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Siri Too Dumb For You? Here's How To Build Your Own AI

Google CEO Sundar Pichai believes that we are moving to an “AI-first” world. In this world, we will be interacting with personal digital assistants on a range of platforms, including through Google’s new intelligent speaker 'Google Home' and other Google-powered devices. More »      

Learn About Cryptography With This Online Course And PDF Book

Cryptography is a massive subject, but one that's becoming increasingly important for the average web developer. While you probably don't need to know the intricate details of ciphers or Transport Layer Security (TLS), it can't hurt to be a least somewhat educated. Show More Summary

Making Fun Weekend Plans Can Actually Ruin Your Weekend

Have you ever found yourself dreading a leisurely activity you had eagerly scheduled days or weeks in advance? More »      

Deals: Let These Sweat Proof Bluetooth Headphones Enhance Your Workout

Sweat and electronics usually don’t mix--unless you’re jamming out with these Sweatproof Bluetooth Headphones. Immune to all that mid-workout sweat running down your head, these headphones are a solid workout companion. More »      

Break Apart a Chocolate Bar Quickly and Evenly With a Rolling Pin

Most chocolate bars are designed to be broken into smaller portions, but some of the larger, thicker varieties are harder to separate with your hands. This simple trick will have you baking or snacking almost instantly. Read more...

Remains of the Day: Hulu Now Streaming in 4K

If you’re a Hulu subscriber with a 4K-capable gaming console, you can now stream select shows and movies in 4K. Right now their ultra HD offerings include some original Hulu shows as well as the entire James Bond oeuvre. That and more in today’s news. Read more...

Perfectly Pair Craft Beer With Vegetarian Cuisine Using This Handy Guide

A wise man once said that a good beer pairs with any meal (it was me—I’m the wise man), but there’s always room for improvement. If you tend to stick with vegetarian fare, this helpful guide will help you find the perfect beer to complement your meal. Read more...

Make a Temporary Car Smartphone Mount with a Rubber Band

If you’re driving a rental or loaner and need a way to see the GPS on your phone, as long as you have a rubber band, you have a smartphone mount. You’ll also need a pen or any other object that can go through your car’s air conditioning vents. Read more...

The Seven Gym Machines Workout Newbies Should Try

Gym machines get a bad rap from fitness pros who prefer free weights. And it’s true, many are actually overkill. However, if you’re new to the gym, these seven gym machines are a solid balance. Read more...

Be Direct with Friends About Your Budget, Don't Make Up Excuses to Not Go Out

If you’re trying to pay down credit cards, or pay off your student loans, it can be embarrassing to say you’re on a budget when your friends want to hang out. Instead of making up excuses or trying to lie your way out of it,own up to the truth. Read more...

If You Have High Deductible Health Insurance, Consider Opening an HSA

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are like an emergency fund for your health care expenses. When you need to pay for care, and haven’t met your deductible, the money you’ve put into the HSA is there for you. And unlike use-it-or-lose-it FSAs, the money in an HSA is yours to keep forever. Read more...

Unfollow Everyone on Twitter With Just One Click

Chrome: If you’re looking to start fresh on Twitter and just want your feed to be a blank slate, Twitter Unfollow purges your entire follow list with just one click. Finally, some peace and quiet. Read more...

Make Your Own Coffee Creamer With Regular and Condensed Milk

If you like a little cream in your coffee, it’s easy enough to make your own. Skip the store-bought stuff and make this instead. Read more...

One Sure-to-Fail Strategy for Setting New Goals

And What You Actually Need Instead to Take Control of the Coming Year. December is here. That means not only holidays and family, but also taking stock. What targets did you hit this year? What goals did you miss? Here’s a big one I missed. Earlier this year my friend Daniel Harkavy and I published our book, Living Forward. This represented years of work, and one of my […]

This Week's Most Popular Posts: November 25th to December 2nd

This week we dove into fake online news and how to debunk it, discussed why you might want to ditch translation apps when you’re abroad and pick up a phrasebook, looked at common holiday scams you should avoid, and more. Here’s a look back. Read more...

Lure a Lost Cat Back Home With Its Used Litterbox

If you’ve ever had a cat escape and run away from home, you know how upsetting it can be. Aside from putting up signs and talking to neighbors, there are a few tricks to lure your cat back home. For example, try putting their litter box outside. Read more...

Another Great Friday To Enjoy

Good morning friends, neighbors, and others! Welcome to this week’s open thread brought to you by Hackerspace and those lovely folks at Lifehacker who still haven’t invited me to their Christmas or New Year’s parties. Read more...

Why You Get Night Terrors and How to Make Them Stop

Few things are scarier than watching someone you love freak out uncontrollably at night—even if they won’t remember. Scarier still is hearing that someone was you from a loved one or roommate. Those are night terrors, and they’re no ordinary nightmares. Here’s why and when they happen, and how you can stop them. Read more...

The perfect souvenir

Order a copy today of ?Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter? by Unclutterer's Editor-in-Chief Erin Rooney Doland. A while ago I was visiting the site GoThreeTwentyFour. It was created by Stephanie and her goal is to visit all 324 (now 325) countries on the Travellers’ Century Club list. In one of her blog posts, she recounts how … Continued Post written by Jacki Hollywood Brown

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