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Can You Hear the Difference in High Quality Music? Test Yourself

Here's a simple test that lets you toggle between an extremely high-quality file music file and a low-quality music file. Can you tell the difference? Read more...

Keep Your Skin Hydrated During Travel to Feel Refreshed

The tired, grimy feeling you get during long trips makes for a tiring experience. It sounds almost silly, but you can use a quick spritz to refresh physically and mentally. Read more...

How Great Are Black Friday’s Deals? Are They Worth Waiting For?

We've talked about preparing for Black Friday, when to start paying attention (now), and reassured you that you're not going to miss out by shopping from home. Now let's talk about the deals themselves. Read more...

Build a Coffee Table with a Lift-Up Top Out of Pallets

With a lift-up top, your coffee table can serve as an impromptu desk or dining table. This DIY version is made out of pallets and features a pedal-controlled wheel system so you can smoothly move the table. Read more...

Seal the Deal in the Friday Open Thread

Hello! Welcome to the Friday open thread, where omnichad will answer my question about how to pry open the battery compartment of a Magic Trackpad that has been sealed shut by corrosion without hurting myself in the process [insert gif of me nearly impaling myself with a flathead screwdriver here]. Show More Summary

The Best Airlines for Traveling with Children

Flying with kids can be a nightmare, but some airlines make it less stressful by being family-friendly (or at least more family-friendly than the other carriers). Here's a chart from Fatherly comparing airlines' features. Read more....

Why You Can't Trust Wine Point Reviews

Walk into a wine shop and chances are you'll encounter displays touting the ratings of the wines in front of you. Is a bottle rated 88 really not as good as something rated 90? It's actually a nuanced issue colored by personal opinions, and you might want to consider what might be the right wine, rather than the best. Read more...

Charge Everything Under the Sun, Upgrade Your Knives, and More Deals

If you ever go camping, or worry about suffering through a long power outage after a major storm, there's no safer bet for keeping your gadgets charged up than a solar panel. Today on Amazon, if you buy a 16W foldable panel from Intocircuit, you can get a solar-charging handheld lantern for free. Read more...

DIY Clothespin Piano Keyboard Makes Your Piano App Even Better

Piano apps are great for learning, but actual keys would make them even better. Electrical Engineer Adam Kumpf made his own tablet-compatible clothespin piano keyboard, and you can too. Read more...

SourceLair IDE Lives in Your Browser and Shares With GitHub

Downloading advanced development software is the best option for professional and enthusiast developers. However, beginners and hobbyist developers might prefer SourceLair. There's no installation required, multiple languages are supported, and it integrates with GitHub. Read more...

What Do You Use Your Smartwatch For?

We're still learning a ton about smartwatches, from using them as fitness wearables to baby monitor alert devices. So we want to know: what do you use your smartwatch for? Read more...

I Finally Switched to an Off-Contract Phone Plan, and It's Awesome

If you're tired of paying an arm and a leg only to be locked into a contract with Verizon or AT&T, an off-contract or prepaid plan is a great alternative—and it doesn't have as many downsides as you may think. Read more...

Hone Your Rock Paper Scissors Skills Against This Robot

If you've ever gave up first possession at football or first dibs on something because you lost at rock paper scissors, here's a way to practice without anything at stake (except your pride). Read more...

PSN, 2K, and Windows Live Allegedly Hacked, Change Your Passwords Now

Another day, another password leak. This time it's PlayStation Network, 2K Game Studios, and Windows Live—three years after the last PSN compromise. CNET and Geek.com report that hacker group DerpTrolling claim to have 7 million logins and 500,000 credit card data—including Comcast, Twitter, Facebook, and other sites. Read more...

Safely Remove a Non-Load Bearing Wall

You can save on remodeling by preparing a space as much as possible before the contractors arrive. With the proper tools, removing a non-load bearing wall is a simple task, and loads of fun. Read more...

Decide Whether to Keep Sentimental Items with Three Questions

We often clutter our spaces with too much stuff: souvenirs, antiques from previous generations, and gifts are just the tip of the iceberg. If you're willing to put your feelings aside, here's how to objectively evaluate whether an item is worth keeping, or if you're keeping it for sentimental purposes. Read more...

Avoid "Dummy-Proofing" to Encourage Better Ideas and Engaged Workers

Whether you're an employer or just trying to wrangle people on a project, it's tempting to make things as simple as possible. As Netflix CEO Reed Hastings suggests, though, "if you dummy-proof the process, you only get dummies to work there." Read more...

Nine Ways to Give Your Finances an End-of-Year Tune-Up

As the year wraps up, it's time to start thinking about deadlines—and there are a handful of financial deadlines to meet by the end of the year. Here are a few money moves you should make before the new year. Read more...

Walmart's Pre-Black Friday Sale Includes a 40" TV for $115, and More

Not content to wait around for Thanksgiving, Walmart has kicked off several of their best Black Friday deals early today. Our picks are below, but I suspect a lot of the best stuff will sell out early, so head over to their site to see the up-to-date list. Read more...

Schedule Sleep in Your Calendar to Protect Your Sleep Cycle

One of the perks of becoming a grownup is you no longer have an imposed bed time. It still might not hurt to schedule one for yourself if you want to keep your sleep cycle steady, though. Read more...

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