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5 Sites To Download Cool Fonts For Free

Being the holidays, many of you may decide to skip buying expensive greeting cards and make your own “custom” designed cards. Or maybe place settings for the table, a poster with a festive greeting, a voucher as a gift for someone…what do these things have in common? They all require fonts in order to type and arrange the text on the page. Show More Summary

Keep Your Home Safe This Holiday Season

If you’ve ever seen the movie “Home Alone” you know that crime around the holidays is a serious problem. You could simply place a collection of traps around your home and hope that the criminals are dumb enough to repeatedly walk over them. Show More Summary

12 Apps To Help Forgetful People Remember Things

“A place for everything, and everything in its place.” This saying is great in theory but for forgetful types, organization can prove tricky. I’m the kind of person who’s constantly forgetting where I last set down my phone, regularly second-guessing where I parked my car, and who occasionally swaps out the milk for the cereal in the fridge. Show More Summary

Books Suck: Why I Love My Kindle More Than Dead Trees

I love to read. I’m never happier than when I’m nose deep in a good novel. I could say that I love books but that would be wrong. I love stories, the written word, a well woven tale or a carefully crafted thesis. But books? I can’t bloody stand books. Show More Summary

Test Your Programming Skills With These Online Competitions

Are you in a programming rut? Worried that your coding skills have hit a plateau? On the verge of burning out? Sometimes the answer is to walk away, take a break, and suck down some fresh air. Then again, sometimes the answer is a heavy dose of challenges that stretch your abilities to their limits. Show More Summary

Make Your Online Fashion Shopping Easier With picVpic

Like my colleague Matt, I hate shopping for clothes. If there is a Hell on Earth, it’s a clothes store changing room having size after size of clothes being passed through the curtain, and being told by the Other Half to try them on....Show More Summary

Mac OS X Yosemite, From The Perspective Of A Linux User

It’s been a while since Mac OS X 10.10 “Yosemite” has been released into the wild, so we have a pretty good idea of how it performs. Mac OS X is also sometimes used as the poster child for a clean and elegant interface (most of the time, anyways). Show More Summary

The Hendo: The World’s First Real Hoverboard

Marty McFly-style hoverboards have been a dream of science fiction geeks for quite some time, and the innovative duo behind Hendo Hover might be the first to make that dream a reality. About two months ago, husband and wife design team...Show More Summary

Save 53% – Get A Limited Edition Code Black Aerial Drone For $69, HD for $89

Drones are everywhere. Well, not really, but as word gets out about this awesome deal from StackSocial, they will be. We’re talking about a flying drone with a camera for $69. That’s a savings of 53% off the full price of $149. The HD version is currently available for pre-order as well. Show More Summary

Why You Should Upgrade To Internet Explorer 11 Now

Poor Internet Explorer. Years of neglect from Microsoft and poor adherence to web standards have led to Windows’ native browser being a much-maligned presence on your computer. But is it really that bad? In truth, Microsoft attempted to reverse the rot with Internet Explorer 7, following the disaster that was IE6. Show More Summary

Working With Slow-Motion Video: Tips For The Editing Time Lord

So you’ve shot some video at a high frame rate… what exactly should you do with it now? There are so many elements in slow motion video that need to be considered in post-production. Luckily for you, we’ve considered most of them to bring you our guide to post-processing your slo-mo masterpiece. Show More Summary

Your Facebook Year In Review, OK Google, Buy Me A Chromebook [Tech News Digest]

Also, Sony wants to release The Interview online, Google+ improves your videos, Reddit Notes $5 million giveaway, and LG trolls pets using televisions. Your Facebook Year In Review For 2014 I’m already fed up of the Facebook auto-generated “it’s been an awesome year” slideshow of office nights out and ugly children. Show More Summary

How To Decide If You Should Post Something On Social Media

We all love sharing things on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. But there’s some things that are better off left private. So how’s one to decide what they should share? You might think you have a post that all of your friends...Show More Summary

The Best Firefox Addons

Firefox is famous for its addons, and for good reason: they can make your browser do just about anything. But which addons are the most useful? Here are the addons we think are best, what they do, and where you can find them. Enjoy! Also let us know if we’ve missed anything, okay? We plan to update the list semi-regularly. Show More Summary

Ditch Your To-Dos: How To Use A “Done” List To Achieve Your Resolutions

Resolutions for the new year stem from a need for self-improvement. Whether your goal is to lose weight, quit smoking or finally write that book, it comes from a part of yourself where you feel lacking. Instead of a to-do list, try a “Done List” for a positive mindset to achieve your targets. Show More Summary

What Web Browser Do You Use, & Why? [MakeUseOf Poll]

Everybody reading this will likely use a Web browser on a daily basis. It is, after all, an essential tool in this day and age, allowing us to access the wealth of information contained on the Internet. But what Web browser do you use? And why? Welcome to this week’s MakeUseOf Poll. Show More Summary

What Makes Us Impulse Buy On The Holidays?

The holidays are a time for giving gifts to friends and loved ones (and maybe receiving some in return). But in all of that gift giving, there’s shopping, when out shopping, it can be hard not to splurge on a little something for yourself!...Show More Summary

Hackers Vs. Haters: How Twitter Reacted To Sony Pulling The Interview [Weird & Wonderful Web]

To say the Internet didn’t take kindly to Sony Pictures pulling The Interview is putting it mildly. The majority of people think Sony capitulated to an unsubstantiated threat far too easily. We kept a close eye on Twitter in the aftermath...Show More Summary

More Of The Best Free CyanogenMod Themes

There are a ton of amazing themes out there that utilize the CyanogenMod Theme Engine, but it can be hard to sift through all the bad ones. We’ve done the sifting for you with this list of the best free CyanogenMod themes. For theseShow More Summary

Avoid Falling Victim To These Three Ransomware Scams

You’ve probably heard of Ransomware, the malware that locks up your system and threatens you in order to extort money. It is a threat that exists on desktop and mobile devices, and is almost always insidious, difficult to remove, and, in many cases, expensive. Show More Summary

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