estimate, however, is a bit more complicated. Sure, you could try […]

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Use Your iPhone’s Battery To Learn Where Your Time Goes

We’ve all done it. Thrown ourselves onto the couch, phone in hand, determined to like only a few Instagram pictures of dogs in backpacks and inspirational calligraphy work. Three hours later, you realize you’ve done nothing but make yourself feel a little bit sadder (your calligraphy work is just fine, by the way).…Read more… Continue […]

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Nine Tips For Women (And Anyone Else) Attending Their First Fighting Game Tournament

Are you are a woman who wants to compete in a fighting game event, but you don’t know where to start? Maybe you’re worried you don’t know enough or aren’t good enough. (Probably not true.) Or maybe you just want to know what these events are like ahead of time. Which ones should you try […]

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These Reader-Approved Unitaskers Will Make Your Kitchen a More Pleasant Place

Single-function kitchen appliances don’t usually get a ton of love, but when we asked you all for your favorites, you had some very enthusiastic product recommendations. Some were old favorites of mine, but some of you managed to suggest items that we had never even heard of. Below are some of our favorites.Read more… Continue […]

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Tips For Playing Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a battle royale game where players fight to be the last person standing. It can be overwhelming for new players, full of different weapons to choose and smaller mechanics that aren’t readily apparent. These tips will help you survive the battle royale and win yourself a glorious…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Change Your Screen to Grayscale to Combat Phone Addiction

Former Design Ethicist at Google and founder of the non-profit Time Well Spent Tristan Harris has been making the rounds lately, talking about how technology is engineered to be addictive and hijack our attention. He’s pretty persuasive, comparing the lure of your phone to the that of a slot machine. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Tips For Playing Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is the newest installment in the popular tactics game series. Whether you’re a fresh faced rookie or a war weary strategist, there’s a few things you should know if you want to conquer the battlefield.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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