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LittleBits' Smart Home Kit Makes Home Automation Easy

We're fans of littleBits, the DIY kits that make electronics as easy to make as LEGOs and today they're releasing a new Smart Home Kit that extends that ease into home automation. Read more...

The Wilderness Home Screen

It couldn't hurt to get outside once in a while, right? Well, maybe tomorrow. Today, you can try out this home screen design, called "Wilderness" which features small, information-dense widgets surrounded by open, airy images of the great outdoors. Read more...

Smoopa Compares Prices and Creates Wishlists for Items Sold Anywhere

While holiday gift shopping you want to get the best deals possible while and make sure whoever is shopping for you gets the best deals too. Smoopa is a web site and app that lets you compare prices from 17 major retailers, set up price alerts, and create wishlists of items sold anywhere. Read more...

Prepare Your Plumbing for Winter with This DIY Frozen Pipe Alarm

With the deep freeze of winter on its way, now is the time to start preparing your home if you live in a colder climate. Frozen pipes can burst and cause nightmarish amounts of damage, but you can build an alarm that warns you of dangerous pipe-freezing temperatures. Read more...

RAW Creates Professional Looking Data Visualizations In Your Browser

If you need to present some data—for a work project or class—you want it to be visually interesting to look at. The RAW web app lets you upload tabular data in the form of text or spreadsheet files and lets you create an eye-catching chart or diagram in minutes. Read more...

Deadspin Not All Hot Takes Are Stupid!

Deadspin Not All Hot Takes Are Stupid! | io9 One Famous Technique That Doesn't Solve Jet-Lag, And One That Does | Jalopnik Ten Surprising Car Facts You Probably Haven't Heard Before | Jezebel Woman Gets Death Threats for Tweeting About Disliking A Dude's Shirt | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

Five Steps to Get Back into Your Fitness Routine

We've all failed to keep up our exercise routines at some point. Weeks without training, consecutive days of binging, terrified to step on the scale—it happens to the best of us, and it's always hard to get started again and get back on the horse. Here's exactly how to get back into your fitness routine. Read more...

VSCO Cam Adds iPad Version, Journal, Sync, and More

iOS: VSCO Cam, one of the best apps for photography, was just updated with a bunch of new features, including a new iPad version, filter comparison, syncing across devices, and a new journal mode. Read more...

Your Mac Logs Everything You Download, Here's How to Clear It Out

OS X keeps a running log of every file you download, likely so it can help you troubleshoot later on if you download something you weren't supposed to. If you're not a fan of this behaviour, Macgasm shows you how to clear out that log. Read more...

Sunrise Adds Google Task Integration and Notification Center Widget

iOS: Sunrise, our favorite calendar app for iOS gets an update today that adds a Notification Center widget, Google Task and Eventbrite integration, and more. Read more...

The US Cities with the Best Mobile Performance

Cell phone service varies a great deal from city to city, whether we're talking about holding a clear conversation or being able to browse the mobile web. If mobile performance means a great deal to you, check out these findings from RootMetrics. Read more...

How to Decide Whether You Need Rental Car Insurance

When renting a car, combing through the fine print of insurance coverage options can be daunting and, let's face it, not all that stimulating. It's not as exciting as choosing between a flashy convertible, a sensible compact or the seven-seat mammoth SUV. Read more...

How Much Time Do You Actually Spend Working When You're at Work?

We all need to take breaks now and then and maybe even slack off a little—and sometimes we're just not given enough meaningful work to stay productive. About how much of your workday do you actually spend working? Read more...

Go Ahead and Use Soap to Clean Your Cast Iron Pan

The image above from Serious Eats might be making more than a few of you shudder. Conventional wisdom (myth) says that you should never use soap to clean cast iron because it will damage the seasoning. Read more...

How Many Credit Cards Should I Have?

Dear Lifehacker, I have one credit card now and am thinking about applying for a few more cards because of the rewards. Is there such a thing as having too many credit cards, though? Or too few? What's the ideal number of credit cards to have? Read more...

Cheaper Credit to Almost Every App Store, USB For Your Home, and More

Ebay is offering a flat $10 off all video games today with promo code CPLAY10. Here are some highlights you can apply it to: Read more...

Firefox Developer Edition Has the Tools Developers Need in One Place

Windows/OS X/Linux: Firefox has always been a great browser for development, but this week Mozilla's released Firefox Developer Edition: a browser packed with developer-friendly features like WebIDE, Valence for cross-browser debugging, responsive design view, and more. Read more...

Facebook's New Places Directory Shows You Popular Places in Any City

Facebook's new Places Directory shows you businesses in any area you search, their user ratings, and what your friends are saying about them. Read more...

Humility May Make You More Attractive to Other People

Humility can be a positive trait, but it's not just a matter of virtue. A good dose of humility can make you more attractive to others, and help you maintain those romantic relationships. Read more...

Linux Security Distros Compared: Tails vs. Kali vs. Qubes

If you're interested in security, you've probably already heard of security-focused Linux distros like Tails, Kali, and Qubes. They're really useful for browsing anonymously, penetration testing, and tightening down your system so it's secure from would-be hackers. Here are the strengths and weaknesses of all three. Read more...

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