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76 Google Now Voice Commands You Should Be Using

Google Now is a simple, responsive personal assistant created by the hugely successful search engine Google that has been integrated into... The post 76 Google Now Voice Commands You Should Be Using appeared first on Lifehack.

10 Signs You Are Having Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance is a struggle for many people. Yet, this concept is very new. According to the Oxford English Dictionary,... The post 10 Signs You Are Having Work-Life Balance appeared first on Lifehack.

Video Briefly: Unicorns On Film, New N.E.R.D Clip, Kim K 'Selfie' Satire

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: the disappearance of unicorns explained, Kim Kardashian T-Mobile ad, Mars-capable drones explained. More »      

Poetweet Turns Your Tweets Into Chin-Stroking Sonnets

Have you ever wished that your tweets were a bit deeper, a bit more lyrical, a bit artsy-fartsy? Poetweet is the beret-friendly solution you’re looking for. With a single mouse click, this online filter will transform your 140-character missives into rhyming poetry — complete with a pretentious title. It’s a lot more fun than it sounds! More »      

The Real Bletchley Park, Where Alan Turing Worked [Gallery]

Interest in cryptographic pioneer Alan Turing has seen a resurgence via the movie The Imitation Game about his life. To mark its recent release, here are some pictures of Bletchley Park, where Turing worked as part of the UK Government Code & Cypher School team. More »      

Free Games Friday: Puzzle Pets, Ghost Blitz, Warhammer 40k Space Wolf

The weekend’s almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week. More »      

Ask LH: Can I Be Fined For Driving On A Just-Expired Driver's Licence?

Hey Lifehacker, I just got booked while driving with an expired licence — it expired on the 13th and I was fined on the 18th. If I’m only five days over, couldn’t they just give out a warning instead? And shouldn’t they send a reminder notice? More »      

Back To School Must-Haves: 15% Off Asus Laptops, Canon Printer Half Price And More!

This week’s deals are all about saving big bucks on the basics — snap up a Canon printer for only $65, an Acer tablet for $198 and save 15% on Asus laptops over $500. These are the affordable back to school bargains you won’t want to miss. More »      

Taste Test: The DIY KFC Double Down Dog

Over the past few days, you may have seen the above monstrosity pop up on your social media feed. It’s known as the KFC Double Down Dog: a cheese-smothered hot dog stuffed inside a deep-fried chicken patty. Like moths to a flame, weShow More Summary

The Cast Shadows Home Screen

While South Park may have been ahead of the curve with designs made of colored paper, the rest of the world has started to catch up. Today's design features a modern, flat look with high contrast colors and plenty of shadows. Read more...

Keep Your Bad Decisions from Getting Worse by Mastering Acceptance

We all make a few bad decisions here and there, but sometimes we let those bad decisions turn into paths to things much worse. Learning acceptance and coming to terms with your bad decisions can help you move on in the right direction. Read more...

App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s best deals include Baldur’s Gate II on Android, Tomb Raider II on iOS and Puzzle Pets on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick! More »      

"Success Is Controlling How You Spend Your Time"

A lot of us get caught up in the notion that success means making more money, but success can be defined a lot of different ways. Redefining your idea of success can help you set better goals and see that we all really just want to be masters of our time. Read more...

Will Rural Subsidies Make The NBN Affordable?

The rules around the NBN have moved rapidly over Christmas. On December 14, the Minister for Communications, Malcolm Turnbull, released new rules requiring all providers of high-speed broadband services to be vertically separated. These rules were aimed at TPG, which was rolling out fibre-to-the-basement (FTTB) in urban apartment buildings. Show More Summary

Find Out if You're Ready to Move to a New Place with a Simple Equation

Moving can be a huge pain, especially if you're indecisive about whether you really want to move at all. Using a simple formula—or adapting it to your liking—can help you logically determine if it's time to uproot your life or not. Read more...

Deadspin Do Not Root For The Goddamn Patriots | Gizmodo The FCC Just Redefined Broadband So Expect F

Deadspin Do Not Root For The Goddamn Patriots | Gizmodo The FCC Just Redefined Broadband So Expect Faster Internet | io9 11 Ways The Future Could Turn Out Differently Than You Expect | Jezebel The Cops Don't Care About Violent Online Threats. What Do We Do Now? | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

What to Do When You Envy a Coworker

It happens to the best of us—one of our coworkers accomplishes something great, and even though we should be happy for their success, we can't help but wish we were in their shoes. What do you do when you feel envious of others at work? Read more...

Cobook Rebrands as FullContact, Cleans Up Your Messy iOS Contacts

iOS: When it first launched, Cobook was one our favorite address book apps for iOS. Eventually, development was stopped when it was purchased by FullContact. Now, it's back, and works pretty similar to the original app. Read more...

VMware vCloud Air Adds Google Cloud Platform

VMware is due to launch its vCloud Air platform in Australia sometime in the first half of this year. One potentially intriguing addition to the platform: rival service Google Cloud Platform. More »      

Fix Slow Animations in Yosemite by Enabling "Increase Contrast"

Yosemite's new look is great on new Macs, but older Macs struggle with some of animations, especially when pulling up Exposé. iDownloadBlog talked with a Genius at the Apple Store who suggests turning on "Increase contrast" to speed up those animations. Read more...

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